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Indena touts Meriva results

Indena has announced a new registry study demonstrates that the addition of its bioavailable curcumin formulation, Meriva, to a regimen of standardised diet and exercise contributes to improve strength and physical performance in healthy elderly subjects, helping maintaining the muscular mass.
The company says that remarkable improvements in all parameters such as: hand grip; weight lifting; time/distance […]

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Canadian company to launch first hemp brand

Hempco Canada Superfoods has launched a new range of hemp oil, seeds, superfoods, supergreens and snacks under PlanetHemp – first consumer-facing hemp brand.
The British Columbia-based company is widely recognised as the sector leader and a key innovator, facilitating Canada’s entire hemp seed trade and successfully launching a number of first-to-market products including hemp protein powder, […]

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Dow introduces WELLENCE Fat Reduction

Dow Pharma & Food Solutions announced the global commercial availability of its new WELLENCE™ Fat Reduction technology. WELLENCE™ Fat Reduction is a range of innovative cellulose-based food gums with optimized properties that help reduce the oil uptake of coated and battered food products -including meat and meat analogues- during frying. This allows food manufacturers to […]

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Lurpak to “redefine” spreadables

Arla Foods’ new Lurpak Spreadable Infusions is redefining the role for spreadables amidst changing consumer food preferences. It is available in three flavour combinations: Chilli & Lime, Smoked Chipotle and Sea Salt & Pink Peppercorn.
Lurpak Spreadable Infusions are a blend of Lurpak butter and rapeseed oil with added herbs and spices, lightly whipped for ease […]

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High Barrier Metallized Films and Elimination of Starry Night Defects with BOBST DarkNight®

Defects on metallized films lead to a drastic deterioration of barrier properties and poor visuals known in the industry as “Starry Night”. Reduced water vapour and oxygen barrier in turn translate in to a reduction in shelf life of food products.
BOBST DarkNight® for Higher Barrier Metallized Film
In order to meet the increasingly demanding standards in […]

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CrownSmart delivers AR to brands and consumers

CrownSmart™, an innovation designed to connect brands with end-users, is set to transform the beverage packaging industry. Created by the leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, Crown Holdings, Inc. and Zappar, the Augmented Reality (AR) specialists, CrownSmart™ allows brands to gain an edge with the end user and access unrivalled consumer data.
In today’s digital […]

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Danica’s jam in SuperLock® pots

Following a part conversion from glass to plastic, Swedish food producer Danica Foods is packing its private label jam for a major supermarket in SuperLock® pots from RPC Superfos, decreasing the risk of product contamination and achieving lower energy costs.
The injection moulded polypropylene SuperLock® pot with oxygen barrier protection provides a lightweight and modern alternative […]

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Increased demand for Rfresh PET packaging

According to fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, retailers and packers are seeking more sustainable solutions in poultry packaging.
Alan Davey, Innovation Director, at the fresh food packaging manufacturer said innovation in poultry packaging is driving change in the sector as European packers and retailers look for new solutions to maximise sales.
Traditionally, polypropylene (PP) has been the […]

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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Wins Second Queen’s Award For Enterprise

    Mettler-Toledo Safeline Wins Second Queen’s Award For Enterprise

Mettler-Toledo Safeline Ltd has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category. The 2016 award follows The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade presented to the company in 2012. The leading supplier of metal detection systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical production lines has received the highest award for […]

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How to Achieve Higher Yield

    How to Achieve Higher Yield

Making a profit in meat and poultry processing requires coming up with the correct answers to the never-ending array of questions, from choosing the right production equipment to meeting the demand for new products.
With industry know-how drawn on more than 40 years of experience, Cabinplant is one the preferred suppliers in the market of food […]

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CPM Wolverine Proctor – The Processing Machinery Specialist

    CPM Wolverine Proctor – The Processing Machinery Specialist

CPM Wolverine Proctor has been supplying processing machinery to the food industry since early last century and continues to do so, on a global basis. Customers are becoming progressively more reliant on the company as a system supplier, partly because they have had to reduce their own staff numbers to remain competitive.
As a consequence, CPM […]

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Arla’s Nutrilac HiYield to enable diaries to use 100% milk

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a milk protein-based solution that enables dairies to utilise 100% of their milk in the manufacturing process – with zero by-products or waste.
Nutrilac® HiYield can be used to create a range of high quality dairy products that traditionally generate acid whey and permeate during production, including Greek yoghurt, cream cheese, […]

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Direct Food Ingredients Strengthens Market Positioning with Major BRC Accreditation

International supplier and distributor of functional foods and ingredients, Direct Food Ingredients has been awarded the ‘BRC Agents and Brokers’ accreditation.
The independently owned business, based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, has been accredited by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for best practice on product safety, quality and the operational criteria required to fulfill obligations with regard to legal compliance and consumer protection.
The new […]

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Research: soy may inhibit pathogens

The new study Soyfrom University of Guelph researchers suggests that isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses.
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 […]

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BENEO extends portfolio with Remypure

Functional ingredients company,BENEO has launched Remypure, its first high performance rice starch that qualifies for natural and clean label status worldwide.
BENEO’s Remypure functional native rice starch has high stability during processing and performs well, particularly under harsh processing conditions such as low pH, high temperature or high shear. As a result, it is well suited to […]

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A smart investment for Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has invested in new technology for embossing on aluminium lids.
The innovative system – SMARTembosser™ – developed by Berhalter is a unique and innovative embossing system that enhances print quality and increases branding opportunities on foil lids.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury is currently the only pre-cut lids manufacturer in the UK to have […]

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Pearlfisher “reinvents” Cuban rum brand

Pearlfisher London creates the new brand vision, architecture and design aesthetic for iconic Cuban rum brand, Havana Club.
Pearlfisher London’s three studios – Futures, Strategy and Design – have jointly completed a reinvention of the vision and architecture of iconic Cuban rum brand, Havana Club, as well as a structural and packaging redesign for the brand’s premium offering, Havana […]

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Super Growth For ‘Superfoods’

    Super Growth For ‘Superfoods’

Superfoods, they are frequently marketed as the answer to our health woes and now new research from Mintel highlights the popularity of these nutrient packed foods. Mintel GNPD (Global New Products Database) reveals that between 2011 and 2015 there was a phenomenal 202% increase globally in the number of new food and drink products launched […]

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Top Norwegian Ice Cream Company Chooses Real Stevia™

    Top Norwegian Ice Cream Company Chooses Real Stevia™

Norway’s leading ice cream manufacturer Hennig-Olsen has launched its first stevia sweetened ice cream containing Real Stevia™. It is the first stevia-sweetened ice cream in the Norwegian market. With Hennig-Olsen’s stringent quality and safety controls the ice cream has taken over two years to develop. The Real Stevia Company’s products are characterized by high quality […]

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Food & Drink Expo 2016 Deemed a Success

    Food & Drink Expo 2016 Deemed a Success

Thousands of visitors poured through the NEC doors to visit Food & Drink Expo 2016 recently. With more than 1,200 exhibitors under one roof across four co-located shows, the event attracted representatives from the grocery, wholesale, speciality retail, manufacturing and foodservice sectors. Food & Drink Expo ran alongside Foodex, Farm Shop & Deli Show and […]

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Dr Padraig O’Kiely Presented With Teagasc Gold Medal

    Dr Padraig O’Kiely Presented With Teagasc Gold Medal

The 2015 winner of the Teagasc Gold Medal is Dr Padraig O’Kiely, who has dedicated a lifetime of work as a researcher at the Teagasc Animal and Grassland, Research and Innovation centre in Grange, County Meath. The Teagasc Gold Medal is awarded on an annual basis to someone who has made an exceptional contribution to […]

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ICS Cool Energy Launches New NSF Glycol For Compliance in Food and Beverage Applications

    ICS Cool Energy Launches New NSF Glycol For Compliance in Food and Beverage Applications

Leading temperature control specialist, ICS Cool Energy, has launched an important new development in food processing safety with the introduction of FlowCool-FS. It is a food and beverage glycol fluid that’s fully accredited by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for use within secondary refrigeration systems, where accidental contact with food is a possibility.
The new FlowCool-FS […]

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Hormel supports cancer sufferers

Hormel Foods has introduced the HORMEL VITAL CUISINE™ line of packaged Ready to Eat meals, nutrition shakes and whey protein powders for individual battling decreased appetite and energy, unintentional weight loss and fatigue while undergoing cancer treatment. Designed specifically to support the unique nutritional needs of cancer patients, the product portfolio is power-packed with nutrition, […]

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A virtual tour through the world of functional ingredients

At Vitafoods, Glatt showcased technologies for innovative particle design. The engineering expert researches and develops drying, agglomeration, granulation, encapsulation and coating processes for powders and liquids to protect ingredients or to provide them with specific functional properties. Glatt is one of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated plant solutions based on fluidized bed and spouted […]

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Linpac produces new outdoor dining solutions

Fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, has a range of solutions for packers, retailers and caterers gearing up for the summer season.
Entertaining at home and dining al-fresco are favourite leisure activities across Europe and consumers are becoming more adventurous when it comes to their menu choices. Whilst sausages and hamburgers remain popular, marinated chicken, exotic fish […]

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UK Sales of Wet and Dry Baby Food in Decline

  UK Sales of Wet and Dry Baby Food in Decline

New research from Mintel reveals sales of wet and dry baby food in the UK dropped by 14% between 2012 and 2015 as currently many of the nation’s parents choose to blend up a treat for their tiny tots. Today, over four in five (83%) parents with children aged four and under say they feed […]

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The Revival of the ‘Spirit of Dublin’ Continues

  The Revival of the ‘Spirit of Dublin’ Continues

Teeling Whiskey Company, Ireland’s leading independent award winning whiskey producer, has introduced ‘Spirit of Dublin’ Premium Irish Poitín, exclusively produced in its new distillery at Newmarket in Dublin. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery – the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years – started producing spirit on March 2015.
Poitín is a clear Irish spirit, […]

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New GEA UK Makes Debut at Foodex

  New GEA UK Makes Debut at Foodex

The new GEA UK country organisation made its debut at Foodex, 18-20 April 2016, showcasing their wide-ranging portfolio for the food industry. GEA displayed technologies such as the packaging solutions GEA SmartPacker CX250 and GEA Power Pak as well as the GEA Grasso M compressor among many other products.
During the past years many customers had […]

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Alternative Application of Steam Treatment Can Potentially Replace Chemical and Physical Disinfections

  Alternative Application of Steam Treatment Can Potentially Replace Chemical and Physical Disinfections

Steam is a well-known decontamination method with a wide range of utilization. Steam processes are generally considered as highly cost-effective, easy to use and free from chemicals. Nevertheless, focus on this subject seems to be declining due to several process limitations, encountered in several cases. Cases with food products that possesses high infections risks, such […]

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Innovative Self-priming Pump Does Double Duty For Dairies

Reduce Total Cost of Ownership With Alfa Laval LKH Prime For CIP Return and Dairy Product Handling
A new self-priming pump is based on the Alfa Laval LKH range of centrifugal pumps, which is world-renowned for hygienic design and gentle product treatment. The Alfa Laval LKH Prime is constructed for pumping liquids containing entrained air, making […]

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Packo High Shear Pump Series SFP2 & SFP3

The new, efficient high shear mixing method developed by Packo is based on the proven EHEDG certified pump series FP2 with open impeller and series FP3 with closed impeller. The Packo shear mixer pump is mainly used for in-line mixing, homogenisation and dispergation applications.
The shear is generated between the rotor and an innovative and optimized […]

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New vacuum skin packaging format from PA helps fish producer reduce costs

The installation of a Revolution SkinPAC machine at fish processor Farne Salmon and Trout has set the benchmark when it comes to skin packaging speed and product presentation. The previous packaging machine was replaced by a Revolution high speed sealer to increase throughputs and improve pack presentation. The strength of the seal between the base […]

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Study: Purslane extract contributes to blood sugar control

A recent clinical study has shown the positive effects that Portulaca oleracea extract, commonly known as purslane, has on blood sugar levels in adults with type-2 diabetes.
The results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial into Portusana purslane extract were published in the Journal of Medicinal Foods. The trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety […]

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EHL presents spicy Brazilian blend

EHL Ingredients launches a new spicy Brazilian ingredient blend to celebrate the 2016 Olympic Games being held in Rio de Janeiro, as well as two new barbecue seasonings and an alternative stuffing mix ahead of the summer season.
Its Brazilian-style churrasco seasoning contains a blend of red bell peppers, black pepper, tomato, onion, garlic and bay […]

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Cargill to reduce saturated fats

Using starches, vegetable waxes and emulsions, Cargill scientists have created fat systems that lower saturated fat by as much as 40% in shortenings, the company claims, without compromising finished product attributes. Cargill researchers presented the three novel approaches to reducing saturated fat in bakery applications this week during the American Oil Chemists’ Society annual meeting.
“This […]

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Oregon to launch limited-edition brewing purées

Oregon Fruit Products has announced a timetable of limited-edition releases for its Fruit for Brewing range of fruit purées, specifically designed to be used by breweries in the beer making process.
For the rest of the year, and into next year, the company will launch four new fruit purées – starting with Mango this month. In […]

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Study: New hope in the fight against heart disease

A new study by the researchers from the University of Cardiff suggests that combining marine fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols into a dietary supplement could offer new hope in the fight against heart disease.
A collaborative study between scientists from the School of Biosciences and South Wales-based nutritional supplement manufacturer Cultech examined the potential of […]

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Bulmers Forbidden Flavours now available in cans

Irish cider company, Bulmers has announced the launch of its Bulmers Forbidden Flavours in a 500ml can format for the off-trade, following the success of the product line’s launch last year.
Consumers in Ireland will be able to buy Forbidden Flavour cloudy lemon, strawberry and lime, juicy pear, and berry berry in a handy-pack can in supermarkets and convenience stores […]

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Norwegian researchers develop plant-based food packaging

As part of an EU project, researchers from SINTEF Materials and Chemistry have developed four packaging prototypes made of polyactic acid (PLA) and bio-polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
The NanoBarrier project aims to develop plant-based bio-plastic packaging that extends the shelf-life of food and indicates when it is no longer fit to eat.
Besides Norway-based SINTEF, 15 research partners […]

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Plastic Technologies teams up with HRSflow, ERMO

Plastic Technologies has teamed up with HRSflow, a manufacturer of high-precision hot-runners for injection molds and ERMO, a moldmaker specializing in thin-wall containers, caps and closures and medical applications. HRSflow has significant experience in demanding, high-performance applications. The goal is to help improve speed-to-market for brand owners desiring a fast track from concept to the […]

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Ishida helps UK salad producer maintain its zenith

Four Ishida weighers are handling around ten baby leaf products, including rocket, watercress and spinach, packed into both punnets (from 75g to 150g) and bags (from 75g to 500g), with weighing accuracy to within 1% of target weight across the different pack sizes.
Speeds vary according to what is being packed but are well within the […]

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HP names Irish Foxpak as ‘best creator of flexible packaging’

HP has named Foxpak Flexibles as the best creator of flexible packaging at the “Inkspiration Awards” at the Dscoop EMEA conference in Israel.
The Irish packaging firm has reported strong demand in business for creating packaging for seeds, artisan produce and organic food in Ireland.
Chief executive Paul Young claims Foxpak was one of the first companies […]

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Rising Opportunities For Irish Food Exports in Gluten Free Market

  Rising Opportunities For Irish Food Exports in Gluten Free Market

New market information from Bord Bia has suggested that significant export opportunities exist for Irish food producers operating in the gluten free market. At an event in Bord Bia’s Dublin office, attended by over 20 businesses including Brennan’s Bread and Goodness Grains, research was presented for key target markets, namely the UK, Sweden, Spain and […]

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Admix Expands Its Presence in Europe

  Admix Expands Its Presence in Europe

Admix is expanding its customer base in Europe after its acquisition of In-Mix Flow Technology, a Danish mixing equipment company. As long-time partners, Admix and In-Mix have been doing business together since 1989, collaborating on advanced equipment designs for high shear processing and dispersion. This acquisition is a milestone for Admix, growing its European base […]

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Fane Valley Sells Dairies Business to Lakeland Dairies

  Fane Valley Sells Dairies Business to Lakeland Dairies

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

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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Is PS the Next Big Thing in Nutraceuticals?

  Is PS the Next Big Thing in Nutraceuticals?

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 its […]

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Naturex to enhance colour stability of meat

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 impacting […]

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Enzymotec: PS set to break out

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 beginning […]

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Fonterra Launches Global Trading Platform

  Fonterra Launches Global Trading Platform

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 demand […]

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Addmaster Awarded Best New Idea Accolade at Foodex 2016

  Addmaster Awarded Best New Idea Accolade at Foodex 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) Ltd […]

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Revision is Ongoing For ISO 22000 on Food Safety Management

  Revision is Ongoing For ISO 22000 on Food Safety Management

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

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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