Fruit

The new electronic nose technology could cut fruit waste by up to 30%

New electronic nose detects fruit ripeness

By Mike Stones

A new electronic nose designed to detect ripeness could save millions of pounds each year in preventing the wastage of fruit and vegetables, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Liquid coatings go for a spin with food products

Liquid coatings go for a spin with food products

Machines for applying liquid coatings to a variety of foodstuffs will be on display by Saturn Spraying Systems, which uses its patented spinning disc technology to apply coatings in sectors as diverse as bakery, biscuits and confectionery; meat and fish;...

Natural fruit flavours for yogurt

Natural fruit flavours for yogurt

Many traditional fruit flavours have a natural affinity with high-fat dairy systems, such as strawberries in yogurt. When these same flavours are used in reduced- or fat-free systems they nearly always lose their flavour and integrity. Create Flavours...

Drosophila suzukil, or Spotted-Wing Drosphila (SWP)

Foreign invader threatens UK fruit

By Ben Bouckley

East Malling Research Association (EMRA) has warned about the threat to UK soft and stone fruit from a pestulant fly that could make it unmarketable.

Super strawberries could benefit UK manufacturers

Super strawberries could benefit UK manufacturers

By Mike Stones

New varieties of strawberries, custom-designed for manufacturing processes and the UK climate, could boost the tiny proportion of home-grown berries used by manufacturers, according to specialist plant breeder, East Malling Research Centre.

Fourayes in bid to double turnover

Fourayes in bid to double turnover

By Anne Bruce

Fruit supplier Fourayes has installed jam and fruit purée production facilities as it bids to double its turnover to £20m within five years.

Time for fresh produce brands to deliver?

Time for fresh produce brands to deliver?

By Ben Bouckley

Former Tesco director of produce Peter Durose has challenged fresh produce suppliers to build successful brands to achieve better prices and achieve production benefits of scale.

Let them eat vegetable cakes

Let them eat vegetable cakes

Star of Channel 4’s Cook Yourself Thin, Harry Eastwood, has teamed up with the American entrepreneur Ashley Maddox to launch Petit Pois: a range of cakes that have been baked using vegetables to replace the butter and some of the sugar.

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