Westfalia Fruit Implements AgroFresh Solutions' FreshCloud™ Quality Inspection to Combat Food Waste; Kim Bui and Ryan Larkan Discuss
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The fight against food waste has spurred a rise in the AgTech sector, with companies like AgroFresh Solutions creating innovative new options for produce industry businesses to optimize the supply chain. Looking to minimize product loss, Westfalia Fruit is the latest produce name to partner with AgroFresh, announcing that it will utilize the solutions provider's FreshCloud™ at its Westfalia Fruit USA operation.
“At AgroFresh, we’re honored to be collaborating with global leaders like the team at Westfalia Fruit to put a truly innovative and powerful agriculture technology solution directly to work,” said Kim Bui, Global Head of FreshCloud for AgroFresh. “FreshCloud Quality Inspection provides transparency and collaboration from field to market, while moving quality-control (QC) inspection to the digital age. Our platform combines AI and digital insights to help our customers to make real-time decisions to reduce food waste, manage supply chain challenges, and ultimately deliver the highest quality and sustainable produce to the world’s markets.”
FreshCloud Quality Inspection is AgroFresh’s proprietary cloud-based platform that captures, organizes, and analyzes metrics in real time, digitizing the quality control process. As a release explained, this platform will enable Westfalia to track and score the quality metrics of its avocados instantly, streamlining the fruit-quality inspection process while providing complete visibility.
Ultimately, the goal of implementing this platform will be to reduce food waste for Westfalia by lowering rejections and improving the consistency of the company’s avocados moving through its operations.
“We are proud to work together with a company that puts the importance of sustainability at the forefront of their work, just as we do at Westfalia Fruit,” commented Ryan Larkan, Director of Food Safety and Compliance at Westfalia Fruit USA. “Our alignment with AgroFresh and the implementation of FreshCloud into our operation shows the industry at large our dedication to providing the highest quality product to our consumers.”
AgroFresh has more than 40 years of postharvest expertise to back its FreshCloud digital service platform. FreshCloud Quality Inspection is part of the company’s FreshCloud suite of digital monitoring and analytics tools that use machine learning to advance supply chain sustainability and AgTech innovation.
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