Processed fruit and vegetables

US: Ready-to-eat salad bowls launched nationally

Dole Food Company is taking its line of ready-to-eat salad bowls national with the launch of Dole®  FreshTakes™ Salad Bowls in supermarkets throughout the West following a successful debut in the Eastern U.S. in 2019. To appeal to a spectrum of salad lovers, Dole is offering four flavor varieties with meat…

Simona Matthews - AgriCoat Nature Seal

"Already with lock down measures easing, we are seeing signs of a recovery"

AgriCoat NatureSeal offers solutions for maintaining shelf life in across a broad range of sectors of the fresh produce industry. "Our Semperfresh family of products are edible coatings, developed from plant-based ingredients designed to maintain quality and shelf life in traditional, whole fruits and…

Ekaterina Krasnikova

Potatoes from France brought into Ukraine for the first time

While farmers may leave most of the young potatoes in the fields due to overproduction, the Ukrainian Association of Potato Producers (UAPK) -via executive director Oksana…

Grated and packed tomato awarded with Flavor of the Year 2020

Bonnysa's 100% fresh and natural grated tomato is one of the company's flagship products. It is made with tomatoes grown by Bonnysa in Spain and sales are increasing every month, as it makes consumption easier without any sacrifice on the taste and quality of home-made freshly grated tomatoes. All the work…

Frederique Wacquier

Australian potato farmers demand action on French fry dumping allegations

Growers fear that tons of cheap French fries will be dumped on Australian supermarket shelves, as news arrived of the $1 billion COVID-19 assistance package to European potato…

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Asia faces fries shortage due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has exposed supply chain vulnerabilities in Asia for the world's biggest staple crops, rice and wheat, but the chances of the regional potato…

Orango Sweet Potato Beer: Drinking it straight from the earth

Nigerian sweet potato cultivation leads to chips, beer, and fries product range

'Adding value, creating wealth' is Farmforte's business philosophy, with Nigerian sweet potatoes as their core-product. With this, they look into opportunities to add extra value. Quickly a sweet potato product range was ready to enter the market. It now has three products - chips, fries, and beer. "The sweet…

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Bangladesh: Minister urges juice manufacturers to buy more mangoes

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque has urged Bangladesh’ juice manufacturers to buy more mangoes this year as marketing of farm produces have become a big challenge at…

"At this time, the Spanish strawberry production is mostly intended for processing"

In the final stretch of Huelva's strawberry campaign, the producers in this province have already abandoned 50% of the hectares put into operation for this season, according to a statement from the manager of Freshuelva, Rafael Domínguez, who has highlighted the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on this…

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Rain hurts Tasmanian potato crop

Tasmanian potato growers, who produce the bulk of Australia's French fries, are having a disastrous harvest. Months of wet weather is making it impossible to get onto paddocks in parts of the state.…

Prince Edward Island government: Teo Lay Peng

‘$4.7 mln in funding will keep 40,000 tons of potatoes out of landfill’

The government of Prince Edward Island has stated says its $4.7 million in funding for the potato industry will result in 40,000 tons of of Island potatoes being processed,…

Florida orange juice and fresh citrus sales surging

Florida orange juice and citrus sales have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry mostly attributes this to consumers' desire for Vitamin C to boost immune systems.…

Grandmade brand sees room for further diversification

"Our 'grandma' should convey a feeling of trust and handmade products"

The catering industry is the part of the fruit and vegetable sector that is likely to suffer most from COVID-19 containment measures. Accordingly, suppliers to the horeca sector now also have to wait until the measures are eased in the coming weeks. In many places, alternative sales channels are being sought…

New Zealand: Going hard and early pays off for Canterbury farmer

In mid-March, while the rest of New Zealand inched closer to coronavirus lockdown by the day, Robin Oakley took action. Oakley's Premium Fresh Vegetables grows potatoes,…

Argentine juice exports soar by more than 80%

In the first quarter of 2020, concentrated juice exports via the port of San Antonio increased by 80% over the same period of last year, totaling 14,320 tons (a volume that is…

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UK: North Yorkshire apple growers hopeful of bumper harvest

Apple growers in an area known as the Orchard of North Yorkshire are hopeful April's warm weather could herald the best crop in years. Growers said high pressure and sunshine…

Vegetable processing line for Beijing Daxing International Airport

A lot of fresh products move through airports so, in order to have a smooth operation each day, vegetable processing lines can be a big help. “Last year, Lueon installed two vegetable processing lines for the Beijing Capital Agribusiness Group (CAG) in Daxing, Beijing, China. These vegetable processing…

Frantisek Chmura

Lack of frozen fries in D.C., while US farmers are stuck with tons of potatoes

Consumers in the Washington, D.C.-area are having a hard time finding frozen French fries in the wake of COVID-19-fueled stockpiling. However, on the other side of the…

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Belgians urged to eat more 'frites' to deplete potato mountain

Belgium’s potato growers are asking their countrymen to step up to the plate and eat frites twice a week to lessen a 750,000 tonne potato surplus that has built up because of…

Simon Derrick - Blue Skies

Sales of fresh-cut fruit picking up again

“We are fortunate that the majority of our business across Europe is with grocery retailers and not with food service – which has been especially hard hit. Just before the lock down we did gain a major new food service customer but that has been put on hold for the moment,” said Simon Derrick from Blue…

New Zealand: Makikihi French fry company looks at nationwide supermarkets

A South Canterbury French fries manufacturer believes it is "very well positioned to be one of the post-Covid-19 success stories". Makikihi Fries operations manager Stewart…

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Drop in French fry sales forces Canadian potato industry to re-evaluate

French fry sales are down across North America as so many restaurants have closed during COVID-19. This means the potato industry has to adapt quickly. Companies that turn…

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Russia makes it big with export of potato chips

The Russian Federation is well-known for being among the world leaders regarding grain export and sunflower oil. Now, Russia has also broken into the international market for…

Bulgarian fruit and vegetable processors: problems with canned goods exports

"All processors in the sector are continuing their activities," Antoaneta Bozhinova told the Bulgarian media outlet, Agrozona. He is the Bulgarian Fruit and Vegetable…

US citrus: First quarter’s surprise outperformer was farm commodity

As the coronavirus pandemic - and perhaps a misguided desire for vitamin C- helped to drive a surge in demand for the drink, orange juice futures were a surprise outperformer…

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Dehydrated fruit using innovative processing techniques

"Consumers nowadays are very careful: they prefer healthy food and are constantly looking for superfoods, boasting excellent nutritional properties. I have therefore started to think about a product that satisfied this need and came up with healthy, genuine, dehydrated fruit made using high-quality raw…

"Chinese market demand for frozen vegetables rapidly increased"

Chinese consumers have had to change their eating habits in the last few weeks because many restaurants temporarily closed their doors in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. People now have to eat at home and prepare their own food. Following these changes, the shopping pattern of Chinese consumers…

Robo snack could be an opportunity for Nigerian watermelon industry

Watermelon production in Nigeria in recent years has increased tremendously, unfortunately there is little or no industrial uses of the seeds. A team of scientists from Ton…

"Cut fruit has huge potential in the Chinese market"

The small plastic cups with cut fruit have been popular in overseas markets for years. Consumers can find them in nearly every large supermarket. However, the Chinese market is only just opening up for this new concept. Mr. Wang, spokesperson for Jie Xiang Fast Cut Fruit Mix recently shared his insight…

Ghana: Kintampo South and North get new ginger processing centre

The ginger industry in Bono East of Ghana, received a boost with the commencement of construction works for a new ginger processing and demonstration centre for the Women, youth, and persons with disability in the Kintampo North The new centre, which is still under construction, is a Local Economic…

Using secondary-grade artichokes from local growers and giving them a new life

California production of artichokes accounts for 98% of overall artichoke production in the United States. While there are high and low seasons for artichoke production in California, they are grown year-round. Jane Shaffer, president of Monterey Farms, has worked with the local central coast growers for…

How one Australian company is turning mushrooms into a meat alternative

An Australian company that began turning mushrooms into meat alternative products less than three months ago says demand is already incredibly strong. Fable Food Company CEO Michael Fox explains that mushrooms are used as the base for the plant-based protein products, which he says try to be as close to…

Vietnam wants to increase investment in fruit and vegetable processing

Vietnam is in need of major investors in fruit and vegetable production in order to boost processing, especially in the packaging and post-processing stages, to preserve…

Brazil: Just one large orange processor currently operating

Orange pressing the 2019/20 crop slowed down in the first fortnight of March at most of the processors in São Paulo State. This was due to the low supply in the Brazilian…

Targeting Australia and New Zealand with automated solutions

"We have the answer ready to go – today"

The market in Australia and New Zealand faces glaring and common issues across customers in the region: Processors can’t find labor to staff their lines, they can’t retain the personnel they do find, they can’t afford to pass increasing labor costs to their customers, and there is a renewed focus on…

Argentina

La Pulpera de San Rafael incorporates new products into its processing line

In its third production season, the Pulpera de San Rafael processing plant, which is located in the town of San Rafael in the province of Mendoza, has decided to incorporate new products to diversify its offer. The plant, which has worked with stone fruit in previous seasons, has begun to process pears…

The cosmetic sector discovers the properties of the Axarquia mango

The Granada-based company Flor del Eden has presented its new range of artisanal products made with natural ingredients exclusively from the province of Malaga. Its novelties…

Spain

Bonnysa launches a new gluten-free natural tomato juice suitable for celiacs

Bonnysa has just launched its new natural tomato juice. It is made from 100% fresh products, has no additives, sugars, preservatives or dyes, and it is gluten-free, making it…

British potato snack market continues to grow

The Snack, Nut and Crisp Manufacturers Association (SNACMA), estimates the total value of the UK’s savoury snack industry for the coming year at £3.2 billion. This is a significant increase on last year’s figure of £2.5 billion.  There are now more than 170 different businesses operating within the UK snacks…

Peru

Verdeflor increases its fruit processing capacity with a second plant in Ica

Verdeflor, a Peruvian agribusiness company, will inaugurate this week in Ica its second fruit processing plant, which will have a processing capacity of 10 tons per hour and will have two cold tunnels and two refrigerated chambers, with a cold storage capacity of 100 tons. "We are investing in one of the…

Rwandan vegetable farmers want to make milk from peas

Peas -locally known as Amashaza- present a very valuable opportunity to Rwandan farmers that are interested in value addition through agro-processing. Nutrition Scientists in the US have come up with a new innovation that strategically turns peas into alternative milk. Pea milk is also called pea-protein…

Amanti Guacamole

A Dutch company presents a Gouda cheese - avocado fusion

The Netherlands Daily Dairy company, which already stands out for its original production and combination of flavors, has presented its Amanti Guacamole, a novel product that…

Patent to pre-treat vegetables still ambiguous

J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods US potato battles

J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods have spent the last few years battling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho over various issues. Each party is asserting a design patent related to a spiraled potato. Jdsupra.com sports an interesting an article, focusing on the challenge to McCain's utility…

Alcampo launches a range of creams and soups made with discarded vegetables

In the framework of Alcampo's fight against food waste, the retailer has introduced a range of dehydrated vegetable creams and soups made with agricultural products that, due…

University of Kansas Researchers

Study finds 100% orange juice is good as water or sports drinks

A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences found drinking 100% orange juice after exercise, contributes to hydration equally as well as water and sports drinks. Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas and principal investigator, Dr. Dawn Emerson: “There were no symptoms…

"For now, our vegetable soups are doing well in South East Asia"

In China currently, a lot of fruit and vegetable markets are picking up production and sales. With some workers still in their hometowns, the production has not fully recovered, but with the available staff the first sales are now being made. Jessica Li from Easiland Commercial Co., Ltd. participated in…

Vietnamese enterpreneur exports to South Korea, Japan and Australia

Watermelon noodles to the rescue

Entrepreneur Le Duy Toan is substituting water with watermelon juice in the rice flour used to make noodles. They are exported to South Korea, Japan and Australia. Click here for a colorful clip.

Update orange juice market - February 2020

Average price US orange juice dropped by 6% over the last six months

The recent six-month average price of Brazilian orange juice dropped by 4% compared to the previous six-month average (Mar-Aug 2019), driven by higher production and end…

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Reveal: Hidden Gems find new uses for avocado seeds

Sheetal Bahirat anf Zuri Masud are ​the CEO and COO of Hidden Gems. Hidden Gems, as a beverage company, wants to change the way people look at resources. It claims its mission…

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Pakistani exporters turn to sea route as border with Iran closed

Pakistani traders have begun exporting fruits and vegetables via the sea route to Iraq and Azerbaijan. They decided on this after their government halted trade with Iran.…


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