ISRAEL – Save Foods, an Agri-Food Tech company specializing in eco crop protection- designed to reduce food waste and ensure food safety, has announced that following a series of successful trials, Galilee Export, the second largest exporter of fresh produce in Israel, will require all their bell pepper suppliers to apply Save Foods’ treatment.
Galilee Export is the second largest exporter of fruit and vegetables in Israel, with sales of over US$200 million a year. The two Israel-based companies engaged in a series of successful trials which have culminated Galilee Export’s decision to treat 100 per cent of their bell peppers with Save Foods’ product, with avocados coming online shortly afterward.
“After several months of evaluating Save Foods’ treatment, my team and I are convinced of the benefits of these products. Not only do they reduce decay and prevent food waste, but they also improve the firmness of the peppers,” commented Dror Eigerman, CEO of Galilee Export and Advisory Board Member of Save Foods.
He noted that these benefits would help them to offer their customers consistently high-quality produce with no chemical residues.
“We are excited to start working with Save Foods to extend our market reach to countries with stricter pesticide regulations and to treat other fruits and vegetables in the near future,” he added.
In 2011, the Milouot Corporation and Citrus of Galilee, both large agricultural cooperatives, founded Galilee Export Ltd. The owners of Galilee Export are third-generation farmers with over 50 years of agricultural experience.
Dan Sztybel, CEO of Save Foods’ Israeli subsidiary, Save Foods Ltd, informed that their products address food waste and loss reduction which are the two major challenges of the food industry.
Packing houses around the world are facing new challenges, such as keeping produce fresh throughout the —often long —transportation and distribution process, and maintaining quality and shelf life with significantly reduced pesticide levels, he noted.
“Many major packing houses are currently carrying out trials on our products. We are looking forward to working with Galilee Export and are confident that we will be adding more major clients to our portfolio soon,” said Dan.
Save Foods is dedicated to delivering cost-effective, easy to implement solutions for improved safety, freshness and quality, every step of the way from field to fork allowing the stakeholders along the food chain to reclaim produce that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Collaborating closely with its customers, the company develops technology that benefits the entire supply chain and improves the safety and quality of life of both workers and consumers.