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Thai pineapple industry restarts for winter crop

The winter pineapple season started in Thailand with the opening of all the eastern facilities of the country in early September after the traditional maintenance break in August. Encouraging estimate prices and volumes have been released this week by the Thai Food Processors Association (TFPA). 

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Del Monte sells US canned vegetables operation

The San Francisco based Del Monte Pacific has sold vegetables processor Sager Creek to the canner McCall Farms for USD55 million, the company announced on Thursday. 

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Del Monte provides bulk of USDA canned fruit buy

In total the USDA has purchased 640,224 cases of 6/10 diced peaches, 480,624 cases of 6/10 sliced peaches, 552,420 cases of 24/300 canned peaches, 594,540 cases of 24/300 mixed fruit, and 721,392 cases of 6/10 mixed fruit, the California canning peach association (CCPA) reported 

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Record low peach crop in California

Deliveries of peach for processing this year totalled 295,097 (short) tons, down 8% from last year’s 320,721 tons and -12% compared with 2015’s, the California League of Food Processors (CLFP) wrote in its end-of-the-season report.  

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Dearth of Thai pineapple set to continue

Thailand’s processing pineapple harvest this year will be slightly larger than last year’s 1.49 million tonnes, but still way below historical norms.

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European peach canning industry will struggle

Peaches and nectarines for processing in Europe are estimated to increase by 13% to 1.0 million tonnes in 2017/18, a new USDA report says. 

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Canned Thai pineapple prices down

Canned Thai pineapple export prices are trading 5% lower than in the first half of 2016.
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Slowdown in US canned fruit imports

US canned fruit imports decreased in volume by 11% to about 310,000 tonnes and 13% in value to USD372.1 mln in the first half of the year, compared with last year. Canned tart cherries and the satsumas and tangerines from China are the exceptions, the Food Institute report shows. 

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China sets higher canned asparagus prices

Chinese canned asparagus in 12x430g cartons are trading USD2.00 over the price reported last July for asparagus in jars of 12x350g/carton, according to local industry sources. 

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Peruvian canned asparagus exports down in H1 2017

In the first half of the year, customs data showed a 20% decrease in export volumes for Peruvian canned asparagus, in line with a general 15% contraction of global shipments.

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Decrease in US canned vegetables sales

Canned vegetables sales in US supermarkets decreased by 1.92% to USD3.2 billion in the first half of the year in the US, according to the latest Food Institute report, based on a market research by IRI.

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US processed mushroom sales declined

Sales of processed mushroom of the Agaricus variety grown in the US dropped by 4% in volume and 8% in value year-on-year, according to the latest report released by the USDA

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Canned mushroom exports narrow global market

The global canned mushrooms export market value halved between 2011 and 2016 as volume export declined by one-third. Last year, exports suffered their sharpest drop in the period.

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More sweetcorn for freezing in the US

A larger portion of sweetcorn was frozen, despite a general downturn of the value of processing, the USDA Northwest Regional Field Office noted in its latest report.

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An emergency fund for North Italian tomato growers

Members of the North Italian organisation of tomato processors, OI Pomodoro, have created a fund to assists all growers whose crop has been affected by the bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum

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Global processed tomato exports down in H1

Processed tomato exports in the world decreased by 13% in the first half of the year (H1) compared with the same period last year. The four largest suppliers, Italy, China, US and Spain, followed this downtrend. 

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Italian and Spanish tomato production may exceed expectations

Final volumes for the two largest European processors of tomato could be over the latest forecast of 3.2 million tonnes for Spain and 3.9 mln tonnes for Italy, the latest Amitom report noted.

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Del Monte to shut tomato processing plant in Indiana

Del Monte Foods plans to close its tomato processing facility in Plymouth, northern Indiana, and shift production to its Hanford site in central California.

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SPC Ardmona released new canned cherry tomatoes

The Australian tomato processor has delivered to IGA supermarkets canned cherry tomato grown and processed in Victoria. 

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Tomato products seized in the south of Italy

Italian anti-adulteration and health police unit (NAS) have seized several tonnes of peeled tomatoes and tomato paste in bins in the south of Italy because of the poor state of conservation of the material and for not fulfilling traceability regulation.

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Japan to detect genetically modified salmon imports

The government of Japan will conduct 59 tests to detect possible genetically modified (GM) salmon exported to the country, a USDA report stated. The tests will cover all Atlantic salmon exports to Japan from Canada, Panama and the US. 

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Mexican tuna processors awarded sustainable status

The Mexican tuna giants Grupomar, Herdez del Fuerte, Pesca Azteca and Procesa have achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate of sustainability. 

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Camil Alimentos to raise IPO price

The giant Brazilian canned fish producer Camil Alimentos expects to raise the pricing of its Initial Public Offer (IPO) up to USD542 million, Reuters reported.

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Bristol Bay salmon season second best in 20 years

The 2017 inshore Bristol Bay sockeye salmon run of 56.5 million fish ranks second out of the last 20 years (1997–2016) and was 62% above the 34.9 mln average run for this period, according to the Alaska's Department of Fish and Game preliminary data of the season summary.

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StarKist fined for wastewater mismanagement

The canned tuna supplier agreed to pay a USD6.3 million penalty for wastewater violations in American Samoa, the US Department of Justice announced on Tuesday.

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Spain breaks export record in canned fish

Spanish canned fish exports on H1 2017 increased by 16.2% in volume and 22% in value, compared with the same period last year. The country’s export figures from January to June this year are the highest in the last decade, according to Spanish fish industry association Anfaco’s latest report. 

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