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Covid-19: IHS Markit publishes the first in-depth look beyond the pandemic

IHS Markit, in a collaboration between its groups of analysts worldwide, including IEG Vu, has produced The Next Food Supply Chain, a document that looks beyond the end of the present pandemic crisis and makes key recommendations for companies that want to prosper, rather than merely survive, in the future.

International Beverages Biofuels

USDA’s ‘Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts report’ released

US non citrus fruit production in 2019 totalled 16.9 million (short) tons, down 3% from 2018, with grapes, apples, and strawberries, combined accounting for 78% of the total.

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Polish strawberry crop might be at the same level of 2019

Final volumes of strawberry in Poland should be close to last season’s levels, the Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGŻ) reported.

Poland Frozen Foods

Ukraine’s frozen berries exports strengthen in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has not halted export of frozen fruit from Ukraine as the country has recorded a 20% increase in volume and 37% in value in the first four months of 2020.

Ukraine Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Polish strawberry growers lament low prices

Frost, drought and labour shortage are not enough to convince the Polish fruit industry to pay more for their raw material as first quotes for strawberry for processing circulating in the country are on the low side.

Poland Frozen Foods

Bulgarian farmers access to water supplies facilitated

Bulgarian farmers who grow strawberries and raspberries in the country’s north-eastern Targovishte province will be able to get more water for irrigation from Yastrebino, a major dammed lake in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Ukraine becomes top frozen wild blueberry supplier to China

Ukraine has increased the supply of frozen wild blueberries to China more than five-fold in the first four months of the year.

Ukraine Frozen Blueberries

Frost hurts Hungarian fruit production

Fruit production in Hungary might fall by over 40% this season due to repeated frost episodes, while growers were expecting a bumper crop after the weak and medium harvest of last summer.

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Special report: Peas cultivation, ingredient applications and protein world trade

Global consumption of pea protein has doubled over the past five years and is predicted to reach 580,000 tonnes by 2025. This special report investigates the production, applications and the consumer market, highlighting the Chinese pea processing industry.

China Grains & Feed

Covid-19: first estimates of US potato surplus

According to industry organisations, more than 1.5 billion pounds of fresh potatoes for processing and potato products cannot be used.

United States Frozen Foods

New Zealand potato industry asks for limited imports from Europe

After the Australian potato industry’s action , the organisation Potatoes New Zealand has asked the government to impose short-term measures limiting the import of heavily discounted frozen potatoes in the country.

New Zealand Frozen Foods

Peruvian asparagus exports fall amid market constraints

Fewer international flights, rising freight rates

Peru Canned & Tomato Products

Thailand increases import quota on processing potatoes

The Thai Cabinet has last week (May 12) approved an increase in quota for fresh potatoes for further processing.

Fresh Root Vegetables Frozen Potatoes

Italian pea season at the starting line

Vegetable and fruit processor Conserve Italia has announced the start of the pea harvest in the north of Italy, where the cooperative is operating amid uncertainty caused by drought and Covid-19.  

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Russian producer launches buckwheat ice cream

Novosibirsk-based ice cream factory Polaris has announced that its new product was inspired by the spring panic buying of buckwheat in the CIS states.

Russian Federation Dairy Products

Vegan startup launches frozen meal delivery service

Europe United Kingdom

Covid-19: South African food giant’s international business plunges into the red

Rhodes Food Group’s (RFG) international segment has reported a loss of ZAR44 million (USD2.40 mln) for the half year to March 29, compared with a profit of ZAR3.7 mln for the same period a year ago.

Middle East and Africa South Africa

China becomes a land of seafood import opportunity

The USDA has published an update (May 8) on production, import/export, consumption of seafood in China. IEG Vu believes that China will continue to offer growth opportunities for international marketers. 

China United States

Japan removes mandatory inspection of pyraclostrobin in Chinese spinach

On May 12, Japan’s authority issued a notice (No 2, 0512) to cancel the enforced inspection for pyraclostrobin in Chinese spinach.

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Colombian government drafts measure to restrict sodium amount on processed foods

The proposed technical regulation, if finally implemented, will apply to a list of 67 processed foods either locally processed or imported, including canned tuna, canned sardines, canned tomato, meat preparations, breakfast cereals, bread, peanuts, butter, wheat flour products or chip snacks. 

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