The Anuga entrance. Even before it opened, there were long queues of waiting visitors. On the trade floor itself there was a constant crowd.
David Verfaillie of Pomfresh came with pre-cooked purple potato pieces (12 by 12 mm) in sealed packages. The potatoes are suitable for the food services industry. They can be used for making potato puree, for example.
“We have Metro Germany among our clients”, says Raymond Mahieu of Smit’s Onions. Their products are also very popular in the food services industry.
Champ Burger: a burger made of… mushrooms! Powered by Banken Champignons.
Marjan de Boer (centre) and Roel Aldewereld (right) of Banken Champignons with their Champ Burger, comprising of 50% mushrooms. The mushroom colour is immediately apparent.
Rob Sluimers of VS Apple Industries in serious conversation with his clients.
VS Apple Industries have a wide range of fruit purees, compotes and filling for industrial uses in, among others, baking and dairy companies.
Martin Planque of Montosa: “A lot of trouble with avocados? They are either too hard, or overripe. If you buy your avocados in large bags, you will never be able to consume them over a period of time. We, therefore, offer avocados in various stages of ripeness in the same package. One is ready to eat, the other two you can eat over the following few days, and they can still ripen more. In this way, you can spread out when you consume them.”
Kasper Martin Hansen (left) explaining that Agro Merchants Group is hard at work in the fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables trade. The company has two warehouses, specifically for fruit and vegetables. He said that the Agro Merchants Group’s focus has shifted to fresh produce.
Koppert Cress is a sponsor for Anuga. Marc Bonsmann presented a wide range of gastro products. “We are pioneers when it comes to certain products. Our job is to add knowledge and to highlight opportunities.”
Jorge Galván of Frutamex Internacional (Mexico) is proud of his avocado products, which are available fresh, or frozen: whole, half, diced and pulp.
Leonardo Randolph Aceves of Agroindustriade Aguascalientes presented a variation on frozen vegetables. Roasted, for use in sauces. The roasted tomatoes and jalapeño peppers are a new product.
Ninu Mazzu of Citrofood. This company specialises in processed citrus products: juice, juice concentrate and oils.
Nufri offers a wide range of juices and juice concentrates.
Apple & Co, is Flevosapp’s international name. Annalia Dekker (not in the photo): “Besides the name, the rest of the look is exactly the same. Visitors are often amazed at how sweet our juices taste. Pure nature.”
Ortogel (Italy) displays a range of fruit concentrates and oils.
Tsur Hen (left) of Prodalim: “We think of 360 degree fruit solutions: storage, sourcing, blending; with us anything is possible.”
Aureli Jams, made from purple carrots, sweet potatoes and carrots. These products are exceptionally sweet, yet you can easily differentiate the tastes. The purple carrot jam is organic.
U-Citrus: specialising in lemon oil and dried lemon peel. Also processed orange and grapefruit products.
Samantha Burger (in the background) explaining that King Nuts & Raaphorst has a comprehensive range of nuts, seeds and tropical fruits. Novelty: roasted (crunchy) beans.
Productos del Campo San Gregorio is the first company in Colombia that produces processed fruits and vegetables using HPP technology. They offer mixed pulp packaging of 14 products, which guarantee about 150 varieties of mixes, explains Jorge Enrique Amorocho.
Andreas Theiner of Fructus Meran: “Our kaki and kiwi products are new. In slices, diced, all freshly cut.” Their products are often used in baby foods, processing and the food services industry. Also organic.
Sabine Vieider (right) of VOG Products: “Apples, pears, peaches and kiwis, in concentrate, juice, frozen and freshly cut form. You ask, we bring.”
Freshliance offers cloud-based cold chain solutions, via data-loggers and GPS tracking systems. Completely automated, and usable without pre-loading software. In the background is Kevin Wu, speaking to a client.
Keeping a close eye during the transportation of the fresh produce.
Barts Potato Company specialises in different potato products. At Anuga, the company emphasised the various kinds of chips.
Frozen chips from Bart's Potato Company
Baby potatoes are available in many shapes and sizes.
Mathias Boels of Syros says the company has no less than 35 recommendations for avocados. De-stoned, diced, pureed, as well as fresh and frozen (IQF). “It is difficult to get enough supply. The avocado-hype is in full swing.”
Arie Hardam, Bas Klootwijk, Erik van Gent and Jacob Sinke of Deli-Jack.
Uko Vegter (right) of Fresh Fruit Express: “Smoothie packs and cocktail mixes are doing well in the food services industry. A healthy, easy alternative.”
Ardo, specialises in frozen products. New: roasted corn, frozen herbs and smoothie mixes. Much is sourced “glocally”. Vegetable rice is also a growing market.
Heidi Goovaerts (left in the foreground) of Ardo says organic algae, sprouts and baby carrots are also available.
Justin Tanguay of Lamex says their business has partnerships in Chile, Greece and Serbia. 80% of the products are destined for the US. “The smoothie industry is enormous there. We are seeing the trend also slowly taking hold on the European continent.”
New at Greenyard Frozen: freshly frozen soup. Packaged on small pallets in 1kg bags apiece (5 blocks), which makes it easy to meter out the soup.
Pencho Hernandez of Freshko Foods: “We source a lot of fruit from Morocco, and citrus from Spain, to export to the US, Europe and Japan.”
FLM Food Ingredients offers a number of frozen mushroom products: whole, sliced or diced. Also cut asparagus and broccoli stems.
Sylvain Organi of Fruits Rouges & Co.: “The organic soft fruit toppings are primarily grown in France. We are dependent on imports for a number of exotic fruits.”
Scelta Mushrooms took great care with their stand. The Scelta Taste Accelerator (less salt, more taste) drew much attention, as did the umami mushrooms.
Salud Food Group offers a range of avocado specialties: marinated,, slices, half, puree and also guacamole.
Clients coming and going at the Salud Food Group stand.
Dean Wilkinson of Danper Trujillo is proud of their vegan and vegetarian ready-to-eat ‘salads’ range, vegetable rice, with our without added quinoa.
Camposol supplies smoothie ingredients, such as mango, and also processed avocado products (IQF).
Close-up of a number of Camposol’s products.
Tropical Farm is focusing more on the exotic: pomegranate segments, diced mango, sliced bananas, and yucca segments.
Gandules offers a range of frozen fruit: in pulp, as well as whole or diced units.
Their line includes speciality peppers and organic sliced and roasted vegetables.
The busy SonderJansen: ‘Directors of Frozen Quality’s stand.
Vegetables cut in strips, diced, as well as stems and much more at Fruveco. The broccoli buffalo is almost indistinguishable from chicken. “We tested the products on children. Many of them, honestly, thought they were dealing with chicken”, says Rens Vermue.
Foodimpex offers a range of soft fruit and exotics in freezer containers and sealed packaging.
TopTaste has a new line of fried onions, including varieties with curry and jalapeño chilli, in dispensers of 280 grammes. The crispy salad toppings, cut more coarsely, making them lighter, are relatively new. The toppings come in five varieties and are suitable for salads and on hamburgers.
Joren Groot of Nutland: “Raw products are very popular. We are growing a lot of organic products. At the moment a quarter of our turnover is thanks to our organic nuts and tropical fruit.”
Gerrie Groot of G. Kramer & Sons says, jokingly: “Our cabbages grow on trees.” This company processes cabbage into sauerkraut and two years ago, celebrated its 125th anniversary.
Christian Koeman (right) of Onion Specialties. “We have seen a lot of growth in the area of organic cocktail onions in Scandinavia and Germany, and now increasingly, also in the Netherlands.” This producer of fried onions supplies in retail packaging, but also to the food services industry.
Heuschen & Schrouff OFT supplies the retail sector (particularly ethnic shops), and the food services industry. In the fruit and vegetable sector, fresh taugé. In the organic market, coconut milk at the moment, according to Robéas Pattipeiluhu.