Artesur launches the first Realfooding gazpacho and salmorejo

Artesur, the food brand from Cordoba, and Carlos Rios, a dietitian and nutritionist who created the Realfooding movement, have launched the first Realfooding gazpacho and the first 100% natural Realfooding Salmorejo. Artesur's Realfooding Gazpacho and Salmorejo. These products are made with fresh vegetables…

Panama starts exporting pineapple to the Israeli market

Panama exported fresh pineapple of the processed MD2 variety to the Israeli market for the first time. The HBM Global Trading Corp. company sent the first shipment of…

Cocaine worth €60 million found hidden in frozen pineapple shipment to Spain

Spanish police have seized €60 million worth of cocaine hidden in a shipment of frozen pineapple coming out of Brazil. The 800-kilo seizure came after a three-year operation by the Spanish National Police and Tax Agency; there were two arrests. The investigation was sparked by an operation between the…

On a virtual trade mission in London, exporters close deals for $2 million

Peru directs its exportable supply of processed fruits and vegetables to the United Kingdom

The Virtual Trade Mission in the United Kingdom organized by the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (Promperú) has highlighted the potential that…

Little Beauties

High tech fruit drying makes kiwifruit into a premium snack food

A company from Nelson is investing millions to make classy snacks from reject gold kiwifruit that would be fed to cows or dumped. Thanks to local investors, in the last two…

Kenya: Kitui County procures Ksh 20 mln fruit processing machine

Kitui County has procured a Ksh 20 million (€155,000) fruit processing machine to mitigate post-harvest losses. The food processing machinery has a production capacity of 5 tons per hour that translates to 40 tons in an 8-hour working day, 200 tons five days per week and 800 tons in a month. Governor…

Snijpunt supplies fresh prepared cut vegetables to meat processors

At Snijpunt B.V. in De Lier in South Holland, the barbecue season is already in full swing. The company processes 100,000 kilos of peppers and 35,000 kilos of other fresh vegetables into semi-finished products every week. A growing part of this is supplied to meat processing companies. This includes…

Ryo Takeshita: "Consumers with fresher fruits, supermarkets with lower waste"

"We aim at providing a new peeling solution for retail sector"

Automatic peelers are used often in the fruit processing sector. Now, factories with high-capacity demand mostly use the ‘round-type peeling unit’, but it has a high wastage problem. For businesses that process small sized fruits, when peeling accuracy is guaranteed, productivity becomes a challenge. How…

Impact of weather on 2021 fruit crops:

Fruit processors raise concern over insufficient supplies

In view of the negative weather impact on the main fruit growing areas in Southern Europe, the European fruit processing industry raises serious concerns about sufficient raw…

"Make it easier for Belgian farmers; they're very proud of their products"

Frozen fresh vegetables from Belgium's West Flanders are exported all over the world. Frozen fresh, indeed. These vegetables reach the production line within hours of being harvested. "Whatever happens, we go for superior products." That's according to Luc De Waele of Ingro. He says it's still too early to…

Daniël Penturij, Explosive Foods, the Netherlands

"We've tapped into the meat substitute market with frozen young jackfruit"

Healthy eating is currently enjoying a lot of attention, partly due to the global pandemic. Yet this attention is nothing new. The Dutch company, Explosive Foods has been…

"There's plenty of opportunities for the Belgian vegetable industry; you must just look"

There's climate change, strict rules, and climbing raw material costs. These are major challenges for Belgian industry vegetable processors. Yet, the sector remains optimistic. There's still plenty of growth potential in vegetable consumption. Product development is also on the rise.  "Vegetables like peas…

The International Taste Institute distinguished the Spanish firm's fresh tomato juice, flavored tomato juice, and guacamole

Three products from Bonnysa were awarded the Superior Taste Award

Bonnysa participated with three products in the recent tasting carried out by the International Taste Institute and all of them were awarded the Superior Taste Award. The company's classic fresh tomato juice flavor, freshness, and differential flavor achieved high scores in the tasting and was awarded…

Johan Polfliet, Crop's, Belgium:

"Meager stocks, COVID-19 demand making the frozen vegetable market hugely challenging"

The frozen vegetable market has had a year of extremely low stocks. That was due to poor yields. The global pandemic is also making frozen vegetable sales challenging. Johan Polfliet is the vegetables general manager at Crop's in Belgium. In this interview, he talks about the opportunities and challenges…

Traceability perfectly complements the organic market

Bio Freshi is a Dutch company that supplies both the fresh and industrial markets. Three years ago, it expanded its portfolio with so-called 'green vegetables'. That was at the behest of its growers and buyers. "They're growing wonderfully. Cultivating for the industry is an entirely different business,"…

Vincent Haspeslagh, Agrafresh, Belgium

"Without reliable, certified suppliers, you'll never win clients' confidence"

In recent years, the popularity of convenience products has soared. These are things like pre-sliced vegetables, salads, and ready-to-eat meals. The Belgian company Agrafresh is one of this market's players. They supply convenience products to customers in Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom. Team…

"Processing increases the value of fruit 2.5-6 times"

Seedless pomegranate cups, fresh-cut pineapples ... in the last few years the sales of small portions of fruit have become more and more popular, and there is a growing variety in this market. Shanghai Jiexiang Weitian Food Science Co., Ltd. is a specialized producer of fresh-cut fruit products. Mr. Wang…

New salsas launched in time for summer

F&S Produce Co., makers of Sam’s Fresh Salsa, introduced two new line extensions this month: a “smooth” medium-heat Cantina Style Salsa and “delightfully zesty” Salsa Verde.…

Orange juice price rises to near 5-month high during Atlantic Hurricane Season

After a very slow start to 2021, orange juice has made a great recovery, as the approach of summer and the Atlantic Hurricane season are bringing a new boon to those long on…

Bonnysa launches ad campaign for grated tomato

"We show our producer side, which results in a fresh and high value-added pre-prepared convenience food product"

"Tomate en estado puro" ("Tomato in its purest state"); with this slogan, Bonnysa is launching an advertising campaign to promote its fresh and natural grated tomato, which has once again won the Flavor of the Year award. The campaign will be on television with a spot showing the first day of a field laborer,…

Sport Spuds

Organic ‘Sport Spuds’ might be game-changer for athletes

Atlanta is now home to Sport Spuds™; a new business founded by endurance athlete, entrepreneur and professional violinist Alison James. Emphasizing the “power of the potato,” Sport Spuds and its first-of-its-kind organic sports nutrition product line are the result of twelve years of hard work and…

NDO/Quoc Vinh

Hai Duong, Vietnam

Japan licenses two more fresh lychee processing facilities

Japan has licensed two more lychee processing facilities in Hai Duong Province, the hometown of the “thieu” lychee variety. This is done to facilitate the fruit export to Japanese market. According to the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the facilities…

Three oligopolies in Brazil could control the citrus industry in Europe after the approval of the EU-Mercosur agreement

The Spanish citrus sector is monitoring the final approval of the EU-Mercosur agreement, which is still pending its final ratification for environmental reasons. Companies,…

Carrot-based meal products launch regionally in the US

Bolthouse Farms, which grows and distributes carrots, branded beverages and dressings, announced yesterday that its new Bolthouse Farms Wunderoots™ platform of plant-powered, carrot-based meal solutions are now available regionally where consumers buy groceries. The lineup features Carrot Dogs, Noodled…

Spremisalute

It is possible to drink fruit with a professional fruit juicer

The increasingly frenetic rhythms of a modern and dynamic society impose stressful lifestyles for the human bodies. It is not always possible to remedy the lack of time for the preparation of traditional dishes. However, it is possible to compensate meals that require a long preparation with healthy and…

Fresh Del Monte's new dining experience expands with e-commerce and product launch

FRSHst™, the fresh and healthy dining experience from Fresh Del Monte, has expanded to Miami, FL and Dallas, TX with its new e-commerce launch where consumers can purchase its newest product offerings - the single origin arabica bean specialty coffee and line of cold pressed juices- directly sourced from…

Lemonagro

Cold storage cells are completely saturated for large quantities of Sicilian processed citrus fruits

"The Sicilian citrus processing campaign has not gone as expected, due to the prolonged closures of the reference channels of citrus derivatives. The large amount of small-sized product that has characterized this season has doubled the volumes available for the industry, with the result that now we have…

Chowbotics

The reimagining of the salad bar

Customers love the convenience of self-serve salad bars, creating combinations of fresh greens, vegetables, toppings and dressings, while retailers appreciate the pay-by-the-pound profits. While sales had been declining in the years before the pandemic—largely due to the rise of fast-casual salad chains such as…

What is the secret of the best-selling guacamole in Spain?

Guacamole has definitely made its way into homes across the country. Mercadona's guacamole is one of the best sellers in Spain. This popular avocado-based, fresh, tasty, and…

Nano Foods Ltd

Ghana: Bawumia commissions pineapple processing factory at Nsawam

Yesterday: Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia commissioned Nano Foods Ltd, a pineapple juice processing factory at Nsawam of the Eastern Region. The facility falls under the One-District, One-Factory (1D1F) initiative. The company has become the 77th factory in operation under the 1D1F program; it started…

American Falls, Idaho

New Lamb Weston addition to make chopped, formed potato products

An expansive new addition to the local Lamb Weston plant will produce chopped and formed products such as potato patties and potato puffs. The new facility will commence with production in early 2022, and 70 additional workers will be hired to staff it. The original building was constructed in 1960 and…

Firm global orange juice prices due to tight supplies

Front-month orange juice prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rose by 5% month-on-month to USD 1.15/lbs on the 13th May 2021. The price increase can be attributed to…

'Bravura strawberry variety', recently imported from the Netherlands

Rwandan cooperatives chose new strawberry variety for increased revenues

Rwandan growers who produce juice and jam from strawberries are set to double their production capacity as they plan to grow a new strawberry variety dubbed “Bravura…

McCain Foods Ltd

Much-awaited ‘McCain Smiles’ back in Australia

Known by many and loved by all – McCain Foods ‘Smiles’ are back in Australia – this time in mini form. Take your tastebuds back in time with all the nostalgia feels of an Aussie family favorite, twelve years since production ceased. Gone but not forgotten, consumers across the country have inundated…

Shanghai and Shenyang are the first to welcome the new arrival

All new Dole fruit cup arrives on Chinese stage

Dole recently introduced their all new fruit cup to the Chinese market. The fruit cup was an immediate hit in Shanghai and Shenyang. Dole is the largest fruit and processed fruit product company in the world, and together with Chinese fruit giant Joy Wing Mau, they introduced the Dole fruit cup. Both…

Azienda agricola Terrealsole

A short supply chain product must be effectively communicated

Seasonality dictates the timing of production, as well as weather conditions. This somehow allows to understand the aspects and the difficulties of farming. "The April 2021 frosts destroyed all of our cherry production. Therefore, we will not be able to make our cherry jam. Instead, we will have a lot of…

Tanzania: Local avocado oil firm adds value to farm produce

Dar es Salaam-based Nzallacado Oil Company ventured into fruit farming in 2005, originally thinking to sell the farm products locally. The firm’s founders – the Shafia…

Farther Farms creates new French fry, to 'make food go farther'

Farther Farms, based in Rochester, NY, is a high-growth food technology start-up working to solve one of today’s challenges: how to make food go farther. The company started…

Mediterranea Belfiore

Processing fresh raw materials makes a real difference when it comes to health and flavor

"We produce a wide range of processed products with fresh raw materials. This means we do not use semi-processed products, which  makes a lot of difference when it comes to health and flavor! Processing freshly-harvested raw material, especially from certified organic crops, represents our trump card,"  explains Simonetta…

Spanish consumer board votes Natural Tropic's organic guacamole best

Natural Tropic is an avocado producer that controls the whole chain. This grower from Malaga, Spain, uses its own organic and conventional avocados to make guacamole. They've been doing so for four years now. This has had admirable results. Last week, the Spanish consumer association gave its organic guacamole…

Branston site, Lincolnshire

Work starts on £6 mln UK potato protein extraction facility

At the Branston site in Lincolnshire, work has started on a new £6 mln facility, which will be used to extract high grade plant protein from potatoes. Branston is working alongside B-hive Innovations as part of a collaborative project to improve potato crop utilization. The factory is the first of its…

Apple grower’s products available on Amazon Fresh

Okanagan Specialty Fruits® (OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic® apple, is pleased to announce 5 oz. and 10 oz. packages of Arctic® Granny and Arctic® Golden fresh…

Dole and McDonald's launching fat-free golden pineapple sorbet in China

On April 21, Dole, an international fruit brand, and McDonald's China jointly launched a new product for the early summer market - Golden Pineapple Sorbet, adding a zero-fat and zero-burden option to the summer chilled dessert market. It is reported that this sorbet uses Dole’s golden pineapple juice and…

Mirontell fine & fresh launches industrial fruit and gastro2go:

"With this new range, we want to reflect the new needs of the market"

mirontell fein & frisch AG has officially launched its new catering and industrial concept, in the form of a new online presence. "With our new concepts, we want to reflect the changing needs of the market, and provide an even larger customer base with high-quality sliced fruit," Rick Marwitz explains. The…

Dutch company introduces fruit popsicles

In the Netherlands, Fresh Fruit Express is already well-known for its smoothies. Now, it's introduced a fruit popsicle range. These 'paletas' are very popular in Central and…

MBIE interim report on Frozen Fries Investigation April 2021

'Processed potato dumping is going on in New Zealand, but not bad enough to apply tariffs'

MBIE has released it’s Interim Report on the investigation into European dumping of frozen processed potato into the NZ market. Potatoes NZ are reviewing the report this week and meeting with processors next week to determine our next steps. The investigation shows there is dumping going on, but MBIE…

Ghana: Crops Research Institute develops tomato jam to combat post-harvest losses

In an attempt to help address post-harvest losses in tomato production, Ghana’s Crop Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-CRI) has…

Minister of Investment and Private Sector Development Essis Esmel attending

Cote d’Ivoire: CFA 3.27 billion Swiss factory inaugurated

On Thursday, a Swiss-backed tropical fruit processing and drying plant was opened in Asse, a town located 60 km south-east of Abidjan. It represents an investment of CFA 3.27…

Crispy Green's spring campaign emphasizes getting outdoors and getting active

'Crispy Green Go' campaign set to high gear

As the country continues to open up, most of the population is ready to GO!  It's the perfect time to launch the Crispy Green Go campaign, promoting the positive benefits of getting outdoors and getting active; and fueling all of these activities with Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snacks! Crispy Green Go…

Industrie Montali

Vaccination campaign pushes exports to Northern Europe

"The positive effects of the vaccination campaign in the UK and US are livening up a market which actually never stopped when it comes to tomato products. Nonetheless, there are problems caused by the ongoing pandemic. I am talking in particular about the logistic sector, considering that 80% of our…

Dr. Praeger’s launch new Cauliflower Veggie Burger

Today, Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, the family owned and operated leader in the all-natural, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and kosher frozen food categories for over 25 years, announces the latest addition to their famous line of veggie burgers – the Cauliflower Veggie Burger. The Cauliflower Veggie…

Demand remains unaffected by pandemic

Off-season for Kenyan avocados will raise prices for fruit and avocado oil

It’s an off-season when it comes to avocados in Kenya and this will have its impact on the prices of both the fruits itself as well as any processed products, such as avocado oil. The good news is that avocado products have become more popular overall, with demand remaining unaffected by the pandemic.…

Japantoday.com

Japan: First vegan fruit sandwich shop offers mango treats

The fruits sandwich is really trending in Japan, nowadays. The dessert sandwich, which serves up slices of fruit and whipped cream between fluffy slices of bread, has become quite the crowd-pleaser. Image: Japantoday.com  The sandwiches use Miyazaki Prefecture's Taiyo no Tamago ('eggs of the sun') mangoes, which are regarded…

Agricultural company Ardemagni

Mixed fruit jams based on the use of eggplant

"The production of jams seems like a no-brainer, but this is not the case at all. The transformation process has a lot to do with consumers' health, like avoid overcooking the fruit, for example, and using the right minimum quantities of sugar ensures that the jam is stable and safe over time," said…

New hot honey product features datil peppers

St. Augustine, Florida is known for growing some of the hottest chili peppers in the country, including the fiery datil pepper. Traders Hill Farm, in partnership with World…

La Torrente

Industrial tomatoes between stock management and planning

"The industrial tomato campaign is currently being planned and the stage of transplants depends on the area of reference. Apulia started in late March, while the Caserta area started early after stopping due to the frost in March," reports Filittpo Torrente, who runs his family business.  In the photo: Filippo…

Production site in the Tula region

McCain invests in local production facility in Russia

As a global company, McCain Foods operates in 160 countries around the world, with 51 facilities in local markets to best serve our customers. After more than 20 years of…

Connecting guacamole deeper with sports

While it’s long been a staple on the side of nachos or fajitas, there’s a move towards taking guacamole beyond being paired with just Mexican dishes. “It’s become much more of…

Orange juice not associated with weight gain in children

New research shows no adverse association between change in body mass index (BMI) and consumption of 100% orange juice (OJ) among older children. The four-year study published…

Martin Bristot (VOG Products) on apple processing

"Organic market for apple juices and purees has long since outgrown being a niche"

In the last three years, the volume of organic apples delivered to fruit processor VOG Products in Leifers has more than tripled. Senior Key Account Manager at VOG Products, Martin Bristot, told Raiffeisen Nachrichten: "The organic market for apple juices and apple purees has long since outgrown a…

Calabria & Calabria

New range of regional processed products

"The crisis of the past few years has brought the Calabria citrus fruit sector to its knees. Fruit, despite the great quality, does not sell due to competition from abroad, so much so that sometimes it is not even harvested. The new jam and marmalade line we developed has the purpose of promoting the…

Jessie Clark of Juicernet:

“We’ve seen increased demand for juicing machines throughout the pandemic”

Throughout the pandemic, the consumer focus on health has been growing. This has manifested itself in higher consumption levels for fruits and vegetables as well as higher sales at retail locations for fresh produce. But the reach of this trend has gone even further than that, says Jessie Clark of…

"Demand for tangerines grows as fruit juices become more popular"

The Chinese market offers an increasing variety and a growing volume of oranges and tangerines as more and more countries obtain permission to export citrus fruit to China. Imported tangerines sell well. Andy, a spokesperson for Shanghai E-Fresh recently talked about current conditions in production…


Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Rss

© FreshPlaza.com 2021

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber