Monday, October 15, 2018

Sort by continent | Sort by sector

Cleaner, fresher and more exotic foods the trend for 2019

The NLS Food Evolution Summit was held in San Diego last month. At the event, produce professionals discussed the up and coming food trends that the industry can expect in the…

Job Offers:

» more job offers

Baja green bean supplies to be short after Hurricane Rosa

Green bean growers in Baja California are warning of tight supplies in the early part of November after Hurricane Rosa caused some damage to crops at the start of the month. This comes as another hurricane - Sergio - bears down on the peninsula but this latest hurricane is expected to be weaker than…

Ahead of hard freeze in Colorado

US: Pueblo County farmers rush to pick green chilli peppers

Last week, the race was on for Pueblo County farmers to pick all of the green chilli peppers before the expected hard freeze comes. When the freeze arrives, that’s the signal of the end of chilli growing season out on the mesa. The wet weather week presented a challenge for crews to pick the chillis -and other crops- in time.…

US: Demand for bell peppers on the rise

The fall production on green bell peppers is beginning to build. “We’re starting green bells this week and we’re getting some from Puebla farther south in Mexico and we’re getting some from…

USDA issues complaint against John P. McGraw for alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a complaint against John P. McGraw (McGraw), Marshall, Missouri, for alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act…

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox Enthusiasm for the results achieved with a view to the future

AC Foods chooses blueberry vision from Unitec for quality sorting of blueberries

The results achieved by several US fruit and vegetable packing houses, thanks to UNITEC technologies, have been constantly improving our satisfaction, gratification and trust in their technological innovation which leads to concrete results for our customers. These results have been achieved particularly in California,…

Michael Walsh joins Seald Sweet

Produce marketer Seald Sweet welcomed new hire Michael Walsh on October 15th as an Account Executive. He comes to Seald Sweet with over 40 years experience in the produce industry and will focus on…

Citrus Research Board announces interim president

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) announced that Franco Bernardi will serve as the organizations interim president. As of October 15, Bernardi will lead daily staff operations…

Pharr, Texas celebrates the start of the 2018-2019 produce season

Amid a backdrop of vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables, the Pharr International Bridge held a special event to commemorate the start of the 2018-2019 produce season, celebrating the occasion alongside produce growers, importers, distributors, consumers, dignitaries from Mexico and the United States,…

Wholesaler Theodor Stadtmann GmbH & Co. KG, Bottrop:

''Hurricane leads to sweet potato harvest problems in the US''

Sweet potatoes are nowadays indispensable in German wholesale and retail. After all, these tubers are on the shelf almost all year round. As of mid-September, overseas products will gradually be supplemented with fresh tubers from Spain, which are usually available until the end of the year. Wholesaler…

Sort by continent | Sort by sector


Europe

Enthusiasm for the results achieved with a view to the future

AC Foods chooses blueberry vision from Unitec for quality sorting of blueberries

The results achieved by several US fruit and vegetable packing houses, thanks to UNITEC technologies, have been constantly improving our satisfaction, gratification and trust in their technological innovation which leads to concrete results for our customers. These results have been achieved particularly in California,…

Kiwi Atlántico celebrates 30th anniversary

This year, Kiwi Atlántico is once again attending the international trade fair Fruit Attraction, one of the most important for the horticultural sector worldwide. In 2018, the event will be held for the 10th time, and the company, which is the largest kiwi marketer in Spain, has been attending it since…

Humus - an ancient remedy still used today

New problems solved with ancient revisited remedies - this is the philosophy at Albertoni, one of the few businesses in Italy producing humus from earthworms. In Italy, almost all agricultural lands are poor in organic matter. In some cases, they are near the first stage of desertification. And the…

Supply and domestic demand mesh well

Potato, onion and carrot market in Lower Austria: Stable market situation

The warehouses of the marketers are filled well enough. However, there is a clear difference between gross and net yield this year. Due to numerous qualitative defects, the…

Less meat, less waste and a more sustainable agriculture

Consuming less animal products, reducing global food waste and obtaining a more sustainable agricultural production are essential conditions to meet the planet's food demand by 2050 without irreversibly damaging the environment. This is the main conclusion of an international study published by Nature, which has…

"Insect pests will increase due to climate change"

Climate change is behind the increase in insect pests, which are expected to cause more damage to crops worldwide. This was said in Rome by various experts in the field of…

Bernard Breman

"We have a bumper crop of kiwi berries this year"

The kiwi berry harvest at Bernard Breman in Uffelte, Drenthe in the Netherlands came to an end about three weeks ago. "This year, we had a fantastic harvest with good quality fruit. We have considerably more volume than last year", says the grower. Cultivation conditions also played along this year. "We had no…

Frank Vansimpsen, Sint-Lucie:

“Watercress - a power food for all seasons”

Things are calm for Sint-Lucie at the moment, after the watercress fields were flooded last June. “We had to clear everything before re-sowing at the time, and that kept us busy. Fortunately, we’re spread across Haspengouw, Belgium, with our seven nurseries, and nature was kind enough not to flood all…

Together, Ramona Saa Lobelle and Gert-Jan Slobbe have been at Fortuna Frutos for 60 years

At Fortuna Frutos, two anniversaries were celebrated last week. Since 1 October 2018, Ramona Saa Lobelle and Gert-Jan Slobbe have both been employed for 30 years at this Dutch company. Both started at Marconistraat in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 1 October 1988. The company was then called Fortuna Fruits. This achievement…

Klaas Greydanus:

“We’ve never been out of potatoes before”

Prices on the potato market are currently at a fairly high level. “The processing industry is currently driving prices up, that’s our biggest competitor. But we’re not quite ready for these prices yet on the table potato market,” says Klaas Greydanus of the potato company of the same name in Heerenveen,…

China: Peppers in abundance

In the Xinjiang region in China a massive amount of pepper is harvested around this time of year, as is apparent from a video from New China TV that shows fields full of them being harvested by machines.

Vicente Giner: "There are benefits in having low calibers"

Spain: "The popularity of Satsuma mandarins is growing again"

Forty years have passed since Vicente Giner opened its facilities in Beniflà (Valencia), which currently packs around 100 million oranges and mandarins each campaign and employs more than 300 people in the campaign. FreshPlaza interviewed Vicente Giner, of the third generation, who works with the fourth…

Tips for optimal food storage

Wuppertal student develops 'storage ABC' for fruits and vegetables

When it comes to the subject of food waste, some good ideas are very much needed. The current situation, where in private households one eighth of purchased foodstuffs ends up…

System to be officially launched and demonstrated at Fruit Attraction

"FruitCheck enables efficient quality controls at all stages of the value chain"

Digitization is progressing rapidly, and so is the modern fruit trade. At the upcoming Fruit Attraction trade fair in Madrid, the developer of test equipment, Dr. Lippert Instruments, will be launching and demonstrating its app-based system for optimizing and accelerating quality controls. The technology…

Wholesaler Theodor Stadtmann GmbH & Co. KG, Bottrop:

''Hurricane leads to sweet potato harvest problems in the US''

Sweet potatoes are nowadays indispensable in German wholesale and retail. After all, these tubers are on the shelf almost all year round. As of mid-September, overseas products will gradually be supplemented with fresh tubers from Spain, which are usually available until the end of the year. Wholesaler…

Scotland: Guide for potato pest

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board ‘Potatoes’ has launched a new guide to help potato growers test for Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN), a pest that costs the industry more than £25 million…

An investiment of 1.5 million euros

The walnut supply chain works: new plant inaugurated

On the 11th of October 2018, New Factor inaugurated their new walnut processing plant, costing 1.5 million euros. A zero-km supply chain, with the walnut plants just a few meters away, by the San Martino di Forlì company. The harvesting process at the San Martino company Davide Drei, mayor of Forlì, cut the inaugural ribbon of…

New record set at 32 cents

Italy: The price of potatoes is increasing

On a European level, there has been a decrease in potato production. Italy registered a 5% drop in their production. Thus, considering the strong demand from industry, the Borsa Patate company from Bologna – coordinated by Luciano Trentini – has set at 32 cents the price of its products. This represents…

Italy: Innovative plant for dates by Elisam

Dates are extremely delicate and they require exceptional and specific care. The Elisam company aims at offering an alternative for the processing of fruit and vegetable. The company has developed a system focused on reliability, delicacy and speed. Elisam can provide its clients with innovative solutions for the…

Spain: New packaging format that reduces plastic use by 99%

Mans, the brand for organic fruit and vegetables at Bonpreu and Esclat stores, has just launched a new, more sustainable packaging for organic products that reduces plastic…

Spain: Nazca private equity becomes majority shareholder of aromatic herbs company

The Spanish private equity management company Nazca has become the majority shareholder of Herbex, the number one fresh herbs company in the European market, based in El Ejido, Almeria. In a statement, the heads of Nazca have pointed out that the founder of Herbex, Jaime Visquert, will retain a "significant" share and…

Ana Beltrán, manager of Hispalco:

"Kiwis are going to be a growing crop in Valencia"

Not many know about the existence of kiwi crops in the province of Valencia, which is better known for products such as citrus fruits or kakis. Kiwis have not been grown in Valencia for very long and the production volume is still small, but the truth is that it offers great advantages at an organoleptic…

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

Defra commits to financial support for British producer organisations

A government decision to maintain the annual €40 million EU funding for producer organisations (POs) has been hailed as a huge boost for the fruit and vegetable sector. The…

Fields of rotting apples

Ukraine: Smaller producers not harvesting apples at the moment

In the fall of 2018, small producers were not harvesting their apples because of the low prices. “When you consider the costs of caring for the garden during the growing…

Israeli cucumbers more expensive due to viruses

Cucumber prices have shot up in the past several days, with wholesale prices exceeding 7 shekels a kilo (€1.67), the Agricultural Ministry said. Just last week, the wholesale…

Dutch ripening technology expert will share most recent innovations at PMA Fresh Summit 2018

Interko to bring latest fruit ripening advances to the Americas

Interko, designer, manufacturer and installer of fresh fruit ripening technology, will present its latest cutting-edge advances during next week’s PMA Fresh Summit, taking…

Development phases of the port of Rotterdam

Click here for a larger image.

Greek participation in Madrid three times larger than last year

Top Greek fruit and vegetable enterprises will be participating in ‘Fruit Attraction’, a large international trade fair to be held from 23 to 25 October 2018 in Madrid that…

Herefordshire, UK

Potatoes turned into crisps in 53 minutes

In just 53 minutes, potatoes from a field in Herefordshire were turned into a bag of popular crisps and were put up for sale on the shelves. Tyrrells is the premium hand-cooked crisp makers, based near Leominster, and they pride themselves on maintaining their local provenance. So as a dare, they wanted to see…

‘Landlord, two pints and a packet of Brussels sprouts crisps!’

Walkers launches Brussels sprouts flavoured crisps

Walkers is about to launch three new types of crisps and one of them will divide the country like never before. There will soon be… Brussels sprouts flavoured crisps on the market. Yes, Brussels sprout flavour crisps are bang in the middle of the Walkers festive display triptych of new novelty flavours, set to…

Oceania

Australian agriculture groups join together to voice concerns over harvest workforce plans

Several major farming and horticulture industry representative groups have raised concerns with the Australian Government's new initiative to get unemployed workers to fill the labour shortage gap in harvesting. Under the new plan announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, farmers have to register their need and…

Drought still affects other sectors negatively

Australian orange exports increasing

Although Rabobank’s agribusiness October outlook indicates growth in Australia’s wine and fruit exports, meat and grains are falling short. The monthly report shows that fresh…

Australian summerfruit growers exporting to China receive extra funding

The Victorian state government is helping summerfruit growers with $454,000 in grants to more successfully tap into the booming Chinese market for high-quality produce.…

Drought-stricken Aussie farmers still hope for more

Deluge continues across south-east Queensland

The sodden weekend across south-east Queensland has delivered some remarkable rainfall totals. Locally, as at Noosa Heads on the state's Sunshine Coast,  almost half-a-metre of rain was recorded. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) joked on Twitter that the seven-day rainfall totals for parts of the state's south-east were "starting…

Mango industry in Australia expected to produce more than 10 million trays

Australia's mango industry is on track to once again produce more than 10 million trays of the tropical fruit. In its national crop forecast for 2018/19, the Australian Mango…

Climate analogues of Australia

Climate analogues of Australia

World

MSC accelerates deployment of smart containers for customers

MSC’s partnership with Traxens will enhance supply chain management for shippers through unprecedented visibility of dry cargo flow from door-to-door, adding efficiency,…


© FreshPlaza.com 2018