ConservasJul. 15, 2011
Exportación de fresco se expandiría en el mercado de servicios de alimentos en Japón
U.S. fresh tomato export shows great potential to expand in the food service market in Japan.
Demand for fresh and cooking tomatoes are increasing, especially among the fast food industry and convenience stores. Most Japanese tomatoes are produced for table consumption and have high gel content, making them unsuitable for use in burgers and sandwiches. The California Tomato Farmers (CTF) recently opened an office in Japan to take advantage of these opportunities. Additionally, the recent Great Earthquake in Eastern Japan impacted local production of processing tomatoes and may impact imports of these products for the foreseeable future.