ANUTEC International FoodTec India and co-located events postponed until 3–5 February 2021
22/09/2020 – News / Event / Tradeshow / ANUTEC International FoodTec India / Mumbai
ANUTEC-International FoodTec India (co-located with PackEx India, Food Logistics India, Annapoorna-ANUFOOD India and ANUTEC-Ingredients India) has been postponed until next year – 3-5 February 2021.
e-Food & Hospitality Next Africa Summit is connecting thousands of the continent’s professionals this month
21/09/2020 – News / Event / Virtual / Digital / Hospitality / Innovations / Africa
As the industry struggles to showcase its latest innovations, insights, services and opportunities due to the current global restrictions on live events and travel, dmg events has responded with the launch of Africa’s first digital summit for the industry.
Buyers and suppliers to tuck in at virtual food and drinks tradeshow ‘The Pantry Live’ next month
14/09/2020 – News / Retail / Event / Virtual / Digital / Buyers / Suppliers / The Pantry Live / Product Guru
Product Guru – the product discovery platform that allows brands to showcase their products to retail buyers – is continuing to champion emerging brands with the launch of The Pantry Live, a virtual alternative to food and drink trade shows.
Nestlé invests $30m in Fund to help accelerate US shift to food-grade recycled plastics
10/09/2020 – News / Sustainability / Plastic / Recycling / Packaging / Food-Grade / Nestlé
Nestlé today announced a US$30 million investment in the private equity fund of circular economy investment firm Closed Loop Partners, in order to lead the shift from virgin plastics to the use of food-grade recycled plastics in the US.
Call for papers: food & drink technology Africa
28/08/2020 – News / Conference / Speakers / Food & Drink / Technology / Africa / Messe Muenchen
Exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa have issued a call for papers, seeking expert industry speakers for ‘food & drink technology Africa’, the premier trade fair for food, beverage, and packaging in southern Africa, which opens its doors from 13-15 July 2021 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
UFlex closes quarter with blockbuster performance backed by new products and variants
19/08/2020 – News / Packaging / PPE / Food / Pharma / Film / Flexible / FMCG / UFlex / India
UFlex Ltd – India’s largest multinational flexible packaging company, and a global player in polymer sciences – had declared its earnings for the first quarter of FY2020-21, recording a stellar performance and “great progress” in leveraging upon growth in the sector off the back of increased demand for personal hygiene and food packaging.
Sipful premium canned cocktails and wines to crack open booming RTD market
13/08/2020 – News / Beverages / Cocktails / Wine / Sipful Drinks / UK
An innovative UK firm has just launched Sipful Drinks – a range of premium canned cocktails and wines that focus on authenticity and balance for flavour by using only natural ingredients.
Next year’s TUTTOFOOD to be major agrifood hub as F&B sector reboots
04/08/2020 – News / Event / Exhibition / Agrifood / TUTTOFOOD / Italy / Global
TUTTOFOOD, the exhibition dedicated to promoting and advancing quality Italian and international food and beverage produce, is working hard to prepare its 2021 edition – set to take place at fieramilano from 17–20 May, as agrifood players look ahead to the relaunch of their sector next year.
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.
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).
UFlex scoops up 6 accolades for innovation at Flexible Packaging Awards 2020
06/03/2020 – News / Packaging / Innovation / Flexible Packaging Awards / Uflex / India
UFlex Ltd – India’s largest multinational flexible packaging company and a global player in polymer sciences – has been recognised with six accolades (three golds and three silvers) at the prestigious Flexible Packaging Awards 2020, which concluded earlier this week in Bonita Springs in the US state of Florida.
India’s condiments market to achieve 13% CAGR up to 2024
25/02/2020 – News / Food Processing / Condiments / Spice / Sauce / India
India’s condiments market stood at US$638.96 million in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 13 per cent, to reach more than US$1.34 billion by 2024, according to a new report.
Malcolm Swift named President of European Brands Association
25/02/2020 – News / Food Processing / Flavours / McCormick & Company / AIM / US
Leading US flavour producer McCormick & Company has announced that Malcolm Swift – the firm’s President Global Flavor Solutions, International-EMEA and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) – has been elected President of the European Brands Association (AIM - Association des Industries de Marque), taking over from Trevor Bond of Johnson & Johnson.
Omya offers nutraceutical manufacturers optimum calcium supply for any age
25/02/2020 – News / Ingredients / Minerals / Calcium / Omya / Switzerland / VitaFoods Europe
Nutraceutical manufacturers can target all age groups – from infants to the elderly – with innovative new calcium concepts from Swiss firm Omya to be showcased at the upcoming Vitafoods Europe 2020 (booth K273).
North America’s berry growers commit to 100% recycle-ready packaging
18/02/2020 – News / Packaging / Environment / Sustainability / Recycling / Farming / Berries / USA
In another step to further reduce the produce industry’s environmental impact, major North American fresh berry producers have announced their commitment to use 100-per-cent recycle-ready packaging by 2025.
New $2bn+ Nestlé fund to lead shift to food-grade recycled plastics
18/02/2020 – News / Packaging / Sustainability / Innovation / Plastic / Recycling / Nestlé
Nestlé has announced it will invest up to CHF 2 billion (US$2.05bn) as it strives to lead the global shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.
Saudi Arabia’s premier hospitality and food industry event to return as 158 new hotel projects point towards flourishing sector
14/02/2020 – News / HORECA / Event / Hospitality / Saudi Arabia / The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia
Amidst a buoyant HORECA segment, with 158 active new hotel projects set to add an estimated 70,475 hotel rooms across Saudi Arabia in the not-too-distant future, the Kingdom’s premier hospitality and food industry event – The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia – returns for its eighth edition from 31 March to 2 April 2020. And the show’s organiser is promising its most hands-on hospitality experience to date, when the show opens its doors once more at Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.
Olam serves up taste of inspirational ingredients at Gulfood 2020
14/02/2020 – News / Ingredients / Olam International / Gulfood 2020 / Cocoa / Coffee / Dairy / Spices
Leading food and agri-business Olam International will be showcasing its Cocoa, Coffee, Dairy, Edible Nuts and Spices ingredients in a culinary demonstration at this year’s Gulfood, when the MENA region’s premier food event returns to Dubai World Trade Centre next week (16–20 February).
Halton to deliver professional kitchen solutions to South Korea’s new landmark
14/02/2020 – News / HORECA / Halton / Finland / South Korea / Jeju Dream Tower / Kitchen Ventilation
Finnish firm Halton Group has been awarded a major contract to deliver professional kitchen ventilation project to South Korea’s new landmark and tourist resort, Jeju Dream Tower, which opened in 2019. This €900,000 contract represents the company’s biggest project of its kind in Korea to date, said Halton, which will be supplying its equipment to the client from December 2019 through to March 2020.
High Street Group announces 3-year Budweiser partnership
12/02/2020 – News / Hospitality / Partnership / The High Street Group / Budweiser / UK / US
The High Street Group – fastest growing leading hospitality provider in the northeast of the UK – has announced a global partnership deal with US lager giant Budweiser.
GEA now on climate benchmark ‘A-list’ of Carbon Disclosure Project
12/02/2020 – News / Machinery / Technology / Food Processing / Environment / Climate / GEA
GEA – one of the world’s largest technology suppliers for food processing – has scored its best result to date in the climate assessment of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). With an overall score of A-, the Group now meets the criteria for the leadership level and thus ranks amongst the leaders in the sectoral and regional benchmark.
Abel & Cole launches first-of-its-kind ‘refill delivery service’
12/02/2020 – News / Packaging / Environment / Sustainability / Refillable / Abel & Cole / UK
Organic grocery business Abel & Cole has launched a cutting-edge refillables trial. This first-of-its-kind trial will remove single use packaging from a selection of pantry items and deliver them instead in returnable, reusable pots. This service, named Club Zero, makes Abel & Cole the first ever online retailer to offer a refillable service in the UK, as part of your normal weekly shop.
Registration for Fi Africa 2020 is now live
07/02/2020 – News / Ingredients / Event / Egypt / Fi Africa
We are excited to announce that Fi Africa, as part of Africa Food Manufacturing and co-located with ProPak MENA, will launch in March 2020 – and registration for the show is now live.
Fast track to China and US offers UK producers escape route from “cliff-edge” Brexit
22/01/2020 – News / Business / Trade / Export / Brexit / China / US / UK
It’s official. The UK will be leaving the EU on 31st January. And with just 11 months left to agree a new UK-EU trade deal, businesses must act now to avoid the worst effects of an inevitable 'No Deal' Brexit.
HORECA players engaged to bring sustainable game meat to more UK diners
21/01/2020 – News / Meat / Game / Sustainability / British / UK / Samworth / Waitrose / BGA / HORECA
British Game Alliance (BGA) – the not-for-profit organisation working to promote feathered game – has announced a series of collaborations with major players in hospitality and catering, to bring sustainable and ethically sourced game meat to more British consumers, and cater to rising demands.
New data from China points to bright future for meat imports
21/01/2020 – News / Agriculture / Meat / Import / ANUFOOD China / China
With its rapidly expanding middle class, China’s demand for meat consumption continues to rise – and new official data indicates strong momentum and a bright future for meat imports in the country.
Paradise Fruits to debut ‘Crunchy’ range at ProSweets
20/01/2020 – News / Food Processing / Paradise Fruits / Ingredients / ProSweets 2020 / Germany
Paradise Fruits by Jahncke – the natural ingredients supplier behind four of Europe’s most innovative fruit and vegetable processing businesses – will debut its new range of freeze dried Crunchy granulates at ProSweets 2020, when the premier international sweets and snacks supplier event returns to Cologne in February.
Retailers launch vegan steak bake, meatball sub, 'pepperphoni' pizza and KFC burger for Veganuary
16/01/2020 – News / Retail / Veganuary / Pizza Hut / Greggs / KFC / Subway
Participants of Veganuary will be spoiled for choice on any British high street this month as retailers launch vegan variations on their classic meat dishes. Pizza Hut has released a new ‘Pepperphoni Pizza’ while Greggs’ long-awaited vegan steak bake has now arrived in stores, alongside a vegan KFC burger and even a vegan meatball marinara Subway sandwich.
S.Pellegrino announces finalists of its global culinary talent search
10/01/2020 – News / Beverages / S.Pellegrino / Beer / Talent / Young Chef 2020 / Global
Famous Italian beer brand S.Pellegrino has announced the finalists of its global culinary talent search, S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020. Launched in 2015, the initiative aims at nurturing the future of Gastronomy by promoting the next generation of culinary talent.
KellyDeli launches Veganuary menu
09/01/2020 – News / Retail / KellyDeli / Sushi Daily / Veganuary
KellyDeli, the owner of sushi counter franchise Sushi Daily, has announced a colourful new vegan and vegetarian menu for January 2020 – one that caters to customers ditching meat for ‘Veganuary’ with a range of handmade products. There are Sushi Daily counters in over 100 convenient locations across the UK, including selected Waitrose and Asda stores.
The future of quick-service restaurants on show at CES 2020
08/01/2020 – News / Restaurants / Event / CES 2020 / Wi-Charge / Charter House Innovations / MagicBox
Wi-Charge, the leader in long-range wireless power, and Charter House Innovations, a designer and manufacturer of custom seating and décor, are demonstrating MagicBox – a new tableside ordering device concept – this week at CES 2020.
KETTLE Chips’ new, improved flavour is cheesier than ever
18/12/2019 – News / Snacks / Crisps / KETTLE® Chips / Cheese / UK
KETTLE® Chips, has launched its new and improved Mature Cheddar and Red Onion seasoning, featuring 12-month matured Davidstow® cheddar from Cornwall.
Thai Union CEO speaks on sustainable development at launch of Thailand Responsible Business Network
18/12/2019 – News / Sustainability / Fish / Tuna / Seafood / Thai Union Group / Thailand
Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of seafood giant Thai Union Group PCL, has shared his views on sustainable development during a panel discussion at the recently held Thailand Responsible Business Network. Other panellists included executives from Ray Social Enterprise and leading corporates in Thailand including HomePro, AIS and Minor International.
Hiperbaric receives European Technology Award for its high-pressure-processing innovation
13/12/2019 – News / Machinery / Technology / Innovation / Hiperbaric / Spain
Hiperbaric – the world’s leading supplier of high pressure processing (HPP) equipment for the food industry – received a European Technology Award at a ceremony held recently at the Ritz Hotel in Paris.
Veganuary is nearly upon us – and why F&B players should heed the call
09/12/2019 – News / Veganuary / Vegan / Environment / Global
Veganuary – a global organisation encouraging people to try vegan in January and beyond – has released passionate personal messages from climate-conscious celebrities urging everyone to ‘Join the New Year’s Revolution’ and sign up to the 31-day plant-based pledge. F&B companies would also be wise to take notice of this campaign, given the wider opportunities of the growing vegan and flexitarian consumer trend.
ROAR launches ready-to-eat protein dessert
09/12/2019 – News / Protein / Snacks / Desserts / ROAR / UK
ROAR, a new entrant to the protein snack market, has launched its ready-to-eat, high-protein, low-sugar dessert. Available in three flavours, the dessert is packed with more than 20g of protein, making it “ideal fuel for anyone with an active lifestyle”, the manufacturer says.
Food Matters Live 2020 – new year and exciting new direction for UK’s prestigious F&B expo
09/12/2019 – News / Sustainability / Nutrition / Nutraceuticals / Food Matters / UK
In 2020, Food Matters Live will look to inspire and influence the future of nutritious, sustainable food, drink and nutraceuticals in one of the most luxurious and exciting event spaces in London.
Where F&B meets Beauty: Mintel explores innovative products that blur the lines
06/12/2019 – News / Innovation / Ingredients / Fi Europe / Mintel / Beauty Products
In a special presentation at the recently concluded Food Ingredients Europe (Fi Europe) – the world’s leading food and beverage ingredients platform – Alex Beckett, Associate Director of Food & Drink at Mintel explored how beauty and personal care ideas could make the jump from the make-up bag to the kitchen fridge.
World’s first robotic milk round launched in the UK
06/12/2019 – News / Technology / Environment / Milk / Dairy-Free / Robotics / UK / Plenish
The robots are coming…to deliver your milk. Drinks brand Plenish has announced that its range of dairy-free milks will be delivered by autonomous bots in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, in what is believed to be the world’s first robotic milk round.
European Commission votes in favour of ‘anti-ageing’ Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride as novel food ingredient
06/12/2019 – News / Health / Anti-Ageing / Nutriceuticals / Ingredients / Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride (NR)
US firm ChromaDex Corp. – a science-based nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age – has achieved a milestone for the launch of nicotinamide riboside in Europe.
Nestlé partners with Corbion to develop microalgae-based ingredients
28/11/2019 – News / Ingredients / Nestlé / Corbion / Microalgae / Algae / Sustainability
Nestlé has entered into a partnership with Corbion to develop the next generation of microalgae-based ingredients. This, the firm said, would enable it to “deliver sustainable, tasty and nutritious plant-based products”.
Arla to invest €80m in Danish mozzarella plant expansion
20/11/2019 – News / Dairy / Mozzarella / Arla / Denmark
Arla will invest €80 million to more than double mozzarella output at its Branderup Dairy in Denmark, whilst also enhancing the plant’s production with more sustainable technology.
Metcalfe’s launches new popcorn concept, Jumbles
20/11/2019 – News / Retail / Snacks / Health / Popcorn / Metcalfe's
Popular popcorn and lighter snack creator Metcalfe’s® invites retailers to jumble up their snack selection by adding ‘little pops of joy’, with the next exciting popcorn invention: Jumbles.
Smurfit Kappa teams up with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to create innovative food packaging
20/11/2019 – News / Packaging / Food / Innovation / Sustainability / Smurfit Kappa / Mitsubishi HiTec
As part of its ongoing ‘Better Planet Packaging’ initiative, Smurfit Kappa has collaborated with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to create a new type of innovative and recyclable food-safe packaging.
Fi Europe & Ni 2019: Three days to ‘Source, Learn, Connect’
20/11/2019 – News / Ingredients / Event / Fi Europe & Ni / France
The countdown has begun to Fi Europe & Ni, which opens its doors in Paris for the event’s 33rd edition from 3rd–5th December 2019. In addition to the innovations of approximately 1,700 exhibitors, a free-to-attend lecture programme will offer targeted information on new ingredients, technologies, challenges and trends in the industry. Moreover, the event organiser has announced that a special discounted price applies for registrations before 25th November.
Food waste in tourism is a bigger issue than previously thought
14/11/2019 – News / Tourism / Food Waste
There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California.
Kellogg UK to slash organic waste by 50% by 2030
14/11/2019 – News / Organic Waste / Kellogg / Cereal / Seven Bro7hers / Beer / UK
Cereal and snacks company Kellogg UK has announced a new ambitious target to reduce organic waste. By 2030 the Manchester-headquartered business will cut its organic waste – which includes food waste – by 50 per cent as part of its global Better Days corporate commitment to reduce its impact on the planet.
Food Africa and pacprocess Middle East Africa: A spotlight on the region’s opportunities
12/11/2019 – News / Event / Food Africa / Pacprocess / Food Processing / Egypt
Egypt, the gateway to key markets in the Middle East and Africa, is scheduled to host two major international trade fairs in December that will set numerous business opportunities in motion and establish new international trade connections. Leading F&B industry event Food Africa returns to Cairo for its fifth edition, and this year will be co-located with the inaugural pacprocess Middle East Africa event for the processing and packaging sector.
This ‘upcycled cook-off contest’ aims to crack the recipe for a more sustainable future
12/11/2019 – News / Ingredients / Food Processing / Innovation / Sustainability / Planetarians / Seeds&Chips
Ingredient tech company Planetarians says it has found a secret ingredient to help feed the world sustainably. Now, leading innovation summit Seeds&Chips has teamed up with Planetarians to launch a contest along with many other dedicated partners to pave the way towards a sustainable food future.
Euromed’s innovative fig extract helps support healthy blood sugar levels
11/11/2019 – News / Food Processing / Research / Health / Glucose Metabolism / Fig / Euromed / Spain
New research demonstrates the beneficial effects on glucose metabolism from consuming natural ingredient ABAlife™ – a fig-based therapeutic botanical extract produced by Spain-headquartered Euromed S.A.
KellyDeli reveals franchisee winner of festive recipe competition
06/11/2019 – News / Retail / Sushi / KellyDeli / Sushi Daily / UK
KellyDeli – owners of the fast-growing Sushi Daily brand, with over 100 UK counters in large supermarkets such as Waitrose and Asda – recently launched a competition for its franchise partners to create a new recipe for the festive season.
Researchers raise a glass to red wine's gut health benefits
04/11/2019 – News / Beverages / Health / Red Wine / Polyphenols / Microbiota / UK
Having a diverse gut microbiota is a sign of gut health – and new research from King’s College London suggests that red wine can help provide it.