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Westville resident shares story behind wasabi ginger Lay's potato chip idea
Westville's Meneko Spigner McBeth grew up watching her Japanese grandmother make homemade sushi. As a young girl, McBeth enjoyed her grandmother's creation, but wasn't allowed to add the secret ingredient until she was older.McBeth's love of sushi stayed with her into her adult life, and during a visit to a.....
Tanzania: Pasteurizer, juice making plant to help mango farmers
In a move to create a stable and lucrative domestic market for small scale farmers engaging in mango and other tropical fruits production, the Tanzania Agricultural Productivity Program (TAPP) has donated a pasteurizer and juice making plant worth 80,000 Euro (Tsh184million) to a local liquid food processing.....
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Taylor Farms & Green Giant™ launch national promotion
Produce leader Taylor Farms Retail and the iconic Green Giant™ brand are shining a spotlight on value added fresh cut vegetables this summer. The national promotion features $0.55 Instant Redeemable Coupons for select Green Giant™ Fresh cut vegetables and QR codes to enter into an exciting summer.....
Poland: Prices offered by fruit processing sector not covering production costs
The season has brought unfavourable prices for Poland's strawberry producers. The prices offered by processing plants and dealers fluctuated between 1.0 and 1.2 Złoty (1 zloty = 0,24 Euro) per kilo for the fruit with the stem and 2.0-2.5 zł / kg without the stem. This level of pricing is not.....
Bonduelle to rebuild Ontario plant, depending on fire damage
Bonduelle CEO Daniel Vielfaure says the company will rebuild its heavily damaged food-processing plant in Tecumseh, Ont. — if part of the plant is salvageable. Vielfaure flew in from Quebec and made the announcement at a news conference Friday.Bonduelle’s fruit and vegetable processing facility in Tecumseh,.....
Peru: Pepper exports up 9% between January and May
In the first five months of 2014, Peru's pepper exports (canned, dried, frozen and fresh) totalled U.S. $ 86,149,582; an increase of 9% over the same period last year, when the revenue generated amounted to 79,114,730 dollars.This was reported by the Exporters Association (Adex), which further explained that.....
Canada: Hardbite chips receives Non-GMO third-party verification
Building on Hardbite’s core brand values and “natural” roots, Naturally Homegrown Foods today proudly announced that it received Non-GMO Project verification on its first two premium snack food items. The brand is the first Canadian made potato chip to receive the distinction and signals the company’s.....
Kiwifruit boom has Cedenco at full throttle
A booming kiwifruit industry is creating extra employment here after a Gisborne processing plant doubled production this year.Food processor Cedenco began processing kiwifruit purées and pastes and frozen kiwifruit at its recently-expanded processing plant in June and managing director Tim Chrisp said an.....
Rader Farms®Fruit PLUS Vitamins™
First-ever fortified whole frozen fruit product announced
Inventure Foods, Inc., has announced the introduction of Rader Farms®Fruit PLUS Vitamins™, the first-ever fortified whole frozen fruit product. Using proprietary technology and topical nutrients sourced from whole fruits and vegetables, Fruit PLUS Vitamins builds on naturally-occurring vitamins found within.....
US: Mid-Columbia feeding the world tons of fries
Potatoes are big business and nowhere is that more apparent than in Boardman, where ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston just finished a $200 million processing line at its plant.The expansion makes use of the most current technology in 192,000 square feet of new space. The new line more than doubles the plant's.....
Beetroot drinks range launched by Baxters
Baxters, the Scotland-based premium canned soup manufacturer, has joined forces with speciality foods producer Leathams to launch a range of beetroot juice based drinks in the UK.The range, packed in 20cl PET bottles, consists of four flavours: beetroot, beetroot & orange, beetroot & blueberry and.....
US (CA): Water crisis tempers outlook for tomatoes
If water supplies last until the end of the growing season, California farmers could deliver a record crop of processing tomatoes this year--but some of that will be at the expense of other crops that didn't get planted.Limited water supplies have forced many farmers to fallow land and cut back on what they.....
Hungary: Norwegian investment to double tomato processing capacity
A Norwegian investment of 3 billion Forint (9.6 million Euro) will double Univer Product Ltd's capacity for tomato processing in Hungary and allow for the renewal of related technology.Blonde Erika, production and Chief Technical Officer of the company said that "through the implementation of this project,.....
US: At least one Florida juice processor expected to close before 2014-15 season
The widespread expectation among Florida growers is that at least one Florida juice processor will shut down before the beginning of the 2014-15 citrus season in the fall.Most frequently mentioned is the Indian town plant operated by Louis Dreyfus Citrus Inc., a subsidiary of the French agriculture and.....