Section 3
Chapter 2,636

Impact and vibration damage to fruit during handling and transportation

Hilton, D.J.

Postharvest handling of tropical fruits Proceedings of an international conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 19-23 July 1993: 116-126


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Export markets and, to a lesser extent, home markets are increasingly demanding fruits of consistent high quality. To achieve the required standards, quality management at all stages of production and distribution is becoming very important. Mechanical damage, which can occur during harvesting, packing house operations, handling and transport, represents a serious hazard to quality and has the potential to reduce significantly the value of the product.

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