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Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets

20-Feb-2019 After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets for Salmonella in laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently required to reduce the proportion of l ... more

EU Commission targets possible salmon cartel

20-Feb-2019 Consumers in Europe may have paid excessive prices for Atlantic salmon in the past. The EU competition authorities announced in Brussels on Tuesday evening that companies had been searched unannounced in several EU countries on suspicion of illegal agreements. The employees of the EU Commis ... more

Danone FY18 Reported Net Income Down 4.1%

20-Feb-2019 French food company Danone SA (DANOY.OB) on Tuesday reported that its full-year 2018 net income, Group share, declined 4.1 percent to 2.35 billion euros from 2.45 billion euros last year. Earnings per share declined 7 percent to 3.63 euros from 3.90 euros last year.  However, recurring net ... more

PLANTIC - a bio-based barrier material

20-Feb-2019 Biodegradable coffee bean packaging produced by SOFTPACK Co., Ltd. using PLANTIC, a product manufactured and sold by Plantic Technologies Limited (headquarters: Australia; President: Kenzo Okamoto), received the Grand Prize from South Korea’s 8th Green Packaging Awards, which are sponsored ... more

KitKat Green Tea Matcha brings flavor of Japan to Europe

20-Feb-2019 Nestlé will bring the flavor of Japan to Europe this spring with the KitKat Green Tea Matcha. The four-finger treat will be available in retailers across Europe starting in late February. This follows requests from chocolate lovers to make innovative KitKat flavors available to consumers ou ... more

411 jobs lost by abrupt closure of 90-year-old Kroger bakery

19-Feb-2019 Hundreds of workers are trying to figure out their next step after the abrupt closure of a Kroger bakery in Ohio eliminated 411 jobs. The Cincinnati-based company announced the closure of the 90-year-old bakery in Columbus on Feb. 11. Kroger cited the "outdated layout and age" of the plant' ... more

Pea protein, Nanogels and Particle adhesion on surfaces

19-Feb-2019 From 22-23 May 2019 LUM GmbH hosts the 9th International Conference Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing in Berlin, Germany. Since 2014 the Young Scientist Award (YSA) recognizes outstanding scientific work by young researchers in the areas of particle and dispersion characterization and ... more

PepsiCo Q4 Profit Matches Estimates

18-Feb-2019 PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) reported fourth-quarter core EPS of $1.49 compared to $1.31, prior year. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation, core constant currency EPS increased 17 percent year-over-year. On average, 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report ... more

Foodservice can breathe life into ready-to-drink tea brands in Asia

18-Feb-2019 The foodservice sector, which is often the harbinger of what will become a trend in retail packaged food and drinks, is continuing to innovate around flavour, textures and food experiences. Tea trends in the foodservice scene have become some kind of a phenomenon across Asia, opening up opp ... more

How to feed the world by 2050?

18-Feb-2019 One of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century is how to sustainably feed a growing and more affluent global population with less water and fertilizers on shrinking acreage, despite stagnating yields, threats of pests and disease, and a changing climate. Recent advances to addre ... more

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Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets

20-Feb-2019 After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets for Salmonella in laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently required to reduce the proportion of l ... more

KitKat Green Tea Matcha brings flavor of Japan to Europe

20-Feb-2019 Nestlé will bring the flavor of Japan to Europe this spring with the KitKat Green Tea Matcha. The four-finger treat will be available in retailers across Europe starting in late February. This follows requests from chocolate lovers to make innovative KitKat flavors available to consumers ou ... more

411 jobs lost by abrupt closure of 90-year-old Kroger bakery

19-Feb-2019 Hundreds of workers are trying to figure out their next step after the abrupt closure of a Kroger bakery in Ohio eliminated 411 jobs. The Cincinnati-based company announced the closure of the 90-year-old bakery in Columbus on Feb. 11. Kroger cited the "outdated layout and age" of the plant' ... more

How to feed the world by 2050?

18-Feb-2019 One of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century is how to sustainably feed a growing and more affluent global population with less water and fertilizers on shrinking acreage, despite stagnating yields, threats of pests and disease, and a changing climate. Recent advances to addre ... more

Nestle profit rise amid deal-making, eyes future of Herta

18-Feb-2019 Nestle says net profit rose more than 40 percent last year, pointing to revived growth in its key Chinese and U.S. markets and laying out plans to slice off its Herta cold cuts businesses to focus more on plant-based foods and "high-growth" categories. The Vevey, Switzerland-based food and ... more

Tyson Foods to Acquire Thai and European Operations from BRF S.A.

15-Feb-2019 Tyson Foods, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Thai and European operations of BRF S.A. The $340 million (USD) purchase includes four processing facilities in Thailand, one processing facility in the Netherlands and one processing facility in the United Kingdom. Thi ... more

Food products with up to 30% less fat

15-Feb-2019 Many consumers want to eat healthy food products with less fat and without chemical additives. Indeed, even politicians are now recognizing this need and are paving the way for change. So-called light food products are available but are thought of dubiously because the reduction in fat is o ... more

BIOFACH: 30th birthday with 2,989 exhibitors

14-Feb-2019 The combined BIOFACH and VIVANESS trade fair is set to attract no less than 3,273 exhibitors to Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 13-16 February 2019 – 284 of them to the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care. BIOFACH is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2019 and is b ... more

Safer Food – Less Waste

13-Feb-2019 At ICE 2019, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research IAP, for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will present innovative technologies for sustainable food packaging. They each have extensive exper ... more

IRI Finds Consumer Confidence Making Big Impact on E-Commerce Growth

11-Feb-2019  While 2019 got off to a rocky start, with a partial government shutdown and trade challenges attributed to tariffs, consumers at the close of 2018 were buoyed by their strong household financial health and were spending accordingly. The latest IRI Consumer Connect survey results find that ... more

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Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets

20-Feb-2019 After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets for Salmonella in laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently required to reduce the proportion of l ... more

PLANTIC - a bio-based barrier material

20-Feb-2019 Biodegradable coffee bean packaging produced by SOFTPACK Co., Ltd. using PLANTIC, a product manufactured and sold by Plantic Technologies Limited (headquarters: Australia; President: Kenzo Okamoto), received the Grand Prize from South Korea’s 8th Green Packaging Awards, which are sponsored ... more

PepsiCo Q4 Profit Matches Estimates

18-Feb-2019 PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) reported fourth-quarter core EPS of $1.49 compared to $1.31, prior year. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation, core constant currency EPS increased 17 percent year-over-year. On average, 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report ... more

Foodservice can breathe life into ready-to-drink tea brands in Asia

18-Feb-2019 The foodservice sector, which is often the harbinger of what will become a trend in retail packaged food and drinks, is continuing to innovate around flavour, textures and food experiences. Tea trends in the foodservice scene have become some kind of a phenomenon across Asia, opening up opp ... more

How to feed the world by 2050?

18-Feb-2019 One of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century is how to sustainably feed a growing and more affluent global population with less water and fertilizers on shrinking acreage, despite stagnating yields, threats of pests and disease, and a changing climate. Recent advances to addre ... more

Nestle profit rise amid deal-making, eyes future of Herta

18-Feb-2019 Nestle says net profit rose more than 40 percent last year, pointing to revived growth in its key Chinese and U.S. markets and laying out plans to slice off its Herta cold cuts businesses to focus more on plant-based foods and "high-growth" categories. The Vevey, Switzerland-based food and ... more

Tyson Foods to Acquire Thai and European Operations from BRF S.A.

15-Feb-2019 Tyson Foods, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Thai and European operations of BRF S.A. The $340 million (USD) purchase includes four processing facilities in Thailand, one processing facility in the Netherlands and one processing facility in the United Kingdom. Thi ... more

Food products with up to 30% less fat

15-Feb-2019 Many consumers want to eat healthy food products with less fat and without chemical additives. Indeed, even politicians are now recognizing this need and are paving the way for change. So-called light food products are available but are thought of dubiously because the reduction in fat is o ... more

Beverage cartons with paper straw solution

14-Feb-2019 SIG is the first in the industry to offer a market-ready alternative to plastic straws, announcing today that a paper straw solution will be delivered to first customers in the first quarter of 2019. With growing concern about the environmental impact of plastic straws, the food and bevera ... more

French winemakers warn about Brexit

14-Feb-2019 French wine and spirits exporters say they are "in the total fog" over Brexit.  With less than two months before Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union, the head of the French federation of exporters of wines and spirits warned of the damaging effect of an exit without an agr ... more

All news on beverages

Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets

20-Feb-2019 After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets for Salmonella in laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently required to reduce the proportion of l ... more

How to feed the world by 2050?

18-Feb-2019 One of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century is how to sustainably feed a growing and more affluent global population with less water and fertilizers on shrinking acreage, despite stagnating yields, threats of pests and disease, and a changing climate. Recent advances to addre ... more

Nestle profit rise amid deal-making, eyes future of Herta

18-Feb-2019 Nestle says net profit rose more than 40 percent last year, pointing to revived growth in its key Chinese and U.S. markets and laying out plans to slice off its Herta cold cuts businesses to focus more on plant-based foods and "high-growth" categories. The Vevey, Switzerland-based food and ... more

Tyson Foods to Acquire Thai and European Operations from BRF S.A.

15-Feb-2019 Tyson Foods, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Thai and European operations of BRF S.A. The $340 million (USD) purchase includes four processing facilities in Thailand, one processing facility in the Netherlands and one processing facility in the United Kingdom. Thi ... more

Food products with up to 30% less fat

15-Feb-2019 Many consumers want to eat healthy food products with less fat and without chemical additives. Indeed, even politicians are now recognizing this need and are paving the way for change. So-called light food products are available but are thought of dubiously because the reduction in fat is o ... more

BIOFACH: 30th birthday with 2,989 exhibitors

14-Feb-2019 The combined BIOFACH and VIVANESS trade fair is set to attract no less than 3,273 exhibitors to Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 13-16 February 2019 – 284 of them to the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care. BIOFACH is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2019 and is b ... more

Safer Food – Less Waste

13-Feb-2019 At ICE 2019, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research IAP, for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will present innovative technologies for sustainable food packaging. They each have extensive exper ... more

IRI Finds Consumer Confidence Making Big Impact on E-Commerce Growth

11-Feb-2019  While 2019 got off to a rocky start, with a partial government shutdown and trade challenges attributed to tariffs, consumers at the close of 2018 were buoyed by their strong household financial health and were spending accordingly. The latest IRI Consumer Connect survey results find that ... more

Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

06-Feb-2019 An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression. Dr Joseph Firth, an Honorary Research fellow at The University of Manchester and Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute a ... more

Delivery Hero grows revenue by 77% for the full year 2018

06-Feb-2019 Delivery Hero Group ("Delivery Hero"), one of the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplaces, accelerated growth in the fourth quarter. In the financial year 2018 revenue grew by 77% year-on-year on a constant currency basis excluding Germany and accounting for hyperinfla ... more

All news on meat

Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets

20-Feb-2019 After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets for Salmonella in laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently required to reduce the proportion of l ... more

Danone FY18 Reported Net Income Down 4.1%

20-Feb-2019 French food company Danone SA (DANOY.OB) on Tuesday reported that its full-year 2018 net income, Group share, declined 4.1 percent to 2.35 billion euros from 2.45 billion euros last year. Earnings per share declined 7 percent to 3.63 euros from 3.90 euros last year.  However, recurring net ... more

How to feed the world by 2050?

18-Feb-2019 One of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century is how to sustainably feed a growing and more affluent global population with less water and fertilizers on shrinking acreage, despite stagnating yields, threats of pests and disease, and a changing climate. Recent advances to addre ... more

Nestle profit rise amid deal-making, eyes future of Herta

18-Feb-2019 Nestle says net profit rose more than 40 percent last year, pointing to revived growth in its key Chinese and U.S. markets and laying out plans to slice off its Herta cold cuts businesses to focus more on plant-based foods and "high-growth" categories. The Vevey, Switzerland-based food and ... more

Tyson Foods to Acquire Thai and European Operations from BRF S.A.

15-Feb-2019 Tyson Foods, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Thai and European operations of BRF S.A. The $340 million (USD) purchase includes four processing facilities in Thailand, one processing facility in the Netherlands and one processing facility in the United Kingdom. Thi ... more

Food products with up to 30% less fat

15-Feb-2019 Many consumers want to eat healthy food products with less fat and without chemical additives. Indeed, even politicians are now recognizing this need and are paving the way for change. So-called light food products are available but are thought of dubiously because the reduction in fat is o ... more

BIOFACH: 30th birthday with 2,989 exhibitors

14-Feb-2019 The combined BIOFACH and VIVANESS trade fair is set to attract no less than 3,273 exhibitors to Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 13-16 February 2019 – 284 of them to the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care. BIOFACH is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2019 and is b ... more

Safer Food – Less Waste

13-Feb-2019 At ICE 2019, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research IAP, for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will present innovative technologies for sustainable food packaging. They each have extensive exper ... more

IRI Finds Consumer Confidence Making Big Impact on E-Commerce Growth

11-Feb-2019  While 2019 got off to a rocky start, with a partial government shutdown and trade challenges attributed to tariffs, consumers at the close of 2018 were buoyed by their strong household financial health and were spending accordingly. The latest IRI Consumer Connect survey results find that ... more

FrieslandCampina starts producing more sustainable PlanetProof cheese

07-Feb-2019 Following a successful introduction of Campina dairy with the “On the way to PlanetProof” quality mark in December 2018, FrieslandCampina now makes the step towards cheese. Milner is the first Dutch cheese brand that will be sold under the “PlanetProof” quality mark. With this quality mark ... more

All news on dairy

Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets

20-Feb-2019 After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets for Salmonella in laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently required to reduce the proportion of l ... more

EU Commission targets possible salmon cartel

20-Feb-2019 Consumers in Europe may have paid excessive prices for Atlantic salmon in the past. The EU competition authorities announced in Brussels on Tuesday evening that companies had been searched unannounced in several EU countries on suspicion of illegal agreements. The employees of the EU Commis ... more

Pea protein, Nanogels and Particle adhesion on surfaces

19-Feb-2019 From 22-23 May 2019 LUM GmbH hosts the 9th International Conference Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing in Berlin, Germany. Since 2014 the Young Scientist Award (YSA) recognizes outstanding scientific work by young researchers in the areas of particle and dispersion characterization and ... more

How to feed the world by 2050?

18-Feb-2019 One of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century is how to sustainably feed a growing and more affluent global population with less water and fertilizers on shrinking acreage, despite stagnating yields, threats of pests and disease, and a changing climate. Recent advances to addre ... more

Nestle profit rise amid deal-making, eyes future of Herta

18-Feb-2019 Nestle says net profit rose more than 40 percent last year, pointing to revived growth in its key Chinese and U.S. markets and laying out plans to slice off its Herta cold cuts businesses to focus more on plant-based foods and "high-growth" categories. The Vevey, Switzerland-based food and ... more

Tyson Foods to Acquire Thai and European Operations from BRF S.A.

15-Feb-2019 Tyson Foods, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Thai and European operations of BRF S.A. The $340 million (USD) purchase includes four processing facilities in Thailand, one processing facility in the Netherlands and one processing facility in the United Kingdom. Thi ... more

Food products with up to 30% less fat

15-Feb-2019 Many consumers want to eat healthy food products with less fat and without chemical additives. Indeed, even politicians are now recognizing this need and are paving the way for change. So-called light food products are available but are thought of dubiously because the reduction in fat is o ... more

BIOFACH: 30th birthday with 2,989 exhibitors

14-Feb-2019 The combined BIOFACH and VIVANESS trade fair is set to attract no less than 3,273 exhibitors to Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 13-16 February 2019 – 284 of them to the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care. BIOFACH is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2019 and is b ... more

Safer Food – Less Waste

13-Feb-2019 At ICE 2019, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research IAP, for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will present innovative technologies for sustainable food packaging. They each have extensive exper ... more

Nordzucker agrees majority stake in Mackay Sugar Limited

12-Feb-2019 Nordzucker and Mackay Sugar Limited have contractually agreed that Nordzucker will acquire a 70 per cent majority stake in Australia's second-largest sugar producer. Nordzucker is thus building up production capacities outside Europe and consistently pursuing its strategy of focusing on sug ... more

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  • Business

    Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets

    20-Feb-2019 After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets for Salmonella in laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently required to reduce the proportion of l ... more

    EU Commission targets possible salmon cartel

    20-Feb-2019 Consumers in Europe may have paid excessive prices for Atlantic salmon in the past. The EU competition authorities announced in Brussels on Tuesday evening that companies had been searched unannounced in several EU countries on suspicion of illegal agreements. The employees of the EU Commis ... more

    Danone FY18 Reported Net Income Down 4.1%

    20-Feb-2019 French food company Danone SA (DANOY.OB) on Tuesday reported that its full-year 2018 net income, Group share, declined 4.1 percent to 2.35 billion euros from 2.45 billion euros last year. Earnings per share declined 7 percent to 3.63 euros from 3.90 euros last year.  However, recurring net ... more

  • Career

    Barry Callebaut appoints Isabelle Esser Chief Human Resources Officer

    14-Dec-2018 Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today announced the appointment of Isabelle Esser as Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique, effective February 1, 2019 ... more

    Why women stay behind the scenes at work

    08-Aug-2018 While research has shown that visibility in the workplace is critical for professional advancement, the reality is that for some women, it’s easier said than done. According to a new study by Stanford scholars, professional women have strong reasons to ignore recommendations that urge them ... more

    McDonald's reaches settlement in 'joint-employer' lawsuit

    20-Mar-2018 McDonald's says it has reached a settlement with a U.S. labor agency over a lawsuit that could have decided if the fast-food company should be liable for hiring, pay and other decisions made at its franchised restaurants. The lawsuit, filed in 2016 by the National Labor Relations Board, con ... more

  • Cooperation

    Pernod Ricard and the e-commerce platform Jumia strengthen their partnership

    20-Dec-2018 Pernod Ricard, the world's second largest wine and spirits’ company present in 13 African countries, and Jumia, the leading e-commerce player on the continent, today announced the strengthening of their partnership. In this context, Pernod Ricard will invest into Jumia, thus becoming a stra ... more

    Oculyze & BIOTECON Diagnostics sign strategic partnership

    19-Dec-2018 Oculyze, the world’s premier platform for mobile image analysis and BIOTECON Diagnostics, a renowned food and beverage quality testing provider today announced the signing of a strategic partnership. The agreement signed at the corporate offices of BIOTECON Diagnostics in Potsdam, appoints ... more

    Cooperation between Deutsche Umwelthilfe and Rapunzel: HAND IN HAND Fund for Eco-social Projects Worldwide

    28-Nov-2018 Various media currently report that Rapunzel is a "donor" of the German Environmental Aid (DUH). This statement, which is repeatedly made in connection with the issue of "diesel driving bans", is wrong. Rather, Rapunzel and the DUH have been working together successfully for 20 years in the ... more

  • Finances

    Nordzucker agrees majority stake in Mackay Sugar Limited

    12-Feb-2019 Nordzucker and Mackay Sugar Limited have contractually agreed that Nordzucker will acquire a 70 per cent majority stake in Australia's second-largest sugar producer. Nordzucker is thus building up production capacities outside Europe and consistently pursuing its strategy of focusing on sug ... more

    United Natural Foods Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

    08-Jun-2018 United Natural Foods (UNFI) released earnings for its third quarter that climbed from last year. The company's bottom line came in at $51.89 million, or $1.02 per share.  This compares with $36.59 million, or $0.72 per share, in last year's third quarter. Analysts had expected the company t ... more

    Saudi Arabia's Nadec To Buy Danone Unit Via Capital Raise

    27-Mar-2018 Saudi Arabia's National Agricultural Development Co., part owned by the sovereign wealth fund, will acquire Danone SA's venture in the country, according to reports. Nadec, as the company is known, will fund the acquisition of privately held Al Safi Danone through a capital increase of 536 ... more

  • Laws

    Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

    16-Jan-2019 The nation's craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown, which has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines. The partial shutdown halted operations at the federal agency that regulates alcohol pro ... more

    EU court: The taste of food products cannot be copyrighted

    14-Nov-2018 The taste of a particular food product cannot be protected by copyright, the European Union's top court ruled Tuesday in a dispute over a cream cheese dip made for a supermarket chain in the Netherlands. The case was brought by Levola, which owns the intellectual property rights to a spread ... more

    Veggie food maker seeks injunction against Missouri meat law

    05-Nov-2018 A vegetarian food-maker has asked a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction against a Missouri law making it a misdemeanor crime to promote products as "meat" that aren't made from livestock or poultry. The Oregon-based Tofurky Co. claims the Missouri law infringes on its constituti ... more

  • Market

    Proposed cut for herring harvest could affect lobster catch

    10-Dec-2018 Fishermen who seek one of the most important bait fish on the East Coast are likely to see a dramatic reduction next year in the amount they are allowed to harvest, and the change could have major implications for lobster consumers. The commercial fishery for herring is a major industry in ... more

    Naturalness and convenience are most valued by Chinese nuts consumers

    09-Nov-2018 It seems Chinese consumers’ modern lifestyles and awareness of healthy eating have opened up opportunities for nuts snacks that are either natural or provide convenience. Latest research from the world’s leading market intelligence agency, Mintel, reveals that up to three in five (62%) urba ... more

    iGens: Meet the sober generation

    19-Apr-2018 Bars, restaurants and alcohol companies get ready; the iGens are coming. Born between 1995 and 2007 (aged 23-11), most are not yet drinking on-premise; however, research suggests iGens could reshape the on-premise alcohol market. 67% of iGens say they avoid unhealthy activities such as exce ... more

  • People

    Brewers Association Statement on Charlie Papazian’s Exit

    23-Jan-2019 As founder and past president Charlie Papazian turns 70 and officially exits the Brewers Association on Wednesday, Jan. 23, Bob Pease, president and CEO of the Brewers Association, issued the following statement: “We would not be where we are today without Charlie Papazian. Armed with a vis ... more

    Huhtamaki appoints Charles Héaulmé as President and CEO

    09-Jan-2019 The planned CEO succession takes place as Jukka Moisio steps down after a long and successful tenure and Charles Héaulmé (52) takes the lead as the new President and CEO of Huhtamaki. The transition will take place on April 26, 2019, following the Annual General Meeting. "I want to thank Ju ... more

    Barry Callebaut appoints Isabelle Esser Chief Human Resources Officer

    14-Dec-2018 Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today announced the appointment of Isabelle Esser as Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique, effective February 1, 2019 ... more

  • Politics

    EU Commission targets possible salmon cartel

    20-Feb-2019 Consumers in Europe may have paid excessive prices for Atlantic salmon in the past. The EU competition authorities announced in Brussels on Tuesday evening that companies had been searched unannounced in several EU countries on suspicion of illegal agreements. The employees of the EU Commis ... more

    French winemakers warn about Brexit

    14-Feb-2019 French wine and spirits exporters say they are "in the total fog" over Brexit.  With less than two months before Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union, the head of the French federation of exporters of wines and spirits warned of the damaging effect of an exit without an agr ... more

    Food industry sway over public health gets new scrutiny

    30-Jan-2019 The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder.The Inter-American Development Bank's management told Coke it hadn't been aware of the twee ... more

  • Price Development

    Misleading Canada Food Prices 2019 Report Makes Assumptions of Red Meat Industry Pricing

    11-Dec-2018 The Canada Food Price Report for 2019, released earlier this week, makes assumptions that the cost of meat is set to fall because Canadians are adopting plant-based diets. In fact, the beef demand index is strong, only showing a decrease of 2% demand in 2018, but maintaining levels not seen ... more

    INKOTA welcomes minimum price increase by Fairtrade

    04-Dec-2018 Today, the Fairtrade seal initiative announced a significant increase in the guaranteed minimum price for cocoa. The development organisation INKOTA welcomes this important step to reduce the poverty of cocoa farmers. If chocolate companies were serious about sustainability, they would also ... more

    Turkey pledges to curb soaring potato, onion prices ahead of polls

    25-Jun-2018 The soaring prices of onions and potatoes have added a new wrinkle to this weekend's presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey. In Istanbul, the price of a kilogram of onions increased by more than 210 per cent in the past month and potatoes by 94 per cent, according to private bro ... more

  • Research

    Pea protein, Nanogels and Particle adhesion on surfaces

    19-Feb-2019 From 22-23 May 2019 LUM GmbH hosts the 9th International Conference Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing in Berlin, Germany. Since 2014 the Young Scientist Award (YSA) recognizes outstanding scientific work by young researchers in the areas of particle and dispersion characterization and ... more

    How to feed the world by 2050?

    18-Feb-2019 One of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century is how to sustainably feed a growing and more affluent global population with less water and fertilizers on shrinking acreage, despite stagnating yields, threats of pests and disease, and a changing climate. Recent advances to addre ... more

    Food products with up to 30% less fat

    15-Feb-2019 Many consumers want to eat healthy food products with less fat and without chemical additives. Indeed, even politicians are now recognizing this need and are paving the way for change. So-called light food products are available but are thought of dubiously because the reduction in fat is o ... more

  • Technology

    Eggshells could crack renewable energy puzzle

    30-Jan-2019 Eggshells that are baked and then crushed into a fine powder could be a cheap alternative in renewable energy storage options, Murdoch University researchers have found. Dr Manickam Minakshi and his team have been working with researchers from around the world to test whether eggshell powde ... more

    SodaStream builds innovative marine vessel to fish plastic waste out of the sea

    16-Oct-2018 SodaStream International Ltd. has today sent a vessel called "Holy Turtle" on a grand voyage. The innovative vehicle, of considerable size, is designed to fish plastic waste from the open sea and is currently being tested in the Caribbean off the coast of Roatán, Honduras, under the leaders ... more

    Garlic ingredient from the lab bench

    29-Aug-2018 Fresh garlic extracts contain a variety of healthy organosulfur compounds, among which ajoene forms a major oil-extractable ingredient. Now, chemists in the United Kingdom have synthesized ajoene from readily available components for the first time. The results show that ajoene is accessibl ... more

  • Product development

    KitKat Green Tea Matcha brings flavor of Japan to Europe

    20-Feb-2019 Nestlé will bring the flavor of Japan to Europe this spring with the KitKat Green Tea Matcha. The four-finger treat will be available in retailers across Europe starting in late February. This follows requests from chocolate lovers to make innovative KitKat flavors available to consumers ou ... more

    Beverage cartons with paper straw solution

    14-Feb-2019 SIG is the first in the industry to offer a market-ready alternative to plastic straws, announcing today that a paper straw solution will be delivered to first customers in the first quarter of 2019. With growing concern about the environmental impact of plastic straws, the food and bevera ... more

    Brain and energy products can help relieve stress among Asia’s teens

    17-Dec-2018 The rate of depression and anxiety among Asia’s teens is increasing. Mintel research reveals that almost half of Chinese consumers aged 16-19 are worried about their studies and their future after school, respectively. The fast pace and mounting worries of life are impacting the mental heal ... more

  • Production

    Nestlé’s Häagen-Dazs part of Loop reusable packaging initiative

    31-Jan-2019 Nestlé has today announced its partnership in Loop, a subscription home delivery service for foods and household goods with reusable packaging. Häagen-Dazs, a Nestlé brand in the United States and Canada, is the official ice cream partner for the pilot project in New York, scheduled to laun ... more

    Danone North America Recall for Light & Fit Greek Crunch S’mores Flavor

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    Eggs farmed without male chick massacre hit German shops

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