New germ-resistant recycled fast-food trays combine hygiene and sustainability
04/06/2020 – News / Sustainability / Recycling / Fast-Food / Plastic / Zinc / ZincIn AS / Parx Materials
Two European firms, ZincIn AS and Parx Materials, have combined their expertise to transform old plastic fishing nets into fast-food serving trays that also integrate zinc – a natural defence mechanism against germs – in order to meet the requirements of quick service restaurants as such outlets strive to adapt to the world’s new Covid-19 reality.
Omya launches new functionalised calcium carbonate for fortified foods
01/06/2020 – News / Ingredients / Minerals / Calcium Carbonate / Omya / Switzerland
Swiss mineral ingredients manufacturer and speciality distributor Omya has just launched Omyaforte™ 100-OG, a highly bioavailable source of calcium. The new ingredient is suitable for fortified foods and powdered supplement formulations aimed at athletes, healthy agers, and others who may have a calcium deficiency.
Alimentec rescheduled to March 2021
01/06/2020 – News / Hospitality / Exhibition / Trade fair / Alimentec / Koelnmesse / Corferias / Colombia
Alimentec – the leading trade fair for the food and beverage as well as hospitality industries in the Andean region, Central America and the Caribbean – has been rescheduled to March 2021.
“Sold out in hours” – Finnish light spirit Kåska makes a dashing debut
26/05/2020 – News / Beverages / Liquor / Spirit / New Product / Kåska / Kaska / Finland / Europe
The first-ever batch of new light spirit drink Kåska – a sugar-free, distilled spruce and lemon spirit with 15 per cent ABV – has sold out so quickly that the local state liquor monopoly Alko has had to halt sales early to avoid overselling its stock.
DalterFood pioneers cheese in compostable packaging
19/05/2020 – News / Sustainability / Packaging / Cheese / Dairy / Compostable / Recycled / DalterFood
Italian firm DalterFood Group – a major player in the cheese packaging sector and an international distributor of Italian food – has launched a range of hard cheeses in sustainable packaging. Consumers can now choose between 100-per-cent compostable and biodegradable bags or 100-per-cent recyclable bags.
New oxygen-delivery drink product could shake up the industry
13/05/2020 – News / Beverages / Health / Consumer Drinks / Energy Drinks / Ei8ht Energy / Ray Averre
A UK company has created the first consumer drinks product scientifically proven to substantially increase the body’s ability to transport oxygen. Taken as a sachet mixed with water, the product – called ‘Ei8ht Energy’ – increases the body’s ability to transport oxygen by close to five per cent for at least 80 minutes after ingestion.
IoT and other smart tech will be key to boosting aquaculture efficiencies
06/05/2020 – News / Aquaculture / Technology / Internet of Things / IoT
Combining Internet of Thing (IoT) and satellite data analysis will be key to helping aquaculture businesses break through previous technical limitations and significantly increase the efficiency of their operations. Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show, which returns from 3–5 September 2020, invites exhibitors of smart technologies to showcase the solutions that could transform aquaculture in the years ahead.
SIAL and Make.org launch consultation to promote healthier, more sustainable future food sector
01/05/2020 – News / Sustainability / Health / SIAL / Paris / 2020 / Make.org / Future Food
Leading food & beverage industry innovation platform SIAL PARIS 2020 and French-headquartered social progress NGO Make.org have launched a consultation to highlight tomorrow’s solutions for a healthier and more eco-friendly worldwide food industry.
Aleph Farms to go carbon-neutral by 2025
29/04/2020 – News / Sustainability / Environment / BioFarm / Aleph Farms / Carbon-Neutral
Sustainable food systems pioneer Aleph Farms – the first company to produce meat on the International Space Station, without dependency on local natural resources and without slaughtering animals – has committed to net-zero emissions across its supply chain, and is leveraging its existing plans for pilot plant (BioFarm) to reach sustainability goals at scale.
InfinityQS to offer free use of quality intelligence platform to support manufacturers during COVID-19 crisis
22/04/2020 – News / Technology / Data / InfinityQS / Enact / Quality / Intelligence / Platform / QC / QA
InfinityQS, a leading player in data-driven enterprise quality, is supporting the manufacturing community during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free use of its Quality Intelligence platform, Enact®, for three months – at no charge and with no commitment required.
Saudi Arabia witnesses e-commerce boom amidst Covid-19 outbreak
20/04/2020 – News / Retail / E-commerce / Saudi Arabia / Covid-19
Restrictions on movement and trade as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic have led to a significant shift in consumer behaviour in Saudi Arabia, with locals increasingly turning to digital channels.
Sidel produces disinfectant bottles for local healthcare players in France
17/04/2020 – News / Packaging / Innovation / Sidel / Sanitiser / Disinfectant / PET / France / Covid-19
In the fight against COVID-19, leading F&B packaging systems innovator Sidel has transformed its international centre of excellence for PET packaging in France into a unit manufacturing bottles for hydro-alcoholic gel.
Tetra Laval Group donates €10m towards COVID-19 relief efforts
15/04/2020 – News / Packaging / Covid19 / Coronavirus / CSR / Tetra Laval / TetraPak / Sidel / DeLaval
To support the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Tetra Laval Group has announced that it will donate €10 million to various voluntary organisations supporting the healthcare systems across the countries in which the Group operates.
IRI Consumer Spending tracker reveals impact of Covid-19 on shopper behaviour – and the implications for FMCG
02/04/2020 – News / IRI / Analysis / FMCG / Consumers / Covid19 / Retail / Consumer Behaviour
Big data, analytics and insights company, IRI, is now pulling together regular trackers on the impact of Covid-19 on consumer spending and the implications for FMCG retailers and manufacturers/brands.
Eka releases free COVID-19 risk-monitoring app to help firms secure their supply chain
26/03/2020 – News / Technology / Apps / Cloud / COVID-19 / Eka Software Solutions
Eka Software Solutions, the number-one cloud platform for commodity management, has announced the release of its COVID-19 Risk Monitoring – a free app designed to help customers and prospects quickly gain visibility into supply chain risks in order to better assess and mitigate risk.
Restaurants are stepping up to provide modern ‘meals-on-wheels’ deliveries during Coronavirus crisis
19/03/2020 – News / Food / Delivery / Meals / UK / Restaurants / HORECA / Coronavirus / Business
In the light of customers looking to self-isolate from the Coronavirus threat, restaurants across the UK are stepping up to provide alternatives to their traditional fare.
PURA Soda wins Aurora International Taste challenge
18/03/2020 – News / Beverages / PURA / Soda / Aurora / Awards / Taste Challenge / CSD / South Africa
PURA Beverages – the creator of a range of innovative clean-label, low-sugar sodas – has won a prestigious award at the Aurora International Taste Challenge.
Foodservice leaders gather at first-of-its-kind conference on the future of nutrition
16/03/2020 – News / Conference / Nutrition / Foodservice / Retail / Kerry / UK
Hosted by Kerry Taste & Nutrition and held in London, the first industry-wide conference looked at how nutrition is changing the game in foodservice and inspiring innovation on menus.
Discover the best-tasting organic wine at Organic Food Iberia 2020
11/03/2020 – News / Beverages / Wine / Organic / Organic Food Iberia / Spain
Organic wine is today big business. And for specialised importers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and the on-trade buyers looking to cater to this trend, Organic Wine Iberia (3–4 June in Madrid) is a must attend.
New awards set to boost women’s empowerment in the hospitality sector
11/03/2020 – News / Hospitality / Awards / Hotel & Hospitality Show / Africa Big 7
Entries are now open for the inaugural ‘Women in Food, Beverage & Hospitality Awards’, the new highlight of the Hotel & Hospitality Show, which takes place alongside Africa’s Big 7 and SAITEX as part of Africa Trade Week at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg (21–23 June 2020).
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