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December 2021 / January 2022

Citrus breathes easier in smarter packaging

SA Fruit Journal: December 2021 / January 2022

Ambient loading relieves logistic pressures, but presents cold sterilisation challenges that can only be resolved with packaging that allows for optimal airflow. By Dr Tarl Berry (Citrus Research International and Stellenbosch University)

The volume of citrus fruit exported from SA under phytosanitary requirements has increased over recent years, resulting in pressure on the limited precooling facilities at local ports. The fact that more citrus is being exported than the precooling capacity available, leaves the industry with a logistical headache.

In response to this challenge, ambient loading has become an essential component of the South African citrus industry’s cold chain, as it reduces strain on the limited cold store facilities.

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