Vegetable

Update from the California Cantaloupe Advisory Board: Things have Changed When It Comes to Selecting the Perfect Cantaloupe This Summer

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:37pm

According to the California Cantaloupe Advisory Board, which represents all growers of cantaloupe in California, cantaloupe growers around the world are increasingly planting newer varieties that have longer shelf life, which helps to reduce food waste.

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  • According to the California Cantaloupe Advisory Board, which represents all growers of cantaloupe in California, cantaloupe growers around the world are increasingly planting newer varieties that have longer shelf life, which helps to reduce food waste.
  • This summer nearly all of the states cantaloupes which are harvesting now will be newer, longer shelf-life varieties.
  • But with these new varieties comes some new rules to follow when selecting a ripe cantaloupe at your grocery store.
  • The California Cantaloupe Advisory Board also offers some updated tricks and tips for selecting the perfect cantaloupe.

Global Optical Sorter Market Report 2022: Opportunities in the Increasing Adoption in the Food Industry for Food Processing Activities

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:30pm

Increasing adoption in the food industry for food processing activities and for reducing process and delivery time is expected to drive the optical sorter market and to promote new revenue opportunities for optical sorter manufacturers.

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  • Increasing adoption in the food industry for food processing activities and for reducing process and delivery time is expected to drive the optical sorter market and to promote new revenue opportunities for optical sorter manufacturers.
  • Owing to the growing demand for food products across the globe, the food industry is increasingly focusing on reducing process and delivery times.
  • The market for belt platform for camera type optical sorters is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
  • Vegetables & fruits sub-application is expected to dominate the optical sorter market for food application throughout the forecast period.

With Market Size Valued at $20.7 Billion by 2026, it`s a Healthy Outlook for the Global Smart Harvest Market

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 3:20pm

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled "Smart Harvest - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" .

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled "Smart Harvest - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" .
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    Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Smart Harvest estimated at US$11 Billion, is projected to reach a revised size of US$20.7 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 11% over the analysis period.
  • The U.S. Market is Estimated at $3.6 Billion in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach $3.7 Billion by 2026
    The Smart Harvest market in the U.S. is estimated at US$3.6 Billion in the year 2021.
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc., ( www.strategyr.com ) is a renowned market research publisher the world`s only influencer driven market research company.

CONAGRA BRANDS ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART BIRDS EYE® VEGETABLE PROCESSING FACILITY

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 3:00pm

CHICAGO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), one of North America's leading branded food companies, today announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art vegetable processing plant in Waseca, Minn. The new 245,000 square foot facility, which processes fresh vegetables to support Conagra's frozen meals business and Birds Eye brand, was built from the ground up with a focus on maximizing automation to create greater efficiencies and enhancing food safety throughout.

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  • We are also pleased to make the investment in Waseca where Birds Eye has a long history."
  • The new facility replaces a 92-year-old facility in Waseca and will provide approximately 20% more capacity for processing vegetables.
  • In addition, Conagra anticipates the new facility uses approximately 25% less water per pound of product produced than the company's previous facility.
  • For more information on Conagra Brands, including innovation from the company's roster of iconic and emerging brands, visit conagrabrands.com.

Young Winners from Around the World Recognized for Game-Changing Sustainable Solutions for the Circular Economy of the Future

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 1:15pm

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Offering new ideas to positively impact the world, three university student teams have been named the winners of Wege Prize 2022, an international student design competition organized by Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD). Sharing the competition's largest purse ever, totaling $65,000 USD, the three teams are advancing solutions for today's "wicked problems" such as hunger, waste, pollution, and climate change.

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  • Through an immersive process transcending fields of study, cultures, and institutional boundaries, Wege Prize teams are inspired to reframe normal ways of producing and consuming.
  • The teams engage in intensive research, testing, networking and prototyping, with direct feedback from the competition's panel of expert judges.
  • The winners of Wege Prize 2022 are:
    3rd Place ($10,000): AquaPro, a super-efficient aquaponics system to grow fish and vegetables.
  • Planting seeds that develop leaders in economicology, health, education, and arts, and enhance the lives of people in West Michigan and around the world.

Conagra Brands Launches Extensive Summer Line-up of New Product Innovation

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 1:00pm

CHICAGO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), one of North America's leading branded food companies, is debuting an extensive line-up of new products designed to solve mealtime dilemmas and satisfy cravings. Featuring contemporary flavors, on-trend ingredients and convenient prep methods, the new foods from Conagra Brands span nearly every aisle of the store.

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  • Featuring contemporary flavors, on-trend ingredients and convenient prep methods, the new foods from Conagra Brands span nearly every aisle of the store.
  • "We're excited for consumers to try our newest offerings," said Burke Raine, president, frozen and refrigerated foods, Conagra Brands.
  • Highlighting Conagra Brands' newest foods is a broad collection of single-serve and multi-serve frozen meals from leading brands such as Healthy Choice, Marie Callender's, Banquet, Frontera and more.
  • Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation.

GERMAN DONER KEBAB CONTINUES NORTH AMERICAN EXPANSION WITH KEY EXECUTIVE HIRES

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:05am

NEW YORK, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an aggressive expansion plan for North America, German Doner Kebab USA (GDK USA) announced today it has hired Robert Bray as operations director and Mark Treptow as director of franchise development, along with recent hires Georgina Cavendish, chief financial officer, and Darren Cooke as marketing director. GDK, with locations worldwide since 1989, is known for its fresh doner kebab menu, flavorful sauces made in-store, and toasted handmade waffle bread.

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  • GDK, with locations worldwide since 1989, is known for its fresh doner kebab menu, flavorful sauces made in-store, and toasted handmade waffle bread.
  • Reporting to Nigel Belton, GDK North America's managing director, Bray has more than 20 years of operations experience with YUM!
  • Cooke joins the team after international marketing roles for well-known brands that include Kroger, Virgin, Adidas, Starbucks, and Google.
  • German Doner Kebab is a fast-casual brand that is revolutionizing the market, providing guests with a premium, high quality, approach, and elevated dining experience to traditional doner kebabs.

Univar Solutions México Expands Food Ingredients Portfolio Through Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Kalsec

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 9:15pm

MEXICO CITY, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions México, S. De R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a leading global commodity and specialty chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today it has expanded its Ingredients & Specialties (I&S) portfolio through a new exclusive distribution agreement with Kalsec®, Inc. in Mexico. Univar Solutions will become the sole and exclusive distributor in Mexico of Kalsec® products, encompassing their Taste and Sensory Solutions, Colors and Food Protection business units.

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  • Univar Solutions will become the sole and exclusive distributor in Mexico of Kalsec products, encompassing their Taste and Sensory Solutions, Colors and Food Protection business units.
  • "We are excited to expand our already extensive food ingredients business through our relationship with Kalsec.
  • The addition of Kalsec's innovative products bring a suite of ingredients to Univar Solutions'leading specialty portfolio for food and beverage manufacturers at the cutting edge of industry and culinary trends.
  • As a global partner to Kalsec's customers and suppliers, Univar Solutions offers customers ingredients, formulation services and an expanded portfolio for food product development.

Univar Solutions México Expands Food Ingredients Portfolio Through Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Kalsec

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 9:15pm

MEXICO CITY, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions México, S. De R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a leading global commodity and specialty chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today it has expanded its Ingredients & Specialties (I&S) portfolio through a new exclusive distribution agreement with Kalsec®, Inc. in Mexico. Univar Solutions will become the sole and exclusive distributor in Mexico of Kalsec® products, encompassing their Taste and Sensory Solutions, Colors and Food Protection business units.

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  • Univar Solutions will become the sole and exclusive distributor in Mexico of Kalsec products, encompassing their Taste and Sensory Solutions, Colors and Food Protection business units.
  • "We are excited to expand our already extensive food ingredients business through our relationship with Kalsec.
  • The addition of Kalsec's innovative products bring a suite of ingredients to Univar Solutions'leading specialty portfolio for food and beverage manufacturers at the cutting edge of industry and culinary trends.
  • As a global partner to Kalsec's customers and suppliers, Univar Solutions offers customers ingredients, formulation services and an expanded portfolio for food product development.

July Fourth is for Fireworks, not Foodborne Illness

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:32pm

As temperatures rise, the risk for foodborne illness does too.

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  • As temperatures rise, the risk for foodborne illness does too.
  • Always remember that whether youre grilling for the Fourth of July, camping, or boating, you should wash your hands before and during food prep.
  • Whether youre eating at home or outdoors at a park this Fourth of July, sanitation is key to combat foodborne illness.
  • Be sure to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold this Fourth of July, and dont forget your food thermometer.