Pea shortage looms

Leading UK pea processor Christian Salvesen has added to fears of a vegetable shortage this year, warning that the volumes it was freezing were down 20%. It says supermarket shelves could be empty in the New Year.

Leek promotion

Ten UK leek growers have joined forces to launch the first promotional drive on British leeks. Using recipes and a new web site, they hope to raise the vegetable's profile as a seasonal food.

Nutritional boxes

Dole Fruit has launched new-look packaging bearing detailed nutritional information. The recycled cardboard boxes are available as palletisable open boxes and telescope boxes.