THAIFEX – Anuga Asia gears up to serve F&B industry
21/07/2020 – News / Event / Tradeshow / THAIFEX - Anuga / Bangkok / Thailand / Asia
As Thailand further eases its Covid-19 restrictions, businesses and expo venues are gradually re-opening. And THAIFEX – Anuga Asia has just affirmed that it will hold its leading regional exhibition in Bangkok from 22–26 September 2020, which will make it one of the first international trade exhibitions to take place physically in Q3/Q4 this year, as the region’s F&B industry gears up for revived growth.
Meat in a ‘Net-Zero’ world – UK’s ambition to cut meat waste and emissions
21/07/2020 – News / Agriculture / Meat / Waste / Emissions / UK
38 of the UK’s largest organisations involved in the production and sale of meat have announced their ambition to halve the amount of meat that goes to waste each year in the country, and to help the UK achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under new collective action.
Nutrition brand Jimmy Joy launches new Plenny Shake v3.0 meal replacement
16/07/2020 – News / Nutrition / Health / Diet / Meal Replacement / Plenny / Shake / Jimmy Joy
Dutch-headquartered nutrition brand, Jimmy Joy, has just announced its newest launch, the ‘Plenny Shake v3.0’. Building on the foundations of its previous Plenny Shake v2.1, the firm’s latest iteration of its iconic meal replacement product promises to be even healthier and tastier than ever before.
Top Seeds International appoints new VP Sales & Marketing
15/07/2020 – News / Agriculture / Farming / Vegetables / Top Seeds International / Appointment / Ofir Elasar
Ofir Elasar has been announced as the new VP Sales & Marketing of Top Seeds International – a world-leading company in the research and marketing of innovative hybrid varieties of vegetables.
Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards – 2020 winners announced
13/07/2020 – News / Farming / Compassion / Sustainability / Animal / Welfare / Standards / Awards
Hosted by Compassion in World Farming, the prestigious annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony could not take place at the Tower of London this month as planned. Nonetheless, this week the leading international farm animal welfare charity has recognised those companies committing to higher welfare production and sourcing, through its awards programme.
Quick-to-deploy ‘weather shelters’ will protect customers in social-distanced queues
07/07/2020 – News / Retail / Social distancing / Shoppers / Shelter / Weather / Canopy / DASH / Modular
A new semi-permanent and modular weather shelter system that requires no planning permission – DASH – has been launched by Dale Office Interiors, northern England’s leading commercial interior design company.
SternMaid launches new line for contract filling orders
01/07/2020 – News / Manufacturing / Tech / Processing / Ingredients / Packaging / Pharma / SternMaid
Germany-headquartered contract manufacturer SternMaid has commissioned a new line for filling products into a variety of different packs for the downstream food and pharma industries. The line can re-fill powdered food ingredients such as hydrocolloids or pharmaceutical excipients from any initial container into almost any other pack format the customer wishes – from FIBCs, to sacks, boxes or drums.
Ag-tech startup unveils world’s first and fastest in-field corn moisture analysis solution
29/06/2020 – News / Agriculture / Consumer Physics / Ag-tech / Corn / Moisture / Analysis / Technology / US
A pocket-sized solution from US start-up Consumer Physics enables farmers, agronomists and seed producers to test larger areas, project the optimal harvest time, save lab and dry-down costs, and increase yield potential.
Yemoja opens sustainable microalgae production plant
23/06/2020 – News / Ingredients / Innovation / Nutraceuticals / Microalgae / Yemoja Ltd
Israel-based marine ingredient start-up, Yemoja Ltd, has opened the doors of its new plant dedicated to the industrial-scale production of high-value microalgae – in turn, opening the door to a proliferation of innovation in the areas of functional foods and nutraceuticals, as the beneficial properties of this sustainable raw material continue to be dicovered.
Elevated demand for Arjuna’s BCM-95® turmeric extract as consumers seek out immunity-boosting natural solutions
19/06/2020 – News / Pharmaceuticals / Neutraceuticals / Ingredients / Turmeric / Natural / Arjuna / India
India’s leading botanical extract manufacturer and exporter Arjuna Natural Pvt. Ltd has announced a surge in demand for its range of key botanicals – especially its flagship BCM-95® turmeric extract – as consumers globally express a greatly increased interest in consuming natural solutions as a preventative healthcare measure.
Chewy new VitaBites pack immune system punch for private label
19/06/2020 – News / Health / Nutraceuticals / VitaBites / Anlit / Israel
Tel Aviv headquartered Anlit has just rolled out a new portfolio of immune-boosting products under the ‘VitaBite’ brand. The trio of products – LLP Immune Probiotics, Zinc, and Elderberry (sambuca) bites – are all market-ready for adaptation by supplement providers into customised functional formulations.
Carob extract shows weight management and ‘Syndrome X’ benefits
06/06/2020 – News / Ingredients / Health / Carob Bean / Pharmactive Biotech Products / Spain
Spain-headquartered Pharmactive Biotech Products S.L. has just launched CSAT+® – a unique, bioactive blend of carob bean extracts with a synergetic effect. Studies show the new product could help consumers achieve weight management goals and mitigate symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS).
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.
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