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Processed fruit and vegetables
Bonduelle’s spinach harvest begins in Picardy
Vegetable harvesting has begun in the agri-food industry, starting with spinach, and Bonduelle has chosen to be open with what is inside their cans. In the spinach field in Santerre, Arnaud Bardon, Head of Agro Bonduelle in North Picardy, enthusiastically says that “there are no weeds, it is cleaner than a.....
Poland: High demand and prices frozen raspberries
The EU market for frozen raspberries is currently marked by low supply. Foodnews reports that stocks in Europe are very low, while in Poland they are almost entirely sold out. Demand on the European market, however, is high, and this is driving prices up.According to Eurostat, in the last quarter of 2014,.....
Understanding the effects of food processing
According food science professor Michael Rogers, for the first time in human history more of us will die of food-related diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension than diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. “And that’s globally, not just in North America,” he adds. “We are eating so.....
High performance vegetable processing line in Italy
Up to 800 kilograms of potatoes per hour can be processed by the new processing machine, which has recently been installed at the vegetable producers Ghisetti in the area of Badia Polesine in northern Italy.This traditional company has nearly 150 years of experience in the fruit and vegetable trade. The name.....
Watermelon juice from Florida proving popular
Pack your bags, pomegranate juice. There’s a new flavor in the cooler over there.It’s watermelon juice, called Tsamma, and it’s soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, sodium-free and vegan, kosher OU-certified and GMO verified. It has less sugar, fewer calories and carbohydrates than most other juices.Besides.....
Crisps losing ground in UK lunchboxes
The death of the potato crisp? Shoppers switch to 'healthier' nachos and biscuitsSales of alternative savoury foods have overtaken the humble potato crisp, according to industry surveyFor decades, prawn cocktail, salt and vinegar and cheese and onion were staple flavours of the British lunchbox. But it.....
Hero and Fresón de Palos join forces to create unique jam
Hero and Fresón de Palos have been working together in recent months in a joint project to develop and launch a high quality jam, Temporada®.The result of this project is a limited edition jam made from the best Fresón de Palos strawberries and prepared in the traditional style that characterises Temporada®.....
Canned food 'misunderstood'
Canned foods — fruits, vegetables and beans — are the ultimate convenience foods; they’re nutritious, available year-round and economical. Yet, surveys show they are misunderstood and not considered healthful choices.Historically, canning was developed to preserve summer’s bounty and extend food availability.....
Creating chip flavours using science
France is world's second biggest fruit juice consumer
The French are the world’s second largest fruit juice consumer, after Germany, despite sales decreasing slightly over the last few years. This decrease, of 2.5% last year, is due to computers, televisions and smartphones. People go to sleep later, therefore have less time in the morning for breakfast......
McCain launches roast potato range in Australia
The company's McCain Roasts will be available in two variants: traditional and rosemary and garlic.Made using Australian-grown potatoes, the range is cholesterol-free with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.Mike O’Brien, marketing director for McCain's operations in Australia and New Zealand,.....
Zambia: Food processing vital
HarvestPlus Zambia country manager Eliab Simpungwe has urged investors to come to Zambia and set up food processing facilities because some crops just go to waste in the country.HarvestPlus develops and promotes bio-fortified staple crops, which in Africa include vitamin A orange maize and fresh sweet.....
Lower frozen veg prices in Poland
Frozen vegetable prices in the European market have remained lower than last year, showing a tendency to decline even further. In Poland, between January and the first week of April, frozen onions have become 18% cheaper, dropping to 0.32 Euro/kg, which is also about 31% lower than a year ago, as reported by.....
Iglo sold for 2.6 billion euro
Iglo's current owner, Permira, has accepted a take-over bid from investment fund Nomad Holdings. Most of the shares in the company will be sold for 2.6 billion euro, but Permira will still hold a 9 % stake in the frozen food manufacturer.Worth up 50 % since 2006Iglo became Permira's in 2006, when it bought.....