Spain ups almond crop forecast


Spain’s national bureau of nuts (MNFS) unveiled a new higher 2015 almond harvest forecast of 52,473 tonnes, up 2% from its earlier May forecast of 51,643 tonnes. The new forecast is also 6.62% higher than the 49,213 tonnes that were produced in the previous se...

Greek referendum magnifies food trading risk - FREEVIEW

Greek voters have decisively rejected by 61.3 to 39% the terms of an international bailout of its economy in a nationwide referendum.

Hailstorms may hit Polish raspberry fields

Heavy rains and scattered thunderstorms are expected in central and eastern Poland this week, which may damage the developing raspberry crop.

China-Australia FTA to boost seafood exports

Australia expects to increase exports of agricultural and seafood goods to China after the signed FTA comes into force by the end of this year.

Moroccan frozen strawberry prices stable

Morocco has completed its strawberry processing while prices for frozen product remain stable.

Canned peach players wait for final prices

The canned peach market is partially on hold as the Greek referendum on EU bailout terms is due this Sunday.

FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement out

The FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement is now online and available for download.

Disease jeopardises Brazil's passion fruit crop

Passion fruit production in Brazil is under threat from a dangerous disease, announced researchers from São Paulo University’s School of Higher Educat...

Ontario follows US with tomato base price

Ontario has now set the minimum base prices for tomatoes for processing, following California’s announcement last week.

Spanish strawberry harvest 3% up on 2014

Strawberry production in Spain's main district of Huelva totalled 288,660 tonnes in the 2014/15 season, some 3% above last year’s result, according to...

UPDATED: Spain and Portugal expect early tomato harvest

Tomato harvesting in Spain and Portugal is set to start earlier than usual, as heat waves and dry weather persist in both origins.

Spain to catch 600 tonnes more of anchovies

Spain increases its anchovy quota by 600 tonnes after reaching an agreement with Portugal.

California sets tomato base price

The California Tomato Growers Association (CTGA) has reached an agreement with processors and set the base price for this year’s tomato crop at USD80 ...

Poland's strawberry harvest improving

Strawberry harvesting in Poland is entering its final stage, with orchards in the north of the country still operating while southern and central area...

EU court raises Fresh Del Monte cartel fine

The EU high court has imposed new fines on Fresh Del Monte Produce, relating to an alleged banana cartel with distributor Weichert in 2008.

Sysco terminates planned takeover of US Foods

Sysco has announced that it is terminating its planned USD3.5 billion takeover of US Foods, after the US federal court blocked the deal.

Solfarm showcases new gazpacho line for retail

Fruit juice and beverage manufacturer Solfarm-Europe has launched a new line of fresh tomato gazpacho for the Italian market, which was showcased this week at t...

Bonduelle curbs use of phytosanitary products

France-based Bonduelle has revealed the results of its six-year pilot project focusing on the production of field-grown vegetables.

Growing opportunities for blueberries in China

China harbours a strong potential as a growing market for processed blueberry sellers, it has been claimed.


Final almond forecast at lower end of estimates

California's 2015 almond production is forecast at 1.80 billion meat pounds, down 3% from May's subjective forecast.

China's tomato sector remains scattered

The weak cotton market and changes to government subsidies has pushed at least one Chinese cotton processor to move into tomato processing.

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Use our new Trade Dashboard to view millions of rows of trade data for processed food commodities - from AJC to tomato paste

EU court raises Fresh Del Monte cartel fine

The EU high court has imposed new fines on Fresh Del Monte Produce, relating to an alleged banana cartel with distributor Weichert in 2008.

Argentina threatens actions against US lemon ban

Argentinean authorities warned they are ready to bring a dispute to WTO against the US if Washington does not abolish a ban on imports of Argentine lemons to th...

Merger completed for the Kraft Heinz Company

The merger between HJ Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group has been completed, the newly-formed food giant announced last night in a statement to the press.

Geoplasticpallet updates bulk container range

UK container manufacturer has launched an updated range of its bulk storage container that improves on the company’s existing line.

UK's FDF calls for food and drink manufacturing council

A dedicated, industry and government-led food and drink manufacturing council would unlock huge shared value for this world-leading industrial sector, society a...