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Felix Instruments Heads to Fruit Attraction 2022!

September 28, 2022 at 6:12 pm | Updated September 28, 2022 at 6:29 pm | 12 min read

The Felix Instruments team is gearing up to head to Madrid for Fruit Attraction 2022! The leading fruit industry event, slated for October 4 – 6, is a tremendous opportunity to explore the latest in fruit industry trends, methods, and technology. We look forward to seeing you there and connecting you with the technology that… Continue reading…

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