Compass Group UK amp; Ireland has introduced Fresh Pod technology into its supply chain to help stop deterioration of fresh fruit and vegetables.
It says that one of the reasons fresh produce ripens so quickly, particularly in mixed store rooms, is because of the ethylene in the atmosphere, which fresh produce gives off naturally as it ripens. Fresh Pod technology ensures that the air in produce store rooms remains clean.
Compass says Ethylene control is a relatively new concept to the catering industry in the UK, is completely safe and natural and approved for use with organics. “Aside from absorbing 99% of the ethylene in the surrounding areas, it also removes airborne spores, rots and moulds from the atmosphere, which can also contribute to early decay. Fresh Pod works to protect fresh produce across the entire food chain from growers to the end consumer.