Japan - Fresh tomato for food service industry 2011
June 30, 2011
USDA/FAS GAIN report JA 1507
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.
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Published: July 8, 2011