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Special  —  Fruit Logistica


Harvesting/ planting rigs and extended shelf life enhancements

BrimaPack’s reveals innovations for 2018:

BrimaPack BV announced today some new innovations for 2018. “During the Fruit Logistica 2018 in Berlin on 7 – 9 February 2018 we will show our latest innovations”, Ron van de Pavert, BrimaPack’s CEO, says."We are currently assembling our VeTrac 18 rows Transplanter. Also the VeTrac Celery harvester is on its.....

New produce printing method uses food colouring

A method for printing fruit and vegetables with food colouring has been developed by Kellermeister Manns GmbH.The trick is to print round objects of varying shape and diameter without bruising. The company uses a process with special food dyes that they claim do not affect the fruit's taste or shelf life. With.....

L'Insalata dell'Orto adds new products to its "Creative Cooking" line

L'Insalata dell'Orto will present three new "Creative Cooking" products at Fruit Logistica. The fresh condiments are free of artificial colours and preservatives, ready in a flash, and provide the perfect seasoning for a variety of dishes.New additions to the Creative Cooking lineWhat is new is that the sauce.....

Helien Verhagen, Color2Food - East4Fresh

"Exposure for double niche product"

Wasabi - that is the fiery paste served with sushi, right? This spicy image means people are not quick to want to eat it."Wasabi from a tube is not really wasabi", saysHelien Verhagen, Managing Director of the Dutch company, East4Fresh - Color2Food. "There is only 5% wasabi root in the tubes. The main.....

Jaguacy will close it's 2018 export planning during Fruit Logistica

Jaguacy Brazil has been producing and marketing Avocado Hass for more than 40 years in Brazil and in the foreign market, being the main producer and marketer of the fruit in the country. A pioneer in the production of the Avocado Hass in Brazil, Jaguacy today exports to the foreign market and developed the.....

China: "USB-based temperature recorder with simultaneous generation of PDF and CSV documents"

Shanghai Cydiance recently launched a new recording tool for freight temperature tracking. The product is mutually compatible with Cydiance Book's new management system and can simultaneously generate PDF and CSV documents. This creates the possibility of advanced analysis.Cydiance C1+ temperature recorderThe.....

On the Fruit Logistica Tech Stage

Interko to celebrate milestone 50th anniversary

Interko will celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary this year by giving a special presentation on the Fruit Logistica 2018 Tech Stage that will chart the company’s five decades of continuous growth and development.On Thursday 8 February, in Hall 8.1 at 16.00, Chris Maat, Interko's Managing Director/Partner,.....

China: "Spike in Pinghe honey pomelo export volumes"

"The weather conditions last year were relatively stable all year. Add to this the fact that the overall plantation surface area has expanded, and it follows that the production volume of Pinghe honey pomelos this production season was relatively large. The fruit itself was a bit smaller than last year, but.....

On show at Fruit Logistica

Environmentally responsible packaging certified by European standards

With packaging a vital part of the fresh produce chain along with a growing concern regarding the amount of plastic use, a number of companies are increasingly looking to environmentally responsible alternatives for their packaging needs. CKF Inc, a Canadian based packaging manufacturer, pride themselves on.....

New programme at China Fruit Logistica

China Fruit logsitica, launches on 14-16 May in Shanghai, and Fresh Produce Forum China (FPFC) is back with a brand-new format to give trade show visitors the best combination of information and insights on the show-floor. FPFC returns with a new three-track programme format over three days, bringing China.....

Fruit Logistica

"It's a good moment to analyse the market and find a mutual solution"

“Ginafruit has been growing with its customers over the last few years. An example is the South Korean market, where before only the Filipino banana was known. However, nowadays the market has developed and it demands the Ecuadorian banana as well. A customer in this market started with importing one container.....

Syngenta and Kumato team up to offer new pepper varieties

Tomato partners Syngenta and Kumato have announced that they will be launching three new varieties. One of which is the Kumato® Gran Sabor, an extra sweet, medium-sized tomato in a premium code/attributes pack.Sweet pepper variety GinaThe Baby Kumato® is the perfect size for a great tomato snack. And the.....

Export prospects fairly positive

China: "First tangelo export to Poland a success"

"On January 6th, 2018, the first shipment consisting of two containers loaded with tangelos successfully passed through Xiamen port on its way to Poland. After a brief time the shipment arrived in the port of Gdansk. This is the first export of tangelo and has historical significance for Chinese exports. This.....

Hall 10.1, Booth A-15

New packaging brings improved produce quality and shelf life

Anacail provides a unique technology for improving the quality and shelf-life of fresh produce. The Anacail System uses plasma technology to convert a portion of the oxygen inside a food pack into ozone, a natural germicidal agent. Anacail in-pack ozone generationThe process shown above is rapid, and is.....

Sun&Vegs presents new line of microgreens with a Mediterranean touch

Sun&Vegs, a brand specialized in fresh and healthy produce will present its latest innovations at this year's Fruit Logistica come February. Besides its traditional agricultural selection, well-known for its its Mediterranean accent, the brand will present microgreens, early vegetable shoots which are.....

Guaranteed pesticide-free with zero residue

Prince de Bretagne launches new range of tomatoes

Prince de Bretagne tomato producers have launched a new range of tomatoes marketed under a new label: "100% Nature & Saveurs".With this product, the growers hold to two commitments: First, the tomatoes are guaranteed to be grown without pesticides. The producers use only organic – non-synthetic – plant.....

Amerfruits to show off black garlic at Fruit Logistica

Amerfruits will be showing off their Black garlic "Amefruits gourmet" at Fruit logistica this year. It is made with Spanish purple garlic grown in Las Pedroñeras."The selected bulbs are fermented for approximately 40 days at controlled temperatures between 65°C and 80°C and a specific humidity level. The.....

New machine offers automatic cucumber sorting

The integrated SortiFlex pack robot from Christiaens Agro Systems, a specialist in grading lines for long-shaped vegetables, enables its customers to sort, grade and pack cucumbers automatically and without human assistance.SortiFlex Pack RobotThe robot was developed in cooperation with experts at Beltech, a.....

China: "Why the 2016 and 2017 garlic market moved in opposite directions"

"The 2016 and 2017 garlic markets were quite polarized. The 2016 garlic production was rather small, and was not able to meet the demand. Sales were booming, and the high profits encouraged garlic farmers to increase their production. This has led to a surplus in 2017. The increase in the foreign garlic.....

Spike in production, stable quality

Chinese chestnuts exports ready to storm the European market

"Chestnuts are a seasonal crop, and under regular weather conditions the growing season starts every year around September and concludes before the Chinese Spring Festival. Throughout the country this growing season is already drawing to a close. In comparison with 2016, the export price of chestnuts in 2017.....

"Tour de France" at the Fruit Logistica

The entire Hall 22 of the Fruit Logistica with more than 2,500 m² will offer visitors a "Tour de France" through the French regions and their varied offers for the fruit and vegetable industry: from fresh fruit and vegetables to equipment and packaging to transport - and logistics solutions: they are all.....

Fast growing area for fruit production

Reemoon expands its sorting line technology in the Mediterranean

"The Mediterranean coast is made up of Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Israel. In the past twenty years, following the development of modern infrastructure, refrigerated storage technologies and urbanization, the agriculture in countries like France, Spain and Israel, has been specializing",.....

The new Smart Drier making vegetable production safer

There's a new development from the designers at Haith - the Smart Drier.Most packing lines still use conventional roller drying tables to remove moisture from potatoes which consists of multiple rollers covered with sponge or felt to absorb the moisture. The down side of this is they do not remove all the.....

Bayard to present newly rediscovered potato varieties

Bayard, a family-run business based in France, has made it its mission to discover potato varieties. Using sustainable production techniques and recognised expertise, the company aims to educate consumers about the diversity of potatoes, along with their many different textures and uses.At Fruit Logistica,.....

BioTropic installs four new mango ripening chambers

Four mango ripening chambers and a new mango sorting machine were recently installed at BioTropic's main site in Duisburg.Following an initial test phase, BioTropic will be supplying ready-to-eat organic quality mangos from January 2018. Biotropic explained the process: First the fruits are delivered to the.....

New fruit and veg pouches offer healthier snacking for kids

New fruit and veggie pouches from Bolzano-based Hans Klotz GmbH offer healthier options to kids in convenient packaging. They are available in different squeezable pouch sizes and packaging options.Fruit juices in a squeezable pouchThe fruit and vegetable purées can also be mixed to create new recipes. All of.....

Polish carboard packaging getting a lot of attention

Nominated for an innovation award at last year's Fruit Logisitica 2017 in Berlin, and featured in the spotlight for Fruit Logistica 2018, SoFruPak is positive about the future of their cardboard packaging solutions.SoFruPak specialises in the packaging of soft fruits and vegetables and according to Commercial.....

Water-based ozone treatment for mushroom cultivation facilities

Italian company MET presents a new ozone technology application for mushroom cultivation at Fruit Logistica 2018. After a year of testing at Cristian Vallorani's GBC Funghi, a mushroom cultivator and MET partner, the water-based ozone treatment was able to replace all chemical products.The treatment covered.....

The Berry that Cares:

CAMPOSOL highlighting its blueberry brand at Fruit Logistica 2018

At Fruit Logistica 2018, Camposol will highlight its blueberry brand “The Berry That Cares”, together with other key products like avocados and mandarins, that will be exhibited at the company’s booth in hall 25.This year’s edition of Fruit Logistica will see the 16th participation of Camposol since 2003. For.....

"Extensive track record in food sector housing design and realisation"

Heembouw is one of the exhibitors at Fruit Logistica. "With our wide, extensive track record in the design and realisation of housing for the food and food-related sectors, we let our (potential) clients see what we can mean for them and what added value we can deliver", says Rinus Verhey, Commercial Director.....

Europe Retail Packaging debuts with their own stand at Fruit Logistica

“Herb business professionalised considerably”

Europe Retail Packaging will make their debut as an independent company with a stand at the Fruit Logistica. The company was a visitor of the fair for years, but this year they’re choosing to promote their herb activities with their own stand for their herb branch.“In recent years we have continued.....

Minute-by-minute shipment temperature monitoring

BluRoad is a wireless temperature monitoring solution designed for refrigerated ground transport, pallets, containers, and refrigeration systems.Customisable to meet users’ needs, BluRoad measures and delivers temperature data by the minute. It is comprised of temperature data loggers placed inside the.....

"Export volume of Pinghe honey pomelo down by 15%"

"The production season of honey pomelo in Pinghe, Fujian, starts every year in August and ends in February of the subsequent year. The total volume of honey pomelo this production season was on the same level as last season. According to estimates, the total export volume of honey pomelo will decrease by 15%,.....

Guatemala: Heavy rainfall has no effect on Mangetout and Sugar Snaps season

“The season of mangetout and sugar snaps starts in Guatemala from November and runs till late April/May. Guatemala is feeling the effects of global warming. For example, in mid-October we experienced very heavy rainfall. Only in this period more rain was registered than during the complete rainy season of last.....

Premieres and innovations at Fruit Logistica 2018

Trade visitors can start gearing up for the world's leading fresh produce industry trade fair taking place from 7-9 February 2018 in Berlin with "Spotlight – Premieres and Innovations at Fruit Logistica 2018". The 68 Spotlight reports published so far include 23 world premieres and 11 European premieres.The.....

Erik Waterman, Waterman Onions

"Acquisition comes in second"

This year, Waterman Onions from the Netherlands will be at Fruit Logistica in Berlin for the eighth time. "It is the largest fruit and vegetable trade show in the world", says Erik Waterman. "We, as Waterman Onions, do not want to miss it. All the major players in the international trade of fruit and.....

Three provinces will represent the country at the trade show

Canada will again be present at the 2018 Fruit Logistica in Berlin

2018 will mark the second time Canada is to have a sizeable presence at Fruit Logistica (FL). Three provinces are participating: British Columbia (BC), Quebec, and Prince Edward Island, with additional support from the Embassy of Canada in Germany. On September 21st this year, the free trade agreement between.....

Packaging Automation to demonstrate new motion tray sealer at Fruit Logistica

At Fruit Logistica this year, Packaging Automation (PA) will be exhibiting their latest patented technology in high speed tray sealing, designed for packing fruit and vegetables.On display will be the fully electric SL4 Motion tray sealer. Other products boasting the same technology as the SL4 include the.....