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FRUTIC Symposium

Feb 6, 2018: 11th International FRUTIC Symposium "Optimizing Water Use in the Supply Chain of Fresh Produce"

"Water Efficiency" was the main topic at the 11th international FRUTIC Symposium took place at CityCube Berlin on 6 February 2018, the day before FRUIT LOGISTICA opened.

The conference covered the subject of water: from precise irrigation concepts for better fruit quality, to new sensor technology for monitoring fruit moisture status, water usage in storage, and marketing. Water is a key factor for quality and food safety – especially during post-harvest washing, cleaning, sanitising, refrigeration, and hot water treatment of fruit. Along with new techniques, innovative concepts for reducing moisture formation in packaging were introduced.

The presentation topics were also focussed on new, non-destructive approaches to quality assessment, targeted post-harvest treatment, and storage of fruit, vegetables, and nuts.

Keynote speeches were given by leading international experts, including Prof. Juan José Alarcon from CEBAS CSIC, Spain, and Prof. Merete Edelenbos from Aarhus University, Denmark.

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