Mexican Pimento crop 2021

Mexican Pimento crop 2021

Crop failure, disaster, complete chaos are just a few words that are used by our shippers for Pimento/Allspice from Mexico to describe the current situation.

Shortage of raw materials and Corona consequences affect spice industry

Shortage of raw materials and Corona consequences affect spice industry

(Bonn, 22 September 2021) The significant increases in raw material prices as well as additional costs for energy, packaging and logistics are placing a heavy burden on members of the German spice industry.

Brazil Pepper Steam Washed

Brazil Pepper Steam Washed

Following on our news item of May 5th we are happy to announce that we are now able to supply pepper from Brazil guaranteed to be negative on salmonella.

Mexican Allspice forecast

Mexican Allspice forecast

Lots of importers of allspice (pimento) are looking for market reports in order to schedule their buying for new crop. Mexico, the largest exporter of this item, has slowly started harvesting.

Food safety culture

Food safety culture

At Van der Does Spice Brokers food safety is of paramount importance. A food safety culture in our company and in our supply chain is our top priority. One of the key criteria on selecting new partners is if and how the senior management embraces food safety.

CN Garlic crop update

CN Garlic crop update

Harvesting of new crop garlic has started in China in the Henan province. Experts in the field tell us that the yield will definitely will be less compared to 2020. Jinxiang county (southwestern Shandong province) will start in some 2 weeks from now.

Brazil pepper regulated in the EU

Brazil pepper regulated in the EU

The frequency of import controls for salmonella in black pepper from Brazil (neither crushed nor ground) has been increased from 20% to 50% by Regulation (EU) No 2021/608 with effect from 21 April 2021.

Outlook on new crop Indonesian pepper

Outlook on new crop Indonesian pepper

First reports tell us that the new crop pepper from Indonesia will start not earlier than the end of June, some 2 months from now. The Lampung province will start with the harvest for black pepper. A month later harvesting will be done on the islands of Bangka and Belitung for the famous Muntok white pepper.

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