Ripening and Pre-Conditioning Rooms
Ripening has become a mainstay of the food industry, and most packers offer some type of preconditioning program. It allows consumers to have confidence that when they buy their perishables they will be able to get something that is ripe and ready to eat. Ripe and ready technology is no longer a marketing luxury, marketers say. Ripe and ready to eat fruit has become the key driver in the perishable market. If customers have only hard fruit to choose from, sales can drop by 50-75%, especially since many shoppers are looking to use them the same or next day. Customized ripening programs are a major marketing asset, grower-shippers say. It allows fruit picked in Mexico on Wednesday to ship on Thursday, be in ripening rooms Sunday and to customers Tuesday.
Ripening technology took hold in the 1980s, and the industry never looked back. In addition to ripening technology, packaging manufacturers highlight numerous aspects of their products, including convenience, biodegradability and versatility. However, they also note the importance of its most basic function, as a barrier to potential contaminants. Food safety is fundamental to success in the packaging business and ripening process. Our air purification systems function to eliminate 99% of harmful contaminants from the air that allows bacteria to grow and food to spoil. Our systems use state of the art technology to continuously clean the air without harsh chemicals. It is our job to keep your consumers safe and our experts work diligently to do just that. Have your system installed today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with it.