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Import requirements for Medfly host commodities from Chile

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Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is implementing restrictions on all commercial consignments of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata or Medfly) host commodities imported into the United States from Chile.The APHIS announcement below on updating import.....
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Russia opened doors for Mexican berries avocados and lemons

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The Russian borders are now open for Mexican produce from Jalisco. The first shipments of avocados, berries, lemon, cactus and other produce will start within 6 months. Currently, Jalisco is the leading producer of raspberry and blueberry, with 1,512 and 611 hectares planted, respectively, while strawberry.....
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Canadian cherries are well received in Europe and Asia

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“Canadian cherries are the best in the world,” says Thierry Delapre with A.M.S. Export. “They are grown in the Okanagan Valley and the Okanagan Lake brings temperatures down at night, resulting in the desired firmness of cherries.” The region didn’t have to deal with high temperatures that other cherry.....
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Canned vegetable manufacturer HAK for sale

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Canned vegetables manufacturer HAK will possibly be sold according to sources within the market says Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.The current owner NPM Capital, an investment company, hired Rabobank to check the strategical options of the company. NPM Capital is for more than 10 years owner of HAK. The.....
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California table grape harvest well underway

36 min 52 sec ago
The 2015-16 California table grape season is well underway with the crop estimated at 113.3 million 19-pound boxes, a harvest slightly larger than that of 2014. Harvesting began early in both the Coachella and San Joaquin valleys and shipments of green, red and black, seeded and seedless grapes are making.....
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Collaboration paying off for New Zealand’s avocado industry

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Plans to quadruple sales of New Zealand avocados by 2023 is off to a roaring start with the industry almost hitting the half way mark last season with a record 7.1m trays worth $135m harvested during 2014-15 season.Chief Executive of NZ Avocado, Jen Scoular, says the goal is to achieve $280m worth of sales.....
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South Africa: Tru-Cape fights good fight for hearts, minds and tummies of children

36 min 52 sec ago
Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest marketer and distributor of South African-grown apples and pears, is working hard to draw children away from sugary drinks and fast food to rather eat more healthy fruit and vegetables.Managing Director Roelf Pienaar says that the company is repeating the extremely.....
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Malaysians will soon get a taste of Pakistan

36 min 52 sec ago
The Pakistan High Commission has launched a festival of mangoes to promote the fruit from the South-Central Asian country, which is the world’s sixth largest producer of the fruit.The promotional launch, held at Sunway Giza today, involves 30 hypermarkets in the Klang Valley – including Econsave, Aeon, Giant.....
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Italian citrus production affected by drought, disease

36 min 53 sec ago
Italy's citrus production for the 2014-2015 season is expected to take a hit due to a lack of water and the Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV).Italian orange production for the 2014-2015 season is expected to be 24 percent lighter than production from the previous season, according to a report by the U.S......
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Tas growers push for in-house quarantine officers

36 min 53 sec ago
The move towards having Authorized (quarantine) Officers (AO’s), rather than Federal Government officers for Tasmanian exporters, is a natural progression, according to Lucy Gregg, Marketing Manager of Reid Fruits. “Quite a few people have been trained already as AO’s, and they can undertake inspections for.....
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Lactic acid bacteria to improve safety and shelf-life of fresh cut fruit and vegetables

36 min 53 sec ago
The consumption of fresh cut fruits and vegetables continues to increase, but the use of chemical preservatives not always are able to guarantee the safety of fresh cut fruits and vegetables during their shelf-life that is of 4-10 days at refrigerated temperatures. For this reason, scientists are stimulated.....
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SeekaFresh Kiwiberries – the fresh berry super snack

36 min 53 sec ago
A sweet, ready-to-eat taste sensation, SeekaFresh kiwiberries are quickly becoming a family favourite. Retailed in the fresh berry section, SeekaFresh kiwiberries pack the tangy taste of fresh kiwifruit into a bite-sized berry that’s perfect for kids’ lunches, a quick snack, or a healthy addition to your.....
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Netherlands losing ground in fresh mushroom trade

36 min 53 sec ago
Worldwide, 1.7 billion euros worth of fresh and processed mushrooms are traded. The Dutch share is roughly 30%. Volume-wise, this is 1.2 million tonnes. In terms of value, the international trade in fresh mushrooms accounted for 800 million euros in 2014. A total of 730 million euros in mushroom preserves.....
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Turkey: Pickling cucumber harvest starts late

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In the Cubuk district, a flat plain 38 km north of Ankara, the pickling cucumber harvest has begun. District Chamber of Agriculture chairman Orhan Gulle, said in a statement to an Anadolu Agency reporter, that this year's cucumbers are being cultivated to be sold at the 11th edition of the.....
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German officials go bananas over major cocaine find

36 min 53 sec ago
Police in Germany have reported finding hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside shipments of bananas sent to supermarket chains in the north and west of the country. The drugs' street value is in the millions.BananenGerman authorities announced Friday that some 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of cocaine.....
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India: Onion prices continue to sting, despite govt efforts

36 min 53 sec ago
Despite the central government's all-out efforts to anchor rising onion prices by extending the stock limit until next June as an essential commodity along with potato, its price has gone through the roof, retailing at Rs 45-50 per kilo across the Mumbai metropolitan region. Traders feel prices will not drop.....
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Project aims to rid potato sector of Blackleg disease

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The bacterial disease blackleg has proved to be a tough one to control but it is hoped a £300,000 joint AHDB Potatoes and Scottish Government research project, now in its final year, will come up with some of the answers.Gerry Saddler, of SASA, has been working on secondment to the project.Speaking to.....
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NMB continues to showcase mangos inspiring chefs and foodservice operators

36 min 53 sec ago
The National Mango Board’s (NMB) Foodservice PR & Marketing program is designed to increase presence and sell-through of mangos at foodservice by increasing mango awareness amongst foodservice operators and chefs. The goal is to secure new fresh mango items on menus through promotions and outreach to.....
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Fruit Kraze, a company that will import Dominican products to the US, was inaugurated

36 min 53 sec ago
The Fruit Kraze Company, a company located in the tranquil suburb of Valley Cottage in Rockland County and which will be engaged in the import and distribution of tropical fruits and agricultural products from the Dominican Republic and other countries, such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central and South America,.....
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SunOpta to buy private frozen fruit supplier for about $450 mln

36 min 53 sec ago
Canadian organic foods supplier SunOpta Inc said it would buy organic frozen fruit supplier Sunrise Holdings Delaware Inc for about $450 million in a move to strengthen its packaged products business.SunOpta, which also sells agricultural produce and food ingredients, said it was buying Sunrise from a group.....
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