DRIED MUSHROOM EXPORT TO EUROPE Jan 24, 2020 21:54:34 GMT 1
Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Jan 24, 2020 21:54:34 GMT 1
Dried mushroom is obtained from fresh, edible and cleaned mushroom which is dried whole or has been trimmed to the desired styles and dried. Fresh mushrooms used for drying found on the European market can be cultivated, but a large share of the market accounts for wild dried mushrooms which are collected from their natural environment before drying.
Dried mushrooms are mainly used in home cooking for soups and so on, as an ingredient in dehydrated meals and spices, and as an ingredient in healthy food and pharmacy products.
European Market for Dried Mushroom
The countries that offer the best opportunities for export of dried mushrooms include; Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy. Although, market opportunities can also be found on the growing markets of Latvia, Lithuania, and Central and Eastern Europe.
The best option to monitor prices is to compare your offer with the offer from the largest competitors.
Quality requirements For Dried Mushroom Export
Absence of insect damage.
Absence of foreign bodies.
Sizing (different for every type of dried mushrooms);
Styles (whole, whole caps without stems or cut into different shapes);
Quality class (defined by uniformity and tolerances).
Packaging and Labelling
There is no general rule for export packaging, but dried mushrooms are usually packaged in plastic bags inside cartons. The selected packaging size should be such that the dimensions conform to the conventional pallet sizes (800 x 1,200 mm and 1,000 x 1,200 mm).
Retail packaging includes plastic bags, plastic containers, paper bags, foil bags and glass jars.
Labelling of product packaging should contain adequate information such as;
The name of the product
The type of product is "dried fungi/mushroom" or "freeze-dried fungi/mushroom".
Information on whether they are shelled or in shell.
For bulk packaging, information has to be given either on the packaging or in accompanying documents. Bulk packaging labelling must contain the following information:
Name of the product.
Name and address of the manufacturer, packer, distributor or importer.