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Hungry Planet announces partnership with Post Holdings

28-Jan-2021 Hungry Planet® Inc., a plant-based meat company, today announced a partnership with Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company. In this new partnership, Hungry Planet will work closely with Post’s Foodservice and Retail units to expand the distribution of Hun ... more

Smarties becomes the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging

28-Jan-2021 Nestlé announced today that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was previously already packed in recyclable paper packaging. Smarties is the first globa ... more

Plant Based Foods Association announces three new board members

27-Jan-2021 The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) is honored to announce the addition of three new members to its 2021 Board of Directors: Armetha Pihlstrom, National Account Manager, Impossible Foods; GW Chew, Founder and CEO, Something Better Foods; and Sadrah Schadel, Co-founder and Chief Creativ ... more

MOSKOVSKAYA VODK taps into booming hard seltzer category

27-Jan-2021 Amber Beverage Group-owned iconic vodka brand Moskovskaya® Vodka has designed a new Moskovskaya Street hard seltzer inspired by the iconic Moscow Mule cocktail. Canned at 4.5% ABV, two new products, with delicate notes of Raspberry & Lime and Ginger & Mint, will be available throughout Euro ... more

Tetra Pak calls for collaborative innovation

27-Jan-2021 Tetra Pak has introduced a new collaborative innovation model with leading paperboard producers, a move aimed at tackling the food packaging industry’s sustainability challenges. The traditional operating model of a linear supply chain has changed, and a new partnership ecosystem model is e ... more

PepsiCo Goes Beyond

27-Jan-2021 Plant-based proteins are playing an increasingly vital role in modern diets — they’re nutrient-rich and far more sustainable than meat. Now PepsiCo and Beyond Meat are teaming up to launch The PLANeT Partnership, tapping into growing consumer demand for plant-based proteins that are better ... more

Coca-Cola with Coffee and Coca-Cola with Coffee Zero

26-Jan-2021 The wait is over: Coca-Cola® with Coffee will officially make its buzzed-about U.S. debut on Jan. 25. The breakthrough innovation creates the new “refreshment coffee” category with a pioneering proposition that “sips like a Coke and finishes like a coffee” – giving Coca-Cola fans and java l ... more

Crown to Invest in Its Sixth Can Plant in Brazil to Meet Growing Demand

26-Jan-2021 Crown Holdings, Inc. (Crown) announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary CROWN Embalagens S.A., plans to build its sixth beverage can plant in Brazil. The new two-line facility will produce two-piece aluminum cans in multiple sizes and have annual capacity of 2.4 billion cans when fully o ... more

MIRAI FOODS Raises USD 2.4M to Prepare Commercialization of Its Non-Genetically Modified Cultivated Meat

26-Jan-2021 MIRAI FOODS, the Swiss cultivated meat startup, today announced that it has recently raised USD 2.4 million in a first tranche of seed financing from backers including the food company Paulig Group and technology investment company Team Europe. The 1 year old company, which held a very well ... more

Delivery Hero Among Best Places to Work in Germany 2021

26-Jan-2021 This week, Delivery Hero was certified as one of the best places to work in Germany in 2021. This award was granted by the “Best Places to Work” International Certification Program and is based on a thorough employee survey. It has always been our goal to build an inclusive company where ou ... more

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Smarties becomes the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging

28-Jan-2021 Nestlé announced today that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was previously already packed in recyclable paper packaging. Smarties is the first globa ... more

Delivery Hero Among Best Places to Work in Germany 2021

26-Jan-2021 This week, Delivery Hero was certified as one of the best places to work in Germany in 2021. This award was granted by the “Best Places to Work” International Certification Program and is based on a thorough employee survey. It has always been our goal to build an inclusive company where ou ... more

Mobile App against Food Waste

22-Jan-2021 Today, data.org announced the eight global winners of the USD 10 million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, which aims to address major societal challenges through computer and data science. Among the winners is a project by BASE ("Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy") and Empa that a ... more

The low-sugar destiny of health

21-Jan-2021 For decades, nutritionists, physicians, and scientists have warned against the detrimental effects of sugar on health and have cautioned against overconsumption. For much of this period, consumers ignored the advice and indulged in sugary treats of all varieties, satisfying their cravings w ... more

Sweet & Snacks innovation boosted by successful sustainability storytelling

20-Jan-2021 Potential developments in the highly innovative sweets & snacks categories reflect some of the key trends identified by Innova Market Insights in its Top Trends for 2021.  Provenance, sustainably sourcing and packaging comes into play  Learning more about where their foods come from, was of ... more

Organic Food Iberia & Eco Living Iberia postponed until September 2021

19-Jan-2021 Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia – Spain and Portugal’s biggest trade event dedicated to organic food and sustainable products – has been rescheduled from June to September this year.   Joint organisers Diversified Communications and IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, have announced today tha ... more

Rice engineers’ reactor converts gas directly into acetic acid

13-Jan-2021 Rice University engineers are turning carbon monoxide directly into acetic acid — the widely used chemical agent that gives vinegar its tang — with a continuous catalytic reactor that can use renewable electricity efficiently to turn out a highly purified product. The electrochemical proces ... more

Mintel Announces Global Food and Drinks Trends for 2021

13-Jan-2021 Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today (12 January 2021) announced three key trends for the global food, drink, and foodservice industries, including analysis, insights, and recommendations centred around the ‘now’ (next 12 months), the ‘next’ (18 months+), and the ‘f ... more

More than 330 kilograms: What a German eats per year

12-Jan-2021 Which foods end up on plates in Germany and how healthy are they? While the national trend is positive, meat consumption remains too high. This is the conclusion reached by the German Nutrition Society (DGE) in its latest Nutrition Report. “In order to counteract the rising trend of obesity ... more

Get off to a successful start

08-Jan-2021 The world's first and leading incubator for plant-based and cultured food startups invites innovative founders to apply by February 7, 2021 to participate in the pioneering accelerator program. The incubator program with expert mentoring, financial support and more will start in April 2021. ... more

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MOSKOVSKAYA VODK taps into booming hard seltzer category

27-Jan-2021 Amber Beverage Group-owned iconic vodka brand Moskovskaya® Vodka has designed a new Moskovskaya Street hard seltzer inspired by the iconic Moscow Mule cocktail. Canned at 4.5% ABV, two new products, with delicate notes of Raspberry & Lime and Ginger & Mint, will be available throughout Euro ... more

Tetra Pak calls for collaborative innovation

27-Jan-2021 Tetra Pak has introduced a new collaborative innovation model with leading paperboard producers, a move aimed at tackling the food packaging industry’s sustainability challenges. The traditional operating model of a linear supply chain has changed, and a new partnership ecosystem model is e ... more

PepsiCo Goes Beyond

27-Jan-2021 Plant-based proteins are playing an increasingly vital role in modern diets — they’re nutrient-rich and far more sustainable than meat. Now PepsiCo and Beyond Meat are teaming up to launch The PLANeT Partnership, tapping into growing consumer demand for plant-based proteins that are better ... more

Coca-Cola with Coffee and Coca-Cola with Coffee Zero

26-Jan-2021 The wait is over: Coca-Cola® with Coffee will officially make its buzzed-about U.S. debut on Jan. 25. The breakthrough innovation creates the new “refreshment coffee” category with a pioneering proposition that “sips like a Coke and finishes like a coffee” – giving Coca-Cola fans and java l ... more

Crown to Invest in Its Sixth Can Plant in Brazil to Meet Growing Demand

26-Jan-2021 Crown Holdings, Inc. (Crown) announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary CROWN Embalagens S.A., plans to build its sixth beverage can plant in Brazil. The new two-line facility will produce two-piece aluminum cans in multiple sizes and have annual capacity of 2.4 billion cans when fully o ... more

Delivery Hero Among Best Places to Work in Germany 2021

26-Jan-2021 This week, Delivery Hero was certified as one of the best places to work in Germany in 2021. This award was granted by the “Best Places to Work” International Certification Program and is based on a thorough employee survey. It has always been our goal to build an inclusive company where ou ... more

Mobile App against Food Waste

22-Jan-2021 Today, data.org announced the eight global winners of the USD 10 million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, which aims to address major societal challenges through computer and data science. Among the winners is a project by BASE ("Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy") and Empa that a ... more

The low-sugar destiny of health

21-Jan-2021 For decades, nutritionists, physicians, and scientists have warned against the detrimental effects of sugar on health and have cautioned against overconsumption. For much of this period, consumers ignored the advice and indulged in sugary treats of all varieties, satisfying their cravings w ... more

Dry January is just one month but BFY alcohol drinks appeal throughout the year

20-Jan-2021 Let’s face it. The events of 2020 and the first few weeks of 2021 have made Dry January a challenging prospect. And while we may see fewer consumers participate in Dry January this year, the concept of Dry January has entered the collective consciousness in just a few short years (Dry Janua ... more

Spilling the beans on coffee's true identity

20-Jan-2021 People worldwide want their coffee to be both satisfying and reasonably priced. To meet these standards, roasters typically use a blend of two types of beans, arabica and robusta. But, some use more of the cheaper robusta than they acknowledge, as the bean composition is difficult to determ ... more

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Hungry Planet announces partnership with Post Holdings

28-Jan-2021 Hungry Planet® Inc., a plant-based meat company, today announced a partnership with Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company. In this new partnership, Hungry Planet will work closely with Post’s Foodservice and Retail units to expand the distribution of Hun ... more

PepsiCo Goes Beyond

27-Jan-2021 Plant-based proteins are playing an increasingly vital role in modern diets — they’re nutrient-rich and far more sustainable than meat. Now PepsiCo and Beyond Meat are teaming up to launch The PLANeT Partnership, tapping into growing consumer demand for plant-based proteins that are better ... more

MIRAI FOODS Raises USD 2.4M to Prepare Commercialization of Its Non-Genetically Modified Cultivated Meat

26-Jan-2021 MIRAI FOODS, the Swiss cultivated meat startup, today announced that it has recently raised USD 2.4 million in a first tranche of seed financing from backers including the food company Paulig Group and technology investment company Team Europe. The 1 year old company, which held a very well ... more

Delivery Hero Among Best Places to Work in Germany 2021

26-Jan-2021 This week, Delivery Hero was certified as one of the best places to work in Germany in 2021. This award was granted by the “Best Places to Work” International Certification Program and is based on a thorough employee survey. It has always been our goal to build an inclusive company where ou ... more

Animals in slaughterhouses better monitored by innovative camera surveillance

26-Jan-2021 Over the last years, major slaughterhouses in The Netherlands have implemented camera monitoring systems. Every day, hundreds of hours of video footage are generated. Although current camera systems can help identify animal handling issues, there are significant limitations. In practice, sl ... more

Mobile App against Food Waste

22-Jan-2021 Today, data.org announced the eight global winners of the USD 10 million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, which aims to address major societal challenges through computer and data science. Among the winners is a project by BASE ("Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy") and Empa that a ... more

The low-sugar destiny of health

21-Jan-2021 For decades, nutritionists, physicians, and scientists have warned against the detrimental effects of sugar on health and have cautioned against overconsumption. For much of this period, consumers ignored the advice and indulged in sugary treats of all varieties, satisfying their cravings w ... more

Temporary slowdown in meat reduction trend as processed meat sales boom

21-Jan-2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a temporary setback for the flexitarian movement, with the proportion of adults limiting or not eating meat dropping significantly in 2020, according to new research from Mintel. But as the food and drink industry recovers from the pandemic, Mintel exp ... more

Organic Food Iberia & Eco Living Iberia postponed until September 2021

19-Jan-2021 Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia – Spain and Portugal’s biggest trade event dedicated to organic food and sustainable products – has been rescheduled from June to September this year.   Joint organisers Diversified Communications and IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, have announced today tha ... more

Pulsed ultraviolet light technology to improve egg safety, help poultry industry

18-Jan-2021 Pulsed ultraviolet light can be an effective alternative to some of the antimicrobial technologies now used by the poultry industry to kill pathogens on eggshells, according to Penn State researchers, who simulated production conditions to test the technology. Researcher Paul Patterson, pro ... more

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Delivery Hero Among Best Places to Work in Germany 2021

26-Jan-2021 This week, Delivery Hero was certified as one of the best places to work in Germany in 2021. This award was granted by the “Best Places to Work” International Certification Program and is based on a thorough employee survey. It has always been our goal to build an inclusive company where ou ... more

Mobile App against Food Waste

22-Jan-2021 Today, data.org announced the eight global winners of the USD 10 million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, which aims to address major societal challenges through computer and data science. Among the winners is a project by BASE ("Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy") and Empa that a ... more

The low-sugar destiny of health

21-Jan-2021 For decades, nutritionists, physicians, and scientists have warned against the detrimental effects of sugar on health and have cautioned against overconsumption. For much of this period, consumers ignored the advice and indulged in sugary treats of all varieties, satisfying their cravings w ... more

Organic Food Iberia & Eco Living Iberia postponed until September 2021

19-Jan-2021 Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia – Spain and Portugal’s biggest trade event dedicated to organic food and sustainable products – has been rescheduled from June to September this year.   Joint organisers Diversified Communications and IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, have announced today tha ... more

Dairy product purchasing differs in households with and without children

18-Jan-2021 American dairy consumers are often influenced by a variety of factors that can affect their buying habits. These factors include taste, preference, government information, cultural background, social media, and the news. In an article appearing in JDS Communications, researchers found that ... more

Somerdale Acquires Blended Cheese Business

14-Jan-2021 Somerdale International has announced that it has acquired the blended cheese business of  Abergavenny Fine Foods (AFF) for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition includes the transfer to Somerdale of AFF’s blended cheese processing assets, brands and associated trademarks.  In doing so, it w ... more

Rice engineers’ reactor converts gas directly into acetic acid

13-Jan-2021 Rice University engineers are turning carbon monoxide directly into acetic acid — the widely used chemical agent that gives vinegar its tang — with a continuous catalytic reactor that can use renewable electricity efficiently to turn out a highly purified product. The electrochemical proces ... more

Mintel Announces Global Food and Drinks Trends for 2021

13-Jan-2021 Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today (12 January 2021) announced three key trends for the global food, drink, and foodservice industries, including analysis, insights, and recommendations centred around the ‘now’ (next 12 months), the ‘next’ (18 months+), and the ‘f ... more

Arla Foods to supercharge sales in E-commerce

13-Jan-2021 Arla is fast tracking its plans to become European dairy market leader for e-commerce and aims to double its sales via its customers’ online platforms to EUR 600 mio across Europe. Having witnessed a rapid growth in its e-commerce sales during the pandemic, with growth doubling in many key ... more

More than 330 kilograms: What a German eats per year

12-Jan-2021 Which foods end up on plates in Germany and how healthy are they? While the national trend is positive, meat consumption remains too high. This is the conclusion reached by the German Nutrition Society (DGE) in its latest Nutrition Report. “In order to counteract the rising trend of obesity ... more

All news on dairy

Hungry Planet announces partnership with Post Holdings

28-Jan-2021 Hungry Planet® Inc., a plant-based meat company, today announced a partnership with Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company. In this new partnership, Hungry Planet will work closely with Post’s Foodservice and Retail units to expand the distribution of Hun ... more

Plant Based Foods Association announces three new board members

27-Jan-2021 The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) is honored to announce the addition of three new members to its 2021 Board of Directors: Armetha Pihlstrom, National Account Manager, Impossible Foods; GW Chew, Founder and CEO, Something Better Foods; and Sadrah Schadel, Co-founder and Chief Creativ ... more

PepsiCo Goes Beyond

27-Jan-2021 Plant-based proteins are playing an increasingly vital role in modern diets — they’re nutrient-rich and far more sustainable than meat. Now PepsiCo and Beyond Meat are teaming up to launch The PLANeT Partnership, tapping into growing consumer demand for plant-based proteins that are better ... more

MIRAI FOODS Raises USD 2.4M to Prepare Commercialization of Its Non-Genetically Modified Cultivated Meat

26-Jan-2021 MIRAI FOODS, the Swiss cultivated meat startup, today announced that it has recently raised USD 2.4 million in a first tranche of seed financing from backers including the food company Paulig Group and technology investment company Team Europe. The 1 year old company, which held a very well ... more

Delivery Hero Among Best Places to Work in Germany 2021

26-Jan-2021 This week, Delivery Hero was certified as one of the best places to work in Germany in 2021. This award was granted by the “Best Places to Work” International Certification Program and is based on a thorough employee survey. It has always been our goal to build an inclusive company where ou ... more

The liver processes coconut oil differently than rapeseed oil

26-Jan-2021 Coconut oil has increasingly found its way into German kitchens in recent years, although its alleged health benefits are controversial. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now been able to show how it is metabolized in the liver. Their findings could also have implications for the tr ... more

Stealing the spotlight in the field and kitchen

25-Jan-2021 Plant breeders are constantly working to develop new bean varieties to meet the needs and desires of the food industry. But not everyone wants the same thing. Many consumers desire heirloom-type beans, which have great culinary quality and are visually appealing. On the other hand, farmers ... more

Making protein 'superfood' from marine algae

25-Jan-2021 Marine microalgae-based cellular agriculture is a promising new way to sustainably produce plant-based 'meat' and healthy 'superfoods' for the future. Researchers at Flinders University's Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development (CMBD) in Australia are responding to growing interest from c ... more

Mobile App against Food Waste

22-Jan-2021 Today, data.org announced the eight global winners of the USD 10 million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, which aims to address major societal challenges through computer and data science. Among the winners is a project by BASE ("Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy") and Empa that a ... more

Ojah BV enables other food manufacturers to produce high quality meat alternatives with the launch of Plenti ProFiber™

21-Jan-2021 Dutch manufacturer Ojah BV. has launched its newest high moisture texture, Plenti ProFiber™, enabling food manufacturers to develop and produce plant-based alternatives or hybrid products with their existing machinery. Ojah BV is known in the industry for its High Moisture Extruded (HME) t ... more

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  • Business

    Smarties becomes the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging

    28-Jan-2021 Nestlé announced today that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was previously already packed in recyclable paper packaging. Smarties is the first globa ... more

    Plant Based Foods Association announces three new board members

    27-Jan-2021 The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) is honored to announce the addition of three new members to its 2021 Board of Directors: Armetha Pihlstrom, National Account Manager, Impossible Foods; GW Chew, Founder and CEO, Something Better Foods; and Sadrah Schadel, Co-founder and Chief Creativ ... more

    MOSKOVSKAYA VODK taps into booming hard seltzer category

    27-Jan-2021 Amber Beverage Group-owned iconic vodka brand Moskovskaya® Vodka has designed a new Moskovskaya Street hard seltzer inspired by the iconic Moscow Mule cocktail. Canned at 4.5% ABV, two new products, with delicate notes of Raspberry & Lime and Ginger & Mint, will be available throughout Euro ... more

  • Career

    Delivery Hero Among Best Places to Work in Germany 2021

    26-Jan-2021 This week, Delivery Hero was certified as one of the best places to work in Germany in 2021. This award was granted by the “Best Places to Work” International Certification Program and is based on a thorough employee survey. It has always been our goal to build an inclusive company where ou ... more

    Job Interest Not a Big Predictor of Job Satisfaction

    25-Nov-2020 Most people closing in on a high school or college degree, and even those casting their career fates without a diploma, at some point take an interest assessment to help determine how their interests relate to different jobs. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, The Occupational Infor ... more

    Cargill and Rumba Meats Provide Support for Hispanic Community

    02-Sep-2020 In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, for the second consecutive year, Cargill andRumba Meats, its food brand focused on celebrating family and keeping Latino traditions alive, is partnering with theUnited States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) to award 25 scholarships of $1,000 for po ... more

  • Cooperation

    Hungry Planet announces partnership with Post Holdings

    28-Jan-2021 Hungry Planet® Inc., a plant-based meat company, today announced a partnership with Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company. In this new partnership, Hungry Planet will work closely with Post’s Foodservice and Retail units to expand the distribution of Hun ... more

    Bundled competence in the can sector

    27-Aug-2020 The KHS Group and Ferrum AG are intensifying their longstanding cooperation. Pending approval from antitrust authorities, KHS GmbH will be acquiring a stake in Ferrum Packaging AG. The aim is to optimally bundle the competencies of both machine-engineering companies to form a common system ... more

    Handtmann group of companies acquires inotec

    30-Jan-2020 The Handtmann Group of Companies with headquarters in Biberach is taking over the Inotec Group. Both companies signed a corresponding purchase agreement. The takeover is still subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office. Handtmann and Inotec benefit from better growth opportunit ... more

  • Finances

    Nestlé completes CHF 20 billion share buyback program

    03-Jan-2020 Nestlé S.A. today announced that it has completed its 20 billion share buyback program initiated on July 4, 2017. Since July 4, 2017, Nestlé has repurchased 225,186,059 of its shares for a total of CHF 20 billion at an average purchase price per share of CHF 88.82. A total of 136,160,000 re ... more

    AB Inbev wants to raise five billion dollars by going public in Asia

    12-Sep-2019 According to Kreisen, the world's largest beer brewer AB Inbev wants to raise about 5 billion US dollars (about 4.5 billion euros) with its new plan for the IPO of the Asian division. The Belgian group is currently testing the interest of investors and could publish details next week, the n ... more

    Stock market hype surrounding Beyond Meat fades away

    26-Jun-2019 The high flight of Beyond Meat has ended for the time being - at least at the stock exchange. The US company with the coveted vegan burgers once again suffered heavy price losses at the beginning of the week, and the share was trading weaker for the fifth day in a row. Although the company ... more

  • Laws

    EU authority gives green light for products with mealworms

    14-Jan-2021 The European Food Safety Authority has given the green light to new products such as grilled flour beetle larvae and pasta containing parts of these insects. This was announced by the experts of the analytical authority, EFSA for short, in the Italian city of Parma on Wednesday. They presen ... more

    Foreign food must not simply look like original

    21-Dec-2020 Food from foreign suppliers may not be called the same or look the same as agricultural products with a protected designation of origin in EU states without further ado. The European Court of Justice on Thursday banned products that are so similar in shape and appearance to a product with a ... more

    The veggie burger gets to keep its name

    26-Oct-2020 It was about the veggie sausage: According to the will of the European Parliament, vegetable meat substitutes should continue to be allowed to bear designations such as "steak", "burger" or other animal-like names. The EU Parliament rejected a corresponding bill on Friday. A compromise draf ... more

  • Market

    ProSweets Cologne 2020: Packaging for sweets and snacks

    15-Oct-2019 What requirements will packaging for confectionery and snacks have to meet in 2020 and beyond? ProSweets Cologne, which will take place from 2 to 5 February 2020, will provide answers to this question. Less plastic, more renewable raw materials, lower packaging weight and recyclability are ... more

    Eating with a conscience: Almost a fifth of all food and drink launches in Europe are organic

    03-Oct-2019 With the doors set to open for Anuga 2019 (5th – 9th October), the latest research from Mintel reveals there has never been so much choice for organic food and drink lovers across the globe. According to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), in the last 10 years, the total number of n ... more

    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

  • People

    Kathryn Mikells, Chief Financial Officer, to leave Diageo at the end of June 2021

    15-Jan-2021 Today, Diageo plc (‘Diageo’) has announced that Kathryn Mikells (‘Kathy’), Chief Financial Officer, will leave the company at the end of June 2021 and will return to the US after almost six years in role. Lavanya Chandrashekar, Chief Financial Officer, Diageo North America and Global Head o ... more

    Michter's Mourns The Loss Of Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt

    31-Dec-2020 Born in 1942 to a school teacher mother and a coal miner father living in the town of Hazard in Eastern Kentucky, Willie set out to Louisville to seek employment at age 20. He joined the great distiller Brown-Forman, which paid for his education as he attended evening classes and earned his ... more

    Impossible Foods hires Dr. John D. York as Chief Science Officer

    15-Dec-2020 Impossible Foods announced today the hiring of Vanderbilt University Biochemistry Department Chair Dr. John D. York, Ph.D. as Chief Science Officer at the world’s leading food technology startup. Considered the top environmental startup, Impossible Foods’ missionis to turn back the clock on ... more

  • Politics

    The veggie burger gets to keep its name

    26-Oct-2020 It was about the veggie sausage: According to the will of the European Parliament, vegetable meat substitutes should continue to be allowed to bear designations such as "steak", "burger" or other animal-like names. The EU Parliament rejected a corresponding bill on Friday. A compromise draf ... more

    Now it's about the veggie sausage

    23-Oct-2020 On Friday, the European Parliament will vote on a draft law that would ban the use of animal-sounding names for plant-based foods. The possibility for manufacturers to call their meat substitutes soya schnitzel or tofu burgers would be a thing of the past - but the project is viewed with sc ... more

    Key GOP senator backs food stamp boost in virus relief bill

    05-Aug-2020 A key Senate Republican said Tuesday that he supports an increase in the food stamp benefit as part of a huge coronavirus relief bill, adding that an agreement on that issue could lead to further overall progress on the legislation, which remains stalled despite days of Capitol negotiations ... more

  • Price Development

    Grocery prices are soaring, but for how long?

    18-May-2020 Panic buying has increased significantly in the US which, by default, has increased demand substantially during COVID-19. Research from Mintel’s Global COVID-19 Consumer Tracker indicates that more than half of US consumers are placing a higher priority on groceries above all other product ... more

    Arla Foods amba confirms March milk price

    25-Feb-2020 Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional milk will increase by 1 eurocent for March 2020. When applied to the UK manufacturing price it will increase by 0.90 pence per litre to 30.94ppl. The Arla on-account price for UK organic milk will decrease by 1 eurocent for March 2020 whic ... more

    Scarce vanilla harvest

    05-Aug-2019 The important ice-cream ingredient vanilla is showing a lower harvest and thus persistently high prices. "We expect the harvest to be 20 to 25 percent lower than last year," said Georges Geeraerts, head of Madagascar's vanilla export association, in an initial assessment of yields in the wo ... more

  • Research

    The liver processes coconut oil differently than rapeseed oil

    26-Jan-2021 Coconut oil has increasingly found its way into German kitchens in recent years, although its alleged health benefits are controversial. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now been able to show how it is metabolized in the liver. Their findings could also have implications for the tr ... more

    Stealing the spotlight in the field and kitchen

    25-Jan-2021 Plant breeders are constantly working to develop new bean varieties to meet the needs and desires of the food industry. But not everyone wants the same thing. Many consumers desire heirloom-type beans, which have great culinary quality and are visually appealing. On the other hand, farmers ... more

    Making protein 'superfood' from marine algae

    25-Jan-2021 Marine microalgae-based cellular agriculture is a promising new way to sustainably produce plant-based 'meat' and healthy 'superfoods' for the future. Researchers at Flinders University's Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development (CMBD) in Australia are responding to growing interest from c ... more

  • Technology

    New Global Networking Initiative: iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS 2021

    21-Oct-2020 72 hours of meeting new people and establishing new contacts: iba is once again responding to the industry’s needs by showing its power as a trend-setter and driving force. In light of the current restrictions and lack of exchange within the industry, it is expanding its portfolio to includ ... more

    How population growth will shape the future of the food industry

    05-Mar-2020 From climate change to geopolitical upheavals, this century will confront the global food industry and the food of the future with many challenges. But one megatrend in particular will have a major impact on supply chains and production processes: the growth of the world's population. The q ... more

    Hot noodle dish delivered by drone

    04-Dec-2019 The start of a limited delivery trial in Guangzhou, China, as part of the joint development of a drone cargo service was announced today at XAG headquarters.This joint development agreement was originally signed 02 July 2019 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Dalian (China) by Dirk Hoke, ... more

  • Product development

    Coca-Cola with Coffee and Coca-Cola with Coffee Zero

    26-Jan-2021 The wait is over: Coca-Cola® with Coffee will officially make its buzzed-about U.S. debut on Jan. 25. The breakthrough innovation creates the new “refreshment coffee” category with a pioneering proposition that “sips like a Coke and finishes like a coffee” – giving Coca-Cola fans and java l ... more

    MIRAI FOODS Raises USD 2.4M to Prepare Commercialization of Its Non-Genetically Modified Cultivated Meat

    26-Jan-2021 MIRAI FOODS, the Swiss cultivated meat startup, today announced that it has recently raised USD 2.4 million in a first tranche of seed financing from backers including the food company Paulig Group and technology investment company Team Europe. The 1 year old company, which held a very well ... more

    Ojah BV enables other food manufacturers to produce high quality meat alternatives with the launch of Plenti ProFiber™

    21-Jan-2021 Dutch manufacturer Ojah BV. has launched its newest high moisture texture, Plenti ProFiber™, enabling food manufacturers to develop and produce plant-based alternatives or hybrid products with their existing machinery. Ojah BV is known in the industry for its High Moisture Extruded (HME) t ... more

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    Using radar to detect foreign objects in foods

    04-Nov-2020 Foreign objects – glass splinters, for example – that find their way into foods can be hazardous to consumers. Established X-ray techniques detect primarily metals – glass, plastic and wood pose a challenge. SAMMI®, a new prototype, fills this gap: using radar, it has already detected glass ... more

    New Global Networking Initiative: iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS 2021

    21-Oct-2020 72 hours of meeting new people and establishing new contacts: iba is once again responding to the industry’s needs by showing its power as a trend-setter and driving force. In light of the current restrictions and lack of exchange within the industry, it is expanding its portfolio to includ ... more

    Returnable bottle for fritz-kola Brand

    30-Sep-2020 Ardagh Group has worked closely with fritz-kola to produce a new long-neck 200 ml flint bottle for its rebellious cola brand, created for the hospitality industry. Founded by two friends in Hamburg in 2003, fritz-kola was created to deliver a range of premium quality, great-tasting drinks i ... more

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