• McCain Foods Ltd

    Much-awaited ‘McCain Smiles’ back in Australia

    Known by many and loved by all – McCain Foods ‘Smiles’ are back in Australia – this time in mini form. Take your tastebuds back in time with all the nostalgia feels of an Aussie family favorite, twelve years since production ceased. Gone but not forgotten, consumers across the country have inundated…

    Shanghai and Shenyang are the first to welcome the new arrival

    All new Dole fruit cup arrives on Chinese stage

    Dole recently introduced their all new fruit cup to the Chinese market. The fruit cup was an immediate hit in Shanghai and Shenyang. Dole is the largest fruit and processed fruit product company in the world, and together with Chinese fruit giant Joy Wing Mau, they introduced the Dole fruit cup. Both…

    Azienda agricola Terrealsole

    A short supply chain product must be effectively communicated

    Seasonality dictates the timing of production, as well as weather conditions. This somehow allows to understand the aspects and the difficulties of farming. "The April 2021 frosts destroyed all of our cherry production. Therefore, we will not be able to make our cherry jam. Instead, we will have a lot of…

    Tanzania: Local avocado oil firm adds value to farm produce

    Dar es Salaam-based Nzallacado Oil Company ventured into fruit farming in 2005, originally thinking to sell the farm products locally. The firm’s founders – the Shafia…

    Farther Farms creates new French fry, to 'make food go farther'

    Farther Farms, based in Rochester, NY, is a high-growth food technology start-up working to solve one of today’s challenges: how to make food go farther. The company started…

    Mediterranea Belfiore

    Processing fresh raw materials makes a real difference when it comes to health and flavor

    "We produce a wide range of processed products with fresh raw materials. This means we do not use semi-processed products, which? makes a lot of difference when it comes to health and flavor! Processing freshly-harvested raw material, especially from certified organic crops, represents our trump card,"? explains Simonetta…

    Spanish consumer board votes Natural Tropic's organic guacamole best

    Natural Tropic is an avocado producer that controls the whole chain. This grower from Malaga, Spain, uses its own organic and conventional avocados to make guacamole. They've been doing so for four years now. This has had admirable results. Last week, the Spanish consumer association gave its organic guacamole…

    Branston site, Lincolnshire

    Work starts on £6 mln UK potato protein extraction facility

    At the Branston site in Lincolnshire, work has started on a new £6 mln facility, which will be used to extract high grade plant protein from potatoes. Branston is working alongside B-hive Innovations as part of a collaborative project to improve potato crop utilization. The factory is the first of its…

    Apple grower’s products available on Amazon Fresh

    Okanagan Specialty?Fruits??(OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic??apple, is pleased to announce 5 oz. and 10 oz. packages of Arctic? Granny and Arctic? Golden fresh…

    Dole and McDonald's launching fat-free golden pineapple sorbet in China

    On April 21, Dole, an international fruit brand, and McDonald's China jointly launched a new product for the early summer market - Golden Pineapple Sorbet, adding a zero-fat and zero-burden option to the summer chilled dessert market. It is reported that this sorbet uses Dole’s golden pineapple juice and…

    Mirontell fine & fresh launches industrial fruit and gastro2go:

    "With this new range, we want to reflect the new needs of the market"

    mirontell fein & frisch AG has officially launched its new catering and industrial concept, in the form of a new online presence. "With our new concepts, we want to reflect the changing needs of the market, and provide an even larger customer base with high-quality sliced fruit," Rick Marwitz explains. The…

    Dutch company introduces fruit popsicles

    In the Netherlands, Fresh Fruit Express is already well-known for its smoothies. Now, it's introduced a fruit popsicle range. These 'paletas' are very popular in Central and…

    MBIE interim report on Frozen Fries Investigation April 2021

    'Processed potato dumping is going on in New Zealand, but not bad enough to apply tariffs'

    MBIE has released it’s Interim Report on the investigation into European dumping of frozen processed potato into the NZ market. Potatoes NZ are reviewing the report this week and meeting with processors next week to determine our next steps. The investigation shows there is dumping going on, but MBIE…

    Ghana: Crops Research Institute develops tomato jam to combat post-harvest losses

    In an attempt to help address post-harvest losses in tomato production, Ghana’s Crop Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-CRI) has…

    Minister of Investment and Private Sector Development Essis Esmel attending

    Cote d’Ivoire: CFA 3.27 billion Swiss factory inaugurated

    On Thursday, a Swiss-backed tropical fruit processing and drying plant was opened in Asse, a town located 60 km south-east of Abidjan. It represents an investment of CFA 3.27…

    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…


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