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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…

Carbone Conserve Vegetali

Essenza - a new line of vegetable products

"Essenza is the new line of vegetable spreads we developed during the pandemic. While in lockdown, we had time to think and experiment new recipes to meet market demands, which are increasingly oriented towards healthy products and the short chain. Essenza has the objective of valorizing the genuine…

Bart Wehman - a man with extensive agricultural experience from “seed to ready-to-eat”.

Bart Wehman is passionate about introducing products and technologies that can make a difference. He is a true business development manager. In a nutshell, his experience ranges from “seed, to ready-to-eat”. It includes all facets of the horticultural supply chain. For almost a decade Bart has resided…

VOG Products on track despite Corona pandemic

Despite the Corona pandemic, VOG Products completed a successful fiscal year. Sales reached 102.5 million euros; the disbursement volume to member cooperatives amounts to around 40 million euros. VOG Products can look back on an exceptional fiscal year, which was dominated by the coronavirus. Thanks to…

Canada: Food Recall Warning

Eat Smart brand Asian Sesame Chopped Salad Kit recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Curation Foods is recalling Eat Smart brand Asian Sesame (Sésame asiatique) Chopped Salad Kit from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test…

Organic sliced apple products for food retail, schools, and foodservice

Fresh Innovations California, LLC is getting ready to make a splash at the Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, CA on September 16th. It is excited to exhibit its premium organic sliced apple products alongside other industry leaders in the organic produce space. Consumers want organics and Fresh…

Perano Enrico & Figli - Apulia, Italy

High packaging costs are leading to higher prices for industrial tomatoes

"The processing tomato campaign will continue beyond August, albeit with many difficulties. Volumes are high and, in contrast to previous years, the prices of processed products are also on the rise, driven by the unprecedented increase in raw material packaging, which is difficult to find," said Enzo…

Vitafoods is unrivaled in FM removal after reinvesting in the SORTEX FA range

IQF fruit processor Vitafoods, born from a recent merger between frozen food giants Hortifrut and Alifrut, has extended its relationship with Bühler by investing in the SORTEX FA range to handle its processing operations. The plug and play optical sorters with advanced definition of color defects and…

Food recall warning

Veggie Foodle brand Green Zucchini Whole Vegetable Noodles recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Freshline Foods Ltd. is recalling Veggie Foodle brand Green Zucchini Whole Vegetable Noodles from the marketplace due to Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see…

California's deepening drought threatens its $6 billion almond industry

As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched orchard in California’s agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley, where a…

FruitHydroSinni: "We will double our production of strawberries and tomatoes"

Sharp rise in demand for nickel and histamine-free processed products

"We began with the aim of providing solutions to a niche market, i.e., those consumers who suffer from food allergies and intolerances, an issue that is very dear to us and which stems from a family problem. We would never have imagined that, in a short time, our products could be purchased by everyone,…

Industrie Montali presents its new premium products at Cibus Parma 2021

New high-end product in tube and single-portion format

"At Cibus Parma 2021, from 31 August to 3 September, we will present the new line of high-end products, called Linea Chef," said Stefania Montali, marketing manager and owner of Industrie Montali. "The new line is the result of a very laborious recipe work, on which we have invested energy and resources,…

Company also launches seventh Quality Promise “Efficient Cargo Claims Handling”

Hapag-Lloyd achieves very good result in first half year of 2021

Hapag-Lloyd published its figures for the first half year of 2021 today. It concluded with an EBITDA of USD 4.2 billion (EUR 3.5 billion). The EBIT rose to USD 3.5 billion…

Lome Super Fruit

With the reopenings, fruit juice consumption has suddenly revived

"The Italian economy seems to have recovered after more than a year of closure, isolation and distancing. People are going on holiday; clubs are filling up and purchases in shops are increasing. Our Lome Super Fruit juice mixes, which were launched at the height of the pandemic when, unfortunately, the…

PND peeling machines for efficient fruit processing

How to get dehydrated apple chips in a few steps

Commercial products are constantly adapting to consumer purchasing trends, taking into account their lifestyle, culinary traditions, where they live, and so on. But one thing that is of top priority among westernized countries is a lifestyle based on a healthy balanced diet. As a result, today's consumers…

Due to possible Listeria risk

Harvest Fresh vegetable spiral stir fry kit added to recall

Veg Pak Produce has added Harvest Fresh brand stir fry vegetables to its recall of Harvest Fresh brand zucchini spirals because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall is an update of the warning issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on July 25, 2021. This recall was triggered…

Lamb Weston/Meijer to increase production capacity with new state-of-the-art fries plant in the Netherlands

Lamb Weston/Meijer (LW/M) has announced plans to build a new French fries plant. That will increase the current production facilities at its Kruiningen site in the Netherlands. This is an investment of approximately €200 million. It'll boost the company's annual production capacity by 180,000 MT. The new…

European vegetable processors express concerns on consequences of extreme weather conditions

The extreme weather conditions in Belgium, the Netherlands and big parts of Germany are impacting the harvesting and sowing of several vegetable crops.  The heavy rainfall of the…

Stefanie de Kok on sweet potatoes and potato chip production:

"Desire for regionality and direct marketing is on the rise"

The cultivation of sweet potatoes is gaining momentum in Germany. Meerbusch Kartoffelhof is committed to this cultivation and the production of potato chips, says commercial manager Stefanie de Kok. Stefanie de Kok Rise and harvest of sweet potatoesThis year, the Meerbusch-based company included sweet potatoes…

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Vegan dairy brand creates the world’s first potato-based plant milk

Vegan dairy brand DUG, created by Veg of Lund, has launched what it describes as the world’s first-ever plant-based milk made from potatoes. The Swedish-based food innovator developed its latest milk alternative together with professor Eva Tornberg at Lund University. The creamy and vegan-friendly…

Mangoes used for fruit leather

How do you give surplus mangoes a second chance? In the Netherlands, Total Exotics is using these for fruit leather. They're turning mangoes into wallets, purses, and shoes. This clip shows the process.

UGA research: UGA

Cantaloupe juice might be the next big thing

Principal investigator anddoctoral candidate Linda Araghi is studying ways to find new product uses for Georgia-grown cantaloupe, together with Taija Stoner-Harris, a master's…

New french fry processing line in American Falls, Idaho

Lamb Weston Holdings announces $415 million capital investment

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced an expansion of french fry processing capacity at its facility in American Falls, Idaho, and the declaration of its quarterly dividend.…

"That is how we hope to improve the added value of our fruit products"

"We hope to connect with even more suppliers from core production areas"

Small portions of ready-to-eat fruit products have become very popular in various Chinese retail markets in the last few years. There is a growing variety of these products and the sales volume expands every year. Shanghai Jiexiang Sweet Food Science and Technology Co., Ltd. is a producer specialized in…

One Banana presents its Sustainability Report 2020

'186 million bananas transformed into food ingredients under the principle of zero waste'

One Banana presents its seventh Corporate Sustainability Report reflecting on the achievements and execution of its Sustainability Strategy amid a life-changing year in 2020.…

Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan:

'Karnataka will set up Rs 5 bln fruit processing cluster'

Karnataka would soon set up a fruit processing cluster in Ramangara district, with a Rs 5 bln (€55 mln) investment under the public-private partnership (PPP) model. Ramanagara…

Dole goes for Big Ranch Flavor with new chopped salad kits

A pair of big-flavor ranch salad kits are shaking up what is already one of the industry's top chopped salad kit lines. Dole Food Company is expanding its DOLE® Chopped! Salad Kits, the world's most recognized chopped salad kit line, with two new offerings that leverage the #1 consumer preference for…

Wyman's expands wild blueberry supply and freezing capacity

As consumer demand increases for nutritious and delicious wild blueberries, and with the annual harvest fast approaching, Jasper Wyman & Son (Wyman's) announced today that it…

CDC warns of Salmonella infections linked to BrightFarms brand Sunny Crunch Salad

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections has been posted here. Key points: Eight people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from two states (Wisconsin and Illinois). No hospitalizations or deaths have been reported.…

5000 Years Foods, Inc.

5000 Years Foods, Inc. recall cabbage kimchi due to possible health risk

5000 Years Foods, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is recalling SLICED CABBAGE KIMCHI, WHOLE CABBAGE KIMCHI, JULRADO WHOLE CABBAGE KIMCHI, JULRADO SLICED CABBAGE KIMCHI, NO MSG WHOLE CABBAGE KIMCHI, NO MSG SLICED CABBAGE KIMCHI, NO MSG JULRADO WHOLE CABBAGE KIMCHI, NO MSG JULRADO SLICED CABBAGE KIMCHI, WHITE…

New guacamole/avocado pulp line for foodservice and retail

With the ever-growing demand for quality avocado products, Fresh Avenue is excited to announce its newest offering: the GoVerden line of guacamole and avocado pulp for…

Kenya

Governor Charity Ngilu commissions Sh20 mln fruit processing plant

Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu has commissioned a Sh20 million (€158,000) fruit processing plant to mitigate post-harvest losses, leverage value addition and increase…

Bringing new jobs to Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Frozen food manufacturer increases production capabilities with expansion

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Bonduelle USA, Inc., a French, family-run company involved in the processing and commercialization of canned and frozen vegetables in the US…

UK: Pomegranate seeds still have ample room for growth

Pomegranates are turning heads in the UK. At a time when many prepared fruits have been challenged severely by the pandemic, sales of pomegranate seeds have experienced…

Root Terra introduces Korean Cabbage Juice with Manuka Honey

Root Terra introduces a new product, the Korean cabbage juice. The  cabbage juice is a naturally sweetened juice made with 96.8% cabbage extract, 3% honey, and 0.2% manuka honey. Cabbage is naturally full of healthy minerals and vitamins therefore this cabbage juice is packed with nutrients like iron and calcium…

Strong Roots grows US presence via Kroger distribution deal

In 2015, Samuel Dennigan launched Strong Roots with a line of sweet potato fries, a product that had existed for a long time in the US but had only just been introduced in…

Taiyo teams up with Asiros to roll out prebiotic fruit powders

German natural dietary fibre specialist Taiyo has teamed up with Asiros to develop and market two new high-in-fibre fruit powder ranges. These will come out under the…

Australia

Woolworths shopper finds spider in spinach

A Queenslander who shopped at Woolworths revealed how he found the large spider - from the funnel web family - in a bag of spinach. On Facebook, he shared a photo showing the…

The high production of mangoes destined for processing in Mexico forces juicers to limit their stockpiling

The high production of mangoes not suitable for export in Mexico, which has been mainly used for the production of juices has forced the country's juicers to limit their…

Technico changing potato value chain in India and beyond

Technico Agri Sciences Limited (a 100% subsidiary of ITC Ltd.) is an Agri-Biotech Company involved in the business of producing and selling 'Early Generation' high vigor seed…

Coopercuc

Brazilian Cooperative recovers sales during pandemic via e-commerce

In Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, Denise Cardoso is leading a cooperative of family farmers. Ms Cardoso is a 31-year-old business manager and president of the Canudos, Uauá and Curaçá Family Farming Cooperative (Coopercuc). The organization Cooperative brings together 270 producers, 70% of them…

Tate & Lyle partners with AGRANA Fruit to expand operations in the fruit preparation market in Brazil

Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, announces a new long-term partnership in Brazil with AGRANA Fruit, a global leader in…

Chapa Namak; a niche Afghan product finds a global following

Afghanistan’s dry spring may affect production of some crops from Afghanistan, however the drought will not have significant impact on the apricot crop that has started in the warmer areas. Afghanistan has a long history of growing apricots. While fresh apricots have a short shelf life and are typically…

President Abinader promotes agreement to produce all Frito Lay’s potatoes in Dominican Republic

President Luis Abinader has emphasized the importance of the private sector for the generation of jobs, considered necessary to alleviate the global crisis. He therefore…

Deal supports growing presence in Tennessee and Southeast U.S.

Valley Produce joins FreshEdge

Valley Produce, a distributor of fresh produce and specialty products, has joined FreshEdge, a family of produce and specialty food companies backed by Rotunda Capital Partners. The addition further…

TikTok videos boost avocado slicer & cran-raspberry juice

As the pandemic prompted people everywhere to focus on at-home cooking, the time spent on foods prepared at home also meant that many social media users were sharing their…

European vegetable processors call for a new appreciation of processed vegetable products and fair prices

Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the fruit and vegetable processing sector - as an essential sector - has done an outstanding job in meeting increased consumer demand…


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