First Annual Stone Fruit Quality Summit 2021

Sponsored by Hazel Technologies, Inc.

About the Event

Hazel Tech® To Host First Annual Stone Fruit Quality Summit

The virtual event, held on February 26, 2021, will feature discussion of the latest Stone Fruit quality research and feature talks from industry leaders and academic advisors.

CHICAGO, IL (February10, 2021) – Hazel Technologies, Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, announces the launch of the first ever virtual Stone Fruit Quality Summit. A one hour event held on Friday February 26th, the summit will feature keynote speakers from across the stone fruit industry ahead of the 2021 Northern American stone fruit season.

Speakers will include Angelos Deltsidis, Assistant Professor of Postharvest Physiology at the University of Georgia, Bill Purewal, PureFresh Sales Owner and Sales Manager, grower and marketer of premium California fresh fruit since 1970, and Mario Cervantes, Senior Business Development Manager at Hazel Technologies, Inc.

Keynote speeches will highlight the latest research on fresh stone fruit post-harvest quality, including maintaining color and firmness in different varieties of stone fruit, preventing shrivel, and ensuring optimum quality during long-distance transit. In addition, speakers will discuss technology for stone fruit that has been tested by UC Davis on peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots.

“I am committed to finding new post-harvest solutions for crops with challenging shelf life,” commented Angelos Deltsidis. “I look forward to the sharing conclusive stone fruit research and case studies around proven advancements in shelf-life technology.”

“PureFresh Sales is continually looking for innovative ways to create value for our business and make our supply chain more sustainable long-term, which is why we are excited to participate in the Stone Fruit Quality Summit,” commented Bill Purewal. PureFresh Sales is based in California’s Central Valley and supplies key stone fruit varieties as well as specialty items with an emphasis on quality.

“Hazel Tech® has dedicated extensive research to understand the unique post-harvest and supply chain challenges in stone fruit. We are thrilled to offer a technology that can help growers, shippers and retailers provide top-quality fruit to the market. Hazel® invests in developing cutting-edge solutions and is excited to participate in and sponsor this event” said Mario Cervantes, Senior Business Development Manager Hazel Technologies.

The Stone Fruit Quality Summit is a free event.
Registration is open to the general industry until February 26th or until capacity is reached.

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Angelos Deltsidis
Assistant Professor of Postharvest Physiology

Angelos Deltsidis is Assistant Professor of Postharvest Physiology at the University of Georgia. Previously Deltsidis workedfor the UC Davis Horticulture Innovation Lab as an international postharvestspecialist, providing expertise in postharvest technology of perishable crops,primarily fruits and vegetables, to projects located throughout the developingworld. While at UC Davis, he also served as Associate Director of the UCPostharvest Technology Center. He holds a doctoral degree in PostharvestPhysiology, master's degree in agribusiness from the University of Florida anda bachelor's degree in Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment fromthe University of Thessaly in Greece.

Mario Cervantes
Senior Business Development Manager at Hazel Technologies, Inc.

Mario Cervantes has worked in the fresh produce industry for over a decade, and currently serves as Senior Business Development Manager for Hazel Technologies, a leading post-harvest solutions provider for the fresh table grape industry. Starting his career as a grower working on his family farm in Mexico, he saw first-hand the power of technology to modernize the fresh produce supply chain. Prior to Hazel Technologies, Mario held roles at Compac Sorting Equipment and Spectrum Technologies. He holds degrees from Tufts University and a Masters Degree in Agribusiness from Kansas State University.

Bill Purewal
Sales Owner and Sales Manager of Purefresh Sales

PureFresh Sales is based out of Selma, CA and is the exclusive marketing agent for the Purewal Family. We focus on many specialty and niche items with an emphasis on quality.All of our products are packed and stored locally. We’ve created strategic partnerships with growers around the world to ensure steady supplies to service your needs throughout the year. We take pride in our commitment to food safety, excellent service level, and our innovations in packaging. Through quality and diversity we offer a superior product at a competitive price.  For more information, visit 

Cumbre de calidad de fruta de carozo 2021

Patrocinado por Hazel Technologies, Inc.

Sobre El Evento

El evento virtual, que se llevará a cabo el 26 de febrero de 2021, incluirá un debate sobre las últimas investigaciones sobre calidad de fruta de carozo y presentará charlas de líderes de la industria y asesores académicos.

CHICAGO, IL (10 de febrero de 2021) - Hazel Technologies, Inc., una empresa financiada por el USDA empresa de tecnología que ofrece nuevas soluciones para productos frescos a fin de prolongar la vida útil, aumentar las ventas y combatir el desperdicio de alimentos, anuncia el lanzamiento de la primera Stone Fruit Quality Summit virtual. Un evento de una hora que se llevará a cabo el viernes 26 de febrero, la cumbre contará con oradores principales de toda la industria de la fruta de carozo antes de la temporada de la fruta de carozo de América del Norte de 2021.

Los oradores incluirán a Angelos Deltsidis, profesor asistente de fisiología poscosecha en la Universidad de Georgia, Bill Purewal , Propietario de ventas y gerente de ventas de PureFresh, productor y comercializador de fruta fresca de primera calidad de California desde 1970, y Mario Cervantes, gerente senior de desarrollo comercial de Hazel Technologies, Inc. Los discursos de Keynote destacarán las últimas investigaciones sobre la calidad poscosecha de fruta de carozo frescas, que incluyen manteniendo el color y la firmeza de las diferentes variedades de fruta de carozo, evitando el marchitamiento y asegurando una calidad óptima durante el tránsito de largo recorrido. Además, los oradores discutirán la tecnología para fruta de carozo que ha sido probada por UC Davis en duraznos, ciruelas, nectarinas y albaricoques.

"Estoy comprometido a encontrar nuevas soluciones poscosecha para cultivos con una vida útil desafiante", comentó Angelos Deltsidis. “Espero poder compartir investigaciones concluyentes sobre frutas de carozo y estudios de casos sobre avances comprobados en la tecnología de vida útil”.

“PureFresh Sales busca continuamente formas innovadoras de crear valor para nuestro negocio y hacer que nuestra cadena de suministro sea más sostenible a largo plazo por eso estamos emocionados de participar en la Cumbre de Calidad de Fruta de Carozo”, comentó Bill Purewal. PureFresh Sales tiene su sede en el Valle Central de California y suministra variedades clave de frutas de carozo así como artículos especiales con énfasis en la calidad.

“Hazel Tech® ha dedicado una investigación exhaustiva para comprender los desafíos únicos de poscosecha y de la cadena de suministro en la fruta de carozo. Estamos encantados de ofrecer una tecnología que puede ayudar a los productores, transportistas y minoristas a ofrecer fruta de la mejor calidad al mercado.

Hazel® invierte en el desarrollo de soluciones de vanguardia y está entusiasmada de participar y patrocinar este evento ”, dijo Mario Cervantes, Gerente Senior de Desarrollo de Negocios de Hazel Technologies.

El Cumbre de calidad de fruta de carozo 2021 es un evento gratuito.
El registro está abierto para la industria en general hasta el 26 de febrero o hasta que se agote la capacidad.
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Date: February 26, 2021
Time: 10:00am CST / 1:00pm GMT-3
Languages: English

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About Hazel

Hazel Technologies is a USDA-funded startup company that develops new solutions to extend the quality shelf life of Stonefruit and other fresh produce items and reduce food waste. Founded in 2015, Hazel Tech® services over 150 of the world's largest fresh produce packers, shippers, and retailers. Selected as a Finalist for Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas and winner of "Best Sustainable Packaging" at the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards, the company's patent-pending technologies have been tested by top academic research programs including UC Davis, Cornell University, and Oregon State University. In 2020, Hazel was used on over 3.2 billion pounds of fresh produce, preventing more than 270 million pounds from going to waste.