Minafin Group: “For hexane we are the rats”

Minafin Group: “For hexane we are the rats”

By Lynda Searby

EFSA has issued a positive opinion about the safety of methyloxolane in food processing, bringing the industry closer to the prospect of a bio-based alternative to petroleum extraction solvents.

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POIG publishes charter for sustainable palm oil processors

By Niamh Michail

The Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) has launched a charter for traders and processors of sustainable palm oil that will "break the link between palm oil production and the destruction of forests and peatlands".


Olam rejects green washing and 'black box' palm oil claims

By Niamh Michail

Agri-food giant Olam has defended its palm oil operations against accusations they are a 'black box' of secrecy that funnels palm oil linked to deforestation from rogue traders to global brands like Unilever and Nestlé. 

RF Biocidics APEX machine

RF Biocidics partners with Sesajal

By Joseph James Whitworth

RF Biocidics has sold two food pasteurization machines to Mexican harvester and distributor Sesajal.

Demand for PET packaging reached 12m tonnes in 2010, says Sohar CEO

Oman plans $600m PET packaging factory

By Eliot Beer

Oman’s Ompet is set to open a new US$600m PET beverage packaging factory, capable of producing 250,000 tonnes of bottles a year, by 2016.

Bunge is the largest buyer of palm oil from the Malaysian state of Sarawak

Bunge commits to deforestation-free palm oil


Agribusiness giant Bunge is the latest multinational company to commit to deforestation-free palm oil supply – going beyond the requirements for RSPO membership.

Cargill has called on the RSPO to renew its principals

RSPO needs to broaden its principles: Cargill

By Rod Addy

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called on to renew its principles on zero deforestation, land development and rights by Cargill Refined Oils Europe.

Bunge sheds baking business

Bunge sheds baking business

Hot on the heels of weak third quarter results, US agri-giant Bunge
said on Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell
its bakery business to US company Dawn Food Products for $76
million in a bid to focus on the core...