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Processed fruit and vegetables

Polish producer of fruit salads Fructofresh receives patent for German and international market

"We offer a solution for the production of fruit salads and mono-products with extended shelf life"

Just in time for Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the Polish producer of fresh fruit salads Fructofresh has managed to patent a solution for extending products' shelf lives. With this process, the shelf life of Fructofresh fruit salads and mono-products can be extended. The company, based in Gubin in western Poland,…

Together with Lakers star Anthony Davis

Ruffles potato chips launches new flavour

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis collaborated with PepsiCo-owned brand Ruffles to launch a new flavor, Ruffles lime and jalapeno. The Lakers forward helped pick the flavor and unveiled the product at an event in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The new flavor’s release marks the first time in…

South Africa: ‘Slap’ chips might get cheaper thanks to new deal on potatoes

Local farmers have not had easy access to Mondial potatoes in the past. Mondial potatoes are disease resistant, deliver a high yield, and are perfect for "slap" chips. This was due an exclusive deal between a Dutch potato breeder and a local company; it was an exclusive agreement between HZPC Holland,…

More choices & more convenience with fresh-cut fruit

The latest quarterly earnings report for Del Monte Fresh Produce, Coral Gables, Florida, revealed a notable jump in fresh-cut fruit sales, a move that is indicative of the…

Ross Beaton – The Apple Press

How a marketer turned 'ugly fruit' into a new category

Owner and CMO of The Apple Press, Ross Beaton, has staked everything on his apple juice varietals and plans to grow the chilled juice category.  This innovator was a very successful apple grower for over 30 years, and has now taken over 13,000 tonnes of non-export grade (dubbed ‘ugly') fruit and turned it…

Sales of fresh fruit and vegetables are rising

The Dutch embrace sliced vegetables and fresh packages

During 2019, the Dutch bought 2 percent more fresh fruit and vegetables. This growth is mainly driven by sliced fresh vegetables and fresh packages. Especially the fresh food…

ProEx Food Focusses on Robotic Automation in 2020

Helping processors solve labor shortages

ProEx Food has set its sights on 2020 as the year in which robotic automation solutions will be a key focus of its market awareness, solution engineering design and sales strategies.  “Our foundational products and service build upon food processing equipment, mainly in sweet corn and green beans; making proprietary…

Uganda: UGX 1.4 bln pineapple factory commissioned in Ntungamo

In Uganda’s Ntungamo district, a 1.4 bln shillings (€336,000) pineapple factory has been commissioned. The factory owned by Nyakihanga Fruits and Vegetable Growers Cooperative…

Virú S.A. and Mensajero Alimentación S.L. form Mensajero Virú

The Peruvian canning company Virú expands its activity in Spain

The Peruvian agroindustrial firm Virú S.A. has partnered with Mensajero Alimentos SL, a Spanish company based in Murcia and dedicated to the production and marketing of canned…

Potato war: Colombia takes anti-dumping measures against European frozen french fries

In October of last year, the European Commission (EC) lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) about the import tariffs Colombia has imposed on frozen french fries from Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. According to the European Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, the European…

Dutch company Farm Frites plans French fries plant in Kazakhstan

Sometime in the next two years, Dutch company Farm Frites Beheer B.V., plans to build a plant for the production of French fries in Zhambyl region. “The total cost of the project for the construction of an export-oriented factory for the production of French fries is $145 million. The project will be…

Question: Why does toothpaste makes orange juice taste terrible?

For those among us that ever drank a glass of orange juice in the morning after brushing our teeth: that was a lesson learnt. And it’s a lesson most of us learn as young kids — orange juice and toothpaste just don’t mix. But why? In fact, it is all in the taste buds. Our taste buds can detect different…

Witte peeling plant focuses on cultivation and processing at one location

"Halved and quartered potatoes account for up to 90% of our turnover"

In an age of staff shortages and increased customer needs, high-quality convenience products are increasingly in demand. If possible, the products should be sourced from regional cultivation, processed gently and delivered within the shortest possible time. Exactly this short, regionally shaped supply chain…

Report of the Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries

Europe is the world's second-largest importer of dried chili peppers

According to a report by the Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, CBI, the main importer of dried peppers in Europe is Spain. However, new…

10th anniversary of the Blue Skies Foundation

Making papaya more accessible to consumers

Blue Skies fruit company has operations in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil and the UK where they specialise in fresh-cut fruit, juices and ice cream. They supply these products into markets around the world  and have just launched fruit juices and fresh-cut fruit into Dubai and will soon bring their ice…

The EU reconsiders the extension of tariffs on canned citrus from China

The European Commission has decided to reconsider the extension of tariff measures on canned citrus fruits from China. The Regional Minister of Agriculture of the Valencian Community, Mireia Molla, expressed her satisfaction at this decision. In a visit to Agriconsa, a cooperative that is controlled by…

Brazilian orange juice exports up 54%

The months of July through November saw 535,714 tons of orange juice shipped abroad from Brazil. This is in fact up 54% from a year ago. Exports fetched USD 921 million, up…

Margaret van Oers, Apio Snacks:

Tasty bar snacks... made of celeriac?!

There are probably few among you who think of the traditional Dutch bar snack bitterballen when you think of celeriac. But why not? Vegetarian snacks are trendy and celeriac appears to be surprisingly tasty in a croquette or bitterbal, says Apio Snacks' Margaret van Oers. Almost a year ago, Margaret started…

Choví

Launch of first aioli with guacamole

Choví has presented its most original innovation, combining a classic sauce with one of the most popular trendy foods: aioli with guacamole. The brand is the first on the…

Contract farming will boost Cambodian mango processing capacity

The Cambodian Ministry of Commerce has urged the China-owned Long Wo Fruit Industry Co to carry out contract farming with more farmers’ associations or farmers directly, in order to ensure its processing capacity and supply chain can increase exports of a processed-mango. During a working visit to…

Guyana: Ministries and agencies visit TOPCO’s Expansion Project

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Executive Chairman Komal Samaroo is of the strong view that the agriculture sector must be developed to include value added processing of the nation’s fruits and vegetables into pulp and juices, for local consumption and export. To this end, he explained DDL’s decision…

Ukraine exports record volume of frozen vegetables

According to a report published by the EastFruit consultant, Ukraine exported a record volume of frozen vegetables despite having a shortage of raw materials and facing an…

Queensland - Australia

Development underway on $11.6 mln pineapple plant in Yeppoon

In about six months Queensland's Capricorn coast will be home to a new $11.6 million pineapple processing plant. Hidden Valley Harvest will develop the plant at Yeppoon, just…

Masseria Fruttirossi

Lome Super Fruit orange juice line makes its debut

As mentioned in our previous article (see FreshPlaza of 10/09/2019), the agri-food plant Masseria Fruttirossi from Apulia, renowned for its 100% pomegranate juices under the brand 'Lome Super Fruit', has recently started producing and packaging new cold-pressed local orange juices. These are treated with…

Sweden: Unpasteurized spinach drink tied to increasing cryptosporidium cases

Officials in Sweden are investigating a recent increase in the number of cryptosporidiosis cases. Public Health Agency Folkhälsomyndigheten has linked some illnesses to one…

Concept first introduced in test setting

Lidl Switzerland introduces juice presses in its branches

Since late November, orange juice presses have been installed in the Lidl branches at Weinfelden, Baar, Wettingen and Zurich Fraumünsterpost. Lidl Switzerland wants to offer…

Kipepeo GmbH relies on dried fruit specialities from Tanzania

"Dried exotics are not only nutrient-rich, they also finance development projects."

As a direct importer, Kipepeo brings organic and fair-certified dried fruit to Germany. The fruits are grown in Tanzania, harvested ripe and dried gently. Kipepeo is committed to the import of excellent goods and fair trade with partners and small farmers: the value chain in Tanzania is to be exploited…

Start-up Food Fellows heads towards break-even point in 2020

Harvest House growers process 3 million excess tomatoes in blend, sauce and soup

During the biennial inspiration trip to New York four years ago, Harvest House members saw a considerable share of processed products on the shelf. "If this is the way the market is going, why don't we process our residual flows," the tomato growers wondered. Food Fellows was born a few Friday afternoons…

Lynn Jackson -RK Drysdales

Shredded swede 'swoodles' the lastest carb replacement

With the increased demand for convenience food and ready-prepped vegetables, more and more producers have made this a standard part of the business. RK Drysdales located in the Scottish borders is one such company. A well-established grower of swede, Brussel’s sprouts, leeks and more recently Kallettes®…

Albert Bartlett buys into frozen food brand Kiddyum

Manchester-based frozen food brand for children, Kiddyum, has sold a 40% stake to Albert Bartlett, a grower and packer of potatoes. The undisclosed investment will support…

Soroti fruit factory - Arapai sub county

Ugandan fruit factory restricts business to registered groups

The Soroti Fruit Factory has restricted its purchase of oranges to farmer groups and associations. The processing plant that commenced the production of orange and mango juice…

North American french fry shortage could be coming

Some potato producers in North America have been reporting a cold and wet fall, that has negatively impacted crop yields. This, combined with an increased demand for the…

Ecuador intensifies avocado, pineapple, and frozen fruit exports to the EU

Despite having a trade deficit globally, Ecuador's trade balance with the EU is positive. However, the difference between exports and imports with the European bloc is…

Tonkens Agrar AG achieves 17% increase in consolidated sales in 2018/2019 financial year

Increase in sales is largely due to positive sales and revenue development in the potato and onion segments

In the 2018/2019 financial year, Tonkens Agrar AG increased its consolidated revenues to EUR 16.88 million (previous year: EUR 14.47 million). This sales increase is mainly attributable to the sales development of the subsidiary Börde Vita LLC. Börde Vita expanded its sales volume by just under 16%, and in…

The Chinese introduced to the 'exotic' Conference pear and James Bint

There was a record number of agri-food companies in attendance at the recent Prince's Mission to China. This event was held from 17 to 22 November. These numbers were recorded by the Flanders’ Agricultural Marketing Board (VLAM). The mission's participants hailed from several fresh produce sectors: these…

Carrefour launches a new spicy guacamole of Spanish origin

Carrefour has presented its first spicy guacamole of Spanish origin, which will be marketed under its own brand. The product, made with 95% avocado, is suitable for consumers with celiac disease, since it doesn't contain gluten, and it is made without preservatives. As an accompaniment to this guacamole,…

Sun & Vegs

'es coco ', a new 100% vegetable alternative to yogurt and soy

Sun & Vegs, the most innovative brand of Citrus Food Group (GAC) continues to expand its assortment of fresh and healthy products with innovative solutions for consumers looking for a more sustainable plant-based lifestyle. The brand has just launched 'es coco' in Spain, a new development within the vegetable…

Rwandan garlic farmers to get Rwf1.3 bn processing plant

Garlic farmers have reason to rejoice now the construction of a Rwf1.3 billion (€12.6 mln) garlic processing plant and seven dry shelters has begun in Rwanda’s Musanze…

Fresnack, the new Spanish sweet fruit snack developed by IRTA

The FRESNACK Operating Group (GO), coordinated by IRTA and led by Frit Ravich, has developed a healthy snack of sliced ​​and dried sweet fruit (apple, pear and peach) of high sensory quality. The product has a good flavor and aroma and a crunchy texture; it is healthy, minimally processed and also easy…

British sauce maker Sauce Shop partners with Amazon

New: Brussels sprout ketchup

Brussels sprouts is a vegetable that is generally either loved or hated. People who fall into the former category will be thrilled to know that Amazon has launched a limited-edition Brussels sprout…

“Pomegranate aril market in Europe is growing at an immense rate”

Despite the embargo that the United States has placed on pomegranate arils from India, the aril market has been booming. Thanks to plentiful alternative markets, one exporter of Indian arils expects a significant growth, especially in the European market. With the embargo between the United States and…

Ghana: Ekumfi Fruits and Juices factory commercially ready in 20 days

The management of the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices factory says the factory will be commercially ready in 20 days. This means Ghanaians could find some of their products on the market for Christmas. The factory  is the first fruit processing factory to be established under the One-District-One-Factory by the Akufo-Addo…

Florida delegation asks USDA to increase funding for orange juice purchases

This week, the Florida delegation, led by US Rep. Darren Soto and US Rep. Ted Yoho wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, requesting the USDA increase funding for orange…

EU demand for Brazilian frozen concentrate orange juice remains strong

Last October, for the fourth consecutive month, Brazilian exports of Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice (FCOJ) equivalent increased. This season (July to October/19), Brazil has…

EU launches WTO trade dispute over Colombia's anti-dumping duties on deep-frozen French fries

The European Union has filed a dispute with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against unlawful anti-dumping measures imposed by Colombia on frozen French fries from Belgium,…

Ortogel brings Sicilian blood orange juice the Asian market

Ortogel has just attended FHC China (Shanghai, 12th-14th November 2019) held at the Shanghai International Exhibition Centre. In addition to the prestigious Sicilian blood orange juice, the other Italian products promoted included oil, fish products, food, sweets, coffee and craft beers.  "We presented our citrus…

Orange juice on wheels

"Juice, the smart way to recycle fruit and vegetables"

The juice sector is a key and strategic sector for Spain. Last year's citrus campaign was disastrous and one of the alternatives to avoid losses and the uprooting of trees was to resort to the juice industry and the vending style. The current citrus campaign, marked by low volumes and high prices, is not…

Avocado, the new ingredient to make beer

Avocado, one of the most popular fruits around the world, has become an innovative ingredient for beer making. Avocado beer could become a new trend as it is 100% vegan and is…

Indian Army has weaponized ghost peppers

The Indian Army just weaponized one of the world's hottest peppers. The newest biological weapon on the market is a homegrown substance for India: Ghost Peppers. The army has…

New line of ready-to-use lemonade bases introduced

John Cavallo, PhD, Senior Vice President, Technology & Commercial Development, Citromax Group, is pleased to announce that Citromax has launched a new line of lemonade bases,…

Processing plant of GEKO GmbH receives organic certification

Pre-processed Brandenburg organic potatoes and vegetables available to Berlin school caterers

From now on, Brandenburg will have an efficient peeling plant for the processing of organic potatoes. GEKO Uckermärkische Fruchthandels LLC has had its existing processing plant…

Hans van Kemenade, Jakova BV

Poland has enough onions to last until March”

Last year was a dramatic one for onions in Western Europe. This year’s prospects for the new harvest were considerably better. When farmers could irrigate, yields were higher.…

Rabobank says ‘Fries are on the menu globally’

World Potato Map 2019

Rabobank’s World Potato Map 2019 shows that the North-western European potato sector benefited most from the growth in global trade during the last decade. During the last decade, developments in the global potato sector were dominated by the consumption growth of frozen processed potatoes. This benefited frozen processed…

Del Monte presents its new pink lemonade

The Venezuelan company Del Monte Andina CA, which was founded more than 59 years ago, has presented its new refreshing drink, Limonada Rosada Taf, which is now part of the…

Ghana, 1-District-1-Factory:

Kwahu South to get banana processing factory

The Kwahu South Municipal Assembly is benefiting from an ultra-modern banana processing factory under the 1-District-1-Factory policy.  According to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Kwahu South, Atta Fori Senior, the company will produce banana juice, biscuits, bread among others for both the local and…


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