NatureSeal, a vitamin- and mineral-based coating that extends shelf life of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, is available to processors, food service operators, grocers and individual consumers through Westport, Conn.-based Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
Originally developed through a collaboration between Mantrose-Haeuser and scientists at USDA's Agricultural Research Service (see their article at ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2005/050428.htm), NatureSeal is now available in numerous product-specific varieties.
Mantrose-Haeuser's website notes that the company "not only develop[s] formulations for the produce you process — we're there with you every step of the way, helping you to:
- establish quality specifications for incoming whole produce
- ensure your slicing and packaging equipment are optimally configured
- produce the finest quality cut fruit and vegetables possible."
NatureSeal is available for the following fruits:
Green and Red Grapes
NatureSeal is available for the following vegetables:
Lettuce (Romaine and Iceberg)
Green Beans (Cut Ends)
NatureSeal is developing formulations for the following produce:
1175 Post Road East
Westport, Conn. 06880 (see map)
Contact Name: A.J. Martinich, Director of Sales
Phone: (203) 454-1800
Fax: (203) 227-0558
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