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Polish provisional vegetable crops estimates released

The overall harvested volume is at the same level of last season at about 4.5 million tonnes, but within the vegetables sector some problems were forecast for late varieties, according to the Pre-harvest estimates for main agricultural and horticultural crop of the Polish Statistical Institute (GUS).

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USDA purchased frozen fruit

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchased USD1.37 million worth of frozen fruit for distribution to the child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programmes for 2018.

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More red fruit expected in Spain

The planting for the 2017/18 season has been recently completed with an 11% increase in the province of Huelva, in the south of Spain, according to the latest figures of the local organisation of producers and exporters of strawberry, Freshuelva.

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Smaller crop in Poland does not help raspberry prices

Despite a reduction of the volume of raspberry harvested in Poland, prices of IQF frozen whole are struggling to climb back up and raw material is earmarked for alternative uses, sources have told IEG Vu.

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Russian group to start production of frozen fruit

The Russian BioniQ group, which specialises in the supply of raw materials for the production of baby food, ketchup, tomato sauces, preserved vegetables, fruit juices and nectars, and pastry products, plans to invest RUB486 million (USD8.0 mln) in a new freezing plant, the Italian trade agency (ICE) has reported.

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North American berries conference to be held in February

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held in February 21-24 2018 in Ventura, California.  

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Spotted wing Drosophila pest detected in Chile

The spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), which has been detected in Chilean regions of Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos, is an important threat for blueberry production in the country’s region of Bío Bío. 

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Smaller wild blueberry crop in the US

Maine's wild blueberry crop fell well below 100 million pounds for the first time in four years, preliminary figures of Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine showed.

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Brexit to revamp the UK peas market

Brexit offers the opportunity to increase domestic sales of peas, a report recently released by two sector organisations states.

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French autumn potato production estimates released

The final figure for the production of potato in France for the 2017 season is set at 6.18 million tonnes which is 21% more than one year ago, the country’s potato organisation UNPT reported.

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US autumn potato production down

November estimates for the volume to be harvested in the US should be 2% less than last year partially due to a 1% contraction of the cultivated area, the USDA crop production report stated.    

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Frozen vegetable imports up in the US

The US intake of frozen vegetables rose by 10% in volume and 11% in dollar value hitting 2.2 billion lbs and USD867.9 million between January and September 2017 compared with the same period one year ago, the latest Food Institute Report stated.

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Voluntary recalls of frozen corn in the US

The US Food and drug administration (FDA) has reported three voluntary recalls due to potential listeria of whole kernel sweet corn from different stores.

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Downward trend in the UK potato for processing

The area earmarked for UK processing potato has declined 1.2% in 2017 to 35,236 hectares, while all other sectors show a positive trend, the AHDB Potato Data Centre shows. 

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Beechdean completes acquisition of Lovingtons

Beechdean Group has announced that it has purchased the remaining 50% shares of Lovingtons Ice Cream.

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New system for home freezing of beverages

Tetra Pak has launched a new package that allows customers to produce liquid dairy and juice drinks using their existing production processes, and market them as ice creams and frozen products. 

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FrozenB2B looks also at the foodservice

The networking group of the frozen food industry will host an event focused on foodservice in Paris, near to Charles de Gaulle airport, on January 30-31 2018, IEG Vu was informed at the Anuga food fair.

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China now world's largest ice cream producer

The Asian country has overtaken the US in the production of ice cream, the China Daily reported, quoting statistics published during Ice Cream China, an industry expo held in Tianjin.

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Froneri to shut factories in Italy and Greece

The joint venture formed in 2016 between Nestlé and UK-based R&R Ice Cream will close a factory in Tavros (Greece) and another in Parma (Italy).

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Clean labels drive up US ice-cream sales

More transparent labelling has resulted in an increase for sales of some industrial products, including ice-cream which has seen a 26.5% increase in value, a report released from A C Nielsen states.

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