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Reader's Digest: January 2024

01/02/2024 - Madeleine Royère-Koonings
In January 2024, we published the following articles:
  • Tomato Paste Prices, January 2024: USA, Spain, Portugal, Italy, China, Chile.
  • The EU parliament agreed to the latest draft of the PPWR (Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation) in November. The new rules will stop the increase of packaging waste and should put the packaging sector on track for climate neutrality by 2050.
  • California: figures for the 2023/2024 season from the professional organizations.
  • A team of researchers from Japan found a method to cultivate Euglena gracilis in tomato juice. This edible microalgae offers high nutritional and high functional content and could help reduce hunger in the world.
  • The EU agreed to ban 'climate neutral' claims by 2026, unless the products can demonstrate 'excellent environmental performance'.
  • Global Exports of Tomato Paste, updated January 9, 2024.
  • The Italian based ASI srl adopted Horen's tomato paste storage solution, the FC330 FruToCon IBC.
  • The University of Florida developed a new tomato variety, which is compact and can therefore be mechanically harvested.
  • The Turkish company Tat Gida sold 49.04% of its shares to Memisoglu Tarim Ürünleri Ticaret Limited Company.
  • Summary from the scientific article "Health effects of 100% fruit and vegetable juices: evidence from human subject intervention studies", published in Nutrition Research Reviews and accessible thanks to the IFU.
  • Mutti expands its reach with the launch of a subsidiary branch in the UK, the 6th in foreign markets.
  • US Inventories of tomato products as of December 1, 2023.
  • The Italian Start Up TomaPaint is part of the RACE (Rapid Acceleration of Climate Entrepreneurship) pilot project. As the case study shows, the company has the capacity to replace petrochemicals in the food canning industry.
  • Prices of Canned Tomatoes, January 2024: Italy, Spain, USA, Greece, Portugal.
  • In Chile, Carozzi kicked off the season with a growers' meeting with over 170 people from its Agrozzi plant. This meeting was part of Carozzi's "Grow Together" program, a component of the company's sustainable development strategy.
  • Marco Sartori was nominated as the new president of Consorzio Casalasco.
  • 2024 was called "The Year of the Tomato" by the research firm Technomic. A great occasion for Tomato Wellness and celebrity chef Ellie Krieger to collaborate on a cookbook.
  • According to Euromonitor, the global ketchup market should grow by 2 to 3 % in the coming years.
  • Global Imports of Tomato Products, updated 23 January 2024.
  • Hansin developed a strategic commercial representation partnership with ASI Scambi Industriali, to focus on Italy, Spain and Portugal.
  • California processing intentions for 2024 are down 10% from the August 2023 forecast.
  • Comment on US Inventories as of December 1, 2023
  • The Dutch company Goudsmit Magnetics developed a new pipe magnet separator with a low installation height, a compact design and easy to clean.
  • Spanish researchers conducted an observational analysis, which concluded that long term tomato consumption can decrease the risk of hypertension.
  • WPTC Crop Update as of 25 January 2024.
  • AMITOM welcomed the Association of Traditional Bulgarian Preserved Foods (ATBPF) as its newest member, during the General Assembly in Rome.
  • Tomato Paste Prices, January 2024 (2)
  • Kagome Co., Ltd, acquires majority stake in Ingomar Packing Company, the world's 4th largest primary tomato processing company, which becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
  • The company Aptar Closures now offers fully recyclable flow control dispensing solutions suitable for food and beverage applications.
  • The Israeli Aran Group acquires a majority stake in IBA Germany, thereby enhancing their presence in Europe. 
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