Product Innovations & Scientific Developments

USA: Caliva Acquires Plant-Based Beverage Company Zola

21 May 2019- Californian based Caliva, a vertically integrated cannabis company, has acquired plant-based beverage maker Zola press sources report. No financial details have...

Lesaffre Invests in New R&D Unit

20 May 2019- Lesaffre has opened a new research and development unit enabling Lesaffre to “validate the effectiveness of its existing and future products,...

Japan: Ajinomoto Announces Organisational Changes

20 May 2019- As of July 1st Ajinomoto will dissolve its Nutrition Improvement Department transferring the operations to the Overseas Food and Seasoning Department...

Mars Partners With JVP to Foster Foodtech Solutions In Israel

15 May 2019- Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), a leading international venture capital fund, announced today a new partnership with Mars, Incorporated, on a first-of-its-kind...

Mondelez International to Collaborate With Israeli FoodTech Incubator

25 April 2019- Mondelēz International announced today it has reached a collaboration agreement with The Kitchen, Israel's only FoodTech-focused incubator and one of the...

Nestle and Carrefour to Offer Product Information Via Blockchain Platform

15 April 2019- From today consumers will have access to blockchain data for Mousline’s mashed potato products on Carrefour shelves. This is the first...

Want to Buy Ethical Food? Scan with Your Phone for Fast Facts

17 January 2019 - Whether buying a fish fillet at a supermarket or ordering steak in a restaurant, consumers will soon be able to use their phones to check instantly whether their food is green and ethical.

EFSA Releases Guidance on Nanotechnology in Food and Feed

05 July 2018- EFSA has published its guidance on how to assess the safety of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. The guidance gives practical suggestions on the types of testing that are needed and the methods that can be applied.


Nestle Strengthens its Research Capabilities in Switzerland

24 May 2018 - Nestlé has today announced changes that further strengthen its research and development operations, the largest of any food company worldwide.

Cultured Meat: Tyson Foods Invests in Israeli Startup Future Meat Technologies

2 May 2018 - Future Meat Technologies has announced a $2.2 million seed investment round co-led by Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Fortune 100 company, and one of the world's largest food producers.

Probiotics: DuPont Enters R&D Partnership with Center of Food & Fermentation Technologies in Estonia

13 March 2018 - Three months after its formation, the DuPont Nutrition & Health Microbiome Venture today announced its second strategic research and development partnership. The newly forged relationship with the Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (TFTAK) in Tallinn, Estonia, will focus on developing cultivation and bioprocess capabilities for “next-generation” probiotics.

Tyson Foods Unveils New Innovations as Part of its Continued Evolution into Modern Food...

Feb. 20, 2018 - Tyson Foods, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hayes said today that Tyson Foods is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for protein. Speaking at the 2018 Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference, Hayes and members of Tyson Foods' enterprise leadership team shared with investors that the company is delivering on its strategy and driving growth across the company's portfolio of protein -- from its Chicken, Beef and Pork segments to Prepared Foods.

Camelicious Launches World’s First Camel Milk Based Baby Formula at GULFOOD 2018

20 February 2018 - The Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products “Camelicious” surprised the GULFOOD 2018 visitors and exhibitors with launching the World's First of its kind Camel Milk based Baby Formula. This initiative constitutes the Camelicious ongoing commitment to ensure innovation and excellence in its products and industries that serve huge segment of consumers in the UAE, the region and the world.

DuPont Nutrition & Health Partners with APC Microbiome Institute

29 November 2017 - Today, DuPont Nutrition & Health announces the development of a significant new initiative with the creation of a Microbiome Venture to spearhead development of new microbiome science-based solutions. The Microbiome Venture will play a key role in DuPont's business growth strategy.

Roquette Opens Innovation Centre in Singapore

26 October 2017 – Roquette, a global leader in innovative plant-based ingredients, today opened new offices and an innovation center in Singapore, increasing its focus on Asia's nutrition and health challenges.

Coca-Cola to Swap Coke Zero in the U.S. with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

27 July 2017 - Coca-Cola Co. is replacing Coke Zero in the U.S. with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, another diet-soda brand.

General Mills Announces Multiple Global Product Launches

July 10, 2017 - General Mills is releasing its line-up of new products around the world to meet global demand for great taste and simplicity. Highlights include "Oui" by Yoplait, a French-style yogurt with simple ingredients like whole milk and real fruit; great tasting cereals like Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Blueberry Chex; Betty Crocker "original recipe" cake mix made with seven pantry-friendly ingredients, Annie's organic cheese puffs, and super premium, indulgent Häagen-Dazs mini stick bars.

USA: Nestle to Support Food Industry Startups through Terra Accelerator

21 June 2017 - Nestlé USA is expanding its commitment to innovation in the food industry through a new partnership with Rabobank and RocketSpace to support startups for the Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator program. Nestlé will collaborate with Terra and other corporate collaborators to select and coach the most innovative and disruptive startups in the food and agricultural industry.

DSM Research Reveals Untapped Market Opportunity for Maternal Nutrition Products

9 May 2017 - DSM Nutritional Products is unveiling the results of a new survey into maternal supplement usage behavior in pregnant women and new mothers with children of up to two years old at Vitafoods Europe 2017.

95% of Nutrition Companies Planning Product Launches – Vitafoods

28 April 2017 - The vast majority of nutrition and nutraceutical companies are planning to launch new products this year, research has shown.

Olam Opens Cocoa Innovation Centre in Illinois

27 April 2017 - Today, Olam Cocoa marks the opening of its latest Cocoa Innovation Centre (CIC) in Willowbrook, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. The new facility will provide important innovation capabilities to support Olam Cocoa's North American customers.

Nutrition Companies Embracing New Technology, Survey Shows

7 April 2017 - Almost two thirds of nutrition companies are implementing new forms of technology, with around half increasing their R&D spend this year, new research has shown.

Nestle Devises New Technology to Possibly Lower Sugar in Chocolate

1 December 2016 - Imagine if your favourite chocolate bar tasted just as good, but with much less sugar. This could soon be a reality, thanks to a major breakthrough by Nestlé scientists.

Personalized Nutrition, Next Big Growth Opportunity in Healthier Food & Beverage Industry

30 November 2016 - When a giant food company invests $32 million in a startup focusing on personalized nutrition – as Campbell's recently has – then you know that “personalization” has reached its tipping point.

Givaudan Expands Flavour Innovation Centre in Singapore

24 November 2016 - Givaudan has invested CHF 5 million in an expansion of its Flavour Innovation Centre (FIC) in Singapore.

ConAgra Foods Completes Spin-off of Lamb Weston Business

10 November 2016 - Conagra Brands, Inc., formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc., has completed the previously announced separation of its Lamb Weston business. The company's name change has also become effective.

PepsiCo Releases Organic Gatorade in US

01 September 2016- PepsiCo has released an organic version of their sports hydration drink Gatorade, which is being called G Organic. The product is currently on shelf in certain Kroger supermarkets, according to PepsiCo, and after its official launch this fall, the product will be available in select grocery, natural, and convenience stores, as well as on Amazon and gatorade.com

Raffinerie Tirlemontoise and BENEO Invest in Laboratories

5 July 2016 – Raffinerie Tirlemontoise and BENEO, in conjunction with parent company Südzucker, are pleased to announce the official opening of newly modernised laboratories in Tienen, Belgium. The laboratories are a centre of expertise for numerous global food innovations and trends and a 5 million Euro's investment in their modernisation, highlights the importance that the organisation places on R&D.

Nestle Research Centre Asia to Expand

1 April 2016 - Nestlé announced today that it will expand research and innovation activities in Asia with the establishment of Nestlé Research Centre (NRC) Asia in Biopolis, the biomedical research hub of Singapore. The expansion builds on Nestlé's strategic innovation partnership with Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and provides a new base for Nestlé Research Centre, with a focus on Healthy Ageing.

ADM Opens New Flavor Creation and Customer Innovation Facility

March 23, 2016—Archer Daniels Midland Company today celebrated the official grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art flavor creation, application and customer service facility in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Netherlands: Corbion Opens R&D Laboratory in Gorinchem

16 March 2016 - Corbion, a leading food ingredients and biobased chemicals company, today officially opens an advanced R&D and applications laboratory in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. The new facility will be pivotal to Corbion's continued delivery of world-class and ground-breaking food ingredient and biochemical products and services to customers across the globe.

FrieslandCampina: Research Project on Nutritional Value of Milk Powder Started

11 March 2016 - Van Hall Larenstein university and NIZO food research will start a large research project on the possibilities to increase the nutritional value of milk powder. On Wednesday 24 February the project kick-off was held in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands).

AdvancePierre Foods Opens Innovation & Research Center

15 December 2015 - With distinctive sales channels, thousands of customers and millions of consumers enjoying its products for every eating occasion, AdvancePierre Foods' business model is designed to make sure quality goals transcend quantity goals.

Israel: Lipogen Builds Phospholipids R&D Center

16 November 2015 - Lipogen Ltd. is expanding its production facilities and building a new phospholipids research and development center in response to rapid, 50% jump in sales of brain and stress health solutions in Q1-Q3 2015.

Novel Foods: Simpler Approval Rules to Boost Food Innovation in EU

28 October 2015 - Ever heard of chia seeds, flavonoids, glycyrrhiza glabra or rapeseed protein? They are all classified as novel foods. On Wednesday 28 October MEPs debate and vote on plans to make it easier to get them approved, without compromising food safety, public health or innovation. Check out our infographic for more information on glycyrrhiza and other novel foods.

Lipotype and Nestle Institute of Health Sciences Collaborate on Lipidomics Research

13 October 2015 - Lipotype GmbH, a Max-Planck spin-off company, and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) collaborate to employ the innovative Lipotype Shotgun Lipidomics Technology to analyse lipids in blood for nutritional re-search. Recently, Lipotype and NIHS jointly published results of the robust-ness of the Lipotype Technology.

Nestle Health Science to Invest USD 70 Mln in US Product Technology Centre

9 October 2015 - Nestlé Health Science is investing USD 70 million to create a Nestlé Product Technology Center (NPTC) at the New Jersey Center of Excellence in Bridgewater, New Jersey (USA). The Center will be dedicated to developing innovative nutritional solutions and will open in 2016.

DSM and Kemin Set Eyes on Expansion with New Forms of Lutein and Zeaxanthin

2 October 2015 - DSM and Kemin announce two new additions to their portfolio of eye health solutions including FloraGLO® Lutein and OPTISHARP® Zeaxanthin, which are being introduced as part of their longstanding partnership.

Ireland: Kerry Group Opens Global Technology & Innovation Centre

1 October 2015 - Kerry Group, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, today opened a new Global Technology & Innovation Centre to serve the Group's global and regional customers in the EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa] region.

BASF Collaborates to Improve Nanoparticle Bioavailability

Sept. 14, 2015 - In collaboration with researchers from the renowned universities Harvard, EPFL (Switzerland), and Yale, BASF scientists developed a new process that makes amorphous nanoparticles with increased solubility.

Sumitomo Chemical to Establish R&D Base in Brazil

1 September 2015 - Sumitomo Chemical has decided to establish its “Latin America Research Center” in Brazil that will conduct efficacy trials, research and development, and analyses of crop protection products and other related products.

PepsiCo Launches Aspartame-Free Diet Cola

Aug. 10, 2015 - As heat indexes spike across the country, Pepsi unveils a new refreshing option for cola fans to enjoy during the hot summer months – aspartame-free Diet Pepsi.

Suntory Sending Whiskey to Intnl Space Station for Experimentation in 0 Gravity

31 July 2015-Suntory Global Innovation Center is about to embark upon space experiments on the “development of mellowness in alcoholic beverage through the use of a microgravity environment.” This research will be conducted in the International Space Station's Japanese Experiment Module (nicknamed “Kibo”), with the cooperation of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

USA: Gamay Foods Opens Innovation Center in Wisconsin

24 July 2015 - Gamay Foods, a leading supplier of dairy flavor systems, custom seasonings and sauces, has opened a new, best-in-class Innovation Center in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

SunOpta Opens New Innovation Center

24 June 2015 - SunOpta Inc., a leading global company focused on organic, non-genetically modified and healthy foods, announced today that is has enhanced its research and development platform with the opening of its new SunOpta Innovation Center at the company's offices in Edina, Minn.

Chr. Hansen Develops Fermentation Process For Carmine

18 June 2015 - In collaboration with University of Copenhagen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (KU) and Technical University of Denmark, Department of Systems Biology (DTU), researchers from Chr. Hansen have succeeded in producing carmine by a modern fermentation process.

DuPont Nutrition & Health Signs Agreement with Eurofins Microbiology

29 April 2015 – DuPont Nutrition & Health has signed an agreement with Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories, Inc. to provide analytical testing services as part of the DuPont Detect + Protect full service offering to the food industry.

USDA Awards $3.8 Million in Grants for Nanotechnology Research

28 April 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food security, nutrition, food safety, and environmental protection.

Robot Chef Serves up Future of Home Cooking

Apr. 15 - A robotic chef that can whip up professional quality meals in a matter of minutes has been developed by engineers in the UK, who call it the world's first Automated Kitchen.

The Role of Research in Global Food and Nutrition Security

13 April 2015 - Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life is the theme of the 99th World Expo in Milan in 2015.

Wageningen Uni. Scientists Find New Defence Front Against the Potato Blight

In this week 'Nature Plants', scientists from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK, report the identification of a resistance gene that enhances resistance against potato late blight from a South American wild relative of cultivated potatoes. The gene targets elicitin, a conserved protein with an important biological function, making it less likely that the pathogen will evolve to evade resistance.

Probi AB and Wageningen University Enter Research Collaboration

24 March 2015 - Probi AB today announces a four-year collaborative research agreement with Professor Michiel Kleerebezem at the Host Microbe Interactomics Group at Wageningen University.

FEATURE: MyNewGut Advancing Understanding of Gut Microbiome Relationship to Food

23 March 2015- The scientific community and the public at large have increasingly come to recognize the importance of the human gut microbiome in keeping us healthy. Indeed, the trillions of bacteria that live in the intestines of every single human being play a role in both diet-related disorders such as obesity and brain-related disorders such as bingeing behavior, in ways we are only beginning to understand.

DuPont Opens New Innovation Center in India

18 March 2015 – New Center Will Support Growth of More Nutritious, Convenient and Affordable Food for Region.

Fuji Oil Opens Food R&D Center in Singapore

9 March 2015 - Fuji Oil Co., Ltd. today officially opened Asia R&D Center in the Galen at Singapore Science Park II. As the first R&D facility set up by Fuji Oil outside of Japan, the center is dedicated to the creation of safe, tasty and healthy food products for the Asian markets.

IFF Expands Flavors Facility in South Africa

27 February 2015 – International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today announced the expansion of its flavors facility in Isando, South Africa.

Nestle Research Finds Food Benefits in High-Altitude Cooking

9 February 2015 - Nestlé scientists have discovered that cooking food at high altitude, where pressure is lower, can make it more intense in flavour, colour and aroma, as well as potentially improve the nutrient quality of food.

IBM and Mars Establish Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain

30 January 2015 - Scientists from IBM Research and Mars, Incorporated today established the “Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain,” a collaborative food safety platform that will leverage advances in genomics to further our understanding of what makes food safe.

NZ: Riddet Institute Collaborates with Danone Nutricia

27 January 2015 - Fundamental research on food structures will be carried out as a result of a collaboration between Danone, through its New Zealand subsidiary Nutricia NZ Ltd, and the Riddet Institute, one of New Zealand's government-funded Centres of Research Excellence.

Chocolate 3D Printer Unveiled

Jan. 6, 2015 - 3D Systems (DDD) announced today that it will preview the CocoJetTM, a chocolate 3D printer developed in collaboration with The Hershey Company, at the 2015 International CES, at Sands Expo, booth 72225.

PepsiCo: The Science of Ingredient Innovation

6 January 2015 – Industry leader rooted in smart new innovations.

Nestle Boosts Research in Maternal Nutrition and Epigenetics

29 December 2014 – Nestlé is to intensify its research in the field of epigenetics, the science of how eating behaviours and other environmental factors can affect your genes, health and that of your offspring, for future generations to come.

Bifodan Creates JV on Probiotic Microencapsulation

22 December 2014 – Bifodan A/S is proud to announce initiation of a potentially groundbreaking scientific joint venture to develop a new technology for microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria.

Personalised Food Gifts for ‘Millennials’

Dec 11 - Looking for a unique Christmas gift to wow friends or family? Try some specially tailored perfume, chocolates stamped with a personal message or sneakers embossed with a selfie.

Scientists Create ‘Feel Fuller’ Food Ingredient

11 December 2014 – British scientists have developed an ingredient that makes foods more filling, and say initial tests in overweight people showed that it helped prevent them gaining more weight.

Eurofins Expands Microbiology Division in California

9 December 2014 - Eurofins Scientific announces the opening of a microbiology laboratory in Garden Grove, CA. This site will be co-located with CAL Science, an environmental laboratory acquired by the Eurofins Group earlier this year. The new laboratory will be open for business in early 2015.

Royal Cosun to Build R&D Centre

8 December 2014 - Agreement was reached at the end of November 2014 on the construction of a new research and development centre for Cosun.

Azelis Opens Laboratory Suite in the UK

10 November 2014 - Azelis has made a significant investment in laboratory facilities at its UK site in Hertford as part of a strategic review across its businesses;designed to drive sustainable, profitable growth and extend value-added services for principals and customers.

Balchem Announces Investment in Agglomeration Technology

26 November 2014

AkzoNobel and Partners Looking to Turn Sugar Beet into Raw Materials

25 November 2014 - AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock.

Unlocking the Metabolic ‘Master Switch’ to Echo Exercise Effect

19 November 2014 - Research by Nestlé scientists suggests that future food and nutritional products could emulate the effects of exercise on the body's metabolism.

Europe: What is Driving Innovation and Opportunities for Functional Ingredients?

17 November 2014 - More natural, more protein and more nutritional content in general; this is where the European health and wellness market seems to be heading in the immediate future. In this article, we look at those health and wellness prime positioning platforms that are predicted to achieve the highest growth performance in Eastern and Western Europe over the 2014-2019 forecast period.

Brain Health with Psychoactive Drinks

7 November 2014 - According to Karin Nielsen, Director of the Ingredients Division at Canadean, the psychoactive drinks market for adults is exploding, as naturally derived ingredients from fruit, plants and roots prove to have an impact on cognitive health.

Ohly Opens Applications Centre in Hamburg

4 November 2014 - Ohly are pleased to announce the opening of a new Applications Centre in Hamburg, Germany which provides a wider range of state of the art facilities. The application centre will offer support in Food application work and to our sales organisation in both Europe and Asia whilst working in close collaboration with customers.

Nestlé to Use Humanoid Robot to Sell Nescafé in Japan

29 October 2014 - Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as part of its ongoing effort to enhance brand engagement with consumers in Nescafé's biggest market.

Taco Bell, Fast-Food Rivals Push Toward Mobile Ordering

28 October 2014 - Taco Bell on Tuesday debuted its mobile app that allows customers to place an order, customize their food, access special offers and pay from their phones.

Puratos Opens Inspirience Center in Groot-Bijgaarden

16 October 2014 - With the opening of its new 6000m2 Inspirience Center in Groot-Bijgaarden, Puratos marks another milestone. As consumer needs and expectations evolve, customer needs change too. Puratos is dedicated to anticipating and responding to these changes worldwide through constant innovation.

Tetra Pak Launches Industry’s First Plant Based Package

16 October 2014 - Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, today announces the launch of the industry's first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials. The new Tetra Rex® carton will be the first in the market to have bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps, both derived from sugar cane, in addition to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC (TM)) certified paperboard.

FEATURE: Meeting the Challenges of China’s Growing Starch Industry

09 October 2014 – As the world's fastest growing economy, China's food and starch industries are currently booming. But as demand for high quality food and starch grows, so does the need to improve existing technology, while cutting production costs and optimizing efficiency.

14 Key Trends That Make Dairy a Driving Force

6 October 2014 - “Dairy, more than any other category, is perfectly positioned to profit from the most important consumer trends shaping the food industry,” says Julian Mellentin, director of New Nutrition Business, whose new report Key Trends in the Business of Dairy Nutrition outlines the 14 trends driving the category.

Food at Your Fingertips… from a Taxi Company?

6 October 2014 - Today's consumer is furiously blending the lines between technology, the internet, and foodservice. This in turn, has been changing the way people order food. People are growing accustomed to paying for a meal at a kiosk, or ordering delivery via tablet or phone. While in-person counter ordering and wait staff won't totally disappear anytime soon, consumers now expect continued innovation in service options.

Brenntag Opens Food Application Centre in Poland

26 September 2014 - Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has opened a new Food Application centre in Zgierz, Poland.

Deinove and Sofiproteol May Develop Human Food Applications

22 September 2014 - DEINOVE and SOFIPROTÉOL report signing a three-year collaboration agreement to develop a production process for natural feed additives.

Agrana Opens R&D Centre in Tulln

11 September 2014 - The grand opening of the new AGRANA Research & Innovation Center (ARIC) in Tulln today signals the beginning of a new chapter for AGRANA research.

Cargill Expands Food Innovation Center in Minnesota

20 August 2014 - Faced with tight margins and tough competition, many food and beverage manufacturers and food service companies have very limited R&D resources to come up with the products consumers want. Cargill's newly expanded Food Innovation Center in Plymouth, Minn., promises to be a unique environment where the company's own researchers work side-by-side with customers' staff to gain an edge.

Marijuana Pizza? Colorado Restaurant Chain Considering Developing New Line

Aug. 12 - Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation today announced it will explore the possibility of developing a signature Unique Pizza that has cannabis infused into it.

TreeHouse Foods Reaffirms Confidence in Single-Serve Coffee Segment

8 August 2014 – TreeHouse Foods recently announced the successful development of single-serve cups for the Keurig 2.0 machine, allaying concerns around the sustainability of its growth in this burgeoning segment.

Novel Ingredients in Brain Health Targeting Dementia

8 August 2014 - Brain health and memory continues to be a hot topic in nutraceuticals. With investment in research and novel ingredients, such as rice bran extract, now being seen, brain heath and memory has the potential to gain a more important positioning within nutraceuticals overall.

FEATURE: Green Mountain Has High Hopes for Keurig 2.0

7 August 2014 - Keurig Green Mountain is slated to release the next generation of its brewing technology this fall: the Keurig 2.0.

Trident Brands Announces Product Development Support from DSM

1 August 2014 - Trident Brands, Inc., an emerging growth company focused on identifying and buildinggrowth brands in dynamic consumer segments, today announcedthat it is working with DSM for product design andsupply of its line of Everlastnutrition supplements, targeted towards health conscious women and men aspiring to reach their fitness and health goals.

Grolsch’s Beer in a Jar: A New Experience for Lager Drinkers

9 July 2014 - Grolsch is launching a new way of drinking lager in Romania – 'The Jar'. The novel and creative packaging will attract experience-seeking consumers and build on the popularity of mason jars on-trade, Canadean predicts.

DSM Launches Rapidase Enzyme

8 July 2014 - DSM today launches Rapidase® Pro Color for colored berry juice alongside a report demonstrating the contributions enzymes make to a greener and healthier planet.

Nestle to Adopt Modular Factories

4 July 2014 - Nestlé has created a blueprint for a new type of factory that can be built in half the time of a more traditional one for about 50%-60% of the cost.

Brain Health is New Frontier for Functional Food and Drink

2 July 2014 - Within less than 40 years, the number of people globally who are affected by dementia will triple. Dementia is currently not wholly preventable. However, a growing body of evidence suggests risk can be greatly reduced. In a new report, Canadean looks at how cognitive health will become a key area for functional food and drinks to target.

Confectionery Trends and Innovations at Toronto Show

30 June 2014 - One of the most attended industry trade shows for convenience store and forecourt retailer operators in Canada, the Convenience U CARWACS Show concluded on 19 March 2014 in Toronto after a busy couple of days.

Food Scientists Working to Diminish, Mask Bitter Tastes in Foods

25 June 2014 - Food scientists are working to block, mask and/or distract from bitter tastes in foods to make them more palatable to consumers, many of whom are genetically sensitive to bitter tastes, according to a new presentation at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans.

Algae Offers Excellent Opportunities for Bread Manufacturers

23 June 2014 - Seaweed is an important food source, especially in Asia. However, its use in baked goods is unheard of. With the recent discovery of brown algae as a replacement for salt, this situation could change.

Cargill Launches New Omega-3 Oil Blend

17 June 2014 - IngreVita, a new oil blend from Cargill, is a low-cost, easy-to-use ingredient that can help food manufacturers boost the nutritional benefits of their products. IngreVita, a blend of high oleic canola oil, fish oil and proprietary antioxidants, delivers long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA), essential nutrients that play an important role in heart health and brain development.

Nestlé Opens Third R&D Centre in China

17 June 2014 - Nestlé has officially opened its latest Chinese research and development centre in Dongguan, in Guangdong province.

Greek Yogurt Process Promises End to 1 Mln Tons of Acid Whey

16 June 2014 - Greek yogurt manufacturers in the US could cut their acid whey output by a collective 1 million tons a year simply by converting it into value-added dairy products, according to Arla Foods Ingredients (Basking Ridge, NJ).

PepsiCo Inaugurates Baking Category Innovation Center

13 June 2014 - The center supports PepsiCo Mexico and PepsiCo's strategy to drive growth through R&D across the company's portfolio.

Time is Right for Protein Innovation

11 June 2014 - High interest in protein content and high-protein lines across the food and drinks market is continuing to develop, despite the fact that most European and North American consumers already get enough protein in their diets.

Study Could Smooth Lumps From Powdered Drinks

5 June 2014 - Nestlé scientists are the first to develop a theory that predicts with greater accuracy the way in which certain soluble substances will dissolve in water.

Stepan Lipid Nutrition Introduces Omega-3 into US

May 21, 2014 – For more than a decade, Marinol® Omega-3 Triglycerides has been an ingredient of choice for food developers in the European infant nutrition, food and dietary supplement industries. Following on that success, Stepan Lipid Nutrition, a manufacturer of specialty lipids for food, nutrition and pharmaceutical products, will be making its U.S. debut in New York on June 2-3 at Ingredient Marketplace Booth 935.

PepsiCo Launches Spire Drink Dispenser

20 May 2014 - PepsiCo is unveiling a range of new self-serve equipment for dispensing drinks in restaurants, movie theaters and college dining halls.

Frutarom Savory Opens New Laboratory Complex

19 May 2014 - Major investment in new laboratories enables more efficient development processes, portfolio extensions and even better customer focus

Kerry Opens New Regional R&D Centre in South Africa

15 May 2014 - Kerry, the global ingredients & flavours and consumer foods group, today opened a new Kerry Regional Development & Application Centre in Durban, South Africa.

Arla Opens New Innovation Lab in Beijing

25 April 2014 - Chinese taste preferences and food habits are different to those of most Arla consumers in Europe and the rest of the world.

Corbion Expands Research Capabilities with New Kansas Facility

22 April 2014 - Corbion Purac, the global market leader in biobased meat and food ingredients, has announced the completion of its newly expanded research facility in Lenexa, Kansas.

DSM Hosts Leading Scientific Experts at Vitamin E Workshop

Apr. 10 - DSM is partnering with world-renowned experts in the field of vitamin E research to advance knowledge of its essential role in supporting human health.

Senomyx, PepsiCo to Identify New Salt Flavor Modifiers

9 April 2014 - Senomyx, Inc. a leading company in using proprietary taste science technologies to discover, develop and commercialize novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage and flavor industries, announced today that it has entered into a new collaborative agreement with PepsiCo, Inc. related to Senomyx's Salt Taste Program.

Scientists Develop New Way to Make Food Ingredient from Rice Bran Oil

Apr. 3 - Some of today's popular baked goods might tomorrow contain a butter-like extract, derived from rice bran oil, as a partial replacement for margarine, butter or shortening.

Natural Products Expo West 2014: Key Trends

Apr. 2 - Retail sales of food and beverages positioned in the health and wellness segment were worth US$750 billion globally in 2013, with further projected growth of a 4% constant value CAGR over 2013-2018. Innovation remains one of the key forces driving growth as consumers look for nutritionally healthier products.

Innovations in Coffee Pod Technology: Necessary or Superfluous?

Mar. 25 - At the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show that took place on March 15-18th in Chicago, three new coffee pod machines stood out from the crowd: the VertuoLine, by Nespresso, the Keurig 2.0 by Keurig Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and the iCup by Remington.

Language is Key in Communicating Benefits of Marine-Derived Functional Foods

25 March 2014 - Functional food incorporates science into everyday eating with the suggestion of many health benefits for the consumer, making it the fastest growing segment in the food market.

L-Tyrosine: Ajinomoto First to Produce by Fermentation Process

24 March 2014 - Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Ajinomoto Co.) has established an industrial manufacturing process for L-Tyrosine using a fermentation method with plants as the raw material.

China’s Yili Group Inaugurates New Dutch R&D Centre

Feb. 27, 2014 - The Chinese dairy industry has been facing a good beginning in the first month of the lunar year of the horse. On February 25 in the Netherlands, the highest standard overseas R&D Center of the Chinese dairy industry has been formally set up.

IFF and Amyris Announce Completion of First Collaboration Phase

25 February 2014 - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, and Amyris, a leading renewable products company, today announced completion of the first phase of their collaboration to develop a specific set of renewable fragrance ingredients and agreement to move forward with the second phase of development.

Nespresso Launches New Large-Cup Coffee System in North America

19 February 2014 - Nespresso is launching a new large-cup coffee system in the US and Canada, aiming to secure a major segment of a market worth some $5bn each year in the US alone.

Chr. Hansen Upgrades Center For Coloring Foodstuffs In Italy

14 February 2014 - Due to the pervasive health and naturalness trend, consumers across the globe are requesting foods with fewer and simpler ingredients. As a result the food and beverage industry's demand for coloring foodstuffs is increasing.

Evonik Opens New Facility For Health Care Business In Darmstadt

30 January 2014 - At the beginning of 2014 Evonik will open a new facility in Darmstadt to host the manufacturing and development of RESOMER® products as well as some formulation development activities for customers' drug products.

Nestle Signs Research Agreement with Singapore

22 January 2014 - Nestlé has entered into a strategic partnership with the Singapore government's Agency for Science, Technology and Research, A*STAR, with the goal of setting up global research programmes in food science and technology.

3D Systems and Hershey Team Up To Deliver 3D Printed Edibles

January 16, 2014 – 3D Systems today announced that it entered into a multi-year joint development agreement with The Hershey Company, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate, sweets and refreshment, to explore and develop innovative opportunities for using 3D printing technology in creating edible foods, including confectionery treats.

Norway: Borregaard Receives Support for Innovation Projects

15 January 2014 - Borregaard has received a pledge for a NOK 12.4 million grant from Innovation Norway. The funds will be used over three years in the field of innovation projects based on products from biomass.

Frutarom Intends to Launch 5 to 7 Natural Ingredients in 2014

14 January 2014 - Frutarom Switzerland Ltd., Health BU Switzerland, is making a strategic move in the global nutraceutical and functional food market to better address customers' needs. The strategy is based on four critical foundations: innovation, natural ingredients, research and responsible sustainability.

Nestle to Test Foods on Human Cells

8 January 2014 – Nestle SA is set to enter a biotechnology partnership with Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) to study the relation between diet and disease, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Vitamin E Might Help Slow Alzheimer’s Early On

Jan. 2 - Alzheimer's is a disease without a cure, and the available treatments only slow its progression for a bit. Now there's evidence vitamin E may help hold it at bay, at least for people in the early stages of the disease.

Chr Hansen Sees Interest in Bacteria to Reduce Infant Mortality

Dec 17 - Danish food ingredients maker Chr. Hansen is in discussions with companies over using probiotic bacteria to reduce the risk of a deadly stomach disease among premature babies.

DSM Launches Fortitech Premixes

17 December 2013 - DSM has launched Fortitech® Premixes, the company's Human Nutrition and Health (HNH) custom nutrient premix service.

Kellogg Debuts Range of Products Building on Latest Food Trends

16 December 2013 - Kellogg Company is debuting a wide range of products from some of its most popular brands, building on the latest food trends and meeting the needs of today's consumers.

EU Court Annuls Approval of BASF’s Amflora GMO Potato

Dec 13 - Europe's second-highest court on Friday overturned a decision by the European Commission to allow the cultivation and sale of a genetically modified potato developed by German chemicals group BASF.

TNO and Foodpolis to Collaborate in Food Research

3 December 2013

Brenntag Opens New Laboratory in Australia

Nov. 28 - Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has opened a new Food & Beverage application laboratory at the Australian head office in Melbourne.

New Sino-Dutch Research And Development Centre To Improve Chinese Dairy

China Agricultural University (CAU), Wageningen UR (University and Research Centre) and Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, today signed an agreement to establish a China-based Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre (SDDDC).

Symrise Opens Green Chemistry Laboratory

31 October 2013 - Symrise is opening a catalysis laboratory to advance its strategic research focus in green chemistry:

Kerry Opens New Development & Application Centre in Dubai

29 October 2013 - Kerry Group, the global ingredients & flavours and consumer foods group, today formally opened a new Kerry Regional Development & Application Centre in Dubai, UAE, to serve Kerry's global and regional customer base in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

‘Vegan Burrito’ Gaining in Popularity

18 October 2013 - Chipotle Mexican Grill is rolling out its "Sofritas" shredded tofu option in major U.S. cities.

BASF Opens Plant Biotechnology Research Facility In Belgium

17 October 2013 - Today, BASF has opened a new facility in the Ghent region, one of the leading centers for European plant biotechnology research.

Oreos are Just as Addictive as Drugs in Lab Rats – Study

Oct. 17 - Connecticut College students and a professor of psychology have found “America's favorite cookie” is just as addictive as cocaine – at least for lab rats. And just like most humans, rats go for the middle first.

Chobani, Cornell University Join Forces

11 October 2013 - Chobani, Inc., maker of America's No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand, and Cornell University today announced a partnership to promote innovation in dairy and food science.

Symrise and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Partner on New Flavor Ingredient

8 October 2013 – DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC is excited to announce that it has partnered with Symrise for the use of Zemea® USP propanediol as a carrier for compounded flavors.

AAK Opens Innovation Center in Shanghai

8 October 2013 – AAK opens today a state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Shanghai.

IMCD Group Opens its First Pharmaceutical Laboratory

3 October 2013 - IMCD Group, a leading speciality chemicals distributor, has significantly expanded its laboratory capability with the addition of a new pharmaceutical laboratory in Huerth (near Cologne), Germany.

Netherlands: Danone Opens ‘Nutricia Research’ R&D Centre

1 October 2013 - Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp has stated that the government's lobbying efforts have created Euro 827 million Euros in investments for the Dutch economy in the first half of 2013, generating 4,332 additional jobs. Minister Kamp made the announcement in Utrecht on 30 September at the opening of the new global research centre 'Nutricia Research', part of the French organisation Danone.

Leatherhead Opens New Research Laboratory

25 September 2013 - Leatherhead's Food Innovation Day, held on 19 September 2013, saw the official opening of its new Chemistry Research Laboratory.

Biocatalysts Builds Innovative Intracellular Enzyme Production Plant

17 September 2013 - Speciality enzyme manufacturer, Biocatalysts Ltd, have introduced a new innovative production method to maximise the efficiency of intracellular enzyme manufacturing.

Döhler Establishes Venture Capital Fund Döhler Equity

16 September 2013 - As one of the world's leading manufacturers, marketers and providers of technology-based natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions, Döhler is an important driver of innovation in the food and beverage industry.

Cargill’s $15 Mln Investment Drives Alginate Business Expansion in France

11 September 2013 - Cargill is making a US$15 million investment to upgrade and expand its French alginates production plant – a key part of its strategy to provide a sustainable supply of high quality, competitive alginates for the food and pharmaceutical markets.

Royal FrieslandCampina Opens Development Centre in Singapore

10 September 2013 - The FrieslandCampina Development Centre in Singapore will focus on the development of dairy-based beverages and infant and toddler nutrition, tailored specifically for Asian consumers. The centre underscores the company's commitment to Asian consumers. It is FrieslandCampina's ambition to offer people essential nutrients with natural dairy products.

New Study Informs Blueberry Flavor Selection

4 September 2013 - The University of Florida's (UF) Blueberry Breeding Program has been developing successful blueberry cultivars for more than 60 years.

EC Approves Barry Callebaut Health Claim

September 4, 2013 - Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, today announced that the EU Commission approved its health claim submission on cocoa flavanols (Regulation No 851/2013), following the positive Scientific Opinion issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in July 2012.

Mérieux NutriSciences Invests in Chemistry Lab in South Africa

August 28, 2013 - In response to increasing client requirements, Mérieux NutriSciences through its Swift Silliker subsidiary, announced the launch of a new chemistry laboratory in Midrand, Johannesburg today.

Olam SVI Unveils Innovation and Quality Centre in California

August 27, 2013 – Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients launches its Innovation and Quality (IQ) centre at Company headquarters in Fresno, Calif., consolidating its research and development teams for dehydrated vegetables, frozen vegetables, tomato products and spices to one central location.

Unilever to Develop Renewable Chemicals For Products Of The Future

22 August 2013 - Unilever has announced the launch of a research project with the University of Liverpool to develop the next generation of renewable chemicals from biomass to use in the manufacture of its home and personal care ranges.

DuPont Opens Application Development Center in India

21 August 2013 - Expanding its integrated science capabilities at the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India, DuPont today opened an Application Development Center focused on integrating advanced material science with other scientific disciplines for the automotive industry, enabling solutions for light-weighting, engine performance, comfort and safety.

FEATURE: Senomyx’s Commercial Sales of Sucrose Modifier Expected Soon

2 August 2013 - Earlier this year Senomyx established a manufacturing agreement with Firmenich. Firmenich will manufacture Senomyx's first product that it will be selling directly (a S9632 sucrose modifier) under its new direct sales strategy.

Nestle Opens Philippines Coffee Centre of Excellence

29 July 2013 - Nescafé has inaugurated a new coffee centre of excellence in the Philippines to improve the quality and quantity of the coffee crop in a country where demand for beans far outstrips supply.

French Fries’ Oil Content Lower with Infrared Heat

July 26 - French fries typically soak up a lot of oil while they're in the deep-fat fryer. But U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist Zhongli Pan and his colleagues have shown that prepping the raw fries for three minutes with infrared (IR) heat, before the fries are dunked in the fryer, can reduce oil uptake by about one-third, as compared to raw fries not treated with IR.

Scientists Put Citrus in ‘Deep Freeze’ to Preserve It

19 July 2013 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are creating a backup storage site or "genebank" for citrus germplasm in the form of small buds, called shoot tips, which have been cryopreserved—that is, plunged into liquid nitrogen for long-term cold storage.

Penford Food Ingredients Introduces PenNovo 03 and PenNovo MD

15 July 2013 - Penford Food Ingredients, a leader in innovative carbohydrate systems and technologies, today announced the introduction of PenNovo 03 and PenNovo MD, new product lines resulting from the company's breakthrough PenNovo technology. The announcement was made at IFT13 in Chicago.

Naturex Energy Chews Tap into Demand for Natural Energy Boost

15 July 2013 - Naturex is to launch a new Energy Chew concept, developed specially for the IFT Food Expo. The chews have been created to show confectionery manufacturers the potential for creating functional candy concepts with great taste and wide appeal among consumers, especially the growing numbers who are looking for a natural pick-me-up.

Nestle Announces New Product Technology Center in Ohio

27 June 2013 - Nestle S.A. will invest $53 million to establish a new building that will expand the existing R&D facility in Solon, Ohio. The new center will be designated as a global Product Technology Center (PTC), dedicated to frozen and chilled foods research, and will serve Nestle's businesses worldwide.

Coca-Cola with Stevia and Sugar to Launch in Argentina

June 26 - Coca-Cola Co plans to launch a new mid-calorie cola in Argentina called "Coca-Cola Life," sweetened with sugar and the naturally occuring no-calorie sweetner stevia, a beverage industry newsletter reported on Wednesday.

BRF Unveils Research Center In Sao Paulo

20 June 2013 - BRF today unveiled the BRF Innovation Center in Jundiai (SP), a research center equipped with modern laboratories, experimental kitchens and mini-plants for pilot production runs.

Ecolab Expands Research Center in Brazil

12 June 2013 - Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has expanded its Research, Development & Engineering (RD&E) Center in Campinas, São Paulo. The expansion doubles the size of the RD&E facility to 1,300 square meters.

Symrise Begins Operations at New Powder Mixing Plant

11 June 2013 - Symrise begins operations at its new powder mixing plant, today.

Kellogg Launches Hot Cereal, Bars and Shakes

June 6, 2013 - Kellogg Company is introducing several new breakfast products to meet the changing needs and preferences of many of its consumers, including Special K(R) Nourish hot cereal and bars, and Kellogg's(R) To Go breakfast shakes.

Nestlé Opens Lab to Study Harmful Pathogens In Food

30 May 2013 - Nestlé has opened the most advanced laboratories of their kind in the industry to study food-borne pathogens that are harmful to human health.

FEATURE: Natural Sweeteners Could Bring Back Lapsed Soda Drinkers – PepsiCo

30 May 2013 - PepsiCo believes that, by addressing issues such as consumer dislike for artificial sweeteners and high sugar levels in drinks, lapsed consumers should be brought back to carbonated soft drinks.

Tate & Lyle Partners With Eminate On Sodium Reduction Technology

29 May 2013 - Tate & Lyle, a global provider of food ingredients and solutions, announces the signing of a second exclusive, worldwide licence agreement with Eminate Limited, a subsidiary of the University of Nottingham, for a hollow microsphere technology designed to reduce sodium bicarbonate in baked goods.

Project Aims to Biofortify Rice for Improved Nutritional Value

28 May 2013 - A team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and collaborating scientists is closing in on genes in rice that regulate the uptake and storage of important minerals, a pursuit that could bolster the nutritional value of this cereal grain crop as a staple food of roughly half the world's population.

Tate & Lyle Opens New Technical Service Facility in Mexico

24 May 2013 - Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of ingredients and solutions for the food, beverage and other industries, today announces the opening of its Technical Service Centre in Mexico City.

Lantmännen Unibake Initiates Research on Frozen Viennoiserie

22 May 2013 - Lantmännen Unibake and Lantmännen R&D join forces with research institutes to better understand the role of ice crystals in frozen viennoiserie products.

Nestle Opens Extension to Singapore R&D Centre

22 May 2013 - Nestle has opened a new CHF 4 million extension to its R&D centre in Singapore.

BASF Introduces Newtrition for Human Nutrition Market

Ludwigshafen – May 14, 2013 – On the occasion of the trade shows Vitafoods Europe 2013 in Geneva and IFIA Japan 2013 in Tokyo, BASF will officially launch its global brand Newtrition(TM), which is dedicated to the human nutrition market, as well as its new global market initiative Live Newtrition(TM).

Eating Insects Could Help Fight Obesity, U.N. Says

May 14 - The thought of eating beetles, caterpillars and ants may give you the creeps, but the authors of a U.N. report published on Monday said the health benefits of consuming nutritious insects could help fight obesity.

Study Links Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 Supplementation with Eye Health Benefits

3 May 2013 - DSM and Kemin welcome the results of the latest trial to indicate that the nutritional intake of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) may be beneficial for patients affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

IFF, Amyris to Commercialize Sustainable Ingredients for Flavors Market

30 April 2013 – International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, and Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS), a leading renewable products company, today announced a collaboration to develop and commercialize a specific set of renewable fragrance ingredients.

Symrise Opens New Research Center in Holzminden

26 April 2013 – On April 25, 2013, Symrise moves into its new research center at its headquarters in Holzminden.

BASF to Build Integrated Aroma Ingredients Complex In Malaysia

25 April 2013 – BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) intend to invest USD 500 million (MYR 1.5 billion) in an integrated aroma ingredients project at their existing joint venture site BASF PETRONAS Chemicals in Gebeng, Kuantan.

Puratos Gets EUR 45 Mln Financing for Health and Nutrition R-D-I Program

23 April 2013 - EIB financing Puratos R-D-I programme aiming at healthier and more nutritious components in the food industry

Agria Establishes R&D Facility in China

22 April 2013 - Agria Corporation today announced that it recently established a new research and development center in Shenzhen, China to support the Company's growing operations in China and in other growth markets.

Bakkavor Opens Food Factory And Farm In China

19 April 2013 – Bakkavor, leading international producer of fresh prepared foods, is delighted to announce the official opening of its new Creative Food factory and farm in the Fujian and Jiangsu provinces of China.

Weak Link Between Food Addiction And Obesity In Humans

17 April 2013 - Addiction to food cannot explain the current global obesity epidemic. In a recent review, researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK, closely examined the widely claimed link between obesity and addiction.

DuPont Expands Supply of Microcrystalline Cellulose

16 April 2013 – Agreement with Mingtai will Facilitate Increased Product Availability to Meet Market Needs and Growing Consumer Demand

Senomyx And Firmenich Amend Sweet Taste Program Agreement

11 April 2013 – Senomyx, Inc. a company using proprietary taste science technologies to discover, develop, and commercialize novel flavor ingredients, and Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned fragrance and flavor company, announced today that the companies have amended and restated their Sweet Taste Program collaboration agreement.

Arcadia, Dupont To Develop Specialty Nutritional Oil

11 April 2013 – Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and DuPont Pioneer today announced a formal collaboration to develop a high-value, specialty nutritional oil for global consumer markets.

Givaudan Lays The Foundation For New Savoury Facility In China

11 April 2013 - Givaudan, the world's leading fragrance and flavour company, today laid the foundation for its new world-class, manufacturing facility dedicated to savoury flavours, in Nantong, China.

SkyPeople Fruit Juice Plans Kiwi Fruit Facility in China

10 April 2013 - SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, announced today that SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd., a company organized under the laws of the People's Republic of China and a 99.78%-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into an Investment Agreement with the Managing Committee of Mei County National Kiwi Fruit Wholesale Trading Center.

DSM and Republic of Tatarstan Sign MOU For Fortified Nutrition

9 April 2013 – Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announces today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Health Care of the Republic of Tatarstan with the aim of modernizing the Republic's public health sector through fortified nutrition.

DSM And Monsanto To Deliver SDA Omega-3 Soybean Oil In North America

8 April 2013 - DSM Nutritional Products and Monsanto Company announced today a strategic partnership to deliver the first SDA (stearidonate soybean oil) omega-3 soybean oil for use in foods in North America.

FEATURE: Reed’s Wants to Be Number One in Kombucha

28 March 2013 - US natural soda maker Reed's Inc. has seen its Culture Club Kombucha products drive a lot of growth.

Nestle Opens System Technology Centre in Switzerland

25 March 2013 - Nestlé has marked the official opening of a new System Technology Centre (STC) in Switzerland that brings together on one site the expertise used to combine products, capsules and machines such as those used in its Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto beverage systems.

RiceBran, DSM Complete Rice Bran Protein Joint Research Program

22 March 2013 – RiceBran Technologies a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, and Royal DSM announced today that the companies completed the Joint Research and Development Agreement ("JRDA") initiated in November 2011.

Eurofins Contributes to European Commission Project on Allergy Detection

22 March 2013 – Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), the global leader in food and feed testing, has been selected as the main industry laboratory participant in a four-year European Commission-sponsored research project to formulate a standardised protocol for allergy risk management in food manufacturing.

Purac and Perstorp to Develop Caprolactone Lactide Co-Product

Gorinchem, 14 March 2013 - Purac, a leading player in natural food preservation and biobased building blocks & chemicals, and Perstorp, a leading specialty chemicals company today announced a research and business development partnership for caprolactone lactide co-product, for amongst others coatings and adhesive markets.