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Hortiespaña calls for better defence of Spanish fruits and vegetables

Hortiespaña calls for better defence of Spanish fruits and vegetables

Published on Jun 07th, 2021
Press Release

The Spanish Interprofessional Organisation of Fruits and Vegetables (HORTIESPAÑA) positively values ​​the Spanish government’s report on the situation of the current campaign. However, it expresses its deep disappointment at what it considers a lack of forceful defence of the interests of Spanish fruit and vegetables in relation to the European Union.

EU ends ban on Argentine citrus imports

EU ends ban on Argentine citrus imports

Published on May 03rd, 2021

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The European Commission has lifted its ban on citrus imports from Argentina. Trade was suspended last August following a number of interceptions of Citrus Black Spot in shipments. Argentina’s plant health authority Senasa said the new measure would come into effect on 1 May.

Freshfel Europe calls on EU and Japan to build fresh produce trade

Favourable prospects for EU agricultural sectors

Favourable prospects for EU agricultural sectors

Published on Apr 28th, 2021
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The European Commission’s first 2021 edition of the short-term outlook for EU agricultural markets concludes that the EU agricultural sector showed resilience throughout the Covid-19 crisis. The sector did relatively well thanks to increased retail sales and home consumption. In addition, prospects are favourable with a dynamic global demand and the reopening of food services (restaurants, bars, cafés) expected once the vaccination campaign is sufficiently advanced.

UNICA to form part of 30 EU experts to define legislative framework of sustainable food system

UNICA to form part of 30 EU experts to define legislative framework of sustainable food system

Published on Apr 14th, 2021
Photo: Unica Group

Within the 'From the Field to the Table' strategy, an essential element of the Green Pact, UNICA has been selected, in the person of its director, Enrique de los Ríos, among the 30 European experts who will collaborate in the working group which will help develop the proposed legislative framework for sustainable food systems.

In accordance with the ‘From the Field to the Table’ Strategy, the framework legislation of the sustainable food system to:

EFSA report finds more pesticide residues in strawberries and cabbage

EFSA report finds more pesticide residues in strawberries and cabbage

Published on Apr 13th, 2021
Photo: EFSA

The latest report on pesticide residues in food in the European Union is now available, giving a snapshot of residue levels found in a basket of products widely consumed in the territory. A total of 96,302 samples were analysed in 2019, 96.1% of which fell within legally permitted levels. For the subset of 12,579 samples analysed as part of the EU-coordinated control programme (EUCP), 98% were within legal limits.

India’s grape exports to the EU fall 18%  

India’s grape exports to the EU fall 18%  

Published on Mar 31st, 2021
Photo: Maylen grape harvest - Seasonz

Grape exports to the EU from India have dropped nearly 18% this season, reports Financial Express. Exports to the EU totalled 74.9 million tons in 2020-21 (December-April). Vilas Shinde, chairman of the Sahayadri Farmers Producer Company, said the harvest was delayed by 15-20 days as unseasonal rains delayed pruning of vineyards. Normally by September, around 25% of the pruning is completed and another 20% is completed by October 15. 

South Africa remains top source of citrus imports to EU

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