Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Launch of organic program

North American lemon supplies return to normal

After a couple of months of tight supplies and high prices, lemon supplies have normalized now that the California season is producing more volume. District 3, which incorporates the desert areas of California and Arizona, has been in production for about a month now while District 1 - the San Joaquin…

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Post-harvest solutions company presents protection technology

Hazel Technologies, Inc., a USDA-funded post-harvest solutions company, said it continues to gain traction in the fresh produce industry with its post-harvest quality-protection technologies. According to the company, the technologies improve arrival quality and reduce shrink during distribution. “Many post-harvest solutions…

North Carolina indoor city farm nears completion of Phase 1

Your Local Greens, an industrial size hydroponic indoor city farm located in Burlington, North Carolina, is nearing the completion of Phase I, and preparing its first crops consisting of a variety of lettuces and microgreens. Owned and operated by YLG Partners, Inc., the company was founded on the belief…

Church Brothers Farms builds new facility in northern Mexico

Church Brothers Farms and True Leaf Farms are building a new facility in Northern Mexico to increase the company’s year-round capacity. The 110,000 square-foot plant is less than one mile from the international border in the town of San Luis Rio Colorado; and is located near other large American…

Consistent supply of West Coast spinach

The volume of spinach coming out of the west coast is steady. “The supply of spinach looks good as of today,” says Ken Horwitz of The Salad Farm based in Salinas, Ca. “Supply is about…

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Steven Ware joins Naturipe’s value-added fresh division

Naturipe has announced the appointment of Steven Ware as Vice President and General Manager of Value-Added Fresh. In this role, Ware will be responsible for pursuing growth and business expansion…

Pumpkin production continues to roll strong

As we quickly approach Halloween, ample supplies of pumpkins remain to continue the promotion of carving type orange Jack O’ Lanterns through Halloween. “We have experienced very moderate temperatures (high 70’s to low 80’s) this fall which has allowed for normal production of pumpkins in California” said Ryan Van…

Dan Martin appointed President IFCO North America

IFCO, a supplier of Reusable Plastic Containers for fresh food packaging, announced the appointment of Dan Martin as President, IFCO North America. “We are pleased to welcome…

New Tiny Tim's mini avocado bag launched

LGS Specialty Sales (LGS), has announced that its Tiny Tim’s mini avocados are now available in a more economical bag. Tiny Tim’s launched last year, and after receiving…

Nick Bakelaar, Spot:

“Short and interesting sweet potato season from the US”

The sweet potato harvest in North Carolina already had its yields lowered due to a dry period this season, and hurricane Florence subsequently also caused considerable damage. “The actual harvest figures haven’t become public yet, but at least about 30 per cent of the fields is expected to have been lost…

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Europe

Primland announces its recent IFS Broker certification

On the occasion of its participation in the 2018 Fruit Attraction trade show, Primland wishes to announce its recent IFS Broker certification, obtained in June.     From ISO 9001 to IFS BROKER In response to its customers’ legitimate expectations in ensuring the quality and food safety of its fruit, in 2011 Primland implemented a certified quality management system in accordance with the ISO 9001v2008 standard.   Initially,…

VTA:

Test grubbing delivers lower yields than expected

In Mid-September, the Verenigde Telers Akkerbouw or VTA did a test potato grubbing according to a set protocol among its members. This Dutch growers association has been…

Last demo days as open field representative for Pieter Vermeulen at Sakata

From knife and boots to the excitement of the greenhouse

He has already put on his boots and has his knife at hand to cut the various vegetables in the field. It's Tuesday morning, September 25, 9 am, and Pieter Vermeulen, representative for Sakata in the Benelux and Scandinavia, is fully prepared for the annual open field demo days. This is his last edition…

First half of 2018:

Romania imports 10 times more fruit and vegetables than it exported

Romania imported fruit and vegetables worth €783.1 million in the first half of the year, while exports were almost one tenth of that amount, according to data from the…

Dutch fresh produce company hot on Instagram

NJ Witkamp BV is very active on Instagram. “We put photos of our products on our Instagram and on our story every day. Because we started using Instagram, we now have 760 customers who see our activities every day, and the number of customers is still growing. Every day, we have dozens of new followers…

FruitMasters wins award at Disney Licensing Showcase

Dutch fruit auction association, Koninklijke FruitMasters, is the first licence holder to receive an award from The Walt Disney Company. FruitMasters won the prize in the Food, Health &…

Nick Bakelaar, Spot:

“Short and interesting sweet potato season from the US”

The sweet potato harvest in North Carolina already had its yields lowered due to a dry period this season, and hurricane Florence subsequently also caused considerable damage. “The actual harvest figures haven’t become public yet, but at least about 30 per cent of the fields is expected to have been lost…

Automotive technology used in asparagus harvesting machine

The Italian Bagioni Alfiero machines are used in the harvesting of asparagus. They are now being converted into vehicles. This latest development will be presented at the International Asparagus Days. It uses a device that is similar to those used in motor vehicles. This means the worker can keep the key in his…

Late Southern Hemisphere mandarins pushing Spain's earliest ones away from the market

"There were strong suspicions which have now been confirmed. Producers were concerned that the lack of purchases at origin was the result of a calculated strategy by Europe's large distributors, which have chosen to purchase the late mandarins from the Southern Hemisphere instead of the earliest Spanish…

Spain: Mangoes from July to December if the right varieties are planted

The mango season in Andalusia has very tight schedules due to the great production of the Osteen variety (the favorite among growers), which is harvested from September to…

China and India

Spain: Freshuelva asks for Ministry's help to open new markets for its berries

The manager of Freshuelva, Rafael Domínguez, has told the Secretary-General of Agriculture and Food of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mapa), Fernando…

Spain: Good prospects in terms of volume for Castellon's citrus fruits

After a few quiet months, there is now plenty of activity in citrus orchards and storage facilities in the Spanish province of Castellón. The season is starting with good…

Starting November, first products with Bioland label will be on the shelves

Cooparation between Lidl and Organic Association, Bioland

Buying organic products from a discounter is not for everyone. Loyal buyers of organic foodstuffs in particular are still avoiding the branches of the big discounters.…

Local farmers achieve high level of self-sufficiency

Swiss lamb's lettuce season picks up speed

The peak season of local, Swiss lamb's lettuce is currently witnessing a great momentum. The local harvest started in September and usually these lettuces will be on offer…

Munich Wholesaler OR-PA GmbH convinced of the quality of these fruits

''Prices of first Spanish persimmons lower than usual''

This year's kaki season is picking up speed as we speak. In the Munich wholesale markets, these Spanish fruits have been arriving daily since mid-September. In contrast to previous campaigns, the average prices are moving slightly below the usual levels at the beginning of the season, says Seckin…

Swiss gastronomy supplier puts new lettuce variety into product range

''Great development potential for novel lettuce variety Chicarita''

In the area of single and leaf lettuce, a lot has happened in recent years. There were the Salanova varieties and the mini-Romanas that have quickly found their way to European traders. At the moment, another new lettuce variety has appeared, which is establishing itself at a rapid pace. It is the…

Yet, the increase in exports from Greece raises concerns

Italy: Kiwi production is recovering - up 18%

Italian kiwi’s outlooks are improving, showing a quantitative recovery compared to last year. The 2017 campaign was particularly negative. However, according to the Allenaza delle Cooperative Agrolimetari (Alliance of the Agri-food Cooperatives), this year has registered an 18% increase in the production…

Spain: Frutas Montosa and the success of guacamole

Avocados are a fashionable food item. They are very commonly consumed by those who pursue a healthy lifestyle and are often in the spotlight on Instagram at breakfast time. In recent years, their consumption has grown substantially across Europe, causing the demand to skyrocket. And some Spanish…

Benny Cuypers, BelOrta:

“Belgian greenhouse vegetables are gradually getting more competition from the South”

“The past tomato season was very mediocre. We had long periods with low prices, even for specialities. The market has now recovered a bit, and prices for tomatoes are better…

WAPA: Slightly decreased Prognosfruit forecast for European apple and pear

Due to the favourable weather events all over Europe in spring and early summer, Prognosfruit forecast an apple crop of 12.6 million tonnes and a pear crop of 2.3 million…

LEMA: "We're like your dream organic fruit shopping mall"

There is no doubt that the organic market is here to stay and, in fact, here to grow. A decade or so ago buying organic was a small alternative trend yet today with the…

DeltaTrak showcases FlashLink and FlashTrak products at CAMX 2018

DeltaTrak®, a leading innovator of cold chain management solutions, today announced it will feature its FlashLink -80°C In-Transit Data Logger and FlashTrak Telematics Out-Time Solution at CAMX Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (Booth BB55), at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas…

Adora returns to Fruit Attraction Madrid with big changes

Adora was one of last year’s star newcomers and, after a very successful 12 months, it’s returning to Fruit Attraction with some big changes. Adora is reinforced by Verdita's, a company…

India opens up its domestic market to Ukrainian apple exporters

Ukraine’s trade in agricultural exports to India is really flourishing at the moment. However, it looks set to gain further momentum with the news that India’s Biosecurity…

Advantages of the Mater-Bi mulch film for processing tomatoes

Commercial tomato cultivation in Navarra is about 2,000Ha. This crop is 10% of the regions total produce output and is the #1 crop to use mulch film. But conventional mulch film is not compatible with mechanical harvesting. There is one solution and Miguelangel Los Arcos shares it in this video. Over the past 14 years, he…

Two new varieties in the EAT ME fresh kit range

In view of the upcoming holidays, Nature's Pride is expanding its EAT ME fresh range by adding two new delicious options. With just one Kit you can now easily prepare a Mango- Passion Fruit Mousse or a quick and easy Mango Salsa. The new fresh kits are available from week 48. Nature's Pride wish to inspire consumers with…

Greece: Kiwi season started, but growers are not harvesting yet

The kiwi season has finally started in Greece. Although the season  started with the government giving the permission to start with harvesting around 10 October, but according to Christina Manossis from Zeus, not all growers are harvesting the fruit as of now. Although the government has finally given the green light for…

Family-run Shropshire firm has been named as best in its field in UK

Newport-based Jupiter Group, fresh produce grower and trader, has been awarded the prestigious title of Best Fresh Produce Company in the Food & Drink Awards. The “merit-driven” 2018 recognition was awarded following a combination of votes by “respected industry partners” and “rigorous in-house research” by global…

Obeikan MDF takes its tenth anniversary celebrations to Madrid

The packaging company’s participation in the Packnet session kicks off  the first day of the International Fruit and Vegetable Fair in Madrid Valencia, 15 October 2018. The Spanish…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report

US: New numbers on foodborne illness outbreaks

In 2016, 839 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported to CDC, according to a recently released annual summary from the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS). The data come from reports that state, local, and territorial public health agencies submitted to the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance…

Oceania

Tomatoes NZ agroecology projects hoping to reduce the need for pest-reducing chemicals

A small New Zealand produce farm, is making some exciting progress with some agroecology projects that could reduce the need for chemicals on tomato farms. The Curious Croppers, mainly produce tomatoes on a small scale, but are spearheading a Tomatoes NZ project, called the NZ Agroecology Initiative. Owners Angela and…

Fiji: Local ginger can compete at international markets

Edward Gresser, the Assistant US Trade Representative for Trade Policy and Economics during the USA-Pacific Islands Trade Seminar in Suva, highlighted how his country remains Fiji’s number one export destination. A seminar at the University of the South Pacific highlighted topics such as exporting duty-free to the…

Psa confirmed in Australian kiwifruit orchard

Today Seeka Limited advised the market that the Australian Regulatory Authorities have confirmed Psa on the Seeka orchards in Australia, affecting 4.5 hectares of its 154 hectares of kiwifruit orchards. "It is not definitively decided which strain of Psa it is, but it is likely to be Psa B one of the Asian strains." stated…

World

WAPA: Slightly decreased Prognosfruit forecast for European apple and pear

Due to the favourable weather events all over Europe in spring and early summer, Prognosfruit forecast an apple crop of 12.6 million tonnes and a pear crop of 2.3 million…


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