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20 March 2019EU banana import growth slows

Despite posting a record import figure for 2018, the rate of increase slowed to less than 2% compared to the rolling 5-year average of 4.5%, according to FruiTrop.

20 March 2019Heat and drought force pipfruit forecast review

The hottest-ever January recorded in Australia's Goulburn Valley, combined with dry conditions at Stanthorpe in Queensland, has driven pre-season estimates down.

20 March 2019Florida citrus braces for antibiotics onslaught

Producers are preparing to spray their trees with hundreds of thousands of kilograms of streptomycin and oxytetracycline to combat citrus greening.

20 March 2019Cuba re-activates Food Irradiation Plant

The reinstatement of Cuba’s long-dormant food irradiation capacity is expected to increase both fruit exports and import substitution.

20 March 2019Hailstorm Heroes ride again

South Australian shoppers are once again being urged to support Adelaide Hills apple growers by overlooking small hailstorm marks and spots on new season fruit.

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20 March 2019Kale joins EWG 'dirty dozen' list

Approximately 70% of fresh produce sold in the US has pesticide residues on it even after it is washed, according to the health advocacy group.

19 March 2019Bio bananas build US market share

Despite a net year-on-year decrease in total imports, the US absorbed a record volume of organic bananas in 2018.

19 March 2019Australian vegetable exports soar

Australian fresh vegetable exports grew to AUD$281m in 2018 on the back of strong growth in the key export markets of Singapore, Japan and Thailand.

19 March 2019Botswana restricts SA produce imports

Botswana has announced it has partially suspended fruit and vegetable imports from South Africa following an outbreak of Asian fruit fly.

19 March 2019Carriers consider response to sulphur cap

Drewry Shipping Consultants has suggested that container lines are likely to slow-steam and transship more in order to keep costs down.

19 March 2019Greenyard issues beans recall

Greenyard Frozen France has recalled frozen green beans due to a risk that they could contain parts of a poisonous plant commonly known as jimsom weed.

18 March 2019Greenyard details transformation plan

The Belgian multinational is to sell its factory in Hungary, divest its Prepared division and cut up to 422 jobs, mostly in the UK and Germany.

18 March 2019PhP leads Cameroon banana recovery

According to industry association Assobacam, Cameroon shipped more bananas in February this year than last, reversing the downward trend.

18 March 2019UK asparagus faces Brexit test

With the asparagus season set to begin in a month, labour agencies say interest has fallen as workers from Romania and Bulgaria opt to go elsewhere in the EU.

18 March 2019Less is more for Anecoop

Despite posting a reduction in volume shipped, Spain's largest fresh produce exporter increased sales revenue to a record €700m in 2018.