Huhtamaki is investing app. EUR 11 million to have a new manufacturing facility built in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Manufacturing operations will be transferred from the current facility that has been built in the 60's to a new, modern facility. Construction work is planned to begin during sprin ... more
Soil degradation, over-fertilisation, pesticides – intensive farming poses a threat to our very existence. Organic farming is an oft-cited alternative. But can it actually feed the world – and would it be a fully sustainable food system?
The challenge is as follows: feed an estimated popula ... more
The country best known for beer and bratwurst can, as of Tuesday, pride itself on bypassing the 300 mark for the number of restaurants that have earned at least one coveted star in the 2018 Michelin Guide for Germany. Atelier in Munich, run by the 35-year-old Jan Hartwig, became the countr ... more
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia have stopped serving hot meals from Gate Gourmet at Los Angeles International Airport after listeria was found in the caterer's local kitchen.
Virgin Australia is giving passengers vouchers for food before their LAX flights and says that onboard food won ... more
The Sweet Tec Conference organized by the ZDS Solingen and attended by representatives of the world’s leading food companies gave valuable insights in new trends in the sugar and sweetener industry. Speakers including c-LEcta’s Head of Innovation, Dr. Andreas Buthe, held interesting talks a ... more
Plant shutdown after fire in Citral plant
Restart of downstream plants after scheduled maintenance not possible
On October 31, a fire occurred during the startup of the Citral plant in Ludwigshafen. Consequently, BASF had to shut down the plant and had to declare Force Majeure for its Citr ... more
After serving as Chief Financial Officer of the Barry Callebaut Group since February 2007, Victor Balli (born 1957) has decided to retire from his executive function effective February 28, 2018. The Board of Directors has appointed Remco J. Steenbergen (born 1968, Dutch national) as new CFO ... more
Population continues to rise globally, especially in the UK, exacerbating concerns over food standards. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK population is expected to increase by 3.6 million (5.5%) over the next ten years to 2026, with the 70 million mark being surp ... more
If you've found your jar of Nutella is looking lighter these days, a German consumer protection agency may have found out why. "Since the colour of the new Nutellas is brighter, we assume that more milk powder was added at the expense of cocoa," Verbraucherzentrale Hamburg said on its Face ... more
BfR publishes the fourth updated edition of the EU Food Safety Almanac and the new ENP Almanac (European Neighbourhood Policy)
Strawberries from Spain, tomatoes from the Netherlands, spices from Morocco and citrus fruits from Georgia - the globalisation of food production and food trading i ... more