SOURCE: Purfresh


August 30, 2011 10:30 ET

Uruguay Exporters Rely on Purfresh to Assist in Delivering High Quality Fresh Produce Abroad

Cost-Effective and Highly Reliable, Transcargo Leverages Purfresh Transport to Ship Mandarins From Uruguay to the Far East

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Purfresh, a leading provider of clean technologies that purify, protect, and preserve the global food supply chain, today announced that Transcargo is utilizing Purfresh® Transport for its second season for decay-free, high quality arrivals of mandarins shipped from Uruguay to the Far East. Purfresh Transport is an intelligent cargo protection system, providing shippers with a cost-effective solution to reduce decay, control ripening, and enhance food safety of fresh produce exported out of Uruguay via ocean transit.

"We chose Purfresh Transport again this season to help mitigate risk and to provide additional protection to maintain the quality of premium mandarins," said Mr. Rodolfo Faccini Pose of Transcargo. "Controlling decay and maintaining color is critical as mandarins are highly susceptible to decay, as well as color change as a result of ethylene build-up during long distance ocean transit. We are thrilled with the high quality of arrivals, and will continue to leverage Purfresh Transport for this season's blueberry shipments as well."

Global demand for fresh and safe produce continues to grow at an accelerated rate, offering significant opportunities for the import/export trade to reach broader markets. While fresh perishables are in transit, valuable days of shelf life can be lost and the risk of contamination, decay, and over-ripening increases. Engineered with patent-pending intelligent cargo protection technology, Purfresh Transport reduces the risk of cargo loss, improves food safety, and helps ensure higher-quality arrivals when shipping fresh produce via ocean transit. Unlike other approaches -- such as temperature recorders, traditional controlled atmosphere (CA) systems and fungicides -- Purfresh Transport provides full trip transparency along with active atmosphere enhancement to safely prevent decay, control ripening, and reduce food-borne pathogens.

"Growers, shippers, and exporters alike look to maintain fruit quality and improve operations with advanced technologies that are reliable, cost-effective, and can be easily implemented," said Mr. David Bouchard, general manager, post-harvest and transport solutions for Purfresh. "The worldwide demand we continue to experience -- to export limes, mandarins, blueberries, mangoes, kiwifruit, grapes, melons, papayas, pineapples, stone fruit, and bananas -- validates the need and value our solution brings to the global shipping industry, and we are thrilled Transcargo chose to utilize out Purfresh Transport technology again this year."

Purfresh Transport is offered as a per-trip service from most major shipping lines and is optionally integrated with Intellipur® -- a next-generation informatics service that offers unparalleled insight into the transportation segment of the food supply chain. Intellipur provides on-trip tracking, monitoring, alerting, and reporting, enabling a previously unattainable level of insight into, and control over, the conditions of produce being shipped in refrigerated marine containers.

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 or Follow Purfresh on Twitter and Facebook.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Connie Bordanaro
    Purfresh, Inc.
    510.580.0700 ext. 318
    Email Contact