Danisco Consolidates Its Presence in Shanghai – New Centre to Combine Sales and Research

April 10 - Today's inauguration of Danisco Shanghai Center gives Danisco a strategic position in one of the world's biggest centres of growth, Eastern China.

BASF Q3 Net Income Falls 69%

Ludwigshafen , Germany – October 29, 2009 – BASF's figures for the third quarter of 2009 demonstrate the company's operational strength in the global economic crisis. Third-quarter sales increased by 2% compared with the second quarter but fell 19% compared with the same period of 2008. Income from operations (EBIT) before special items was 9% higher than in the second quarter and 20% lower than in the third quarter of 2008. All operating divisions contributed positive earnings. BASF's strong cash flow increases the company's financial strength and has enabled it to reduce debt.

Cargill Opens New Product Innovation Center, Expands Technical Capabilities to Serve Bakers

Minneapolis, May 5 – Cargill is expanding its capabilities to serve the baking industry with the opening of a new Product Innovation Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

NutraCea Announces Sale of Non-Core Cereal Ingredients Business

Feb 16 - NutraCea, a world leader in stabilized rice bran nutrient research and technology, today announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to sell NutraCea's existing cereal ingredients business and certain related equipment to Kerry, Inc., a global food ingredients company in a transaction valued at approximately $3.9 million plus the actual cost of NutraCea's inventory related to its cereal ingredients business. The assets to be sold include certain equipment located in NutraCea's Phoenix plant as well as related customer and supplier lists and purchase orders related to the cereal ingredients business. Neither the Phoenix plant nor any of the manufacturing assets located in the Company's Dillon, Montana facility are included in the transaction.

Fortitech Says Expansion of Brazilian Nutrient Premix Facility to Be Completed in May

6 March 2012 - Fortitech has announced that the expansion of its Campinas nutrient premix facility in Brazil will be completed in May.

Ingredients: LEHVOSS acquires UK-based Gee Lawson

25 August 2015- LEHVOSS UK Limited, the UK subsidiary of Lehmann&Voss&Co., Hamburg founded in 1894, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Gee Lawson Holdings Limited. This acquisition is a strategic move that strengthens the LEHVOSS Groups portfolio in the nutritional and life science sectors across Europe and globally.

Cool Temperatures in Southern Brazil to Spare Coffee, Sugar

28 May 2014 - A cold front is bringing the coldest temperatures of the year to southern Brazil, a meteorologist said on Tuesday, but a possible frost in southern-most states Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina on Wednesday would miss the coffee and sugarcane belt.

Treatt Plc Records Stronger Than Expected Results

6 August 2010 - Treatt PLC, the manufacturer and supplier of conventional, organic and ethically-traded ingredients for the flavour, fragrance and cosmetic industries today publishes its Interim Management Statement relating to the period from 1 April 2010 to 5 August 2010.

New Zealand Dairy Payout Threatens Production

12 May 2015 - New Zealand's farmgate milk prices are likely to be weaker than previously expected in the next year, raising the risk that cash-strapped farmers will be forced to curb production and take on more debt.

Global Dairy Market Outlook – April 2014

29 April 2014 - China's appetite satisfied for now

Fuji Oil Opens Food R&D Center in Singapore

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

United States, Mexico Finalize Sugar Trade Deal -Sources

14 June 2017 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has finalized terms of a closely watched sugar trade pact with Mexico, sources familiar with the agreement said on Wednesday, moving to end a years-long dispute over the sweetener.

Danone Invests Further in Romania; Sales Recovery from Guar Contamination Expected by Year-End

17 October 2007 - Danone plans to invest 1.5 million euro in its Romanian operations by the end of the year in order to boost capacity. This new cash injection takes the dairy giant's total investment in Romania to 7 million euro in 2007.

India Likely to Raise Sugar Import Tax to 50 pct – Govt Source

7 July 2017 - India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, is likely to raise import duty on the sweetener to 50 percent from 40 percent in an attempt to restrict cheaper flow of the commodity from overseas, a government official said on Friday.

EU 2013 Milk Consumption Flat Due to Lingering Effects of Economic Downturn

In 2013,EU-27 milk deliveries are expected to increase only slightly despite favorable world market conditions for dairy products due to higher production costs and unfavorable weather conditions.

Cargill Opens New Flavor Facility in China

Netherlands, March 25 – Cargill's flavor footprint now extends worldwide with the opening of a dedicated manufacturing plant in Pinghu, China. Complementing the flavor application laboratory established in Shanghai in 2007, the new facility will enable Cargill to serve customers with comprehensive solutions ranging from flavor creation for beverage, dairy, confectionery and bakery applications, to manufacturing and supply.

South Africa Sugar Tax Will Hit Economy and Jobs, Says Lobby Group

23 August 2016- A South African business lobby group warned on Tuesday that a proposed tax on sugary drinks will hurt the economy and lead to job losses, an assertion tossed aside by the government and health campaigners as fear-mongering propaganda.

Balchem to Acquire SensoryEffects for USD 567 Mln

1 April 2014 - Balchem Corporation has said it will acquire SensoryEffects, a Saint-Louis, Missouri-based supplier of customized food and beverage ingredient systems, for USD 567 million.

FEATURE: Food Additive Firm ZMC Seeks to Counter Substandard Chinese Image

26 April 2010 - With the melamine scandal as a recent significant illustration, exports of Chinese food ingredients seldom benefit from a good quality image.

EU Moves to Prop Up Tumbling Olive Oil Prices

30 Sept - The European Union's executive said on Thursday it intends to offer financial aid in the coming weeks to EU olive oil producers hit by falling prices.

RiceBran, DSM Complete Rice Bran Protein Joint Research Program

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

Coffee Traders in Storage Game as Colombian Glut Grows

10 April 2015 - Stocks of Colombian coffee in exchange warehouses have more than doubled in the last seven weeks, hitting a record high as traders store a glut of beans as demand for washed arabica coffee wanes and futures remain under pressure.

Food-Grade Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA...

16 August 2012 - Below are the latest weekly 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.

China’s Grocery Market Reaches USD 1 trillion

4 June 2013 - China, the world's biggest food and grocery market, is now valued at more than US$1tn and is forecast to be worth US$1.5tn in 2016, according to latest figures published by IGD.

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...

Ornua Undertakes EUR 10 mln. Expansion in Germany

09 November 2016- Ornua, Ireland's largest exporter of Irish dairy products, is further expanding its German business, with the commencement of a Euro 10 million extension of its production facility in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Dusseldorf. This is the third expansion of the facility, bringing the total investment in Neukirchen-Vluyn to Euro 50 million, as Ornua Deutschland GMBH invests to meet growing demand for Kerrygold products in Germany (and beyond). The investment will expand production and storage facilities, in addition to developing enhanced office space. The development will take approximately 12 months to complete.

Global Sweeteners Reports 97.3% Increase in Gross Profit

August 30 - Global Sweeteners Interim Results Announcement For The Six Months Ended 30 June 2010.

World Dairy Trade Faces Strong Headwinds

22 November 2016 - The trade in dairy products has suffered a number of massive blows in the last three years and is set to continue face headwinds going forward. The Russian trade embargo, the slowing of demand growth from China, the impact of low oil prices on demand from oil exporting countries and the strengthening of the US dollar have all had an impact on the demand for imports. The expansion of production surrounding the removal of production quotas in Europe added to the pain and resulted in a period of extremely low world prices, according to Rabobank's report “Strong Headwinds Weigh on Trade Growth..”

SunOpta Announces Opening of Natural and Organic Sesame Hulling Operation

Toronto, Nov. 19, 2009 - SunOpta Inc. today announced that the SunOpta International Sourcing and Trading Group, in hand with its joint venture partner, has completed the construction of the first natural and organic sesame hulling plant in Ethiopia, operated as Selet Hulling Plc.

Eli Lilly to Sell Tippecanoe Pharma Product Manufacturing Site to Evonik Industries

Indianapolis, Oct 14, 2009 - Eli Lilly and Company today announced the sale of its Tippecanoe Laboratories manufacturing facility to Evonik Industries AG, one of the world's largest chemical companies.

Colombia Coffee Output for 2014 Between 11.5 Mln-12mln Bags

5 September 2014 - Colombia's coffee production will be between 11.5 million and 12 million 60-kg bags in 2014, up from a previous estimate of 11.4 million bags, the head of the farmer-funded growers' federation said on Friday, thanks to good weather and tree renovation.

PepsiCo Opens Fruit and Vegetable R&D Facility in Germany

6 July 2012 - PepsiCo has officially opened its Hamburg Innovation Centre (HIC) in Germany. The facility, which required a 17 million euro investment, will take a lead role in the company's global fruit and vegetable research.

Dean Foods Sees Great Opportunities for its Global Soy Beverage Business

11 September 2009 - Dean Foods' summer acquisition of Alpro from Vandemoortele in Belgium for 325 million euro is expected to cement the company's global leadership in in soy-based beverages.

MGP Ingredients’ Quarterly Income Rises

Atchison, Kan., March 13, 2012 - MGP Ingredients, Inc. today reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended December 31, 2011. As previously announced, the company changed its fiscal year end to December 31 from June 30. As a result, the six months ended December 31, 2011, represent a transition period, with the next fiscal year covering the period from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012.

Novozymes’ Sales to Food Industry Rise 1% in H1

10 August 2016 - In the first half of 2016, sales grew by 3% organically and were flat in DKK compared with the first half of 2015. EBIT was on par, and the EBIT margin was 27.2%, also on par with the first half of 2015.

Nutrinova Announces Further Price Increase for Certain Sorbate Products

Kronberg, July 18, 2008 - Nutrinova, the food ingredients business of Celanese, announced today that it will further increase the price for potassium sorbate granules and potassium sorbate powder by at least 15 percent or as contracts allow.

China 2014 Rice Output Down 0.4 Percent on Year

22 August 2014 – China, the world's top rice producer and consumer, produced 34.01 million tonnes of early-season rice, which was down 0.4 percent from last year, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

China Publishes National Standards for Flavourings

May 11 - On March 27, 2009, China notified the WTO of 'National Standard of the People's Republic of China - Flavorings' as TBT/N/CHN/575. This standard specifies the requirements, test methods, inspection rules, marks, packing, transport, storage and shelf-life of flavorings.

China Whole Milk Powder Imports to Decrease 30%

27 May 2015 - Changing market conditions have led Post to make adjustments in dairy forecasts.

COFCO Agri Sees Larger Chinese Sugar Output, More Stock Sales

8 November 2016 - Chinese food processor and commodities trader COFCO Agri projects China will produce more sugar in the 2016/17 crop than in the previous season and says it's likely that the government will sell more sugar from its stocks.

Campbell Soup to Start Work on New Pepperidge Farm R&D Centre

7 September 2011 - Campbell Soup will start the construction of its new Pepperidge Farm innovation centre in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Monday next week.

USDA’s Bullish Sugar Outlook Fuels Supplies Fear

10 April 2014 - The U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) slashed a key measure for sugar supplies to the lowest in two years on Wednesday, fueling concerns over tightening availability after the U.S. industry launched a trade dispute with its top supplier Mexico.

China Chemical Begins Production at New Maleic Anhydride Facility

25 January 2011 - China Chemical Corp. has announced that its new maleic anhydride (MA) facility has completed its testing phase and has begun production.

Italian Winemakers Take On France In Chinese Market

17 December 2012 - Move over Lafite, the mighty Barolo is here.

Scientists Learn How Food Affects the Brain

July 9 - In addition to helping protect us from heart disease and cancer, a balanced diet and regular exercise can also protect the brain and ward off mental disorders.

Aspartame: No Reason to Revise the Acceptable Daily Intake – EFSA

10 December 2013 - Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of aspartame (E 951) as a food additive.

Malaysia-Indonesia Palm Council Will Struggle to Buoy Prices -Industry Sources

27 Nov 2015- A bid by the world's top two palm oil producers to work together to support prices is unlikely to find much success, as different domestic cost structures make coordination tough for Indonesia and Malaysia while competing for a share of the same market.

Australia’s Woolworths Sees Little Food Price Inflation

Aug 26 - Woolworths Ltd , Australia's largest retailer, expects little food price inflation over the next 12 months, the supermarket owner said on Thursday.

Oil: Richardson Invests $120 Million To Upgrade Lethbridge Canola Plant

18 August 2016 – Richardson International Limited is investing $120 million in its canola processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta to maximize operating efficiencies and modernize the facility to significantly increase canola crush capability.

Nespresso Reaffirms Support For Colombian Coffee Growers

23 May 2012 – More coffee farmers in Colombia will have the opportunity to improve the quality of their crop and the sustainability of their farming practices after Nespresso committed to five more years of investment in its sustainability programme in the country.

Novozymes Inaugurates New Research & Development Center in India

November 22 - Novozymes, the world's largest producer of industrial enzymes, today opened its new state-of-the art research & development center and office at Whitefield in Bangalore, India.

Royal FrieslandCampina Opens Development Centre in Singapore

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

Copa-Cogeca Welcomes EU Agreement on Milk Package

7 December 2011 -

DSM’s Sight and Life Extends Partnership with Vitamin Angels for Distribution of Vitamin A...

11 January 2012 - Sight and Life, the non-profit nutrition think tank of DSM, is extending its partnership with Vitamin Angels for the distribution of vitamin A capsules.

Snyder’s-Lance Announces Timeline to Source 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs

04 April 2016- As part of the company's ongoing commitment to improve sustainability in its supply chain, Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (Nasdaq - GS: LNCE) has announced plans to switch to 100 percent cage - free eggs for all its products that use eggs. The company will consistently increase its percentage of cage - free eggs each year and reach 100 percent by the end of 2025.

Nutrinova Announces Price Increase for Sorbates

Kronberg, June 20, 2008 - Nutrinova, the food ingredients business of Celanese announced today, that it will increase the price of its sorbates products (sorbic acid and potassium sorbate) by an average of 10 % effective July 1, 2008 or as contracts allow.

The Rise of Coffee Culture in India

19 November 2012 – Coffee culture in India is flourishing thanks to the efforts of a few specialist coffee chains and the instant coffee players, says a new report from Rabobank.

Commerce Initiates Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) Investigations on Citric Acid and Certain...

May 6 - On May 6, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its decisions to initiate ADand CVD investigations on imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from the People's Republic of China (China) (AD/CVD) and Canada (AD).

Ajinomoto Builds 2 New Factories in Thailand; Continues Globalization of Its Presence and Further...

Tokyo, April 1, 2008 - Ajinomoto Co., Inc. has established two factories in Thailand, the greatest stronghold in the overseas food business, for strengthening our food business in Thailand and Asian countries.

Danisco Q1 Revenue up 7%

17 September 2009 - In Q1 2009/10, Danisco posted revenue of DKK 3.5 billion, up 7% Y/Y (2% organic growth). Cultures and Genencor were the drivers of organic growth. Group EBIT increased by 27% Y/Y, resulting in a significant margin enhancement compared to Q1 last year. Enablers and Genencor both contributed well to higher margins. We lift our full-year estimates for EBIT and profit for the Group.

France: Roquette’s Bioplastic Plant Fully Operational

24 February 2012 - The Roquette Group, one of the world leaders in the processing of raw vegetable materials, is now becoming a major plant-based plastics player. It has successfully launched its first industrial production unit for GAIALENE® plant-based plastics at its main site in Lestrem (Pas-de-Calais).

Danish Ingredient Firm Palsgaard Building Large-Scale Asian Emulsifier Plant

3 February 2011 - Danish food ingredient manufacturer Palsgaard has announced that it is currently building a 20,000-ton-per-annum emulsifier plant in Asia, a major growth area for the company over the last years.

ADM Quarterly Earnings Up USD 388 Million

Decatur, Ill., August 3 - Archer Daniels Midland Company today reported net earnings of $ 1.9 billion and segment operating profit of $ 3.2 billion for the year ended June 30, 2010, up $ 246 million and $ 786 million, respectively, from the prior year. For fiscal year 2010, ADM earned $ 3.00 diluted EPS, versus $ 2.62 for the year prior.

Malaysia Crude Palm Oil Export Tax Seen at Zero for Jan

12 December 2012 - Malaysia will set a tax rate for the export of crude palm oil for January by using the average sales price from Nov. 10 to Dec. 9 as the reference price, a government source said, a level that analysts said could result in zero tax.

Recovery in Sugar Prices Likely Only Around 2020 – Alvean CEO

24 April - Sugar prices will only start to recover towards 2020 as a global glut of stocks will continue to weigh, the chief executive of the world's largest sugar trader Alvean said on Tuesday.

Coffee Industry Braces for Colombia Shipment Delays Amid Strike

19 May 2017 - Coffee growers in Colombia and importers in the United States are bracing for tight supplies from the world's biggest grower of high-quality arabica beans as a general strike in the Pacific port of Buenaventura delays shipments at a time when heavy rains have already slowed the harvest.

ITC Investigative Staff’s Pre-Hearing Brief Concludes that JK Sucralose Inc. Does Not Infringe Tate...

Jiangsu, China, March 13, 2008 - JK Sucralose Inc., one of the largest global sucralose manufacturers, made the following statement concerning the International Trade Commission investigation “In the Matter of Certain Sucralose, Sweeteners Containing Sucralose, and Components Thereof” (337-TA-604):

Kerry: Interim Management Statement

May 13 - Kerry, the global ingredients & flavours and consumer foods group, issued its first Interim Management Statement in accordance with the reporting requirements of the Transparency Regulations 2007 at its Annual General Meeting today.

China Eyes Nearly Half of Q4 Soy from South America

9 Sept - China is expected to ship nearly half of its soy imports from Brazil and Argentina in the fourth quarter on competitive offers from South America, which is sitting on plentiful stocks after this year's bumper harvest, traders in Asia said.

Chr. Hansen Opens New Natural Colors Center in the US

17 October 2011 - Chr. Hansen's US headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin cuts the ribbon to its new 'Global Expertise Center' for natural color solutions to the international prepared foods industry.

Coffee Prices to Rise on 2nd-Straight Global Deficit

2 December 2014 – World coffee production will be 144.4 million 60-kg bags in the current 2014/15 (October/September) marketing year, up 1.5 percent from last year but on track for a second straight year of supply deficits, signaling higher prices, Rabobank said on Monday.

EU Commission Opens In-Depth Investigation into Arsenal’s Proposed Acquisition of Chemical Manufacturer DSM Special...

Brussels, 7 August 2008 - The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the planned acquisition of the Dutch manufacturer of basic chemicals DSM Special Products (DSP) by US equity company Arsenal, which controls Velsicol Chemical Corporation.

G20 Farm Ministers Tussle Over Trading Rules

June 22 - G20 farm ministers wrangled over France's proposals to tighten regulation of commodity markets and set up emergency reserves at a summit on Wednesday as the group seeks to tackle soaring and volatile food prices.

Ajinomoto Says MSG and Nucleotide Demand to Continue Growing

2 October 2012 - Ajinomoto has estimated that for fiscal 2011 (which ended 31 March 2012), global demand for monosodium glutamate (MSG) amounted to approximately 2.6 million tons (up from the 2.49 million tons forecasted for FY2010).

Food Supplements Europe Association Created

11 March 2013 - National associations and food supplement companies have joined forces to strengthen the dialogue with regulators and scientists on the establishment of a safety based and innovation driven legal environment for food supplements.

MGP Ingredients Sees Improved Sales in Fourth Quarter

Aug. 23 - MGP Ingredients, Inc. today reported net income of $2,476,000, or $0.14 in diluted earnings per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, which ended June 30, 2010.

Spain: Natra in Cocoa Ingredient Partnership with Kraft Foods

20 December 2007 - Spanish biotechnology group Natraceutical's cocoa products subsidiary Natra will develop ingredients derivatives from cocoa for Kraft Foods, according to Spanish financial reports.

Cocoa Could be a Healthy Treat for Diabetic Patients

26 May 2008 - For people with diabetes, sipping a mug of steaming, flavorful cocoa may seem a guilty pleasure. But new research suggests that indulging a craving for cocoa can actually help blood vessels to function better and might soon be considered part of a healthy diet for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Colombia Hikes Coffee Subsidies, Calls for Coffee Strike to End

4 March 2013 - Colombia's government raised a subsidy to coffee farmers on Saturday and called for them to end a strike, but farm leaders said they will continue protesting and blocking roads because they want buyers to pay a minimum price for beans.

TERRA Food & AgTech Accelerator Tackles Blockchain, Vegan Dairy, Healthy Snacks, Ingredients, Robotics in...

27 September 2018- The global food and agriculture accelerator TERRA is underway for the third year giving 17 start-ups the opportunity to work alongside industry experts.

Aurora Algae Introduces First Photosynthetic Algae-Based Platform for Pharmaceutical & Food Apps

Sept 13 - Aurora Algae, formerly Aurora Biofuels, today introduced the industry's first photosynthetic algae-based platform for the production of sustainable, premium products in the pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, aquaculture and fuels markets.

Ghana to Give Farmers More Cocoa Seedlings to Boost Crop

25 August 2015- Ghana's cocoa industry regulator Cocobod will increase its free supply of cocoa seedlings to farmers next year to replace ageing trees and boost the crop, it said on Tuesday.

DSM and Roquette to Start Bio-based Succinic Acid Joint Venture

June 28 - Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company headquartered in France, today announce that they have signed a joint venture agreement for the production, commercialization and market development of bio-based succinic acid, subject to regulatory approvals and notifications.

Four Firms Confirm Questioned In India’s Guar Probe

20 January 2012 - Four companies have confirmed receiving "show cause" notices from India's commodity markets regulator in its investigation into irregularities in futures trade in guar gum and guar seed after prices more than doubled since November.

EIB to Help Finance Novozymes’ Enzyme Research

13 December 2010 - A few days after announcing 120 million euro in funding for Danisco, the European Investment Bank has said that it will arrange for a financing facility for another Danish firm, Novozymes.

Brazil Sugar Delays To Increase As Harvest Peaks

5 July 2012 - Waiting times at Brazilian sugar ports, which have shortened thanks to drier weather, are likely to increase again in the coming weeks as harvesting gathers pace, a shipping agency director said.

Sanford Acquires Mussel Farm in Marlborough Sounds

July 27, 2009 - Sanford Limited and Sealord Group Limited today announced that they have reached agreement on the sale and purchase of a package of marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds which are being sold by Sealord to Sanford.

Lead Contamination Scare Hits Heinz Infant Food In China

18 August 2014 - U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company's reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.

Barentz and Roquette Expand Partnership into Switzerland

13 April 2015 - Barentz Sander and Roquette have signed a distribution agreement which covers the Swiss market to strengthen their long-term partnership. The agreement encompasses a sole representation of Barentz in the Swiss market, covering the food and beverage as well as the pharmaceutical industry.

Thailand Eliminates Domestic Sugar Price Controls to Settle Brazil’s WTO Challenge

16 Jan - Thailand's military government has eliminated control of domestic sugar prices and sales administration, the industry minister said on Tuesday, as part of a regulatory overhaul to avoid a trade dispute with Brazil.

Malaysia Bans Imports of Melamine-Tainted Food Raising Agent from China

16 Oct – Malaysia has banned the importation of a Chinese-made food raising agent after test revealed excess levels of melamine.

Choc Scoops Top Spot In Uk Ice Cream Innovation: 22% Of New Ice Cream...

1 August 2016 - Chocoholic Brits can get their fix from the freezer more easily this summer as new research from Mintel reveals that there were more chocolate flavoured ice cream products launched in the UK in the past year* than vanilla** for the first time in eight years. According to Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD) as many as 22% of all new ice cream products launched in the UK in the past 12 months were chocolate flavoured, compared to vanilla at 18%, caramel or caramelised flavours at 13% and strawberry at 12%.

Wild Flavors Welcomes EU-Wide Stevia Approval

Zug, Switzerland, November 15, 2011 - WILD Flavors GmbH (WILD) welcomes the official EU-wide approval of steviol glycosides in foodstuffs, announced last Saturday.

Food-Grade Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA...

18 March 2015 - Below are the latest weekly 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.

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...

Brewers May Face Hangover from Poor EU Barley Crop

30 Sept - The European Union harvest of malting barley, an ingredient for beer, is believed to be of poor quality and brewers and malt producers may have to accept lower grades than normal, traders and analysts said on Thursday.

Superfruits – Bespoke for Functionality or Fad?

6 March 2008 - In recent years, Europe has been echoing with the health benefits of fruits and veggies more than ever before. The scientific validation of the functional potency of the phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables is gaining momentum. The association of fruit and vegetables to human health has gained better clarity, especially with regards to the health benefits in relation to their antioxidant properties. This is because most of the degenerative and lifestyle-related disorders are caused by oxidative stress, which can be contested by replenishing and/or improving the body's antioxidant pool.

TNO and Foodpolis to Collaborate in Food Research

3 December 2013

Kenya’s Average Tea Price Down By a Quarter in December

28 March 2014 - The average price of Kenyan tea was down by a quarter in December to $2.46 per kg from the same month a year earlier, the industry regulator said on Thursday.

Cargill Increases Q3 Net Earnings by 275%; Improvement in Food Ingredients

Minneapolis, Apr. 13 - Cargill today reported $729 million in earnings from continuing operations in the fiscal 2010 third quarter ended Feb. 28. The company also realized a $169 million net gain from discontinued operations, which reflected the sale of the Brazilian poultry and pork business. That brought net earnings in the third quarter to $898 million, compared with $326 million in the same period a year ago.

Senomyx Reports 85% Increase in 2010 Revenues

March 3 - Senomyx, Inc., a company focused on using proprietary taste receptor-based technologies to discover novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries, today provided a corporate update and reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.

Peru Coffee Production Up 4 Pct in 2015/16

2 June 2015 - Coffee production in marketing year (MY) 2015/16 (April/March) is forecast at 4.2 million bags (60- kilograms per bag), increasing over 4 percent compared to the previous year.

CSM Officially Opens New Innovation Center in Germany

Diemen, the Netherlands, June 26, 2008 – CSM's new state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Bingen, Germany has officially been opened on June 26, 2008 with a ceremony attended by many customers and other guests.

Vitamin B3: Jubilant Starts Commercial Production at New Facility

11 October 2011 - Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, an integrated Pharma and Life Sciences Company and the largest Custom Research & Manufacturing player out of India announced today that it has commissioned its manufacturing facility at SEZ in Gujarat, India, and the commercial production of 10,000 TPA Niacinamide and 3-Cyanopyridine from its new facility started earlier this month.

Mexico Emerges As Global Sugar Supplier – Industry Group

7 August 2013 - Mexico will ship more than 700,000 tonnes of sugar to world markets outside of the United States in the 2012/13 crop year as the country becomes a global supplier for the first time in at least a decade, according to the chief of a trade association representing cane mill owners

Daesang Plans to Be Competitive L-Arginine Supplier in Europe

7 June 2016 - Earlier this year, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a scientific opinion stating that L-Arginine produced by C. glutamicum KCTC 10423BP is an effective source of arginine for all species. L-Arginine produced by C. glutamicum KCTC 10423BP was also seen as safe for target species when supplemented to diets in appropriate amounts, and presented no risk for the consumer given the product's high purity.

Algaia Completes Acquisition of Cargill’s Alginate Business

10 January 2017 - Today, Algaia has completed the acquisition of Cargill Alginate business and manufacturing plant after having obtained all necessary approvals. This complements the recent acquisition of Alganact SA, a start-up company specialized in seaweed biomass valorization, the opening of a greenfield R&D centre in Saint Lo, France and the recruitment of a team of business and technical experts.

SunOpta to Acquire Niagara Natural Fruit Snack Company

Aug. 12, 2015 - SunOpta Inc., a leading global company focused on organic, non-genetically modified and healthy foods, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Niagara Natural Fruit Snack Company Inc. The acquisition closed contemporaneously with the execution of the definitive agreement.

Review of Science Finds Soyfoods Lower Cholesterol

Washington, Aug. 7 - A recent study by Dr. Alicia Thorpe confirms soyfoods lower total cholesterol, even though the author found the reduction in LDL cholesterol was not significant.

American Sugar Alliance Statement on FY2010 TRQ Announcement

Washington, Sep 26 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it has set the 2009/10 Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for raw and refined sugars at the minimum quantities established by law.

Food Testing Firms Poised to Benefit from Horsemeat Fallout

13 February 2013 – Companies that specialise in testing food ingredients stand to gain from increased scrutiny of meat products in the wake of the horsemeat scandal that has spread across Europe since the beginning of the year.

Relaxation Drinks See Energetic Growth in U.S.

July 20 - People have been guzzling energy drinks for the last 10 years -- maybe it's time to relax.

Cargill Reports Rise in Second Quarter Net Earnings

Jan 12 - Cargill today reported net earnings of $1.49 billion in the fiscal 2011 second quarter ended Nov. 30, compared with $489 million in the same period a year ago. Excluding earnings from its majority investment in The Mosaic Company, Cargill earned $832 million, nearly double last year's $420 million.

Australia: 2015 Milk Production Forecast Raised

19 May 2015 - Australia is a small producer of milk and accounts for about 7 percent of international dairy trade (in milk equivalent terms) down from a peak of 15 percent a few years ago.

Corbion’s Sales Rise 4.2% in Q4

Feb. 27 - Corbion delivered organic sales growth of 4.2% in Q4 2013, driven by volume growth of 5.7%, with total Net sales in the quarter Euro 184.6 million. EBITDA before one-off costs increased by 5.7% to Euro 22.3 million in Q4 2013. The year ended on a very solid note, especially at Biochemicals which grew volumes by 17.8%.

Cocoa Smugglers Rub Hands Over Ghana Price

18 October 2012 – A yawning gap between Ivory Coast and its neighbour Ghana's cocoa price could set the scene for record volumes of smuggling, which distorts production data and bleeds vital revenue from the world's top grower.

Heat-Stable Probiotic Strain Bacillus subtilis R0179 Receives Self-Affirmed GRAS Status in US

Montreal, Canada, February 8, 2012 – Institut Rosell-Lallemand is pleased to announce that the heat-stable probiotic strain Bacillus subtilis R0179 has been deemed safe for use in foods and food supplements by US experts: the strain has gained the self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status.

Indonesian Edible Oil Firm to Grow Production Capacity in 2012

8 December 2011 - Alfa Laval has said it will supply SEK 85 million worth of equipment to an edible oil company in Indonesia in 2012.

DDW Opens New Color Emulsions Facility in Kentucky

12 October 2015 - DDW “The Color House” is delighted to announce the opening of its second site in Louisville for manufacturing food ingredients. Located next to the company's global support center on Spring Street and near its caramel color operation and U.S. subsidiary on Payne Street, the facility will produce specialty colorings for leading food and beverage companies in North America.

UK Consumer Attitudes to GM Labelling – Report

9 January 2013 - The Food Standards Agency is today publishing the findings of research looking at consumer attitudes to the labelling of genetically modified (GM) food and the use of 'GM-free' labelling.

Ivory Coast Fixes Farmer Price For Cocoa At 700 CFA Francs/Kg

29 March 2013 - Ivory Coast fixed its government-guaranteed cocoa farmgate price at 700 CFA francs per kg for the April-to-Sept mid-crop harvest, down from a main crop price of 725 CFA francs per kg, the head of the country's marketing board said on Friday.

China Food Watchdog to Tighten Supervision of Milk Powder Makers

9 August 2013 - China said it will enhance monitoring of milk powder producers following a contamination scare at New Zealand's Fonterra and "severely" punish any companies found to have quality or safety problems.

Study: Caffeine Content in Sodas Varies Widely; Labels Needed (DJ)

Montgomery, Ala., Sep. 4 - Looking for a quick pick-me-up to get through a long afternoon? Forget that cola. A fizzy citrus drink could provide even more of a boost.

Sodium Bicarbonate: Solvay Inaugurates Plant in Thailand

15 September 2015 - Solvay inaugurates South-East Asia's largest sodium bicarbonate plant based in Thailand to meet growing demand for high-quality products, in healthcare, food and other consumer goods markets throughout Asia.

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...

Studies Reveal How Plants Protect Us from Disease

6 April 2009 - Everyday foods, beverages, and spices contain healthful compounds that help us fight harmful inflammation. And, in doing that, these phytochemicals--the resveratrol in red wine or the catechins in green, white and black teas, for instance--may also reduce our risk of diseases associated with chronic inflammation, including cancer and diabetes.

Givaudan’s Sales Rise

10 October 2014 – In the first nine months of 2014 Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 3,313 million, an increase of 4.5% on a like-for-like basis and a decline of 0.2% in Swiss francs compared to the previous year. Givaudan continues to demonstrate strong business momentum with a full project pipeline and win rates sustained at a high level.

Food-Grade Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA...

01 August 2012 - Below are the latest weekly 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.

Chemicals: Evonik Linked to Takeover Bid for Clariant

26 March 2015 - The Financial Times speculates that Evonik Industries is considering a takeover bid for Swiss chemical firm Clariant for an estimated EUR 6.96 billion.

Fire Controlled at Cosan’s Brazil Sugar Export Terminal in Santos

4 August 2014 - Firefighters at Brazil's Santos Port contained a blaze at two sugar warehouses operated by Cosan SA early on Monday, but the damage threatened to disrupt exports.

Shareholders Press Yum for Stricter Antibiotics Policy

9 August 2016 - Yum Brands Inc investors on Tuesday filed a shareholder proposal requesting that it quickly phase out harmful antibiotic use in its meat supply, taking aim at the practices of the company's KFC fried chicken chain.

Switzerland: Guar Gum Thickening Agent Found to Contain High Dioxin Levels; Worldwide Recall Started

31 July 2007 - High levels of dioxin have been found in a Swiss-made thickening agent. As a result, the manufacturer Unipektin has ordered a worldwide recall of the product.

Global Sweeteners’ Corn Refinery Plant Acquisition Approved

18 October 2011 - Global Sweeteners' acquisition of Changchun Jincheng Corn Development Co., Ltd., a corn refinery plant owned by its parent company Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited, for HKD 510 million, last month, has been approved by the company's shareholders.

Food-Grade Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA...

7 November 2012 - Below are the latest weekly 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.

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...

Is Organic Chocolate Worth the Price?

12 February 2015 – If you plunk down some big bucks for organic chocolate this Valentine's Day, your sweetie may or may not be impressed.

NutellaGate, Trans Fats and Turning The Tide on The Palm Oil Debate

21 July 2015- Palm oil undeservingly continues to be the subject of negative campaigns in some member states – on health as well as environmental grounds.

No Jolt for Java: U.S. Coffee Drinking Grinds Lower

16 March 2015 - The percentage of Americans who drink a cup of coffee every day declined for the third straight year, the National Coffee Association (NCA) said on Friday, reflecting slacker consumption from older drinkers.

Abbott Laboratories to Open First Nutrition R&D Center in India

May 3, 2012 - Abbott, one of India's largest health care companies, today announced plans to establish its first nutrition research and development center in the country in collaboration with Syngene, India's leading contract research organization.

Ajinomoto Seeking Overseas Acquisitions

14 March 2011 - Ajinomoto could spend 300 billion yen (USD 3.7 billion) on overseas acquisitions in the next 3 years in order to help fuel an operating profit growth target of +26% during this period.

Martek Biosciences to Sell Some of its Kentucky Manufacturing Assets to Alltech

24 September 2010 - Martek Biosciences Corporation has agreed to sell a significant portion of the assets at its Winchester, Kentucky, manufacturing site to Alltech.

Ajinomoto Answers Food Business-Related Questions

30 May 2014 - Ajinomoto answers food business-related questions at May 29th Analysts' Meeting.

WILD Offers Natural Colour Solutions to Avoid New EU Warning Label

Heidelberg-Eppelheim, July 20, 2010 - The article 24 of the regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008, which applies as of today, requires that products containing the disputed “Southampton colors” need to bear a warning label “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children”.

Food-Grade Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA...

4 July 2012 - Below are the latest weekly 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.

Niacet Calcium Propionate Expansion

1 October 2011

Milk Price Increase For Arla Milk Link Owners

23 April 2013 - Arla Foods amba is raising its on account price from April 29 by 1.06ppl, as a result of improved business performance and increases in global commodity prices which are having a positive impact on the retail market, globally.

Food and Drink Industry Faced with New Health Issue: UK Scientist Points Out Towards...

30 May 2007 – The food and drink industry may be facing another health scare as a UK scientist has decided to speak out about another danger.

U.S. Lifts Sanctions in EU Beef Hormone Row

May 30 - The United States lifted import duties on European luxury foods on Friday in return for a promise of bigger hormone-free beef sales to the European Union, signalling an end to one of the trading powers' oldest disputes.

Univar to Acquire Turkish Chemical Distributor Eral-Protek

Jan 20 - Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor announced it has signed an agreement to acquire leading Turkish chemical distributor, Eral-Protek. The deal is expected to close in February.

Argentina Tweaks System For Corn Exports

12 March 2012 - Argentina's government is modifying its unpopular corn export system, scrapping incremental quotas that farmers said depressed prices but keeping a cap on total sales abroad to ensure domestic needs are met.

Degussa Food Ingredient Integration ‘Proceeding Productively’ – Cargill CEO

12 October 2006 - Cargill today reported net earnings of USD 500 million for Q1 2007, which ended on 31 August 2006. The company also provided an update of its integration of Degussa's food ingredients operations, which Cargill acquired at the end of March 2006.

Brenntag Acquires Mexico’s Amco

10 January 2012 - Brenntag has announced that it has acquired Amco Internacional S.A. de C.V., an aroma chemical, essential oil and food ingredient distributor, based in Mexico City.

Lantmännen Unibake Opens New R&D Center in Florida

23 August 2012 - Now Lantmännen Unibake customers can expect more new and innovative breads from the Euro-Bake brand thanks to a $1 million facility expansion in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Bayer HealthCare Acquires German DIREVO Biotech AG

Leverkusen, September 16, 2008 – Bayer HealthCare AG acquires the German biotech company DIREVO Biotech AG, Cologne. With the acquisition of the biotech company specialized in protein engineering, Bayer strengthens the research competence in biologicals of its pharmaceutical division Bayer Schering Pharma.

China Mofcom Can Meet Sugar Demand Despite Low Stocks

Feb 23 - China can meet local demand for sugar supplies although government reserves are relatively tight, Guangxi Sugar Website reported on Wednesday, citing a commerce ministry official.

Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts to Increase Capacity in Argentina

26 January 2017 - Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), today announced that it is investing in a new warehouse at its receiving and storage facility in Alejandro Roca, Argentina.

DSM in New Dairy Strategy

29 November 2011 - DSM Nutritional Products has introduced 'Total Dairy Solutions', its new dairy strategy involving a vertical integration approach to all the firm's dairy capabilities.

CSM Sees Higher Commodity Prices

Oct. 27 - Dutch food group CSM NV, the world's largest bakery supplies maker, said on Wednesday it sees prices of its raw materials rising 20-30 percent, with increases already impacting its operating profit.

IMCD and DSM Expand Food Enzyme Partnership

7 April 2015 – IMCD N.V. and DSM announce they have further expanded their successful partnership for food enzymes.

Kerry Group Keeps Full Year Earnings Growth Forecast

19 November 2009 - Kerry, the global ingredients & flavours and consumer foods group, issues the following Interim Management Statement for the ten months to 31 October 2009.

MGP Ingredients Finalizes Purchase of Indiana Distillery Assets

Atchison, Kan., Dec. 28, 2011 - With the finalization today of a previously-announced asset acquisition, MGP Ingredients, Inc. significantly strengthened its role in serving beverage alcohol customers in the branded packaged goods industry.

Canada to Limit Caffeine in Energy Drinks

7 Oct - Canada will restrict the amount of caffeine allowed in energy drinks such as Red Bull and Monster Energy but has pulled back from classifying them as stimulative drug products that can only be sold in pharmacies.

GLG Announces 20-Year Exclusive Agreement for Stevia Growth and Production in China

Vancouver, B.C., April 18, 2008 - GLG Life Tech Corporation announced today that it has signed a 20-year agreement with the government of Juancheng County in the western Shandong Province of China, which gives GLG exclusive rights to grow high quality stevia leaf and build and operate a stevia processing factory as well as the exclusive right to purchase high quality stevia leaf grown in that region.

US Chemical Firm Tetra Technologies to Open Arkansas Calcium Chloride Plant in 2009

28 April 2008 - TETRA Technologies Inc., an oil and gas services company has started work on a new chemical processing facility in El Dorado, Arkansas, which will produce calcium chloride, a feedstock for the firm's completion fluids business as well as for applications in a variety of other markets, inckuding the food industry.

IFF Revenue Increases 2% in Q4

New York, Feb. 9 - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011.

Flavour Producer Robertet Sees H1 Turnover Rise

18 September 2012 - Robertet, a French producer of flavours and additives for the cosmetics and food industries, has announced that its H1 2012 turnover rose by 4.9%, to 204.6 million euro.

India May Double Tax On White Sugar Imports

18 October 2012 – India may double the import tax on white sugar and could allow duty free overseas purchases of raws, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said on Thursday, moves which could protect local mills against cheaper competition.

Food-Grade Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA...

10 October 2012 - Below are the latest weekly 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.

Consumers’ Use of Nutrition Information When Eating Out

30 June 2014 - What Is the Issue?

Global Bio-chem Sees Increased Sales of Corn Sweeteners in H1 2007; JVs with Cargill...

24 September 2007 - China's Global Bio-chem Technology Group (GBT) has recorded a year-on-year consolidated revenue increase of approximately 32% to approximately HKD 2.7 billion for H1 2007, which was mainly due to additional output of high value-added downstream products.

Hershey Looks to Swap Corn Syrup for Sugar

3 December 2014 – The Hershey Co may replace corn syrup with sugar in some products, the latest sign of waning demand for the syrup and growing competition in the sweetener market.

IFF Grows Q3 Revenue by 6%

New York, Nov. 8 - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today reported third quarter 2011 revenue of $714 million, six percent higher than the prior year period.

New EU Flavoring Regulations

2 October 2012

2012 Irish Food Exports Set to Match Record

15 March 2012 - Ireland's food and drink exports, one of the brightest spots in its struggling economy, will remain at record highs this year despite weak economic growth in key European export markets, the agriculture minister said in an interview.

Cosun Takes Over French Bakery Ingredients Supplier Caullet S.A.S.

29 October 2007 - Cosun takes over bakery ingredients supplier Caullet S.A.S. ant its exporting company Caulinter. This French company will become part of Cosun's business group Unifine F&Bi that develops, produces and supplies food ingredients to bakers, confectioners and ice cream producers as well as to industrial bakeries and to the foodservice sector.

First Milk Increases Milk Prices

11 February 2013 – First Milk is increasing its milk prices as well as paying a return on the capital invested by its farmer owners.

Lonza to Acquire InterHealth Nutraceuticals

15 August 2016 – Lonza announced today that it has agreed to acquire InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. (“InterHealth”), a leader in research, development, manufacture and marketing of value-added nutritional ingredients for use in dietary supplements, based in Benicia, CA (USA). InterHealth is a portfolio company of Kainos Capital.

Unilever Enters Myanmar Market

6 June 2013 - Unilever is re-entering the Myanmar market with the launch of full business operations including a new manufacturing facility and new headquarters in Yangon.

India’s Mango Crisis Deepens

19 June 2014 - The EU has banned Indian mango imports, upsetting not only the Indian mango industry but also UK importers and retailers.

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...

Naturex: Good Operational Performance in Q1

Avignon, 22 May 2012 - Naturex, world leader in specialty plant-based ingredients, presents its consolidated results for the 1st quarter of financial year 2012.

Czech Food Safety Officials Name Indian Manufacturer of PCP-Contaminated Guar Gum

21 October 2008 - Further to receiving many requests from both Czech and foreign companies, the Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) has made public the name of the producer involved in the pentachlorophenol-contaminated guar gum shipment, which arrived from India on 29 September.

Impact of Russian Embargo on FrieslandCampina

21 August 2014 - Russia's boycott of dairy products from the EU and other areas is having an impact on the European dairy sector; approximately 250 million kilos of cheese can no longer be exported from the EU to Russia.

Tereos Syral to Integrate All Féculerie d’Haussimont Plant Activities

5 March 2012 - A few months after completing the acquisition of a 75% stake in Féculerie d'Haussimont, Tereos Syral has announced that the complete activity of Haussiont plant will be integrated into the Tereos Syral organisation.

Cyanotech to Invest USD5.5 Mln in Microalgae Facility

17 September 2012 - Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, has completed a long-term loan agreement with Pacific Rim Bank in Honolulu, Hawaii providing for $5,500,000 in aggregate credit facilities.

Solae Announces Global Price Increase for Soy Protein Ingredients

St. Louis, Oct. 29 - Solae, LLC, today announced that global prices for most of its soy protein ingredients will increase by 12 to 24 percent, depending on the product line. The increase takes effect November 1, subject to contracts.

India Eyes More Sugar Exports, May Hit World Prices

14 March 2012 – India could allow up to 1 million tonnes more unrestricted sugar exports in early April, a food ministry source said on Wednesday, potentially pressuring already weak global prices.

Chinese MSG Producer Fufeng Announces Outstanding 2008 Annual Results

16 March 2009 - Fufeng Group Limited, a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of corn-based biochemical products in China, today announces its outstanding annual results for the year ended 31 December 2008.

Ajinomoto 9-Month Net Profit up 28.7% on Year

31 January 2012 - In the nine-month period under review (April 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011), the recovery trend in the overall global economy weakened, despite moderate expansion in emerging markets, partly reflecting instability in financial markets due to the European debt crisis, as well as rising food and raw materials prices.

Caldic Sweden Expands Production

19 December 2013 - Caldic Sweden, (subsidiary of Caldic B.V.) a full service distributor of food ingredients, expands its business by acquiring the former factory of IFF, International Flavor & Fragrances, in Knislinge.

Coca-Cola Using More Corn-Based Sweeteners; Expanding into Contract Farming

16 October 2012 - Coca-Cola is using more corn-based sweeteners such as high-fructose corn syrup in its products in a bid to cut costs and is planning a large expansion of its contract farming portfolio to include commodities such as coffee, tea and fruits as well as dairy products, the company told Dow Jones Newswires.

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...

LycoRed Expands Natural Beta-Carotene Production Capacity

Nov. 12 - LycoRed, Israel, announces the expansion of production capacity of its natural beta-carotene colouring line in response to the growing demand of food and beverage companies in the US, West Europe and Asia-Pacific.

ICO Chief Sees Global Coffee Deficit In 2014/15

7 March 2014 - A global coffee deficit of at least 2 million (60-kg) bags is anticipated in the 2014/15 crop year, International Coffee Organization (ICO) executive director Roberio Oliveira Silva told reporters on Friday.

Senomyx Revenues Grow in Q3

San Diego, Nov. 8, 2012 - Senomyx, Inc., a company using proprietary taste science technologies to discover novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries, today provided a corporate update and reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Avebe and BASF Plant Science to Develop Fungal Resistant Starch Potato Varieties

14 December 2010 - Potato starch manufacturer Avebe and BASF Plant Science have teamed up today to begin a new R&D alliance in the domain of plant biotechnology and more specifically the development of fungal resistant starch potato varieties.

Natural Soda to Increase Sodium Bicarbonate Prices

10 October 2011