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Italy: "We want to transform our cherries into organic jam"
"This year we want to diversify, and we would like to transform all of our cherries into jam. We will harvest fruits at the end of May-beginning of June and, in the meantime, we are looking for operators interested in selling this product and that can assist us. I think we will manage to produce 4 tonnes of.....
Study shows canned peaches maintain nutrition
The California Cling Peach Board says it has found, via research, evidence that canned peaches still contain a wealth of vitamins. The study, carried out over several years by Oregon State University and the Linus Pauling Institute, claims to demonstrate that canned peaches contain the equivalent amount of.....
Delays and shortages for major European vegetable crops
European vegetable canners and freezers in major producing countries are concerned over this year's Spring crops: excessive rain in the South and cold weather and a late spring in the North have resulted in very late drilling and consequently a shorter season.All important production areas in Europe face.....
Russia: Hortex expands range
Brand HORTEX, has already won itself a lot of popularity in the Russian market, due to the wide assortment of the produced frozen products.It should be recalled that, starting with only vegetable mixtures, the company has greatly increased the range of products on offerover the past few years.Currently,.....
AU: Fresh produce imports increase 19%
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry figures show that the value of imported processed fruit and vegetables has risen from $71 million in 2010-2011, to $116 million in 20111-2012. Fresh fruit and vegetable imports also increased, by 19% over the same period. South West grower Ben Taylor said.....
South Australian potato company collapses
A South Australia-based potato company has collapsed, with its assets now up for sale, following debts in excess of $40 million after a widespread drop in value for potato prices during 2011-12.Corporate advisory firm McGrathNicol has been appointed as receivers and managers to Mondello Farms Group, a.....
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Italy: Ribera PDO oranges become 100% juice at Parlapiano Fruit
Pure fresh fruit harvested and squeezed once it has perfectly ripened under the Sicilian sun, lightly pasteurised and with no added sugars: this is how the "Ribera P.D.O. Orange" juice is made, a 100% natural product as it not obtained from concentrated juice.With this product, theParlapiano.....
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Spain: Almeria's canned vegetable exports on the rise
Between January and February, in a total of 40 trade operations, Almeria's fruit and vegetable canning firms exported 1.4 million kilos of products, a volume representing a 207% increase over the same period last year. The value of these sales has increased to 1.8 million Euro; 210% more, according to data.....
Belgian potato processing industry continues growth in 2012
The Belgian potato processing industry has known a spectacular growth during the last decades. The companies active in this sector (most of them family owned enterprises) have succeeded – together with primary producers and traders – to grow from 500.000 tons of processed potatoes in 1990 till 3.65 million.....
Italy: Turatti develops pneumatic system for discharge of fruit and vegetable waste
The discharge of waste from processing lines has always been a problem which, until now, has never been tackled systematically, especially in the fruit and vegetable sector.The latest regulations and a deeper environmental awareness dictate that we find solutions to improve the efficiency of the.....
AU: 60 growers canned by SPC Ardmona
Victorian fruit cannery SPC Ardmona has finalised the details of which fruit growers are losing supply contracts.The processor met face to face with all its suppliers, with the last being told on Friday if next year's harvest will be bought by the company.Fruit growers are meeting in Shepparton tonight and.....
Tesco smoothies contain 3 of 5 a day
The first ever commercially available smoothie containing three of your recommended daily five fruit and vegetable portions has been launched by Tesco.The 3 Of Your 5-A-Day range comes in three flavours: green contains apple, banana, cucumber and pea; orange contains pineapple, carrot, banana and mango; and.....
AU: Beetroot shortage could last until January
The sell-off of the last wholly Australian-owned cannery, Windsor Farm Foods at Cowra in central western NSW, has caused a shortage of processed beetroot which could last until January.Grower Ed Fagan is ploughing part of his 4,000 tonne crop into the ground this week, and says supermarkets are in short.....
Santis Frut's raisin supply surpasses demand
Over the past three seasons, Chilean raisin volumes have been low as a result of three straight years with adverse weather conditions. Because of this, the exporter Santis Frut, in Chile, is unable to meet demand.Just like any other Chilean raisin exporter, Santis Frut processes its own grapes not intended.....