Fresh This Month

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    Bananas the main fruit crop victim from Peruvian torrential rain

    While floodwaters have prevented many growers from accessing fields to pick fruit, if conditions don't improve soon it could take some farms up to six months to recover. Read more >

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    India: Apple orchards get makeover in Himachal Pradesh

    Around 6,000 new saplings of “exotic” high-yielding varieties are planted across the leading apple growing regions to future proof the state’s highest cash crop. Read more >

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    New Asian JV for Capespan, Joy Wing Mau

    Consolidation activity continues in the fruit branding space, with Metspan and Capespan Japan set to become part of a new joint venture Joy Wing Mau Asia. Read more >

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    European Commission fines leading air cargo carriers €776M for price fixing

    Air France, KLM, British Airways and Cargolux have received the biggest fines out of the group of 11 carriers. Read more >

  • Fruit picking

    Immigration minister dismisses pleas for seasonal farmworkers scheme

    Robert Goodwill MP rejects industry calls for SAWS to avoid a labour crisis on UK farms, claiming there is little evidence to back it up. Read more >

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    Turning a profit from repurposing food waste

    Using grape skins for the UK’s answer to Grappa to rescuing rejected British blackcurrants for Cassis, PBUK examines how discarded food is upscaled, recycled or repurposed giving companies an alternative product and reducing waste at the same time. Read more >

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    Fresh Careers Fair: Matchmaking discerning graduates with industry leaders

    Take a look through our gallery of pictures from the Fresh Careers Fair where the next generation of fresh produce talent joined forces with industry leaders last week. Read more >

  • Lets be positive

    European POs promised simpler rules and greater aid

    Freshfel welcomes rules adopted by the European Commission which makes it easier for fruit and vegetable producers to get financial support during times of crisis and when markets become unbalanced. Read more >

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Is transparency the key to growing a food business?

Richard Hanwell, associate director of FMCG recruitment agency,The Sterling Choice, delves into the importance of transparency for food businesses pushed to reveal “the good, the bad and the ugly”, to their consumers - and what happens to them if they don’t. View full post >

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The bikers on a mission to educate kids about fruit and veg

Waitrose fruit buyer, Amy Lance, is on the last leg of her year-long sabbatical working with growers around the world. At her latest stop in South Africa she caught up with the guys behind ‘The Great Fruit Adventure’. View full post >

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Fighting exploitation and tackling transparency through banana certification

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March), banana supply chain manager Leena Camadoo explains why certification must be matched with capacity-building. View full post >