BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Five major trends impacting the global nut and dried fruit industry

    Five major trends impacting the global nut and dried fruit industry

    Every year, the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) hosts their World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress. This event provides a platform for seeking opportunities in the nut and dried fruit industry from networking to updates on industry statistics and forecasts. XXXVII Congress, welcomed more than 1,500 participants to the sunny Seville, Spain. The INC Congress offers a three-day program to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences. Attendees can participate in a variety of round tables, seminars and presentations ranging in topics from industry statistics, market dynamics, crops… Read more

  • Insight from INC Congress 2018: 5 trends facing the nut industry

    Insight from INC Congress 2018: 5 trends facing the nut industry

    Every year, the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) hosts their World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress. This event provides a platform for seeking opportunities in the nut and dried fruit industry from networking to updates on industry statistics and forecasts. XXXVII Congress, welcomed more than 1,500 participants to the sunny Seville, Spain. The INC Congress offers a three-day program to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences. Attendees can participate in a variety of round tables, seminars and presentations ranging in topics from industry statistics, market dynamics, crops and… Read more

  • New concerns about aflatoxins in foods can be addressed with state-of-the-art technologies

    New concerns about aflatoxins in foods can be addressed with state-of-the-art technologies

    Food contamination by aflatoxins, which can cause cancer, is worrying scientists and regulators. New concerns about these naturally-occurring poisons, voiced earlier this year by scientific advisors, have provided a stark reminder of the health risk to consumers and the commercial risk to food businesses. Aflatoxins are a problem most commonly encountered with plants grown or foods stored in parts of Asia, Africa, and the United States. This is because the toxins originate in two species of fungus which favour hot and humid climates. In February 2018, however, the European Food Safety… Read more

  • Quality vs. Quantity? How food businesses can increase margins and reduce risks

    Quality vs. Quantity? How food businesses can increase margins and reduce risks

    What matters more for food businesses, quality and safety or quantity? The long-standing consensus among food growers, packers and processors is that quality is crucial. Delivering a high-quality product – uniform in size, shape and color and free from contamination, foreign materials and damaged items. Delivering a safe quality product results in maintained consumer trust and maximized sales and profits, whilst ensuring the brand is protected. But does food quality and safety and food quantity have to be opposing factors, so that as output increases quality suffers? The fact is, food… Read more

  • TOMRA named winner in final of the European Business Awards 2017/18

    TOMRA named winner in final of the European Business Awards 2017/18

    Over 450 business leaders from across Europe came together at the two-day event with politicians, ambassadors and academics to celebrate the business achievements of the companies competing in the final stage of Europe’s biggest and most prestigious business competition. TOMRA was named one of 13 winners following a final live judging session. The competition began last year with over 112,000 business from 34 countries initially considered. After evaluating this initial group, 2,898 businesses were selected as “Ones to Watch” in December, and after a further review from a panel of… Read more

  • TOMRA expands global technology division

    TOMRA expands global technology division

    Today, premier sorting software and hardware developer and manufacturer, TOMRA, announces the appointment of Felix Flemming to Head of Digital for TOMRA Sorting Solutions. In this role, Felix is leading TOMRA Sorting Solutions’ rapidly developing capabilities in digital technology and building a team of innovators to support this progress. Read more

  • More advanced sorting solutions now available for cherry growers and packers

    More advanced sorting solutions now available for cherry growers and packers

    As BBC Technologies and Compac come together under TOMRA Food, the organizations will be showcasing their innovative, unified offerings at the Global Cherry Summit in Chile on April 25. There, the following optimized, turnkey solutions will be demonstrated: InVision: Compac’s world leading size, shape, color and blemish grading platform for cherries. It combines powerful imaging, controlled lighting, and cherry rotation with a robust and maintainable design to enable accurate and consistent grading. Freshtracker: Innovative tracking software to which - data from post-harvest processes is… Read more

  • TOMRA Sorting Food, at ANUGA FootTec, the place for sorting innovations

    TOMRA Sorting Food, at ANUGA FootTec, the place for sorting innovations

    A visit to TOMRA's booth at Anuga FoodTec could pay dividends for food processors looking to drive up efficiency and production on their lines. Consistently high quality, reliable ejection of defective products, as well as optimum recycling and less waste of valuable food - this is what TOMRA Sorting Food, part of the TOMRA group of companies with headquarters in Norway, contributes to with innovative sorting systems. As leading manufacturer of sensor-based systems in the field of food processing we will be showcasing our broad portfolio of optical sorters at the Anuga FoodTec in Cologne.… Read more

  • TOMRA continues expansion in global food sorting solutions sector with acquisition of BBC TECHNOLOGIES

    TOMRA continues expansion in global food sorting solutions sector with acquisition of BBC TECHNOLOGIES

    TOMRA signed past 26th an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in BBC Technologies*. The deal sees BBC Technologies’ precision grading systems and innovative punnet and clamshell filling solutions for blueberries and other small fruits join TOMRA Food’s own fruit inspection and grading technology portfolio. TOMRA will also acquire www.freshtracker.com, innovative software which TOMRA foresees complementing its other developments in data and analytics solutions. Freshtracker™ enables traceability of the origins and characteristics of individual products from harvesting,… Read more

  • TOMRA wins Silver Medal at the International FOODTEC Award

    TOMRA wins Silver Medal at the International FOODTEC Award

    TOMRA’s user interface TOMRA ACT has been named a silver winner in the 2018 International FoodTec Award, organised by the DLG (German Agricultural Society). TOMRA ACT is designed to make sorting adjustments simple and predictable for the user or operator, enabling optimised control. This is achieved by changing the way the defect and product features are setup. Each user can define their own sorting criteria and apply customised naming conventions based on these criteria. The software application is available on all the leading manufacturers’ new food sorting machines, featuring an… Read more