Argentina processes less apples for AJC

Apples and apple juice

Argentina processed around 220,000 tonnes of apples in 2013/14, down 56.4% from 505,000 tonnes that were processed in the previous season, announced the country’s agriculture ministry in a new report on the AJC market

Peruvian authorities seize 66 tonnes of canned tuna

Peru’s Ministry of Production seized more than 66 tonnes of anchovy from a canning plant owned by Ingenieros Pesqueros Consultores, where the fish was being processed into products for direct human consumption.

Russian imports of canned tuna 23% down in 2015

Thai shipments of canned tuna to Russia declined by 35% in the first two months of the year compared with the same period in 2014, Russian customs data shows.

Catz International sees active DFN market

Mixed dried fruit Business in dried fruit and nuts is active despite the irregular working weeks of late, due to Kings day and May 5 in Holland and Ascension day internationally, Catz International noted in a May 1 market report...

Serbia expects similar raspberry output to that of 2014

Raspberries ripening Serbian raspberry growers should harvest around 65,000 tonnes of raspberries this year, according to an early estimate announced by representatives of a leading growers’ association in the country.

Cato Institute analyst says Dolphin-safe labels are a fraud

William Watson, trade policy analyst at Washington-based Cato Institute slams Dolphin-safe labels as a fraud in an opinion piece published by Forbes.

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,...

San Miguel invests in new system for lemon oil extraction

Argentine lemon juice producer San Miguel invested USD4.5 million in a new electronic system for essential oil extraction in its Famaillá industrial p...

Chile starts harvesting favourable walnut crop

Walnut harvesting has started in Chile and the outlook is promising for the sector, announced the Chilean Walnut Commission (CWC).

Cofco Tunhe 2014 middling, Chalkis muddled

Cofco Tunhe's tomato paste revenues decreased 4.8% year-on-year to CNY1.77 billion (USD289.5 million) in 2014, as higher average paste prices failed t...

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,...

Sao Paulo expects significant boost in peanut output

Harvesting of the peanut crop in Jaboticabal region in northeast São Paulo, one of the state's leading peanut-producing areas, is coming to an end, an...

Investors sue Chalkis over bogus sales

Investors in Chalkis, China’s second largest tomato processor, have entered into legal proceedings against the firm for damages incurred after it fals...

Frinsa joins the International Pole and Line Foundation

Spanish third-largest cannery by revenue, Frinsa del Noroeste, has become the International Pole and Line Foundation’s 26 member.

Tuna market: production, price and trends

Supply of tuna is increasing by 100,000 tonnes per year, said Gorjan Nikolik, senior industry analyst at Rabobank International at the fifth European tuna conference in B...

Moroccan IQF strawberries come to market as stocks remain

Moroccan frozen strawberries are coming to market as prices seem to be broadly trending on similar levels to those of last year, although the industry fears contractions ...

Innocent launches first coconut water drink in UK

The NFC juices contain no sweeteners or additives.

EU sweet corn processors demand industry to be excluded from TTIP

The European association of sweet corn processors (AETMD) has requested the exclusion of sweet corn (canned and frozen) from the scope of negotiations on the Tr...

Eco Fruit gears up to export frozen fruit to Russia

Poland-based Eco Fruit plans to export some 1,000 tonnes of frozen apricots and 100 tonnes of frozen sweet cherries to Russia.

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Spain's Alicante province to produce more almonds

Almond growers in Spain's Alicante province expect to harvest 40% more almonds than in 2014, but concerns remain that they will not be able to sell all their pr...

Bruussels Tuna 2015

Sustainability and technology lead fifth European Tuna Conference

The tuna industry is facing closer consumer scrutiny of its products, especially canned tuna. From eco-labels, to technology and scientific research and to poli...

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Tuna market: production, price and trends

Supply of tuna is increasing by 100,000 tonnes per year, said Gorjan Nikolik, senior industry analyst at Rabobank International at the fifth European tuna confe...

Imported 'Brazilian' apples are Polish, says Russia

Already closed to a wide range of EU foods and farm goods, Russia is now threatening new restrictions on fruit and vegetables coming into the country via Europe...

Spain delivers less canned tomatoes in January

Spanish shipments of canned tomatoes decreased 2.4% in the first month of this year, as a number of EU destinations lowered their off-take.

Deadline for Croatian beverage maker's sale is extended

Croatian beverage producer Badel 1862 has extended the deadline for filing partnership proposals for a strategic tie-up and recapitalisation.

Greece tries its hand with Moscow as EU issues remain

It is little surprise that the Syriza leaders in Greece are avid followers of Game of Thrones. To caricature this government as communist in their febrile rappr...