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Fresh European peach production to fall

Total European peach and nectarine harvest destined for the fresh market is expected to reach 2.83 million tonnes this season, 11% less than last year.

Europe Production Stocks

US demand for frozen raspberry stays high

Per capita consumption of frozen raspberry increased by 50% between 2012-15 and demand will keep growing.

Frozen Raspberries Demand United States

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Moldova joins top apple exporters list

According to trade data, Moldova has for the first time become one of the top-10 exporters of fresh apple last year, with volumes exceeding those of the Netherlands.

Moldova Fresh Apples

Maine wild blueberry might be spared by the frost

The freezing temperature recorded in the past three weeks has harmed Canadian wild blueberry production, but it should have milder effects on Maine’s crop.
Frozen Blueberries Weather

Some European apple stocks now exhausted

European fresh apple stocks have fallen to their lowest level since at least 2007, and possibly some time beyond.

Fresh Apples Europe

Dry weather may have damaged Lithuanian wild blueberry crop

The extremely dry and hot summer in Lithuania is said to be affecting berry and grain harvests, with one of the main products, wild blueberry, being a major casualty.

Lithuania Frozen Blueberries

Rise in Moroccan citrus and orange juice production

Citrus production for Morocco’s 2017/18 marketing year (which started in September 2017) has benefited greatly from favourable weather conditions.

Orange Juice Morocco

Dried fruit can help reduce health risks

Dried fruits contain many antioxidants and phytonutrients (mainly polyphenols) which have potential health benefits. This was noted in a presentation from Gary Williamson during last week’s UK seminar on dried fruit and public health.

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Californian tomato prices to be agreed

Californian growers are still negotiating over raw material prices and their representatives openly ask the industry for USD75 per (short) ton.

Price Fresh Tomatoes

Peruvian frozen asparagus exports increase

In the first five months of 2018, the country exported 4,230 tonnes of frozen asparagus, 22% more than in the same period in 2017 when exported volumes totalled 3,307 tonnes.

Peru Exports

US potato stocks higher year-on-year

The USA’s 13 major producing states held 59.0 million hundredweight (cwt) of potatoes in storage on June 1 2018, 9% above the level recorded on the same date in 2017. 
United States Frozen Foods

Communication key to raising tomato consumption, say experts

Strengthening the tomato industry’s communication strategy through online and offline promotion was highlighted as the main booster for consumption of processed tomato in a sluggish market at the 13th World Processing Tomato Congress.

Canned Tomatoes Tomato Ketchup

All eyes on China, say Californian tomato producers

Occupying almost 93% of the whole of North America’s tomato processing, the future of California’s industry will be shaped by main competitor China’s decisions, IEG Vu heard at the 13th World Processing Tomato Congress today.

Tomato Paste Canned Tomatoes

SIAL aims to reflect dynamism of global food and beverages

The world food and beverages sector is a very dynamic one and this year’s SIAL exhibition in Paris, France, will reflect that, IEG Vu was told.

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