AgroFresh Solutions, a global leader in produce freshness solutions to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, has obtained vegan certification for its VitaFresh Botanicals plant-based, edible coatings.
The demand for vegan products is growing exponentially and AgroFresh is pleased to offer this important certification. The V-label certification from the European Vegetarian Union (EVU) provides a guarantee of quality, reliability, and safety for consumers by certifying that products do not contain components of animal origin. The new certification applies to the VitaFresh Botanicals Life and VitaFresh Botanicals SoftFruit coatings, which are applicable for a wide variety of crops from citrus to avocados to stone fruit.
VitaFresh Botanicals Life and VitaFresh Botanicals SoftFruit are plant-based, edible coatings. The products utilize water retention technology to boost the skin’s natural protection, creating a “double skin” membrane that reduces dehydration, maintains weight and locks in produce freshness throughout the supply chain. They are manufactured under ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 14001 environmental management system standards. These solutions offer greater efficiency, helping to maintain the organoleptic characteristics of fruits while reducing food loss and waste, ultimately helping provide greater freshness and quality to consumers.
AgroFresh (Nasdaq: AGFS) is an AgTech innovator and global leader with a mission to prevent food loss/waste and conserve the planet’s resources by providing a range of science-based solutions, data-driven digital technologies and high-touch customer services. AgroFresh supports growers, packers and retailers with solutions across the food supply chain to enhance the quality and extend the shelf life of fresh produce. The AgroFresh organization has 40 years of post-harvest experience across a broad range of crops, including revolutionizing the apple industry with the SmartFresh™ Quality System for more than 20 years. This is powered by a comprehensive portfolio that includes plant-based coatings, equipment and proprietary solutions that help improve the freshness supply chain from harvest to the home. Visit agrofresh.com to learn more.