14May, 2020

Spain will produce 15% less stone fruit this season, according to Fepex

Horticulture, Spain|

The Fepex Stone Fruit Committee estimates that production in Spain will drop 15% this season compared to that of 2019, in line with the reduction of between 15 and 20% estimated by producers in the sector in Italy or the decrease predictable in France, not yet quantified. Sources of the Spanish Federation of Associations of Exporting Producers of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants (Fepex) have detailed that Andalusia and Murcia are already in the middle of the stone fruit campaign and that in Extremadura it is starting now. The Andalusian association Asociafruit has confirmed its estimate in early May [...]

28Mar, 2020

Extension of the eligibility of delivery of all QS-certified sites

Agriculture, Food industry, QS|

 Due to the current spread of the coronavirus, the eligibility of delivery of all QS-certified sites (incl. QS-GAP) will be extended by two months (changeover in the QS database on March 26th, 2020). This procedure has been approved by the QS advisory boards. According to the extended QS eligibility of delivery, necessary QS audits can be postponed to a later date (see also our letter of March 20th, 2020). If, despite the current situation, QS audits are to be carried out, it is still the case that they will only be carried out if both, the company and the auditor, [...]

7May, 2019

Olive Oil Production in Spain Sets Record

Olive oil, Spain|

Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Food reported that olive oil production in Spain reached 1.77 million tons through March of the 2018/19 campaign, an increase of 43 percent compared with the same period in the previous campaign. Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Food has reported that olive oil production reached 1.77 million tons for the first half of the 2018/19 campaign — a record figure. This marks a 43-percent increase for the same period in 2017/18 and 49-percent higher than the average yields of the last four campaigns. The 2018/19 campaign has been prolific in Spain in other [...]


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