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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

"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…

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…

FruitAma

Traditional jams proposed in a tube format

In 2015, Flavio Amaglio, who at the time was only 30 years old, decided to change jobs, and from the insurance world he ended up in the production of jams. He created a small revolution in this sector. He successfully brought together traditional ingredients in a revolutionary packaging. Not the classic…

Lamb Weston to expand with new Chinese French fries factory

Lamb Weston is an American French fries manufacturer. This company plans to build a new factory. It's to be in Ulanqab in China's Inner Mongolia province. "The French fries category is…

Hans Keijzer, ZTI smart machines, the Netherlands:

"We hope this melon peeler is as successful as the grape destemmer"

The global COVID-19 measures have upended the fruit processing world too. "We indirectly supply many clients in the travel, hospitality, and canteen industries. They're struggling at the moment. Some of them have seen a 70% loss of turnover," begins Hans Keijzer of ZTI smart machines in the Netherlands.…

Dutch semi-processed specialist keeps investing in its vegetables' freshness

There's a striking blue building in the Netherlands, near Westland. This recently expanded premises houses a company called Snijpunt. Every week, it processes 100,000kg of bell peppers and 35,000kg of other fresh vegetables into semi-finished products. "We've worked hard to optimize processes and…

The first Ginger Beer made with Italian ginger

It sounds quite weird to refer to a beer where the main ingredient is not barley malt but ginger. However, it is not so unusual, and is dated back to the sixteenth century. What is new, though, is the range of new products that a brewery in Parma, Italy, has made solely from tricolor ginger root,…

Fred Douven and Guus Coppus, abbGrowers, the Netherlands:

“New premium juice line, 1kg berries, and asparagus in containers"

"Squeezing everything out of blueberries." That's abbGrowers, in the Netherlands, credo. Fred Douven, therefore, stubbornly disregards requests to offer a broader soft fruit package. "Blueberries still offer a huge amount of potential. The market is growing by 15 to 18% annually. It's now the…

Le Delizie del Cupin

Introducing new products is the only way to be noticed on the processed product market

"We do not focus on large numbers, we prefer to amaze our clients," explains Marco Donato, owner of Le Delizie del Cupin. "The world of processed products is so inflated that introducing something new is the only way to trigger the curiosity of consumers. We have understood it observing the sales trends…

"Franui has created a new category within the sweet world"

Patagonia's frozen chocolate-dipped raspberries arrive in Spain

Franui, the chocolate-dipped raspberries from Patagonia, have arrived in Spain supplied by the Argentine company Rapanuí. The company is expanding internationally, starting in Spain, specifically in Valencia, where it has installed its new factory. Franui was born eight years ago as a local sweet from a…

Declares Quarterly Dividend

Lamb Weston Holdings announces $250 mln investment in new French fry processing facility in China

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced today an expansion of French fry processing capacity in China and the declaration of its quarterly dividend. “The french fry category is…

190 tons of product, for 270 thousand orange juices

PGI Sicilian Red Oranges are back in McDonald's Italian McCafés

The partnership between McDonald's and Oranfrizer, which is part of the Unifrutti group, is confirmed for McCafés in all Italy with one of the best fruits that Sicily has to offer, the Arancia Rossa di Sicilia IGP (Red Orange of Sicily PGI). McDonald's will buy 190 tons of oranges that will be freshly…

GraceKennedy Foods LLC

GK Foods USA announces voluntary recall of batch of La Fe Peppers and Onions

GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC (GK Foods USA) has announced a voluntary recall of a batch of its La Fe Peppers and Onions, due to the probable presence of extraneous material. Derrick Reckord, President and CEO of GK Foods USA, owner of the La Fe brand, explained that the Voluntary Class 2 Recall has been…

Debate on the PGI origin trademark 'Pomodoro pelato di Napoli' for peeled tomatoes

The request for the PGI origin trademark Pomodoro pelato di Napoli (Peeled Tomato of Naples PGI), strongly supported by the Promotional Committee, chaired by Lino Cutolo, is currently under way. The attribution applies to the processed product, the peeled tomato, and not to the raw material. After the…

Lizette Farm Store, the Netherlands:

"You can no longer do without an asparagus peeling machine"

Thirteen years ago, Eric and Lizette de Loo bought an asparagus peeler, almost by accident. They were one of the first to do so. It was exciting at first. But they now have their third Tenrit Foodtech machine in use. "It's actually one of the best things we've ever done. People were initially wary of the…

Supply of frozen onion chunks and garlic pieces remains stable

Asian market demand for Chinese onions grows, and price rises by 35%

The problem with shortages of shipping containers has greatly improved, but the shipping costs remains high, while the price of onions continues to rise as demand grows. The garlic market remains stable. For a number of reasons several markets increased their import volume of frozen onion chunks and…

Two new flavors added to pomegranate antioxidant tea line

Pom Wonderful is adding two new flavors to its Pom Antioxidant Super Tea lineup. The brand-new Pomegranate Elderberry Boost Tea and Pomegranate Orange Blossom White Tea combine the antioxidants of pomegranates with the benefits of tea, resulting in an alternative to traditional ready-to-drink teas. The…

Caporaso Group video below

Nut-based cream spreads benefit from the growing healthy food demand

The health emergency and the need to stay at home have led many companies to push the online channel to promote their products. The internet retail is not a break from traditional commercial channels, but the continued need for a different kind of contact between the manufacturer and the consumer. We…

Lamb Weston announces arrival of French Fries in Mercosur

Lamb Weston has announced the arrival of Lamb Weston branded french fries in Mercosur. This was made possible through a joint venture with Sociedad Comercial del Plata in…

The UCLM and Vicente Peris manage to give value to the residues generated in the processing of these fruits

Spanish project develops functional foods with oils obtained from pumpkin and melon seeds

Adding value to the by-products generated by the processing of certain fruit and vegetables is one of the objectives of the producer and marketer Vicente Peris. To this end, they eagerly accepted to collaborate in a project of the University of Castile-La Mancha, which seeks to create functional foods…

"Effectively we are trying to fill that void between conventional produce and the organic category"

The innovative frozen fruit range promoting the importance of sustainability in Australia

An emerging Australian frozen fruit supplier says it was not enough for him to just go organic, so he took the extra step and committed to creating sustainably certified products. Ra Food produces the only Rainforest Alliance Certified™ frozen fruits for Australia and New Zealand. Co-owner Shane…

Ark Foods’ Clean Label Salads

New salad line celebrates the unsung heroes of the veggie world

The consumer demand for healthy and convenient food options has been on the rise over the years, and with the onset of the pandemic – which was quickly followed by meal fatigue – the demand is higher than ever. Ark Foods is looking to fill the demand with their new salad line: Clean Label Salads. Melanie…

Lviv region, Ukraine

Waste-free potato processing facility to be built

The Central Plains Group Ukraine company and investors from the UK and Finland plan to build a facility in Glynyany village in Lviv Oblast, for the waste-free processing of…

Rien Veraart, Veraart Agri, the Netherlands

"Central Europe's local industry vegetable cultivation is on the rise"

After a long overnight trip, a truck laden with Spanish onions arrives at Berlin's wholesale market. During unloading, disaster strikes - three pallets are dropped, seriously damaging the carefully selected onions. The trader phones Rien Veraart in the Netherlands. Can he haul some of these damaged…

A full year of Corona: mirontell fein & frisch AG

"Initial contacts turned into new sales markets, enabling us to expand our product range"

Many companies have had to make significant changes over the past twelve months to adapt to a world during and after the pandemic. More or less successfully, new business ideas have sprung up since March 2020 to address the change. One year of the Corona crisis: How did things go at fruit salad producer…

Industrie Montali

Single-dose pouches excellent to avoid logistic problems due to the pandemic

"Next month, we will introduce two innovative products we called Linea Chef, proof that it is possible to create high-end ready-to-eat dishes that are healthy and easy to use. We are the pioneers when it comes to single-dose sauces, which boast many advantages - they are resistant to contaminations from…

Ferrante Fragole is looking forward to the start of the strawberry campaign in about 15 days

PGI certification is still a long way off for the Favetta strawberry

The PGI label (Protected Geographical Identification) would be an extra boost for the Favetta strawberry and would mean greater recognition on the national markets. It would…

New package redesign for salad blends

Value-added salad brand Fresh Express® has contemporized its brand with new packaging design for its Garden, Premium Garden, Crunchy and Tender Leaf salad blends. The new design, which features revised artwork and graphics, aims to increase consumer appeal and purchase interest, and in independent…

Decline in consumption of 100% fruit juice contributes to worrying trend for Americans

A new research report shows that Americans continue to consume less and less fruits and vegetables despite consistent dietary advice to the contrary. An accompanying decline in the consumption of 100% fruit juice, such as orange juice, is likely a significant contributor to the issue. The Produce for Better…

GiardiGiò

High-end chutneys that meet Mediterranean tastes

A trip to India and years of research to test recipes suitable for Mediterranean tastes have led to a project to create unique condiments that are still little known in European cuisine. "We are not talking about sauces or pâtés, but about fruit and/or vegetable chutneys cooked in a sweet-and-sour syrup…

Arapai sub-county, Uganda

Teso fruit growers frustrated as Soroti Fruit Factory fails to meet expectations

The Soroti Fruit Factory in Arapai sub-county, Soroti District was conceived as a government investment promotion initiative, whose main objective is to support value addition…

Coming up with cauliflower oatmeal

University of Michigan students launch company to promote healthy eating

A couple of student entrepreneurs wanted to promote healthier eating on the University of Michigan campus and across the community. Therefore, Jacqueline Sun and Taylor Hurley…

Establishment of juice factory in Uganda moves closer

Close to 25,000 fruits farmers are expected to benefit as the government, through a private entrepreneur, moves closer to establish a juice factory in northern Uganda.  The Shs30b,…

In the future, three corn cans from Bonduelle will be held together using cardboard

Vegetable company removes plastic around the cans

The vegetable company Bonduelle is now removing plastic from multi-packs of canned corn. Instead, the cans are held together with small cardboard bands made of 50 percent recycled cardboard. This saves the environment 170 tonnes of plastic in Europe, which is equivalent to as many as 6.8 million pint PET…

Bonduelle Amérique du Nord inc.

Another option for consumers who prefer healthy, natural foods

Bonduelle launches new line of vegetables tested for pesticide residues

A pioneer in sustainable agriculture and plant-based food, Bonduelle Group is launching a new line of frozen vegetables that are tested for pesticide residues. Sold under the Arctic Gardens brand, the line is another option for consumers who want to make sure their vegetables are pesticide-residue free.…

Ugandan pineapple factory suspends operations one year after commissioning

A pineapple processing plant in the Ntungamo area ceased operations only one year after it started production. The fruit factory owned by the Nyakihanga Fruit and Vegetable…

"The fact that they promote highly-processed products ahead of fresh produce is something that we cannot understand"

Peak fruit industry bodies encourage their growers not to use Health Star Ratings after "baffling" changes to juice calculator

Australia's peak apple and pear industry body is calling on growers and juice producers to strongly consider removing the Health Star Rating from their labels, following a decision to give fresh fruit and vegetable juice a lower health star rating than diet cola. The Australian and New Zealand…

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor

South Africa looks to Asian markets to revive economic growth

According to International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, the South African government has created a significant hold in Asian markets as part of…

Jus Chill

Jamaicans have big plans for breadfruit

Javion Blake, a mechanical engineer by profession, has long been fascinated by the process that made the potato chip America's number one snack. He's eager to make a similar impact with Jus Chill International Breadfruit Chips, which he launched last March, almost a year after he watched the documentary…

Topco

Also announcing new range of juices and juice drinks

Guyana’s DDL Group invests in new Tetra Pak plant

Tropical Orchard Products Company Limited (TOPCO) is a subsidiary of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL). Earlier this week, it announced the launch of its new range of TOPCO 1 Litre juices and juice drinks, in four delicious flavours, on the local market. The DDL group invested G$4 billion (€16 mln) in a…

Video below by L'Agro del Kiwi

Kiwis used for making vinegar

In the case of kiwis, those of a suitable size are destined for the fresh market, while those that do not meet the standards required by the market can be used for processing. This is an example of circular economy applied to the primary sector, which proves that nothing is wasted from fruit. We interviewed Federica Ferrari and…

Mackie's Crips

Having invested £750,000 in new crisp production facility

Mackie's Crisps unveils new vegetable chip

A new vegetable chip is ready to be mass produced in Scotland. Wholesums, launched by the Taylor family behind Mackie's Crisps, is made through an ‘innovative slow baking process that is able to incorporate up to 45% whole fresh vegetables’. A £750,000 investment in the new production facility in Errol,…

Limited price gains ahead for orange juice producers

Price gains in 2021/22 should be modest due to a gradual production recovery in São Paulo and a return to the long-term demand trends of gradual decline after the short-term retail sales gains seen during the pandemic. The orange juice category has faced a long decline in global consumption since the…

Australian corn processors import produce from Thailand due to local shortages

Australia has run out of locally-grown corn due to a combination of droughts and COVID panic-buying. This has forced local processors to import Thai produce. Consumer demand…

Dole Fresh Vegetables

Limited voluntary recall of Dole™ Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit due to undeclared allergens

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lot codes of Dole™ Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit. This recall is due to possible undeclared allergens (wheat and…

Durian products from Hernan Corporation enter Japanese market

Hernan Corporation Sdn Bhd is one of Malaysia’s largest exporters of durian-related products. It debuted in the Japanese market with its maiden shipment arriving at the Tokyo…

Lome Super Fruit

Pomegranate campaign ends one month early

The Lome Super Fruit pomegranate campaign has reached its end. "Although volumes available have tripled compared to last year, we have not managed to extend sales until April, as the abundant and constant demand meant we have had to end the season earlier than expected," reports Dario De Lisi, sales…

Giuseppe Cilio from Italo's Farmer

Corona outbreak urges Italian grower to innovate: tomato sauces from greenhouse produce

Difficult moments sometimes lead to great ideas, and solutions for problems are mostly found reacting in a timely manner and with the courage to change direction. This is what lies behind the new range of red and yellow cherry tomato products launched by the Italian company Italo's Farmer. "The sauce…

Mushroom Cups

World's 1st Speciality Chanterelle Gourmet Coffee

Mushroom Cups from Croatia

Mushroom Cups offers a healthy energy boost in your morning coffee. CEO Stipe Rezic talked to total-croatia-news.com about his award-winning and highly unique range of products that are already benefiting people in various ways. Stipe is a former professional basketball player, who played for the Croatian national team for…

Zimbabwe: Schweppes plans 2,700 ha citrus project in Beitbridge

Schweppes Holdings Africa Limited’s subsidiary, Sunrise Citrus Estates, is planning to establish a 2,700 hectare citrus plantation in Beitbridge. The project is expected to…

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.

Yuengling Launches new Raging Eagle Mango Beer with Bold Flavor

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America's Oldest Brewery®, is disrupting the beer scene with the launch of its edgy and flavorful brand, Yuengling Raging Eagle Mango Beer; a pilsner beer made with natural mango flavor for a refreshing taste.  This contemporary addition to Yuengling's portfolio is the ideal beverage…

Foodiverse invests 14 million Euros in plants to lead the healthy revolution in Europe

Foodiverse, a multinational business group specialised in preparing fresh, ready-to-eat foods, has consolidated its commitment to become a leader of the healthy revolution in Europe, by significantly investing in its factories over the last two years. In particular, it has invested 14 million Euro in new…

Derreck Bac: "We might start farming in Poland again"

Polish processing company develops onions, Brussels sprouts, and pickled cocktail onion puree

Dutchman Derreck Bac runs a company called Springfresh in Sulecin, Poland. This is a vegetable processing and cleaning business. It does products like onions, shallots, radishes, rutabagas, and Brussels sprouts. The company is, however, always brimming with new ideas. It now also supplies a mash made…

High-speed potato processing line and jobs coming to Grand Falls

The food manufacturing industry is one of the largest economic drivers in Atlantic Canada and one that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovation and the…

New Zealand: Small operators step up to process Nelson's damaged apple crop

Small juicing operations are doing their best to help in the aftermath of the destructive Boxing Day hailstorm in Motueka, that damaged thousands of tonnes of apples.…


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