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Food-tech innovator Vgarden develops ‘tuna tins without the fins’

Vgarden, Ltd – a food-tech developer and manufacturer of plant-based alternatives – has launched a game-changing, clean-label, vegan tinned tuna. read more

KTC Edibles becomes first UK business to sign Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto

KTC Edibles Ltd, Britain’s largest manufacturer and distributor of edible oils, has further demonstrated its commitment to sustainable palm oil by becoming the first UK company to sign the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto. read more

SIGNATURE EVO from SIG wins Gulf Sustainability Award

SIGNATURE EVO from SIG – the world’s first full barrier packaging material without aluminium layer for aseptic carton packs – has won the prestigious Gulf Sustainability Awards 2022 in the ‘Best Sustainable Product’ read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imagindairy closes seed round to reach investment total of $28m

FoodTech startup Imagindairy Ltd – developer of animal-free milk proteins – has secured an additional US$15 million in its extended seed-round. read more

Buen Vato to launch world’s first Tequila in a cardboard bottle

Buen Vato, the world’s first tequila in a cardboard container – shaped as a bottle and made from 94 per cent recycled material – will be launched in Europe in July 2022, starting in the Swedish market. read more

Eatplanted launches nationwide listing in Europe’s largest health and leisure group, David Lloyd Leisure

Europe’s leading meat alternative brand, Eatplanted, is partnering with David Lloyd Leisure – Europe’s largest health and leisure group – to launch of the ‘tastiest and most sustainable’ dishes on the new spring/summer menu in the group’s UK Clubs, all based on its award-winning Eatplanted.chicken. read more

Kafoodle partners with My Emissions for integrated food carbon labelling

Kafoodle, the kitchen management software company, has partnered with My Emissions to allow clients access to simple, automated food carbon labelling. This is the first time users can access integrated food carbon labelling within a kitchen management software. read more

Fiorentini eats up energy savings

Leading European snack manufacturer Fiorentini aims to achieve over 400,000 kWh in energy savings annually. ABB’s Ability™ Energy Manager will create a digital twin for sustainable decision-making and enable the monitoring of almost 100 intelligent communication devices in real time across Fiorentini’s high-tech production plant. read more

Chocolaterie Guylian unleashes global ambitions with full relaunch

Chocolaterie Guylian, world famous for its Belgian chocolate sea shells, is carrying out a thorough modernisation, alongside promoting its ambition to be sustainability leader in the chocolate industry. read more

Pharmactive ramps up its sustainability policy

Pharmactive’s eco-management protocol has received ISO endorsement, as the firm doubles down on promoting biodiversity and rural workforces. read more

Aqua Cultured Foods signs PoC with Migros to advance development of seafood alternatives

Food tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods has signed a Proof of Concept (PoC) with Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer, to advance the development of its seafood alternatives with a realistic taste and texture. read more

Delafruit announces B Corp certification

Spanish-based food manufacturer Delafruit has announced it has achieved B Corp status, which recognises businesses who are meeting higher social and environmental standards. Delafruit (previously known as Go Fruselva) is one of Ella’s Kitchen’s biggest partners and credits the baby food brand with inspiring the company to seek certification. read more

UK’s number-one baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen turns Black Friday green

Ella's Kitchen, the UK's number-one baby food brand, is once again turning Black Friday ‘Green’ with its pledge to donate all profits from its online sales from Friday 26th through to Monday 29th November to ‘Trees for Life’ – a UK charity dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands. read more

Ella’s Kitchen announces major milestone on net-zero journey, with approval of science-based targets

The UK’s number-one baby and toddler food brand has received approval of climate targets by the Science Based Targets initiative. The announcement fulfils a key element of the firm’s ‘BIG Pledge to Little People’, which sets out the ambition to reach Net Zero by 2030 and build a better world for future generations. read more

Sustainable coffee grown in Finland with help of ‘cellular agriculture’

Finland – the world's top coffee consuming nation per capita – has produced its first batch of coffee cells with the help of cellular agriculture. read more

Brakes and Sysco Speciality Group to become first wholesale partners of FairKitchens in UK

Brakes and Sysco Speciality Group have announced a partnership with #FairKitchens – a global movement fighting for a healthier and more sustainable hospitality industry. read more

WRAP calls on businesses to help reverse spike in self-reported household food waste

Positive food management behaviours adopted during lockdown led to a 43-per-cent decline in food waste. However, as the UK reopens, household food waste is again rising, finds ngo WRAP. read more

ILLIG to showcase sustainable, all-paper blister pack @Fachpack

ILLIG – a leading global supplier of thermoforming systems and tool systems for thermoplastics and cardboard – is to showcase its new sustainable, all-paper blister-pack innovation at Fachpack, when the premier packaging show returns to Nuremberg from 28–30 November 2021. read more

Hamburg-based CREMER OLEO strengthens activities worldwide

CREMER OLEO  – an international specialist in vegetable oils and fats, and part of the Hamburg-based global CREMER group of companies – is expanding its global trade and production activities. read more

Aleph Farms completes $105m Series B funding round to scale-up cultivated meat production

Aleph Farms – a leader in sustainable, cultivated meat – will use the new funds to scale-up manufacturing and grow operations internationally ahead of initial market launch in 2022. read more

Green charity claims UK retailers are “fuelling demand for meat and dairy at expense of the climate”

UK supermarkets are fuelling demand for meat and dairy products, which is harming public health and the climate, according to a new supermarket scorecard published by environmental charity, Feedback. read more

Ella’s Kitchen unveils impressive social and environmental progress in 2021 sustainability report

Ella’s Kitchen has published its latest ‘Good Stuff We Do’ sustainability report, unveiling key social and environmental progress made since July 2019. The UK’s leading baby food brand also pledged to tackle pandemic-related impacts on early-years nutrition. read more

Companies take action towards living wages

IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, has announced with global companies Aldi Nord, Aldi Sud, Eosta Fyffes, Fairphone, L’Oréal, Schijvens  Fyffes, Superunie, Taylors of, Harrogate, and Unilever to take action towards living wages. In a joint Call to Action, they call on other companies to do the same. read more

Bureau Veritas presses firms to renew their sustainability focus following a rise in single-use plastics

UK businesses are being urged to prioritise their efforts to reduce single-use plastics by certification leader Bureau Veritas, following a rise in plastic waste in 2020 as firms took steps to limit human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. read more

Latest issue – Vol 6/22
– Ingredients focus
– Drinking to good health
– Private label's power play – The resurgence of private label
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