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