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Jan Hanssens, Head Agronomist at Ardo

"Everything depends on rain in the coming period"

It is going to be a difficult season for Ardo, one of the largest vegetable processing companies in Europe. "2017 is one of the worst years. Everything depends on the rain in the coming weeks", says Jan Hanssens, Head Agronomist at Ardo. "We can live with a harvest of -5 to -20 percent, but it becomes.....

Changing consumer demand drives growth in Japan's processed fruit industry

The market for fruit in Japan is changing. Demand for easy - to - eat foods is growing, driven by factors such as the continued diversification of the diet, especially among younger generations, and the growth in the number of single and two person households. Meanwhile, consumers of all generations are.....

The Netherlands surpasses the United States as a destination

Costa Rica: Exports of fruit purees and paste increase

Costa Rican exports of fruit purees and pastes have soared in the last three years, from $22 million in 2013 to $81 million last year, according to data obtained from the 2016 statistical yearbook of the Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer).In the first four months of this year (January-April), the value of sales.....

Italy: Sprout mixes are ideal in the summer

A new facility in a strategic location, covering over 1,200 sq m, has been inaugurated, thanks to which Vivo, a company specialising in sprouts and microgreens, will be able to increase its production and meet demands. For the summer period, it has relaunched fresh sprout mixes.The new "Vivo" facility in.....

Myanmar Agri-Business Group

Myanmar is ready to spice up the industry

Myanmar Agri-Business Group (MABG) based in the Southeast Asian country’s capital, Yangon, is known for processing and exporting of high quality chemical-free products such as ginger, turmeric and organic teas, which are all sustainably grown by smallholder farmers. The MABG company has benefited a lot from.....

In 2016: Production of processed O&G worth almost 2 billion euros

In 2016, 61 manufacturing enterprises in North Rhine-Westphalia produced fruit and vegetable products valued at 1.99 billion. As Information und Technik [Information and Technology] North Rhine-Westphalia (the official statistics center of the federal state) reported, the sales values rose by 10.1 percent.....

Hort Innovation Australia working to create healthy snacks with food waste

In a bid to reduce vegetable waste Horticulture Innovation Australia and the CSIRO are working with growers to turn imperfect-looking vegetables into nutrient-rich snacks and supplements.HIA chief executive John Lloyd said the project was investigating how good nutrients, or phytonutrients, could be drawn from.....

Spain: Method to extend shelf life of artichoke hearts discovered

The Department of Agricultural Chemistry of the University of Murcia has found a way to extend the shelf life of fresh artichoke hearts by up to 15, or even 20 days by means of minimum processing techniques based on washing, cutting and packaging to make things easier for the consumer.This research, published.....

New labs and opportunities for NatureSeal in Europe

NatureSeal announced expansion of its European research capabilities after opening new R&D labs and NPD facilities for AgriCoat Natureseal Ltd at the company’s facility in West Berkshire, England.Designed and installed with the help of the team from Kastner Laboratory furniture, the new space will play a.....

Fruit juice still allowed

NZ beverage makers agree to water-only policy for schools

Drink manufacturers have agreed to a world-leading water-only policy for all New Zealand primary and intermediate schools. The NZ Beverage Council, which represents companies that sell 95 per cent of all juice and non-alcoholic drinks, will also stop selling sugar-sweetened soft drinks and energy drinks in.....

Jack Hamilton - Mash Direct

"Its all about finding new markets for traditional British vegetables"

The fresh produce sector is full of trendy new fruit and weird and wonderful vegetables, so with such a wide variety of products to choose from how do you get consumers to eat good old fashioned British veg?One company specialising in traditional veg is Mash Direct from Northern Ireland, who's main products.....

Juice consumption in Spain down by more than 15% in five years

The consumption of packaged juice is marked by a downward trend at the European level, and especially in Spain, where the fall over the last five years exceeds 15%.This has been revealed by the data collected in the latest report of the European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN), which point out that in 2016.....

South Australian brewery turns to citrus with orange juice beer

One group of South Australian brewers is looking to do something a little different by blending ale with unique local flavours. The Riverland's Woolshed Brewery now has its sights set on conquering the region's largest crop — citrus.The Big Orange is the latest idea from the Murtho brewers and Adelaide Hills.....

Alasko acquires FooDelicious; boosting its frozen produce supply chain

In a statement, Alasko, a frozen fruit and vegetable importer announced that it will be acquiring FooDelicious and claim it will add “an established Canadian food service brand and a best-in-class packing facility to [Alasko’s] existing network and leading global supply chain for frozen fruits and.....

Jantine Star-Heemskerk, W. Heemskerk:

"When it's hot in the Netherlands, demand for lettuce sky-rockets"

Although the astronomical summer only starts today (Thursday), temperatures are already high in the Netherlands. We asked Jantine Star-Heemskerk, Commercial Director at W. Heemskerk what effects the heat has.W. Heemskerk is a fruit and vegetable processing business, that delivers about 3 million fresh.....