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SternMaid starts work on new plant

German ingredients manufacturer SternMaid has started construction of its new production plant.

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Analytik Jena sets up joint application center

Analytik Jena and the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences are to create a joint application center for customers for teaching and research.

Nexira plots 4-year growth era as it returns to family values

After becoming fully family-owned and independent last week, French botanicals and ingredient player Nexira is chasing sales of €150-€160m by 2020 with acquisition, Asian expansion and boosted health and nutrition...

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French ingredients house buys British sauce maker

French firm Solina has strengthened its UK presence with the acquisition of specialty sauce manufacturer New Ivory.

Good-quality crop and French woes set to boost exports of British wheat

UK milling wheat is set to benefit from a good-quality harvest – and strong demand from Europe as the French crop falls to a 10-year low.

General Mills Q1 2017 results

Snacks brands growth fails to offset overall General Mills sales slump

General Mills today said its first-quarter 2017 sales had failed to meet expectations – with growth in brands including Lärabar and Nature Valley failing to offset declines in other parts...

Algaia acquires Cargill's alginate business

French firm Algaia has strengthened its seaweed extract capacity with the acquisition of Cargill’s alginate business.

Green machines: Hinoman to open commercial facilities in Israel & the US, in 2017 as demand for plant-based protein rises

Hinoman – an Israeli start-up developing a novel source of vegetable protein that promises to give rivals a run for their money in the nutrition and sustainability stakes – aims...

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Tate & Lyle increases capacity for added value oat ingredients

Tate & Lyle has upped its manufacturing capacity for added value oat ingredients ten-fold at its Swedish facility.

Novozymes buys Organobalance to boost microbial tech position

Novozymes has acquired microbial research company Organobalance to strengthen its position in microbial technologies.

Profit increase can drive sugar reduction: Bayn

More profitable business models are needed for companies committed to healthier products, according to Bayn following the launch of its new Sugar Reduced Community.

Barry Callebaut to acquire Côte D’Or factory from Mondelēz in Belgium

Barry Callebaut plans to acquire a chocolate plant from Mondelēz International in Halle, Belgium, under an agreement to supply the Milka maker 30,000 metric tons of liquid chocolate annually.

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UK government offers €17.6 million to innovative SMEs

Innovative small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK can apply for their share of £15 million (€17.6m) aimed at boosting their competitiveness.

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Ireland helps WTO’s poorest members improve food safety

Ireland has donated €150,000 (CHF 164,000) to help the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) poorest members boost food safety.

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Ingredients distributor Cornelius has opened its new research and development facility which the company said would add ‘insight’ and ‘inspiration’ to new product development (NPD).

Tapping the boom: Warburtons unveils higher-protein bread, wraps and thins

Number one UK bread brand Warburtons is hoping to tap consumer demand for protein with the launch of products boasting higher protein content than its standard range.

Premier Foods aims to woo younger shoppers with Cadbury Whole Cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its booming Cadbury Cakes brand in the UK with a range of sharing cakes.

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Milk sample falsification cases decreasing - SFVS

Cases of milk sample falsification have decreased by more than ten times compared to 2012, according to Lithuanian data.

FrieslandCampina profits tumble

The profit of Dutch company Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. decreased by 16.7% over the first half-year of 2016 to €160m ($178m) compared to the same period in 2015.

Food safety recall round-up 26 August - 1 September 2016

Recalls: Yeast, mould growth and Salmonella

Food recalls and alerts for the final week in August come from England, Ireland, USA, Iceland, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Denmark.

Arla increases focus on beverage market, eying up opportunity for milk-based drinks

Global dairy company Arla has announced it will triple its business in the beverage market, saying it can challenge the soft drinks market with healthier milk-based alternatives.

British exports to non-EU countries 'beyond expectations': FDF

British food and drink exports were up 6.2% in the first half of 2016 thanks to a weak pound while exports to non-EU countries grew “beyond expectations” in the pre-Brexit period, says the Food and Drink...

‘We want to be the top superfood company in Poland’: Chlorella start-up

Polish start-up Purella Food is on a mission to popularise chlorella and it's arming itself with a vast portfolio of ‘superfood’ products for the battle.

Healthy advertising at sporting campaigns under scrutiny in run-up to next Olympics

With the Olympics over for another four years, a team of scientists will begin a new study into healthy advertising at major sports events.

IBIE 2016

Bosch biscuits packaging system keeps up with consumers’ ‘growing appetite’

Germany-based Bosch Packaging Technology will debut its biscuit on edge packaging system at the upcoming IBIE and Pack Expo this year in the US.

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