1. Farm Mechanization

Hazel Technologies’ post-harvest protection technology

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Hazel Technologies, Inc., a USDA-funded post-harvest solutions company, said it continues to gain traction in the fresh produce industry with its post-harvest quality-protection technologies. According to the company, the technologies improve arrival quality and reduce shrink during distribution.

“Many post-harvest solutions are hard to use, requiring significant investment and labor during application,” said Aidan Mouat, Chief Executive Officer at Hazel Technologies. “We developed a technology that not only improves arrival quality and reduces shrink, but also offers an unparalleled ease-of-use: simply toss the Hazel product in the box during packing, and you are ready to ship.” 

”I really like how user-friendly the Hazel sachets were, there is no wrong way to put them in the package,” said David Ortega, Director of Packing at Oregon-based Orchard View Inc. “It doesn’t get any easier than Hazel Technologies for post-harvest results,” added Justin Remick, Manager at Sun West Fruit Company in Parlier, California.

The company’s line of Hazel® sachets take packers seconds to toss into a box of ready-to-ship fresh produce. The company said over 100 packers and shippers have partnered with them this year since the launch of the product line in 2017.

To recall, Hazel Tech is a fast-growing, USDA-funded agricultural technology company with the mission of reducing food waste and increasing the efficiency of our produce supply chain. Hazel works with over 30 different types of fresh produce. The company says that beyond commercial trials, their solutions have been validated by academic agriculture extension programs at universities such as Cornell.

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