With over 50 scientific specialist contributors, the international Frutic Symposium being held this coming February 7 offers the ideal platform for discussions among experts from the field of research and the fresh product sector.
Covering on the quality and safety of fresh horticultural products, Frutic will take place at the CityCube Berlin on the day before the opening of Fruit Logistica 2017.
In a press release, organisers said the event will focus on innovation and new technology designed to promote the quality and safety of fruit and vegetables.
It’s the first time the international scientific meeting be held in association with Fruit Logistica, a leading trade fair for the international fresh produce industry.
Keynote speakers will include leading international experts such as Prof. Dr. Hidemi Izumi of Kindai University (Japan), Prof. Dr. Maria Isabel Gil of the Spanish National Research Council in Murcia (Spain) and Prof. Dr. Christopher Watkins of Cornell University (USA).
The topics addressed will include technological developments in production, harvesting and post-harvest processing as well as in quality controls for fruit, vegetables and nuts.
Among other aspects, the sessions will deal with how pre-harvest conditions influence the postharvest quality, non-destructive methods of determining quality, and the targeted post-harvest treatment of fruit and vegetables.
Innovative packaging and storage concepts will also be presented, such as new processes for sensor-supported quality monitoring, and an approach for optimising packaging and storage systems based on mathematical modelling.
In the field of product safety, the programme will include technology for fresh-cut products and the use of plasma-based decontamination processes.
Scientists will also present their topics during the subsequent three days of the Fruit Logistica trade fair, in both the Fresh Produce Forum and the Future Lab.
Frutic not only provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to engage in energetic technical discussions about current trends and new developments, it’s also about exploring further areas of research needed in the industry.
The symposium is being jointly hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (Germany) and the University of Foggia (Italy) in cooperation with Fruit Logistica.