Prior to joining Foodnews, he spent 10 years as editor of a frozen foods industry title, and has also edited a logistics magazine, a commercial vehicle journal (for which he had to get his truck driver’s licence), a motorcycle industry title, and a market-leading consumer ski magazine.
His core area of expertise on IEG Vu is the global market for fruit juices and concentrates.
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Ingrilli Citrus Inc, a family-owned business based out of Capo d'Orlando, Sicily, has launched its Ingrilli Organic Lemon Squeeze and Organic Lime Squeeze citrus juices in the US. These are claimed to be the first USDA organic certified lemon and lime juices available in squeeze bottles in the US.
High fruit prices in Europe are resulting in correspondingly high opening offers for European – mainly Polish – apple juice.
Poland exported 25,500 tonnes of AJC in June this year (the latest month for which complete data is available), nearly twice as much as it managed in June 2018.
The US sent just short of 290,000 (short) tons of apples for juicing from the 2018 harvest. This is a decline from the 2017 harvest, which saw some 329,500 tons of apples diverted to juice processing.
Since 2011, US consumers have been exposed to eight outbreaks caused by salmonella linked to imported, fresh papaya, which accounted for almost 500 reported cases of illness, more than 100 hospitalisations, and two deaths.
Suntory has committed itself to packaging at least half of its soft drinks portfolio, including the Lucozade and Ribena brands, in recycled plastic or bio-based plastics by 2025.