Exports of Costa Rican fresh pineapple by value declined by 9.5% on average during the first half of the year, compared to the year before, the National Association of Producers and Exporters of Pineapple (CANAPEP) reports.

Objections to grape juice adulteration claims

Spain’s trade association for grape juice and must has formally complained to Spanish Ministry of Agriculture (Magrama) against alleged defamation claims brought against the Spanish grape sector by growers in I...

Philippines gets EU grant for Mindanao brand

Philippine authorities are encouraging tuna producers to develop a tuna brand for the export market, as part of an EU-funded initiative to establish a trademark for Mindanao products.

Italian tomato acreage grows 9% this year

Cultivated areas to processing tomatoes in Italy amount to a total 73,809 hectares this year, over 9% more than in 2014, according to estimates local associations provided to FOODNEWS.

Coconut water leads beverage surge

Three categories of non-alcoholic beverages have seen the greatest spike in consumption in Brazil over the past 10 years: coconut water (+528.6%), energy beverages (495.3%) and 100% industrialised juice (+258.2...

Rain in Brazil reduces new season juice brix

Brix results lower than normal were obtained during the processing of early and mid-maturing varieties of the 2015/16 orange crop in São Paulo, according to Brazil’s orange juice industry association CitrusBR.

Mango concentrate buyers will find it hard to cover

Perhaps to the surprise of some, the stories coming out of India about a shortage of Totapuri mango concentrate (TMC) appear to be true – and perhaps ...

Florida juice inventory still at year-long levels

While the latest figures from the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) show a slight decline in inventory (expressed in terms of weeks' supply) from la...

High prices hinder US pistachio shipments

US pistachio shipments are running substantially behind the levels of a year ago as a result of a strong dollar and continued high prices.

Serbian fruit crops affected by heatwave

An unremitting heatwave in the Balkans this month, with temperatures higher than 35°C, had a very negative impact on Serbian fruit crops, said researc...

Pecan market set for season of good supply

The world pecan market looks poised for a good level of supply over the 2015/16 season,with the outlook for the forthcoming US crop being a favourable...

Brazilian soft drinks sales lose World Cup boost

Industry experts anticipate that the Brazilian beverage segment will see a more modest increase in 2015, following 2014’s strong growth of 10.7% becau...

Almond buyers and sellers try to gauge market

Almond prices have weakened slightly over the last two weeks mainly due to lack of buying interest, QFN Trading & Agency noted in a July 27 report.

Variety and sustainability drive Anuga frozen foods

Demand for frozen food products with a higher sustainability profile, as well as increased product diversification and offerings, is on the rise among...

Chinese IQF strawberry prices lowest on record

China is back in the ring with offers for frozen strawberries that are at their lowest price since at least 2011 and finally in line with EU current prices, although trad...

Frozen sour cherry prices up by 30% in a month

An expected smaller production of sour cherries in Serbia and Hungary is driving up prices of frozen product, sources confirmed to FOODNEWS today.

Weak euro kills Swiss juice re-exports again

Swiss fruit juice exports for the first half of the year registered a 75% decline: down to 5,751 tonnes from 23,550 tonnes in H1 last year.

Tri Marine wants exemption for its Samoan fleets

Tri Marine International is seeking an emergency exemption to federal rules so its vessels can supply its American Samoa tuna cannery, Radio New Zealand reports...

Weather to slash Michigan's blueberry and cherry crops

Unfavourable weather conditions will affect this year’s blueberry crop in Michigan, the US, where production is forecast about one-third smaller than last year....


Heat slashes raisin output in Malaga

High temperatures have almost halved the production of raisins and muscat grapes in Spain’s province of Malaga, according to the Axarquía Bureau of Raisins, an ...

Dire shortage of pineapple looming

No relief is in sight for the squeezed global pineapple market, with a short and expensive Thai winter crop approaching.

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Processed strawberry market remains steady

The strawberry market in Japan remains healthy overall in terms of demand and supply, despite declining internal production.

Heavy rainfall to slash Argentine lemon exports

Early estimates suggest that more than 4,000 tonnes of Murcot lemons, destined to Russia and south-east Asia, will be not be harvested due to heavy rains, FEDER...

Botulinus found in canned tomatoes sold in Russia

Traces of toxic bacterium botulinum were found in a line of canned tomatoes sold in Russia, according to reports from local authorities.

Grupo IAN buys tomato cannery to expand foreign trade

Spanish canned food manufacturer Grupo IAN has acquired fruit and vegetable cannery Taboada for an undisclosed sum to boost its canned tomato export capacity, t...

FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement is out

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