Carrot Fresh produce packaging app makes auditing and carrot inventory management easy and efficient, while reducing carrot waste.

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Carrot Fresh produce packaging app.

Software app for Fresh produce blockchain Fresh produce packaging packing: grading, sorting, and processing. Includes export, wholesale, and full packing management app. Built around Fresh produce packaging & recalls: bar-code inventory, B2B Customer Portal, Shop front, FARM MANAGEMENT OPTION and more... Farmsoft provides complete management for onion packing, broccoli packing, citrus packing, pepper packing, tomato packing, avocado packing, potato packing. Salad packing, Loose leaf lettuce and other fresh produce such as spinach, rucola, chicory, watercress. Cucumber packing. Citrus Fresh produce packaging for lemon, orange, mandarin, tangerine, clementine. Asparagus packing. Onion inventory & storage. Potato inventory storage app. Potato Fresh produce packaging app for better packing & logistics. Onion Fresh produce packaging management. Tomato Fresh produce packaging for food safety. Print fresh produce blockchain QR codes.  Pepper & capsicum Fresh produce packaging app reduces pepper waste.  Broccoli Fresh produce packaging app for easy recalls and audits.  Carrot Fresh produce packaging app for better inventory and less waste.

Inventory Fresh produce packaging

Manage incoming Carrot Fresh produce packaging inventory & storage inventory, capture supplier details, Fresh produce packaging and costs (optionally capture on PO in advance), create inventory & pallet labels, record storage location of inventory.  Automatic inventory audit trail and tracking.  Unlimited inventory items. Bar-code inventory management.

Stock-take Fresh produce packaging

Perform stock-takes any time by category or storage location.  Know how much onion inventory you have in real time, even search by storage location.  Report by product line and storage location, or product category. 

CARROT FARM Management

Full farm record keeping, activity management, best practices, budgeting, time-sheets, machinery costs, inventory, cherry farm Fresh produce packaging, PHI/WHP management, and more... 

Sales, shipping,  order Fresh produce packaging

Print pick sheet to pick Pepper Fresh produce packaging inventory & storage orders manually, or scan inventory / pallets onto orders, or auto select inventory,  or rapidly sell without an order.  Track paid, and unpaid invoices.  Attach documents to invoices / photos of outgoing shipments.

Traceability & recalls

Instant mock recalls both up and down the supply chain using keys based on supplier lot/batch, supplier name, delivery date, invoice #, inventory #, pallet #, customer reference, order # and more...  Reduces fresh produce food safety compliance costs and makes audits easy.

Invoices, BOL, labels for pallets & inventory Fresh produce packaging

Choose from a gallery of invoices, bill of lading, freight notes, and industry standard fresh produce labels including Walmart, Tesco, Aldi, Coles, Pick 'n Save, Woolworths and more...

Batch packing Fresh produce packaging 

Record all batch inputs such as fruit & vegetables, packaging materials, and other raw materials.  Batch costs automatically tracked.  Batch recalls automatically track suppliers & Fresh produce packaging.

Logistics Fresh produce packaging

View open orders & balances. Assign orders to specific staff for picking, assign to trucks / driver, transport company.  Set loading order for multiple orders on one truck.  See when orders are ready shipped and print bill of lading, export documents, and invoices. 

Quality control

Perform QC tests for incoming pepper inventory, packed, pre-shipping. Configure QC tests for ANYTHING you want to test, supplier quality control tracking.  Attach unlimited photos & documents to QC tests from your cell or tablet.  

Price lists

Manage prices that will be used when a customer order is recorded.  Set up price lists for specials, specific products & customers or promotions.  


Profit:  Analyze profit of each onion line, variety, and even track individual customer profit, and batch level cost & profit.  Sales:  Monitor sales progress & shipments.  Quality:  supplier performance & more...


Auto shipment and sale alerts to customers.  Configure BOM, packing / manufacturing processes, special rules to control the processes in your business (your consultant will do this for you).   

Value adding

For food service and processors:  specify the ingredients for each product you manufacture, farmsoft will calculate required quantities to fill open orders and schedule the batch.  Automatic creation of inventory outputs.  All ingredients and inputs are costed.

Unlimited sites & warehouses

Create multiple sites, specify which sites each employee can view (this restricts inventory, orders, invoices etc to selected sites).  Great for businesses with multiple locations across the country or planet.

Global Fresh produce packaging standards

Farmsoft supports global Fresh produce packaging standards such as GS1 Global Fresh produce packaging Standard,  

Purchase orders

Order raw materials, packaging materials and more from suppliers.  Analyze orders and prices using Purchases dashboard. 

Re-order alerts

Receive alerts when inventory needs to be reordered, analyze inventory that will need ordering in the future, and inventory that is approaching expiry...

Finance apps

Integrate with Xero finance, or export invoices (AR) and Purchase Orders (AP) to your chosen finance app like MYOB, Quickbooks, , FreshBooks, Wave, SaasAnt, SAGE and others...

Reduce Carrot waste by 99%

Fresh produce packaging ensures there is no 'shrinkage', fresh produce inventory is FIFO managed, and expiring inventory always monitored, with automatic traceability being enforced at all times.

Reduce Carrot  Fresh produce packaging administration time by 60%

Automatic traceability & paperwork, labels (case and pallet) and reporting reduces the burden on administration teams and saves everyone's time.

Rapid & consistent Carrot quality control

Quality control and food safety has never been easier with industry standard quality tests, food safety checklists; or configure your own tests.  Enhanced post harvest Fresh produce packaging.

100% accurate Carrot orders, 100% accurate Fresh produce packaging!

Guarantee only the correct inventory is shipped for each order, on time, every time.  Simple Fresh produce packaging solution.

Easy Carrot Fresh produce packaging

Perform instant mock recalls and audits at any time, from anywhere. No need to compile reports or search for documents. International food safety traceability standards maintained.

Reduce Carrot Fresh produce packaging overheads by 40%

Automated management of traceability tasks saves operational teams time recording Fresh produce packaging information. 

Faster Carrot inventory & Fresh produce packaging

Know exactly which inventory is available, where it is, and when it expires:  any-time, anywhere.  Bar-code tracked inventory is fast and accurate.

100% accurate Carrot production & packing

Rapidly assign customer orders to production batches, line & inventory managers receive instant alerts.  Manufacture / pack the exact quantity required for each order. 

Carrots belong to the Umbelliferae family and are thought to be of Asian origin.

Carrots, which are root vegetables, are divided into greenhouse and early carrots, summer and autumn carrots and late and keeping carrots.

Greenhouse and early carrots have a short root, which is usually blunt at the lower end, while later varieties have a long-pointed root. They are orange-red in color and consist of the central medulla and the outer cortex. Their color is provided by their high carotene content (carrots have the highest carotene content of all vegetable species). Since the medulla has a lower carotene and sugar content than the cortex, it is somewhat lighter in color and of lower nutritional value. For this reason, carrots with a thick cortex and a small, well-colored medulla are preferred. The relatively high sugar content gives carrots a delicate flavor.

The green foliage grows at the upper end of the root, and, in the case of early carrots (bunch carrots), is not removed. However, later varieties are sold washed without their foliage.

Quality / Duration of storage

Carrots must be free from mechanical damage and insects and of uniform color (the upper part of the root should not be green) and shape. They must not be bitter to taste or woody in texture.

Various sources state maximum duration of storage as follows:

Temperature Rel. humidity Max. duration of storage Source
0.5 – 2°C 95% 28 days [1]
0 – 1°C 95% 21 – 28 days [5]
0 – 1°C not stated 10 days [12]

The storage and transport duration of carrots cannot be markedly extended by using controlled atmosphere transport. It merely reduces the risk of the carrots becoming bitter due to the ripening gas ethylene.

Intended use

Carrots may be eaten raw or cooked with various dishes and are also used in the preparation of salads, stews and carrot juice and for canning.


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Photo, carrots

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Countries of origin

This Table shows only a selection of the most important countries of origin and should not be thought of as exhaustive.

Europe France, Poland, Italy, Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Cyprus
Africa Algeria, Morocco
Asia Israel, China, Japan
America USA
Australia New Zealand

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Carrots are packaged in crates, fruit crates, trays, sacks, plastic bags or nets. The content of the individual packages varies, depending on type, from 500 g (bags) to 10 kg (boxes). Sometimes the cargo is palletized. If carrots are packaged in plastic film, perforations are essential. Film packaging which is impermeable to water vapor causes carrots to respire anaerobically, which in turn results in considerable quality degradation. The symptoms of such damage are soft surfaces and an insipid flavor. Anaerobic respiration proceeds in the absence of oxygen and the energy required is obtained by fermentation.

Cargo securing

Because of its considerable impact- and pressure-sensitivity, packages of this cargo must be secured in such a way that they are prevented from damaging each other. Spaces between packages or pallets must be filled, to prevent slippage or tipping. By selecting the correct packaging size or cargo unit (area module or area module multiple), holds can be tightly loaded (without spaces).

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Risk factors and loss prevention

RF Temperature

Carrots require particular temperature, humidity/moisture and ventilation conditions (SC VII) (storage climate conditions).

A written cooling order must be obtained from the consignor before loading is begun. This order must always be complied with during the entire transport chain.

The following Table merely constitutes an estimate of appropriate temperature ranges. Temperatures may deviate from these values, depending on the particular transport conditions.

RF Humidity/Moisture

Carrots require particular temperature, humidity/moisture and ventilation conditions (SC VII) (storage climate conditions).

Designation Humidity/water content Source
Relative humidity 95% [1]
95% [5]
Water content 75 – 89.7% [1]
Maximum equilibrium moisture content 85% [1]

Carrots have to be protected from all forms of moisture (seawater, rain and condensation water), to prevent the carrots from turning soft and rotting.

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RF Ventilation

Carrots require particular temperature, humidity/moisture and ventilation conditions (SC VII) (storage climate conditions).

Recommended ventilation conditions: circulating air, 60 – 80 circulations/hour with continuous supply of fresh air, to prevent excessive concentrations of CO2, ethylene and other gases.

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RF Biotic activity

Carrots display 2nd order biotic activity.

They are living organs in which respiration processes predominate, because their supply of new nutrients has been cut off.

Care of the cargo during the voyage must be aimed at controlling respiration processes (release of CO2, water vapor, ethylene and heat) in such a way that the cargo is at the desired stage of ripeness on reaching its destination. Inadequate ventilation may result in fermentation and rotting of the cargo as a result of increased CO2 levels and inadequate supply of atmospheric oxygen (see Ventilation).

RF Gases

CO2 evolution During storage, carrots evolve CO2 by respiration processes.
Upper limit of permissible CO2 content 0.8 vol.%
Ethylene evolution
Active behavior The rate of ethylene production is very low, being below 0.1 µl/kg*h [16].
Passive behavior Ethylene sensitivity may be classified as low [16] (allelopathy).

If ventilation has been inadequate (frost) or has failed owing to a defect, life-threatening CO2 concentrations or O2 shortages may arise. Therefore, before anybody enters the hold, it must be ventilated and a gas measurement carried out.

RF Self-heating / Spontaneous combustion

No risk.

RF Odor

Active behavior Carrots have a slight, pleasant odor.
Passive behavior Carrots are highly odor-sensitive.

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RF Contamination

Active behavior Washed carrots do not cause contamination, but unwashed carrots may do.
Passive behavior The cargo is sensitive to dirt, fats and oils. The holds or containers must accordingly be clean and in a thoroughly hygienic condition before loading.

RF Mechanical influences

Carrots are sensitive to mechanical stresses. Carrots should be treated with care during cargo handling, transport and storage, since otherwise they may spoil prematurely.

RF Toxicity / Hazards to health

If ventilation has been inadequate (frost) or has failed owing to a defect, life-threatening CO2 concentrations or O2 shortages may arise. Therefore, before anybody enters the hold, it must be ventilated and a gas measurement carried out. The TLV for CO2 concentration is 0.49 vol.%.

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RF Shrinkage/Shortage

Weight loss is below 1%. However, carrots require high relative humidity, as they have a tendency to dry out.

RF Insect infestation / Diseases

Carrot fly: the carrot fly causes considerable quality degradation.

Sclerotinia rot: in carrots, the soft rot caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum produces a white mycelium with silvery droplets and hard, black spots. The root body softens from the outside inwards.

Gray mold rot: the fungus Botrytis cinerea causes gray mold rot, which is encouraged by dry storage. In addition to acquiring a coating of mold, the carrots shrink.

Fusarium rot: Fusarium rot is caused by the fungus Fusarium spec. and results in decay of the outer tissue. At particular risk are physiologically and mechanically damaged carrots in highly ventilated holds. Losses may amount to 5 – 15%. The losses are even greater in the case of carrots packaged in polyethylene film.

The quarantine regulations of the country of destination must be complied with and a phytosanitary certificate may have to be enclosed with the shipping documents. Information may be obtained from the phytosanitary authorities of the countries concerned.

Chilling damage: carrots suffer chilling damage at 0°C. The vegetables display surface cracks and the roots grow pale. 

Packaging carrots and reducing plastic
Traditionally carrots are packed in several types of bags or a plastic tray closed with a flow pack or foil material. Vertical packaging in a bag with a clip is also one of the possibilities. “We noticed a shift in Scandinavia and Southern Europe towards packing carrots only in plastic bags instead of adding a tray,” Piet says. “Because the carrots are vertically packed in a plastic bag, a lot less plastic is used. This also makes it possible to use thinner foils, and there is only one type of plastic used which makes it easier to recycle.”

A packaging line for carrots processes 20-80 packages per minute depending on the wishes and demands of the customer. The carrot season starts in September, if you get in touch with our sales team now, we can inform you about the possibilities for your products. That way you can ensure that you have a new state-of-the-art packaging line by the time the harvest season starts. Get in touch with our sales team; they are happy to inform you about all the options.
Complete packing lines to pack carrots
From normal carrots to winter carrots to rainbow carrots: JASA has a packaging solution for every carrot. JASA can help you pack carrots fast and efficiently. Ensuring you’re on top of your game when the carrot season starts in September.

Packing carrots
Before the carrots enter the packaging line, they are first brushed and washed. “After that, they are sorted by size and length. The misshaped carrots are removed”, Piet Pannekeet, explains. Using an optical sorting machine, such as the Newtec optic sorting machine, the carrots are sorted by size and quality. The bright orange ones are the high-quality carrots and packed accordingly. While broken, misshaped carrots and the carrots with black or rotten spots are removed and are destined to be cattle food.

Next, the good carrots are either packed right away, or they are temporarily stored before they are packed. “The carrots are stored in a buffer system, from which they are packed in several types of packaging,” Piet explains. “Most packages range from 500 grams to 3 kilos and sometimes even 10 to 20 kilos for the export.”

Abstract: Carrot roots are vulnerable to water loss, and proper packaging prevents desiccation and prolongs the shelf life from time of packaging until consumption. Today, Norwegian carrots are packaged in laser perforated biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP). The packages are displayed at chill conditions in some grocery stores, and at room temperature in others. Previous packaging experiments (unpublished results) have shown that the CO2 level in the carrot packages can be very high (up to 40 %) after only 3 days of storage at room temperature. A range of fruit and vegetables are injured at high CO2 concentrations. Aim 1: Determination of optimal gas atmosphere in carrot packages. In an experiment at Nofima, carrot roots were packaged in films with different perforations and stored at two storage conditions for 15 days. Effect of packaging and storage conditions was analysed at the end of the storage period using chemical analysis, descriptive sensory analysis and microbial registration. Carrots in packages with high CO2 levels developed ethanol odour and taste and were more prone to microbial spoilage during the storage period. Hence, it is important to have product adapted permeability of the packages with sufficient number of perforations in order to avoid adverse impact on product quality. Aim 2: Demonstrate the use of a simple model previously developed at Nofima modelling the gas concentrations in packages for fruits and vegetables. The most important parameters are weight and respiration rate of the produce, permeability of the film and perforations and the volume of the package. The model was adapted to respiration rate data for different carrot varieties and data for packages with different types of perforations in order to optimise the gas atmosphere in packages for carrot roots stored at two storage conditions.

Sustainable carrot packaging with high recyclability
In the course of the discussion around the new packaging law and the corresponding initiatives to increase recyclability, Brocker subjected its own brand "Brocker carrots" to the test "Design for recycling". The company is proud that its packaging complies with the Green Dot's "Best Practice" criteria.

These points are some that have a positive impact on the recyclability of sustainable packaging:

- Bright coloring in plastic packaging
- Use of mono-materials instead of material mixes
- Optimized label solution for respective packaging
- Optimized closing solution for respective packaging
- Separability of components within the recycling process
For more information on this (in German):

As another highlight at the start of the year, Brocker Möhren will be present at the Green Week in Berlin from 18-20 January 2019. "We are proud to be able to attend Germany's largest consumer trade fair for the fourth time, especially this year, and look forward to the busy first weekend of the trade fair. In addition to many activities around the carrots, we will be showing our "My carrots" initiative this year and the famous mascot Max Möhren! "Explains Peter Boley (Quality Manager and Marketing Manager). You will find us as usual in the North Rhine-Westphalia hall of No. 5.2.a at booth 176. You can also follow our activities at # BrockerMöhren on Facebook. We are looking forward to your visit.

Our carrot bags
Hello dear reader, if you're here to find out more about our new eco packaging for carrots, you've come to the right place. Pull up a chair and we'll begin. You may even have a few questions. Through the magic of guessing, we've thought of (hopefully) most things you might ask. Here we go.

What’s it all about?
Our carrots now come to you in a compostable biodegradable bio-polyester bag. This breathable bag keeps the carrots as fresh as possible by helping the carrots keep their moisture and stop condensation forming. It’s pretty exciting stuff, and we’re the first company in the UK to use this pioneering packaging.

Why did we start looking
at new and extra packaging?
We had heard from our veg boxers (that’s you) that carrots were going ‘bendy’ from time to time. So we’ve found a brilliant way to make sure they stay fresh and crisp.

Why are the bags so much
better than other packaging?
They’re compostable and biodegradable.
Made in a carbon neutral factory which is powered solely by wind and heat.
Keeps veg fresher for longer and so reduces food waste.

What does compostable and
biodegradable mean?
This means that the bags degrade and disintegrate under home and industrial compost conditions, complying with (official cap on for this bit) the European standard EN13432. When they break down under specific composting conditions they turn into water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and biomass.
How is it best to
compost these bags?
Pop them in your normal composting bin or green waste that your council collects but check with them first. The bags will compost faster in industrial composting processes, But if you pop them in your home compost make sure it’s “hot” and it will disintegrate on its own time too.

Wait a second, I don’t compost.
What do I do?
If you can’t compost at home then please leave these bags out for your driver when you return your boxes and we’ll collect them for you. Or just put them on your general waste (not in the recycling bin).