Post Harvest

Targets

  • For consumers to identify British products as being of exceptional flavour and eating quality, of high nutritional value, fresh, safe, wholesome and healthy.

  • Improve packing, packaging and storage systems to optimise quality delivered to the consumer.

  • Improve storage processes and extend product shelf-life.

  • Continue to maintain strict microbiological integrity of produce throughout the production process.

Strategies

  • Collate information and suggest research to improve shelf life and fruit quality.

  • Innovation in harvesting, transport, storage, packing, packaging and delivery systems to ensure quality and integrity of produce is optimised and never compromised.

  • Research ethylene scavengers and novel shelf life extension systems in packhouse and final packaging.

  • Produce research data to support and encourage promotion of health benefits of tomato consumption.

  • Provide up to date data on constituents of tomato relating to nutritive quality.

  • Inform key stakeholders to improve understanding of the British product. Why is British Best?

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Fact 01

Did You Know?

Tomatoes accounted for nearly a third of the 36 million tonnes of fresh veg sold in W.Europe in 2014.

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