By deploying FreshCloud Quality Inspection service from AgroFresh, Montague aims to increase quality control over its produce


Montague to use AgroFresh’s inspection service. (Credit: Pixabay/Couleur.)

Australian fruit grower Montague has selected FreshCloud Quality Inspection solution from AgroFresh Solutions to transform its entire quality system.

FreshCloud Quality Inspection is a cloud-based mobile quality management service that digitises the manual quality control process by capturing, organising and analysing quality metrics in real-time.

The service uses digital information from several physical and digital sources and locations such as analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Such features are claimed to offer growers, packers, shippers and retailers the accuracy and consistency across their operations.

AgroFresh CEO Jordi Ferre said: “As an agriculture technology innovator and fresh produce industry leader, our mission is to provide the global supply chain with solutions that increase efficiencies, improve operations, deliver high-quality produce and reduce food waste.

“The adoption of FreshCloud Quality Inspection by a global leader such as Montague is evidence of that mission, as this service equips our customers with intelligent visibility, allowing them to be at the forefront of quality decision making that curtails waste and helps to enhance consumer satisfaction.”

According to the company, the FreshCloud digital service platform was developed to better match fresh produce quality to customer demand and to improve revenue opportunities for all stakeholders across the supply chain.

FreshCloud Quality Inspection service is claimed to reduce testing time by 80% and increase sample frequency.

Montague chief innovation officer Rowan Little said: “In making our decision, we were impressed with how AgroFresh combines extensive post-harvest expertise with cutting edge digital technology capabilities.

“We are excited to collaborate with their global teams, and look forward to the significant advantages that FreshCloud Quality Inspection will bring across all facets of our operations. We expect numerous benefits throughout our entire quality system, including growing, harvesting, storing, packing and selling.”