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17 July 2018Greenyard quantifies recall damage

The Belgian multinational has given a first estimate of the financial impact of the recent recall of frozen products produced by its Hungarian production facility.

17 July 2018Korean fruit exports hit record high

South Korea's exports of agricultural products and food hit a record high in the first half of this year due to strong demand from China and Southeast Asian nations.

17 July 2018Pest-free status cuts citrus supply chain costs

Pest-free recognition means South Australian oranges can be sent to China via Port Adelaide, cutting a week from the month-long journey from packing shed to retailer.

17 July 2018CCCI warns of collateral damage to high cube ban

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that enforcement of the ban on standard trailers has the potential to cause chaos to roads and exports.

17 July 2018Zespri appoints PointNine Lintas

The omni-channel agency is to put together a multidisciplinary team to create a digital-first roadmap for building the category in India

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16 July 2018Capespan Group launches Outspan Gems

The brand is an expansion of its iconic Outspan brand and will be used exclusively for soft citrus varieties produced, procured and marketed globally by Capespan.

16 July 2018UK pea industry issues warning

Growers say the heat and lack of rain means peas are struggling to form in their pods and that crops will be 20-30% below normal levels.

16 July 2018Contecon to service larger vessels in Guayaquil

International Container Terminal Services has further strengthened its position after winning approval to service larger vessels in Ecuador’s largest banana port.

16 July 2018Iran releases table grape data

Approximately 1.8m MT of grapes were produced in Iran last year, of which 107,500 tonnes were exported.

16 July 2018Ghana seeks banana opportunity

The Ghanaian Trade Ministry says it will work with leading exporter Golden Exotics to design a uniform quality standard in order to boost earnings from the crop.

16 July 2018Strawberry crops lost to heat

A County Wexford, Ireland strawberry farmer has lost about €200,000 worth of fruit to date this summer because the weather has been too hot.

13 July 2018Climate hurts Indian apple crop

A Horticulture Department survey says that the State of Himachal Pradesh will produce a second consecutive year of a less-than-normal yield.

13 July 2018Russia re-opens to Bosnian apples

Imports were suspended in January after Customs officials found Polish apples were being re-exported to Russia under Bosnian brands.

13 July 2018Colombian police seize cocaine

So far this year, 2.43 tonnes of cocaine have been seized in the port of Santa Marta, with 3 of the 9 registered cases presented in shipments of bananas.

13 July 2018Turkey posts sharp rise in airfreighted perishables

In the first half of the year Turkish airfreighted fresh fruit and vegetable exports increased by 146% year-on-year, with Norway the leading destination.