Up to 20 million boxes of pineapples may have been lost in Costa Rica, following heavy rains and floods that battered the country last week.

US juicing apple tonnage still racing ahead

The latest data, for the 43rd week of the season and just nine weeks to go, shows that the US has sent just over 900,000 (short) tons of apples for juicing so far compared with 819,377 tons for the previous sea...

Green Giant hampers General Mills' Q4

General Mills’ profits halved in Q4 2015 after it wrote down the value of its Great Giant frozen and canned vegetables business by USD266 million.

Polish strawberries for IQF more expensive

The average price for fresh strawberries sent for frozen processing in Poland was 4% higher than last year for the month of June, according to local authorities.

USDA opens third tender for canned fruit

The USDA has opened today the application period to submit offers for canned apples and plums for institutional feeding programmes.

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.

FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement out

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

ASPA withdraws from MSC arbitration

The Alaska Salmon Processors Association (ASPA) has withdrawn from the binding arbitration process regarding who can use the Marine Stewardship Counci...

Rain hit tomato crop in Greece and France

Unfavourable weather conditions affected tomato fields in France and Greece in the past weeks, Amitom reported in its latest crop update.

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...

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.

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.

China-Australia FTA to boost Aussie seafood exports

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

Moroccan frozen strawberry market remains stable

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

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 plans to expand Russian production

The announcement was made by Guillaume Debross, general director of Bonduelle Russia-Kazakhstan and Belarus, during a conference organised by the French-Russian...

Sweet cherry picking in Montana two-three weeks earlier

Cherry growers in the US state of Montana are harvesting up to three weeks earlier than usual as warm temperatures anticipated the ripening of fruit in orchards...


Spain ups almond production forecast further

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...

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.

Millions of rows of trade data available to subscribers

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

China-Australia FTA to boost Aussie seafood exports

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

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.

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.

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...