SOURCE: Purfresh


November 08, 2011 13:00 ET

Purfresh and Interfresh Cargo Partner to Provide Argentine Exporters With Latest Ocean Transport Technology to Expand Reach

Blueberry Shippers Prefer Purfresh Transport Technology for Higher Quality Arrivals

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - Purfresh, a leading provider of clean technologies that purify, protect, and preserve the global food supply chain, today announced that Interfresh Cargo has chosen Purfresh Transport for its customers to maintain quality and freshness of blueberries shipped via ocean from Argentina to the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States. Blueberry shippers prefer the performance of Purfresh Transport, an intelligent cargo protection solution, as arrivals show improvements in firmness, color and taste, as well as a reduction in shrivel compared to high carbon dioxide (CO2) modified atmosphere technology.

"Providing our customers with the technology they need to deliver higher quality arrivals extends the value of Purfresh Transport and is beneficial to all -- the shipper, receiver, retailer and consumer," said Mr. Gerardo L. Tappa, director at Interfresh Cargo S.A. "Loss due to decay and over ripening during long distance ocean transport is a constant challenge for the shipping industry, and the Purfresh Transport technology is one of the most effective and easiest ways to combat it."

As a highly valuable and sensitive fruit, it is essential for blueberries to be protected from gray mold and the detrimental effects of ethylene during long distance ocean transport. Traditionally, to maintain fruit quality during transport, gas-injection controlled atmosphere (CA) technologies have typically been employed. CA methods slow respiration, but do little to prevent decay. These shortcomings -- combined with extended time to market and consumer demands for safe, year-round fresh produce -- have prompted the industry to seek alternatives, such as Purfresh Transport, for maintaining fruit quality when leveraging ocean transportation.

"We are honored to partner with Interfresh Cargo to help their customers deliver higher quality fresh produce and to expand their business opportunities by reaching broader foreign markets," said Mr. David Bouchard, general manager for Purfresh. "Interfresh is a well respected transportation logistics and services company focused on providing high-quality products and services, and we are proud to have them representing our Purfresh Transport technology in Argentina."

Engineered with patent-pending intelligent cargo protection technology, Purfresh Transport reduces the risk of cargo loss, enhances food safety, and helps ensure higher-quality arrivals when shipping fresh produce by marine transport. Unlike other approaches -- such as temperature recorders, traditional controlled atmosphere and modified atmosphere systems, and fungicides -- Purfresh Transport provides full trip transparency along with active atmosphere enhancement to prevent decay, control ripening, and reduce food-borne pathogens.

About Purfresh, Inc.
An innovator and market leader, Purfresh offers a range of clean, science-based solutions for the global food supply chain. Designed to purify, protect, and preserve fresh produce, Purfresh's cold chain solutions couple proven science with advanced technology to optimize the quality and safety of produce as it moves from the farm to the consumer. For more information, visit

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    Connie Bordanaro
    Purfresh, Inc.
    510.580.0700 ext. 318
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