CHICAGO (Oct. 15, 2018) – Hazel Technologies, Inc., a USDA-funded post-harvest solutions company, continues to gain traction in the fresh produce industry with its easy-to-use post-harvest quality-protection technologies. Hazel prides itself on offering solutions that stand out in the category due to their user-friendliness, requiring minimal time and investment from packers while still improving arrival quality and reducing shrink during distribution.
“Many post-harvest solutions are hard to use, requiring significant investment and labor during application,” said Aidan Mouat, Chief Executive Officer at Hazel Technologies. “We developed a technology that not only improves arrival quality and reduces shrink, but also offers an unparalleled ease-of-use: simply toss the Hazel product in the box during packing, and you are ready to ship.”
”I really like how user-friendly the Hazel sachets were, there is no wrong way to put them in the package,” said David Ortega, Director of Packing at Oregon-based Orchard View Inc. “It doesn’t get any easier than Hazel Technologies for post-harvest results,” added Justin Remick, Manager at Sun West Fruit Company in Parlier, California.
The company’s line of Hazel® sachets take packers mere seconds to toss into a box of ready-to-ship fresh produce while ensuring improved storage and arrival quality. Over 100 packers and shippers have partnered with Hazel this year since the launch of the Hazel product line in 2017, and results across the fresh industry look promising.
“Hazel is an exciting new technology that delivers post-harvest protection without needing any new equipment or hassle. It can be applied in many types of packing environments,” said Frank Martinez, owner of Homestead, FL based A.R. Produce.
Hazel works with over 30 different types of fresh produce. Beyond commercial trials, their solutions have been validated by academic agriculture extension programs at universities such as Cornell. PMA Fresh Summit attendees can visit booth #160 October 19-20 to learn how Hazel’s proven, easy-to-use and produce-protecting technologies can increase their sales.