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EC fines producers of canned mushrooms

June 25, 2014

The European Commission has found that Lutèce, Prochamp and Bonduelle participated in a cartel to coordinate prices and allocate customers of canned mushrooms in Europe during more than a year and has imposed fines totalling € 32 225 000. Lutèce was not fined as it benefited from immunity under the Commission’s 2006 Leniency Notice for […]
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Dutch National Mushroom Day 2014

June 17, 2014

On 16 May, the Sikes mushroom farm in Ysselsteyn, the Netherlands, hosted the fifth edition of the Dutch National Mushroom Day. Several hundred Dutch, and a few Belgian visitors registered to attend. The theme at this edition was ‘Innovation’. The successful combi-formula seen at the previous edition – a small-scale conference organised on a mushroom […]
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New Dutch mushroom museum

June 17, 2014

On Friday 13 June, the new mushroom pavilion at agricultural museum De Locht in Melderslo, The Netherlands was officially opened. The pavilion shows visitors a modern slant on the history of mushroom cultivation. Around a hundred guests, including many active and former mushroom growers, sponsors and ‘celebrities’ from the sector, attended the ceremony. Speakers related […]
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In memoriam Joop Verweij

April 3, 2014

Mushroom grower and consultant Joop Verweij from Middelaar, The Netherlands, passed away on 25 March, 2014. Born in 1941, Joop worked his whole life in the mushroom business. First as a grower, for 23 years, and later, for 27 years, as a consultant for Amycel in Europe. He will be missed by his family and […]
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Scelta fingerfoodballs wins

April 1, 2014

During the 20th edition of the Alimentaria, the largest and most important international food and beverage exhibition in southern Europe, the Fingerfoodballs from Scelta Mushrooms have been selected as best international product. Jan Klerken, owner of Scelta Mushrooms, and Jules Klerken, product manager Fingerfoodballs, received the award during the presentation of the Innoval Awards in […]
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Mush Comb moves

March 13, 2014

Mush Comb is moving to a new location in The Netherlands. The new production facility is currently built (see picture) and will be in operation on 1st of April, the new office will be in operation on 1st of July. Bob Holtermans: “Since the start of making new machinery we have seen a steady growth […]
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Health discovery program

March 11, 2014

Under authority of the United States Department of Agriculture, the Mushroom Council (Council) and its funding partners conduct research to discover new and/or add validity to known health and nutrition benefits of eating mushrooms. Nutrition research provides the scientific support for practical/actionable consumer public relations and marketing messages that result in increased mushroom consumption. Research […]
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6th Iranian Conference in Tehran

January 1, 2014

On 23 and 24 November, 2013, the sixth Iranian Mushroom Conference was held in the Olympic Hotel in Tehran, Iran. On 23 and 24 November, 2013, the sixth Iranian Mushroom Conference was held in the Olympic Hotel in Tehran, Iran. Iran’s mushroom industry is on the rise. At the moment, some 75 million kg white […]
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Expansion Amycel France

January 1, 2014

A picture of the expansion of the spawn production facility of Amycel France. The spawn producing multinational is increasing its production capacities at Vendôme to produce 35.000 litres spawn extra per day. The new facility will be in operation by the end of March 2014. Amycel Vendôme supplies all European and Mid-East customers of the company, and […]
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Recent fires in New South Wales, Australia, also influenced local mushroom industry

November 18, 2013

The 2013 New South Wales bushfires were a series of bushfires in Australia across the state of New South Wales primarily starting, or becoming notable, on 13 October 2013, followed by additional bushfire activity on 17 October and on 23 October 2013. High fuel loads, coupled with warm and windy conditions provided dangerous conditions which […]
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