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Processed fruit and vegetables


Gerrie Groot, G. Kramer & Zn:
“After a hot Indian summer, demand for sauerkraut has exploded”
The warm month of September caused the usual worries at sauerkraut factory G. Kramer & Zn. “We pickle the cabbage at around 20 degrees Celsius. Fermentation went very fast because of this, but demand slowed down. Fortunately, we always have the option to produce tins. We have by now already finished the.....


Hawke's Bay perfect base for fruit snack business
Hawke's Bay fruit bowl has proved to be the perfect location for the fruit-based snacks business, Kiwigarden. Kiwigarden founders, Joanne Edwards and Taine Randell, produce a range of fruit-based snacks using freeze drying technology.Kiwigarden products have been finalists in the 2015 and 2016 NZ Food.....


Opera Terrae kiwi products
Thanks to its microclimate, the Piana di Rosarno in Calabria is suitable for kiwi cultivation. Around 3,000 hectares are cultivated in this area, which produce 70 thousand tons of fruit.10% of Italian kiwi orchards are located in Calabria. As can be seen from CSO-Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli estimates for.....


Consumers buying more precut
Japan: Typhoons push up veg prices
Typhoons that have hit Hokkaido and the Tohoku and Kanto regions of Japan have damaged vegetables harvest and caused slow crop growth, which has subsequently led to higher produce prices and shortfalls in vegetable supplies at supermarkets and other retailers. Restaurant chains are also struggling to procure.....

Consumers want real apple in food products
Apple ingredients often hold up better in the kitchen than raw apples that can brown or spoil, yet there is a lot of negativity surrounding processed foods. Consumers are increasingly savvy about what they eat, so using the real deal in processed apple ingredients will be more popular than passing off fake.....

Napa cabbage prices soar
South Korea: Packaged kimchi market growing
In recent months, more and more consumers in South Korea are purchasing packaged kimchi as the prices of napa cabbage, the pickled side dish's key ingredient, have soared a market tracker said Thursday 20 Oct.The market for packaged kimchi rose 13.5 percent in July from a year ago before spiking 23.6 percent.....


Peruvian Agroindustrias AIB supplies fruit to five continents
"Frozen mango sometimes tastes better than fresh"
Grapes, avocados, asparagus, citrus and pomegranates are well-known products from Peru. Roberto Falcone, general manager of Agroindustrias AIB, explains that these are the most important products of the company. “We export our products to five continents. Our most important buyers are America and Latin.....

South Africa: Pure fruit juice may come under sugar tax
Pure fruit juice may be added to the list of drinks expected to face a levy under a proposed tax on sugary drinks, South Africa's Treasury has said.Reuters reports that in his budget speech in February, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan proposed the tax on sugary drinks to be implemented in April next year,.....

Global demand skyrockets for NZ's apple flour
International demand for an apple-based flour, developed at the University of Auckland, has skyrocketed. The flour could be on the local market next year. Consumer appetite for the apple flour, created from fruit pulp normally dumped as waste, has taken its creators by surprise.Biological scientists at the.....

Dutch fruit processor starts operation in Macedonia
Macedonia's government reports that Dutch fruit processing company InnoFruit will start operating in Macedonia, following a brownfield investment worth some 10 million euro ($11 million).The company has taken over the assets of bankrupt wine maker and fruit processing company, Agrolozar, in southern.....

Spain: Frozen vegetable production grows unabated
The Spanish Association of Frozen Vegetable Producers (ASEVEC) assured that the sector's production continues to grow unabated. In fact, for 2016 it forecasts a growth of 0.7%, to 638,500 tonnes, compared to 634,000 tonnes in the previous year.José Félix Liberal, president of ASEVEC, assured that this.....

Spain: Production of peppers for paprika powder down 30%
At the meeting held on 13 October, at the Council of Agricultural Policies of the Government of Extremadura, UPA-UCE has welcomed the fact that, so far this year, half of the processors have already adopted the standard contract for the sale of dried peppers for transformation into paprika powder with a.....

Bulgaria: Canning industry reports 9% growth in turnover
The canning industry in Bulgaria increased its turnover from sales last year, with a growth of over 9%. A key driver of this trend is the strong external market for Bulgarian canned vegetables, for which sales have grown by 14%.In 2015, Bulgaria was one of the top 3 exporters of canned cherries. There was an.....

Tanzania plans more fruit processing factories
The Bakhresa Group of Companies has pledged to set up more fruit processing industries country-wide in Tanzania to add value to the crop and enable farmers to reap more profits.The pledge was made in Dar es Salaam on October 11th by the Chairman of Bakhresa Group, Mr Said Bakhresa, during a meeting with the.....


Fruit juice company premieres two new fall juices at PMA
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company announced it will be showcasing its two new juices, Pumpkin Apple Spice and Orange Cranberry, at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit in Orlando this weekend at Booth #673. The specially handcrafted, small batch blends are limited edition, and will only be.....


Growing market for Turkish dry figs in the Far East
Expectations are high for Turkish dry fig producers as they yield the highest quality in recent years and demand increases from consumers in the Far East.Birol Celep, Chair of the Aegean Dry Produce Exporters’ Association, says although the dry fig yield has decreased (72,000 tons compared to last year’s.....


£500,000 deal with Asda
UK: Firm fills gap in market for locally produced ready-to-eat veg
Co Down food company Mash Direct has shaken hands on a half a million pound deal with supermarket giant, ten years after its first packet of prepared veg hit the store's shelves.The new contract will see the firm supply nine of its newest products to the chain’s stores across Northern Ireland and.....

Dutch-owned Africa Juice set alight
Ethiopia unrest deterring foreign investment
Ethiopia was fast becoming an attractive new destination for foreign investment, but as businesses owned by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote and Dutch fruit processors come under attack in growing political unrest, this appeal is rapidly dissipating, reports the Chicago Tribune.The government declared a.....

Melbourne man spent 12 years melting potatoes
A Melbourne inventor has spent the past 12 years creating a range of food substitutes with liquid potato after he figured out how to melt down the starchy food like cheese, reports abc.net.au.Potato Magic's Andrew Dyhin believes his invention could shake-up the food processing sector, creating a credible,.....

AU: New baby food processor will cut food waste
Australia's first high-pressure processed baby food range is about to be launched from a Western Australian processing facility. It is hoped that the range will tap into the growing market for nutritional food and help with fruit and vegetable wastage, reports abc.net.au.Fresh Produce Alliance, based in.....