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Global Focus — Onions
US (OR): Researcher lands high-stakes food safety grant on onions
An Oregon State University professor just landed a high-stakes grant to study a food safety issue pitting the feds against onion farmers.Farmers fear their future could be threatened by a Food and Drug Administration proposal clamping down on microbes in irrigation water. Oregon onion growers rely on surface.....
Acitec develops pallet labeler for onion industry
Actitec has been long active in the packing market. The company provides awide range of services frompacking weighing and countingmachinesto packing stickers, andarranging pallets. Actitecsells second hand packing machines, offers service on location, helps with breakdowns, and thinks of creative solutions.....
India: Onion prices expected to decrease within a fortnight
Having given price shock to thousands of households in the city, the onion price has started to come down slowly, as the fresh harvest has started hitting the local districts.The traders claim that prices are expected to come down within a fortnight. The retail price which till recently was hovering around.....
Manufacturers, growers & retailers join to develop hygienic onion peeler
Very aware of their role and responsibility with regards to food safety, a number of leading companies active in fresh vegetable processing sat down together and reviewed how they could improve food safety for fresh processed vegetables. From farmer to processor to wholesale and retail together with a.....
Jaap D'Hont: "Prices of field plants may even decrease to below 15 cents"
Difficult onion sales despite small stock
Sorting company D'Hont in Groede has specialized in the cultivation, trading and sorting of onions. D'Hont supplies exporters abroad occasionally, but the most important clients are the supermarkets in the Netherlands and Belgium. "We may not be very active in the export market, but I have the view that.....
Germany: Onion causes evacuation and arrival of fire services
Last Saturday in a town insouthern Germany, theFire and Rescue Services were called to an apartment complex where the occupants were evacuated after an alleged explosion. After an acrid stenchwas smelled, the safe signal was given. It may be hard to believe but the cause of all this was an.....
Anti-dumping measures on Chinese garlic generates unease in Brazil
Brazil's Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) has until September 20 to define the new anti-dumping duty for garlic imported from China. Applied by the Brazilian government in 1996 and renovated in 2001 and 2007, the duty is a measure that the government uses to protect domestic.....
Onion Health Management and Production bulletin, available on request
The Onion ipmPIPE Project and Colorado State University are pleased to announce that a new publication entitled, Onion Health Management and Production, is available upon request. The 104 page, full color, bulletin was written by a national team of 20 onion experts dedicated to the enhancement of onion.....
Rene Tiggelman, Van Langevelde:
"Quiet on export market for onions, sales not too widespread"
It is not too busy on the onion marketat the moment. "All packers I speak to complain that it is just too quiet and we as exporters also notice this," Rene Tiggelman of Trading Company Van Lange. "Sales are not extensive. Time will hopefully bring changes.""Africa is starting to build up quite a stock for the.....
Spain: Grano onion harvest to start in Albacete with large calibres
After two months of selling Medio Grano onions, last week marked the beginning of the Grano onion harvest (of the Reca type) in Almansa, Spain, and although it arrives with delays and lower volumes because of the weather, the quality so far has been very satisfactory, with generally quite large.....
Jac. Oomen, Oomen Agro:
"Asian destinations drop out because of high price per bale for the time being
Buyers of Dutch onions are unhappy with the high price per bale at the moment. "I am glad that there were large orders in the direction of Africa during the last few weeks, but from experience we know that follow-up orders don't always do as well. The Netherlands in this way prices itself out of the market.....
US: Bland Farms names Operations Chief
Bland Farms has named David Beecher to succeed Michael Hively as director of operations. With 18 years in produce operations and logistics, Beecher’s role is to oversee all of the onion company’s operations, including Bland Distribution Services in Donna, Texas.BeecherBeecher worked four years as vice.....
Bob and Rick Hale claim controlling interest of River Point Farms
River Point Farms, America’s largest onion producer, today announces that brothers Bob and Rick Hale have bought back control of River Point Farms. On August 15, 2013, the Hale brothers led an investment that also included new investor and strategic partner Taylor Farms as well as existing shareholder CIC.....
Bert Schot: "Sufficient space for new player in the market"
Onion Specialities International will start browning onions in October
From October Onion Specialties International will start production. The company will concentrate on fried onions and frozen onion products and is being managed by Bert Schot, who for almost thirty years was employed by Rieber & Son from Sint-Maartensdijk. Shareholder is Henk Jansen, who is also the owner.....