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...

Paul Andersson Appointed as President Firmenich China, to Accelerate Expansion

30 April 2019- Firmenich has appointed Paul Andersson as President of Firmenich China, the company said, to accelerate the groups expansion in the China...

ADM Q1 Nutrition Profit Declines

26 April 2019 - Archer Daniels Midland Company today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. “The first quarter proved more challenging...

Ingredion Leads Clara Foods Funding, Expanding Its Protein Portfolio

April 25, 2019 - Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a leading global provider of ingredient solutions, today announced it is leading the Series B funding...

Metabolic Explorer Plans to Launch One New Functional Ingredient Per Year, Starting in 2021

16 April 2019 – France's Metabolic Explorer (METEX) has announced the launch of a new fermentation product development platform for 2021 called ALTANØØV. Via ALTANØØV,...

Agrana and Amalgamated Sugar Break Ground on New Crystalline Betaine Plant

9 April 2019 - The fruit, starch and sugar group AGRANA is constructing a betaine crystallisation plant at its sugar refinery in Tulln under...

Orkla to Acquire Confectionery, Bakery and Ice Cream Ingredients Supplier

29 March 2019- Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkla Food Ingredients AS, Orkla has entered into an agreement to purchase the majority of the shares...

Brenntag Food & Nutrition Collaborates with BI Nutraceuticals in the Canadian Market

27 March 2019- Brenntag Food and Nutrition Canada has announced a distribution agreement with BI Nutraceuticals, Inc. in the Canadian market. The agreement came...

Mintel- Five of the Biggest Trends From Expo West 2019

At the 39th annual Natural Products Expo West, more than 86,000 attendees from 136 countries walked the crowded show floor in Anaheim, looking for...

Tate & Lyle to Sell Oat Ingredients Business to Lantmannen

26 March 2019- Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, announces it has reached agreement to sell...

Corbion to Buy Granotec do Brazil in $45 mln Deal

25 March 2019- Dutch food ingredients company Corbion said on Monday it plans to acquire Granotec do Brazil for $45 million to expand its...

PureCircle’s Reb M Approved for Expanded Use in Singapore

25 March 2019- Stevia producer PureCircle has received approval for expanded use and applications of its stevia leaf sweetener Reb M in Singapore. This,...

Louis Dreyfus Results to Gauge Turnaround Effort, Trade-War Fallout

22 March 2018- Louis Dreyfus Company will be in the spotlight next week as its annual results indicate whether it has recovered from a...

China: Firmenich Opens Its Largest Flavours Plant Worldwide

21 March 2019- Swiss company Firmenich has opened its largest flavours manufacturing plant in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone in China. The plant, the...

Univar Appointed Distributor for CEAMSA Texturizers in Europe

20 March 2019- Europe, Univar B.V., a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of...

DSM Completes Increase Shareholding in Andre Pectin to 75%

18 March 2019- Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, informs its stakeholders that it has completed the...

ADM Acquires Natural Citrus Flavor Ingredients Provider Ziegler Group

15 March 2019- Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Ziegler Group, a leading...

Soufflet to Build a Malt House in Ethiopia

14 March 2019- Soufflet has started construction on a new malt house close to the barley growing area in Addis Abada, Ethiopia. The company...

IFF Acquires Major Stake in Ice Cream and Gelato Ingredients Producer

13 March 2019- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. announced today that its Frutarom division has completed the acquisition of a 70% stake in Leagel...

South Africa Sugar Tax to Cut Industry Revenues, Prompt Reform -USDA

13 March 2019- South Africa's sugar tax could slash industry revenues and prompt restructuring of the country's sugar sector, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Azelis Acquires Canadian Distributor of Specialty Food Ingredients.

11 March 2019- Azelis is delighted to announce it has acquired Chemroy, a Canadian distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients. Highlights & rationale • The...

Fazer to Build EUR 40 mln Xylitol Factory

07 March 2019- Fazer plans to enter the xylitol market with a new EUR 40 million oat hull-based xylitol manufacturing facility in Lahti, Finland....

Belgium: Functional Ingredients Company Invests EUR 4.3 mln in New Plant

05 March 2019- Functional Ingredients manufacturer BENEO has invested EUR 4.3 million into a new production plant for vegetal protein in Wanze, Belgium. The...

Griffith Foods and Kellogg Invest in Moringa Company Kuli Kuli

04 March 2019- Moringa producer Kuli Kuli has secured USD 5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Griffith Food with...

DSM Announces Start of Joint Venture Avansya

04 March 2019- DSM has announced the establishment of Avansya V.O.F. The zero calorie sweetener joint venture, a 50:50 partnership between DSM and Cargill,...

Azelis Acquires Distribution Activities of MK Ingredients, Strengthens its Position in the Indian Market

04 March 2019- Azelis, distributor of chemicals and ingredients, has acquired the distribution activities of MK Ingredients & Specialties and SSD Industries in India....

Ingredion Increases Potato Starch Capacity, Acquires Western Polymer

04 March 2019- Ingredients solutions provider Ingredion has acquired US based potato starch supplier Western Polymer for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition, Ingredion said,...

Lacto Serum France Investing EUR 40 Mln in Verdun Site

01 March 2019- Whey Powder manufacturer Lacto Serum France, a subsidiary of Lactalis, is investing EUR 40 million constructing a new drying tower at...

Fonterra and Louis Dreyfus Company Invest in Motif Ingredients

27 February 2019- US based food ingredients company Motif Ingredients launched this week having secured USD 90 million in Series A funding. Investors include...

SunOpta to Sell Its Specialty and Organic Soy and Corn Business to Pipeline Foods

25 February 2019- SunOpta Inc., a leading global company focused on organic, non-genetically modified and specialty foods, today announced the sale of its specialty...

UK Supermarket Requires Suppliers to Disclose Where Ingredients are Sourced From

26 February 2019- A Cotswolds supermarket is set to become the UK’s first retailer to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where...

UK: EHL Ingredients Invests GBP 1 mln to Expand Facility

25 February 2019- UK based EHL Ingredients has invested GBP 1 million expanding its facility to keep up with growing customer demand the company...

Glanbia’s Investment in D2C Capabilities, Acquisitions and Innovations Grows Performance Nutrition Business

21 February 2019- Since its acquisition of Body & Fit in 2017, Irish dairy ingredients company Glanbia has been focusing on the development of...

Glanbia to Buy US Ingredients Firm Watson for USD 89 Mln

20 February 2019 - Glanbia yesterday announced its intent to acquire US non-dairy ingredient solutions company Watson Inc. and Polymer Films, Inc. (collectively known...

IFF Reports “Record-setting Sales” for 2018, Taste Business Sales Up 6%

13 February 2019 - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF) (TASE: IFF) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full...

DSM Human Nutrition Volumes Grow 3% in Q4

14 February 2019 Highlights full year 2018  DSM reports a very strong year, including a robust Q4  Underlying business: o Strong organic sales growth of 6% o...

Tate & Lyle Launches Stevia Sustainability Project

13 February 2019 - Tate & Lyle PLC, a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, together with its stevia partner...

Canada: Bartek Ingredients Expands Food-Grade Malic Acid Capacity

Feb 12, 2019 - Bartek Ingredients Inc., the world’s largest producer of malic acid and food-grade fumaric acid, announced the successful completion of a...

Nordzucker Agrees to Buy Australia’s Mackay Sugar

08 February 2019 - Germany's second largest sugar refiner Nordzucker said on Friday it had agreed to purchase 70 percent of Australia's Mackay Sugar...

India: Givaudan Opens Flavours Manufacturing Facility

08 February 2019- Flavour and fragrance company Givaudan has opened a new USD 59.8 million Flavours manufacturing facility in Prune, India. The investment, the...

McCormick and IBM Collaborate to Use AI in Flavour and Food Product Development

05 February 2019- McCormick & Company has confirmed its ongoing collaboration with IBM working on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) for flavour and...

DSM Increases its Share in Andre Pectin to 75%

04 February 2019- DSM has agreed to increase its shareholding in specialty food ingredients producer Yantai Andre Pectin Co. Ltd. (Andre Pectin) from 29%...

France: Dairy Co-op Sodiaal Developing Research and Innovation with EUR 40 mln Loan

29 January 2019- The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 40 million loan to French dairy cooperative Sodiaal to fund its R&D program.

Mintel: Alternatives and Adaptogens Abound at 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) hosted its 44th Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, bringing together thousands of food buyers and distributors. The SFA's Winter Show is the largest West Coast marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty food and beverage producers and buyers.

Givaudan’s Flavour Division 2018 Sales up 4.6%

25 January 2019- Givaudan reports 2018 full year results, strong business momentum – investing for the future. - Sales of CHF 5.5 billion, up 5.6%...

France: Givaudan Opens Digital Factory to Accelerate Digital Transformation and Innovation

24 January 2019- he Digital Factory is a project accelerator that brings together Givaudan's experts, partners and customers from all over the world to explore new ways to transform our business and drive opportunities in a thriving ecosystem of innovation. It is located in the heart of Paris next to Station F, the biggest start-up campus in the world.

Mintel- Allergen Labelling Confusion: Just 37% of Brits Agree It’s Easy to Identify Which...

• 39% of allergy/intolerance sufferers who have bought /used free-from products would like to see a UK-wide allergen labelling system on free-from products.
• 48% of Brits say that they, or someone in their household, avoid at least one food/ingredient - although only 20% do so due to an allergy or intolerance.
• UK free-from market valued at £837 million in 2018, growing by 133% since 2013.

Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA –...

10 January 2019 - Below are the latest monthly prices for food-grade whole milk powder (in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Poland and Germany), skim...

Mintel- Cutting Back on Salt: A Whopping 94% of Urban Chinese Consumers have Reduced...

23 January 2019- With families in China coming together to feast during the Lunar New Year (5th February) celebrations, new research from world's leading market intelligence agency Mintel, reveals that Chinese consumers are cutting down on their salt intake amidst rising health concerns.

Lallemand Acquires Ohly Yeast Production Site in U.S.

22 January 2019- In a statement on their website, German producer of yeast-based specialty products, Ohly has announced that it is transferring ownership of...

Parabel and CK Ingredients Sign Distribution Agreement for Plant Protein in Canada

21 January 2019- Parabel USA Inc, producer of plant protein ingredients, today announced that it has finalized a Distribution Agreement with CK Ingredients, a...

ADM Partners with Tapioca Starch Producer GSL

17 January 2019- ADM has partnered with Thai based General Starch Limited (GSL) securing exclusive distribution rights of GSL modified tapioca starch products in...

Yofix Dairy Alternative Start-up Wins PepsiCo’s Nutrition Greenhouse Programme

10 January 2019- PepsiCo's European Nutrition Greenhouse Programme has awarded Israeli start-up Yofix the EUR 100,000 grant to continue their business expansion.

Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA –...

10 January 2019 - Below are the latest monthly prices for food-grade whole milk powder (in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Poland and Germany), skim milk powder (in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK, Poland and Germany) and whey powder (in the UK, Poland and Germany) all in Euros per metric tonne.

Prices for the month of December:

DSM Invests in Packing Line for Scottish Vitamin C Production Plant

9 January 2019 - DSM has invested in a fully-automated packing line for vitamin C production at its Dalry plant in Scotland - the only production facility of vitamin C outside China.

New Polysaccharide Discovered in Barley by University of Adelaide Researchers

08 January 2018- It is being called the “first of its kind to be discovered in over 30 years”; a new polysaccharide in barley, revealed to the scientific community by senior research scientist Dr. Alan Little and his team at the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide.

Corbion Completes Construction of Clean Label Powdered Vinegar Facility

07 January 2019- Biobased food and biochemical ingredients company Corbion has finished constructing an in-house facility to produce non-GMO powdered vinegar. The new site, located in the Netherlands, is now fully operational.

France: Mandatory Labelling of the Origin of Meat and Milk Set to Continue

27 December 2018- France will continue its labelling system for the origin of meat and milk in food until 31 March 2020. The labelling includes meat used as an ingredient, milk and milk used as an ingredient in dairy products.

U.S. Farm Bill Opens Door on Hemp; FDA to Consider New Cannabis Policy

21 Decemberr 2018- The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it will consider creating new policy regarding the marketing and sale of cannabis after President Donald Trump signed the Farm Bill, which legalized commercial production of hemp in the United States.

USDA Outlines First-Ever Rule for GMO Labeling, Sees Implementation in 2020

20 December 2018- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday laid out its first-ever requirements for labeling of genetically engineered, or GMO, foods as early as 2020, a rule met with praise from some farmers and criticism from consumer groups.

Axiom Foods Debuts Neutral-Flavoured Pea and Hemp Proteins for Food Formulators

18 December 2018- US based plant protein maker Axion Foods has introduced new “virtually neutral-tasting” pea and hemp protein ingredients. The neutral taste removes the need to use masking agents, said the company.

Kerry Group to Acquire Two US Businesses for USD 367 mln

17 December 2018- Taste & nutrition and consumer foods group Kerry announced on Friday that it has reached agreement to acquire Ariake USA, and Southeastern Mills North American coatings and seasonings business, subject to customary closing conditions.

Flowers Foods Completes Acquisition of Canyon Bakehouse

14 December 2018- Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Canyon Bakehouse LLC, a privately held, gluten-free baking...

Aleph Farms Produces Lab Grown Steak

17 December 2018- Israeli tech food start up Aleph Farms has produced lab grown beef steak pieces, the company said taking it closer to its vision of growing cellular steak.

Crystalline Betaine: Agrana and Amalgamated Form Manufacturing JV

14 December 2018 - The fruit, starch and sugar group Agrana signed a joint venture agreement with US-based sugar producer Amalgamated (The Amalgamated Sugar Company) relating to the construction of a betaine crystallisation plant at its sugar mill in Tulln, Lower Austria. The conclusion of the contract is subject to approval by the anti-trust authorities.

Coca-Cola Makes Loan to Ioniqa to Support Transformation of Hard-to-Recycle Plastics into Bottles

13 December 2018 - The Coca-Cola Company today announced a new agreement extending a loan to Ioniqa Technologies (The Netherlands) to facilitate the development of Ioniqa's proprietary technology to produce high-grade, recycled PET content from hard-to-recycle PET waste. The agreement is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of high-grade recycled content PET for use in bottles used by The Coca-Cola Company.

Amyris Receives GRAS Notification from FDA for its New, Sugarcane-Derived, Zero Calorie Sweetener

12 December 2018- Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), a leader in the development and production of sustainable ingredients for the Health & Wellness, Clean Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets, announced today that it has received a successful GRAS notification from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its zero calorie sweetener.

JUST Signs a Contract with Toriyama Ranch to Bring Cell-Cultured Wagyu Beef to the...

12 December 2018- American plant-based food manufacturer JUST is partnering with Toriyama ranch to develop cell- cultured Wagyu beef from Toriyama cell lines.

Cannabis Edibles: Newstrike and Neal Brothers Create Co-Branded Specialty Food Products Company

Dec. 11, 2018 - Newstrike Brands Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously-announced transaction with Peter Neal and Chris Neal and their company, Neal Brothers Inc. to create a co-branded specialty food products company to develop, market and sell cannabis edibles. Newstrike has also completed its transaction to acquire a minority interest in Neal Brothers, pursuant to a share purchase agreement.

Eastman Completes Construction of New Isobutyric Acid Manufacturing Facility

November 28, 2018 – Eastman Chemical Company has completed a new isobutyric acid manufacturing facility at its Kingsport, Tennessee site, and expects production to begin within the next few weeks. The new facility, when added to the Longview, Texas site isobutyric acid manufacturing facility, doubles Eastman's production capacity.

CP Kelco to Expand Pectin Production

29 November 2018- CP Kelco has said it plans to expand its pectin production capacity at its Lille Skensved, Denmark facility by about 15%.

Lesaffre Acquires Remaining Stake in Italian Biotechnology Company Gnosis

23 November 2018- Lesaffre, a key global actor in the field of yeast and fermentation, announces the full acquisition of Gnosis, an Italian biotechnology company specialized in the development, manufacturing and sale of fermentation-derived ingredients and natural finished products for use in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, veterinary and cosmetic industries, three years after acquiring a majority shareholding of this company.

Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA –...

21 November 2018 - Below are the latest monthly prices for food-grade whole milk powder (in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Poland and Germany), skim milk powder (in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK, Poland and Germany) and whey powder (in the UK, Poland and Germany) all in Euros per metric tonne.

Prices for the month of October:

Natural Bouillon Firm BOU Concludes USD 4 Million Funding Round

20 November 2018- US cooking aid startup BOU has announced the conclusion of a $4 million Series B investment round.

Palm Oil: RSPO Touts Major Step Forward on Peat and Deforestation Standards

20 November 2018- At its 16th annual conference last week, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil adopted new standards in order to strengthen the organization's commitment to protection of both forest and peatland.

Trends Shaping Innovation in Meal Solutions

19 November 2018 - In 2018, global value sales of meal solutions (cooking ingredients and meals, and staple foods) is projected to collectively comprise 53% of total packaged food sales, amounting to USD1.2 trillion. Over a five-year period from 2013, the top 10 growth markets gained USD79 billion, of which China and India contributed a lion's share, followed by the US. South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam have also recorded impressive absolute value sales over the same period, totalling five Asian countries among these top 10.

Tate & Lyle Extends Distribution Agreement with Azelis

16 November 2018 - Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of ingredients and solutions, is pleased to announce an extended partnership with Azelis, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients.

Netherlands: BASF Opens Global Cucumber Breeding Center

08 November 2018– BASF has opened a new state-of-the-art breeding center for cucumbers at its site in Nunhem. At around 50 million Euro, it is the largest investment in the hundred-year history of the Nunhem vegetable seeds business.

Cargill and DSM Announce New Zero Calorie Sweetener Joint Venture

08 November 2018- Cargill and DSM have announced a new joint venture, Avansya, to produce zero-calorie, cost-effective sweeteners. The joint venture, a 50-50 partnership, is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions but is expected to be finalised early 2019

Ajinomoto’s Sales Rise 3.4% in April-September

7 November 2018 - During the interim period ended September 30, 2018 (April 1 to September 30, 2018), the Ajinomoto Group's consolidated sales increased by 3.4% year on year, or ¥17.9 billion, to ¥546.4 billion, supported by a large increase in sales of pharmaceutical custom manufacturing services as well as growth in sales of frozen foods (Overseas) and seasonings and processed foods (Overseas).