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Small drops of pesto from Genoa

Pesto di Prà is not a basil pesto that goes unnoticed thanks to its distinctive characteristic - no compromises are made when it comes to the quality of raw materials, meaning costs are not taken into consideration. The seven ingredients, all rigorously of Italian origin, emanate the aromas and flavors reminiscent of the best…

A-INSIGHTS

Low priced imports from Belgium gain import share in US

Global trade volumes of frozen potato products stabilizing

Analysts at Market and consumer data analytics company A-INSIGHTS report that global frozen potato trade volumes have stabilized in July, with the year-to-date volume remaining 0.5% above the pre-COVID levels of 2019. Compared to July 2019, the monthly trade volume was down 0.3%, driven mainly by a 7.6%…

Two new stir fry kits hit the market in 2022

Pre-washed, pre-cut bagged fresh veggies are a winner for consumers who want a fast-fixing meal option to put on the table. Two new products from F&S Produce Co., Green Giant® Fresh Stir-Fry Kits and Little Green Sprout’s Organic vegetables, offer more ways to satisfy shoppers and boost category sales.…

Minister Myriam Dossou-D'Almeida performed the ceremony

Government of Togo inaugurates fruit and vegetable processing unit

The government of Togo has inaugurated its first fruit and vegetable processing unit, developed in Tsevie. Minister Myriam Dossou-D'Almeida performed the ceremony. The…

The Italian company F.lli Aceto

Kiwichips as an example of circular economy

"Four years ago, we started growing yellow and red kiwis in the Crati Valley, in the province of Cosenza in Calabria. The area covers about 110 hectares. The orchard is part of the Jingold Consortium. The kiwis we grow are not suitable for the fresh market because they are too large. They are not thrown…

Mutoko district, Mashonaland East province

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa opens US$1 mln fruit & vegetable processing plant

Last Thursday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa opened a US$1 million fruit and vegetable processing plant in rural Mutoko district, Mashonaland East province. The new plant is…

Love Beets USA announces expanded portfolio under new name

Value-added beet company, Love Beets USA, has launched their new venture, Offshoot Brands. The evolution reflects their expanding portfolio of exclusive healthy lifestyle brands of not only Love Beets, but further brands including Genuine Coconut, Veggie*Confetti, and The Happy Snack Company. Offshoot…

Business Insider

Elgin Fruit Juice Ltd under investigation as source of South African apple juice recalls

Apple juice products produced in South Africa are being recalled due to unacceptable levels of patulin, a mould which can cause nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting. Coca-Cola South Africa was the first to issue a recall of more than 37,000 cases of its Appletiser products in September.…

Casa Grimaldi, Italy

QR code label to inform consumers about the origins and history of the crops

"We have been growing citrus fruits and tomatoes of cultivars native to the Campania (Italy) lands for over 4 generations. Our flagship products are the San Marzano tomato and an aromatic lemon of the Zagara Bianca variety, which we transform into cold-processed juice according to traditional methods,"…

Sustainable, healthy food from the ocean: “Seaweed is the vegetable of the future”

Clothes, furniture, and packaging material. These are just some of many things for which seaweed is used. Not surprisingly, this versatile natural product is becoming increasingly popular. And sea vegetables are also hot and happening on the plate. Martijn van Damme traded in onions for edible seaweed.…

Australia lifts ‘anti-dumping’ measure on Filipino canned pineapples

The Australian government has decided to lift the 15-year anti-dumping ban it imposed on Philippine canned pineapples. Canberra first imposed the anti-dumping measure in 2006…

Mastrototaro Food

Top-quality dried tomatoes made in Apulia

"Mechanical harvesting would help us save time and resources we could then invest somewhere else... Purchasing raw material from third parties would enable us to increase production... This is all true, but Mastrototaro Food is not interested," explains Mauro Mastrototaro, owner of the company founded in…

Sanit Wing

Rwandan firm makes skincare products from avocados

Alexandre Nshimiyimana sees avocados as more than just a snack; his company uses the fruit to make skincare products like moisturizers and soap. Sanit Wing, located in Burera District, Northern Province, is a processing and manufacturing industrial company that produces a variety of oils, cosmetics and…

Iran's Nobar Sabz Frozen fruits and vegetables

Exporting IQF fruits and vegetables to five continents

The Nobar Sabz agro-industrial Company, which is known to be the leading exporter of frozen fruits and vegetables to five different continents in the world, displayed its various high-quality products in the 2021 Agrofood fair in Tehran, such as frozen fried Sabzi Ghormeh, frozen Sabzi Kuku, frozen soup…

Industrie Montali - Italy

The market for processed tomatoes in Russia is expanding

ICE-Agenzia per la Promozione all'Estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle Imprese Italiane (ICE-Agency for the Promotion of Italian Companies Abroad and the Internationalization of Italian Companies) has organized a World Food autumn trade fair in Moscow from 21 to 24 September 2021. The event, now in its…

Unnamed potato processing company eyes spot at Pocatello Regional Airport

An undisclosed company plans to process locally sourced potatoes into frozen fries and dehydrated products within a refrigerated warehouse to be built at Pocatello Regional…

Geoffrey Delbaere (Warnez Potatoes): "Failures mean total potato yields are even lower than in the last two, dry summers"

Belgian potato processor brings innovative vegan meals to supermarket shelves

The arrival of Belgian potatoes is challenging, quality-wise. So says Geoffrey Delbaere, sales manager at Warnez Potatoes. "We're, indeed, getting far more potatoes than the last two dry years. The wet summer caused a lot of rotting during storage as well. That's resulted in plenty of failures when those…

Paltavo will showcase its product portfolio during the next edition of Fruit Attraction

The first avocado mayonnaise hits the market

The first avocado mayonnaise is already a reality. Paltavo, the company from Malaga, will present its Avonesa (avocado mayonnaise) at the next edition of Fruit Attraction, which will be held in Madrid from October 5 to the 7. This sauce is made from natural ingredients. It is egg-free, gluten-free, and…

Sicilian pomegranate season starts two weeks later than usual

"The pomegranate harvest started a few weeks ago and the early varieties such as Smith and Acco were the first to go," said Gaetano Tirrò, a professional pomegranate grower. Gaetano Tirrò "Compared to last year, the delay is about 15 days, because in 2020 we started harvesting in the last week of August,…

Veg Italia S.r.l.

A healthy fruit&chocolate snack that makes the difference

"Our fruit&chocolate energy bars are well-balanced tasty snacks ideal during sport or just to nibble. They are made with high-quality natural ingredients, plus they are suitable for vegetarians and gluten free. They are available in practical 35 to 60 gram packets, perfect to be eaten on the go," reports…

Rosso Gargano

The Made in Italy brand is gaining ground by guaranteeing quality and food safety

"We expect the tomato derivatives campaign to last until the first week of October. At the moment, we are harvesting very sweet, albeit small, crops, which are ideal for processing. The excessive summer heat and drought have affected the normal growth cycles of the berries, with a knock-on effect on…

Belgian Vegetable Processing Sector Union gets new general secretary

On Monday, September 13, 2021, Noémi Van Bogaert started as general secretary / scientific advisor at Vegebe. Vegebe is Belgium's union for the vegetable processing sector.…

McCain Foods Ltd

McCain Foods announces new plant-based brand

McCain Foods has announced the launch of its new plant-based brand which will offer dips, spreads, sauces and cheeses made from root vegetables. The Simple Root range will include cooking sauces – such as bechamel, truffle and cheese – pesto, cream ‘cheeze’ and a variation of dips such as roasted garlic…

USDA

China: Frozen French fries production expands

Marketing year 2021/22 (September to August) fresh potato production is forecast at 94 million metric tons (MMT), a 5 percent decrease from the estimated 99 MMT produced in MY2020/21, a result of decreased acreage. According to industry sources, potato planting area decreased in the northern single crop…

"Enjoy taking care of yourself"

Bonnysa launches its guacamole with spirulina to the market

According to the data observed in the markets after COVID-19 hit the world, the primary value consumers uphold when choosing the products they buy is that they are 100% fresh and natural. Faced with other options, they will opt for products that add value to their consumption. In this sense, the…

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PepsiCo UK invests £24 mln in Lincoln factory

PepsiCo UK recently announced it is investing £24 million in their Lincoln snack factory. Their intent is to upgrade their facilities, meet the growing consumer demand and…

Due to possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

Kroger Co. voluntarily recalls 16-ounce Kroger Bagged Kale

The Kroger Co. is voluntarily recalling its 16-ounce Kroger bagged kale product, produced by Baker Farms, due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and…

McPlant

McDonalds starts offering plant-based burger in the UK and Ireland

McDonald’s UK&I has announced a trial for its first ever plant-based burger – the McPlant – which delivers the same taste and experience one would expect from a McDonald’s…

AU: strawberry grower makes 25,000 jars of jam to combat waste

As there were not enough people to pluck the hundreds of thousands of strawberries on Anthony Sarks's pick-your-own farm, he decided to make 25,000 jars of jam. Normally, the…

Egyptian exports up 49% to $3.6 billion in June

Egypt’s exports reached $3.61 billion in June 2021. This is a 49.2 percent increase as a compared to $2.94 billion in the same month last year. According to the Central Agency…

New way to freeze foods could cut carbon emissions immensely

Freezing is a relatively cost-effective way to preserve nutrients and taste, but unfortunately it comes with a big energy and carbon emissions price tag. Researchers now…

Updated food recall warning

Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

The food recall warning issued on August 26, 2021 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Curation Foods is recalling Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits from the…

Joost Debeuckelaere, Waltson chips, Belgium:

“We can immediately scale up to producing 4,000 bags of artisanal chips per day"

At the end of last year, Joost Debeuckelaere began producing his own chips. He is from Agro Debeuckelaere Staden, a Belgian potato wholesaler. This company has been trading in potatoes since 1935. It has specialized in chip potatoes since 1985. They have, therefore, gained considerable knowledge over the…

La Torrente - Campania, Italy

If there is a shortage of drivers, who transports tomatoes from the fields to the industry?

"High temperatures and prolonged drought are just a few aspects of this particular processing tomato campaign. We have to deal with problems related to the lack of transport,…

Sicilian brand Campo d'Oro

Biological crops fit in with the latest environmental and health standards

"The new organic line of sauces and pesto that we presented at Cibus 2021 received great interest from the visitors, especially from foreign buyers. I think this is due to the growing awareness of consumers for environmental issues and current health trends. These are two factors that strongly attract…

Huercasa's novelties for Fruit Attraction

Grilled corn on the cob, halved sweet potato, marinated salad beets, and baked potato with skin

Huercasa will participate in Fruit Attraction, the sector's most important event at the national level, which will be held in person from October 5 to 7 at IFEMA, Madrid's trade fair and exhibition center, after the 2020 fair was held exclusively online. The company will take advantage of this scenario…

SHAFFE marks its presence in the main meetings of the fresh fruit industry worldwide

"Among our strategic objectives established for the year 2023 is to position SHAFFE as a voice within the international fruit sector, and thus enhance exports from the…

Lidl signs £11 mln supply deal with fresh food producer Willowbrook

Lidl Northern Ireland has awarded Newtownards fresh food producer Willowbrook Foods an expanded supply deal worth £11 million. The deal is nearly double its previous contract.…

Birds Eye builds huge vegetable processing plant in Waseca, Minnesota

The new vegetable processing plant, currently under construction on the outskirts of the southern Minnesota city of Waseca, is the largest investment that food giant Conagra…

Reitzel wants to relocate pickle production

While most of the pickles consumed in France come from India and Eastern Europe, the Reitzel group and 24 farmers want to reverse the trend by relocating the production in…

New products showcased at Cibus 2021

There is a need to restart after months of closures but, most of all, there is the need to discuss the commercial situation, considering the changes that have occurred over the past year and a half on both a production and consumption level. The 2020 edition of ERA was cancelled due to the pandemic. The…

Florida Citrus Mutual seeks FDA enforcement discretion regarding orange juice Brix

Florida Citrus Mutual is attempting to protect growers in the event Florida oranges don’t meet the minimum Brix requirement for not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice. FCM…

Carbone Conserve Vegetali

Essenza - a new line of vegetable products

"Essenza is the new line of vegetable spreads we developed during the pandemic. While in lockdown, we had time to think and experiment new recipes to meet market demands, which are increasingly oriented towards healthy products and the short chain. Essenza has the objective of valorizing the genuine…

Bart Wehman - a man with extensive agricultural experience from “seed to ready-to-eat”.

Bart Wehman is passionate about introducing products and technologies that can make a difference. He is a true business development manager. In a nutshell, his experience ranges from “seed, to ready-to-eat”. It includes all facets of the horticultural supply chain. For almost a decade Bart has resided…

VOG Products on track despite Corona pandemic

Despite the Corona pandemic, VOG Products completed a successful fiscal year. Sales reached 102.5 million euros; the disbursement volume to member cooperatives amounts to around 40 million euros. VOG Products can look back on an exceptional fiscal year, which was dominated by the coronavirus. Thanks to…

Canada: Food Recall Warning

Eat Smart brand Asian Sesame Chopped Salad Kit recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Curation Foods is recalling Eat Smart brand Asian Sesame (Sésame asiatique) Chopped Salad Kit from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test…

Organic sliced apple products for food retail, schools, and foodservice

Fresh Innovations California, LLC is getting ready to make a splash at the Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, CA on September 16th. It is excited to exhibit its premium organic sliced apple products alongside other industry leaders in the organic produce space. Consumers want organics and Fresh…

Perano Enrico & Figli - Apulia, Italy

High packaging costs are leading to higher prices for industrial tomatoes

"The processing tomato campaign will continue beyond August, albeit with many difficulties. Volumes are high and, in contrast to previous years, the prices of processed products are also on the rise, driven by the unprecedented increase in raw material packaging, which is difficult to find," said Enzo…

Vitafoods is unrivaled in FM removal after reinvesting in the SORTEX FA range

IQF fruit processor Vitafoods, born from a recent merger between frozen food giants Hortifrut and Alifrut, has extended its relationship with Bühler by investing in the SORTEX FA range to handle its processing operations. The plug and play optical sorters with advanced definition of color defects and…

Food recall warning

Veggie Foodle brand Green Zucchini Whole Vegetable Noodles recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Freshline Foods Ltd. is recalling Veggie Foodle brand Green Zucchini Whole Vegetable Noodles from the marketplace due to Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see…

California's deepening drought threatens its $6 billion almond industry

As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched orchard in California’s agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley, where a…

FruitHydroSinni: "We will double our production of strawberries and tomatoes"

Sharp rise in demand for nickel and histamine-free processed products

"We began with the aim of providing solutions to a niche market, i.e., those consumers who suffer from food allergies and intolerances, an issue that is very dear to us and which stems from a family problem. We would never have imagined that, in a short time, our products could be purchased by everyone,…

Industrie Montali presents its new premium products at Cibus Parma 2021

New high-end product in tube and single-portion format

"At Cibus Parma 2021, from 31 August to 3 September, we will present the new line of high-end products, called Linea Chef," said Stefania Montali, marketing manager and owner of Industrie Montali. "The new line is the result of a very laborious recipe work, on which we have invested energy and resources,…

Company also launches seventh Quality Promise “Efficient Cargo Claims Handling”

Hapag-Lloyd achieves very good result in first half year of 2021

Hapag-Lloyd published its figures for the first half year of 2021 today. It concluded with an EBITDA of USD 4.2 billion (EUR 3.5 billion). The EBIT rose to USD 3.5 billion…

Lome Super Fruit

With the reopenings, fruit juice consumption has suddenly revived

"The Italian economy seems to have recovered after more than a year of closure, isolation and distancing. People are going on holiday; clubs are filling up and purchases in shops are increasing. Our Lome Super Fruit juice mixes, which were launched at the height of the pandemic when, unfortunately, the…

PND peeling machines for efficient fruit processing

How to get dehydrated apple chips in a few steps

Commercial products are constantly adapting to consumer purchasing trends, taking into account their lifestyle, culinary traditions, where they live, and so on. But one thing that is of top priority among westernized countries is a lifestyle based on a healthy balanced diet. As a result, today's consumers…

Due to possible Listeria risk

Harvest Fresh vegetable spiral stir fry kit added to recall

Veg Pak Produce has added Harvest Fresh brand stir fry vegetables to its recall of Harvest Fresh brand zucchini spirals because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall is an update of the warning issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on July 25, 2021. This recall was triggered…

Lamb Weston/Meijer to increase production capacity with new state-of-the-art fries plant in the Netherlands

Lamb Weston/Meijer (LW/M) has announced plans to build a new French fries plant. That will increase the current production facilities at its Kruiningen site in the Netherlands. This is an investment of approximately €200 million. It'll boost the company's annual production capacity by 180,000 MT. The new…

European vegetable processors express concerns on consequences of extreme weather conditions

The extreme weather conditions in Belgium, the Netherlands and big parts of Germany are impacting the harvesting and sowing of several vegetable crops.  The heavy rainfall of the…

Stefanie de Kok on sweet potatoes and potato chip production:

"Desire for regionality and direct marketing is on the rise"

The cultivation of sweet potatoes is gaining momentum in Germany. Meerbusch Kartoffelhof is committed to this cultivation and the production of potato chips, says commercial manager Stefanie de Kok. Stefanie de Kok Rise and harvest of sweet potatoesThis year, the Meerbusch-based company included sweet potatoes…


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