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The Wall Street Journal published an article last week explaining the shipping container shortage and the resulting mass disruption to global supply chains. Although production of containers is at a record high, supply is struggling still to keep up with the explosive demands resulting from the pandemic. The authors conclude: "There does not appear to be much that regulators can do...

We want to share with our clients the excellent results we have obtained in the last Intercomparative Analysis, in which we annually participate annua, in reference to ASTA color quality. We are really satisfied with obtained values in this trial and we take the opportunity to inform you that we are continuing to work on updating our methods to obtain...

Farmers are already immersed in growing crops that will culminate in late summer with traditional harvesting and drying. In other words, by burning oak or oak wood, the smoke of which will dehydrate the fruit to make it ready for grinding. It is the traditional smoking process that gives peppers their peculiar aroma and flavor. This variety of paprika is being...

Thanks to the investments in high technology, processes and methodology of last generation, our knowledge in paprika and the work of a great Quality Department, we can say that El Clarín´s laboratories enjoy a high reputation in terms of physical-chemical and microbiological analysis . This is proven by the reports issued by the Intercomparative Circuits of Laboratories that we have been...

Dear customers, The Suez Canal has been blocked since last Tuesday 23 by the grounding of the container ship "Ever Given", of the Evergreen shipping company, after losing control, which is causing significant traffic delays on this key waterway in the routes with Asia. It is feared that the ship, with a capacity for 20,388 containers, 400 meters long and 59...

Since November 2020 but more intensely during the month of March of this year, as paprika exporters, we have been supporting and assuming high increases in maritime transport freight to sea containers. However, prices are one question and cancellations that we have been experiencing during this month are another one. Small and medium-sized shipping companies lose competition in favor of big...

We want to share with you the photo our friends Pepe and Reme send us from the city of Ayamonte in the province of Huelva and very close to the Portuguese Algarve. Pepe has a small vegetal garden where he grows peppers with great care and love. Reme is dedicated to drying and grinding and at the same time decorates the ceiling...

During last weeks in the spices industry and more specifically in paprika sector, we have witnessed alerts and border rejections of paprika powder manufactured in China. Aflatoxins, Ochratoxins along with pesticides and artificial colouring are increasingly legislated and controlled by Purchasing Managers in Food industry. If as a buyer of paprika you want to avoid being involved in these health alerts, El...

Clarín Spices collaborates with the Level UP Foundation created by Carlos Delgado, founder and CEO of Level UP, a business school for freelancer and SMEs. Our company, in its concern and commitment to its social environment, decides to make a contribution to this project whose aim is to transform the lives of all children and young people in Spain, creating a...