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Union Food Minister, Harsimrat Kaur Badal:
India: Beat inflation by reducing vegetable waste
The government’s immediate focus is to bring down wastage in fruits and vegetables by stepping up food processing, Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said here on Thursday. The government expects processing in fruits and vegetables to go up from the current low level of two per cent to six.....
Uganda: Museveni to launch Soroti Fruit Processing Factory
President Yoweri Museveni will today launch the proposed fruit-processing factory in the Eastern region, which Government expects to boost employment figures and also create a viable market for the fruits, especially mangoes and oranges of Teso farmers.The factory will be development under a.....
China to import Malaysian frozen durians worth RM2 mln ($618,000 USD) a month
Malaysia is expected to export up to four containers of frozen durians worth RM2 million a month to China following the introduction of the MiTrace Traceability System.“The first container of frozen durians valued at RM500,000 is expected to arrive in Nanning by next week,” said the Prime Minister’s special.....
Poland: Blueberry production growing faster than demand
Piotr Milewski, CEO of Milbor, which is a manufacturer and exporter of blueberries and juices marketed under the brand Merry Berry, said that he believes that "with the amount of blueberries currently being planted in Poland, prices will only steadily decline, as production is growing a little faster than.....
Closer to blueberry and cranberry production
US: Stay Fresh Foods announces out-of-state expansion to NJ
Stay Fresh Foods plans to expand its food processing business outside Connecticut after doubling production capacity in Meriden over the summer.“It’s the next logical business progression,” said Midstate Chamber of Commerce President Sean Moore.By the end of this year, Stay Fresh Foods, headquartered at 65.....
Omaha Organic Berries (OOB)
NZ: Berry company wins ice-cream contracts in China
Berry company OOB has sealed two deals with Shanghai-based companies to sell its organic ice-cream.The first deal is a one-year, ten-container, contract with retailer Li Feng which has already been trialling the ice-cream product for some stores. It plans to stock the ice-cream in 200 stores across Shanghai......
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Spain: Companies seek contacts for B2B meetings at SIAL
Marta Puigvert, representative of some Spanish produce companies, contacted FreshPlaza looking for businesses interested in setting up B2B meetings at SIAL (Paris, 19th-23rd October 2014).The Spanish companies specialise in:peeled and frozen chestnuts;chestnut purée;Marron Glacé;chestnuts in syrup;cooked.....
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Natalie's Orchid Island Juice certified as women’s business enterprise
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company is certified as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as of August 22, 2014. The WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the U.S., as well as the nation’s.....
Russia: Hozyain started vacuum packing of fruit and vegetables
In July 2014, in order to produce vacuum packed goods, the company Hozyain purchased the Dutch equipment. Vacuum packaging line of vegetables will allow the company to pack up to 3 tonnes of production per shift. As a trial, the company Hozyain has produced sliced cucumbers, pickled apples, green tomatoes,.....
NZ: Speirs continues to strengthen brand name
Speirs Foods is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Speirs Groups and continues to maintain a leading presence in the processing, distribution and marketing of fresh salads and related products throughout New Zealand.Its latest financial result saw the Marton plant return a profit of $409,000 which is 85 per.....
Food processor aims to keep every dollar in Iowa
It's a claim that very few can make, and a food processing company that boasts of being "100 percent Iowa" is seeing marked growth as it begins its second year in business. Iowa Choice Harvest began operations in August 2013, individually quick-freezing local sweet corn and apples. "We are only purchasing.....
China: Vending machine peels, squeezes, pours fresh orange juice on demand
Vending machines around the world have long been the domain of junk food – candy bars, potato chips, soda, beer, coffee, chewing gum, and more. But a startup hailing from China aims to change that stigma. Vingoo makes vending machines that pour customers a cup of freshly squeezed fruit juice, and it just.....
Growing popularity of spinach in Poland
Spinach has become the best-selling frozen vegetable in Poland. Its imports are growing at a rapid pace, and processors are experimenting with the introduction of spinach-based products.While there are no national data on spinach, the growing popularity of this vegetable in Poland has led to a great increase.....
Grupo Fashion launches innovative Fashion® watermelon juice
Grupo AGF, owner of the watermelon brand Fashion®, is revolutionising the horticultural market by launching its new watermelon juice drink Fashion®, which shows the Group's firm commitment to diversify its product range.It is a refrigerated, healthy, natural, refreshing drink, because it contains 99.6%.....