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Processed fruit and vegetables


Shiitake great alternative for pickled herring in Sweden

Swedish mushroom producer Hällestadsvamp AB has been awarded second place for the Skane Gastronomiska 2018 innovative food award for their pickled shiitake mushrooms, an alternative for pickled herring."Pickled herring is a very important product in Sweden during the Mid-summer, Christmas and Easter holidays.....

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Fast food restaurants driving increased demand for frozen potatoes in Japan

After storms decimated Japanese potato production in MY 2016/17, FAS/Tokyo forecasts a substantial recovery of Japanese potato production in MY 2017/18 to 2.315 million metric tons, largely restoring production to pre-typhoon levels.Strong growth in Japan’s fast food and restaurant sectors, drove increased.....

Harm Valckx, Berry Packing Services (BPS)

"Blueberries in buckets especially popular in Scandinavia"

Berry Packing Services (BPS) is located in Venlo, the largest blueberry producing region in the Netherlands. The region, and the company's name, are an indication of what goes on at this business. They are, however, about more than just blueberries. In partnership with various growers, they supply their.....

Ukraine exported record volume of frozen strawberries

In 2017, Ukraine exported a record volume of frozen strawberries and achieved this despite a significant reduction of the production volume, reports the portal "Infoshuvar" citing the State Statistics Service.As already reported, Ukrainian growers lost a significant amount of the harvest due to spring frosts......

Fruit consumption in Germany needs to increase

Fruit and vegetables: More consumption, but not enough

Five portions of fruit and vegetables every day is the recommendation, but the majority of European consumers eat about half of that. Although the consumption of fruit and vegetables has been increasing for several years, this daily amount proves to be difficult to achieve, as the European Food Safety.....

Brexit and reduction of demand from Germany and the Netherlands

Spain: 10% drop in Murcia's frozen vegetable exports

Until last year, when looking at Murcia's fruit and vegetable exports as a whole, frozen vegetables had been recording the sharpest increases. As a result of this, Murcia has become Spain's second largest producing region, second only to Navarre. However, the change of suppliers of British retail chains, as.....

Processed fruit & veg market expected to reach $319.9 billion USD in 2020

Fruit and vegetables are the most perishable and vital ingredients in the human diet. They are a cheaper and better food source and make a considerable nutritional contribution to human well-being owing to their high nutritive value.Fruit and vegetable processing is seen widely in the food and beverage.....

The OctoFrost Link

IQF online platform connecting buyers with sellers

After announcing the acquisition of Innotec Systems back in July, OctoFrost has gone a step further and announced the launch a free online platform, Octofrost Link, for its customers and partners at the most recent edition of Anuga 2017."We believe that our platform will change the way business is done in the.....

La Note Bio joins fermented food trend with lactofermented vegetables

French start-up La Note Bio is tapping into the fermented food trend with its ready-to-eat, lactofermented and unpasteurised vegetables. Just don't say the word sauerkraut..."We use an ancestral technique to make the product and the sauerkraut factory, where we are, has been in existence for three generations,.....

China: First mango pulp production line is successfully launched

In recent years, the mango planting area in Panzhihua city of Sichuan province has been expanding constantly. To improve the production, thePanzhihua Institute and the Panzhihua Mango Health Products R&D Center havedeveloped the first Chinese quality mango pulp production line. The line can processes more.....

Anecoop convinces supermarkets to place all products together in one fridge

"We put the fresh cut and processed range concepts aside to talk about solutions"

"We put the fresh cut and processed range concepts aside to talk about the category of solutions for the consumer, which aim to facilitate the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables," explains Carlota Pardo, head of communications at Anecoop.At Fruit Attraction, Anecoop launched 6 different branded.....

Italy: Alicos produces VeganOK organic products for demanding consumers

"Controlled chain from sowing to harvesting, organic and VeganOK certified open-field crops, respect for natural ripening times, hand harvesting, low-temperature processing and pasteurisation not to stress the raw material - this is the perfect mix to obtain a delicious product range," explains Alicos owner.....

Hans Driessen: "Net product costs becoming more important for the industry"

Domino's Pizza: special attention paid to tomato varieties on pizza

VIDEOA good base and good cheese are, of course, two key ingredients in making a tasty pizza, but a good tomato is just as important. In Domino's Pizza's current promotion in the Netherlands, they are paying extra attention to their tomato variety of choice - the Intense tomato.Hans Driessen of Bayer Crop Science,.....

Refresco agrees to 1.6 billion euro take-over offer from PAI

Dutch juice bottling company Refresco has agreed to a 1.6 billion euro ($1.9 billion) buyout offer from French private equity firm PAI Partners, the company said on Wednesday.Earlier this month Refresco said it would consider the offer, after having rejected a 1.4 billion euro offer from PAI in April.The new.....

Mooala release plant-based milk made from pureed bananas

There's a new plant-based milk, which is made out of pureed bananas, and doesn't contain nuts.Made by vegan brand Mooala, the product is the industry's first organic, nut- and dairy-free Bananamilk.The milk fuses pureed bananas and roasted sunflower seeds with a dash of cinnamon and salt; it can be used in.....

New Primaflor general director presented

The celebration of Primaflor's 40th anniversary in the framework of Fruit Atraction was the moment chosen by the president of the company, Lorenzo Belmonte, to present the firm's new General Director, the Dutch Ronni Diepstraten, to clients and suppliers from all over the world.Primaflor celebrated forty years.....

Poland: Work underway for the development of fruit powders

Instead of 4 apples, 2 teaspoons of fruit powder with natural bioactive compounds, vitamins and antioxidants. This solution will soon be possible, according to Dr Anna Michalska, from the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, who is working on the.....

Farmers quit, producers have other concerns

Germany: Bavarian company wants young people to eat horseradish

The Bavarian horseradish has been a beloved product in the whole of Germany for years. However, the cultivation of the regional tubers is only getting more difficult, especially for smaller farms. These producers do not have the financial resources for automation and so quit. The Bavarian delicacies producer.....

Twelve Sicilian businesses approach the US market under a single brand

An ambitious network gathering 12 Sicilian businesses under a single brand (Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence) has formed with the objective of conquering US retail shelves and taking Sicilian food businesses overseas. How? By raising the interest of consumers who usually buy niche products exalting their.....

Pre-cut Agria chips gaining popularity in Belgium

When you think about chips, you think about Belgium. Despite the popularity of modern foods, such as superfoods or the hype surrounding avocados, old-fashioned chips remain enormously popular. Yet something is changing for chips. A shift is happening in the period between field and deep-frying pan. In.....

Earthbound Farm to launch new organic line of riced veggies and chopped salad kits

Meeting rising consumer demand for more convenient ways to include organic vegetables in everyday meals, Earthbound Farm is launching a new line of organic riced veggies and chopped salad kits.The new items will be previewed at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit show October 20 and 21, with full.....

Brands include Mann's, Walmart, Trader Joe's and more

Fresh cut vegetables recalled across North America after Listeria found

Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. To.....