Fresh Produce Packaging

Processing of Fresh-Cut Tropical Fruits and Vegetables: A Technical Guide

Fruit and vegetable production and consumption in Asia and the Pacific region have shown a marked upward trend over the past several years. Rising consumer demand in the region has come with greater awareness of food safety issues and increased need for convenience and quality. The fresh-cut...
Jennylynd B. James
Tipvanna Ngarmsak
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Preparing the Packinghouse for Peach Season

The southeastern peach industry is known for the high quality of its fresh peaches. As a new peach season approaches, it is time to ready the packinghouse for output of the best peach product. Several areas in the packing facility should be considered.  List of Contents: Hydrocooler Packing...
Kathryn C. Taylor (authored)
Dario Chavez (reviewed)
University of Georgia Extension

Interactive Effects of Wrapping Materials and Cold Storage Durations on Water Content of Apple

  This study was conducted on the interactive effects of wrapping materials and cold storage durations on water content of apple (cv. Golden Delicious) during cold storage at -1°C temperature and 90% relative humidity. Four wrapping methods (news paper, kraft paper, kraft paper + straw and...
Saeed Seyfollahnezhad
Majid Rashidi
Saeed Sayfzadeh
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Wrapping Materials and Cold Storage Durations Effect on Dry Matter Content of Plum

  Three wrapping materials (kraft paper + straw, kraft paper and news paper) and five cold storage durations (0, 8, 16, 24 and 32-day) were investigated for dry matter content of plum (cv. Shablon) during cold storage at -1°C temperature and 98% relative humidity. The experiment was laid...
Fariborz Naserzaeim
Majid Rashidi
Saeed Sayfzadeh
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Effect of Wrapping Materials and Cold Storage Durations on Quality of Plum (cv. Shablon)

  This study was conducted on the effect of wrapping material and cold storage duration on plum (cv. Shablon) during cold storage at -1°C temperature and 98% relative humidity. Three wrapping materials (news paper + straw, kraft paper and kraft paper + straw) and five cold storage...
Fariborz Naserzaeim
Majid Rashidi
Saeed Sayfzadeh
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Packaging for Organic Foods

This guide helps exporters, packers and processors to understand packaging for organic food. Businesses in developing countries, particularly micro and small ones, often lack comprehensive information on market requirements set by importers. This guide on packaging for organic products will help...
Rajiv Dhar
Kathrin Seidel
International Trade Centre

Quality of pitaya fruit (Hylocereus undatus) as influenced by storage temperature and packaging

  Pitaya (Hylocereus undatus) is a non-climacteric fruit that reaches its best eating quality when harvested ripe, decreasing thereafter during storage (CHIEN et al., 2007). As a new crop, there have been limited studies focused on extending the postharvest quality of pitaya fruit. The main...
Sergio Tonetto de Freitas
Elizabeth Jeanne Mitcham
XXII Congresso Brasileiro de Fruticultura

Impact of Different Packaging Types and Low Temperature Shipping Durations on Fruit Quality and Marketability of Pakistani Mangoes

Corrugated cardboard boxes are being used for the export of mango fruit worldwide. However, for sea freight, the performance of cardboard box (open vs closed) needs to be evaluated for shipment under low temperature conditions. Under this perspective, two different types of corrugated cardboard...
Omer Hafeez
Aman Ullah Malik
Ahmad Sattar Khan
Abdul Rehman
Qazi Adeel Javaid
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Evaluation of different types of packages for handling and transportation of vegetables.

  Fresh fruits and vegetables are termed perishable commodities because they have an inherent tendency for spoilage due to physiological reasons. Postharvest losses of these crops may occur at any point between harvest and consumption in the marketing process. In developing counties, where...
K.G.L.R. Jayathunge
W.M.C.B. Wasala
H.M.A.P. Rathnayake
C.R. Gunawardane
H.C. Samarakoon
M.D. Fernando
K.B. Palipane
Sri Lanka

Empowering Agriculture: Energy options for horticulture

  This guide has been prepared for use by USAID and its partners to assist local horticulture producers in identifying the electrical, mechanical (shaft horsepower), and thermal requirements for various stages of the horticulture process and to assist these producers in selecting suitable...
Simone Lawaetz
Sharon Murray
Lisa Kitinoja
James Thompson
Jerome Weingart
Steev Lynn
Carl Bielenberg
USAID