From product updates, new releases, and the latest news in fresh produce QC, down to tips and tricks for getting the most out of your fruit and vegetable supply chain, the Clarifruit blog is the quickest way to make sure you're in the know. Remember, you heard it here first.
Waste Not, Want Not: An Automated Quality Control Platform Could Significantly Improve the Growing Global Waste Problem
Did you know that more than 20% of fruit and vegetables are lost between harvest and retail? This problem is larger than the produce itself, already a devastating reality. It is also having a heavy impact on water shortages, with blue water attributable to food waste at around 6% of all total withdrawals.
Artificial Intelligence and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Quality Control: An Unlikely Match Made in Heaven?
At first glance, it might not seem like AI and fresh produce have much to do with one another, but here at Clarifruit we’ve found a synergy that opens up new opportunities for stakeholders across the fresh produce value chain, from growers and packing houses, through to retailers’ distribution centers and end-users.
It’s 2021, and It’s Time to Automate 5 Key Processes in Quality Control: How Many Do You Still Perform Manually?
Getting in the new year’s resolution spirit? Here are 5 elements of handling fresh fruit and vegetable quality standards that you really ought to be
It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of COVID-19 on fresh fruit and vegetable quality control. From the disruption to the supply chain, to the complexities of logistics during the pandemic, and of course the ripple effect on human capital, here’s what we’ve learned during 2020.
It might sound like a strange question, but the answer is – more than you think! We sat down with our very own Avi Schwartzer, CEO of Clarifruit, to find out a bit about his background, the story behind Clarifruit, the similarities between fresh produce quality control and software testing, and more. Here’s what he had to say!
Until fairly recently, fresh fruit and vegetable quality control seemed to be one of those things that never really changed. Yes, the processes were updated from time to time, but the underlying methodology stayed the same – look at produce with the human eye and assess the quality manually. So you may be surprised to discover that for the first time, real change is underway and stakeholders across the supply chain are internalizing the need for a different approach to fresh produce QC.
For stakeholders across the fresh fruit and vegetable value chain, quality control plays a mission-critical role in their organizations’ daily management. By utilizing next-gen technology, organizations can significantly improve the quality control and create a consistent approach to testing fresh produce pre-sale. The organizations can win on three fronts and boost enterprise profitability by a third. Let’s take a look at each area and translate the benefits into practical dollars and sense.