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Processed fruit and vegetables
SPC responds to EU Commission on anti-dumping case
Tomato processor SPC has thrown its support behind the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission’s (ADC) investigation into the flooding of the Australian market of Italian produced canned tomato product, dismissing claims that the ADC has contravened WTO rules.The company responded to claims by a European.....
Ghana to produce tomato paste
The Conserveria Africana Ghana Limited (CAL) has announced their decision to inject 100 million cedis into their tomato paste production. The announcement was made at the launch of the company’s factory which up until now has specialised in importing tomato paste. President of the CAL, Rajib Chattopadhyay,.....
Argentina: canning industry processes over 250,000 tons of fruit per year
Much of the fruit produced in San Rafael and General Alvear is intended for the industry, while the rest is sent to the fresh market. According to the latest data from the Land Registry and an investigation by Alicia Elena Duek, from the National Water Institute, San Rafael has 4,227 hectares of peaches,.....
Award for juice made from unwanted fruit
Village farmers have won an award for a new fruit juice made from leftover apples and pears in their orchards.Tendring Fruit supplies it's apples and pears, grown in orchards in Wrabness and Great Oakley, to supermarkets.But a glut of the produce, mishaped or with blemishes, is not classed as good enough for.....
Consumer prices July 2015
Consumer prices higher than last year
The consumer prices in Germany were 0.2 % higher in July 2015 than in July 2014.The prices for foodstuffs in July 2015 were around 0.4 % higher than in July 2014. With this, the price increase has clearly weakened compared to the same month in the previous year. In June 2015 it still amounted to 1.0 %. In.....
Nigeria: Tomato paste could prove a tasty investment
The domestic production of tomato paste in Nigeria could potentially be an attractive opportunity, according to a recent briefing note by Ecobank.Despite the fact that Nigeria is sub-Saharan Africa’s largest tomato grower, local production doesn’t currently meet demand. The deficit is made up of imports,.....
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Japanese tomato processor calls for AU policy change
John Brady, the chief executive of Kagome Australia, which owns a plant in Echuca in Victoria, says political leadership is needed to resolve some big challenges the sector faces in remaining profitable, including high water prices."We're still paying today $220-230 a megalitre," he said.Mr Brady wanted to.....
Cider exports will be 'significant' for Aus brewers
While the Australian industry body for Cider makers, Cider Australia, argues its case to be included in new country of origin labeling laws, the industry is ripe to begin exporting more, according to Cider Australia President Sam Reid. “Exporting is probably still in its embryonic stages, but I know that.....
Bonduelle has decent growth despite economic situation
Bonduelle managed a turnover of 1,981.8 million Euro in its fiscal year, which ended in June 2015. Last year, it managed 1,921.1 million Euro, which is a 4.1 % increase at level exchange rates (+ 3.2 % including exchange rate fluctuations).Its fourth quarter turnover growth (+ 2.2 %) is also its 4th straight.....
Bulgaria: 4.7 million Euro invested in new canning facility
The construction of a new cannery in Plovdiv's Rakovski Industrial Zone is complete. The processing plant, TRAKI, is intended for the production and refrigerated storage of canned agricultural products, has taken four years to build after an investment totalling 4.7 million Euro, reported Stayko Todorov,.....
Greece: Pressure on prices of apricots for processing
As reported to Agronews, some processors, citing the lack of liquidity and cash and the product's short shelf life, tried to take advantage of the situation to reduce the prices paid to apricot producers by up to 40% compared to last week.There were growers who, given the prevailing atmosphere of insecurity.....
Russia puts prices preserves industry under pressure
The consumption of preserved fruit and vegetables in the Netherlands is decreasing, with people increasingly favouring fresh, apparently. The situation on the Russian market also influences the preserves industry. Still, manufacturers say there are plenty of opportunities.Fresh is biggest.....
Italy: One ton of chips sold daily at Expo
Those who have been to Belgium know chips there are just unique. At the Expo, you can smell them as soon as you set foot on the Decumano. The kiosk is just next to the country's pavilion and it sells approximately one ton of chips a day together with 30 kg of ketchup, 30 kg of mayonnaise, 20 kg of Andalusian.....
Zerbinati, 100% Italian Fresh Soups for "Bellavita Expo"
Zerbinati, an Italian company leader in the market of ready-to-serve fresh vegetables and of fresh ready-made dishes, will be at "Bellavita Expo. The excellence of Italy", an international exhibition exclusively dedicated to the Made in Italy excellences to be held in London from 19 to 21 July at the.....