Processed fruit and vegetables

Nigeria: Chivita drives consumer preference with its excellent quality

CHI Limited has said it will continue to ensure that its product, Chivita, continues to be the reference point for premium quality fruit juice in Nigeria. CHI Limited’s…

Egyptian canned vegetable producers continue to serve the Russian market

The Egyptian exporter Wadi El Nile, which markets its products under the brand names "Wadi ElNile", "Vida", "Al Shahid" and "Mando", continues to serve the Russian market without interruption. The company offers a wide range of products: a dozen varieties and shapes of olives, artichokes, cucumbers, peppers,…

Charles Gassier, Phyte:

“Our Phyte juice line is a fun way to consume fruit and vegetables”

Two years ago, Charles and Edouard Gassier joined Fruits&Compagnie, based in Caissargues, in the south of France. Their objective was then to add some strings to this family business with a range of more elaborate products.” Today, Fruits&Compagnie does not offer only fresh fruit (40,000 tons of apples,…

RossoGargano

The cost of tomato products has doubled

“Industry tomato prices in the food service channels have more than doubled to cover the increased energy costs, especially when it comes to gas (which alone increased by 620%). According to a projection, the cost of tinplate, which has already grown by 58%, will increase by another 15% in 2023. In such…

Industrie Montali

Growing demand for Italian processed products on the US markets

"It is a slow period in domestic market sales, due to price increases that have a strong impact on household purchasing power. The exception is the U.S. market, for a twofold reason. First of all, the lowered costs of logistics, as well as a greater availability of containers and the better quotations of…

Lettuce could come back to Canadian menus within a few weeks

With lettuce pricing starting to come back down this week, the popular vegetable should come back to the Canadian restaurant menus it has been eliminated from temporarily in the near future. Last week, lettuce made headlines in Canada following reports it was being pulled from menus temporarily.…

Pulsemaster at Interpom 2022

Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) systems for large, peeled and unpeeled potatoes

As a supplier of Pulsed Electric Field systems for better French fries and potato chips, the innovative Dutch-German company Pulsemaster continues to specialize in Pulsed Electric Field processing. " With Pulsemaster PEF-systems huge improvements can be achieved in the production process of chips and…

Pascale Savi, Relais Vert:

“We are relocating and developing cabbage production in the region to secure our local purchases”

French cabbage from the Provence region has been available at Relais Vert since the beginning of November. “Slightly earlier than usual because the weather was nice this autumn,” explains Pascale Savi, a customer of the organic wholesaler in Carpentras. “The Provence region is perfect for the cultivation…

Leon van den Oord, Jac van den Oord Potatoes:

"Dutch 'stamppot' potatoes remain all time winter classic"

The 'stamppot', a traditional Dutch mash potato dish, remains an all time classic in the country's winter months. Jac van den Oord Potatoes capitalizes on this with their Special Purpose Pomatoes line, selecting potatoes especially for stamppot. "Colder weather is favorable in general for the potato business,…

Joost Debeuckelaere, Waltson Chips:

"People increasingly appreciate local, artisanal chips' added value; especially around Christmas"

The festive season is slowly approaching: always a hectic time for Waltson artisanal chips. "More people are starting to appreciate the added value of local, artisanal chips over industrial ones, especially during the holidays. People like giving their friends and family slightly more special chips,"…

Fresh-cut facility opens in Qatar to meet demand for sports tournaments

Ahead of the upcoming international sports tournaments, Fresh Del Monte’s operations in the Middle East completed a new fresh-cut facility to meet the expected heightened demand. As needed volumes of its products are expected to double during upcoming touristic events. The facility in Doha, Qatar is a…

Processed fruit and veg consumption driven by changing diets, busy lifestyles

Processed fruit and vegetables have seen an increased uptake, after the Covid-19 lockdowns, as well as people's changing diet and busy lifestyles. The EU has become a major…

Consumers Agree:

It’s easier to eat more produce and reduce food waste with frozen fruits and vegetables

A new survey finds that more than a quarter of shoppers are buying more frozen fruits and vegetables than three years ago and identify many benefits with these foods. Frozen…

Arctic Gardens gets a rebrand

Launched in 1987, Arctic Gardens is a brand of high quality vegetables, both in terms of the diversity of its offering and its production methods. Arctic Gardens today pays tribute to its know-how. A brand for which craftsmen and people work together with nature to take care of its land. A full family of homegrown vegetables,…

FAM, Stumabo and Kiremko start global partnership

Kiremko, manufacturer of turnkey potato processing lines and FAM Stumabo, worldwide known for their progressive industrial potato cutting solutions and innovative shapes produced through hydrocutting systems, have entered a long-term global partnership. In this partnership FAM (a Kiremko-partner for more…

Taiwan company to provide more healthy pre-packaged food for APAC market

Hwa Nan Food Industrial Co. Ltd (Hwa Nan Food), a Taiwanese pre-packaged food and import-export-trading company, continues to push for healthier options for consumers with its…

AVA-ASAJA condemns Don Simón's newest ad

"Did you know that an orange starts losing its properties once it's harvested from a tree?"

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has harshly criticized the latest ad aired by Don Simón, a brand of the García Carrión business group, which states that…

Egyptian strawberry producer achieves production leap

The Egyptian strawberry brand "Mozare3" started its venture a little over a year ago. The company's business model is based on contracting small producers and providing them with engineering support and a marketing umbrella. Mr. Ahmed Elkot, strawberries crop manager at Mozare3, said: "We have grown from…

"The export of deep-processed garlic products is increasing year by year"

Deep-processed garlic products include garlic slices, garlic chunks, and garlic powder. China ranks first in the world in terms of the output and export of deep-processed garlic and onion products. "Overseas, especially the European and American markets, have a large demand for deep-processed garlic…

Teorema Mediterraneo Srl - Italy

An Italian all-female company making its way abroad through processed fruits and vegetables

Teorema Mediterraneo consists of an all-female team who works hand-in-hand between two plants equipped to process its processed fruit and vegetable production lines. "We produce Teorema Mediterraneo's processed fruits and vegetables in a dedicated area of the plant, along with the entire line of…

California-based Climate Candy

FAVES: Unharvested fruit and vegetables turned into chewy sweets

Roughly one-third of all food that farmers around the world produce is never consumed. Much is wasted at retail and consumer levels, but food loss starts on farms when crops go unharvested. Buyers might drop out or offer a price too low to make harvesting worthwhile, or fruits and vegetables are rejected…

Infused with natural African fruit flavors like pineapple and passion fruit Twitter.com

Kenya Breweries Limited launches fruit flavoured beer

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has launched Rockshore Tropical Lager. It is a new alcoholic beer that is fruit flavored, forming part of KBL’s light beer category. The new…

Anicav President Marco Serafini aims to create a policy agenda

A drop of 10% for processed tomatoes in Italy

The tenth edition of Anicav's public assembly, The Red Thread of Tomatoes, titled 'Competitive Strategies to Support a Leading Supply Chain,' was held on 26 October 2022, in Parma, Italy. Protagonists of the annual meeting were the results of a campaign conducted under the banner of difficulties and…

‘A new era and a new brand image for the company’

Bonduelle Americas Long Life becomes NORTERA

North American player in canned and frozen vegetable processing NORTERA launches its new brand image after 65% of Bonduelle Americas Long Life's shares were acquired by Fonds…

Provelpack: "Each bottle of Exotica contains the oil of 18 avocados of the Hass variety obtained by cold pressing"

"Extra virgin avocado oil is a very interesting and healthy alternative to other vegetable oils"

While they are an exotic product, avocados have become popular and deseasonalized, to the point of having become a part of the population's regular diet. In the last two decades, according to FAO data, avocado exports have multiplied almost eightfold as a result of an increase in the demand and…

Available in 2023

New packaged salad kits unveiled

Misionero, a grower of organic and conventional leafy greens, will showcase two new packaged salad kits at the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Global Produce & Floral Show on October 27–29. The new products include a Buttery Simple Salad kit and a Miso Caesar Simple Salad kit that will be available for purchase…

Gerrie Groot of G. Kramer & Zonen:

"With freshly packed sauerkraut, we're tapping into a new market"

Sauerkraut deliveries are running smoothly, says sauerkraut producer G. Kramer & Zonen's Gerrie Groot. "Our customers' sales are noticeably increasing. Sauerkraut is one of the cheapest vegetables, and that's surely an advantage in these times of inflation." G. Kramer and Zonen usually make about 200,000kg…

A natural puree Spanish tomato was awarded the Mediterranean Taste Awards' Gold Award

The Cool Vega company recently participated in the Mediterranean Taste Awards with its VIB's Natural Grated Tomato 250 grams. "The Mediterranean Taste Awards aim to share the benefits…

New vegetable products on display

Ocean Mist Farms, a grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., will attend IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show in Booth #1661 October 27-29. The value-added product line includes Broccoli Florets, Vegetable Medley and Brussels sprouts.  There it will feature its new Broccoli Slaw and 2lb sizes from…

Rescue Pops – Plums Up: Sorbet sticks made from repurposed plums

Peters Ice Cream has partnered with Australian fresh produce company, Montague, to create Rescue Pops – Plums Up, a frozen fruit sorbet stick made from rescued and repurposed…

France: Euralis and Bonduelle create a branch for dry vegetables

Euralis and Bonduelle have been partners for many years in the production of sweet corn and green vegetables. The cooperative and group have now signed a partnership for the creation of a branch for dry vegetables. Euralis will now offer its member farmers the opportunity to produce lentils, dried beans…

Sicilian prickly pear juice selected at SIAL Innovation 2022

“We want to set up a prickly pear juice chain in Sicily due to the demand for processed products made with healthy exotic fruits. During the last fairs and at Sial 2022 in Paris, there was a lot of interest for fresh produce, but there is still a lot to do when it comes to juices," reports Salvatore…

Gargano Sapori

"200 types of liqueurs and 50 types of jam sold all over Italy and Europe"

Gargan'Ok boasts a facility of over 1,300 sq m and 20 employees who work all year round to produce spirits, jams and other artisanal products made with citrus fruits and certified fruits, sold all over Europe under the Gargano Sapori brand. These products know no crisis or drops in orders despite the difficult…

Lidl

Lidl has launched a new smashed avocado range

Lidl has launched a Meadow Fresh Smashed Avocado range, available in two flavours: Smashed Avocado with Lime and Smashed Avocado with Chilli, the dips are available for 85p. The range is made from avocados which were unable to be sold whole, so is the perfect option for food waste conscious shoppers. Produced in the…

DataLiner

Brazil: Orange juice exports up 3.24%

Total shipments of Brazilian orange juice (FCOJ Equivalent to 66 Brix) from July to September, which marks the first quarter of the 2022/2023 harvest, closed with a volume of 276,212 tons. This volume represents an increase of 3.24% compared to the first three months of the 2021/2022 harvest, when…

Agricola Patea from 15 to 19 October at SIAL Paris 2022 - Stand C094 Hall 1

100% fruit juice from mangoes grown in Italy

"We have been observing market trends and consumer preferences, which are increasingly oriented toward exotic and innovative flavors, and we have focused on mangoes grown in Italy. Among the most important features of this new product (presented at SIAL 2022 in Paris) is that it is mango naturally grown…

Cucina Antica - Italy

New vegetable gourmet pairings for the retail segment

"Cucina Antica represents the union of traditional flavors and the pursuit of new gourmet combinations. In recent years we have renewed the line based on market trends and demands. This is how various tasty recipes such as Citrus Pesto were created. We have also reduced product weights both to meet the…

Springfresh uses onion waste streams to make powders, chutneys and spreads

"We're fully focused on adding value to our residual streams"

Russia's invasion of Ukraine earlier this year has challenged Polish vegetable processor, Springfresh. Not only did energy costs spike, but it has also become tough to find workers. "Even before the war broke out, we had many Ukrainian employees. Suddenly, the men had to go to war, and we got an influx…

Produce brands integrate innovation into new and traditional product lineups

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and its subsidiary Mann Packing Co., Inc. announced they will exhibit at the IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show to be held in Orlando, Florida October 27 – 29, 2022. Both companies will showcase a variety of new and traditional products – fresh and fresh-cut produce, in…

FTA between Philippines and South Korea will hopefully enter into force in 2023

The Philippines are eager to activate the free trade agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Korea next year, as the bilateral pact will benefiting its banana and processed…

WTO Panel rules against Colombia’s anti-dumping duties on frozen fries in line with EU’s claims

The EU welcomes the WTO ruling that confirms that the anti-dumping duties imposed by Colombia on frozen fries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands are in breach of WTO…

Releases new salad variety featuring Sabra® guacamole

Fifth Season lets the fresh greens speak for themselves in bold new packaging design

Fifth Season – a food system pioneer and the first player in the vertical farming space to launch ready-to-eat salad kits with distribution in 12+ states in over 1,200 locations – is upping the ante again with a bold new package design, as well as a brand new flavor variety. Fifth Season operates a…

Fresh Produce Category

Surinver's Creamy Pumpkin Desserts were awarded the Innovation Hub award at Fruit Attraction

On October 6, Fruit Attraction celebrated its Innovation Hub Awards, which recognized the innovative work of 3 companies. Surinver was awarded within the Fresh Produce category for its new Creamy Pumpkin Fruit Dessert Range. A jury composed of five prominent personalities awarded the Alicante cooperative…

Premium salad kits now available across the Midwest and East Coast

BrightFarms announced that its premium “Crunch Kit™ Salads” are now available across the Midwest and East Coast. The supplier of indoor-grown packaged salads will showcase and sample its premium “Crunch Kit Salads” during IFPA’s Global Show (booth #4949) October 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. Salad kits are…

New chopped kits and lettuce blend join Fresh Express Product line up

As consumer demand remains strong for convenient, healthy, and high-end restaurant-quality meals at home, Fresh Express®, a large player in value added salads, has announced three new offerings in its line of best-selling chopped salad kits: Twisted Caesar Lemon Caesar, Twisted Caesar Pesto Caesar and…

Four millennial-targeted salad kits debut across California and Nevada

Fresh Prep, LLC's retail line, Green Fork, launched four salad kits across California and Nevada under The Save Mart Companies banners of Save Mart and Lucky California yesterday. The Everything But The Burger™ and All Hail Lemon Kale™ are two brand new SKUs from Green Fork and will join the Marvelous…

Goa to promote alternative cola from nutmeg fruit

A former IT professional from Goa has formulated a herbal cola from agro waste of the nutmeg fruit. Once largescale production of the herbal cola begins, it is expected to…

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…

Also dishing up "Taste Fest" themed mobile sampling tour in select markets

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…

Twitter.com

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…

Top-tailing, cutting, weighing, sorting, parting

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…


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