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Stop by our stand 6B07 to take a breath of fresh air in front of our High-Speed Cooling Cell and discover our innovations for the Agro Food industry.
The magnitude of this problem is increasing since 2010 in the USA. The USDA* estimates that 30-40% of food is lost “from farm to fork”. This amount corresponds to around 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year. Where is this waste coming from?
The food waste exists in every step of the supply chain. We identify three main stages: farm activities, retail and just, consumers. Going deeper in this subject, fruit and vegetables represent the first “food group” in terms of amount of wasted food and the 2nd one in terms of value of wasted food according to the USDA.
The USDA’s goal is to cut it down to 50% by 2030.
Focusing in the farm level. The food waste can be due to damages from insects or birds, problems during drying but also - and what concerns us - spoilage and problems during processing.
The big challenge during harvesting is to crop all the fruit and vegetables in the adequate state of ripe and maintain this peak quality until the distribution to clients, while protecting them from infections and diseases. To overcome these challenges, two main solutions exist: to add chemicals in the production, or – the natural one – lowering down as fast as possible the temperature.
fresh picked strawberries
The heterogeneity in the process after harvest is one of the main causes for food waste. Trying to reduce the temperature of all the produces - even the ones located in the middle of pallets -, the cooling process tends to be realized with too low temperatures. This severe cooling results on having some fruit too ripened (in the middle of the pallet) while the ones in the periphery freeze. These are two sources of food waste.
frozen & defrozen peppers
The FF Cooling Solutions’ cell lows down the temperature of the entire pallet homogeneously and without any risk of freezing. Thanks to this technology we avoid the food waste caused by molds and freezing during the cooling process without the use of any chemicals.
FF Cooling Solutions' cells
*United States Department of Agriculture
FF Cooling Solutions helps you in the post-harvesting to maintain the freshness and quality of your produces (in terms of taste, texture and shape). For more information :