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UK: Spalding food firm wants to build £20 million processing factory

Plans have been revealed for a £20 million factory in Spalding, which is will be able to produce a plant based protein. At this point in time, Naylor Farms produces cabbage…

There are 11 juice producing companies in the Region

Murcia's juice and natural drink exports increase by 22%

Last year, the Region of Murcia's juice and natural drink exports amounted to 315 million euro, consolidating it as the country's leading exporting province in this sector. The exports' main destinations were the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Germany, and South Korea, and their value increased by 22%…

Brazilian orange juice producer Cutrale suspends exports to US

Brazilian orange juice producer Cutrale has suspended exports of orange juice concentrate from Brazil to the United States, as a new tax on exports has eroded its profits. The…

Persimmon flour, a new ingredient in the food industry with a high content of bioactive compounds

Researchers from the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH) of Elche have developed a persimmon flour from the skin and pulp remaining from juice production. This natural surplus…

Whether they be a crooked carrots or tomatoes that were deemed too dark:

Soups with rescued vegetables

Delicious vegetables are not beauty pageant contestants. Whether they are crooked or perfect in appearance, it all comes down to taste. Maggi has now put vegetables in their new soups that don't fit…

Martin Johanning (Vakuum Food Ltd & Co.) on the production of vegetable chips

"The PEF process is an indispensable stage in our production processs"

Healthy, high-quality vegetable chips, partly from surplus produce and preferably German raw materials - that is the fundamental goal of Vakuum Food, a company founded in 2018. Under the brand 'Snack Team from Vakuum Food', the range of products offered by the company, which has been based in…

Del Monte France increases sales and accelerates brand visibility

The producer and distributor of fruit and vegetables has recorded an annual growth of 13% in France, a great performance obtained by focusing on product innovation and…

Pea protein plant opens in Canadian Prairies

Roquette celebrated the opening of its pea protein plant, further extending its position to meet surging global demand for alternative proteins. “We see this as a transformational event in our history and a boost to the global plant-based food sector,” said Pierre Courduroux, CEO of Roquette. “Diets have…

Participating in a canned vegetables cartel

European Commission fines Conserve Italia €20 million for breaching EU antitrust rules

The European Commission has fined Conserve Italia Soc. Coop. Agricola and its subsidiary Conserves France S.A. (together ‘Conserve Italia’) a total of € 20 mln for breaching…

Life Soup presents new fresh-cut soups in glass jars

Life Soup is the new concept of fresh soups developed by the Agroama cooperative, which specializes in the production of innovative fresh-cut products. The soups are nice to look at and good to eat, so much so that they have been awarded multiple times also thanks to the fact they provide consumers with…

The Calabrian - based Azienda Agricola Arturo Pratticò

Scientific research highlights the healthy properties of the Bergamot fruit

Transformed tomatoes distinguished by a high quality have conquered the shelves of specialized stores all over the world and are appreciated by starred chefs who are re-evaluating small local productions Arturo Pratticò "It is very difficult to penetrate the Ho.re.ca. sector with our primary product also…

Organic fruit Münch starts with new product line

"With our non-alcoholic Demeter Apple Secco, we are now also represented in the beverage segment"

In addition to fresh fruit, Bio Obst Münch now also markets a non-alcoholic Demeter Apple Secco. Of course, made from their own apples from the Altes Land. It will not only…

The Italian company L'Ortofrutticola F

From fresh to processed products, quality is guaranteed by a certified and controlled supply chain

One aspect essential to stay on the market is to obtain tomatoes with a high brix degree and to have special varieties to enrich the specialty segment, which includes market niches that arouse the interest of consumers, who are curious and looking for quality products.   Francesco Valenti and Alessandro La Russa, sales…

Industrie Montali

Ready-to-use processed tomatoes are growing at double digit rates in foreign markets

After the participation at Cibus in Parma, followed by the autumn World Food exhibition in Moscow and the UK fair BellaVita, dedicated to Mediterranean food and beverages where Industrie Montali presented its new gourmet line, the company has confirmed its goal to focus on international markets. "Year 2020…

Paul Tomlinson and Mark Wright - Davis Worldwide

"We are sticking to the principles but we are not taking as many risks as we may have done in the past"

The world of fruit and vegetable trading has changed in the last few years, it has become tougher, margins are smaller, delivery times longer but it is not all negative as long as you are able to adapt to the new environment in which we find ourselves. Davis Worldwide has a history of doing things…

Orange juice exports Mexico increasing

Mexico is the second leading exporter of orange juice after Brazil, Florida Department of Citrus economist Marisa Zansler reported recently. Mexico’s OJ exports increased…

Following landmark judgment in PGMBM case

Brazilian orange juice magnate to face trial in London for operating illegal cartel

More than 1,500 Brazilian orange growers have been celebrating last Friday after law firm PGMBM secured a High Court judgment that will result in a multi-billionaire Brazilian orange juice magnate facing trial over his participation in an illegal cartel. José Luis Cutrale, and his son, José Luis Cutrale…

Russian Federation: Pea processing has attracted record-breaking investments

Pea processing has attracted record-breaking investments in Russia. They are promising a broad range of new high-value raw materials to the feed industry. Russia has the…

Brazilian OJ prices up amid tight supply of oranges

In September, the Mintec Benchmark price of Brazilian orange juice rose by 30% month-on-month, to USD 1,780 / MT. It then remained stable at this level throughout October. The…

China's citrus industry will target the international market in the future

As one of the most important origins of citrus, China is rich in resources, has a wide variety, and a cultivation history of more than 4,000 years. According to statistics, about 35% of the world’s total citrus output is used for processing. At present, the citrus deep processing industry in China is…

Jean-Noël Carles, Juliet:

New Juliet contest “On the apple road”

At the Natexpo fair from October 24th to 26th 2021, Juliet presented its new contest, “On the apple road”, as well as a novelty in its range of processed products. Jean-Noël Carles, president of Juliet, and Leslie Galtier from Cardell at Natexpo. “On the apple road”The new Juliet contest, “On the apple…

Due to possible choking hazard

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods announces voluntary recall of Six Green Salads and Chicken Caesar Wrap

Out of an abundance of caution, Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods is voluntarily recalling the products listed below today. Ukrop's production team, while preparing these items for our retailers, found a couple of pieces of brown hard plastic in a supplier ingredient, which could be a choking hazard. There have…

Liotti

Lemon juice in captivating innovative packaging solutions

"Our core business is processing lemon by-products, which we mainly turn into juice. Our leading product is organic lemon juice available in various formats and with innovative packaging solutions. We are talking about plastic lemon-shaped containers reminiscent of the fresh fruit available in the 250 ml…

Dole Fresh Vegetables announce precautionary limited recall of Garden Classic Salads

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of garden salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses connected to any of the recalled lot codes have been reported to…

Traditional and new options in salad kits

US consumer looks for more convenient options during pandemic

According to FMI’s 2021 Power of Produce report, sales of value-added lettuce and other fresh produce came to $15.5 billion, or 22.3% of total produce sales. This also means…

The example of the Pachino tomato PGI

How to make the most of industrial tomato waste

Industrial tomatoes are one of the most valuable references in the fruit and vegetable sector, especially if they are related to particularly valuable products such as, for example, the Pachino PGI tomato. The Pachino tomato is one of Italy's top agri-food products due to its high sensorial and…

Spanish researchers give carrot waste a second life

Carrots are one of the most important tubers grown worldwide, with an annual production of 36 million tons. However, they have a high discard rate that stands at 30%.…

ADB injects GH¢30m into Ekumfi fruits factory

The AgriculturalDevelopment Bank (ADB) has provided a GH¢30 million (€4.2 mln) funding facility to the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Limited as part of its outgrower scheme to…

Small drops of pesto from Genoa

Pesto di Prà is not a basil pesto that goes unnoticed thanks to its distinctive characteristic - no compromises are made when it comes to the quality of raw materials, meaning costs are not taken into consideration. The seven ingredients, all rigorously of Italian origin, emanate the aromas and flavors reminiscent of the best…

A-INSIGHTS

Low priced imports from Belgium gain import share in US

Global trade volumes of frozen potato products stabilizing

Analysts at Market and consumer data analytics company A-INSIGHTS report that global frozen potato trade volumes have stabilized in July, with the year-to-date volume remaining 0.5% above the pre-COVID levels of 2019. Compared to July 2019, the monthly trade volume was down 0.3%, driven mainly by a 7.6%…

Two new stir fry kits hit the market in 2022

Pre-washed, pre-cut bagged fresh veggies are a winner for consumers who want a fast-fixing meal option to put on the table. Two new products from F&S Produce Co., Green Giant® Fresh Stir-Fry Kits and Little Green Sprout’s Organic vegetables, offer more ways to satisfy shoppers and boost category sales.…

Minister Myriam Dossou-D'Almeida performed the ceremony

Government of Togo inaugurates fruit and vegetable processing unit

The government of Togo has inaugurated its first fruit and vegetable processing unit, developed in Tsevie. Minister Myriam Dossou-D'Almeida performed the ceremony. The…

The Italian company F.lli Aceto

Kiwichips as an example of circular economy

"Four years ago, we started growing yellow and red kiwis in the Crati Valley, in the province of Cosenza in Calabria. The area covers about 110 hectares. The orchard is part of the Jingold Consortium. The kiwis we grow are not suitable for the fresh market because they are too large. They are not thrown…

Mutoko district, Mashonaland East province

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa opens US$1 mln fruit & vegetable processing plant

Last Thursday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa opened a US$1 million fruit and vegetable processing plant in rural Mutoko district, Mashonaland East province. The new plant is…

Love Beets USA announces expanded portfolio under new name

Value-added beet company, Love Beets USA, has launched their new venture, Offshoot Brands. The evolution reflects their expanding portfolio of exclusive healthy lifestyle brands of not only Love Beets, but further brands including Genuine Coconut, Veggie*Confetti, and The Happy Snack Company. Offshoot…

Business Insider

Elgin Fruit Juice Ltd under investigation as source of South African apple juice recalls

Apple juice products produced in South Africa are being recalled due to unacceptable levels of patulin, a mould which can cause nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting. Coca-Cola South Africa was the first to issue a recall of more than 37,000 cases of its Appletiser products in September.…

Casa Grimaldi, Italy

QR code label to inform consumers about the origins and history of the crops

"We have been growing citrus fruits and tomatoes of cultivars native to the Campania (Italy) lands for over 4 generations. Our flagship products are the San Marzano tomato and an aromatic lemon of the Zagara Bianca variety, which we transform into cold-processed juice according to traditional methods,"…

Sustainable, healthy food from the ocean: “Seaweed is the vegetable of the future”

Clothes, furniture, and packaging material. These are just some of many things for which seaweed is used. Not surprisingly, this versatile natural product is becoming increasingly popular. And sea vegetables are also hot and happening on the plate. Martijn van Damme traded in onions for edible seaweed.…

Australia lifts ‘anti-dumping’ measure on Filipino canned pineapples

The Australian government has decided to lift the 15-year anti-dumping ban it imposed on Philippine canned pineapples. Canberra first imposed the anti-dumping measure in 2006…

Mastrototaro Food

Top-quality dried tomatoes made in Apulia

"Mechanical harvesting would help us save time and resources we could then invest somewhere else... Purchasing raw material from third parties would enable us to increase production... This is all true, but Mastrototaro Food is not interested," explains Mauro Mastrototaro, owner of the company founded in…

Sanit Wing

Rwandan firm makes skincare products from avocados

Alexandre Nshimiyimana sees avocados as more than just a snack; his company uses the fruit to make skincare products like moisturizers and soap. Sanit Wing, located in Burera District, Northern Province, is a processing and manufacturing industrial company that produces a variety of oils, cosmetics and…

Iran's Nobar Sabz Frozen fruits and vegetables

Exporting IQF fruits and vegetables to five continents

The Nobar Sabz agro-industrial Company, which is known to be the leading exporter of frozen fruits and vegetables to five different continents in the world, displayed its various high-quality products in the 2021 Agrofood fair in Tehran, such as frozen fried Sabzi Ghormeh, frozen Sabzi Kuku, frozen soup…

Industrie Montali - Italy

The market for processed tomatoes in Russia is expanding

ICE-Agenzia per la Promozione all'Estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle Imprese Italiane (ICE-Agency for the Promotion of Italian Companies Abroad and the Internationalization of Italian Companies) has organized a World Food autumn trade fair in Moscow from 21 to 24 September 2021. The event, now in its…

Unnamed potato processing company eyes spot at Pocatello Regional Airport

An undisclosed company plans to process locally sourced potatoes into frozen fries and dehydrated products within a refrigerated warehouse to be built at Pocatello Regional…

Geoffrey Delbaere (Warnez Potatoes): "Failures mean total potato yields are even lower than in the last two, dry summers"

Belgian potato processor brings innovative vegan meals to supermarket shelves

The arrival of Belgian potatoes is challenging, quality-wise. So says Geoffrey Delbaere, sales manager at Warnez Potatoes. "We're, indeed, getting far more potatoes than the last two dry years. The wet summer caused a lot of rotting during storage as well. That's resulted in plenty of failures when those…

Paltavo will showcase its product portfolio during the next edition of Fruit Attraction

The first avocado mayonnaise hits the market

The first avocado mayonnaise is already a reality. Paltavo, the company from Malaga, will present its Avonesa (avocado mayonnaise) at the next edition of Fruit Attraction, which will be held in Madrid from October 5 to the 7. This sauce is made from natural ingredients. It is egg-free, gluten-free, and…

Sicilian pomegranate season starts two weeks later than usual

"The pomegranate harvest started a few weeks ago and the early varieties such as Smith and Acco were the first to go," said Gaetano Tirrò, a professional pomegranate grower. Gaetano Tirrò "Compared to last year, the delay is about 15 days, because in 2020 we started harvesting in the last week of August,…

Veg Italia S.r.l.

A healthy fruit&chocolate snack that makes the difference

"Our fruit&chocolate energy bars are well-balanced tasty snacks ideal during sport or just to nibble. They are made with high-quality natural ingredients, plus they are suitable for vegetarians and gluten free. They are available in practical 35 to 60 gram packets, perfect to be eaten on the go," reports…

Rosso Gargano

The Made in Italy brand is gaining ground by guaranteeing quality and food safety

"We expect the tomato derivatives campaign to last until the first week of October. At the moment, we are harvesting very sweet, albeit small, crops, which are ideal for processing. The excessive summer heat and drought have affected the normal growth cycles of the berries, with a knock-on effect on…

Belgian Vegetable Processing Sector Union gets new general secretary

On Monday, September 13, 2021, Noémi Van Bogaert started as general secretary / scientific advisor at Vegebe. Vegebe is Belgium's union for the vegetable processing sector.…

McCain Foods Ltd

McCain Foods announces new plant-based brand

McCain Foods has announced the launch of its new plant-based brand which will offer dips, spreads, sauces and cheeses made from root vegetables. The Simple Root range will include cooking sauces – such as bechamel, truffle and cheese – pesto, cream ‘cheeze’ and a variation of dips such as roasted garlic…

USDA

China: Frozen French fries production expands

Marketing year 2021/22 (September to August) fresh potato production is forecast at 94 million metric tons (MMT), a 5 percent decrease from the estimated 99 MMT produced in MY2020/21, a result of decreased acreage. According to industry sources, potato planting area decreased in the northern single crop…

"Enjoy taking care of yourself"

Bonnysa launches its guacamole with spirulina to the market

According to the data observed in the markets after COVID-19 hit the world, the primary value consumers uphold when choosing the products they buy is that they are 100% fresh and natural. Faced with other options, they will opt for products that add value to their consumption. In this sense, the…

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PepsiCo UK invests £24 mln in Lincoln factory

PepsiCo UK recently announced it is investing £24 million in their Lincoln snack factory. Their intent is to upgrade their facilities, meet the growing consumer demand and…

Due to possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

Kroger Co. voluntarily recalls 16-ounce Kroger Bagged Kale

The Kroger Co. is voluntarily recalling its 16-ounce Kroger bagged kale product, produced by Baker Farms, due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and…

McPlant

McDonalds starts offering plant-based burger in the UK and Ireland

McDonald’s UK&I has announced a trial for its first ever plant-based burger – the McPlant – which delivers the same taste and experience one would expect from a McDonald’s…

AU: strawberry grower makes 25,000 jars of jam to combat waste

As there were not enough people to pluck the hundreds of thousands of strawberries on Anthony Sarks's pick-your-own farm, he decided to make 25,000 jars of jam. Normally, the…

Egyptian exports up 49% to $3.6 billion in June

Egypt’s exports reached $3.61 billion in June 2021. This is a 49.2 percent increase as a compared to $2.94 billion in the same month last year. According to the Central Agency…

New way to freeze foods could cut carbon emissions immensely

Freezing is a relatively cost-effective way to preserve nutrients and taste, but unfortunately it comes with a big energy and carbon emissions price tag. Researchers now…

Updated food recall warning

Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

The food recall warning issued on August 26, 2021 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Curation Foods is recalling Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits from the…

Joost Debeuckelaere, Waltson chips, Belgium:

“We can immediately scale up to producing 4,000 bags of artisanal chips per day"

At the end of last year, Joost Debeuckelaere began producing his own chips. He is from Agro Debeuckelaere Staden, a Belgian potato wholesaler. This company has been trading in potatoes since 1935. It has specialized in chip potatoes since 1985. They have, therefore, gained considerable knowledge over the…

La Torrente - Campania, Italy

If there is a shortage of drivers, who transports tomatoes from the fields to the industry?

"High temperatures and prolonged drought are just a few aspects of this particular processing tomato campaign. We have to deal with problems related to the lack of transport,…

Sicilian brand Campo d'Oro

Biological crops fit in with the latest environmental and health standards

"The new organic line of sauces and pesto that we presented at Cibus 2021 received great interest from the visitors, especially from foreign buyers. I think this is due to the growing awareness of consumers for environmental issues and current health trends. These are two factors that strongly attract…

Huercasa's novelties for Fruit Attraction

Grilled corn on the cob, halved sweet potato, marinated salad beets, and baked potato with skin

Huercasa will participate in Fruit Attraction, the sector's most important event at the national level, which will be held in person from October 5 to 7 at IFEMA, Madrid's trade fair and exhibition center, after the 2020 fair was held exclusively online. The company will take advantage of this scenario…

SHAFFE marks its presence in the main meetings of the fresh fruit industry worldwide

"Among our strategic objectives established for the year 2023 is to position SHAFFE as a voice within the international fruit sector, and thus enhance exports from the…

Lidl signs £11 mln supply deal with fresh food producer Willowbrook

Lidl Northern Ireland has awarded Newtownards fresh food producer Willowbrook Foods an expanded supply deal worth £11 million. The deal is nearly double its previous contract.…

Birds Eye builds huge vegetable processing plant in Waseca, Minnesota

The new vegetable processing plant, currently under construction on the outskirts of the southern Minnesota city of Waseca, is the largest investment that food giant Conagra…

Reitzel wants to relocate pickle production

While most of the pickles consumed in France come from India and Eastern Europe, the Reitzel group and 24 farmers want to reverse the trend by relocating the production in…

New products showcased at Cibus 2021

There is a need to restart after months of closures but, most of all, there is the need to discuss the commercial situation, considering the changes that have occurred over the past year and a half on both a production and consumption level. The 2020 edition of ERA was cancelled due to the pandemic. The…

Florida Citrus Mutual seeks FDA enforcement discretion regarding orange juice Brix

Florida Citrus Mutual is attempting to protect growers in the event Florida oranges don’t meet the minimum Brix requirement for not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice. FCM…


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