Interest towards fresh produce for people with food intolerances or allergies is increasing considerably, so much so that an Italian company specializing in the production of produce free from nickel, histamine and other heavy metals is opening a new sorting facility in Germany.
Ivan Santarcangelo is the production manager at FruitHydroSinni (Policoro), which specializes in the production and commercialization of produce grown in hydroponic and aeroponic crops. "Because of the increasing orders from Germany and the heavier transport costs, we have decided to set up a new platform to ship our products to foreign clients. The facility will be located in Bremen, a city in north-west Germany, so we can deliver the goods within 24 hours from receiving the order." (In the photo above: Ivan Santarcangelo and Anna Cirigliano).
"Our catalog is available on the new website (fruithydrosinni.de) dedicated to the German market. In the beginning, we will only be managing processed products such as tomato sauces (yellow, green and whole tomatoes), pesto and jams, then we will start with the fresh produce as of next fall."
"This is only the beginning, as we are ambitious. The idea is to open small centers in France, Switzerland and the US too, working with external companies that will be in charge of packaging and shipping to guarantee the quality of our products until they reach their destination."
"In the meantime, we have just started planting fall-winter products such as broccoli, cabbage, turnips, green beans and beans grown using NFT hydroponic and aeroponic techniques."