With the daily challenges of maximizing profits and minimizing losses growers, packers, shippers and retailers of produce now have packaging and monitoring options that allow them to increase shelf life.
Modified atmosphere packaging technologies help food handlers remain competitive by reducing spoilage and delivering consistent quality product on every shipment. Low cost pallet covers, carton liners and sheets utilizing ethylene absorbing technology deliver higher quality product by minimizing the amount of ethylene present during transport and storage of fruits and vegetables. This technology protects produce quality without the need for expensive gas or gas equipment. PrimePro EAP™ contains a proprietary synthetic additive that removes ethylene from the air surrounding the fresh produce slowing down the process of ripening of the food.
DeltaTRAK’s Air Repair Ethylene Absorber products dramatically reduce harmful levels of ethylene gas by oxidizing ethylene changing it into harmless CO2 and water.
New monitoring tools allow food handlers to test, measure and gauge food’s salinity, sugar content and crispness allowing them to make better decisions on storing, discounting, adjusting and selling individual foods. the DeltaTRAK Brix Meter™, an optical meter that measures the sugar content of foods, the DeltaTRAK Salinity Refractometer™ , an optical meter designed to test the salinity of water or brine and the DeltaTRAK Penetrometer™ , a gauge that uses puncture pressure to determine the firmness of fruit.