Hazel Technologies Announces Launch of Hazel® CA Technology for Apples
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
CHICAGO, IL - A seemingly never-ending string of innovations is being developed by Hazel Technologies, and once again, the supply chain innovator has released new tech. Recently launching its Hazel® CA, a new technology designed for growers and packers of apples to protect quality in cold storage following harvest, this technology will be available to apple packers this coming season.
"We are proud to continue to offer new technologies to the apple industry, one of the largest and most important fresh produce categories globally," said Aidan Mouat, CEO of Hazel Technologies, in a recent press release. “Hazel CA is one of multiple new technology offerings we will be launching for our customers in the apple category this year."
Apples, as we know, are often placed in long-term cold storage following harvest in the late summer and early fall months. During this time, Hazel CA technology works by controlling the respiration rate and ethylene production of apples in cold storage. The application model is easy to use, meaning apple packers have the freedom to use the technology without a technician present.
In commercial trials, the technology has shown promising results.
"Our QC and pack-out data from long-term storage rooms following the use of Hazel CA was impressive last season," commented Milt Fuehrer, CEO of Belleharvest Sales. "At Belleharvest, we have a track record of embracing innovations such as Hazel CA in order to provide the highest quality product to our customers and the end consumer."
What might Hazel Technologies come up with next? You will know as soon as we do!