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Drought causes tensions in the Dutch potato industry

Potato growers and processing enterprises have started talks to determine who should pay for the drought-led harvest losses this year.

Netherlands Fresh Root Vegetables Frozen Potatoes

Russia to double exports of wild berries and mushrooms

Russia's ministry of agriculture has announced it will ease the barriers to harvesting wild nuts, mushrooms, berries and herbs this autumn with the aim of significantly increasing exports.

Russian Federation Frozen Blueberries Fresh Berries

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Peru to expand organic blueberry production

In 2017, Peru exported USD380 million worth of organic products. According to local experts, there is a lot of potential for producing more organic blueberry and avocado.

Peru Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Serbian raspberry harvest on the finish line

As the season is coming to the end, Serbian growers reflect on a "hectic year" for raspberry.

Fresh Berries Serbia

Polish highbush blueberry market stable

Poland's highbush blueberry has so far been the only berry that has witnessed no drama this season. But experts say that there is a rising threat of over-production as well as emerging market competitors.

Poland Frozen Blueberries

Ukrainian frozen berry exports down

In the first half of 2018, Ukraine exported significantly more fruit and nuts than in the same period last year. Frozen berry volumes, however, are stagnating.

Ukraine Frozen Raspberries

Negative Polish red and black currant season feedback

As most of Poland confirms the end of the redcurrant season, producers are left unhappy despite record-high wholesale prices. A similar situation was witnessed in blackcurrant.

Poland Frozen Blueberries

End of Chinese strawberry season

Chinese frozen strawberry prices maintained high prices up until the end of the season, with labour problems and domestic demand being the main reasons.

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Dry weather threatens UK potato crop

According to the UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), estimated total potato plantings this year are the third-lowest on record. Additionally, producers fear drought impact will downgrade the estimate further.

United Kingdom Frozen Potatoes

EU drought damage to vegetable sector "most serious in 40 years"

EU vegetable producers are suffering from prolonged drought conditions in certain parts of Europe, as the sector has reported crop losses of up to 50% in the current harvesting season.

EU Fresh Mushrooms

Belarus to expand frozen vegetable and berry production

The latest project in Belarus' eastern region will contribute to an increase in the country's frozen berry and vegetables production.

Belarus Frozen Blueberries

PepsiCo to process Ukrainian potatoes

American multinational PepsiCo announced it is going to produce Lay's potato crisps in Ukraine, in response to local demand and sufficient raw material production.

Ukraine PepsiCo

Uzbekistan marks recent achievements of Gold Dried Fruit Export

Uzbekistan’s assistant secretary of state, Henry Enscher, recently visited one of the Uzbek companies that received US government assistance.

Walnuts United States

Lamb Weston posts record Q4 net sales

The US potato processing giant announced its fiscal Q4 and full year 2018 results, highlighting the ever-growing processed potato demand growth favouring its financial performance.

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UK frozen food retail sales at record-high

Prepared frozen foods, such as pizza and savoury bakery, continue leading the way in gaining popularity among global consumers, according to new statistics from Kantar Worldpanel.

United Kingdom Prepared Frozen Foods

Conagra will focus on frozen food and snacks with new acquisition

Packaged foods giant ConAgra Brands said it is going to focus on the frozen food and snack segment after its recent acquisition of Pinnacle Foods.

Prepared Frozen Foods US States

Organic association says ice cream is not fully organic

A new lawsuit filed this week by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) targets Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, alleging the company is deceiving consumers by failing to disclose the presence of trace amounts of glyphosate in its popular ice cream products.

Frozen Foods Commercial

European listeria outbreak not limited to sweetcorn

The listeria outbreak that has previously been only linked to sweetcorn from a processing plant in Hungary, has been found in other frozen vegetables processed at the same plant.

Frozen Sweetcorn EU

Webinar: Regulatory challenges for palm oil use in Europe

Palm oil’s versatility means it is widely consumed in a large array of food products in Europe, including bread, chocolate bars and ice cream. But concerns over the oil’s environmental impact have resulted in food companies and policy makers moving to limit its use.

Palm Oil Soy Oil

Frozen food demand ramps up in Italy

Consumption of frozen food grew by 2% in Italy in 2017, driven by consumers’ new eating habits and products sustainability.

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