IFCO’s European Lift Lock containers become Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver

Reusable plastic container company IFCO announced its Lift Lock range in Europe has achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified (Version 3.1) status at the Silver level, become the first fresh-food RPCs to meet the sustainability standard. The European Lift Lock containers, which are optimized for fruits and vegetables as well as other food products, also earned […]

Making positive changes also came from the pandemic

New Covent Garden Market tenants call for clarity over lockdown and Brexit

The concept of a pandemic has been portrayed in movies, sci-fi books, medical journals and contemplated by agencies across the globe. The big picture issues are obvious: food scarcity, stress on medical supplies and services, global cooperation and competition for resources, social upheaval, loss of life, and the light at the end of the tunnel… […]

BerryWorld celebrate two more wins at International Taste Institute Awards

LPS19: How Fresh4cast is helping the fresh produce industry get smarter

Two varieties of berries from the BerryWorld Plus breeding programme earned awards for superior taste and two starts during the recent 2021 International Taste Institute Awards. BerryWorld’s Diamond Jubilee/BerryWorld Gem and another commercial variety that has yet to be launched received acclaim from a panel of international chefs. “This double award recognises our efforts to […]

Despite lower volumes, P.D.O. Persimon shows off superb quality

Despite a disappointing season that saw heavy rains affect the volume of P.D.O. Persimon fruit from Spain, the Kaki de la Ribera del Xúquer regulatory council was still very pleased with the quality of the fruit it delivered to the UK market. Growers outside Valencia saw a 15% decline in exports to the UK, accounting […]

Migiva seeks to scale up post-harvest Hazel application on table grapes

Peru-based Migiva Group, the owner of fresh produce grower-exporter Agricola Andrea, has launched a partnership with Hazel Technologies Inc. of the United States to trial the post-harvest application Hazel for grapes on a commercial scale. The Hazel application is said to improve the quality and condition of table grapes. The bonus is added shelf-life, reduced […]