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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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New squeezable fresh herb product adds flavor to any dish

Last year, Rock Garden introduced a package of fresh herbs and spices called Chef Shots. “Just recently, we modified the Chef Shots and changed the product into a one-shot squeezable pouch,” says Jeff Bruff with Rock Garden, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coosemans Worldwide. “It’s a single-serve portion that.....

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Imported jackfruit finds new uses in U.S.

U.S. consumers are embracing Jackfruit more and more. “We have a good volume of Jackfruit coming in right now. We’re working with four to five loads per week,” says Vicky Cabello of Cabefruit Produce LLC in McAllen, Tex. “We’ve grown in volume in comparison to past year where we were working with two loads per.....

California oranges see lighter season

The supply of California oranges is adequate at the moment. “The season will end sooner than last year due to the lighter crop than we had last season,” says Randy Jacobson of Orange Cove, Ca.-based Cecelia Packing Corp. Cecelia’s supply hails largely from central California. “Most of the competition for.....

US imports from Latin America

Larger fruit causes rebound in honeydew market

The market for honeydew melons has improved in recent weeks. Due to an abundance of smaller fruit entering the market last month, the price had dropped on those sizes. But with larger fruit now arriving, prices have rebounded and growers are predicting a positive second half to the Central American season."The.....

Succesful OPMA and Fruits From Chile

This winter, the Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) collaborated with one of its industry members, Fruits from Chile, to develop a series of innovative marketing programs promoting seasonal Chilean blueberries, stone fruit and grapes to consumers.The OPMA’s successful Produce Made Simple consumer.....

Focus on blackberries, raspberries and new production areas

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The soft fruit category's figures have been in the green for years. Consumption keeps increasing, partially due to the relative newcomers such as raspberries and blackberries. Globally, more attention is being paid to these soft fruits. This is due to increased consumption and higher production or a.....


Asparagus farmers work to remain competitive

Growers say they hope to harvest enough California asparagus for the Easter market, but with recent cool temperatures slowing growth of the crop, and reduced acreage, the locally grown spring vegetable may be harder to find.Warm temperatures in February started production early in many fields. But with Mexican.....

First day of PMA China reflects fast growing fresh produce market in China

Successful2018 PMA Fresh Connections: ChinaToday Shenzhen was the scene of the sixth PMA Fresh Connections: China. It was the first time the conference has been held in this city in South China.The day was filled with a combination of Chinese and international speakers from across the industry covering a wide.....

University of Rhode Island experts ready to help

Land prices & labor issues make farming challenging in Rhode Island

Farming in Rhode Island is a challenging career choice, especially for those just entering the industry, but many farmers are still succeeding thanks to creative marketing and youthful energy.That’s the message from Heather Faubert and Andy Radin, research associates at the University of Rhode Island’s.....

Opens in September in South China

Mission Produce, Lantao and Pagoda launch second avocado ripening centre

Today, Steve Barnard, President of Mission Produce, John Wang CEO of Lantao and Chinese avocado brand Mr Avocado, and Mr Zhu General Manager of the Commodity Centre at Chinese fruit chainstore Pagoda, signed an agreement to open a second avocado ripening centre in the South of China. The signing ceremony was.....

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Sweet root vegetables conquer Germany and Western Europe

Start of the International Sweet Potato Week

For the third time, the International Sweet Potato Week will take place this year. From 21 to 31 March 2018, everything revolves around these orange root vegetables from the USA. Germany, France, Denmark, Finland and other countries are participating in this unique initiative, which was initiated by the.....

Focus on blackberries, raspberries and new production areas

Photo report Global Berry Congress

The soft fruit category's figures have been in the green for years. Consumption keeps increasing, partially due to the relative newcomers such as raspberries and blackberries. Globally, more attention is being paid to these soft fruits. This is due to increased consumption and higher production or a.....

New play on California prunes and custard for Easter

Premium quality California prunes are featuring in this year’s Easter offering from world renowned chocolatier paul.a.young.With Mintel research revealing that confectionery continues to drive Easter purchases in the UK with 49% of Easter shoppers buying chocolate gifts in 2016, Paul has created a delicious.....

UK: Ishida weighers played key role in growth of specialist salad producer

Advanced Ishida weighing technology has played a key role in the success and growth of specialist salad producer Bryans Salads, based in Tarleton, Lancashire.Nine Ishida multihead weighers, including three recently-installed from the company’s latest state-of-the-art RV range, are weighing a wide variety of.....

Del Monte signs agreement with Reefer Terminal in Vado Ligure

Reefer Terminal S.p.A., the company controlled by APM Terminals which manages port facilities dedicated to fruit and vegetables and their handling, and Del Monte have signed a cooperation agreement.Under the agreement, bananas and pineapples, coming from Latin American countries, will arrive in Vado aboard.....

What is the difference between potatoes and sweet potatoes?

Potatoes and sweet potatoes are both originally from America, belong to the tuberous plants and look - more or less - similar. Botanically, they are not related to each other. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a nightshade plant, the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), however, belongs to the bindweed family. The.....

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Greenery-covered tower bears fruit

Vincent Callebaut Architectures recently unveiled a new conceptual mixed-use tower named Arboricole. Envisioned for Angers, France, the project features Callebaut's usual blend of greenery and high-tech sustainable technology, and could produce fruit and vegetables for its residents to pick.Arboricole would.....

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Class action likely, says legal expert

Victims Australian listeria outbreak could make range of claims

US lawyer Bill Marler has been involved in food safety cases around the world for 25 years, including a listeria outbreak in rockmelons in the US that killed 33 people in 2011. He is currently advising lawyers in South Africa on the recent outbreak in cold meat products that has killed 200 people so far.Mr.....

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Australian hazelnuts focus on export options

Caboor Farms is a Victorian based hazelnut grower with a focus firmly on domestic and export growth.We're looking at expanding our market to fully realise the value of our hazelnut products," said Founder/CEO Ben Barrow.Recently Fresh Plaza caught up with Ben as he exhibited his products at Japan's FOODEX.....

The revolution of ethylene absorbers in fruits and vegetables

Generally, there is still a lack of information about ethylene and how this natural hormone affects the ripening of fruits and vegetables. "Even in the fruit and vegetable sector, I find warehouses with cold stores containing all kinds of fruits and vegetables mixed together," says Juan Luís Pedro, director of.....

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Southeastern Grocers: 3 new Fresco y Mas openings

Albertsons prepares digital marketplace for vendors

Amazon tracks many repeat shoppers for line-free Seattle storeAmazon.com Inc is tracking how regularly customers shop at its store without checkout lines in Seattle, and so far, the verdict is they keep coming back. “The ones who work very close, like in the building up above, will come down even just to grab.....

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