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19 October 2018Corbana accuses Aldi of hypocrisy

The Costa Rican National Banana Corporation says EU retail pricing strategy on bananas is 'inconsistent with what retailers preach to their clients'.

19 October 2018Australia set for second successive citrus record

Chairman of Citrus Australia Ben Cant claims that citrus growers are selling product for up to three times as much as five years ago with exports trending upwards.

19 October 2018TFR plans cold storage for citrus

South Africa's Transnet Freight Rail is working to establish two special economic zones in the northern regions to create citrus consolidation hubs.

19 October 2018Kenya to sign phytosanitary agreement with China

The deal to be finalized at the Shanghai Import Expo will pave the way for Kenya to ship avocadoes and mangoes to China.

19 October 2018SATI confirms record grape crop forecast

The South African Table Grape Industry says volumes for the 2018/19 season are estimated to be between 63.2m and 70.1m cartons.

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18 October 2018US clears path for Jamaican mangoes

The fruit will have to be prepared under irradiation, a food safety measure designed to eliminate disease-carrying bacteria.

18 October 2018California shifts record grape volume

The California table grape industry shipped over 23m boxes into the worldwide marketplace between 8 September and 12 October, according to the USDA.

18 October 2018NZ kiwifruit industry on high alert for BMSB

A 260% increase in the number of brown marmorated stink bugs found at New Zealand's borders has heightened a billion-dollar risk to the Bay of Plenty economy.

18 October 2018Banner year for All Lemon

As Argentinean lemons returned the US and were shipped to Japan for the first time, the organization was awarded the SGS quality management ISO 9001-2015 standard.

18 October 2018US reassures India on table grape access

The United States is reported to have assured the Indian Government that access will be granted in time for exports to begin in November.

17 October 2018AEBE takes aim at Aldi

The Ecuadorian Banana Association says the discounter's pricing policy is 'no longer acceptable' and urges retailers not to follow ‘senseless demands’ on price.

17 October 2018ONE faces heavy losses

Japan's Ocean Express Network faces a US$600m loss in its first year in operation as it struggles with new IT, staff shortages and rapidly rising fuel costs.

17 October 2018Ecuador banana growth slows

Despite exporting more bananas year to date, volumes shipped in June and July were lower this year than in the corresponding months in 2017.

17 October 2018USDA solicits apple bids

The department is accepting bids from U.S. apple growers on certain varieties as part of a retaliatory tariff mitigation programme.

17 October 2018Weather played role in Listeria melon outbreak

An investigation into a Listeria outbreak in Australia linked to seven deaths has found that the weather played a significant role in contamination.