Processed fruit and vegetables

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.…

Due to undeclared allergens

Dole Fresh Vegetables announce limited voluntary recall of Dole™ Endless Summer Salad Kit

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot code of Dole™ Endless Summer Salad Kit. This recall is due to possible undeclared allergens (fish and egg) in Dole™ Endless Summer Salad Kit. The dressing and topping kit (masterpack) designed for a different Dole product was…

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ACS Food Science & Technology

Juicing technique could influence healthfulness of fresh-squeezed juice

“Untargeted Chemometrics Evaluation of the Effect of Juicing Technique on Phytochemical Profiles and Antioxidant Activities in Common Vegetables” With the New Year, many people are making resolutions to eat healthier, by eating more vegetables, for example. But those who don’t like the taste or texture…

Ready-to-eat coconut brand debuts three new fresh coconut meat offerings

Ready-to-eat coconut brand, Genuine Coconut, recently launched three exciting new products in the North American market. Their new Fresh Organic Coconut Chunks, Fresh Organic Coconut Toppings, and FreshOrganic Grated Coconut are made with just one ingredient – freshly peeled organic mature coconut meat.   The…

Rosso Gargano

To grow in foreign markets you need facts and not vague promises

Despite the pandemic, which has caused more challenges in the international trade, the 2019/20 campaign of tomato derived products shows a positive commercial balance, with prices that have increased on average by 10% compared to the previous period. In the photo, Domenico Demaio and Andrea Demaio, owners…

Argentina

Mendoza exports 24% more processed vegetables

The province of Mendoza's exports of manufactured goods of agricultural origin (MOA) had a positive result in 2020. Between January and November of last year, they increased…

Annual Insight Frozen Potato Trade newsletter

Global frozen potato trade still down 10% year-on-year

According to the latest Annual Insight Frozen Potato Trade newsletter, October 2020 proved to be another slow month for the global frozen potato trade. October 2020 volumes…

€15 million investment in vegetable processing

The Belgian-owned company Sugo Food Kft. launched the construction of a new vegetable processing facility in Baja, Bács-Kiskun County in Southern Hungary, reports the news portal Magyar Mezőgazdaság. The development of the new processing facility at the company’s headquarters is the first phase of a…

Fooditive and Frutco develop sustainable banana sweetener

"Sweetener with health potential to transform food industry"

Fooditive B.V. and Frutco AG have announced their partnership to launch the Fooditive® banana sweetener line worldwide. Fooditive B.V. reaffirms its commitment to fighting food waste and increasing sustainability, and its promise to provide consumers with the highest quality products. Frutco® is one of…

Filipino agripreneur starts production of sweet potato beer

In the northernmost province of the Philippines, production of Ivatan Beer, the first and only locally brewed beer in Batanes, has started. Dr. Alfonso Simon, Batanes State College (BSC) president, has stated that the technology used for producing the beer using sweet potato was developed by the research…

Avocado processor looks forward to more philanthropic projects

Good Foods, a producer of guacamoles, dips, salads and dressings, looks back at its charitable efforts in 2020 and prepares for another philanthropic year ahead. This year, Good Foods established a partnership with Brighter Bites, an organization that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into…

Gustibus arrives on Alibaba

Sicilian companies are opening to investors and internationalization

The quality of Sicilian crops is improving through a more intensive relationship with the territory and by expanding globally. Gustibus is a case in point, a company that can count on great interest from investors like Banca Intesa, who are willing to support Sicilian companies in their national and…

Spain

Bonnysa's fresh grated tomato received the Flavor of the Year award for the second consecutive year

Consumers awarded Bonnysa's fresh grated tomato with the 2021 Flavor of the Year award; an award it also achieved last year. Bonnysa's fresh grated tomato was selected as the best flavor at a blind tasting with 80 consumers that highlighted the product's fresh and natural flavor. This award is very well…

Cherry Tomato Gazpacho and Vegetable Cream

Cooperativa La Palma launches its V Premium Range line: Cherrymole®

Cooperativa La Palma always works with the aim of producing the best quality products. La Palma is a reference in cherry tomatoes, mini-vegetables, and specialty tomatoes in Europe. The richness of the land and the privileged Mediterranean and subtropical climate characteristic of the province of Granada…

UAE’s largest frozen food company presents plant-based burger

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based halal food giant AI Islami Foods has launched its first plant-based burger, claiming it tastes ‘just like beef’. The product launch – a…

Mother Dairy

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable presents its Safal line

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable has announced the launch of packaged cut okra, drumsticks and turmeric paste under its Safal line. What really stands out is the turmeric paste. Turmeric is a key spice in Indian kitchens, but has traditionally been used in fine powder form. The paste format doesn’t see a…

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

Bacteria-eating virus pre-empts fruit juice spoilage

PepsiCo has been researching an alternative way to prevent fruit juice spoilage due to a bacterium called Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris (ACB). In the US, ACB causes an…

Sri Venkateswara University - Department of Science and Technology

India: Patent for prickly pear juice underway

The prickly pear may not be familiar as an edible fruit ready for consumption, but its juice might become the most-preferred ‘fruit beverage’ soon. India’s National…

For Andrea Montagna, 'A greater selection on the shelf improves sales'

Fresh-cut: 7% drop in 2020, but not for everyone

"The year 2020 is certainly one to forget for the fresh-cut, but amidst the general downtrend there are those who have maintained their market share and those who have had small increases," said Andrea Montagna, president of the fresh-cut organization Unione Italiana Food IV gamma. "Those stores that…

M&S fruit supplier acquired by private equity firm

Elaghmore completes its acquisition of Orchard House Food as part of a £25m deal

A North East private equity firm has announced that it has acquired a fruit supplier with links to Tesco and Morrisons. Elaghmore has completed its acquisition of Orchard…

efko and Vitana present new product line

Crisp winter lettuce from Austria in CO2-neutral packaging

The market for ultra-fresh salad and vegetable convenience products is growing rapidly. More and more Austrians are turning to the convenient ready-to-eat products. Very often, these foods are packaged in plastic for protection. efko, Austria's largest producer of sour vegetables, sees supplying domestic…

Florida orange groves decrease amid increased juice consumption

According to new government data, Florida’s famous orange groves are projected to bear one of the smallest crops in decades, even at this period in time when Americans are…

Miss Peppas launches new brand 'Good Stuff'

"Bringing people closer to more unfamiliar tastes"

Necessity is the mother of invention, as the current Corona crisis has shown. Numerous new marketing initiatives are being launched in the fresh produce sector. Stuttgart-based entrepreneur Deniz Sever (Miss Peppas LLC) has also opted for a new business model. Under the name Good Stuff, a versatile…

mirontell fein & frisch: "Nothing is more constant than change - so we adapt"

"Emerging even stronger from the crisis thanks to changed management"

Last year, convenience fruit manufacturer mirontell fein & frisch AG used the lowered demand from the hospitality industry to reorganize and optimize structures within the company: "We used the lockdown situation to deal with issues for which we simply didn't have time otherwise," Rick Marwitz reports. The…

Winner of 9th annual "Snack Contest" will go on sale in limited quantities

Japan: Snack brand Calbee sells vegetable cube snack

Snack brand Calbee from Japan is known for its wide range of potato chips, potato stick snacks like Jagabee and Jagarico, as well as their Kappa Ebisen shrimp crackers. Since 2011 it has held an annual original "Snack Contest", looking for ideas from children on different themes every year. In 2019, for…

Earnest Eats launches new snacking avocado line

Earnest Eats®, creator of superfood breakfasts and snacks, today launched a new line of Snacking Avocados, a clean-ingredient snack made with slices of real avocado that are freeze-dried and simply seasoned with sea salt and spices. Available in three savory flavors, including Sea Salt, Sea Salt Lime and…

Chipotle launches cauliflower rice nationwide

Yesterday, Chipotle Mexican Grill began offering a cauliflower rice option. The rice substitute is made with grilled cauliflower, cilantro, lime and salt and will be available…

Liqueur, gin and low-gin from strawberries and raspberries

"Fill in your date of birth to gain access to the website." This is not a request you will get while looking up tasty strawberries and raspberries on the internet. You will get that question however, if those strawberries and raspberries are used in an alcoholic beverage. That is what the Genson Group…

US: Incentives proved unproductive in Delaware Del Monte project

Nearly four years after Del Monte Fresh Produce bought the Pencader Corporate Center building for $6.5 million, it has again sold it to ChristianaCare for $7.5 million. In all…

Mexican orange cultivation faces difficult recovery this year

Mexican orange production is expected to partially recover in 2020/21 after drought cut last year's harvest by nearly 40%. A full recovery is unlikely as the soil of the…

Florus Zwartbol, Floor Foods:

"Consumer trends lean toward innovative, responsibly produced snacks"

"People are far more aware of what they eat and drink than they were five or ten years ago," says Florus Zwartbol of Floor Foods. This Dutch company focuses on nut product innovation. "The consumer trend leans heavily towards innovative, responsibly produced snacks." That's why Floor Foods focuses on…

Corona crisis making meal boxes more popular

The Nuts and Dried Fruits Company (NDFC) has used this coronavirus pandemic as a time of reflection. That's according to Jan Jelders. "COVID-19 has affected us, but it's also made us consider what we're doing. We took the time to assess what influences and affects consumer behavior and expectations." For…

Ties Minnen, Afrifruta:

"In Mozambique, you can't just quickly organize something; everything comes from afar"

"Demand is excellent and is only increasing," says AfriFruta's Ties Minnen about its naturally-dried mango and coconut. "These are healthy snacks. Dried coconut is very healthy and filling. It's becoming very popular. And the dried mango is just as popular as dried apricots, dates, and figs. Demand from…

Del Monte launches new line of products in Kuwait

Del Monte, a leading producer and distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables in the Middle East, has announced the addition of new items to its line of fresh products in…

Ugandan government to invest in Greater Masaka fruit factory

The Ugandan government, through the National Agriculture Advisory Services and UDC, is working on establishing a fruit processing facility in the Greater Masaka sub region.…

Argentina

Mendoza producers are concerned about the import of 40,000 cans of peaches from China

Peach producers from Mendoza are concerned about the import of more than 40,000 cans of peaches from China, which were produced by the Shandong LixingTinFood Co Ltd company…

New packaging introduced by Strong Roots

Plant-based frozen food brand Strong Roots has revamped packaging for its entire range, even seeing a strong growth since lockdown and restrictions started. The company reports that customers want more plant-based concepts to increase their vegetable intake, meaning the new packaging had to reflect this…

Prize for ice cream with veggies

Do you remember an article we published on ice cream with veggies? Not too enthusiastic about it? Well, maybe this product will suit you better. There's a new ice with veggies available in the US and the product just won a price.  Peekaboo Organics' ice cream featuring hidden vegetables was named the grand prize winner today of the…

Ashton Valley Fresh

Growth and diversification for an Australian premium fruit juicing company in a challenging year

This year has been a big year of change and diversification for one of Australia's leading premium fruit juice companies. South Australia's Ashton Valley Fresh released three new retail products, including an all Aussie apple and orange juice and an apple and blackcurrant juice. In addition, a new range…

Smokehouse Bacon and Hot & Spicy Cajun Style

Two new flavors added to the Savory Wild™ Portabella Mushroom Jerky lineup

Giorgio® Foods, Inc. announced two new flavor additions of Smokehouse Bacon and Hot & Spicy Cajun Style to their existing Savory Wild™ Portabella Mushroom Jerky lineup. These new recipes add to Giorgio’s current flavor lineup of Roasted Garlic & Black Pepper, Sweet Balsamic & Golden Fig, and Sesame,…

Dole adds three more flavors and new mix-friendly bowl to its ready-to-eat bowl salad line

Dole Fresh Vegetables has enhanced its popular line of DOLE® FreshTakes™ Bowl Salads with three on-trend new flavors and proprietary new packaging that allows salad lovers to mix – and enjoy! – their Dole fresh lettuces, toppings and dressings in the same bowl without spilling. The salad kit producer has…

Building fresh produce brand recognition and food education through direct connections with consumers

A new online food directory linking customers with agricultural producers is seeing more at-home consumers showing an interest in learning more about where their fresh produce comes from and expanding their taste palates.  ‘Straight To The Source’ Marketing Director, Monique Emmi says the site will allow direct…

Menno Jongsma, Synergy Systems:

"With this bell pepper de-coring machine, we're focusing on the high-middle segment"

Producers seeking solutions, often come up with ideas for new machines. Or, it's machine manufacturers who see a gap in the market. This time, however, it was a distributor who came up with an idea. They developed it into a working machine along with the manufacturer. The result? A bell pepper de-coring…

Coppola Foods

Ketchup can be healthy too

With offices in the UK, Brazil and Australia, Coppola Food is a company with a history spanning over 100 years and specializing mainly in the processing of tomato derivatives. 98% of the turnover is made on the foreign market with destinations in over 40 countries, mainly big distribution chains and the H&R sector.  The brand includes…

Chinese consumers show growing interest in by-products of Malaysian durian

The outbreak of Covid-19 had an enormous impact on the Chinese fruit market this year, in particular during the first half of the year. But the market gradually recovered in the second half. Consumer power is slowly returning to previous levels. For Chinese importers, however, the same can not be said.…

Nella's Tendaronis

New: Sweet potato pasta launched

Food innovator, entrepreneur and marketer Onel Williams owns and operates Kingston-based food services company Essential Goods and Services Trading Limited. In September, Williams launched Nella's Tendaronis under his Nella's Foods Ja brand: the first sweet potato pasta available The idea for Nella's Tendaronis came from his…

Tana River County, Kenya

Hola fruit processing plant ready for commercial production

The new Hola integrated fruit processing factory is ready for commissioning and commercial production of mango juice. The plant was set up and would be operated by the Coast…

Space-saving packaging for vending machine salads

Efficient processing for maximum freshness

Since 2016, Lisa Zapf, managing director of Zalat-o-mat LLC from the Palatinate, has been operating a steadily growing number of vending machines, called Zalat-o-mats, in which fresh regional products -particularly vegetables and salads from her own farm- are sold. The increasing production volumes now…

The Presidency - Republic of Ghana

1-District-1-Factory initiative

Ghana: Akufo-Addo commissions Bodukwan Multifruit processing Factory

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has commissioned the Bodukwan Multifruit processing Factory, falling under the 1-District-1-Factory initiative. The fruit processing plant, which has an installed capacity of 72 tonnes per day, will process seven varieties of fruits and vegetables including mango,…

Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation Evgenija Gorenkova

Ministers delay decision on cutting health rating for fresh fruit juice

Changes to the health star rating for fruit and vegetable juices are on hold with the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation. It has been decided that…

Del Monte Spain launches Del Monte Gold® Pineapple in fresh cut format

Fresh Del Monte Produce has announced today the launch of its renowned Del Monte Gold® Pineapple in a new practical freshly cut format in a cylindric cup for the Spanish market. Fresh Cut: A booming marketPre-packaged freshly cut fruits market has known a deep success since it offers easiness and…

Food & Hotel China (Shanghai) trade show report:

"VLAM keeps expanding to new markets to promote Belgian fries"

The 24th edition of Food & Hotel China (FHC) began on the 10th of November. For the first time, the Flemish Centre for Agricultural and Fisheries Marketing (VLAM) organized a group stand at this three-day event. That was for five Belgian frozen potato product exporters. Tasting the fries and personal…


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