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Bühler masters the art of control sifting with high capacity at low footprint
Bühler masters the art of control sifting with high capacity at low footprint

Bühler’s Sifter Azurit MPAU is designed to rebolt and grade powdered and granulated grain-based product. Applied after the grinding system or ahead of the bagging or outload line for control sifting, it is an important machine in the quality management process. read more

The big baking industry reunion, plus top trends in action – all at IBIE 2022
The big baking industry reunion, plus top trends in action – all at IBIE 2022

Returning to Las Vegas from 17-21 September 2022, the much-anticipated International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the largest, most comprehensive baking industry event in the Western Hemisphere. read more

Baking papers from Nordic Paper are now compost certified
Baking papers from Nordic Paper are now compost certified

Leading the world in the manufacture of natural greaseproof paper without the addition of fluorocarbons (so-called PFAs), Nordic Paper has just obtained yet another confirmation of its environmental performance of its products: The company’s baking papers now are compost-certified. read more

Leafood secures €6.45m seed round to fund vertical farm network project
Leafood secures €6.45m seed round to fund vertical farm network project

Clean vertical farming technology pioneer YesHealth Group is partnering with quality leafy greens producer Leafood to build and operate a network of indoor vertical farms in Lithuania and the greater Baltic region, including Poland. read more

Dubai World Trade Centre and dmg events partner to develop international portfolio of F&B and hospitality sector events
Dubai World Trade Centre and dmg events partner to develop international portfolio of F&B and hospitality sector events

KAOUN International, the newly incorporated event organising company of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), and leading international event organiser dmg events, have signed a joint venture agreement to develop an international portfolio in the food and hospitality sectors. read more

DrinkWell secures £1m investment to scale up in the low-calorie alcohol retail space
DrinkWell secures £1m investment to scale up in the low-calorie alcohol retail space

DrinkWell, the low-calorie alcohol retailer, has secured £1 million investment from a private investor to fuel its ambitious expansion plans. read more

M&M’S and NFT ‘supergroup’ launch limited edition box as Mars continues foray into metaverse
M&M’S and NFT ‘supergroup’ launch limited edition box as Mars continues foray into metaverse

NFT supergroup KINGSHIP – consisting of three rare Bored Apes and one rare Mutant Ape – will appear on limited edition boxes of M&M’S® in honour of KINGSHIP’s mythological tour rider of essential backstage items. read more

High steaks event: The return of World Steak Challenge
High steaks event: The return of World Steak Challenge

The eagerly awaited World Steak Challenge is back this year, running from 27–28 September in Dublin, and putting the very best cuts of beef to the test. read more

Hard Rock RTD cocktails go international with London debut
Hard Rock RTD cocktails go international with London debut

Launched last year in the US, Hard Rock International’s range of ready-to-drink canned cocktails is now available in Europe. read more

Now open for entries: Fi Europe Innovation Awards with new category
Now open for entries: Fi Europe Innovation Awards with new category

Entries for the renowned Fi Europe Innovation Awards are now open, and applications can be submitted online until 7 October, with winners to be announced onsite at Fi Europe in Paris in December. read more

‘Gifting that gives back’ – Divine launches its chunky chocolate gift set
‘Gifting that gives back’ – Divine launches its chunky chocolate gift set

With the gifting category seeing double digit growth in recent years, Fairtrade and B Corp certified Divine Chocolate has announced the launch of its delicious Chunky Chocolate Gift Set. read more

Stockan’s launches new Orkney Heritage oatcakes celebrating Scotland’s traditional produce
Stockan’s launches new Orkney Heritage oatcakes celebrating Scotland’s traditional produce

A beloved Orkney oatcake maker has introduced a new range of delicious savoury biscuits inspired by historic grains grown on the Scottish islands. read more

Kyoot, Gen Z’s go-to chocolate, adds Raspberry Pink Pepper flavour to line-up
Kyoot, Gen Z’s go-to chocolate, adds Raspberry Pink Pepper flavour to line-up

Plant-based Belgian chocolate Kyoot – touted as “the cleanest, tastiest, good-for-you treat, made with the highest quality ingredients that you deserve and can trust” – has just added a Raspberry Pink Pepper bar to its award-winning line-up of gourmet chocolate bars. read more

BRAVE launches Super Hoops: Europe’s first sustainable, high-protein, no-sugar cereal made from pulses
BRAVE launches Super Hoops: Europe’s first sustainable, high-protein, no-sugar cereal made from pulses

Grain-free and soya-free, BRAVE Super Hoops is the first cereal in Europe to be made from peas and chickpeas, two of the world’s most sustainable protein sources. Available in Original and Cinnamon flavours, the new non-HFSS cereal launches in Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic (UK) in August, as well as on Amazon. read more

TruOliv production gets new carbon-neutral accreditation
TruOliv production gets new carbon-neutral accreditation

Dolcas Biotech LLC’s desert-grown TruOliv™ organic olive leaf and fruit extract has been newly minted with zero-carbon certification. The new seal endorses the Landing, New Jersey-based company’s commitment to environmental welfare, as Dolcas unveils the new liquid beadlet encapsulation formulation for its prized olive extract. read more

Introducing Nu:tropic, the new brain-boosting nootropic snack bar brand
Introducing Nu:tropic, the new brain-boosting nootropic snack bar brand

From the creators of renowned nootropic brand Mind Lab Pro® comes Nu:tropic® – an innovative range of nootropic snack bars designed to boost daily brainpower and long-range cognitive function. read more

Walmart to buy 4,500 EVs for last-mile delivery
Walmart to buy 4,500 EVs for last-mile delivery

Walmart has signed a definitive agreement with Canoo – a high-tech advanced mobility company – to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles in support of its growing e-commerce business. The order concerns Canoo’s Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units. read more

Absolut Vodka and Tomorrowland festival launch limited-edition bottle
Absolut Vodka and Tomorrowland festival launch limited-edition bottle

To mark their continued collaboration, leading premium vodka brand Absolut and Tomorrowland music festival have teamed up to launch a limited-edition bottle ahead of this year’s event in Boom, Belgium. read more

Beer distributor uses closed-loop keg recycling to raise sustainability awareness
Beer distributor uses closed-loop keg recycling to raise sustainability awareness

Through the collection of empty KeyKegs, environmentally focused UK beer distributor Jolly Good Beer aims to promote a circular economy in Hospitality. read more

Leading natural colours supplier Oterra acquires India’s Akay Group
Leading natural colours supplier Oterra acquires India’s Akay Group

Oterra, the world’s leading supplier of natural colours, has further strengthened its core offerings with the acquisition of Akay Group, a prominent natural ingredients manufacturer. Founded in India in 1995, Akay is a leading player in the natural colours and nutraceutical ingredients industry. read more

Consumers expect shared responsibility for the health of the planet, finds Innova
Consumers expect shared responsibility for the health of the planet, finds Innova

For several years now, issues related to transparency and building consumer trust have headed up Innova’s Top 10 Trends. By 2022, these trends had zeroed in on environmental issues and a shift in key consumer concerns about the environment. read more

ADM explores food innovations and sustainable approach to meeting evolving consumer trends ahead of IFT 2022
ADM explores food innovations and sustainable approach to meeting evolving consumer trends ahead of IFT 2022

Food processing giant ADM is set to showcase an array of new innovations at leading F&B innovation expo IFT 2022 (10-13 July, Chicago). Ahead of the event, ADM’s Vice President of Marketing, Brad Schwan, discusses current and emergent consumer demands... read more

KTC Edibles Ltd launches UK’s first Halal-certified beef dripping
KTC Edibles Ltd launches UK’s first Halal-certified beef dripping

KTC Edibles Ltd, Britain’s largest independent manufacturer and distributor of edible oils, has launched a Halal Certified Beef Dripping – making it the first of its kind available in the UK. read more

India’s Reliance announces first foray into F&B retail with UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger
India’s Reliance announces first foray into F&B retail with UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger

Reliance Brands Ltd (RBL) has announced a strategic partnership
with global fresh food & organic coffee chain, Pret A Manger, to launch and build the brand in India. read more

ADM unveils top predictions for the global microbiome market
ADM unveils top predictions for the global microbiome market

Global nutrition leader ADM outlines the emerging trends shaping the fast-growing microbiome segment in the year ahead. read more

Eatplanted secures first UK grocery listing in organic supermarket chain Planet Organic
Eatplanted secures first UK grocery listing in organic supermarket chain Planet Organic

Eatplanted, Europe’s leading meat alternative brand, has secured its first UK grocery listing in organic supermarket chain Planet Organic. The Eatplanted range, consisting of four SKUs, will be available to purchase at all 13 stores. read more

THE SKINNY FOOD CO launches healthy food range in 300 ASDA stores UK-wide
THE SKINNY FOOD CO launches healthy food range in 300 ASDA stores UK-wide

Healthy food and drink brand The Skinny Food Co® continues to expand its in-store presence across the UK, having secured another major listing – with leading grocery retailer, Asda. read more

Wyzo wins two high-profile design awards as world’s first sidebot
Wyzo wins two high-profile design awards as world’s first sidebot

Wyzo® – the world’s first sidebot – has scooped two high-profile accolades, for outstanding design aesthetic and functionality. read more

Food & Beverage Networker releases showreel highlights from THAIFEX - ANUGA ASIA
Food & Beverage Networker releases showreel highlights from THAIFEX - ANUGA ASIA

Food & Beverage Networker magazine had an absolute blast in Bangkok at this year’s THAIFEX - ANUGA ASIA – South East Asia’s largest F&B trade show held in-person since the pandemic. Our showreel highlights a few snippets from this action-packed expo. read more

Mondi’s RetortPouch Recyclable wins Swiss Packaging Award
Mondi’s RetortPouch Recyclable wins Swiss Packaging Award

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has been recognised by the Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI) for its RetortPouch Recyclable solution. The packaging, which won the Swiss Packaging Award in the ‘Sustainability’ category, was developed for Coop’s private label range of healthy pulses and grains sold in Switzerland. read more

B.T. Sweet names new CEO, expands Advisory Board
B.T. Sweet names new CEO, expands Advisory Board

Food-tech start-up B.T. Sweet Ltd has named Yishai Potack as its new CEO. Mr Potack will lead efforts to take the company’s CAMBYA™ natural sweetener to the next level, advancing go-to-market plans for the innovative plant-based, one-to-one drop-in sugar replacer for use in multiple food applications. read more

The Black Farmer debuts limited edition ‘Carnival’ sausages
The Black Farmer debuts limited edition ‘Carnival’ sausages

In a bid to raise awareness of important dates in the Caribbean calendar this year – Windrush Day, Jamaican Independence 60th Anniversary and, of course, the return of The Notting Hill Carnival – The Black Farmer has created the Carnival sausage. read more

Joe’s Ice Cream celebrates its centenary in style
Joe’s Ice Cream celebrates its centenary in style

Fans of iconic Welsh brand Joe’s Ice Cream have gathered to help one of Wales’s best-loved brands celebrate its 100th birthday in style. read more

Food-tech startup opens world’s largest facility for production of cow-free milk in Denmark
Food-tech startup opens world’s largest facility for production of cow-free milk in Denmark

Remilk has opened the world’s largest precision fermentation facility. The Israeli company’s new plant in Denmark will replace 50,000 cows annually, and produce proteins that are “chemically identical” to milk. read more

Positive signs of global change reflected in Compassion’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards
Positive signs of global change reflected in Compassion’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards

Compassion in World Farming welcomed the return of its prestigious Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards, at a ceremony in London this week, with accolades bestowed on 27 organisations, whose efforts are set to benefit over 138 million farm animals each year. read more

UK’s commercial catering equipment market expands by 17% in 2021
UK’s commercial catering equipment market expands by 17% in 2021

The commercial catering equipment market bounced back with a 17-per-cent value growth in 2021, according to AMA Research’s ‘Commercial Catering Equipment Market Report 2022-2026’. read more

Extending returnable glass bottle life is crucial for brewers amid rising energy costs and glass shortages
Extending returnable glass bottle life is crucial for brewers amid rising energy costs and glass shortages

Brewers throughout Europe face huge price increases and significant glass bottle shortages, with logistic and supply chain issues that took hold in the pandemic having been exacerbated by soaring energy bills. As a result, the cost of new glass bottles to the industry has risen 80 per cent over the past year. read more

Tofu Tasty launches ‘Craft Tofu Knots’ in the UK
Tofu Tasty launches ‘Craft Tofu Knots’ in the UK

Tofu Tasty – the new sister company to Bonnie Chung’s award-winning Miso Tasty – has launched Craft Tofu Knots exclusively in Waitrose stores, amid strong UK consumer interest in the dried tofu delicacy. read more

VTT develops transparent cellulose film to replace traditional plastic in food packaging
VTT develops transparent cellulose film to replace traditional plastic in food packaging

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is piloting a new transparent cellulose film that reduces microplastic. read more

Croxsons’ striking bottle complements Silent Pool Gin’s Platinum Celebration release
Croxsons’ striking bottle complements Silent Pool Gin’s Platinum Celebration release

A limited edition celebratory gin commemorating Queen Elizabeth’s II’s Platinum Jubilee, has recently been released by award-winning distillers, Silent Pool Gin. Leading glass-packaging company Croxsons provided the signature bottle, which features Silent Pool Gin’s iconic patterning. read more

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