Project Type: Research Only
Funds awarded in 2018: $199,524.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2020
Grant Recipient: University of Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Amherst
While freezing enables a longer shelf life for foods, such as blueberries, the freezing process can impart some changes to the overall quality. For example, an increase in cracks and/or splits of blueberries may be an indicator that the processing conditions may need to be adjusted. Implementing a visual inspection protocol is an easy quality testing method that can monitor the overall quality of freezing berries. The method outlined in this product describes how to implement a quality visual inspection for IQF blueberries.
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Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "Extending the Season: New Frozen Products for a New Market"