Fineberry Foods is participating in Canada's National Baking Industry trade show and conference Bakery Showcase Hosted by the Bakery Association of Canada.
The event will take place from Sunday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 8 International Centre, Hall 3
Toronto (Mississauga), Ontario, Canada
Please visit us at Booth # 159
By: Carl Collen - EUROFRUIT / Monday 14th March 2016, 09:31 London
Changes have been made to the maximum residue levels allowed of certain chemicals found on imported products
The European Union has announced the amendment of maximum residue levels (MRLs) for pesticide residues in a number of different products.
Inspection and certification group SGS reported that, in January, the EU announced four Commission regulations amending Annexes II, III and V of Directive 2005/396/EC of the European Parliament, and of the Council, with regard to maximum residue levels for pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin.
Amendments include changes to MRLs for chlorpyrifos in mandarins, apples, pears, peaches, table grapes, blackberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries, kiwifruit, pineapples, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, melons, watermelons, whole cabbage, chinese cabbage, globe artichokes, leek and sugarbeets, which will be applied from 10 August this year.
The changes mean that EU member states can take and analyse samples for the pesticide/product combinations and the number of samples of each product, including foods for infants and small children and products originating from organic farming, SGS noted.
A recent spell of hailstorm and rains in some parts of Maharashtra over the last three days has hit raisin producers hard.
By: Nanda Kasabe | Pune | March 4, 2016 12:12 AM
A recent spell of hailstorm and rains in some parts of Maharashtra over the last three days has hit raisin producers hard. Farmers in Sangli, one of the biggest raisin production centres in the state, are unhappy with the rains that have come at an inopportune time, when the raisins were in the process of being dried.
“This will definitely affect the overall quality of the raisins, which lose color due to the rains and as a result, the price gets affected as well,” Subhash Arve, president, Maharashtra State Grape Growers Association (MGGA), who looks after the Sangli region, said. Prices of raisins which were around Rs 200-250 per kg, have dropped almost 50% as the raisins are turning black, he said. Farmers are now getting just about Rs 70-80 per kg for their produce. Warehouses where the raisins were being dried have been damaged causing water to seep in, which reduces the sugar content of the product. Around 40,000 tonne of raisins were expected this season, but the impact will now have to be seen in the next few days, he said.
Sayer Dates market and crop report
As per previous report, current crop year (2015) has been a relatively large crop in comparison to the past two crop years 2013 and 2014. However due to the increase on the volume the fruits were frequently smaller than average size and farmers ended up with harvesting fairly higher volume of small sized fruits (GAQ Grade) as opposed to select grade. Even the count of the fruits per pound for the current year was moving towards higher end of the specification ranges.
On the sales side, this year has been a record breaking year so far meaning that exportation of the Sayer dates to the ex-soviet /CIS countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan etc. and neighbour countries in gulf region has been far more than before.
By Julian Gale
Published: 15 December 2015 04:28 PM
South African raisin prices have been subjected to downward pressure of late due to competitive offers from rival producer Turkey, QFN Trading & Agency said in a December 15 report.
South Africa’s new raisin new crop is approaching and it appears to be favourable both in terms of quality and quantity.
In recent weeks the prices for the natural material in particular have faced downward pressure due to a lower market in Turkey.
By Nathan Coates
Picking is underway at a commercial bush raisin farm 100km south-east of Alice Springs.
Farmer Max Emery said recent storms had kicked things along, but the season had been slow to start.
"We're having a strange run this year. We've had a very late flowering," Mr Emery said.
"We are now starting to pick and we are getting about half a bucket per day, whereas normally we would have been picking three buckets a day by now."
Fineberry foods exhibited at the recent CIFST suppliers night table top show held in Toronto on 10th of November, 2015.
Visitors had the chance to taste Fineberry foods range of dried fruits ingredients, especially processed for #bakeries, #confectionaries and ingeneral food production industry.
Sultana, Golden raisins, Midget / Currant raisins and barberries attracted most of our visitors.
To find out more about these products you can visit our products page here.
10:56, 4 NOV 2015 UPDATED 12:07, 4 NOV 2015
BY RUKI SAYID , GAVIN ALLEN
First they came for the Creme Eggs, and I said nothing because I did not eat Creme Eggs.
Then they came for the Fruit and Nut...
By Dale Yurong
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 06:00PM
PARLIER, Calif. (KFSN) --
Not only are raisins very popular, they're also very labor intensive but a new grape variety could lead to a raisin revolution.
US Department of Agriculture research geneticist Craig Ledbetter explained, "Everybody wants to see it." Sunpreme grapes which have drying on the vine represent a new wrinkle in the raisin industry.
The new crop of Fresh and juicy dates "Mazafati" is being harvested now.
According to main Dates farmers, current crop year (2015) is projected to see at least 20 percent drop. We expects farmers in Mozafati Dates area to see a crop yield of 75 to 80 percent.
The shortage will cause trees to have larger fruits in comparison to previous crop year which indicates finer appearance of the goods which is more appealing to Dates customers globally.
Naturally the shortage will lead to price increase in domestic and international markets and this will be a steady trend throughout the crop year. However it will not have direct impact on Sayer Dates which is main Dates variety exported out of Iran.
#mozafati #mazafati #mazafatiDates
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