The international transportation of fruit and vegetables is big business, and safeguarding the quality of these products is paramount. It requires sound coordination of climate-controlled transport.
So what’s the best way to safeguard the quality of fresh products, such as apples, bananas and citrus fruit, during transport?
In the following video, Eelke Westra, researcher in post-harvest technology at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, explains how modes of transport such as semi-trailers and reefer containers with ATP and GDP protocols are tested in a special climate-controlled room to make sure that they comply with European regulations and the conditions set by the product, user and consumer.
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