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octofrost will participate agrofood forum in tashkent

OctoFrost participating at AgroFood Forum 2017 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Time is approaching for the international conference AgroFood Forum 2017, held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan at the end of March. The main topic of the forum is "Food Safety and technologies for processing fruits and vegetables". The participants will discuss at the conference a wide range of issues such as: quality improvement, fruits and vegetables processing and packaging, yield, qualitative product-delivery...

The star of frozen vegetables: IQF broccoli


Frozen vegetables are a big part of the world’s frozen foods industry, in particular on the European market. Even though this sector is diversifying its pallet of frozen vegetables, the traditional favorites remain broccoli, green beans and peas. One of the reasons behind this demand is the increase of interest in innovating and sustainable solutions form private label producers. There...

How to achieve premium IQF strawberries


The consumption of frozen strawberries on the global market is one of the highest among IQF fruits and IQF berries. With such a big demand and quite stable figures in terms of volumes sold, it might seem that there is no need for improvement. On the contrary, because of this, the competition gets bigger when it comes to providing high...

OctoFrost is visiting Foodex Japan at Makuhari Messe from the 7th to the 10th of March


The OctoFrost South East Asia and Japan Area Sales Manager, Tanya R. will be visiting FOODEX JAPAN next week. This is one of Asia’s largest exhibition dedicated to the food and drink industry. Food service, distribution and trading companies from all over the world are expected to participate during the 4 days of the exhibition and the OctoFrost team is...

IQF freezing for more nutritious vegetables


As part of the natural process, once a vegetable is harvested it begins to release heat and lose water. This is what we call respiration, and it has an impact on the nutritional qualities of the vegetables we want to consume. If we consider the time between quality control, transportation, handling and the moment vegetables reach the shelfs, ready to...

How to achieve premium quality IQF raspberries


One of the most challenging products for IQF freezing are raspberries. Raspberries are delicate berries with particularities which make them brittle when frozen and easily breakable into crumbles during the freezing process. Everything from the natural structure of this berries, to the soil they are grown in and the harvesting procedures, makes raspberries a sensitive product. Traditionally, raspberries are summer...