OP Sa Marigosa

Energy crisis puts companies in the primary sector at risk

"After several months of stalling, consumption has picked up in recent weeks. This is by virtue of high temperatures that are abnormal for the period, encouraging the consumption of fresh, thirst-quenching produce such as fruits and vegetables. Farmers have been affected by the increase in raw materials;…

Georgia increased imports of cucumbers and tomatoes in 2021/2022 off-season

EastFruit analysts emphasize that Georgia had to buy more cucumbers and tomatoes from abroad compared to the previous off-season. Import volumes in October-April are the highest for the observed period of 2014-2022 for cucumbers and the second largest for tomatoes. Turkey remains the main supplier of…

David Dreyer on the last sauerkraut season in Switzerland

"If we had had more raw material, it would have been a top season"

Swiss vegetable processors are looking back on a rather challenging sauerkraut campaign. Due to shortages of raw materials, they had to rely in part on white cabbage supplies from Poland, Germany and the Netherlands. Fortunately, the outlook for the new cabbage harvest in the Bernese Lake District is…

Due to potential Salmonella contamination of J.M. Smucker Co.’s Jif peanut butter dip

Fresh Del Monte, Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc., Country Fresh and Garden Cut, LLC recall ready-to-eat products

J.M. Smucker Co.’s voluntary recall of select Jif® products in the US has prompted Fresh Del Monte to voluntarily recall fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products containing ready-to-eat Jif® peanut butter dip due to the potential presence of Salmonella contamination. In response and out of an abundance of caution,…

One Banana becomes exclusive UK supplier for J.O. Sims

J.O. Sims Ltd are delighted to announce their new UK Exclusive Supplier Partnership with One Banana. This new opportunity will see J.O. Sims add the supply of banana ingredients to its existing fruit and nut ingredient portfolio. One Banana is one of the worlds’ largest growers, shippers and distributors…

New Dole Meal Kit line taps into at-home culinary trend of sheet pan dinners

Dole plc, the world's largest fresh fruit and vegetable provider is tapping into one of the largest recent culinary trends to give time-starved consumers their choice of healthy plant-based or lean protein single-pan fresh vegetable meals at home. DOLE® Sheet Pan Meal Starter Kits are available in Homestyle Roasted Herb,…

Beverage will come in guava, mango and tropical flavours

Cappy Delight: Coca-Cola Namibia presents new fruit juice

Coca-Cola Namibia has launched a new, locally produced fruit juice. The product, called Cappy Delight, will be hitting shelves in Namibia soon, after the installation of a…

Lucifora Conserve since 1968

Sicilian processed products

“We are back from Cibus with renewed energy! We want to restart but, at the same time, we have to deal with the many uncertainties that affect the chain. Planning in the medium-long period is harder due to the difficulties in finding raw materials. As for the increase in energy costs, we are upgrading our photovoltaic system,"…

NAMS

Consuming environmentally sustainable food one beer at a time

The road to environmentally conscious consumption is paved with… beer. The Finnish company NAMS was founded with one clear vision, says NAMS CMO Teemu Kanasuo: ”Producing environmentally friendly tomatoes with no compromise on the taste.” How does beer fit into this, though? ”To be truly sustainable, we…

Processed potato product sales predicted to increase

According to an analysis by Persistence Market Research, the global processed potato products market is predicted to increase at a volume compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of…

AgriFORCE Growing Systems completes acquisition of food production & processing IP from Manna Nutritional Group

AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd., an intellectual property-focused AgTech company dedicated to advancing sustainable cultivation and crop processing across multiple verticals,…

Meyer Diai, Croc’Ella:

Demand for dehydrated fruit and antipasti has grown with the Covid crisis

This year, Meyer Diai and Jonathan Assedou came to medFEL as exhibitors for the first time in order to present their range of olives and dried fruit. “We represent the Croc’Ella brand of the ASD Distribution Group. We import and roast dried fruit in short circuits, and the products we offer are without…

Preserves available in 7 versions

Come mamma l'ha fatto - an entrepreneurial idea from a spring outing

The best ideas often arrive by chance, just like it happened to Roberto Lalinga, founder of "Come mamma l'ha fatto", the chili pepper preserve brand that is doing really well with operators and consumers.  "A few years ago, during a spring outing with friends, I brought with me a jar of preserve that my mother had…

Acquisition expected to reduce supply chain risk and reduce costs

B&G Foods acquires frozen vegetable manufacturing operations of Growers Express

B&G Foods, Inc. announced that effective today it has acquired the frozen vegetable manufacturing operations of Growers Express, LLC. Growers Express is an industry innovator…

Connecting greens to the zodiac for National Salad Month

Dole Food Company Inc. has added another selection criteria to the 12 recipes featured during its “Healthier by Dole” recipe series in May. The alignment of the stars. In honor of National Salad Month in May, and in the spirit of encouraging more Americans to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables on the…

Pantaleo Group's corporate will be at Cibus - Hall 05 - Stand G 052

The web is a means of promotion for Italian companies operating abroad

The two companies Pantaleo Spa and Pantaleo Agricoltura Srl will be attending Cibus 2022, the major international trade fair dedicated to Italian agri-food, scheduled from 3 to 6 May at the Parma Exhibition Center. "We will present the new line of organic ready-made sauces branded Luisa Pantaleo, available…

4700BC

4700BC presents ready-to-eat sweet corn

Indian snack brand 4700BC has launched the world’s first-ever, ready-to-eat sweet corn. The idea of introducing Ready-to-eat sweet corn germinated from the increasing inclination of millennials and Gen-Z towards ready-to-eat category. That is why 4700BC has introduced the first ever Ready-To-Eat Sweet…

Plant-based snack foods increasingly popular

Consumers are more and more moving toward a healthier lifestyle and this includes shifting to better-for-you products and a focus on individual wellness needs. No matter the…

Calbee’s new ‘wet chips’ launched in Japan

Japan’s leading potato chip maker, Calbee, is said to be changing the game by taking the crunch out of their potato chips, with a new product called ‘Nure Jaga’. This…

Agrumi-Gel

"Proud to strengthen our partnership with Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation Foods"

"Last week, we hosted a Japanese delegation from Sumitomo Corporation Foods with outgoing president Tetsuro Tajima, a confirmation of the mutual respect we have built together over the past twenty years. Years during which we have become the exclusive European suppliers of Sicilian citrus juice to the…

New Green Fork line aims to reach younger customers

Boskovich Fresh Food Group subsidiary Fresh Prep, LLC, the processing arm of the historic company, brings a new retail line, Green Fork, to the industry this month with 11 SKUs. Green Fork is set to change the way customers think about meals with inviting and playful prepackaged salad kits, tender…

"Just say the oranges are from Valencia if no one's going to check that"

Those were the unfortunate words that went viral on social media last week. They were spoken by the Minister of Agriculture of the Generalitat Valenciana, Mireia Mollà, during…

Coles recalls 60g, 120g, 280g packets of baby spinach over salmonella fears

Coles has issued an urgent recall of its baby spinach packets after the bacteria salmonella was detected during routine testing. The supermarket giant has recalled its house-brand baby spinach packets in the 60g, 120g and 280g sizes with use by dates between April 13 and 14. The product has been on sale…

Taylor Farms opens new facility in Toronto

Taylor Farms, a North American producer of salads and healthy fresh foods, has opened a new facility in Toronto. With production focused on the retail product portfolio, Canadian customers will now have access to an array of fresh products including the fan favorite Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kits and…

USDA Economic Research Service:

US orange juice output to reach 50-year low

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, total US orange juice production in the current 2021–22 season is forecast at 286 million…

Rob Langeveld, GreenS & SaladS:

"From vegetable processor to tailor-made vegetable studio”

The global pandemic forced GreenS & SaladS to re-orientate itself on the market. "We've changed course," says Rob Langeveld. After a long career in the fresh sector - including in cheese, chicken, and ready meals sectors - he took on the role of sales director at this Dutch vegetable processing company.…

Zutec will be present at Alimentaria from April 4 to 7

Spanish innovation leads to creation of new product category

The company Zutec, a pioneer in the manufacture of 100% natural juice capsules, compatible with Dolce Gusto coffee machines, is presenting its latest innovation at the Alimentaria fair, the great international event of the food and beverage industry, held from April 4 to 7 at the Gran Via exhibition…

Rogier Hilkes, Hak Fresh:

“We can introduce people to more vegetables via the hospitality and foodservice sectors”

"People want to eat more vegetables and plant-based foods but don't really know how to do that successfully," says Rogier Hilkes, Managing Director of Hak Fresh. This Dutch company focuses on fresh vegetable solutions. He says enticing consumers will increase vegetable consumption. Hak Fresh is doing…

Liberty Fruit Company, Inc. recalls processed cantaloupe due to possible health risk

Liberty Fruit Company, Inc. is recalling certain packages containing cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause…

Pistacchio di Bronte - not everyone willing to pay €45/kg

While the Pistacchio di Bronte DOP season ended last October, we will have to wait 2023 for the next harvesting period. As is known, this product is harvested every two years, following the rhythm of the local agronomic management to improve fruit quality and plant health. During in-between years, buds…

Walmart recognizes Taylor Farms as 2022 Food Supplier of the Year

Taylor Farms was recognized as Walmart’s 2022 Supplier of the Year within the Food category. The news was announced at the 2022 Walmart Supplier Growth Forum. This recognition…

Kiwi Atlántico: "Taking a capsule is equivalent to eating a kiwifruit, with all its nutritional and healthy properties"

New food supplement made 100% from green kiwifruit

Kiwi Atlántico, the kiwifruit marketing company, continues to take great steps in the field of innovation. Its R&D department has been working for years on various concepts to offer consumers the possibility of eating kiwifruit in different ways, always as a supplement to traditional consumption, but…

"Chinese tomato paste loses price advantage in international market as the cost price of tomato plantation rises"

The cost price of tomato plantation in China has gone up since the outbreak of Covid-19. As a result, the price of processed tomato paste has gone up as well. Shandong Shangzhuo Food Co., Ltd. is a specialized exporter of tomato paste. The company buys tomatoes from production areas in China and then…

Mocerino Frutta Secca (Italy)

Growing demand for almond, hazelnut and pistachio flours

"The difficult context of these months has put a strain on the entire agri-food chain. The high cost of fuel translates into tangible logistical difficulties, raw materials are not able to cross the borders of the East, as in the case of pumpkin seeds, of which Ukraine is our main supplier, or of Goji…

Hoping to expand orange juice output

Brazil: Louis Dreyfus Company to build new storage tanks in Matao

Earlier this week, the Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) said it planned to build new storage tanks in Matao, in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, to meet growing global consumer…

Grégoire Limone, Comptoir Rhodanien:

“We have invested in a processing line to use 100% of our fruit”

Specialized in the production and packing of fruit from the Rhone Valley for nearly 50 years, Comptoir Rhodanien ships more than 50,000 tons of fruit each year, together with its subsidiary, Metral fruits, acquired in 2008. Strawberries, cherries, apricots, peaches and nectarines during the summer, and…

New York based Fruit Fresh Up recalls products due to possible health risk

Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from the market all fresh cut fruit and vegetable products and ready to eat dips, as listed below, processed at its Depew, NY…

Naturo Technologies

An Australian-created avocado range set to expand its global reach

An Australian-based food innovation company is preparing to expand its reach into more international markets, as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturo Technologies launched its ‘All Natural’ avocado range called Natavo™ Avocado four years ago. Naturo Technologies have developed a process…

How safe are processed fruit and vegetables against listeria?

Processed kale, endive, apples, and melons are convenient, but are they ready to eat? They are, if people eat them as is, but that significantly affects their BBD. In Europe, rules regarding Listeria have been tightened, which presents the chain with a new challenge. These requirements are not yet well…

Product recall

McCain South Africa: Consumers urged to return frozen vegetables

McCain South Africa has recalled some of its frozen green beans and Spar-branded French stir-fries. The company says glass fragments, originating from a light fitting, were…

Sunflower oil shortage means all hands on deck at potato processors

"We're sure of only another month's deliveries"

This week, word came that it is all hands on deck at Belgian potato processors. Ukraine and Russia supply 75% of that country's sunflower oil. They use that to process…

Bio Obst Münch focuses on non-alcoholic apple sparkling wine as an additional sales mainstay

Creating added value and opening up new markets

For 40 years now, Bio-Obsthof Münch has been dedicated to the cultivation of organic dessert fruit. In recent years, the organic pioneer has increasingly relied on by-products to add value to the organic fruit it produces itself. The company's latest refinement product is a non-alcoholic apple sparkling…

Del Monte Bubble Fruit recalled over metal fragments in product

Del Monte Foods Inc. is recalling Del Monte Bubble Fruit – Tropical Mixed Fruit Cup Snacks because the possibility that metal fragments have inadvertently entered the product.…

Wafrah to produce 500,000 cases of frozen French fries

Saudi Arabia: Wafrah and Jal Al Sahraa sign food production agreement

The Wafrah for Industry and Development Company has signed a production and packaging contract with Jal Al Sahraa for a total value of SAR 9.50 million. The agreement states…

Montosa Ltd relies on comprehensive marketing by Hamburg Food Centrale

"We want to be the quality leader in guacamole and to be known as such"

Montosa Ltd, 100% subsidiary of Montosa SL, Málaga starts a comprehensive market offensive in 2022 and secures the support of the marketing experts of Food Centrale from Hamburg. Montosa has already been supplying avocados and mangos as raw produce and fresh, chilled guacamole to retail partners in the…

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

FSAI updates product recall relating to presence of bacteria

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has updated a recall of coleslaws and other products containing shredded cabbage and carrots. On Friday, March 4, the authority issued a recall of such products due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, which came about following a voluntary withdrawal of…

Due to detection of elevated levels of pesticide Chlorpyrifos-Methyl

Batches of vegetable products pulled from shelves at Irish supermarket

Batches of vegetable products are being pulled from shelves at a popular Irish supermarket. Dunnes Stores' Semi Dried Cherry Tomatoes 120g is being recalled due to the detection of elevated levels of the pesticide Chlorpyrifos-Methyl.  Affected batches include products with best before dates of April 21, May…

Why people are drinking mushrooms

Perhaps you’ve heard an advertisement on one of your favorite podcasts, or seen an influencer on Instagram sipping their morning mushroom coffee. Whether it’s a fleeting trend or here to stay, more and more people are seeking the health benefits of mushrooms through beverages. Mushroom coffee has been…

Brokkomole: the new broccoli dip

Antonio Conesa and Juan Guillen have joined their forces to create the Brokkomole, a new way to consume broccoli. Both entrepreneurs have been working in the broccoli sector for a long time. Conesa…

Korea Investment & Securities joins acquisition deal of US juice brand Tropicana

Korea Investment & Securities has joined an acquisition deal of U.S.-headquartered juice brand Tropicana, through a partnership with PAI Partners, a leading private equity…

Kuk Sweet Potato presented in Dubai

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Sam Basil with the Prime Minister's special envoy has witnessed the launching of Kuk Sweet Potato Chips in…

European potato processors put sustainability at centre stage

The European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA) released a special report highlighting progress made in recent years by the sector across key areas of environmental…


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