With the Italian tomato pack starting to get under way properly, there is very little feedback from the factories at present. "Usually this is a good sign if the season starts off quietly," one trader told The Grocer. "Nobody's in a rush to sell just yet and it appears that the yields are quite good." There has been concern that the hot weather might have damage the crop volumes, but there is no suggestion that this is the case ­ the start of the season is when all these stories would usually start emerging. {{PROVISIONS }}