How modern sorting, grading and packing solutions are making tomato packhouses more competitive

18 May 2023
Tomatoes are one of life’s blessings. For growers, tomatoes give a high yield and are in strong demand. For consumers, tomatoes are packed with healthy antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins. For processed food manufacturers, tomatoes add color, flavor, and natural goodness to juices, pastes, purees, sauces, and ketchup. And for food processing lines, tomatoes are a swelling revenue stream. »

Congress and Exhibition Cement Central Asia: construction and modernisation of plants

17 May 2023
Registration for the Congress and Exhibition Cement Central Asia is open: construction and modernisation of plants continues. The event will take place on 5–6 September 2023 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Highlights in the Congress programme:• 150+ senior executives of the largest companies in the cement industry will come together on one platform to discuss the most pressing issues in the industry! • 20+ reports with unique information from senior executives of key companies in the industry »

Food & Drinks Malaysia by SIAL, 4-6 July 2023 | MITEC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

16 May 2023
Food & Drinks Malaysia by SIAL is poised to be the leading food and beverage exhibition in Malaysia and around the region - providing a focused platform for the industry towards market entry to the gateway of Asia’s food Capital - Malaysia. This new launch by SIAL explores opportunities in the food & beverage sectors, Seafood & Fishery, Halal Foods and Food & Beverage Technology with a special feature in Spice & Condiments as well as Alternative Proteins. »

Freshfel Europe warns the European Commission on far-reaching implications of proposed marketing standards for the pre-cut fruit and vegetables industry

12 May 2023
The draft Regulation on marketing standards is meant to align with the objectives of the Farm to Fork Strategy, namely the provisions relating to increased information for consumers and reduction of food waste. While the European Commission’s intentions correspond to the objectives of the Farm to Fork Strategy, the proposed draft text is expected to lead to a significant price increase of pre-cut fruit and vegetables marketed as IV gamma products. »

International Blueberry Days, the current scenario and future outlook for blueberries

12 May 2023
Spotlight on blueberries at the three-day International Blueberry Days: rising consumption levels and year-round product availability Blueberries took centre stage at Macfrut - Fruit & Veg Professional Show, the three-day international trade fair for the fresh produce sector held at the Rimini Expo Centre, with packed halls. A big part of the International Blueberry Days was dedicated to global players, represented by leading companies from the world’s main production and marketing areas. »

A record-breaking edition of Macfrut comes to a close

10 May 2023
Macfrut 2023 ends with record attendance. During the three-day trade fair, the halls of the Rimini Expo Centre were packed: a total of 49,700 people attended, 29% more than last year. This year’s 40th edition will be a memorable one thanks to prominent visitors, highly specialised offerings, and a larger number of international exhibitors and visitors. It will certainly go down in history for the welcome address given by an illustrious guest, the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, »

Marlene® in kitchens around the world with the new variety folder

10 May 2023
Niederkofler has brought together four renowned chefs from Spain, Belgium, Morocco and Norway to jointly create 25 recipes that express the full potential of the different Marlene® apple varieties. The team reflects the international character of Marlene®, which is present in more than 25 countries, including the places of origin of the chefs involved: the apple is part of the local gastronomic culture in every part of the world. »

PROGNOSFRUIT 2023 to take place in Trentino, Italy, 2-4 August 2023 – registration is now open

9 May 2023
The Prognosfruit Conference is Europe’s leading annual event for the apple and pear sector, gathering growers from across Europe and beyond. Following last year’s successful return as an in-person event, Prognosfruit 2023 will take place in Trentino, Italy, from the 2nd to the 4th of August 2023. Registration is now open, and stakeholders and journalists are welcome to register via the Prognosfruit website. »

Sorma Group celebrates its 50th birthday

8 May 2023
Fruit and vegetable packaging worldwide has undergone profound changes and evolutions in the last half-century. Since 1973, Sorma group has played a leading role in these transformations, together with everyone who has contributed to its success: customers, suppliers, personnel and associates. In this spirit, at Macfrut the company celebrated its 50th birthday, with its friends, historic partners and the specialist press. »