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Reader's Digest February 2019

01/03/2019 - Madeleine Royère-Koonings
In February 2019, we published the following articles:
 
  • The European Union is concerned about the potential consequences of Brexit.
  • Guglielmo Vaccaro has been appointed as new president for the IO Processing Tomato for Central and Southern Italian Basin.
  • The major Italian food companies and European & overseas buyers will meet at Cibus Connect, on April 10 & 11 in Parma.
  • In Algeria, import taxes for bulk tomato paste have been fixed at 120% instead of the expected 200%.
  • Within the context of the Tomres research project, a survey has been developed for Italian consumers.
  • Goodpack innovates with a new TomatoCube container, developed specially for the tomato industry.
  • The report "EU agricultural outlook for markets and income, 2018-2030" suggests that we can expect a slight growth in consumption of processed tomatoes.
  • A preliminary program of the 2019 Tomato News Conference has been published on the website.
  • The program of the next Vegetable Grafting Webinar Series, as well as links to previous webinars, has been published.
  • A UK start-up, Wonderchup, launched the first tomato ketchup with no added sugar or salt in January 2018.
  • Nigeria wants to ban imports on tomato products by 2021.
  • Sebastiano Porretta, president of the AITA and Head of Consumer Science Dept at SSICA, published the book “Tomato Chemistry, Industrial Processing and Product Development”.
  • 2019 California Processing Tomato Report: tomato processors expect to contract 12.1 million short tons.
  • With Europe preparing for a potential no-deal Brexit, Italy signed a first agreement with the United Kingdom.
  • The Kraft Heinz Company entered a distribution partnership with the Japanese Indo Nissin Foods in order to insure Indian customers will be able to buy the iconic ketchup.
  • Cibus comes back to Parma on 10 & 11 April with its smart edition: Cibus Connect.
  • An outlook on Tomato products trade in the EU in 2017/2018.
  • Italian, Californian and Chinese Tomato Paste Prices, as of 15 February 2019.
  • CTGA price exchange offers on 21st December 2018.
  • Processing intentions for the 2019 season published by WPTC.
  • The Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Processing Tomato have now been published by the ISHS.
  • Delta Food Industries, a leading manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates, will promote its tomato paste mix at Gulfood 2019.
  • As EU is preparing for a no-deal Brexit, food prices in the UK are expected to rise.
  • Research continues on the Tomato spotted Wilt Virus, as a strain of the virus has the ability to overcome the resistance of the SW5 gene, thereby giving growers issues.
  • Call for papers for the 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato, which will be held in Argentina on 15-19 March 2020.
  • The preeminence of the TOP10 of global processing countries is increasingly contested.
  • The book "Progress in Carotenoid Research", which presents a comprehensive view of the biology, biochemistry and chemistry of carotenoids, has now been released.
  • The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research releases a variety of tomato for processing 
  • Consumers shy away from Kraft Heinz and sink company results
  • The WPTC released a new crop update for Southern Hemisphere countries 
  • In India, Varun Beverages & Pepsi are interested in the export potential of tomato products
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