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AB InBev Offers to Dispose of SABMIller’s Central and Eastern European Businesses

AB InBev Offers to Dispose of SABMIller’s Central and Eastern European Businesses

Fane Valley Sells Dairies Business to Lakeland Dairies

Fane Valley Sells Dairies Business to Lakeland Dairies

Halewood International Strengthen Spirits Portfolio

Halewood International Strengthen Spirits Portfolio

European Commission Adopts Proposal to Improve Working Conditions in Fishing Sector

European Commission Adopts Proposal to Improve Working Conditions in Fishing Sector

AB InBev Offers to Dispose of SABMIller’s Central and Eastern European Businesses

AB InBev Offers to Dispose of SABMIller’s Central and Eastern European Businesses

04 May 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has submitted an updated package of commitments to the European Commission in line with its approach to proactively address potential regulatory considerations regarding its its £71 billion acquisition of SABMiller. AB InBev has offered to divest all of SABMiller’s assets in Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland). AB […]

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Fane Valley Sells Dairies Business to Lakeland Dairies

Fane Valley Sells Dairies Business to Lakeland Dairies

04 May 2016

Fane Valley, the Northern Ireland farmers’ co-operative, has sold its dairy business to Lakeland Dairies, a fellow co-operative based in the Republic of Ireland, for an undisclosed sum. The addition of the Fane Valley Dairies business, based at Banbridge in County Down, will increase the milk available for Lakeland Dairies to process to 1.1 billion […]

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Halewood International Strengthen Spirits Portfolio

Halewood International Strengthen Spirits Portfolio

04 May 2016

Halewood International, the UK’s leading independent drinks manufacturer and distributor, has acquired the Liverpool Gin brand as part of its continued expansion plans. With a new senior team in place, Halewood International is looking at a number of opportunities to expand its product range and reach in both the UK and further afield. Following the […]

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European Commission Adopts Proposal to Improve Working Conditions in Fishing Sector

European Commission Adopts Proposal to Improve Working Conditions in Fishing Sector

04 May 2016

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive which aims at improving the working conditions for workers in the fishing sector. Following an agreement by social partners on working conditions in the fishing sector, the European Commission is translating the agreement into a legal proposal for a Directive. In 2013, the EU social […]

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Food Hygiene is Number One Priority For Consumers When Eating Out

Food Hygiene is Number One Priority For Consumers When Eating Out

04 May 2016

UK consumers are united in not tolerating poor food hygiene ratings and simply will not visit businesses that have had food safety issues. Three quarters (75%) said they wouldn’t risk dining at an establishment that had been implicated in a food hygiene incident, even if recommended by someone that they trust, whilst 61% would not […]

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Is PS the Next Big Thing in Nutraceuticals?

Is PS the Next Big Thing in Nutraceuticals?

04 May 2016

Phosphatidylserine – more commonly known as PS – is set to break out from the cognitive health category and make a big impact in several new benefit areas, according to Enzymotec, the supplier of EnzyPS™. Until now, PS has been widely used to maintain and improve brain function in a range of applications. But now […]

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Naturex to enhance colour stability of meat

03 May 2016

Natural ingredients and colours manufacturer, Naturex has launched Xtrablend OA, a natural solution for enhancing colour stability in chilled products. Thanks to the synergistic blend of two natural compounds – acerola standardised in ascorbic acid and onion standardised in polyphenols – the new solution provides colour protection that targets colour degradation in chilled foods, without […]

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Enzymotec: PS set to break out

03 May 2016

Phosphatidylserine, commonly known as PS, is set to break out from the cognitive health category and make a big impact in several new benefit areas, according to Enzymotec, the supplier of EnzyPS. Until now, PS has been widely used to maintain and improve brain function in a range of applications. But now its benefits are […]

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Fonterra Launches Global Trading Platform

Fonterra Launches Global Trading Platform

03 May 2016

Fonterra has launched a new Global Dairy Trade e-commerce sales channel that will enable the New Zealand-based dairy co-operative to offer customers the opportunity to buy dairy ingredients online all the time. Fonterra’s managing director Global Ingredients, Kelvin Wickham, says the new GDT Marketplace provides an additional sales channel for NZMP Ingredients and meets growing […]

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EU and Canada to Cooperate in Fight Against Illegal Fishing

EU and Canada to Cooperate in Fight Against Illegal Fishing

03 May 2016

The EU and Canada have signed a Joint Declaration on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, sending a strong message of zero tolerance towards such criminal activities. The declaration was signed by Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, and the Canadian Minister of Fisheries Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Hunter […]

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Addmaster Awarded Best New Idea Accolade at Foodex 2016

Addmaster Awarded Best New Idea Accolade at Foodex 2016

03 May 2016

An antibacterial Bag for Life from Addmaster (UK) Ltd has been awarded the Best New Idea accolade at this year’s Foodex 2016 exhibition. The Biomaster Bag for Life is treated with technology proven to prevent the growth of most common types of bacteria. The award was presented to Sandrine Garnier, Sales Director at Addmaster (UK) […]

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Search On For Ireland's Top Dairy Farm

Search On For Ireland’s Top Dairy Farm

03 May 2016

The competition to identify and reward the country’s top dairy farm has opened for 2016, with dairy co-ops throughout Ireland invited to nominate their top milk suppliers for the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards, before the closing date of Friday 13th May, 2016. “Irish dairy produce has a superb reputation for quality in global […]

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Revision is Ongoing For ISO 22000 on Food Safety Management

Revision is Ongoing For ISO 22000 on Food Safety Management

03 May 2016

The consequences of unsafe food can be devastating, both for consumers and businesses worldwide. With many of today’s food products repeatedly travelling across national boundaries, ISO 22000 is more essential than ever to the safety of the global food supply chain. Now the standard is being substantially revised to ensure it stays relevant to modern […]

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The Real Stevia Company in Collaboration With Organic Sugar Cooperative in Paraguay

The Real Stevia Company in Collaboration With Organic Sugar Cooperative in Paraguay

03 May 2016

The Real Stevia Company’s subsidiary Granular PY has signed a partnership agreement with Manduvirá Cooperative, Paraguay’s leading cooperative for the production of organic sugar canes and industrialization of organic cane sugar in the country. The collaboration strengthens both companies’ work with smallholder farmers and their families. Together the companies improve living conditions for approximately 5,500 […]

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Nim’s Fruit Crisps Awarded Best New Idea Accolade at Food & Drink Expo 2016

Nim’s Fruit Crisps Awarded Best New Idea Accolade at Food & Drink Expo 2016

02 May 2016

A range of air dried vegetable crisps from Nim’s Fruit Crisps has been awarded the Best New Idea accolade at this year’s Food & Drink Expo. The range includes 100% Natural Air Dried Pepper & Courgette, Beetroot & Parsnip and Tomato & Cucumber crisps, which are all sliced and aired to perfection without the use […]

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Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at Harper Adams University Opens

Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at Harper Adams University Opens

02 May 2016

The Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at the Harper Adams University campus, Newport, Shropshire has been opened. The new facility was opened by The Princess Royal, the Chancellor of Harper Adams University. Her Royal Highness was accompanied throughout her visit by Stephen Alexander (Chairman, Dairy Crest), Mark Allen (Chief Executive, Dairy Crest) and Dr David Llewellyn […]

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Glenmorangie Appoints Aquabio to Design and Build New Wastewater Treatment Plant

Glenmorangie Appoints Aquabio to Design and Build New Wastewater Treatment Plant

02 May 2016

As part of its major programme of environmental improvement, The Glenmorangie Company has nominated water treatment specialist Aquabio, to design and build the core technology package for a new wastewater treatment plant at Glenmorangie Distillery at Tain, Ross-Shire in Scotland. The Anaerobic Digestion Plant uses natural biological processes to both reduce output in distillery waste water […]

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Yogurt – The New Healthy, High Quality Snack

Yogurt – The New Healthy, High Quality Snack

02 May 2016

Modern consumers are craving healthy and high quality snacks suited for a busy day on the go. They do not want to sacrifice convenience over health or health over taste – on the contrary, modern consumers want to be inspired by new exciting flavours. Done right, yogurt is the perfect product to match such consumer […]

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Nestlé and R&R to Create Froneri Ice Cream and Frozen Food Joint Venture

Nestlé and R&R to Create Froneri Ice Cream and Frozen Food Joint Venture

29 April 2016

Nestlé and R&R, a leading ice cream company based in the UK, have agreed to set up Froneri, a joint venture with sales of around SFr2.7 billion (€2.45 billion) in over 20 countries employing about 15,000 people. Froneri will be headquartered in the UK and will operate primarily in Europe, the Middle East (excluding Israel), […]

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Tesco – Leading on Sustainable Seafood

Tesco – Leading on Sustainable Seafood

29 April 2016

Tesco has announced a number of measures which will see it source even more of the seafood it sells in a sustainable way, in partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council. To achieve this, Tesco is: * Rapidly expanding the MSC-ecolabel scheme for pre-packed and frozen fish sold in Tesco stores; * Introducing MSC-certified fish to […]

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Marel Poultry Uses Innovation to Tackle Topical Issues

Marel Poultry Uses Innovation to Tackle Topical Issues

29 April 2016

Poultry producers are facing new challenges all the time. Key current issues are hygiene, food safety, sustainability and satisfying ever increasing demand for meat from the world’s growing population. How is Marel coping with these challenges? For Marel, there is only one way to go and that is to innovate. Growing World Population The worldwide […]

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Aquabio to Build Leading Edge Plant For Bakkavor’s Cucina Sano

Aquabio to Build Leading Edge Plant For Bakkavor’s Cucina Sano

29 April 2016

To help achieve its sustainability goals, Bakkavor has appointed waste water treatment specialist Aquabio to design and construct a state-of-the-art effluent treatment and water recycling facility, at its Cucina Sano business based in Boston, Lincolnshire. Construction of the cutting edge plant has commenced and will take 10 months to complete. The plant has been designed […]

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Soy appears as a anti-microbial agents

28 April 2016

Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study. Soybean derivatives are already a mainstay in food products, such as cooking oils, cheeses, ice cream, margarine, food spreads, canned foods and baked goods. The use of soy isoflavones and peptides to reduce microbial contamination […]

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ADM launches soy protein fiber SUPERB

28 April 2016

ADM launches SUPERB, a functional soy protein fiber developed to boost the protein and fiber content, control moisture retention and improve texture in meat products. Derived from the cell walls of the soy bean seed (cotyledon), SUPERB consists of a matrix of protein and insoluble fiber, which offers increased water binding capabilities to manage moisture […]

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Eevia gets Euroleaf certification

28 April 2016

Organic-certified plant extracts company, Eevia has announced that it recently received the Euroleaf organic certification. The company’s entire product portfolio of wild Arctic plant ingredients is now organic. Organic certification will be the future norm within plant-based supplements, the company said, and Eevia is commited to being the forerunner with more authentic, ethical and transparent […]

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Clondalkin invests in Food Safe Packaging Technology

28 April 2016

Frozen food packaging specialist, Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Harlingen, has invested in a laser perforation unit to meet with the growing demand for 100 percent food safe packaging. Laser perforated holes are clean of residue and therefore eliminate the possibility of contamination of the food product inside the packaging. In addition, they work at a much […]

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Research: plain packaging increases food consumption among men

28 April 2016

A recent study led by professor Carolina O.C. Werle from France-based business school Grenoble Ecole de Management shows that plain food packaging may increase the level of snack consumption among men. In the first study, 166 participants were randomly allocated a packet of chocolate peanut sweets in either original or plain packaging to examine how this […]

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Clifton wins Leicester Company of the Year award

28 April 2016

Leicester-based Clifton Packaging has receivedthe “Company of the Year” award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. Recognised at one of the most important regional awards, The Leicester Mercury Business Awards celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight innovation throughout the business community in Leicestershire. The judges said Clifton Packaging was the “perfect mix” of success – growth, […]

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Raise the Energy Bar with Arjuna’s OXYSTORM®

28 April 2016

Arjuna Natural Ltd. launches OXYSTORM® standardized nitrate to the sports nutrition market at Vitafoods, Geneva, May 10-12. The latest clinical research results show that OXYSTORM can help athletes work out longer and harder. OXYSTORM is an extract of Amaranthus one of the sources of nitrate in nature. Arjuna’s patent-pending production process delivers an optimum level […]

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Graze launch new range of multi-portion packs

27 April 2016

Healthy snack brand Graze are set to launch a new six-recipe range of new multi-portion packs. The resealable four-portion sharing bag will mean a choice of sweet and savoury recipes such as dark chocolate cherry tart which contains dark chocolate buttons, dried whole cherries and cranberries; and also one new variant tomato and basil crostini. Anthony Fletcher […]

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Smurfit Kappa equips winery with bag-in-box system

27 April 2016

Smurfit Kappa is to equip Maison Johanès Boubée, one of the major players in the French wine trade, with filling and Bag-in-Box technologies. Maison Johanès Boubée, established in 1860, is one of the central purchasing agencies for the Carrefour group. It has three complementary activities: trade/purchasing for private labels, bottling and logistics, and has recently opened a brand […]

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AB InBev Snaps Up Another Craft Brewery

AB InBev Snaps Up Another Craft Brewery

27 April 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has acquired Birra del Borgo, one of the leading craft brewers in Italy, for an undisclosed sum. AB InBev will provide the support to allow Birra de Borgo to expand its brewery know how and infrastructure, continue to innovate and bring new beers on the market through its distribution system. Founder Leonardo Di […]

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Clock Ticking on Campaign For Real Ale’s Consultation

Clock Ticking on Campaign For Real Ale’s Consultation

27 April 2016

Time is running out for anyone – not just members – who want to have a say about the future of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The online survey which formed the first stage of a six-month consultation for the Revitalisation Project – a strategic review of the Campaign’s purpose and structure – is due […]

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Unilever Issues €1.5 Billion Bonds on European Markets

Unilever Issues €1.5 Billion Bonds on European Markets

27 April 2016

Unilever has priced €1.5 billion in bonds on the European Markets. The bonds comprise €300,000,000 of 0 per cent Fixed Rate Notes due April 2020, €500,000,000 of 0.5 per cent Fixed Rate Notes due April 2024 and € 700,000,000 of 1.125 per cent Fixed Rate Notes due April 2028. They are issued by Unilever NV […]

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Enterprise Ireland and University College Dublin Launch New €1.7 Million Innovation Partnership to Enhance Food Quality and Safety

Enterprise Ireland and University College Dublin Launch New €1.7 Million Innovation Partnership to Enhance Food Quality and Safety

27 April 2016

A new 3-year Innovation Partnership programme in food quality and safety has been launched at University College Dublin (UCD). The €1.7 million Enterprise Ireland and industry funded programme, Sequencing Alliance for Food Environments (SAFE), aims to develop a new predictive software toolbox to enhance food quality and safety approaches, nationally and with global reach, using environmental […]

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MorningStar launches Veg Effect Calculator

26 April 2016

Vegetarian food company, MorningStar Farms is on a mission to demonstrate to the world the power of choosing to eat less meat with the launch of the Veg Effect Calculator – an innovative tool to help people see the powerful impact a veggie meal can create on the environment. With a few simple calculations, people […]

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Müller Proposes Reversal of Hanworth Dairy Closure Plans

Müller Proposes Reversal of Hanworth Dairy Closure Plans

26 April 2016

Müller Milk & Ingredients is proposing to reverse the planned closure of its Hanworth dairy, one of the UK’s largest glass bottle milk factories. The announcement helps to secure the future of the traditional British glass milk bottle. Müller also plans to rejuvenate and expand its milk&more doorstep delivery business, which delivers milk and other daily […]

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Arla Foods UK Launches Lurpak Spreadable Infusions

Arla Foods UK Launches Lurpak Spreadable Infusions

26 April 2016

Lurpak, the UK’s favourite butter and spreadable brand, is redefining the role for spreadables amidst changing consumer food preferences with the launch of new Lurpak Spreadable Infusions. Lurpak Spreadable Infusions are a blend of Lurpak butter and rapeseed oil with added herbs and spices, lightly whipped for ease of spreading. They have been developed to […]

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BevExpo 2016 - 15th & 16th June - Manchester Central

BevExpo 2016 – 15th & 16th June – Manchester Central

26 April 2016

BevExpo 2016, a free to attend, two-day event showcasing the entire beverage supply chain, is the forum for improving trade connections; discovering what is new and innovative; providing you with the tools you need to grow your business. With exhibitors and seminar presenters from the UK, USA, Germany, Belgium and Spain, this is an opportunity […]

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Acqua Lete’s 40,000 bph Compact Line

Acqua Lete’s 40,000 bph Compact Line

26 April 2016

At the plant in Pratella, a few kilometers away from Caserta (Italy), Acqua Lete SpA, one of the most famous Italian brands of mineral water and main sponsor of SSC Napoli, purchased from ACMI a compact line with a nominal filling speed of 40,000 bottles per hour. The line in question can handle both round […]

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TNA appoints new chief sales officer

26 April 2016

The food processing and packaging company, TNA has hired Peter Oussoren as chief sales officer, who has a commercial background, particularly in the packaging industry. Oussoren has held multiple senior positions within global sales teams during his 16 year career in the packaging industry. Before joining TNA, Oussoren was sales director in two different locations of […]

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Ardagh to buy assets from Ball and Rexam for $3.42bn

26 April 2016

Luxembourg-based company, Ardagh Group has entered a $3.42bn agreement with Colorado’s Ball and UK-based Rexam to buy metal beverage can assets in Europe, Brazil and the US. Ardagh will acquire seven Rexam metal beverage can manufacturing plants and one Rexam end plant in the US; eight Ball beverage can manufacturing plants; two Ball end plants; and two […]

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FEVE supports EU Commission’s Circular Economy Package

25 April 2016

The European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) has supported the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, a legislative framework for mandatory separate collection schemes, targets focused on recycling, and acknowledgement of the superior value of permanent materials. Today, 73% of all post-consumer glass packaging is collected for recycling on average in the EU, and about 90% of it […]

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Amcor’s new metal-free transparent packaging

25 April 2016

Amcor Flexibles has introduced AmLite Ultra, a new metal-free transparent packaging in a bid to respond to consumer packaging trends and deliver more sustainable packaging solutions. Marco Hilty vice president of strategy, marketing and r&d at Amcor Flexibles said: “There is a move toward more minimalist packaging designs, while at the same time providing consumers more […]

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Huhtamaki launches double wall paper cups

25 April 2016

Huhtamaki has launched Sorello, a new range  double wall paper insulated cups that offer a smooth surface coupled with quality insulation. A uniform air gap provides consistent insulation over the entire surface of the cup. Huhtamaki said the ‘Café Life’ stock design has been created to help convey the superior print quality offered by the cups’ […]

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Tetra Top carton bottle debuts with JUST water

25 April 2016

Tetra Pak announces that a new version of its Tetra Top® package, more than 80% of which comes from plant-based materials, will make its global debut in the United States with JUST™ water. The new generation carton bottle now comes with a cap and top made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugarcane. Combined with […]

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Welch’s creates new juice ingredient from Niagara grapes

25 April 2016

Welch’s Global Ingredients Group presents a new Niagara grape juice, described as “a unique golden American superfruit juice” that is naturally high in polyphenols. Made from the white Niagara grape varietal, the new juice is “crisp, sweet, light and refreshing”, Welch’s said. With no added sugar or artificial colours or flavours, it delivers a bolder and […]

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Hormel to go clean-label

25 April 2016

Hormel Foods has announced a clean label initiative to simplify the ingredient statements of many of its retail products through the removal or replacement of ingredients, while still delivering great-tasting items that consumers expect. “We know that a growing number of consumers are looking for products made with simple, familiar ingredients,” said Scott Aakre, vice […]

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Daypart Targeting and Protein Power are Key Trends in Dairy, Says Canadean

Daypart Targeting and Protein Power are Key Trends in Dairy, Says Canadean

25 April 2016

Daypart targeting, in which brands pitch products for consumption at particular times of the day, and high-protein products are two of the key trends currently making a major impact on the dairy sector, according to a recent report by Canadean. The report is aligned to Canadean’s TrendSights framework that has been conceptualized to identify 63 […]

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New Resource For Digestive Sensitivities

New Resource For Digestive Sensitivities

25 April 2016

Nestlé Health Science has launched LowFODMAPCentral.com, a unique comprehensive online resource offering information and printable guides about FODMAPs and a Low FODMAP Diet. The LowFODMAPCentral.com website has been developed to support both the consumer seeking more information about a Low FODMAP Diet and the healthcare professional looking to build knowledge and practice tools. FODMAP stands for […]

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The Pride of Scotland Brand Gets a Makeover From Associated Seafoods

The Pride of Scotland Brand Gets a Makeover From Associated Seafoods

25 April 2016

Associated Seafoods (ASL) is launching an eye-catching new look for its The Pride of Scotland brand that will emphasise the quality and Scottish provenance of its premium smoked salmon. The Pride of Scotland Scottish smoked salmon is sold in more than 25 countries around the world and the modern new logo and packaging design will provide […]

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JBT Showcases Latest Frigoscandia® Spiral Freezer and DSI™Blade Portioning System at IFFA 2016

JBT Showcases Latest Frigoscandia® Spiral Freezer and DSI™Blade Portioning System at IFFA 2016

25 April 2016

Global technology equipment supplier to the food processing industry, JBT will be launching its latest spiral freezer on Stand A20 in Hall 9.1 at this year’s IFFA, which the company claims is the most compact and hygienic freezer in the world, with the highest capacity of any comparable spiral freezer. The new Frigoscandia® GYRoCOMPACT® 40 […]

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Strong 2015 Performance by Ornua

Strong 2015 Performance by Ornua

22 April 2016

Ornua (formerly the Irish Dairy Board), Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has delivered a strong operational and financial performance for 2015 in terms of revenue generation, profit and new business development. Group turnover increased by 9% to €2.5 billion and EBITDA by 18% to €58.8 million. By building routes to market for Irish […]

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Green Energy From First Milk Cheese

Green Energy From First Milk Cheese

22 April 2016

Clearfleau, a leading British provider of on-site treatment solutions for the food and beverage sector, is commissioning its most complex plant to date, which will feed bio-methane into the gas grid in rural Cumbria. The plant has been designed and built for Lake District Biogas, which will operate the site for twenty years taking feedstock […]

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