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Processed fruit and vegetables
Middle East gets a taste for mouth-watering mashed veg
A northern Ireland producer, whose mashed vegetable dishes have scored a smash hit in the Middle East, has won deals worth £1m to supply supermarkets across the region.Family firm Mash Direct will deliver 25 of its 42 lines to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain where tastes for helpings of traditional.....
Real fruit-based ready-to-eat health snacks launched
India's Naturo Food & Fruit Products is launching a range of real fruit-based ready-to-eat health snacks.Naturo Fruitsum is a ready-to-eat naturally ripened and dried fruit product, in mango and pineapple variants and is available as an on-the-go pack. Vikram Reddy, chairman and MD of Naturo, said:.....
Poland: Construction of new processing plant in Krasnik
The construction of a new fruit and vegetable processing plant has started in the Polish municipality of Kraśnik, which the investor intends to use for the production of frozen vegetables and processed fruit. It will provide employment to around 50 people."Lublin is still the leading region in terms of.....
Uganda: Local fruits used for soft drinks
Meeting officials from Coca-Cola and Pepsi this week, the President noted that Uganda can easily outcompete other players in the production of coffee, banana and milk, among others, on the world market because the country uses cheap family labour in the production of those products.The investors who had.....
Spain: García Carrión to produce pineapples in Murcia
The president of the beverage company J. García Carrión, José García Carrión, aims for the industrial production of tropical pineapple juice to start in 2018, after successfully managing to cultivate the crop in Murcian greenhouses.According to García Carrión, the first test stage has already been completed.....
Tomato processing factory to be built in Nigeria
Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, plans to install a tomato processing factory in Africa, this comes as good news to the country’s tomato producers. The Dangote Tomato Processing Factory will produce 1,200 tons of tomatoes per day and offers a good opportunity to farmers. Nigeria, like many countries in.....
Asparagus growers get Heinz Watties chop
Heinz Watties has stopped taking New Zealand-grown asparagus for canning in favour of cheaper Peruvian product.The decision affects up to 15 growers in Hawke's Bay and several in the Rangitikei. Growers elsewhere sell all their asparagus fresh on the domestic market or to Japan.About 3000 tonnes of asparagus.....
Poland: Increased processing of fruit and veg in 2014
According to the Central Statistical Office, Poland's production of processed vegetables in 2014 increased compared to 2013. Data from companies employing 50 people or more indicate that production of frozen vegetables in the country amounted to 588 thousand tonnes and was 2.8 percent higher than in the.....
AU: High pressure processing facility proposed in SW
A proposed high pressure processing facility could see a huge reduction in fruit waste and increase profitability for orchardists in Western Australia's south-west.The Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and the Shire of Manjimup are looking into the viability of establishing the state's first high.....
AU: $71m cannery proposal moves to financing stage
Lockyer Valley Fruit & Vegetable Processing Company plans to establish a $71m fruit and vegetable cannery operation just west of Brisbane.Plans for the cannery at Grantham, between Brisbane and Toowoomba have moved to detailed financing negotiations, with the final mix of investor equity and bank debt.....
Bonduelle sees increase in sales in Russia
The food embargo and plummeting rouble have increased demand for canned vegetables, leading to a 20-65% growth in sales for the sector’s leaders. French group Bonduelle, specialising in frozen and canned vegetables, were the first to announce a clear increase in sales. In Bonduelle’s report of the first.....
US: Processing tomato record-breaker forecast for ‘15
Tomatoes are proving to be red gold for Central Valley farmers. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a report forecasting a record-breaking year for production of processing tomatoes, which are used to make hundreds of food products, from soup and salsa to ketchup, pizza sauce and.....
Higher exports for Chilean blueberries
The blueberry season is quite advanced and the weekly shipments will start to decrease from this week onwards, up to date 74,383 tons of fresh blueberries have been sent to all destinations.Up to week 5, the fresh blueberries shipments from Chile reached a similar figure to the total volume sent during.....
Flavour boosters for soups unveiled
JDM Food Group, a UK based company, started with supplying garlic in several forms back in 2000. Since then they have expanded into many other avenues, including garlic, ginger, sweet potatoes and butternut squash, which have remained their best selling items to this day. These items are for the retail.....