Processed fruit and vegetables

Moldovia Special: Frozen fruit company Tiferet

"Market for frozen fruit at a standstill"

Freshly picked fruit arrives for processing Fruit frozen properly within two days of harvesting often retains more vitamins than week-old fresh fruit. The frozen fruit industry is not yet highly developed in Moldova but the ample supply of fresh fruit has enticed some companies to purchase suitable…

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Bob Evans Farms launches Bob Evans Mashed Cauliflower

Bob Evans Farms, Inc., producer of America's #1 selling refrigerated side dishes announces the launch of Bob Evans® Mashed Cauliflower, available in two farm-inspired, creamy…

Natavo™ Avocado

Australian-created non browning avocado range set to launch in US

An Australian-based food innovation company is expanding with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mexico, which will launch early next year. Naturo Technologies launched its ‘All Natural’ avocado range called Natavo™ Avocado four years ago. Director Ross Harris says that the Mexican facility…

VIGEF:

"Unprecedented energy costs threaten vegetable canning's future in the Netherlands"

The never-before-seen energy price developments are creating a highly uncertain future for vegetable canning in the Netherlands. The VIGEF (Dutch Fruit and Vegetable…

Shock-sensing data logger with food shapes replicate movement of fruit and vegetables during handling and transport

For fruit growers and producers concerned about high wastage levels caused by damage during handling and processing, crop quality specialists Martin Lishman Ltd. has developed a tool called ImpacTrack to identify problematic areas of production lines quickly and effectively.ImpacTrack is a shock-sensing…

Dutch vegetable and pulses company HAK to shut down entire production for six weeks

HAK is one of the largest vegetable brands in Northern Europe. Now the company seems set to shut down the entire production for six weeks due to high energy costs. Managing…

Exports from Brazil soar in response

Hurricane Ian worsens outlook for US orange juice industry

Hurricane Ian is likely to have worsened what was already expected to be the smallest US orange crop in 55 years after it blasted through a large fruit-producing area when it passed through Florida this week, flooding farms and causing oranges to drop from trees. The Brazilian orange industry is closely…

Williams Sonoma and pomegranate shipper launch co-branded product line

Home retailer Williams Sonoma announced a partnership with POM Wonderful, a grower-shipper of California-grown pomegranates. The two collaborated to develop a product line showcasing the flavor and versatility of pomegranates. The products will launch as part of POM’s 20th-anniversary celebrations and as…

South Korea sets up giant cabbage warehouses to combat kimchi crisis

South Korea's kimchi makers are facing a climate change-induced shortage of cabbages. The shortage sent prices rocketing this year, exacerbating damage inflicted by cheaper…

Migel Srl

Pomegranate juice production expected to double in 2023

"The increase in orders for cold-pressed natural juices is growing, especially in the ice cream and pastry sectors; we are noticing that the consumer, rather than price, is looking at raw materials with a traceable supply chain, processed from fresh. So while the market feedback is encouraging, in other…

Orange juice futures prices increase due to Hurricane Ian

Orange juice futures prices have been triggered for the second day because of the possibility that Hurricane Ian will wipe out Florida's orange crop, especially because nearly…

Salento Bio boasts 150 hectares of organic prickly pears

After the death of all olive groves in southern Apulia due to Xylella fastidiosa, the Salento Bio company, fearing the desertification of its land, opted to cultivate crops that suit the soil and weather conditions in this part of Italy.  Crate commercialized by Salento Bio "We finished planting the last 40…

New Zealand frozen potato exports and imports - Quarterly Report - September 2022

Margin squeeze likely for New Zealand potato industry

Concerningly, exports of frozen fries from Belgium and the Netherlands have more than doubled in the quarter ending July 2022.  These exports will be arriving presently, given shipping lead-times. Also of concern is the export price to New Zealand according to potatoesnz.co.nz, observed in graph above, is relatively…

Collaboration between Capobianco Organic Farm and ISI Sementi

Single-variety tomato products

A company led by two young people, Rachele and Vincenzo Capobianco, has chosen tomato varieties suitable for high-quality processes. Campobianco Organic Farm is located in the Foggia province and boasts around 300 hectares of extensive crops, tomatoes and fruit. "When it comes to tomatoes, we opted for some varieties by ISI…

Bonnysa will present its broccoli mole and beet dip at Fruit Attraction

New vegetable spreads

"Bonnysa, the company that is based in Alicante, continuously innovates in the IV and V range products. They have been doing so since 2006 when they launched their fresh grated tomatoes. Now, the company will take unveil two novelties at the Fruit Attraction fair: beet dip and broccoli mole." "The fruit and vegetable company knows…

Mash Direct secures major food deal with Tesco in England and Wales

Beer battered chips and onion rings with chilli baby potato bakes from Northern Ireland can now be enjoyed by consumers in England and Wales after Mash Direct secured a…

After bad weather affected domestic supplies

South Korea welcomes kimchi from China

China-produced kimchi has become a major support for South Korea after bad weather hit the domestic cabbage crop there. Cabbage output in South Korea shrunk to two-thirds of…

Sama allies with Ángel Camacho Alimentación

Italian-Spanish alliance in the preserved and processed fruit sector

The shareholders' meeting of the Italian company Sama Spa approved the proposed capital increase reserved for the historic Spanish partner Ángel Camacho Alimentación S.L., a transaction that affirms years of historic cooperation and aims to expand and intensify the presence of the two companies in their…

Huercasa will showcase its new 5th range products at its stand

Huercasa, a leading company in Europe in 5th range vegetable products, will showcase its vegetable, steamed, and vacuum packaged products at its more than 60 square meters stand, located in Hall 5. The company stated that it would continue to guarantee its service, at a time when "the agri-food sector is…

Reser’s opens new state-of-the-art facility in Pasco

A new Reser’s Fine Foods plant in Pasco, Washington, shows how a company, which started in a farmhouse kitchen, can become one of the most successful private businesses in the…

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Sidney shopper tweets insane price on peeled mandarin

In Australian supermarkets, mandarins typically cost between 30 and 50 cents. However, on Twitter a photo of the expensive cup was shared on Thursday, where it prompted a shocked response. It seems a Sydney retailer is charging an incredible price for a mandarin that has been peeled and packaged in a…

Convivia - For Italian Food Lovers

Foreigners more careful about labels and sustainable productions

A great passion for conviviality and the spasmodic search for good, clean and high quality fruit are what led to the creation of the Convivia brand, specialized in the processing of organic, gluten-free and vegan products made using Sicilian raw materials mainly grown on family land. In the photo,…

New processing technology launches for juice and puree processing

Global food and beverage technology provider JBT Corporation has launched its FVPGrow™ and Chopper Blender SE technologies, specifically designed for juice and purée processing customers needing smaller-sized, versatile machinery to implement across their production lines.  The FVPGrow™ separates seeds, skins…

Azienda Agricola del Grillo

Organic products from Sicily are gaining ground on foreign markets

"The tomato season was disappointing in terms of yield in the summer due to the extreme drought. We can hardly deliver the planned quantities to our customers. The climate has been a worrying factor for years, along with the exorbitant cost increases in every stage of the production chain. And although…

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Vegetable processing also requires specific smart machines

Vegetable processing can often take place somewhat rougher than processing fruit. After all, it is less vulnerable. Where ZTI smart machines from Tuitjenhorn specialize in processing soft and fragile fruits, they also have solutions in the vegetable processing industry. This is, of course, partly driven…

Down to the very last sliver: "We use everything, wasting nothing"

"Baby carrots are a good example of how products that would otherwise be discarded find a new purpose. In fact, we use absolutely everything; nothing is wasted," Sander Bos, Sales Manager at the Dutch company vanRijsingencarrotconcepts tells us. Baby carrots are the brainchild of an American grower who couldn't…

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Việt Nam: Deep processing will help the export of local agricultural products

Việt Nam's annual fruit and vegetable output has reached 31 million tons, but processing rates are only around 12 to 17 percent. As a result, the processing industry only meets about 8 to 10 percent of the fruit and vegetable output's annual output. Experts said the lack of a processing industry had…

Orange Town Ribera makes artisanal liqueurs and products

"I lived many years abroad, then I came back to Sicily with the idea of promoting the best local products, starting with citrus fruit, i.e. oranges and lemons. I have fun creating processed products with Sicilian citrus fruits and nuts. One of the new products this season is Mennula (which means almond…

Unique South African fruit-based non-alcoholic cocktail mix launched in the Netherlands

Dutch fruit and vegetable sector players Nic Jooste and Kees Rijnhout have embarked on a new adventure. On September 6, they launched their Selati brand at the Perfect Serve Barshow Amsterdam, winning a gold medal right away. This sustainability-infused brand is produced in South Africa, close to the…

Ortogel

Head-spinning electricity bill risks halting the industrial production of juice

"A huge bill of €288 thousand risks halting production at Ortogel, the company specializing in citrus fruit juice," reports Salvatore Imbesi (in the photo below), president of the business network gathering three important companies operating on the Sicilian territory: Ortogel e Agrumi-Gel and the…

Frozen shiitake logs potential for local markets

Growers can harvest first fresh shiitake flush within 15 days

Imperial Garden Biotech supplies the global specialty mushroom and shiitake market with frozen shiitake logs that can be used for growing fresh shiitakes locally. In this article, Harrison Feng, the company’s director, shares some practical information on how to start and maintain a shiitake farm.…

Various brands of salad products recalled due to pieces of plastic

A long list representing various brands of salad products has been recalled due to pieces of plastic. Products from the following brands were involved: Compliments,…

GHGA recalls various ready-to-eat vegetable products due to possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

GHGA is recalling various products (see chart below) due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other GHGA products are affected by this recall.…

Brazil: Orange juice exports are increasing

The first months of the 2022/2023 harvest saw an increase in Brazilian orange juice exports. According to data from Brazil’s Secretariat of Foreign Trade (Secex), domestic…

Eccellenze Nolane Cooperativa

Italian organic tomato sauce and preserves that boast the Slow Food recognition

"We brought our products to the Sana fair in Bologna. Our products are rooted in local biodiversity and enhanced by the added value typical of organic productions that can also boast the Slow Food Presidium recognition," said Giovanni Trinchese, president of the Italian cooperative Eccellenze Nolane. The…

"Heatwave reduced European tomato production, so the order volume of Chinese tomato paste went up"

The cost price of tomato production in Chinese production areas has been on the rise since the outbreak of Covid-19, and that also pushed up the export price of tomato paste.…

Nigerian government intends to prioritize processing of produce

The Nigerian government has announced its commitment to prioritizing processing of agri produce. The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr…

"Alessio Brusadin Invasi dal Gusto"

Unique high-end jams and chutneys

“We are working so that our products are no longer only perceived as high-end occasion products. The consumers that choose us are those looking for flavorful products and keep purchasing them despite the price. This enables us to work well, without compromising on the quality of raw materials," explains…

Mash Direct farm releases two brand new products: Balsamic Potatoes and Peri Peri Fries

Mash Direct farm has released two new announcements today, launching two brand new products, Balsamic Potatoes and Peri Peri Fries. Mash Direct Balsamic Potatoes consist of crispy cubed potatoes grown and steam cooked and fried to perfection here at the farm for you to oven cook in 20 minutes. The…

Angelo Incorvaia, president Opuntia Italia

"We use everything from the prickly pear except the roots"

The prickly pear is not only tasty but has many properties. The Sicilian company Opuntia Italia, which transforms everything but the roots of this plant, belonging to the Cactaceae family, is well aware of this. At the 34th edition of Sana, it presented the world's first opuntia gel (another name for…

SAMBAZON expands its Ready-To-Eat Bowls Line with two new tropical flavors

SAMBAZON, the prominent supplier of certified fair trade and organic Açaí, has announced the addition of two new flavors - Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl and Mango Passion Fruit…

Chopped salad line kit gets three new flavors

Dole Food Company, Inc. is expanding its DOLE® Chopped! Salad Kit line with three new flavors this fall that showcase the latest global and regional flavor trends. DOLE Chopped! Tropical Thai Salad Kit, DOLE Chopped! Maple Pecan Salad Kit and DOLE Chopped! Double Dill Salad Kit contains no artificial…

Naturipe Farms expands with frozen line

Naturipe, a global producer of fresh berries, introduces a new line of frozen fruit products available on October 17th in select retailers across the mid and northeast. The same berries consumers have come to expect from Naturipe Farms are now available in the frozen food aisle. Retailers can now offer…

Due to climate change, water scarcity and pests

US might be heading for a ketchup crisis

Americans consume upward of 30 pounds of tomatoes a year, three-quarters of that in processed form. While the commercially produced fresh fruit varieties are mostly grown in heavily controlled environments, away from the elements, climate change is looking like it will be a big issue for processing…

Teso farmers stranded with their fruits

Soroti Fruit Factory has been experiencing capacity challenges

As Uganda strives to boost agro industrialisation, one key area of interest is juice and food concentrates. Britania Allied Industries, which has been importing concentrate…

Manuel Pentz, Managing Director Pentz & Co.:

"Double the sales volume in the ready-cut range"

In view of the continuing shortage of personnel in the catering industry, a significant increase in demand for ready-cut products has been noticed compared with the previous year, says Manuel Pentz, business manager of Pentz & Co. "Our daily production has doubled, so we had to double our staff…

OP Sa Marigosa

"A balanced supply supported prices despite the higher costs"

"The drop in production already during transplants and the lower yields all over central and northern Italy due to the drought maintained the market lively this summer despite the slower consumption. The lower supply supported prices and helped companies as they had to deal with skyrocketing costs. The…

New Jersey Department of Agriculture visits Lipman Farms

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher last week visited the Lipman Family Farms Value Added Facility in West Deptford, and ZRH Farms, to highlight the company’s partnership. In addition to ZRH Farms, Lipman also supports a number of other local producers, including F&R Grasso Farms,…

Anthony Oboussier, EARL Les Chambres:

France: a white peach orchard entirely dedicated to processing into fruit puree

Three of the 20 hectares of stone fruit cultivated by EARL Les Chambres are dedicated to a very specific usage. “The entire production of this orchard of Bellerime white peaches is sold to a single client located 3km away from the farm,” explains Anthony Oboussier, stone fruit producer in the Drôme…

By 2024, MotoGP tires will be made from citrus peels

Starting in 2024, orange and lemon peel will be the main component of Michelin motorcycle racing tires. Matthieu Bonardel, the manager of Michelin, said the company would…

Lamb Weston Holdings announces $240 mln capital investment in new French fry processing line in Argentina

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. has announced an expansion of french fry processing capacity in Argentina with the planned construction of a new manufacturing facility in Mar del…

Research to obtain natural ingredients for the food industry from citrus, kaki and watermelon waste

AINIA, the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC) and Productos Lácteos Romar are participating in a project intended to boost the value of agricultural by-products and obtain ingredients with improved technological and nutritional properties, with which to make dairy desserts,…

Anton Ferreira – Limestone Hill

Dried pineapple prices keeping pace with inflation

Limestone Hill in Bathurst, Eastern Cape, has over the fifteen years in which they have focused on pineapple drying, expanded that component of their business. “We are at capacity in terms of production for now and have had to turn clients away,” explains Anton Ferreira. “We are looking at increasing…

Yannik Schultka (Food Industry Sales), Henry Lamotte Food, on processed tomato products:

"The main criterion for our customers is not so much the price as the availability of the goods"

Henry Lamotte Food Ltd is a globally active and networked supplier of processed food products that has been operating since 1925. According to Yannik Schultka, the company's sales manager for the food industry, there is currently a strong demand for tomatoes, as many origins are already sold out due to…

Frozen veg feature in Woolworths earnings

More Australians switch from fresh to frozen vegetables

In the face of inflationary pressures, Woolworths’ chief executive Brad Banducci said shoppers were gradually shifting their spending from fresh produce to frozen and even…

Natural Succhi: "To be reliable on the markets so as to provide a guarantee to the end consumer."

Artisanal citrus juices and peels made from PGI Sicilian lemons

On the wave of an increasing awareness among consumers about the healthy properties of lemons and, more generally, of a wide range of citrus fruits (blond and red oranges, of which Sicily is a strong producer, clementines, tangerines, pink grapefruit), consumption of artisanal juices has seen substantial…

Mountain Blue & Seven Mile Brewing Co

The drink showcasing the flavour of NSW berries in local partnership

One of Australia's leading berry producers is showcasing the fruit in a unique way, producing a locally produced alcoholic beer, which is proving to be a hit with consumers in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Mountain Blue has joined forces with Seven Mile Brewing Co to create a "sour…

Italy's Ortogel Spa

Italian regulations needed for the citrus processing industry

"The 2022/23 citrus campaign is looming with volumes that are at the average of the previous season. This means that for the citrus derivatives industry specifically, we will have undersized volumes to the extent of about 50%. Quotations, as is well known, have remained very low, despite the lower…

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Lower Austrian Seed Growers' Cooperative presents itself at Potato Europe 2022

Two new varieties for the potato chips and food sector

Together with around 300 active multipliers, Niederösterreichische Saatbaugenossenschaft, Austria's sole potato breeder, has been breeding high-quality potato varieties for international and domestic cultivation for 95 years now. At this year's Potato Europe, the company, based in Meires (Windigsteig),…

Dole Packaged Foods launches new functional frozen fruit smoothie

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC today released its newest innovation, Dole Boosted Blends® Berry Spark™. Always mindful of the latest consumer tastes and trends, Dole has crafted this smoothie with a specific blend of nutrient-dense, ingredients to support brain and cognitive health. "Prompted by the pandemic,…

Industrie Montali

Exports are rewarding made in Italy products even in times of crisis

Italy's Industrie Montali, focused on made in Italy products, continues expanding especially in foreign markets, albeit in a climate of uncertainties that sees rising production costs in every link of the production chain. This is a trend that originated in 2021 and has been exacerbated by the energy and…

Red Sea Farms

Red Sea Farms launches back-to-school campaign in Saudi Arabia

Red Sea Farms is a Saudi Arabian agritech company whose unique technology enables commercial farming in harsh environments. It has now announced its sustainable, Saudi-grown produce, which is now available across the country. The produce is stocked in over 80 supermarket locations at retailers such as…

Italy's Campo d'Oro

A green business model makes it possible to stand out in the marketplace

"Short supply chain, tradition and high service content are just a few characterizing aspects that have contributed to the growth of our brand. As a matter of fact, year 2022 can be defined as the one in a year when we have boosted the development of a business model that aims at a real green revolution.…

Morrisons Mango & Morrisons Mango Fingers

UK: Morrisons urgently recalls fruit over fears it could contain Salmonella

According to the Food Standards Agency, Morrisons are now taking safety steps by recalling two of their popular fruit products as they could contain Salmonella. A food alert, covering Scotland, England and Wales, read: "Morrisons has taken the precautionary step of recalling Morrisons Mango and Morrisons…

Sunfrost

Sunfrost recalls frozen string beans after part of a snake was found

Israeli frozen vegetable company Sunfrost has recalled frozen cut string beans after a piece of a snake was found in one of the packets. Following instructions from the Ministry of Health, the company is asking for customers to return 800 gram packages of cut string beans with barcode 729000012104720 for…

Jörg Moser from Biosanica Ltd:

"Our company is one of the largest suppliers of organic dried apples"

Biosanica Ltd from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern produces around 800 tons of organic dried apples annually. "Our company is one of the largest suppliers of organic dried apples within the individual associations in Germany, whether it is Bioland, Naturland or Demeter in Germany. The demand in the trade is very…

Local market is the temporary solution for avocado oil

“Price for avocados has actually doubled compared to the start of the season”

There is currently lower availability for avocados to be used for making avocado oil, says Irene Njeri, CEO of Kenyan avocado oil exporter Vegbatian: “The supply of avocados comes in curves, and at this moment, we’re seeing the curve of Hass and Fuerte is coming down. The main season is almost over,…

Including brand's first-ever zucchini-based tots

Green Giant introduces three new lines of innovation to freezer aisles

Green Giant®, the well-known brand synonymous with its high-quality vegetables for families, has announced the introduction of three new category innovations: Green Giant…

Linsie Meijer, Sophyn Greens

"To guarantee a consistent supply, we deliberately chose vegetables with year-round availability"

In recent years, a trend toward processing vegetables into food products, to help people eat their daily fruit and vegetable quota, has emerged. Linsie Meijer of Dutch start-up Sophyn Greens supports this trend. It offers vegetable pasta, made with real, fresh vegetables, under the name Sophini. "It's a…

Launches condiments line in the UK

Fresh Del Monte offers Kenya-grown avocados in Europe

Fresh Del Monte is introducing a new product through its Europe and Africa divisions. It recently partnered with D2 International on a new line of Del Monte® branded condiments. Launching in October 2022 and made specifically for the UK market, the condiments come in four flavors—Tomato Ketchup, Light…

Pilze Wohlrab offers 13 different varieties of dried organic mushrooms Pilze Wohlrab GmbH & Co. KG

"Dried mushrooms keep well and have great storability due to the small amount of space they take up"

Mushrooms are always in season with the Wohlrab family.The mushrooms are collected fresh at the optimal moment. "Drying as a preservation process is very gentle on nutrients,…

Cannery pressure keeping California pear pricing strong

It’s an unusual year for California pears. “It’s a market that we’ve never really seen before,” says Kyle Persky of Rivermaid Trading Company. “The processing demand from the canners in California is unprecedented in the amount of tonnage they’re trying to attain. That’s put price pressure on the fresh…

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Brazil: $1 mln investment in wasabi greenhouse production

Pilar do Sul, a town about 150 kilometers from São Paulo, has become known among renowned chefs as the only producers of wasabi in the country, considered a Japanese delicacy even in its country of origin. The grower family is known as the Abuno family.  Currently, the family, which created the Minato Wasabi…

New 7250m2 to grow 3 million pounds of mycelium a year

US (NY): New vertical farm opened to create fungi-based bacon

If all living organisms on Earth evolved from a single cell 3.5 billion years ago, it stands to reason that they’re a lot alike. And, scientists have noted that fungi are characteristically even closer to animals than plants, which helps Eben Bayer, co-founder and CEO of MyForest Foods, argue that fungi…

Fanny van Gastel, Bieze Food Solutions:

"Since COVID, the turnover of pre-packaged pomegranate seeds and de-crowned strawberries has skyrocketed"

The fruit processing site of Bieze Food Group from Ossendrecht will no longer go by the name of Brabantsche Wal this year, but rather Bieze Food Group Ossendrecht. "We received so many questions about the supposed link between our old name and the asparagus grown here that we said goodbye to it", says…

Dutch trader joins byproduct start-up

"It's time for a separate category for bruised products"

Adding value to residual streams. Many fruit and vegetable traders have already racked their brains about this. Marcel Verdellen of Satori Holland has done something about this. With the start-up, Van Kneus, Marcel, Harald van Amerom, a childhood friend - who quit his job as a chartered accountant - and…

Peter Bauwens, DV Fresh:

“We’re ready to introduce our new possibilities to clients”

"Our 15,000m² expansion means DV Fresh is ready for the future," say CEO of DV Fresh, Peter Bauwens, and Dirk Verkinderen, its business manager. This Belgian company processes and packs vegetables. Growth is one reason for this expansion; the need to further automate is another. DV Fresh works according…


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