A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF FIVE SWEETPOTATO SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Using a six x six latin square experimental design, five box types in two different markets were evaluated over a six-week period in 1986 to determine if sweetpotato arrival damage could be reduced through use of alternative shipping containers. Findings indicated that skinning, cut and break damage, and bruising could be reduced through use of either a 40-pound container or the 45-pound MUM box rather than using the current 50-pound box. Economic considerations, receiver preferences, and the actions of shippers resulted in the selection of a 40-pound shipping carton as the new standard for the North Carolina sweetpotato industry.


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Issue Date:
1989-09
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/26684
Published in:
Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 20, Number 2
Page range:
29-38
Total Pages:
10




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