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McCain launches roast potato range in Australia
The company's McCain Roasts will be available in two variants: traditional and rosemary and garlic.Made using Australian-grown potatoes, the range is cholesterol-free with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.Mike O’Brien, marketing director for McCain's operations in Australia and New Zealand,.....
Zambia: Food processing vital
HarvestPlus Zambia country manager Eliab Simpungwe has urged investors to come to Zambia and set up food processing facilities because some crops just go to waste in the country.HarvestPlus develops and promotes bio-fortified staple crops, which in Africa include vitamin A orange maize and fresh sweet.....
Lower frozen veg prices in Poland
Frozen vegetable prices in the European market have remained lower than last year, showing a tendency to decline even further. In Poland, between January and the first week of April, frozen onions have become 18% cheaper, dropping to 0.32 Euro/kg, which is also about 31% lower than a year ago, as reported by.....
Iglo sold for 2.6 billion euro
Iglo's current owner, Permira, has accepted a take-over bid from investment fund Nomad Holdings. Most of the shares in the company will be sold for 2.6 billion euro, but Permira will still hold a 9 % stake in the frozen food manufacturer.Worth up 50 % since 2006Iglo became Permira's in 2006, when it bought.....
Nigeria: Farmer urges for tomato processing investment
Mr Adebola Adebusuyi, the Managing Director of Kora Farms, on Wednesday advocated for increased investment in tomato processing, to stem post-harvest wastages.Adebusuyi, who is also a tomato farmer, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos that such investment would also enhance the tomato value.....
Japan approves land route for US chipping potatoes
After several years of negotiations, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) has agreed to allow US chipping potatoes to be transported overland from an international port to an approved processing facility in Kagoshima.This represents a long-standing request by the US government, the.....
Hungary: 1.45 million Euro to modernise Gloster canning facilities
A total of434 million HUF (1.45 million Euro), partly fromEU funds, will be invested in the development and modernisation of Gloster's canning facilities in Máriapócs, as reported by the fruit and vegetable processing and trading company on Monday. The investment will go to the construction of a new.....
Polish Association of Juice Producers launches promotional campaign
A new three-year promotional campaign programme is being launched by Poland's National Association of Juice Producers (KUPS). One of its goals is to increase the intake of fruit juices in Poland, where consumption is lower than the average of Western Europe.The campaign is targeted primarily at parents, who.....
South Africa: Bhisho turns on juice for farms
The Eastern Cape’s citrus industry has welcomed a R21-million boost to exports from the Fort Beaufort and Peddie region.While Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane assigned the majority of the R21-million for infrastructure support at the ageing Ripplemead citrus pack house in Peddie,.....
Biggest rise in OJ futures in 16 years
Orange juice futures officially entered a bull market yesterday after a three-day rally sent the price for May delivery surging by 21% to $1.2795 per pound (454g). That was the biggest three-day rise in price in more than 16 years, and a sign that investors believe the price of orange juice will increase.....
India: Mega processing park for Kanjikode
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has approved the proposal submitted by the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) to set up a Mega Food Processing Park at Kanjikode.The estimated cost of project is `1.2 billion, of which,`500 million in assistance is sought from.....
Good demand for Polish frozen softfruit
Demand for frozen fruit in the European Union varies depending on the category. For strawberries, both demand and prices remain quite stable. According to Foodnews, the average price of strawberries of Polish origin in the first half of March stood at € 1.10/kg, compared to 1.07 €/kg in October 2014,.....
Bulgaria: Decline in consumption of frozen vegetables
The expenditure of Bulgarian consumers in frozen food dropped by 4% last year up to November 2014, with the volumes purchased decreasing even more significantly, by 7%, compared to the same period in 2013.The segment with the most negative impact was that of frozen vegetables, as it accounts for the largest.....
Primaflor expands salad range and production capacity
The company Primaflor has expanded the production line of one of its processing facilities, so that from now on it will be able to process 2.5 tonnes of iceberg lettuce per hour. This line will also produce ready-to-eat salads and the company has announced a new range of products that will allow you to add.....