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Processed fruit and vegetables

Local production in Lipetsk expected to cover most of Russian import demands

Lamb Weston/Meijer opens large-scale French fries plant in Russia

Today, a new potato processing plant was officially opened in Lipetsk by Ivan Lebedev, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, and by Oleg Korolev, head of the executive branch of the Lipetsk region. This first Russian large-scale French fries production facility was built.....

Spain: Launch of first bottled fresh organic coconut water

The Spanish company COCO WILSON has launched the only 100%, bottled, fresh organic coconut water on the market, produced from the exclusive Nam-Hom variety. This certified organic beverage, presented in a 240 ml format, is characterised by a unique, sweet and floral flavour and has the unparalleled health.....

Spain: Mangoes so sweet they can make jam without adding sugar

With special mango cultivation techniques and following traditional recipes, a small company in Malaga has managed to create an organic mango jam that, due to its natural flavour and sweetness, does not need added sugars. This is turning it into the most popular and appreciated mango jam in the Spanish gourmet.....

Salad maker announces three new chopped salad kits

Taylor Farms this week announced three new chopped salad kits are hitting retail shelves coast-to-coast; Avocado Ranch, Maple Bourbon Bacon and Buffalo Ranch. The company said these new salad kits cater to consumers’ taste preferences and are additions to the company’s portfolio."We approached the creation of.....

Fresh processor now bringing fresh cut produce coast to coast

One fresh-cut produce processor has expanded its operations, to include eight manufacturing locations. With facilities in seven states and one province, Your Way*Fresh said it now has the capacity to bring fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products to every part of the United States and Canada."We have seen a.....

Also: plans to cover 30% of Ukraine’s juice market

T.B.Fruit to invest €5 million in mandarin processing

T.B.Fruit, one of the largest processors of fruits and berries in Ukraine, intends to invest €3 to 5 million in the launch of a mandarin processing plant with a capacity of 50,000-60,000 tonnes in Georgia by December 2018. “Mandarins will be processed in Georgia and imported to Ukraine. In late autumn this.....

Launch of ready-to-eat golden beets deliver on long-awaited request

Beets have made the transition from a tough root vegetable into the convenience category, ready-to-eat on their own or added to other dishes, even as a powder for smoothies, and now they’ve branched out into the popular dip category as a salsa.During last year’s CPMA in Toronto, Love Beets launched their beet.....

Growth of catering services good for pre cut veg

During the crisis years, pre cut veg companies specialising in catering were struggling. Smaller players were absorbed by larger ones or went bankrupt, but the situation is now no longer dire. “It’s recovering enormously,” says Rudolf Sluimer of Flexivers about the market, although that market has changed......

Reducing food waste

Root to Shoot program aims to utilize more vegetable by-products

After having worked on it for the last couple of years, California-based Spinaca Farms officially launched its 'Root to Shoot' program last year. The program aims to utilize more plant material that might be left over from harvesting and use it to create new products in what is termed as the 'functional foods'.....

Jamaica: Local manufacturer promotes pumpkin ketchup

Jamaica’s Sankhard Company is working hard to present a formidable alternative to tomato ketchup by using locally grown pumpkins. Husband and wife team Richard and Sandra McLeish want to make a ketchup with the sweet and tangy taste of pumpkin.“It has a fantastic taste because it has a little starch and is a.....