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Growth for vegetable preparation companies is mostly in conventional

The organic sector has the wind in its sails. Although the turnover of organic fruit and vegetables in Dutch specialist shops reported a slight loss in 2016 (54.3 million euro, -2.3%), turnover for this group of products in super-markets reported a considerable increase (148.4 million euro, +5.8%). The.....

China: Price pickled red pepper drops dramatically

This week's pickled red pepper price has been dropping. On the Wanbang market, the price is now 4.98 yuan per kg, compared to 7.00 yuan last week, 8.00 yuan last month, and 8.88 yuan last year. This is a drop of 28.93% from last week, 37.81% from last month, and 43.94% from last year.The pickled red pepper on.....

New sweet potato chips to hit US shelves in early 2018

Scott Farms will introduce their sweet potato chips into the US market from early next year. The company already had their sweet potato chips available in the UK and other parts of Europe for several years. After experiencing positive feedback in Europe, Scott Farms are now ready to expand into the US.....

TOP launches large Cold Press

More capacity for fruit and vegetable processors

TOP bv from Wageningen, the Netherlands has introduced two larger versions of the Cold Press No.1, the high grade industrial press for the extraction of juices with optimal maintenance of quality.The Cold Press No.10 and No.20 (CP 10 & 20) are the larger brothers of the Cold Press No.1. All three machines.....

North American IQF fruits and veg market valued at USD 3.06 billion in 2016

According to a report published by Market Data Forecast, the North American IQF Fruits and Vegetables Market was worth USD 3.06 billion in 2016 and is estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 5%, towards USD 3.91 billion by 2021.Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) is a process that enables preserving fresh fruits and.....

Newest solution for the growing vegetable rice trend

The cooking and eating habits have been changing over the past years. Healthy nutrition has come to the fore more and more. This includes the consumption of fruit and vegetables.Furthermore the convenience sector is gaining importance. One new trend, which came to the centre of attention at the PMA Fresh.....

US: Pre-cut fruit linked to Salmonella outbreak in Washington and Oregon

The Department of Health (DOH) has announced a Salmonella outbreak involving pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe in both Washington and Oregon.People who purchased these products on or about Oct. 25 up to Dec. 1 from QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market.....

Capacity quadrupled with 13 000 m2 storage space

Fruveco brings new fully automated cooling warehouse into use

Last week, Fruveco's brought their new cold storage warehouse into use. By doing so, the Spanish frozen foods specialist, which is located in Murcia, increased its capacity with 13 000 m2. They can now process 65 000 pallets, or 800 000 tonnes, of product annually. This also means their storage facilities have.....

Squeezable ginger added to line of squeezable garlic products

Expanding on its “Squeeze” line of products, a new Squeeze Ginger product is on the market. The product, from Orlando, Fl.-based Spice World Inc. builds on the company’s line of squeezable products including Squeeze Garlic, Squeeze Garlic in Olive Oil and Organic Squeeze Garlic. “Squeeze Garlic is sort of the.....

High demand for Ukrainian organic berries

As berries continue to gain in popularity amongst consumers around the world. Over the past decade, sales of berries have doubled, with forecasts for the next five years even more optimistic. Ukrainian suppliers are creating cooperatives in response, in order to become more and more competitive in the.....

Convenient, cheaper and healthy

Consumer perception of frozen food is improving

It is important to stay innovative, in all segments of the fruit and vegetable sector, and frozen fruits and vegetables are no exception."As consumers are becoming increasingly price-savvy, cheaper retailers, discounters and private label products are on the rise, and private labels play a very significant.....

Italy: Fruit du Soleil processed product range

"Our products are born from the same land where we have been producing our high-quality fruit for the past four generations," explains Sabrina Trovò, whose family ownsFruit du Soleil.Sabrina Trovò, owner and export manager of Fruit du Soleil: it produces a natural fruit juice with a concentration of 97-98%."We.....