Process lets Cocanmex ship quality fruit to U.S.

04/09/2013 02:48:00 PM
Melissa Shipman

Still, there is still some resistance to the new technology, which Gay believes comes mostly from the terminology.

“Some consumers are afraid of the term irradiated, he said.

But large chain grocery stores are starting to demand more flavor and better taste, and only the natural sugars from tree-ripened fruit can provide that, Gay said.

“I think irradiation is the future. Whether it takes five years or 15 years, I think just about anything shipped into the U.S. will be irradiated,” he said.


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Ananth Vas    
India  |  April, 10, 2013 at 05:03 AM

Gamma Irradiation is also used in India to treat Mangoes for export to the USA, the Krushak plant in Lasalgaon, India built by Symec Engineers has been used to treat Mangoes and other agricultural products. For more informaiton you can visit: www.symecengineers.com

Emilia    
Garner, NC, USA  |  May, 13, 2013 at 01:26 PM

Irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment is much better option, than hot water treatment, because not only destroy the insect but also can increase the shelf life of the mango , without change the sensorial quality. and it is very important to increase the commodities treat by irradiation in order the consumer become more familiar with this technology.

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