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Money Consumers urged not to boycott Golden Circle tinned pineapples as north Queensland fruit left to rot

15:53  13 january  2018
15:53  13 january  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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US-based processor Kraft Heinz defends its Golden Circle brand after its cannery was blamed for hundreds of tonnes of fresh pineapples going to waste in north Queensland .

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Kraft Heinz says Golden Circle sells only Australian tinned pineapples to the major retailers.© Provided by ABC News Kraft Heinz says Golden Circle sells only Australian tinned pineapples to the major retailers. Consumers of tinned pineapple have been urged not to boycott Golden Circle, the only company processing Australian pineapples.

Angry Australians vented their fury online this week after NQ Paradise Pines shared a social media post on Tuesday, criticising Golden Circle's Brisbane cannery for not opening early to process a glut of north Queensland fruit.

Farmers said they were being forced to leave hundreds of tonnes of pineapples to rot, due to a glut of the fruit.

But US-based processor Kraft Heinz has broken its silence to refute the claims, maintaining its Golden Circle brand was not to blame for the fresh pineapples going to waste.

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Tonnes of pineapples are rotting in Queensland after a surplus. In a statement Golden Circle said, “Twice every year, when fruit quality is not optimum, Golden Circle routinely closes its cannery for six weeks to conduct maintenance.

"For 70 years, Golden Circle has been one of the largest supporters of Australian pineapple growers," a spokesperson said.

The company processed more than 25,000 tonnes of Australian pineapples in spring, less than anticipated because of seasonal weather variations.

"The cannery remained open for an extra three weeks during December to take additional pineapples," the spokesperson said.

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In deciding on what pineapple to pick, you should choose the one that is golden brown and is the most fresh looking, it does not matter if the leaves fall off easily or not. The largest ones will have the most meat. An aroma of sweetness is a tell-tale sign of a sweet fruit .

Farmers are being forced to leave hundreds of tonnes of pineapples to rot due to a glut of the fruit and a major food manufacturer's decision not to open its cannery. . 01/11/18--21:32: Consumers urged not to boycott Golden Circle tinned pineapples .

"One week prior to the scheduled Christmas closure, our cannery received notice of available supply from a fresh market packer in north Queensland.

"As trained labour was not available over the Christmas week, and Golden Circle's standards for canned pineapple require processing within three days of harvesting, the fruit could not be taken.

"All of the tinned pineapple Golden Circle sells to the major retailers is Australian-grown and canned in our Brisbane cannery."

The company has the support of Piñata Farms, which grows pineapples across Queensland and the Northern Territory.

According to managing director Gavin Scurr, it is crucial that Australians do not boycott Golden Circle.

"At the moment they're very busy with mangoes. It's the mango season and normally there are not many pineapples round at this time of year," he said.

"So they actually close their pineapple part of the factory over the Christmas period.

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The rotting fruit is estimated to be worth A0,000 to the local economy. " Golden Circle believe they support the industry — most pineapple in Australia is grown in Queensland , but when you're producing 100,000 tonne plus and you're having 20,000 processed then you either have to lose

“But sometimes, unexpectedly, grief pounded over me in waves that left me gasping; and when the waves washed back, I found myself looking out over a brackish wreck which was illumined in a Old age, sickness, death. No escape for anyone. Even the beautiful ones were like soft fruit about to spoil.

"Normally there's not a lot of fruit around, so Golden Circle use that time to actually do maintenance on their plant, so even if they wanted to they can't because the machinery is in bits, or was in bits."

The NQ Paradise Pines Facebook post has been shared more than 21,000 times.

"Our previous post about a shortage of canned Australian fruit and current fresh whole pineapple oversupply obviously hit a nerve about imported food," NQ Paradise Pines wrote.

NQ Paradise Pines said it had been contacted by various groups including Queensland Foodbank, which purchases oversupply at cost and distributes it to people in need.

"We will look at every option to reduce waste if gluts persist in the future, including the foodbank and our own mobile juicing plant."

Mr Scurr hoped the publicity would encourage people to eat more pineapples.

"All the fresh pineapples, so the ones you buy from your local greengrocer or Coles or Woolworths, the ones with the skin on, are all Australian, 100 per cent Australian. There's no imported fresh pineapple," he said.

Farmers at Rollingstone, near Townsville, one of Queensland's largest pineapple growing districts, said heaps of rotting, unsaleable fruit left them "lost for words".

Chris and Damien Berra grow 2.2 million pines, and said the farms had to take more responsibility for dealing with the waste as financial margins tightened.

"There's no way we would ever do anything to waste fruit. We run very close to the edge.

"Some sort of juicing plant would be quite handy to do something with them instead of sitting here having them rot, but it's something we might just have to look at in the future."

Ultimately, the clashing of the north and central Queensland growing districts needs to be better managed, according to Australian Pineapple Growers chairman Stephen Pace.

"We could do better. I think there's a little bit of a lesson learnt this season that maybe we need to be more proactive as well," he said.

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