WAPATO, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pace International LLC announced it has received an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) from the U.S. EPA for FYSIUM™, a new 1-MCP technology that will help apple packers in the United States improve the quality and value of their fruit. Pace will cooperate with packers in the states of Washington, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia and Maryland to treat apples during the 2014 season.
The technology, developed by Belgium-based Janssen PMP, is brought to fruit packers by Pace International as a result of a longstanding partnership between the two organizations which also provides Penbotec® and Fungaflor®, two well-recognized and proven postharvest fungicides in the fruit industry. Both Pace International and Janssen PMP have agreed to a long-term, strategic partnership to distribute and service FYSIUM in both North and South America.
FYSIUM™, the future of 1-MCP
FYSIUM™ is like no other 1-MCP in the market as it is generated on site by a patented generator placed outside the storage room. The generator is operated by certified experts who carefully calculate and tailor the precise dose required to treat the desired fruit.
“We are extremely excited to be able to bring this new technology to the marketplace as it will allow apple packers to bring a better product to consumers and increase the value of their produce," said Roberto Carpentier, Executive Vice President of Pace International. "FYSIUM™ confirms and strengthens our position as the most innovative postharvest company in the industry, the only company to offer a complete and comprehensive line of postharvest solutions to help packers preserve the quality of their fruit.”
FYSIUM™ is expected to receive the final U.S. EPA approval in 2015.
About Pace International LLC
Pace International LLC collaborates with growers, packers and agricultural organizations to develop innovative solutions to enhance, protect, and preserve fruit and vegetable quality. Pace is the leading provider of postharvest solutions and technologies, equipment and technical services to maximize efficiencies in packing operations and increase the value of crops being processed. Pace International LLC is headquartered in Wapato, Washington, USA with Sales and Technical Service Offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.paceint.com
About Janssen PMP
Janssen PMP, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica, is a long-established world leader in the development and formulation of new and highly effective active substances and end-use products for the protection of materials and produce. Through protection of our surroundings they aim to protect the health and well-being of the people in the environment in which their products are being used.