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ASABE Standard covers reusable fruit and vegetable containers.

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American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announces completion of ANSI/ASABE S600 standard, which provides uniform design and performance specifications for manually handled, collapsible, reusable plastic containers for handling fresh horticultural produce during post-harvest processing, storage, and transportation.



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ASABE Develops Standard for Reusable Fruit and Vegetable Containers



ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN- The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announces the completion of a standard for reusable plastic containers for fruits and vegetables.

The new standard, ANSI/ASABE S600, Manually Handled Collapsible Reusable Plastic Containers for Handling of Fruits and Vegetables, provides uniform design and performance specifications for a manually handled, collapsible, reusable plastic container for handling fresh horticultural produce during postharvest processing, storage, and transportation.

A copy of the document can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at: martin@asabe.org. A full text electronic copy of the standard can also be viewed by ASABE members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE online Technical Library, at www.asabe.org.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 240 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at ASABE, 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/standards/projects,-adoptions,-revisions,-withdrawals.aspx .

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Its 9,000 members, from more than 100 countries, are consultants, managers, researchers, and others who have the training and experience to understand the interrelationships between technology and living systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300 (phone) or (269) 429-3852 (fax); hq@asabe.org. Details can also be found at www.asabe.org/.

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