Leading Bell Pepper Shipper Selects Purfresh for Improved Quality
Purfresh's active atmosphere solution deployed to naturally and effectively reduce mold and improve freshness in bell peppers.
Menlo Park, Calif. —Dec 11, 2012—Purfresh, Inc. today announced that Mark Van Driel, director of the company Die Groene Oase, has deployed Purfresh to protect and preserve the quality of its bell peppers exported via ocean transit from North Europe to South Africa. Utilizing the Purfresh technology, Die Groene Oase is able to reduce decay and control the presence or appearance of mold in bell peppers shipped via ocean transit while taking a market leadership position.
"We had a successful season and were pleased with the additional benefit the Purfresh system could provide with consistently good arrivals. Last year we tried atmospheric control with only little or no success, while this year with Purfresh we had a much higher packout" said Mark Van Driel, director of Die Groene Oase.
Bell Peppers are susceptible to decay-causing plant pathogens such as Botrytis, Alternaria, and other soft rots of fungal and bacterial origin. Peppers respond extremely well to the ozone active atmosphere environment provided by Purfresh.
"Shippers and exporters of perishables are seeking solutions to help mitigate risk of decay and spoilage while being transported by ocean. We were pleased to partner with Van Driel Farms on developing a program that lead to successful results" said Adam Valmoro of Purfresh.
Purfresh is offered as a per-trip service from most shipping lines.