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India: PepsiCo, Walmart keen to invest in Andhra Pradesh
PepsiCo has evinced interest to set up mango pulp units in Andhra Pradesh, apart from plans to procure mangoes in huge quantities from the state, said a statement from AP chief minister's office.The PepsiCo chairman and chief executive officer Indra Nooyi assured the Andhra Pradesh chief minister N......
Listeria Recall: Frozen Fruit
Inventure Foods has issued a precautionary recall of its Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion because of a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.....
Local french fry production for Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, potato growers, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) are exploring the possibilities for the local production of french fries. The plan is to develop potato varieties suitable for processing and to install a production plant to process the.....
Philippines: Fruits get priority in new processing center
“The FPIC aims to produce up to 250 new products every year,” said Dr. Antonio Sales, Davao Region director of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), which will fund the center’s operations.Among the six priority products are banana, durian, pomelo, vegetables, coconut, and dairy.The main target.....
New organic beet juice launched
Love Beets has expanded its growing product line with the introduction of a new Organic Beet Juice, which will hit grocery store shelves nationwide later this month.Love Beets’ Organic Beet Juice comes in a 14 oz. sleek, glass bottle that seamlessly aligns with the company’s new, upbeat brand identity. Like.....
AU anti-dumping: EU subsidies should be included
Subsidies paid to farmers in Europe will be examined to determine if they allow exporters to dump their produce in Australia. The Anti-Dumping Commission has reopened a case against two Italian tinned tomato exporters. Last year, the commission found 103 of 105 Italian exporters were dumping their product in.....
Frozen segment is the largest part of Greenyard Foods
Greenyard Foods' frozen vegetables and conserves can be found all over the world. Not always under their own label. Own brands are also supplied by the group. With various production locations in Europe and a trading office in Brazil the company has a strong basis. Over the season 2013/14 the company said.....
Bonduelle: On-site migrant housing sparks concern
Tecumseh's Bonduelle plant is looking to add to its workforce by increasing the number of Jamaican migrant workers and creating on-site housing.The plant was badly damaged by fire last July, but the company has since rebuilt.While the community has celebrated Bonduelle's commitment to the area, on Tuesday.....
Cranberry juice price falls 50%
Cranberry juice concentrate prices have had a steady decline since the start of 2013. This fall is a result of the record cranberry production in the US in 2013, when output reached record highs. Although, the 2014 crop was lower than the previous season, but only slightly. Price rises have been held at bay.....
France: Fruit, vegetable juice producer boost capacity
Jus de Fruits d'Alsace (JFA), the France-based fruit and vegetable juice producer, is investing EUR15m (US$17.9m) in a new PET bottling line at its production plant at Sarre-Union. The new line, due to go live in April, will have the capacity to turn out up to 80m plastic bottles annually at a rate of 24,000.....
McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela: Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac? Venezuela's more than 100 McDonald's franchises have run out of potatoes and are now serving alternatives like deep-fried arepa flatbreads or yuca, a starchy staple of traditional South American cooking.McDonald's is.....
UK one of Swazican’s largest export market
Despite the country’s elimination from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United Kingdom is reportedly one of the Swaziland Fruit Canners’ largest export markets, supplying over a third of that country’s canned grapefruit products.Swaziland Fruit Canners, affectionately known as Swazican, is.....
Record amounts of British fruit, veg juices sold overseas
British firms are now selling record amounts of fruit and vegetable juices overseas.Sales of juices reached an all-time high of more than £65m in 2013, according to analysis by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs of HM Revenue & Customs figures.The new figures, released today, show.....
End of Cuban embargo poses US agricultural export opportunities
Most trades between Cuba and the United States have been frozen for the last fifty years. 1962 saw a strict increase on restrictions for imported and exported produce between both countries. In 2001 very few agricultural trades were allowed to Cuba. Despite maintaining small trades,.....