Produce Business UK Archive

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    Tesco launch zip-lock salad bags to fight food waste

    New resealable packaging made from thicker film will help protect the leaves from getting damaged and cut down on the large amounts of salad leaves thrown away by UK households Read more >

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    High hopes in Italy for Canadian table grape market prospects

    Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli's (CSO) Simona Rubbi and other Italian industry representatives discuss growth potential in the market for their country's fruit exports including table grapes, kiwifruit and apples. Read more >

  • Potatoes

    USDA plant inspection service asks for comments on possible UK potato tuber imports

    The UK government has asked for authorisation to export potato tubers and a 60 day review period on the draft risk assessment is now open. Read more >

  • Strawberry pickers in UK

    Strawberry production grows 6% as season gets underway

    “This season’s strawberry production reflects a robust and expanding soft fruit category that is able to meet the growing consumer demand,” says British Summer Fruits chairman Laurence Olins. Read more >

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    Wasabi grower brings the “zing” to London Produce Show

    Wasabi Crop Ltd is part of an Invest Northern Ireland delegation exhibiting at next month’s LPS. Grower Dr Sean Kitson talks us through glasshouse production in County Armagh and his vision of offering chefs ‘the real deal’. Read more >

  • SWD

    New project develops spotted wing drosophila control strategy

    Funded by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the four-year project will tackle the “serious threat" posed by the pest. Read more >

  • Medvedev-and-Yildirim

    Will there be free trade of fresh produce as Russia and Turkey move towards lifting sanctions?

    It is difficult to predict which fruit and vegetables will be impacted by the lifting of trade sanctions between Russia and Turkey but the signing of an agreement “is a step in the right direction”, according to one Russian marketing consultant. Read more >

  • bananas

    GlobalGAP launches new TR4 disease biosecurity add-on for bananas

    The tool allows growers to perform a detailed risk assessment of their banana plantations and provides the basic points in the preparation of a mitigation plan. Read more >

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    “Precious seeds are safe”, says Svalbard vault operators following flooding

    The Norwegian government and operators of the global seed vault reassure seed depositors that vital genetic material is safe and sound following “water intrusion”, adding that technical improvements are ongoing to strengthen the structure. Read more >

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    Growing Futures: Laying the roots for Kenyan farmers to escape poverty cycle

    Farm Africa is the charity partner for the London Produce Show and Conference 2017. We go behind the scenes of one of its life-changing programmes helping smallholder farmers in Kenya grow export-quality produce like peas and beans destined for the UK market. Read more >