London Fruit partnership keeps limes fresh longer
London Fruit Inc., a south Texas importer and distributor of mangos, avocados, lemons and limes, announced a new partnership with Hazel Technologies for Limes.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with Hazel Tech and to be the first in the industry to introduce this value-added service to our lime program," said Mario Cardenas, sales manager. “We see food waste as a growing concern to our customers and the consumer, using Hazel Tech for Limes will ensure the best quality product reaches our customers throughout the country.”
Food safety and quality is of the utmost importance to London Fruit. Its dedicated production team examines and regrades each case of limes that enters the facility. “Being that London Fruit is one of the very few operations with such a thorough lime process, we found that Hazel Tech is a cost-efficient way of maintaining quality during transport and gives our customers much needed time,” said Jerry Garcia, vice president.
Preliminary tests conducted onsite showed Hazel Tech extended the shelf life by up to two weeks and helped maintain firmness along with fruit color.