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Ocean Mist Farms selects Zest Fresh to automate data collection

By Tom Karst
The Packer

December 11, 2018 — Castroville, CA

San Jose-based Zest Labs reports that Castroville-based Ocean Mist Farms is utilizing Zest Fresh to automate data collection on the condition of its produce.

“Zest Fresh give us tremendous visibility and insight into our operations with specific process feedback to maximize product freshness,” Chris Drew, vice president of operations at Ocean Mist Farms, said in a news release. “With Zest Fresh, the continuous operational visibility ensures we’re always delivering the freshest product to our customers.”

According to the release, the Zest Fresh solution collects data using web-connected sensors placed in each pallet at harvest. Data from the sensors is collected at various processing points to monitor cut-to-cool time, yard dwell times, pre-cool efficiency and cold storage, according to the release.

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