The South African exporter is now planning to integrate Save Foods’ treatment into its global supply chain for blueberries
Miami, FL, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Save Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVFD) (FSE:80W) (“Save Foods” or the “Company”), an agri-food tech company specializing in eco crop protection that helps to reduce food waste and ensure food safety, today announced successful pilot results for a global exporter of blueberries based in South Africa. The exporter trialed Save Foods’ eco crop protection solution during the 2021-2022 growing season, successfully demonstrating the complete mitigation of mold after seven weeks (at 0 degrees Celsius) and the extension of the blueberries’ shelf life by an additional week (at 6-8 degrees Celsius). The results translate into an 8% increase in fruit to sell with less waste to process.
“We are excited to help this critical and expansive market to extend shelf-life, effectively increasing sales and combatting food waste in the process,” commented Dan Sztybel, CEO of Save Foods' Israeli subsidiary. “We observed that Save Foods’ eco crop protection treatment consistently preserves the quality of berry varieties, in different geographic regions, and with different growers. We believe this represents confirmation of the effectiveness that our standalone solution provides.”
“There is an increasing interest in Save Foods’ technology in South Africa, with more than a dozen active pilots currently underway,” commented Ziv Ben-Ami, Managing Partner of Auryon Holdings and the representative of Save Foods in South Africa. “This successful pilot with blueberries, and the further integration of Save Foods’ treatment in the global food supply chain, continues to strengthen the long-term potential while opening up more and more opportunities and new connections.”
South Africa is among the world’s largest producers of fresh fruit and approximately 90% of the country’s fruit is exported to the international market.
One of the most significant challenges of importing and exporting produce is ensuring its quality by the time it reaches its destination. This challenge is even greater in exporting countries such as South Africa, as the main consumer markets for its produce are distant, requiring fruits to maintain integrity and quality for prolonged periods.
The extended shelf life provided by Save Foods’ eco crop protection treatment offers growers, retailers and consumers a longer window in which to transport, sell, store and consume produce. Save Foods’ treatments are non-toxic and easy to apply, and they not only extend shelf life, but provide a high level of food safety that benefits consumers.
About Save Foods:
Save Foods is an innovative, dynamic company addressing two of the most significant challenges in the agri-food tech industry: food waste and loss and food safety. We are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions for improved safety, freshness and quality, every step of the way from field to fork. Collaborating closely with our customers, we develop new solutions that benefit the entire supply chain and improve the safety and quality of life of both the workers and the consumers alike. Our initial applications are in post-harvest treatments in fruit and vegetable packing houses processing produce including citrus, avocado, pears, apples and mangos.
By controlling and preventing pathogen contamination and significantly reducing the use of hazardous chemicals and their residues, Save Foods treatment not only prolong fresh produce shelf life and reduce food loss and waste, but they also ensure a safe, natural, and healthy product.
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