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PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juices, in $3.3B deal

04-Aug-2021 PepsiCo will sell Tropicana and other juices to a private equity firm in a $3.3 billion deal. The New York drink and snack company will keep a 39% non-controlling stake in a newly formed joint venture in the deal with PAI Partners. The sale reflects the industry's uncertainty about demand f ... more

Study shows food choices at an 'all-you-can-eat' buffet tied to likelihood for weight gain

04-Aug-2021 A new study from the University of Kansas in the journal Appetite examines people’s choices when confronted with an all-you-can-eat buffet. It turns out that the food we choose to heap on our plates might predict our chances of having higher weight gain or obesity. The researchers focused o ... more

Diabetes: Study of satiety mechanism yields new knowledge

04-Aug-2021 eptin, the satiety or appetite-suppressant hormone, is secreted by the adipose tissue at levels proportional to the body’s fat reserves and regulates appetite by controlling the feeling of fullness.  It is transported to the brain by tanycytes – cells which it enters by attaching to the Lep ... more

What does food "really" cost?

04-Aug-2021 Climate change, obesity, child labour, plastic pollution and so on - these are all problems and costs that we do not take into account when buying food. How can these hidden costs be integrated so that we pay the real price for our food and thus fully cover the real costs of our food? Recen ... more

Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect

03-Aug-2021 Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her t ... more

Scotch Whisky designed by Aston Martin collection

03-Aug-2021 Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has today revealed the Designed by Aston Martin collection, a collaboration committed to the realisation of timeless, beautiful creations.  This exclusive collection brings together Bowmore’s exceptional whisky making credentials with the design tale ... more

Beer myths put to the test

03-Aug-2021 Beer is one of the oldest foods. But where was the first beer brewed? And is the barley juice healthy? Background information on the International Beer Day on 6 August. More than 1500 breweries, up to 6000 different brands, countless museums on cultural history. Beer is still considered the ... more

Berkeley to offer vegan meals at public events, buildings

02-Aug-2021 The city of Berkeley will start serving vegan food at public events, jails, senior centers and other city buildings after the city council approved a resolution that calls for the progressive city to cut by half its spending on animal-based products by 2024. The first-of-its-kind measure ap ... more

Fever-Tree Distillers Cola meets Rum and Whiskey on equal terms

02-Aug-2021 Fever-Tree takes bar classics such as Cuba Libre or Whiskey Cola to a new level: With Distillers Cola, the mixer specialist introduces a first-class cola based on high-quality natural ingredients, which is in no way inferior to the craftsmanship of craft distillers. With the high quality st ... more

Taste, health and ecology

30-Jul-2021 New research from Innova Market Insights shows that consumers want their dairy purchases to satisfy multiple concerns and cravings. Attitudes and opinions can vary widely from one category to the other. For example, milk and yogurt purchasing is driven largely by everyday nutrition needs, b ... more

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Diabetes: Study of satiety mechanism yields new knowledge

04-Aug-2021 eptin, the satiety or appetite-suppressant hormone, is secreted by the adipose tissue at levels proportional to the body’s fat reserves and regulates appetite by controlling the feeling of fullness.  It is transported to the brain by tanycytes – cells which it enters by attaching to the Lep ... more

What does food "really" cost?

04-Aug-2021 Climate change, obesity, child labour, plastic pollution and so on - these are all problems and costs that we do not take into account when buying food. How can these hidden costs be integrated so that we pay the real price for our food and thus fully cover the real costs of our food? Recen ... more

Gen Z demand radical change from the food sector to tackle access to healthy and affordable food

28-Jul-2021 The research commissioned by EIT Food, the world's largest food innovation ecosystem, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), surveyed over 2,000 18-24 year olds from across the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. The findings point to a generation that is ... more

Lindt & Sprüngli with double-digit sales growth and market share gains

27-Jul-2021 After a challenging previous financial year, Lindt & Sprüngli is reporting again positive results. In the first half of 2021, the chocolate manufacturer responded with speed, innovative strength, and flexibility to the unchanged demanding environment during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to ... more

Food and drink brands can help US foodservice recovery

27-Jul-2021 US consumers are prioritizing restaurants that offer value and familiarity, both of which can be delivered by working with well-known packaged brands. Packaged food and drink brands can lend a helping hand as the US foodservice industry recovers from the challenges brought on by the pandemi ... more

Hahn-Schickard and Endress+Hauser found joint venture Endress+Hauser BioSense

26-Jul-2021 Securing the food supply is the explicit goal of the joint venture between Endress+Hauser and Hahn-Schickard. To this end the two partners have now founded the company Endress+Hauser BioSense GmbH. Its aim is to make rapid on-site molecular analyses possible, which can be used, for example, ... more

Oetker Group to be split

26-Jul-2021 The owners of Dr. August Oetker KG have decided to split the Oetker Group into two independent groups. Dr. August Oetker KG and, inter alia, the Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG, Conditorei Coppenrath & Wiese KG, the Radeberger Gruppe KG with its beverage retail and whole sale businesses ... more

UK seeks to avert shortages with COVID tests for food staff

23-Jul-2021 The British government has announced plans for daily COVID-19 testing of critical food industry workers, allowing those who test negative to continue working even after they've been in close contact with people infected with the virus. The government said Thursday night that it has identifi ... more

Unilever chief says company 'fully committed' to Israel

23-Jul-2021 The chief executive of Unilever on Thursday said the global consumer goods giant remains ``fully committed'' to doing business in Israel, distancing himself from this week's announcement by the company's Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand to stop serving Israeli settlements in the occupied West ... more

Study innovates in gluten-free formulations, creating more palatable and nutritious bread

23-Jul-2021 Study at the Federal University of São Paulo developed a recipe combining chickpea flour and psyllium, a plant-derived soluble fiber. The product is nourishing and rated highly by consumers in qualitative surveys. Gluten is a protein complex found in cereals such as wheat, rye and barley. I ... more

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PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juices, in $3.3B deal

04-Aug-2021 PepsiCo will sell Tropicana and other juices to a private equity firm in a $3.3 billion deal. The New York drink and snack company will keep a 39% non-controlling stake in a newly formed joint venture in the deal with PAI Partners. The sale reflects the industry's uncertainty about demand f ... more

Diabetes: Study of satiety mechanism yields new knowledge

04-Aug-2021 eptin, the satiety or appetite-suppressant hormone, is secreted by the adipose tissue at levels proportional to the body’s fat reserves and regulates appetite by controlling the feeling of fullness.  It is transported to the brain by tanycytes – cells which it enters by attaching to the Lep ... more

What does food "really" cost?

04-Aug-2021 Climate change, obesity, child labour, plastic pollution and so on - these are all problems and costs that we do not take into account when buying food. How can these hidden costs be integrated so that we pay the real price for our food and thus fully cover the real costs of our food? Recen ... more

Scotch Whisky designed by Aston Martin collection

03-Aug-2021 Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has today revealed the Designed by Aston Martin collection, a collaboration committed to the realisation of timeless, beautiful creations.  This exclusive collection brings together Bowmore’s exceptional whisky making credentials with the design tale ... more

Beer myths put to the test

03-Aug-2021 Beer is one of the oldest foods. But where was the first beer brewed? And is the barley juice healthy? Background information on the International Beer Day on 6 August. More than 1500 breweries, up to 6000 different brands, countless museums on cultural history. Beer is still considered the ... more

Fever-Tree Distillers Cola meets Rum and Whiskey on equal terms

02-Aug-2021 Fever-Tree takes bar classics such as Cuba Libre or Whiskey Cola to a new level: With Distillers Cola, the mixer specialist introduces a first-class cola based on high-quality natural ingredients, which is in no way inferior to the craftsmanship of craft distillers. With the high quality st ... more

Application of AI based measurement systems for the characterization of raw materials in viticulture

30-Jul-2021 Variety of raw materials in viticulture The quality of grapes, like any other agricultural product, is subject to a wide range of variation. Many external factors such as climate, soil conditions or the time of harvest have a significant influence on the composition of grapes and thus also ... more

Liquor producer Diageo benefits from better Corona situation

30-Jul-2021 The end of the strict Corona restrictions in many countries with bars and clubs open again has given the British spirits manufacturer Diageo plenty of tailwind in recent months. The turnover therefore grew in the past fiscal year (end of June) by a good eight percent to 12.7 billion British ... more

Study shows why beer mats do not fly in a straight line

28-Jul-2021 Beer mats protect tables from unsightly condensation rings. However, they are sometimes also misused as projectiles. Usually with little success: after just a short time, the cardboard coaster leaves its path, spins off to the side, and falls to the ground. But why is that so? Physicists at ... more

Gen Z demand radical change from the food sector to tackle access to healthy and affordable food

28-Jul-2021 The research commissioned by EIT Food, the world's largest food innovation ecosystem, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), surveyed over 2,000 18-24 year olds from across the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. The findings point to a generation that is ... more

All news on beverages

Diabetes: Study of satiety mechanism yields new knowledge

04-Aug-2021 eptin, the satiety or appetite-suppressant hormone, is secreted by the adipose tissue at levels proportional to the body’s fat reserves and regulates appetite by controlling the feeling of fullness.  It is transported to the brain by tanycytes – cells which it enters by attaching to the Lep ... more

What does food "really" cost?

04-Aug-2021 Climate change, obesity, child labour, plastic pollution and so on - these are all problems and costs that we do not take into account when buying food. How can these hidden costs be integrated so that we pay the real price for our food and thus fully cover the real costs of our food? Recen ... more

Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect

03-Aug-2021 Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her t ... more

Gen Z demand radical change from the food sector to tackle access to healthy and affordable food

28-Jul-2021 The research commissioned by EIT Food, the world's largest food innovation ecosystem, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), surveyed over 2,000 18-24 year olds from across the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. The findings point to a generation that is ... more

Regulatory Approval Remains a Major Challenge for Cell-Based Meat Despite $800 Million in Funding

27-Jul-2021 The cell-based meat industry consisted of a mere handful of startups in 2016 but has grown to about 80 startups in 2021, including companies working on end products in addition to those taking on specific technology challenges. A staggering sum of more than $800 million has been invested in ... more

Food and drink brands can help US foodservice recovery

27-Jul-2021 US consumers are prioritizing restaurants that offer value and familiarity, both of which can be delivered by working with well-known packaged brands. Packaged food and drink brands can lend a helping hand as the US foodservice industry recovers from the challenges brought on by the pandemi ... more

Hahn-Schickard and Endress+Hauser found joint venture Endress+Hauser BioSense

26-Jul-2021 Securing the food supply is the explicit goal of the joint venture between Endress+Hauser and Hahn-Schickard. To this end the two partners have now founded the company Endress+Hauser BioSense GmbH. Its aim is to make rapid on-site molecular analyses possible, which can be used, for example, ... more

UK seeks to avert shortages with COVID tests for food staff

23-Jul-2021 The British government has announced plans for daily COVID-19 testing of critical food industry workers, allowing those who test negative to continue working even after they've been in close contact with people infected with the virus. The government said Thursday night that it has identifi ... more

Unilever chief says company 'fully committed' to Israel

23-Jul-2021 The chief executive of Unilever on Thursday said the global consumer goods giant remains ``fully committed'' to doing business in Israel, distancing himself from this week's announcement by the company's Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand to stop serving Israeli settlements in the occupied West ... more

Cost of Government regulation will mean higher food prices for consumers

22-Jul-2021 The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today warned that consumers will inevitably face higher food and drink prices if manufacturers are forced to absorb the cost of proposed Government policies during the next few years. In the report, entitled ‘Eating into household budgets: the Governm ... more

All news on meat

Diabetes: Study of satiety mechanism yields new knowledge

04-Aug-2021 eptin, the satiety or appetite-suppressant hormone, is secreted by the adipose tissue at levels proportional to the body’s fat reserves and regulates appetite by controlling the feeling of fullness.  It is transported to the brain by tanycytes – cells which it enters by attaching to the Lep ... more

What does food "really" cost?

04-Aug-2021 Climate change, obesity, child labour, plastic pollution and so on - these are all problems and costs that we do not take into account when buying food. How can these hidden costs be integrated so that we pay the real price for our food and thus fully cover the real costs of our food? Recen ... more

Taste, health and ecology

30-Jul-2021 New research from Innova Market Insights shows that consumers want their dairy purchases to satisfy multiple concerns and cravings. Attitudes and opinions can vary widely from one category to the other. For example, milk and yogurt purchasing is driven largely by everyday nutrition needs, b ... more

Danone returns to growth

30-Jul-2021 French food company Danone SA (DANOY.PK) reported Thursday that its first-half net income - Group share increased 5.2 percent to 1.07 billion euros from prior year's 1.02 billion euros. Earnings per share were 1.63 euros, up 5.1 percent from 1.55 euros last year. Recurring net income - Gro ... more

Gen Z demand radical change from the food sector to tackle access to healthy and affordable food

28-Jul-2021 The research commissioned by EIT Food, the world's largest food innovation ecosystem, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), surveyed over 2,000 18-24 year olds from across the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. The findings point to a generation that is ... more

Food and drink brands can help US foodservice recovery

27-Jul-2021 US consumers are prioritizing restaurants that offer value and familiarity, both of which can be delivered by working with well-known packaged brands. Packaged food and drink brands can lend a helping hand as the US foodservice industry recovers from the challenges brought on by the pandemi ... more

Hahn-Schickard and Endress+Hauser found joint venture Endress+Hauser BioSense

26-Jul-2021 Securing the food supply is the explicit goal of the joint venture between Endress+Hauser and Hahn-Schickard. To this end the two partners have now founded the company Endress+Hauser BioSense GmbH. Its aim is to make rapid on-site molecular analyses possible, which can be used, for example, ... more

UK seeks to avert shortages with COVID tests for food staff

23-Jul-2021 The British government has announced plans for daily COVID-19 testing of critical food industry workers, allowing those who test negative to continue working even after they've been in close contact with people infected with the virus. The government said Thursday night that it has identifi ... more

Unilever chief says company 'fully committed' to Israel

23-Jul-2021 The chief executive of Unilever on Thursday said the global consumer goods giant remains ``fully committed'' to doing business in Israel, distancing himself from this week's announcement by the company's Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand to stop serving Israeli settlements in the occupied West ... more

Cost of Government regulation will mean higher food prices for consumers

22-Jul-2021 The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today warned that consumers will inevitably face higher food and drink prices if manufacturers are forced to absorb the cost of proposed Government policies during the next few years. In the report, entitled ‘Eating into household budgets: the Governm ... more

All news on dairy

Study shows food choices at an 'all-you-can-eat' buffet tied to likelihood for weight gain

04-Aug-2021 A new study from the University of Kansas in the journal Appetite examines people’s choices when confronted with an all-you-can-eat buffet. It turns out that the food we choose to heap on our plates might predict our chances of having higher weight gain or obesity. The researchers focused o ... more

Diabetes: Study of satiety mechanism yields new knowledge

04-Aug-2021 eptin, the satiety or appetite-suppressant hormone, is secreted by the adipose tissue at levels proportional to the body’s fat reserves and regulates appetite by controlling the feeling of fullness.  It is transported to the brain by tanycytes – cells which it enters by attaching to the Lep ... more

What does food "really" cost?

04-Aug-2021 Climate change, obesity, child labour, plastic pollution and so on - these are all problems and costs that we do not take into account when buying food. How can these hidden costs be integrated so that we pay the real price for our food and thus fully cover the real costs of our food? Recen ... more

Berkeley to offer vegan meals at public events, buildings

02-Aug-2021 The city of Berkeley will start serving vegan food at public events, jails, senior centers and other city buildings after the city council approved a resolution that calls for the progressive city to cut by half its spending on animal-based products by 2024. The first-of-its-kind measure ap ... more

DSM acquires next-generation eubiotics platform start-up

29-Jul-2021 Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has acquired Midori USA, Inc. (“Midori”), a biotechnology start-up with a novel precision platform developing breakthrough targeted eubiotics that improve the health and environmental impact of animals. D ... more

Gen Z demand radical change from the food sector to tackle access to healthy and affordable food

28-Jul-2021 The research commissioned by EIT Food, the world's largest food innovation ecosystem, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), surveyed over 2,000 18-24 year olds from across the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. The findings point to a generation that is ... more

ADM Accelerates Growth of Leading Global Alternative Protein Platform with Planned Acquisition of Sojaprotein

28-Jul-2021 Global nutrition leader ADM announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Sojaprotein, a leading European provider of non-GMO soy ingredients. Established in 1977, Serbia-based Sojaprotein has sales into 65 countries, offering a wide array of non-GMO vegetable protein ingredie ... more

Food Tech Pioneer NotCo Announces $235M Series D Round at $1.5 Billion Valuation

27-Jul-2021 NotCo, the fast-growing food tech company with a first-of-its-kind patented A.I. technology (named Giuseppe) that creates plant-based options that taste, feel, cook, and function just like their animal-based counterparts, has raised $235 million in a Series D funding round led by Tiger Glob ... more

Regulatory Approval Remains a Major Challenge for Cell-Based Meat Despite $800 Million in Funding

27-Jul-2021 The cell-based meat industry consisted of a mere handful of startups in 2016 but has grown to about 80 startups in 2021, including companies working on end products in addition to those taking on specific technology challenges. A staggering sum of more than $800 million has been invested in ... more

Food and drink brands can help US foodservice recovery

27-Jul-2021 US consumers are prioritizing restaurants that offer value and familiarity, both of which can be delivered by working with well-known packaged brands. Packaged food and drink brands can lend a helping hand as the US foodservice industry recovers from the challenges brought on by the pandemi ... more

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  • Business

    PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juices, in $3.3B deal

    04-Aug-2021 PepsiCo will sell Tropicana and other juices to a private equity firm in a $3.3 billion deal. The New York drink and snack company will keep a 39% non-controlling stake in a newly formed joint venture in the deal with PAI Partners. The sale reflects the industry's uncertainty about demand f ... more

    Study shows food choices at an 'all-you-can-eat' buffet tied to likelihood for weight gain

    04-Aug-2021 A new study from the University of Kansas in the journal Appetite examines people’s choices when confronted with an all-you-can-eat buffet. It turns out that the food we choose to heap on our plates might predict our chances of having higher weight gain or obesity. The researchers focused o ... more

    What does food "really" cost?

    04-Aug-2021 Climate change, obesity, child labour, plastic pollution and so on - these are all problems and costs that we do not take into account when buying food. How can these hidden costs be integrated so that we pay the real price for our food and thus fully cover the real costs of our food? Recen ... more

  • Career

    Companies should think twice before requiring employees back into the office

    07-Jul-2021 When COVID-19 was declared a national emergency in March 2020, non-essential businesses were recommended to close, and people were instructed to stay home as much as possible to minimize the spread and contagion of the COVID-19 virus. Companies responded quickly to the pandemic, and if they ... more

    Rude Behavior at Work Not an Epidemic

    30-Jun-2021 Rude behavior at work has come to be expected, like donuts in the breakroom. Two decades of research on employee relationships shows that 98 percent of employees experience rude behavior at work, but now a new study suggests a large majority of workplace relationships are not characterized ... more

    South Dakota pork plant, labor union reach 4-year agreement

    11-Jun-2021 The union that had threatened a strike at a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota says it has reached a tentative agreement with the company on a four-year contract. The Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers had negotiated with Virginia-based Smithfield Fo ... more

  • Cooperation

    Unilever steps up plant-based protein innovation in partnership with 'ENOUGH'

    28-May-2021 Unilever has announced that it will partner with food-tech company ENOUGH (formerly 3F BIO) to bring new plant-based meat products to market. ENOUGH’s technology uses a unique zero-waste fermentation process to grow a high-quality protein. Natural fungi are fed with renewable feedstock, suc ... more

    Roquette and BRAIN Group agree on production scale-up for protein sweetener

    02-Feb-2021 Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for food, nutrition and health markets, biotech pioneer BRAIN AG, and BRAIN Group company AnalytiCon Discovery have successfully completed the R&D phase for the development of Brazzein. The partners have now signed a contractual agreement ... more

    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

  • 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

    Chinese food waste law with fines for over-ordering comes into effect

    30-Apr-2021 A Chinese law aimed at preventing food waste has come into force after being passed on Thursday. It means that excessive orders placed with catering services can incur a fine of up to 10,000 yuan (1,545 dollars). Catering services are now also allowed to charge customers a disposal fee if t ... more

    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

  • 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

    Smithfield Foods Names Shane Smith Presidentand Chief Executive Officer, Succeeding DennisOrgan

    13-Jul-2021 Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced it has appointed ShaneSmith, a two-decade veteran of the company and, most recently, its chief strategy officer, as president andchief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Smith will succeed Dennis Organ, who is stepping down forpersonal reaso ... more

    Michel Doukeris Assumes CEO Role at Anheuser-Busch InBev

    06-Jul-2021 Michel Doukeristoday assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev  (, succeeding Carlos Brito, who has stepped down after 15 years as CEO. Michel brings cultural and operational continuity along with a fresh perspective focused on driving long-term organic growth. He ... more

    Klaus Gehrig vacates executive chair at Schwarz Group

    05-Jul-2021 Under his leadership, the Lidl parent company became the largest food retailer in Europe. The departure comes suddenly - in a dispute over a personnel matter. But a successor is ready. End of an era at Europe's largest food retailer: The head of the Schwarz Group (Lidl, Kaufland) Klaus Ge ... more

  • Politics

    Israel vows to 'act aggressively' against Ben & Jerry's

    22-Jul-2021 Israel's prime minister vowed Tuesday to "act aggressively'' against the decision by Ben & Jerry's to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, as the country's ambassador to the U.S. urged dozens of state governors to punish the company under anti-boycott laws.The strong ... more

    Fighting childhood obesity: London restricts TV advertising

    28-Jun-2021 In the fight against childhood obesity, the British government is tightening the rules for TV and online advertising. From 2023 onwards it will no longer be allowed to advertise foods with high fat, salt and sugar content on television between 9 p.m. and 5.30 a.m. and companies will no long ... more

    Sesame Labeling Becomes Law

    27-Apr-2021 President Joseph R. Biden today signed into law a monumental new food allergy bill requiring that sesame – to which nearly 1.6 million Americans are allergic – be labeled on all packaged foods beginning January 1, 2023 and that food allergy research be given greater priority by the federal ... 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

    Diabetes: Study of satiety mechanism yields new knowledge

    04-Aug-2021 eptin, the satiety or appetite-suppressant hormone, is secreted by the adipose tissue at levels proportional to the body’s fat reserves and regulates appetite by controlling the feeling of fullness.  It is transported to the brain by tanycytes – cells which it enters by attaching to the Lep ... more

    Application of AI based measurement systems for the characterization of raw materials in viticulture

    30-Jul-2021 Variety of raw materials in viticulture The quality of grapes, like any other agricultural product, is subject to a wide range of variation. Many external factors such as climate, soil conditions or the time of harvest have a significant influence on the composition of grapes and thus also ... more

    Study shows why beer mats do not fly in a straight line

    28-Jul-2021 Beer mats protect tables from unsightly condensation rings. However, they are sometimes also misused as projectiles. Usually with little success: after just a short time, the cardboard coaster leaves its path, spins off to the side, and falls to the ground. But why is that so? Physicists at ... more

  • Technology

    Cocuus manufactures artificial meat cutlets with a 3D printer

    21-Jul-2021 Synthetic meat is manufactured from animal or vegetable substances and looks and tastes similar to real beef chops. The Navarre-based company Cocuus has succeeded in developing synthetic meat cutlets, manufactured using a 3D printer. The chops, similar in appearance to those that can be fou ... 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

    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

  • Product development

    Exploring the future for CBD in US dairy

    27-Jul-2021 Despite the growing interest in CBD (Cannabidiol), the FDA’s current stance is that it is illegal to market CBD by adding it to a food or labeling it as a dietary supplement. If officially allowed to innovate with CBD, brands need to be mindful of product positioning as many consumers will ... more

    AB InBev develops world's lightest beer bottle

    16-Jun-2021 It is the lightest longneck beer bottle in the world. Anheuser-Busch InBev has developed it for commercial production. The trick: If the innovation were used in glass production for AB InBev's brands in Europe for a year, CO2 emissions could be significantly reduced. As significantly as tak ... more

    Take a plant-based break

    15-Jun-2021 After much anticipation, Nestlé is finally making plant-based dreams come true with the launch of KitKat V. The new vegan version of the iconic KitKat will be on shelves from mid-June in the United Kingdom, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Further countries will soon follow, including ... more

  • Production

    Quality assurance in small-scale enterprises

    09-Jul-2021 For companies with a small-scale manufacturing background, such as Seidl Confiserie GmbH, foreign body management programs must be tailored to the individual production processes. Flexibility, innovation and usability are particularly important here. From Kenya to the Upper Palatinate In ge ... more

    Nespresso begins expansion of production center in Romont

    15-Jun-2021 Nespresso has begun the expansion of its production center in Romont, Switzerland. The CHF 160 million investment in this new structure will help meet increasing consumer demand for Nespresso's high-quality premium coffees and support international development in the coming years. The secon ... more

    Recycling facility will convert PET flake into food-grade recycled PET (rPET) pellet

    18-May-2021 Plastipak, a global leader in the design, manufacture and recycling of plastic containers has announced a major investment in recycling at its manufacturing site in Toledo, Spain. The new recycling facility will convert PET flake into food-grade recycled PET (rPET) pellets suitable for dire ... more

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