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Hector Arriagada, Aconcagua Foods: Chile

"We're the largest peach processor in the entire Southern Hemisphere"

Chile has the longest peach season in the world, as it lasts almost 12 weeks between January and March. This year's harvest is over, and Hector Arriagada, from Aconcagua Foods, a food processor, said it had been a very good campaign. "It has been a very normal year, but we consider that a normal year is always.....

Austria:

AGRANA acquires fruit processing plant in India

AGRANA Group, an internationally oriented Austrian sugar, starch and fruit company, expanded its presence in Asia by acquiring a fruit processing plant from the Indian fruit processor SAIKRUPA Fruit Processing. The acquisition of the plant from SAIKRUPA, combined with the founding of the AGRANA Fruit India.....

6 Do’s and Don'ts when freezing IQF mango

As the global health trend continues, demand for frozen berries and tropical fruits is also increasing as more people start to prefer these over canned or dried fruits."One of our most popular IQF fruits is the mango, which is mostly used for confectioneries, frozen salads and smoothie mixes. Today’s end.....

More demand for large sliced vegetables

Vlaemynck is a total supplier of fresh produce. Besides a complete range of unprocessed fruit and vegetables, the company also supplies sliced vegetables. The wholesaler sees an increase in demand for fresh sliced vegetables, preferably in a larger size.At the company’s own cutting plant, fresh daily.....

No more excuses not to eat healthy

Consumers still eat too few fruit and vegetables. It’s not just up to producers to change this, but by means of inspiring products, they can respond to trends that can positively contribute.Health completely applies to Greenyard's vision. “Making consumers healthy, and letting them enjoy the products at any.....

Australian uses 'ugly' fruit to create food powder

Cutting back on food waste is big news lately and many working in the fresh produce industry are jumping on the bandwagon with their own creative methods to do their part. SA producer Joy White, for example, experiments with using 'ugly' food that no-one wants, and turning it into food powder.Living in the.....

50/50 frozen-fresh ratio for Ukrainian producers

Frozen fruits and vegetables are a big part of production in Ukraine, with the largest domestic agribusinesses often having a 50/50 ratio between frozen and fresh. Smilyanska Hlodnya, the biggest producer of frozen fruit and veg in Ukraine, processes 12,000 tons of finished products per year."Over the past few.....

As sanctions tighten more local goods appear in North Korean stores

From carrot-flavoured toothpaste and charcoal facemasks to motorcycles and solar panels, visitors to North Korea say they are seeing more and more locally made products in the isolated country's shops and supermarkets, replacing mostly Chinese imports.As the Trump administration considers tougher economic.....

Mash Direct wins contract with Asda to supply new products

Mash Direct has obtained a new contract with Asda and will now be supplying the retailer with three new products including Sweet Potato Mash Caribbean Style, Leek and Potato Mash and Roast Potatoes. The supplier will also provide larger packs of Mashed Turnip and Carrot and Parsnip which will be exclusively.....

FOOD freshly partners with IG International to bring fresh-cut to India

German company FOOD freshly, which deals in fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, has formed a joint venture with exotic fruits importer IG International and will launch packaged sliced fruits which will remain fresh for 10 days. The joint venture is named FOOD freshly India.Sukhdev Singh, CEO, FOOD freshly India,.....

Tomra helps boost efficiency of Chinese chips exporter

In response to the 13th National Five-Year Plan - part of a series of Chinese social and economic development initiatives - to promote the potato as a staple food and modernize the potato processing industry in anticipation of demand growth, Kaida, a Chinese vegetable and fruit chips exporter invested in two.....

Canadian fresh-cut processor launches organic product line

Freshline Foods, one of Canada’s premier processors of fresh-cut, value-added fruits and vegetables, has introduced a new customized packaged organic program offering traditional and non-traditional certified organic fruits and vegetables.Freshline Foods’ certified organic, value-added program is branded with.....

A Spanish puree company makes the leap to Latin America

After having participated in the ExpoANTAD & Alimentaria fairs in Mexico, Galifresh is expanding to Latin America by starting to export its 100% natural fruit purees to various markets. The company has reached agreements with importers & distributors to distribute their products in Mexico, Central.....

José Caro, Chocoter

Chocolate coated cherries, a product made in Spain

The Spanish cherry season has just started, but not all fruits are intended for fresh consumption. In Zaragoza, a company called Chocoter uses local cherries and other fruits to produce a product with added value and available all year round: chocolate coated fruits."We work with cherries, oranges, apples,.....