The rapid rise in PJC prices has not stopped. Offers are now close to USD3,000 per tonne cfr Europe, and forward bookings for the last quarter of the year may see them exceed this barrier.

Serb farmers set raspberry threshold

Serbian raspberry growers are requesting that the advance price for their crop should not be set lower than EUR2.3 per kg (USD2.52/kg) farm gate in the 2015 season.

USDA slashes Argentina's apple forecast

Apple Argentina will process just 220,000 tonnes of apples this year, enough for about 26,000 tonnes of AJC, according to the latest USDA report.

Portugal ups processing tomato acreage

Portuguese growers have set aside 19,000 hectares for cultivation of processing tomatoes this year, or 11% more than in 2014, according to Portugal’s statistics institute INE in this month’s bulletin.

Chile records successful DFN exports

The 2014 season for Chilean nut exports drew to a successful close thanks to the increase in export volume, the rise of the dollar, favourable weather conditions and extensive promotional work overseas, especia...

Fruit fly threatens Canadian blueberries

Blueberry fields in Canada’s British Columbia are being affected by the invasive fruit fly spotted wing drosophila, with growers resorting to pesticides.

Turkish vine fruit prices recovering well

Turkish sultana and raisin crops are reported to be recovering well after vines were damaged by frost seen earlier this year.

ASFI's profits fall after writing down inventory

Philippines seafood producer and exporter Alliance Select Foods (ASFI) posted a net loss of USD17.0 million in 2014, which management attributed to in...

US tomato contracts increase slightly

US tomato processors estimate to reach a total contracted fresh tomato production of 14.3 million (short) tons or 13 mln tonnes this year, according t...

US authorities reject PCP’s plant purchase

US government has not approved the Pacific Coast Producers’ purchase deal of the Modesto, California cannery owned by Seneca, valued at USD175 million...

More than half of peanut crop planted in US

US peanut plantings have continued to edge slightly ahead of year-ago levels with an average of 68% of the crop now planted across the eight key state...

Peru completes anchovy fishing quota for 2015

The Peruvian National fisheries society announced that the anchovy fishing quota set for the first season, 2.0 million tonnes, has all been caught.

South Africa to increase prune acreage

South Africa is keen to introduce new areas of prune production over the coming years and thereby boost its annual volumes, but recognises that the mo...

Spain increasing tomato paste trade deliveries

Spain continued its strong export trend of tomato paste in early 2015, shipping over one-quarter more than it did in the previous year.

UPDATED: Chinese IQF strawberry offers fall further

Export prices of Chinese frozen strawberries are falling further as of the past week, as some sellers exploit the current low raw material costs and “crazily cheap” freig...

Aggressive pricing for Chinese 2015 tomato paste

Chinese tomato processors are coming forward with aggressive early offerings for new crop tomato paste, slashing their prices compared with last season.

Juice 'made from local apples' used Chinese AJC

An Australian fruit juice manufacturer and a supermarket chain in the country have both been fined after labelling infractions on private label apple juice.

Latvian canner’s results hit by raw material shortage

Latvian fish canner Brivais Vilnis saw its profits after tax halved to EUR47,521 (USD51,875) in Q1 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

Chilean frozen berries buck exports downtrend

Chilean exports of processed fruit and vegetables fell 5% in volume and 8% in value in the first four months of the year, with only frozen and dehydrated produc...

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Prune could stave off bone disease

Global prune producers are hoping that further evidence will come to light over the coming years to lend support to the theory that prunes could be a possible t...

EU processors on issues of sourcing from developing countries

Unstable supply chains, lack of standards and reliability have been named as some of the main concerns of EU fruit and vegetable processors when sourcing from d...

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Southern hemisphere citrus exports flat despite bigger crops

Production of citrus in the southern hemisphere is set to grow by 18% to 7.1 million tonnes in 2015, while exports will increase just by 1.7% to 2.6 million ton...

Huelva fresh berry and fruit exports surge

Fresh berry and fruit exports from Spain’s southern district of Huelva generated EUR125.6 million (USD137.9 mln) between January-February, an increase of 31% on...

Portuguese tomato paste trade stable in Q1

Portugal delivered lower volumes of tomato paste to its core destinations in Europe in the first quarter of 2015, although overall volumes traded remained stabl...

Russian watchdog to resume imports of Moldavian canned fruit

Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor is considering to “grant access to the Russian market for Moldavian canned fruit and vegetables,” Russian news agency ...

No news alert on Monday May 25

FOODNEWS will not publish a daily news alert on Monday, May 25, owing to the May public holiday in the UK. Normal service, including the daily and weekly news alerts, will resume o...