Comments on: Bananas- Chilling http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/produce-storage-and-transport/bananas-chilling Just another WordPress site Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:32:40 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 By: tyawman http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/produce-storage-and-transport/bananas-chilling#comment-70 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 15:48:22 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=203#comment-70 Thanks for the help with the chilling question! Very much appreciated.

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By: iLUVproduce http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/produce-storage-and-transport/bananas-chilling#comment-69 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 15:30:55 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=203#comment-69 bananas should not be exposed to temps lower than 55 F or higher than 65F
Light-medium chill injury will occur after about an hour at 52F, after about 4 hrs at 53F, and after 12-24 hrs at 54F
You will see brown discoloration just under the peel

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By: tyawman http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/produce-storage-and-transport/bananas-chilling#comment-68 Wed, 19 Nov 2008 23:20:19 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=203#comment-68 Many thanks to Mark Levin, of M. Levin Co., Inc, a major banana wholesaler from Philly. Mark wrote:

“Riding bananas with other fruits and vegetables this time of year does create problems. If you can balance the temperatures to be a little higher than normal (instead of 36….try riding the load at low to mid 40’s..)..Also we cover the bananas with newspaper individually to try to keep them warmer….They also make a plastic bag which fits over the whole pallet so as to keep it warmer and keeps the gas inside so the ripening process does not get disturbed as much.”

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By: Anonymous http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/produce-storage-and-transport/bananas-chilling#comment-67 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:38:56 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=203#comment-67 When bananas are exposed to temps below 45, you can pretty much guarantee the gray discloration will show up. I am not sure how much time they need of exposure at this temp. This is a great topic….maybe some expert will write in.

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By: slick http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/produce-storage-and-transport/bananas-chilling#comment-66 Thu, 21 Aug 2008 23:28:47 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=203#comment-66 I don’t know just exactly how long it takes to chill bananas but most of time it doesn’t show up until they warm up.

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