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ADM ramps up sweetener investment with French acquisition

Agri-food giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will continue its investment into sweeteners and starch production in Europe with the planned acquisition of French wheat processing plant Chamtor.

Solina strengthens Eastern European hub with Romanian acquisition

French supplier Solina will acquire the Romanian functional ingredients firm Supremia in what it says is a major step to creating a regional hub in Eastern Europe.

KitKat cocoa content upped 13% in sugar reduction push

Nestlé UK & Ireland has upped the cocoa and milk content of KitKat in its bid to cut sugar by 10% across its confectionery range.

CSM Bakery Solution’s ancient grains bread mix given new life to boost UK craft bakers’ profits

CSM Bakery Solutions has revitalized its Pantique Ancient Cereals bread mix a with a new name – Pantique Ancient Grains Ultimate bread mix – and a bolder baked appearance.

'This is the largest emotional dataset linked to real business outcomes in existence'

Facial expressions show Mars the adverts that will drive sales

It’s a claim that will raise a few eyebrows: researchers working for Mars can identify with 75% accuracy whether or not an advert will deliver a big sales uplift by...

Emmi profit comes from international sales

Swiss dairy company Emmi has released its year-end results, which showed earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by 7.3 % to CHF 202.7m ($204.2m).

Tate & Lyle unveils upgraded innovation center

Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has unveiled its upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany. 

Are you ready for the ‘Cheester’ Easter Egg?

Food blogger Annem Hobson has partnered with Wildes Cheese to create the first ever ‘Cheester Egg’ for Easter.

Finnish food tech firm bags first prize for innovative ingredient sensor

Finnish food tech firm Spectral Engines has scooped up first prize in an EU competition for its food sensor that analyses ingredients, nutrients and detects allergens.

Unilever ranked at more than twice the value of KraftHeinz

Nestlé is the most valuable company in the world in terms of its corporate value and collective brand value while Unilever's total brand portfolio is over double that of KraftHeinz, according to a report....

Tate & Lyle teams up with Sweet Green Fields to widen stevia's reach

Tate & Lyle and stevia supplier Sweet Green Fields have signed an exclusive partnership to develop and distribute new stevia ingredients globally.

Evolva and FCI team up to market and sell citrus flavours in Europe

Biotech firm Evolva has inked a deal with Paris-based FCI to sell, market and distribute its fermentation-derived citrus flavours valencene and nootkatone.

Dried surrogate bacteria could help with process validation, FSMA compliance

A new validation technique using dried surrogate bacteria that could help companies come into compliance with new FSMA requirements has been developed by French company Novolyze.

Dangote Salt highlights food fraud in Nigeria

Dangote Salt, part of the National Salt Company of Nigeria (NASCON) has partnered with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to clamp down on food fraud in...

News in brief

Symrise reports major growth in 2016

German flavours and nutrition supplier Symrise reports strong growth in 2016 following expansion and decentralisation of the company.

Unilever wants stronger UK protection from foreign takeovers

Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever has called on the UK government to revisit the country's rules on takeovers and acquisitions to protect ‘national champions’ against foreign takeovers.

Carrefour introduces CO2-reduced milk carton pack in Spain

Carrefour, one of the biggest distribution chains in Europe, is offering three different types of UHT milk in the combibloc EcoPlus 1,000 ml aseptic carton pack in Spain.

Guest article

Safety procedures must be developed in food processing plants

'In the food and beverage industry, employees often use dangerous equipment such as decanters and conveyor belts.

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Verdiujns extends portfolio of BRC-certified wafers

Verduijns Fine Biscuits launched three savory variants to its portfolio of organic wafers at ISM/ProSweets, held in Cologne, Germany, in February.

Champagne crisps and Tabasco popcorn: Innovations at ife 2017

UK exhibitors will be showcasing novel products at ife 2017, the international food & drink event in London from March 19 to 22.

Africa and Middle East love sweet bakes, but want sugar reduction: DuPont

South African, Egyptian and Saudi Arabian women see the appeal of healthier snacking options, but sweet baked snacks remain more popular.

Businesses make €14 for every €1 spent on reducing food waste: Study

The average company investing in food waste reduction will see a fourteen fold return on their investments and half will see substantially more, says a new report. 

FOODVISION 2017

FOODVISION: Pairing innovation and transparency flavours to satisfy industry tastes

Innovation and transparency can go ‘hand in hand’ as part of an industry strategy to streamline the food value chain and rebalance the relationship between production and nature.

Nestlé UK to cut 10% of sugar in confectionery range by 2018

Nestlé has pledged to remove 7,500 metric tons of sugar in its UK confectionery range via reformulation, calorie limits and new technology.

Orkla Food Ingredients takes over Dutch ice-cream company

Norwegian company Orkla Food Ingredients (OFI) has signed and closed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Netherlands sales and distribution company Laan Heiloo B.V.

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