Blueberries from Adano Fruits fields in Uruguay are now protected with active atmosphere technologies from Purfresh Inc. as they make the ocean voyage to North America, Europe and Asia.
The Uruguayan company opted to switch from leveraged gas-injection modified atmosphere systems to the Purfresh system to better control decay and reduce shrivel during ocean transit, Adano Fruits director Alejandro Adano said in a news release.
The Purfresh system integrates with a cargo container’s refrigeration unit to control and evenly distribute ozone, general manager David Bouchard said in the release from the company’s Fremont, Calif., headquarters.
The Purfresh Transport product provides full-trip transparency and modified atmosphere to reduce decay, control ripening, and reduce foodborne pathogens, according to the release.
In addition to blueberries, Adano ships apples, butternut squash, kumquats and mandarins. The company rotates through commodities during the year so that it harvests year-round.