×
Based on your current location, we selected the North America edition of FreshPlaza.com for you I want to remain in this edition
Please click one of the other regions below to switch to another edition.

world_map North America Latin America Oceania Africa Asia Europe

Processed fruit and vegetables


Tesco launches iced watermelon lollies for summer

A unique watermelon ice lolly is being launched as a healthy alternative summer treat and the ‘real fruit on a stick’ lolly has just gone on sale at Tesco stores across the UK in time for the heatwave.Tesco Produce buying manager David Daniels said:“Iced watermelon is the perfect accompaniment to a hot.....

Version 2017 now available

FRESHfin - Business software for fruit and fresh produce wholesale

The standardized sector software FRESHfin supports the trade, sale and logistics of fruit, vegetable, potatoes, onions, fresh industrial products, freshness-convenience, dried fruits, agricultural products, nature and fresh products.FRESHfin was developed in 1999 by the Berlin-based company BBO Datentechnik,.....

Savortree™ offers a new way to enjoy ginger with Herb Crystals®

Savortree is offering a new way to enjoy ginger with Herb Crystals which is the newest flavor in the Herb Crystals, Flower Crystals and Fruit Crystals line by Fresh Origins, a San Diego-based company. The company claims the crystals add a crunch with ginger spice. They are meant to be added to salads, meats,.....

Natalie's Orchid Island Juice introduces Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company has announced the introduction of its Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice that’s specially handcrafted to fight inflammation, a condition many researchers believe is at the heart of chronic illnesses. Bottles of this new juice will be available on July 10th in limited.....

Large percentage of US fruit & veg-based baby food found to contain lead

Roughly 20% of baby food samples were found to contain lead, more than other foods, according to a new report. Fruit juices were a major culprit, with lead in 89% of grape juice, 67% of mixed fruit juice, 55% of apple juice and 45% of pear juice samples. Researchers found lead in baby versions of apple and.....

Italy to increase orange juice content in "orange juice" labeled drinks

The EU has given its green light to increase the orange juice content in soft drinks, concentrated juices and other related beverages produced in Italy, from 12% to 20%.The decision has regard to beverages sold under the name 'orange juice' on the packaging or bearing denominations that reference oranges.In.....

High foreign demand leads to more overseas oranges in AU juice

Some Australian orange juice has been labelled to tell consumers that imported fruit has replaced local product, as overseas buyers snap up blemished Australian citrus.Third-generation citrus grower Ben Cant, who farms in the South Australian Riverland, said the lowest-grade oranges usually ended up as juice.....

Unique vegetable chips unveiled at Sweet & Snacks Expo

A record number of start-up brands exhibited at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo, showcasing such product concepts as pistachio brittle and mushroom chips. The latter product, offered by Porta Bela, Kennett Square, Pa., taps into several industry trends.The vegetable chip category is booming, with sales up.....

Uzbekistan: Construction of fruit and veg processing plant in Andijan

A ceremony was held in the Andijan region of Uzbekistan to launch the construction of a plant for the processing and drying of fruits and vegetables, as well as for the production of juice. Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in the ceremony.Within the framework of the project, there are plans to.....

Veggie noodle company receives Non-GMO project verification

Veggie Noodle Co., the Austin, Texas-based food brand twisting up the produce department, has announced the company has earned Non-GMO Project Verification for its entire line of certified organic spiralized vegetables.In addition to being USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, Veggie Noodle.....

Tesco saves wonky berries by creating frozen product

Tesco has found a way to cut back on food waste, an initiative gaining steam in the produce industry. To do it, they have taken their wonky berries which aren't pretty enough for shelves and made a new frozen product with them."We're passionate about good fresh fruit and we're committed to make sure that no.....

“Progress towards fewer additives in emerging online fresh food retail”

Orgacure, an agriculture and food science technology company has succeeded in a scientifically conducted benchmark trial in the US on sliced apples with its patented antimicrobial + antibrowning (All-inOne) solution Orgacure, against other edible-coatings for fresh-cut fruit. The company claims that in an.....

One anti-oxidant at a time...

Swedish smoothie vending machine fights disease

While finishing her PhD in colon cancer, Astrid Friborg became increasingly interested in the role that antioxidants can have in preventing a range of diseases, not only for cancer. It was at this point where her own personal passion for smoothies was born, starting with her making them herself at home."During.....

Queensland Sunfresh facility to produce browning resistant avocado pulp

Sunfresh Marketing celebrated the official launch at its new Coolum facility on the Sunshine Coast last month where industry representatives were given the opportunity to tour the facility and view the new equipment in action.The purpose-built facility utilises technology developed by another Sunshine Coast.....

Instability in market prices during the later stages

China: Supply exceeds demand at the garlic market

"This year, there were high yields of garlic all over the country. There are two main causes for this. First of all, the flourishing garlic market from 2 years ago excited many garlic farmers which drove them to expand. In 2016, the area used to grow garlic took up 403.333 hectares, but estimates show that.....

AU: Frozen berries recalled over Hepatitis A fears

A Victorian struck down with Hepatitis A was one of four cases nationally that prompted a recall of frozen berries across the state.Entyce Food Ingredients has voluntarily recalled the Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g product, sold at at IGA, Foodworks, Foodland, SPAR and Supabarn with a batch code of.....

The raw coconut water that has reached 25 countries in 2 years

Temperatures are on the rise as the summer approaches, so the demand for juices and natural beverages increases, as is the case of Genuine Coconut's raw organic coconut water; a refreshing blend of flavour and innovation that is quickly expanding worldwide. It is the world's first coconut water that is.....

New concept in snack foods

Rhythm Superfoods, a company based in Texas, is using new ingredients and new methods to serve food. Their star products include kale and beet snacks. "We basically peel them and then we dehydrate them to get a crunchy texture," said Scott Jensen, CEO of Rhythm Superfoods. This new concept offers consumers the.....

Joost Duwel: "We can deliver up to 2 500 kg cut strawberries per day"

New strawberry stem removing machine

In a first for the Netherlands, Duwel Fruit, based in Udenhout, invested in a strawberry stem removing, and cutting machine last year. After a year's trial run, Joost Duwel now wants to pick the fruits of their labour. "With various cutting methods we can deliver up to 2 500 kg of strawberries per day. These.....

AU company to offer watermelon water, predict $4m in sales

H2coco, an Australian company which offers coconut water is planning to add watermelons to their product line with the launch of their new business H2melon. Founder David Freeman explains where his inspiration for the idea came from:"I was at the Burning Man festival and I was given a cold-pressed watermelon.....

Cauliflower rice sparks controversy in the US rice industry

The arrival of and popularity of "cauliflower rice" is bringing about some controversy among major rice industry players in the United States who have spoken out against the marketing as false advertising and confusing for consumers. “Only rice is rice, and calling ‘riced vegetables’ ‘rice,’ is misleading and.....

Cored bell peppers tap into consumers need for healthy and convenient foods

Church Brothers Farms LLC of Salinas, Ca. hopes to tap into the market for convenient food solutions with its Chef Ready Green Bell Peppers. The peppers, green and red bell peppers with stems and seeds removed via automation, are ready for cooking. “Coring peppers by hand is labor intensive. With labor getting.....

Italy: No certain data on Sicilian blood orange supplies

The whole world is aware of Sicilian blood oranges and of how good they are. They are used by the leading beverage producers and are even commercialised in the US. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee for consumers on the origin and composition of the fruit juices that reach their tables.The citrus.....

Italy: Florette introduces new spread range

At TuttoFood 2017, Florette launched three new vegetable spreads from the Hummus range: Chickpea and sesame seeds, Red peppers with Kalamata olives and Guacamole with fresh avocado.The spread range launched at TuttoFood.Healthy and preservative-free spreads in practical 175 gram packets. Perfect with fresh.....