Processed fruit and vegetables

Russia: Price of apples for processing continues to fall

According to EastFruit analysts, the prices paid for apples intended for processing into apple juice and concentrate have fallen significantly this week. As the harvest has…

Big hit in Japan: Black garlic molasses

In recent years, Japan's government has increased its funding to producers of black garlic. The main reason for this is the assumption, bolstered by scientific studies, that garlic can help ward off cognitive diseases. All this has led to a growing number of products, including a black garlic glaze, now for sale…

Spain: Experts from eight countries analyze fruit preserves market

Food industry experts from eight different countries will meet in Murcia to analyze the development of the fruit canning market and the latest technologies to improve the quality of these products, while studying alternatives to reduce the costs of the disposal of waste and brines. They will do this in the framework…

Organic specialty salad producer to launch new products at PMA

Misionero will unveil its new salad kits, bowls, and washed-and-trimmed lettuces at PMA Fresh Summit. The brand will showcase all of its innovations at the show including items such as…

New plant-based dip product line launched

Good Foods has announced the launch of its plant-based dip line featuring five new products. Designed to be an extension to its recent plant-based dressings, the company said…

One pot vegetable kits on display at PMA

Renaissance Food Group, a fresh food company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers, Inc., will feature one of their newest innovations items, Garden Highway One Pot Kits at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit. The company said the product line was created as a solution to easy-to-prepare meal…

Taylor Farms launches grilled chicken chopped salad kits

Taylor Farms has developed a line of chopped salad kits with what they say is a higher level of protein within salad kits. According to the company, salad kit sales are seeing…

Agriculture Canada trying to preserve quality of frozen vegetables

In Canada, late summer and early fall is the time for home canning and freezing the garden's bounty.  Anyone who has done home preserving will tell you that blanching vegetables…

Albert Schulp, Schulp Vruchtensappen:

Demand for cherry juice seriously increasing”

From juices to seaweed and a programme filled with sustainability and flavour. Last weekend, the ‘foodies of Foodlog’ met at Schulp Vruchtensappen. The company built a reputation for itself with fruit juices. “Demand for cherry juice is seriously increasing, probably because it’s known to improve your…

Freeze-dried fruits and berries

Those who are aware of the importance of healthy food as part of a balanced and more dynamic lifestyle are starting to get interested in freeze-dried products, which are becoming increasingly popular in the US and some European countries such as the UK. At Salone internazionale del biologico e del naturale-Sana, FreshPlaza…

Greenyard reopens Hungarian plant

Freezing tunnel source of Greenyard Listeria contamination

One of the freezing tunnels in Greenyard's Hungarian plant has been found to be the source of the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that led to the large-scale recall this…

Mangoes grow in popularity, but freezing them requires extra care

More and more people are consuming mango, thanks to its luxurious appeal and sweet taste. Mango is consumed in many forms, either fresh or frozen. The fruit is used to make…

Food waste becomes high-quality paper

A range of exclusive paper was created to give a new lease of life to subproducts usually employed as zoo-technical supplements, fuels for the production of energy or waste. It took 18 months to develop, test, patent and produce the revolutionary Crush range, all thanks to brand manager Michele Posocco…

In 2017, each European consumed 17.9 liters of fruit juice

The European Union continues to be one of the world's leading consumers of fruit juice and nectars. According to the latest study carried out by the European Association of…

New veggie bowl product launched with protein

Wholesale Produce Supply has launched a new line of plant-based protein veggie bowls under the Nora and Ashley brand. The new flavors include: Mediterranean, Tuscan,…

US Leafy green grower expands value-added organic line

WP Rawl, a grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens in the U.S. has expanded their value–added offerings under the Nature’s Greens Organic label the company originally…

Search for alternatives to hypochlorite for disinfection of processed products

The "Go Desinfección IV Gama" project will seek natural alternatives to the use of hypochlorite for the hygienization of processed fresh fruits and vegetables; that is, those…

Charles-Henri Deprez:

“Frozen is an add-on to fresh”

The small village of Westrozebeke in Flanders, Belgium, is at the centre of the vegetable production. At just a stone’s throw away from each other, several large factories can be found, which freeze the Flemish and Northern French harvests. Greenyard’s facility is one of the largest within this group. They freeze 100,000 tonnes…

New 'superfood' salad by Californian producer

Gold Coast packing is offering a new salad blend. The Sunny Superfood Salad is described by the company as a bright and colorful combination of Kale, Napa Cabbage, Green…

The more sun, the better snack carrots taste

Snack carrots up by 20% for 2 years in a row

Ample irrigation meant that the dry weather had no effect on the growing snack and washed carrot market. Dutch wholesaler, Waspeen Centre, Katwijk grew by 20% for the second…

Poland: Drop in lettuce supply may boost demand for ready to eat blends

"The demand for our ready-to-eat salad mixes continues to grow; also this year. The lack of raw materials caused by the high temperatures has of course had consequences for…

Juice company introduces cucumber jalapeno juice

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company announced today the addition of Cucumber Jalapeno Juice to its family of clean, authentic juices. The company describes it as a…

Processing potato quality fears as dry weather continues

Despite recent steps by the Environment Agency to allow flexibility for farmers in the application of rules on water abstraction, the Potato Processors’ Association (PPA) is…

Grégorie Balanger, Ets Monloup :

"France: "High demand for fresh-cut products because of hot weather"

In April 2017, the French company Ets Monloup introduced their fresh-cut range. The range immediately expanded. Grégorie Balanger, Sales Director: "The more complicated products are to prepare, the more popular they are. Pineapple, coconut and pomegranate all do very well." Monloup sells its products…

Schweppes to venture into orange production

Schweppes Zimbabwe Ltd intends to venture into production of oranges as the company seeks to boost feedstock for its juice processing plant in Beitbridge, according to the…

EU and US remain difficult markets

Bonduelle's revenues increase thanks to incorporation of Ready Pac Foods

The French fruit and vegetable processing company, Bonduelle ended the 2017-2018 financial year with a turnover of EUR2,8 billion. This was despite a continued slow market in…


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