Manna Tree Invests in Plant-Based Ingredient Maker Nutriati as Meat Substitutes Sizzle

Manna Tree Partners, the investment firm co-founded and led by Gabrielle Rubenstein, the daughter of billionaire private equity magnate David Rubenstein, said on Wednesday...

France: Jungbunzlauer Increases Production Capacity of ERYLITE Erythritol

Swiss ingredients company Jungbunzlauer is significantly increasing its production capacity of ERYLITE®Erythritol at its French production plant Marckolsheim. Citing growing demand for erythritol the company...

Roquette Expands Range of Plant-Based Proteins

Roquette is expanding its offering of plant-based textured proteins for the meat alternatives sector. The new ingredients from peas and fava beans, the company...

Takasago Opens Indonesian Flavours and Fragrance Facility

Japanese flavours and fragrances producer Takasago has opened a new factory in Indonesia. The 15,828 sq metre site located in Indonesia’s West Java Province...

Solvay Doubles Natural CW Vanillin Production Capacity

Solvay is spearheading the switch to natural vanillin alternatives to satisfy the growing demand for true-to-nature products. To achieve this, Solvay has doubled its...

Solvay and Anthea Establish JV to Better Serve Flavour Customers

Solvay, producer of flavour and fragrance ingredients, and Anthea, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals in India, have recently concluded an agreement to establish...

IFF to Expand Tastepoint Blueprint, Serving Mid-size Customers Around the World

IFF announced its intention to expand its Tastepoint by IFF model in multiple geographies around the world and provide localized service to the dynamic...

Hydrosol Sets Up Competence Centre for Plant-Based Products

Food stabilisers company Hydrosol has set up a Plant-based Competence Centre. The centre brings together product managers, nutritionists, food technologists and marketing specialists to...

Givaudan Doubles Flavour Production Capacity in China with Expansion of Nantong Manufacturing Facility

Givaudan today officially inaugurated a new extension to its Nantong manufacturing facility aimed to support the capacity on liquid flavour production for beverages, dairy...

Symrise Opens Creative Centre In Egypt

Symrise has opened a Creative Centre in Egypt. The facility, located in the outskirts of Cairo, includes development and application laboratories for beverages, confectionery,...

Private Equity Firm Cinven Invests in Barentz

Barentz has announced that private equity firm Cinven will be investing in the company. Neither the Financial terms of the deal, nor the shareholding...

Agrana Opens Second Wheat Starch Plant at Site in Lower Austria

The fruit, starch and sugar group AGRANA has constructed a second wheat starch processing plant at the site of its biorefinery in Pischelsdorf, in...

US: Manus Bio Opens Sweetener Production Facility

Massachusetts based biotech company Manus Bio has opened a sweetener production facility in Augusta, local press reports, the company acquired the former NutraSweet plant...

USA: AAK Opens Customer Innovation Centre to Support Bakery, Dairy and Plant-Based Foods

Vegetable oil solutions company AAK has opened a new Customer Innovation Centre in Richmond, the centre supports co-development work with multiple industry segment-focused labs...

EIB Lends EUR 40 Mln to Fazer Group for Research and Development

A EUR 40 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan has been granted for research, development and innovation activities to be rolled out at Fazer...

Symrise to Open Creative Centre at Unilever Foods Innovation Centre

Flavour and fragrance producer Symrise is opening an application lab at the Unilever Foods Innovation Centre on the Wageningen Campus. The 120 square metre...

Ingredion Opens Allulose Plant in Latin America

Ingredient solutions provider Ingredion has opened its first allulose production plant in San Juan del Río, Mexico. The facility will manufacture the sweetener ASTRAEA...

Tate & Lyle Opens Application Centre in Brazil

Food and beverage ingredients and solutions provider, Tate & Lyle has opened a new application centre in San Paulo, Brazil. The centre is part...

Lonza’s CEO Steps Down

Lonza announced today that Marc Funk, CEO, will leave the Company for personal reasons. The Board of Directors also announced that Albert Baehny, Chairman,...

Givaudan to Acquire Ungerer, Strengthening Specialty Ingredient Capabilities

As part of its 2020 strategy to expand the capabilities of its global flavour and fragrance business, Givaudan today announced that it has reached...

Cargill Opens a Culinary Experience Hub in Belgium

Cargill has opened a Culinary Experience Hub in its research & development site (R&D) in Vilvoorde, Belgium. Customers from across the EMEA (Europe, Middle...

Roquette and Yili Sign a Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets, and Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd., one of the...

Nestle and Corbion Partner to Develop Microalgae-Based Ingredients for Plant-Based Products

Corbion and Nestlé have entered into a joint development agreement to develop a next generation platform of algae-based ingredients rich in protein and micronutrients...

Kemin Opens Innovation and Technology Centre in China

Ingredient Manufacturer Kemin Industries has opened a new Innovation and Technology Centre at its regional headquarters in Zhuhai. The new 4,200 sq. meter facility is...

Symrise Completes ADF/ IDF Acquisition

Symrise AG  announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of ADF/IDF, a leading U.S. meat and egg-based protein specialist and pioneer in all-natural...

US: Kemin Opens USD 1.5 Mln Bakery Innovation Centre

Ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries has opened a Bakery Innovation Center at its global headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. The USD 1.5 million investment, the...

Kemin EMEA Relocates Production of Its Food Safety Product Lines

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer has centralized the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) supply chain for BactoCEASE® NV, it’s clean-label, vinegar-based food...

IFF Opens Texas Center of Excellence for Food Service and Seasonings

IFF has opened its Center of Excellence for Food Service and Seasonings in Carrollton, Texas. The new site, located near the Company’s existing facility,...

Cargill Invests USD 35 Mln in Europe to Produce Soluble Fibers

Cargill is investing $35 million (EUR 32 million) in Europe to add soluble fibers to its current broad portfolio of starches, sweeteners & texturizers....

Thai Union Creates Venture Fund to Drive Food-Tech Innovation, First Investment in Alternative Protein

Sea food company Thai Union has created a venture fund initially committing USD 30 million to drive innovation in food-tech. The venture fund will...

Olam International Expands Almond Ingredients Capacity Acquiring Hughson Nut

Global food and agri-business Olam International Limited (Olam), today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 100% interest in leading...

Ingredients Company Innophos to be Acquired by PE Firm

US essential ingredients company Innophos is set to be acquired by One Rock Capital Partners private equity firm. One rock will acquire all of...

Malaysia Warns New EU Rules Could Hurt Palm Oil Used in Food

* EU looking to limit contaminants in palm oil- minister * Asks industry to anticipate challenges to trade impediments Malaysia, the world's second largest producer and...

Cargill Plans USD 225 Mln Investment Expanding Integrated Soybean Crush and Refined Oils Facility

Cargill is expanding its integrated soybean crush and refined oils facility in Sidney, OH. Expected to complete in 2022, the investment will both increase...

Sacco Partners with Jebsen and Jessen Ingredients to Expand Dairy Product Reach in Asia

Sacco S.r.l. Cadorago, Italy and Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients announced a new partnership that will see Sacco’s Dairy culture and probiotic dairy products distributed...

AAK Further Increases its Shares in Indian Joint Venture

AAK has acquired an additional 5% of the shares of AAK Kamani, the joint venture between AAK and Kamani Oil Industries Pvt Ltd. that...

Palm Oil Body to Wield Stick to Get Consumer Goods Giants to Go Green

A palm oil industry watchdog will adopt rules next month that will impose fines on consumer goods companies like Unilever and Nestle if they...

Ardian Preparing to Sell French Maker of Chemicals Used in Food Ingredients DRT

Buyout group Ardian is preparing to sell French maker of chemicals used in food ingredients, fragrances and adhesives Les Derives Resiniques et Terpeniques (DRT)...

Tyson’s Food Waste Fighting Brand Yappah Shutting Down

Yappah Brand launched by Tyson Innovation Lab in May 2018 has shut down. The brand that upcycled chicken breast trim to protein crisps posted...

Silvateam and JRS Group Join Forces to Grow Pectin Business

On September 30th JRS Silvateam Ingredients Srl., a joint venture between the Italian group Silvateam Spa and the German JRS Group, was closed in...

Switzerland: Nestle Joins Initiative to Enhance Innovation in Food and Nutrition

Nestle has joined forces with the Swiss Canton of Vaud, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Hospitality Management...

Symrise Invests EUR 3 Mln Expanding Innovation Centre in Indonesia

Symrise has invested EUR 3 million expanding its Jakarta innovation centre significantly expanding the laboratory capacity for taste as well as fragrance and care. The...

Givaudan’s Flavour Division F9M Sales up 4.6%

In the first nine months of 2019 Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 4,664 million, an increase of 6.4% on a like-for-like¹ basis and 14.5%...

UK: Dairy Ingredients Supplier Meadow Foods Acquires Nimbus Foods

Meadow Foods, the UK’s leading supplier of dairy based ingredients to the food industry, announces the acquisition of Nimbus Foods Limited. The announcement is...

Firmenich’s Revenue Grows 6% FY19

Firmenich recorded CHF 3.9 billion in net revenues, in progression of +6% in Swiss Francs versus prior year in its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19)....

Denmark’s Chr. Hansen Posts Annual Profits Slightly Below Expectations

Food ingredient maker Chr. Hansen reported slightly lower than expected annual profits, and said it expects organic sales growth next year of between 4%...

EU Sugar Shortfall to Leave Users ‘Scrambling for Supplies’

Some European Union sugar users will be left “scrambling for supplies” by prospects for the bloc’s own production which have, again, been dogged by...

Symrise’s Predictive Model Supports the Development and Modification of Milk Chocolate

Symrise’s “Milk Chocolate Mania” project, combining sensory and consumer research, is set to support producers of milk chocolate in Germany. The Predictive model, the...

Azelis Acquires Orkila Specialty Chemicals and Food Ingredients Distributor

Specialty chemicals and agri-food ingredients distributor Azelis is set to acquire 100% of Lebanese specially chemicals and food ingredients distributor Orkila. No financial details...

American Dairy Coop UDA and FrieslandCampina Partner in Dairy Ingredient Production

The American dairy cooperative United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA) will partner with FrieslandCampina to bring lactoferrin to the market. This partnership has a capacity...

BASF Enters Natural Aroma Ingredients Market with New Acquisition & Cooperation Agreement

BASF is branching out into natural aroma ingredients thanks to its recent acquisition of biotechnology firm Isobionics and a cooperation agreement with biotech research...

Thew Arnott Sells Colour Business to Extrachem Gmbh

Specialist ingredients company, Thew Arnott Group has completed the sale of its colour business, Horizon Specialities, to Extrachem GmbH, based in Germany. Extrachem GmbH has...

Firmenich to Take a Minority Stake in French Flavours Company Robertet

Firmenich has reached an agreement to take around a 17% stake in French flavour and fragrance manufacturer Robertet. Based in Grasse, the Robertet Group’s activities...

India’s Palm Oil Production May Double in 5 Years on Rising Yields – Industry...

India's palm oil production could double in 5 years to 600,000 tonnes as yields rise and farmers expand acreage after New Delhi raised import...

Connell Expands Food Offerings with Acquisition of Inno-Cosmic, Nation Maple in Malaysia

Connell, a Wilbur-Ellis company and a leading marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, announces today the acquisition of the assets...

Finnish Start-Up Seeks Solutions for Food Production in Baltic Sea Algae

Ingredients start-up Origin by Ocean and Finnish dairy company Valio are partnering to utilise Batic Sea algae in food production. Founded this year, Origin...

INSIGHT: US Consumers Raise Concerns about Healthiness of Ultraprocessed Veggie Burgers

New generation veggie burger companies Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger are disrupting the veggie burger and alternative meat industry, and other companies such as...

Brenntag and Kronos to Partner on Titanium Dioxide Distribution in Asia Pacific

Brenntag and Kronos have signed a distribution agreement for specialty Titanium Dioxide grades marketed into the Food and Nutrition, Pharma, Personal Care, and industries....

Australia: Keytone Dairy to Acquire Wellness Brand Super Cubes

Keytone Dairy is set to acquire 100% of lifestyle health and wellness brand Super Cubes for AUD $726,000 plus an earn-out subject to performance. Founded...

Food Tech Company Solar Foods’ Secures EUR 3.5 Mln in Funding

Food tech company Sola Foods has received EUR 3.5 million in funding to boost commercialisation of the first food produced without agriculture. With consumer-product...

CP Kelco Expands LMA Pectin Production to Address Global Market Demand

CP Kelco announced today that it will increase pectin production capacity by about 15 percent at its Lille Skensved, Denmark, facility in response to...

ACH Food Companies Acquires Anthony’s Goods

11 September 2019- ACH Food Companies, the arm of Associated British Foods which owns US branded staples such as Fleischmann’s Yeast, Karo corn syrups,...

EU Backs Cocoa Price Rise to Make Production More Sustainable

Higher prices are needed to ensure cocoa production becomes more sustainable, a senior European Union official said on Tuesday, backing plans by top growers...

AAK Acquires Specialty Lecithin Producer Soya International

11 September 2019- To expand its ingredient portfolio with a product range critical to many of its customers, AAK has acquired 80 percent of...

No Palm Oil or Green Palm Oil? Retailers Face Labelling Dilemma

Retailers in Malaysia and Indonesia should ensure shoppers can easily find foods made with sustainable palm oil, instead of refusing to stock products that...

Symrise Expands Nigeria Site and Opens Application Labs

For the first time in its corporate history, Symrise is setting up its own application labs in Nigeria. The global fragrance and flavoring manufacturer...

Orkla Buys Dutch Bakery Ingredient Manufacturer Vamo

03 September 2019- Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sonneveld Group B.V. ("Sonneveld") Orkla Food Ingredients has signed and completed an agreement to purchase the Dutch...

Givaudan Completes Acquisition of Vietnamese Flavour Company Golden Frog

Givaudan today announced it has completed the acquisition of Golden Frog, a Vietnamese flavour company. Givaudan had announced that it had reached an agreement...

Borregaard Increases Production of Bio-Based Vanillin

The market for bio-based vanillin is growing rapidly. This trend is expected to continue and most likely be reinforced in parallel with the world’s...

Denmark: Chr. Hansen to Expand and Strengthen Its R&D Facilities

Bioscience company Chr. Hansen is set to expand and strengthen its research & development facilities north of Copenhagen in partnership with PensionDanmark. The aim,...

Roquette Steps Up Production Capabilities in India

Plant-based ingredient company Roquette has opened a maize starch dryer at its plant in Viramgam India. The new capability, the company said, will allow...

US: Cargill Invests Additional USD 75 Mln to Propel Pea Protein Production

Cargill has invested an additional $75 million in PURIS, the largest North American producer of pea protein. The investment enables PURIS to more than...

Novozymes Cutting Around 300 Jobs Worldwide

28 August 2019- Enzymes and microbes expert Novozymes will be eliminating 280-330 positions globally, including 123 in Denmark, as part of an organizational change,...

IPIFF Publishes EU food Labelling Guidance for Insects and Insect-Based Products

IPIFF – the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed has published a guidance document on EU food labelling standards applicable to insects...

US: CP Kelco Expands Gellan Gum Production

Nature based ingredient solutions company CP Kelco is set to increase capacity at its Oklahoma, biogums production facility. In response to consumer demand, the...

Simply Good Foods to Acquire Quest Nutrition for USD 1 Bln

The Simply Good Foods Company, a developer, marketer and seller of branded nutritional foods and snacking products, and Quest Nutrition, LLC , a healthy...

Ajinomoto Buys Ohio-Based Sauce Manufacturer

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America has announced the upcoming purchase of a 50.1% equity stake in More Than Gourmet Holdings, Inc, a U.S.-based...

Pure Circle Moves into the Ice Cream Category

Pure Circle is bringing out a branded ice cream with zero added sugar and sweetened with stevia leaf sweeteners. From the end of August,...

SA: Barentz Enters JV with SK Chemtrade Services

Ingredients distributor Barentz has entered a joint venture with SK Chemtrade to strengthen its position in South Africa. SK Chemtrade Services Pty Ltd supplies raw...

Global Dairy Prices Flat, Milk Powder Surges at Fortnightly Auction

* Global dairy prices edge down 0.2% * Surprisingly strong result for whole milk powder * Impact of trade wars on Chinese demand a risk Global dairy...

UK Vegan Chocolate Brand Rolls Out Sustainable Packaging

Organic, dairy free chocolate brand Raw Halo has rolled out a new look that includes recyclable, plastic -free packaging. Founded in 2015 by Meg Haggar...

Molecular Coffee Start-Up Atomo Coffee Secures USD 2.6 Mln in Funding

Seattle based start-up Atomo Coffee has secured USD 2.6 million in seed funding in a round lead by Horizon Ventures. The funding is to...

Trade Deal with Japan Critical to U.S. Dairy Industry

U.S. risks losing $5.4 billion in dairy export business without swift action to deliver a strong trade agreement with one of the world’s largest...

US: Motif Ingredients Raises USD 27.5 Mln in Funding

Ingredient innovation company Motif Ingredient has secured USD 27.5 million in funding in a round led by growth equity firm General Atlantic. As well as...

Nagase Group Completes Acquisition of US Ingredients Supplier Prinova

Japanese chemicals company Nagase has completed the acquisition of US ingredients manufacturer and distributor Prinova Group. Prinova provides ingredients, flavors and value-added solutions for the...

Plant-Based Foods Start-Up Emergy Foods Secures USD 4.5 Mln Funding

Colorado based Emergy Foods has secured USD 4.5 million in venture capital financing. The funds raised, the company said, will be used to set-up...

Univar Solutions to Distribute Novozymes Bakery Portfolio in Russia

Univar LLC, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, today announced...

DuPont Linked to USD 20 Bln Sale of Nutrition and Biosciences Unit

DuPont has been linked to a possible sale of its nutrition and biosciences unit, Bloomberg reports, citing “people familiar with the matter”. According to Bloomberg...

Kerry Group’s Taste & Nutrition Unit Volume Up 3.8%

HIGHLIGHTS •Group revenue of €3.6 billion reflecting 3.3% volume growth—Taste & Nutrition +3.8% volume growth—Consumer Foods +0.6% volume growth •Reported revenue +10.7% •Group trading margin +20bps to...

Corbion Food Ingredients Segment Net Sales Up 8.6% in H1

Corbion reported H1 2019 sales of € 471.9 million, an increase of 7.4% compared to H1 2018, mostly because of positive currency effects. Organic...

Wild Foods and Cusa Tea Attract Funding from S Cap

VC firm S Cap has confirmed investment in natural nut and seed butter company Wild Foods and premium instant tea company Cusa Tea. Both...

Perdue Acquires 2 Organic and Non-GMO Oilseed Crushing Plants in Southeast

07 August 2019- Perdue AgriBusiness, the grain handling operation of US poultry giant Perdue Farms, has announced the purchase of oilseed assets belonging to...

Global Dairy Prices Fall as Supply Ramps Up

* Global diary prices fall 2.6% * Ramped up supply weighs on prices * Risks to demand due to U.S.-China trade conflict -analyst (Recasts, adds market...

FrieslandCampina Expands VLOG Milk Production Significantly

Due to the sharp increase in demand in Germany, FrieslandCampina is increasing the number of participating dairy farms that supply VLOG milk from 400...

IFF Taste Business Sales Down 4% in Q2

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 and provided updated full year 2019 guidance. Management Commentary “I...

FoodBytes! Announces Chicago Pitch Companies

FoodBytes! By Rabobank has revealed the 15 start-ups selected to participate in FoodBytes! Chicago, taking place September. Brands taking part are from the consumer-packaged...

UK: Mondelez Bringing Biscuit Products Typically for Children Under 100 Calories

Mondelez plans to bring 100% of its chocolate and biscuit products typically bought for children in the UK and Ireland under 100 calories by...

Ingredion Invests to Expand Portfolio of Plant-Based Proteins

Ingredion, provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, today announced it will further expand its manufacturing and production capabilities in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan with Verdient...

Ingredion’s Q2 Sales Down 4%

Ingredion Incorporated Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results * Second quarter 2019 reported and adjusted EPS* were $1.56 and $1.66, respectively, compared with $1.57 and $1.66...

Euromonitor: The Expansion of Sports Nutrition

The sports nutrition industry is amidst a long-term growth trend unparalleled in recent consumer health history. From 2004 to 2018, the global sports nutrition...

Beyond Meat Competitor Impossible Foods Receives FDA Approval for ‘Bleeding’ Plant Burger

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a key ingredient in plant-based burger patties made by Impossible Foods, a rival to Beyond...

Nordzucker Finalises Takeover of Australia’s Mackay Sugar

Germany’s Nordzucker has finalised the takeover of Australian sugar producer Mackay Sugar under plans to expand outside Europe to Australia and Asia, it said...

Indonesia: Nestle Invests USD 99.9 Mln to Increase Production Capacity in Three Factories

Nestle Indonesia today announced the expansion of its three factories in Karawang (West Java), Kejayan (East Java) and Panjang (Lampung). The CHF 99 million (USD...

Tierra Farm Acquires Organic Spice Company

Tierra Farm has acquired Pennsylvania based organic spice company Senor Sabor, no financial details have been disclosed. New York based Tierra Farm is a certified-organic...

Better Juice to Build Pilot Plant for Low-sugar Orange Juice

Better Juice, Ltd., the first foodTech startup to develop innovative technology to reduce all types of sugars in orange juice, and Citrosuco S.A, Brazil,...

Hochwald Acquires Majority Stake in Dairy Ingredient Company Almil

Dairy cooperative Hochwald Group will take a majority stake in Almil AG effective January 1st 2020, local press reports. No financial details have been...

Baby Food Company Serenity Kids Secures USD 1.5 Mln in Funding

Serenity Kids, offering Paleo, pouch-delivered baby food, has secured USD 1.5 million in funding in a round lead by Wild Ventures. It is understood...

Tyson Expands Operations with Reopened Oklahoma Facility

Tyson is expanding its operations in Enid Oklahoma by reopening a former AdvancePierre facility. The reopened plant will produce ingredients for Tyson’s prepared foods business. Derek...

N. Ireland: Linwoods to Close Armagh Bakery

Linwoods is set to close its Armagh bakery, according to press sources, the company cites an ongoing decline in market demand as the reason. Linwoods,...

Gabriella’s Kitchen to Acquire California Facility to Accelerate Product Development and Production

Gabriella's Kitchen Inc., a U.S.-focused CPG company operating in the regulated cannabis sector in California as well as the mainstream grocery channel nationally, today...

ADM Names New President of North America Flour Milling

Archer Daniels Midland Company has named Kevin Like president, North America Flour Milling. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of the company’s...

Unilever, Tesco, Nestle Ranked Top on Meat Alternatives – Report

Unilever, Tesco and Nestlé are among the best prepared to capitalize on the trend for plant-based meat substitutes, according to a report from an...

Dr. Oetker Acquires Brazilian Decorative Confectionery Company

Dr Oetker Brazil has bought Brazilian confectionery company Mavalerio for an undisclosed amount. Albert Christmann, CEO of the Oetker Group said, "We have been successful...

Lonza H1 Results, Headwinds in Specialty Ingredients Segment Showing Signs of Recovery

• Double-digit sales growth delivered by Pharma Biotech & Nutrition (LPBN) segment • H1 headwinds in Specialty Ingredients (LSI) segment, showing first signs of recovery •...

Brazil Says China Authorized 24 Local Plants to Export Dairy Products

The Brazilian farm ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that China has authorized 24 plants to export dairy products including powder milk and...

US: Hudsonville Creamery and Ice Cream Company Expanding Packaging Line

Hudson Creamery and Ice Cream Company is investing USD 863 thousand expanding and diversifying its packaging line at its Holland, Michigan facility. The company...

Mars Announces 6 Food Start-ups Participating in its SEEDS of CHANGE Accelerator Program

Mars has revealed its inaugural class for their SEEDS of CHANGE Accelerator program, designed to help early stage food-focused companies fast-track growth. The six...

Bunge and BP Team Up in Brazil Bioenergy Venture, Create No. 3 Sugarcane Processor

* Companies to create world's No.3 sugarcane processor * JV to benefit from new Brazil biofuel policy * Deal includes exits including share offering by Bunge *...

Starbucks Enters Refrigerated Creamer Category

Starbucks has entered the refrigerated creamer category in the US launching its creamer products as a part of Starbucks and Nestle’s global coffee alliance....

Gabriella’s Kitchen Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Lulu’s Chocolates

Following the press release dated May 16, 2019 Gabriella's Kitchen Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with...

Brenntag Food & Nutrition Agrees Distribution Deal with Sensus

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in South Africa and Sensus have signed a deal for the distribution of Sensus’s Frutafit inulin and...

Bunge Loders Croklaan Opens Edible Oils Processing Facility in China

Bunge Loders Crocklaan has opened a new edible oils processing facility in Xiamen, China. The new facility, the company said, expands its capacity to...

India’s Edible Oil Imports Could Jump to Record as Scanty Rains Trim Output –...

India's edible oil imports are likely to rise 7.3% in 2019/20 to a record high as scanty monsoon rains are expected to curtail yields...

Barilla Group Switches to 100% Cage-Free Eggs

Italian food company Barilla has announced that all eggs used by the Group worldwide are from cage free hens, having achieved the switch to...

Givaudan Flavour Division H1 Sales Up 4.4%

2019 Half year results- Excellent sales growth - on track to deliver 2020 guidance 18 July 2019 * Sales of CHF 3,094 million, up 6.3% on...

Russia: Symrise Opens New Liquid Flavoring Production Line

Symrise has opened a new production line for liquid flavourings at its site in Rogovo, Russia. The expanded plant will offer liquid taste solutions...

Ornua to Close UK Production Plant

Irish Dairy Ornua has announced a move to close its Whitchurch, Shropshire plant, press sources report. The decision comes following a business review that...

GFI Reports US Plant-Based Food Sales Growing Five Times Faster Than Total Food Sales

The Good Food Institute (GFI) reports new data shows in the US the plant-based foods retail market is worth USD 4.5 billion, and in...

Global Dairy Prices Jump 2.7%, Ending Two-Month Losing Streak

* Global dairy prices rise 2.7% * Prices have fallen at past four auctions * Result driven by strong demand for milk powders (Recasts; adds analyst...

Givaudan and Bühler Partner to Fast-Track Market Access for Food Start-Ups

Givaudan, the global leader in flavours and fragrances, and Bühler, global leader for food processing solutions, have today announced a development partnership to accelerate...

Nestle Creates 70% Dark Chocolate Made Entirely from Cocoa Fruit

Nestlé has announced it has created a unique chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit, using the beans and pulp as the only ingredients...

DuPont Opens Probiotics Fermentation Unit

DuPont today announced the opening of a new  probiotics fermentation unit at its Rochester, New York, facility. Construction of the unit was completed in...

Jones Soda Completes USD 9 Mln Strategic Financing with HeavenlyRx

Craft soda company Jones Soda has completed a USD 9 million strategic financing with HeavenlyRx Ltd., a portfolio company of SOL Global Investments focused...

Cultured Dairy has Arrived Perfect Day Unveils Animal Free Ice-Cream

Animal free dairy start-up Perfect Day has launched a limited-edition animal-free ice cream made with its flora-based protein. Perfect day produces casein and whey, the...

China: Lesaffre Opens Expanded Yeast Production Site

Lesaffre has completed the extension of the Guangxi Sungain production site in Chongzuo, China. The site extension and plant upgrade, the company said, will...

PureCircle Partners with Malaysian Land Development Agency on Stevia Plant

Stevia producer PureCircle has signed a letter of intent with the Federal Land Development Authority of Malaysia (FELDA) to collaborate on stevia plant and...

Midsona Acquires German Organic Nut Butter and Spreads Company

Swedish organic and health food company Midsona has acquired German manufacturers of organic spreads Eisblümerl for approximately EUR 7.8 million. The acquisition, Midsona said,...

Orkla Reports Good Growth for Food, Confectionery and Ingredients in Q2

Orkla ASA: Improvement for Orkla's branded consumer goods business In the second quarter of 2019, Orkla's branded consumer goods business achieved operating profit (EBIT adj.)...

Cargill Q4 Revenue Dips 1%, Food Ingredients & Applications Delivered Mixed Results

Cargill today reported results for the fiscal 2019 fourth quarter and full year ended May 31, 2019. Key measures include: Adjusted operating earnings were...

Corbion Plant Preps for More Organic Foods Growth

As the market for organic foods continues to expand, global ingredient solutions leader Corbion has earned organic certification for its plant in Blair, Neb.,...

Morinaga’s Probiotic Bifidobacterium Longum BB536 Achieves Self-Affirmed GRAS for Infants

Japanese dairy company Morinaga Milk’s Morinaga Bifidobacterium longum BB536 has received self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) for infant formulas. An independent panel of...

Scentium Modernization to Boost Flavours Output by 40%

Scentium, the Flavours division of Spain’s Iberchem Group, has reportedly completed a modernization project at its central production plant with an investment of nearly...

Ghee Start-Up 4th & Heart Closes USD 7.6 Mln Funding

Californian based 4th & Heart Food brand has secured USD 7.6 million in a series C funding round led by Harbinger Ventures. The funding...

McCain Partners with Plant-Based Start-Up NUGGS

McCain Foods, frozen French fries, potato specialties and appetizers, announces a new strategic partnership and lead investment in NUGGS, a New York based start-up...

Cargill Confirms to Change German Starch Plant to Wheat Use

U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill confirmed on Tuesday it will develop its starches and sweeteners factory in Krefeld in Germany, changing the plant to wheat...

DSM and Avril Collaborate to Bring Plant-Based Protein to Food Industry

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, and Avril, an international French agro-industrial group, intend to work together...

Frosts Reported in Several Coffee, Sugarcane Areas in Brazil -Agronomists

Frosts have been reported in several agricultural areas in Brazil over the weekend, including coffee and sugarcane production regions, as an intense polar air...

Survey Reveals No Additives and Real Ingredients Drives Perception of Naturalness in APAC

Key insights from Symrise Asia Pacific Customized Consumer Naturalness Study In APAC as in other regions, the new era of naturalness is evolving fast and...

DuPont Divests Natural Colors Business to DDW Inc

DuPont has divested its Natural Colors business, which is part of the DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) segment, to DDW, The Color House. DDW...

Chocolate Maker Mars Backs Ivory Coast, Ghana Cocoa Floor Price

U.S. food maker Mars Inc. supports a decision by Ivory Coast and Ghana to set a floor price for their cocoa exports, a senior...

UK: HMS Acquires Henley Bridge Ingredients Ltd

HMS, the independently owned parent company of ingredient distributors Kent Foods, BFP and Garrett Ingredients, has acquired Henley Bridge Ingredients Ltd. (https://www.hbingredients.co.uk) – a...

JMH Premium Acquires Chef Myron’s Fine Foods

Flavour solutions company JMP Premium has acquired sauces company Myron’s Fine Foods for an undisclosed amount. Myron’s Fine Foods manufactures and markets Pacific Rim Style...

Golden State Foods Opens Chicago Innovation Centre

American food service company Golden State Foods (GSF) has opened its tenth innovation centre in Chicago. The 4,300-square-foot space was designed to be a food...

Firmenich Opens New Innovation Facility in Turkey

Taste and perfume company Firmenich has opened a new and expanded facility in Turkey, to celebrate 30 years of growth the company said. The...

Chr. Hansen: 9M Organic Growth Rises 9%

27 June 2019 - Chr. Hansen delivers a solid financial result of 9% organic growth for the first nine months, but adjusts full-year organic...

Mintel- 5 Plant-Based Trends from United Fresh 2019

At the 2019 United Fresh Expo held in Chicago this month, attendees got a first-hand look at the innovative products, technology and packaging emerging...

US: Denali Ingredients Opens New Facility Producing Baked Inclusions

Denali Ingredients is investing in and expanding its food ingredients manufacturing capabilities with the opening of an additional 98,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located at 16725...

Diana Food opens R&D facility in Quebec

Diana Food has opened a new Research & Development laboratory to drive its innovation in Consumer Health products. Located in Quebec City, Quebec, the center...

Fazer to Acquire Kaslink

Fazer Group has agreed to buy Scandinavian food products company Kaslink, including brands Kaslink Aito, Maire, Koria, The Vesi and Nordic Cuisine. No financial...

Cargill Opens Singapore Innovation Center For Nutrition and Food Safety

Cargill has opened its first innovation center in Singapore to help customers anticipate market forces and shifting consumer values around tastes, nutrition and food...

DouxMatok Accelerates Sugar Reduction Solution in Foods, Raising $22 Million

DouxMatok, a food-tech company and pioneer in the development of efficient flavor delivery, announced today it has raised $22 Million in a series B...

Firmenich Invests in Artsci as Strategic Growth Partner for Flavors in China

Firmenich has announced its strategic partnership with ArtSci Biology Technologies (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd (“ArtSci”), taking a minority equity stake in this leading local flavor...

Borregaard Expanding Capacity for Bio- Based Vanillin

Borregaard plans to increase the production capacity for bio-based vanillin, by 250 tonnes, at its Sarpsborg site in Norway. The expansion project, due to start...

Monetizing the Munchies: How Legal Marijuana Use is Affecting the U.S. Snacking Industry

In the U.S., interest in cannabis is growing—and laws are shifting to meet consumer demands. Most recently, the Illinois legislature approved recreational marijuana use...

EFSA Issues New Advice on Phosphates, Dietary Exposure May Exceed ADI

A new report from EFSA highlights “estimated total intake of phosphates from food may exceed the safe level set by EFSA after re-evaluating their...

Barentz Announces JV with Flavours and Ingredients Company TasteStrik

Barentz International, a leading global ingredients distributor, has expanded its activities in the dynamic world of taste in food. The company proudly announces its...

Mondelez Invests USD 6 Mln Developing Chocolate , Biscuit and Candy Products

Mondelēz International announced today it is investing $6 million in its Reading Science Centre in the UK to support the development of new chocolate,...

UK: Muller Targets 25% Sugar Reduction for Yogurt Brands

Muller has confirmed it is targeting a total sugar reduction of 25% across its branded yogurt portfolio by June 2020, exceeding Public Health England’s...

Raisio to Invest EUR 45 Mln in Plant-Based Products Facility

Food company Raisio is investing an estimated EUR 45 million in the production facility developing and manufacturing plant-based added value products. With the investment,...

Ingredients Company Newly Wed Foods Acquires UK Jigsaw foods

US food ingredients company Newly Weds Foods Inc has acquired UK sauces and butters company Jigsaw Foods Ltd. No financial details have been disclosed. Jigsaw...

Euromonitor: Legal Cannabis- The Billion Dollar Market Set to Disrupt Consumer Goods

North America is at the forefront of the cannabis revolution. Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada and 10 U.S. states. Medical marijuana is...

Orkla Acquires Distributor of Asian Ingredients in Sweden

Through its partly-owned subsidiary Werners Gourmetservice AB ("Werners"), Orkla Food Ingredients has signed and completed an agreement to purchase the Swedish sales and distribution...

IFF Announces Its Business Restructure

06 June 2019- IFF has unveiled its plans for its organisational restructure. The move, the company said, is a part of its Vision 2021...

Brenntag Food & Nutrition NA Announces Distribution Agreement with Borregaard AS

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America, part of the Brenntag Group, announces a new exclusive agreement with Borregaard AS for...

UK: FDF Publishes Updated Gluten Labelling Guidance

03 June 2019- The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published ‘Gluten Labelling Guidance: Best Practice for Prepacked Foods which Include or Exclude...

Food Ingredients: Nagase Group to Acquire Prinova Group

03 June 2019- Nagase Holdings America and Prinova Group, LLC ("Prinova") announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Nagase...

Chocolate Brand Godiva Expands into Baking Aisle, Partners with General Mills

03 June 2019- Artisan chocolate company Godiva is partnering with General Mills and expanding its footprint into the baking aisle producing “premium” baking mixes. Caroline...

ABF Set to Enter Yeast and Bakery Ingredients Joint Venture in China

3 June 2019 – Associated British Foods plc (ABF: LN) and Yihai Kerry Arawana Holdings Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited (SGX:...

IFF Completes Buyout of Remaining Shares of Wiberg Corporation

03 June 2019- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF) (TASE: IFF), has completed the buyout of the remaining 50% of...

Spice maker McCormick’s Quest to Make your Vanilla Milkshake Cheaper

03 June 2019- A kilo of vanilla beans costs more than a kilo of silver. Cultivated painstakingly over years from an orchid plant, vanilla is...

ADM to Combine Origination and Oilseed Business

29 May 2019 - Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Wednesday it would create a new business unit called Ag Services & Oilseeds, which...

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences Combine to Accelerate Growth and Innovation

29 May 2019- DowDuPont Specialty Products Division (DuPont) is further strengthening its efforts in the nutrition and biosciences field by combining the business divisions...

DKSH Acquires Specialty Chemicals Distributor Dols International in Benelux

28 May 2019- Specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials has acquired Dols International, a specialty chemicals distributor based in the...

Burcon to Build USD 48 Mln Pea and Canola Protein Production Plant

28 May 2019- Burcon NutraScience Corporation is entering a joint venture partnership with an investor group to build a USD 48 million/ CAD 65...

Atlantic Natural Foods Seeks Investment Partner for Brand Expansion

28 May 2019- James Douglas Hines, founder of U.S. Atlantic Natural Foods (ANF), announced last week he had hired Deloitte to help secure an...

Ardent Mills Investing in Its Denver Mill

28 May 2019- Milling and ingredients company Ardent Mills is set to invest in its Denver Colorado mill to support The Annex, a business...

Müller Milk and Ingredients Reportedly Closing Foston Plant, Says Union Letter

24 May 2019- Further information has emerged about Müller Milk and Ingredients’ plans regarding UK capacity, with a letter from Usdaw, a union, shown...

Freedom Foods to Raise USD 89.5 Mln to Expand Nutritional Ingredients

24 May 2019- Australian Freedom Foods plans to raise AUD 130 million/ USD 89.5 million. The funds raised will be used to ramp up...

Amyris Partners with Sugar Producer Raízen

21 May 2019- Amyris, Inc. today announced the execution of strategic supply agreements with Raízen for the supply of sugar, energy and other utilities...

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...

Givaudan to Acquire Vietnamese Flavour Company Golden Frog

20 May 2019- As part of its 2020 strategy to strengthen its naturals capabilities and its presence in the high growth markets of Asia...

Little Caesars to Use Impossible Foods’ Meatless Sausages in Pizzas

20 May 2019-  Little Caesars will use meatless sausages made by Impossible Foods in some of its pizzas, making it the latest food chain...

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...

Brazil: New Cargill Pectin Plant’s Construction to Begin Next Month

17 May 2019- Cargill has confirmed its intentions to invest BRL 550 million (USD 137 million) in a new texturizing ingredients factory in Bebedouro,...

B&G Foods Acquires Baking Ingredients Company

15 May 2019-  B&G Foods, Inc.  announced that effective today it has acquired the Clabber Girl Corporation, a leader in baking products, including baking...

Symrise Partners with Califormulations to Drive Innovation

08 May 2019- Symrise has announced the company’s investment in and the creation of a strategic partnership with Califormulations, LLC, a unique platform designed...

AAK Increases Its Shares in Indian Joint Venture

03 May 2019- To further strengthen its position in the strategic and fast-growing Indian market, AAK has acquired an additional 12.14 percent of the...

Barentz Acquires Casmo Oy in Scandinavia

03 May 2019- Barentz International, global ingredient distributor, has expanded its activities in the Nordic food industry. The company is proud to announce the...

Firmenich to Acquire Majority Stake in VKL Seasoning, Expands Reach in India

30 April 2019 – Firmenich has agreed to acquire a majority stake in VKL Seasoning Pvt. Ltd, a leader in seasonings and flavors in...

Cargill Brazil Inaugurates Modified Starch Plant

30 April 2019- Cargill Brazil inaugurated Thursday a new starch processing facility in Uberlândia, in southeastern Brazil. It is understood the facility will be making...