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Processed fruit and vegetables


Zumex expands in Central Europe with new subsidiary in Germany

Anglo-Saxon and Central European countries continue to adopt new consumption habits adapted to a balanced diet. It is in these markets where ZUMEX® has been successfully operating for years as a strategic partner for the juice business, as well as an undisputed leader in the design and development of solutions.....

Vacuum sealed artichoke hearts promote natural health benefits

Earlier this year, parts of California experienced freezing conditions which had affected a number of fruit and vegetable varieties. One of these were artichokes, some of which received frost and a subsequently darkened exterior. Producers generally have a hard time selling aesthetically damaged produce, or.....

Zi-Com hits the jackpot with IQF

From metal to butter to fruit; Zi-Com's tale began seven years ago. Back then Jacco Geleijnse was mainly in the business of recycling metal and delivering steel billets in Egypt. The Armenian interpreter who they used saw a lot potential in all the contacts being made. Between them, they then brought a blended.....

Colombia questioned about anti-dumping rules against Dutch potato sector

The Netherlands has appealed to the European Commission (EC). They want the Commission to address the Colombian authorities about their anti-dumping regulations against the Dutch potato sector. The Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, wrote this on behalf of the Minister of.....

Fresh produce becomes main activity for Bonduelle

The annual results of the Bonduelle Group show a clear trend towards fresh produce. It has even become the main activity of the company, which has always been known for its canned vegetables. The total turnover in the first semester 2017-2018 was €1420,3 million. €581,5 million was represented by the fresh.....

Poland: Ewa-Bis launches “wrap and go” healthy snacks

The company Ewa-Bis, a distributor of fruits and vegetables, is expanding its range. "We are launching a line with three kinds of healthy snacks made from fruits and vegetables: fresh, dried and frozen," says Anna Litwin, representative of Ewa-Bis."We will start distribution in one of Poland's retail chains,.....

Import of prepackaged food increased

China: First import of fruit puree from New Zealand arrives at Jiangsu Port

According to the Changzhou Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau, a batch of 1,319 boxes of fruit puree from New Zealand has successfully passed the quarantine examination and has arrived in the Chinese markets. This is the first time that Jiangsu Port has imported puree from New Zealand. Customer.....

Agrumigel/Sc Foods to attend Foodex Japan 2018 together with partner Sumitomo Corporation

"We are proud to represent our Sicilian blood orange juice at Foodex Japan 2018. You can find us at the stand of Sumitomo Corporation Foods, which has been our partner and exclusive dealer of our juice concentrates."At the centre: Antonino Imbesi, owner and marketing manager of Agrumigel/Sc Foods, with.....

Dutch chips are a hit in South Korea

Phytosanitary rules stipulate that fresh potatoes and potato seeds may not be exported from the Netherlands to South Korea. Only a few regions in Japan, the USA, and Australia are allowed to send fresh potatoes to South Korea. Processed potatoes, such as chips, can, however, be freely imported since they do.....

New freeze-dried vegetable snacks on show at Southern Exposure

Expanding on its established meal solution product line, Concord Foods is proud to announce its new freeze dried vegetable snack line sold under the Concord Fresh Success brand. The new product line, available for distribution in May 2018, includes flavors such as corn and roasted red pepper with sea salt;.....

California company introduces its first foodservice fresh-cut salad

While fresh-cut salad kits have existed in the retail setting for some time, one California company is taking its first fresh-cut salad step into the foodservice side of the kit business. Salinas, Ca.-based GreenGate Fresh LLC, via its sales team, Fresh Avenue, is launching its first fresh-cut coleslaw kit for.....

Avocado ale developed by brewery in Los Angeles

The Angel City Brewery, of Los Angeles, has been very creative when experimenting with new flavours and beer concepts. One of its strangest experiments is the avocado ale. The genius behind this idea is Dieter Forstner, who in commemoration of the avocado-growing tradition of his family, created this.....

New wrap kit promises convenience and freshness

The tendency for consumers to seek out easy-to-prepare, healthy meal options continues to grow. There is a new product in stores that has been created with those in mind. Ready Pac Foods, a producer of convenient, fresh meal solutions for nearly 50 years, recently launched the Fresh Prep'd Wrap Kits. The Wrap.....

US: Homegrown hydration made from 'mother of all melons'

The domestic watermelon season is still a month away, but growers are already preparing their crops for the upcoming season. Frey Farms is a family farm that grows produce, including watermelons, in several US states stretching from South Florida, throughout the Southeast up into the Midwest. The business is a.....

Manfred Berbel, commercial director of Zumex Group:

"Freshly-squeezed orange juice grows considerably compared to other categories"

Orange juice continues to be in high demand, both by the domestic and the international markets. This was explained by the commercial director of Zumex Group, Manfred Berbel."The founding of our firm is strongly linked to orange juice, as Zumex came to be after the development of an innovative squeezing system.....

Russia plans construction of potato processing plant in Smolensk

The administration of the Smolensk region wants to develop the region's economy, with a great emphasis on the development of the "Feniks" State Industrial Park. One of the investments that is going to be implemented in this Park is the project to build a plant for the processing of potatoes and the production.....