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Reefer rail services to support SA citrus

South African citrus exports have suffered due to road haulage problems

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South African citrus exports have suffered, in part due to road haulage difficulties. Now following successful trials, Transnet has launched reefer rail services to transport fruit from cold storage warehouses to Durban’s container terminals.

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Peruvian avocados arrive in the US with huge marketing campaign

2022 is expected to be a record year with plans to export 300 million lbs. of avocados to the US

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Huge marketing push into the US with campaign slogan ‘Eat Healthy, Live and Drive Green’ with an expected import of 300 million lbs of avocados.

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Half a tonne of cocaine found in banana shipment

Drugs with street value of £40m found at Thames port on boat en route from Colombia to Netherlands

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Hundreds of huge cocaine slabs were found wedged alongside bananas in cardboard boxes. The NCA said the haul would have had a UK street value of more than £40m once cut and sold.

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M&S to remove ‘best before’ labels from 300 fruit and veg items to cut food waste

Customers will judge whether perishable goods are still fine to eat

Marks and Spencer are removing best before’ labels from 300 fruit and veg items to cut food waste. The change, to be rolled out this week, will leave customers to judge whether goods are still fine to eat.

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Visibility challenges of perishable shipping

TIVE Inc. explore the visibility challenges of perishable shipping

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When shipping perishable products, all of the challenges typically associated with retail supply chain management are magnified because perishable products must be shipped in carefully controlled conditions. With damage rates and shipping costs both on the rise, creating an effective loss prevention strategy centered around visibility is more important than ever for companies shipping perishable products. This article explores both the visibility challenges of perishable shipping and the innovative perishable shipping solutions you can use to overcome these challenges.

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Crisis meeting for Chilean fruit producers

Fedefruta met with the government on Friday to discuss new measures to ease the crisis

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With many producers on the brink of bankruptcy, government officials in Chile met with producers.  Chilean fruit producer union Fedefruta has agreed a series of actions with the government in response to the growing crisis facing the sector

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War in Ukraine increases pressure on European pork market

Next few years could be challenging for the market

War in Ukraine is adding more pressure to an already-under-pressure European pork market. Feed prices are increasing significantly, so farm margins are squeezed. Many farms won’t break even this season at expected prices. Consumer behaviour is changing as inflation hits the Eurozone so shoppers are choosing alternatives such as chicken as pork prices remain high.

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Ketchup at risk from climate change

Could the popular sauce no longer be a staple condiment?

Climate change threatens to halve the tomato’s global harvest this century, according to a new study.  Ketchup is made from so-called processing tomatoes, which are predominantly cultivated in California, Italy and China, all of which are at risk from global warming.

Could this popular table condiment now be at risk?

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EC green lights cold treatment requirement for RSA orange imports

The European Commission has given the green light to cold treatment for orange imports from Sub-Saharan Africa

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The European Commission has now given the green light to cold treatment for orange imports from Sub-Saharan Africa to protect member states from pests like False Codling Moth.

Decision follows weeks of back and forth discussions between Spanish and South African citrus organisations.

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Can you eat to save the planet?

World Economic Forum highlights climate-beneficial food options

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There’s a growing interest in climate-friendly foods, but consumers find it hard to know if the food choices they make are environmentally sustainable. From ready-made snacks to algae, cacti and grains, options for climate beneficial foods are increasing. And with better supply chain structures, food producers can have greater access to these ingredients too.

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