Maggi compliant with latest FSSAI norms, no ash added – Nestle

INDIA - FMCG major Nestle India said today that Maggi complied with the latest guidelines of food safety regulator FSSAI and it does not add any ash to its popular noodles. District administration of Shahjahanpur, UP, had slapped a fine on Nestle India and its distributors last week after Maggi had allegedly failed to pass…

Tetra Pak launches modular portfolio for food and bev makers

SWITZERLAND – Processing and packaging solutions provider Tetra Pak has launched Intelligent Customisation, an industry-first portfolio that offers full customisation of heating solutions and tailor-made processing solutions for food and beverage manufacturers.​ According to the company, its three new modules, which are based on its leading technologies in dairy, beverages and prepared food processing, can…

Demand for infant formula ingredient continues to grow – Advanced Lipids

CHINA - The demand for infant formula containing SN-2 palmitate – an ingredient that mimics the fatty acid profile in human milk – has soared over the past decade and will continue to grow, according to Advanced Lipids. Advanced Lipids is a joint venture established by Enzymotec, a leading biotech company specializing in lipid-based bio-functional…

Tate & Lyle completes China polydextrose facility expansion

CHINA - Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has announced that the expansion of capacity and process upgrades at its polydextrose facility in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China have been completed. According to the company, the expansion increases capacity at the facility in Nantong by more than three times…

Heineken lays foundation stone for new Mozambique brewery

MOZAMBIQUE – The World’s number 2 brewery Heineken has laid the foundation stone to set up its first brewery in Mozambique, as it boosts its investments in Africa and other developing economies to cushion stagnant or slow growth in developed economies. This new brewery, valued at US$100 million is located in the province of Maputo,…

Nestle to close its DR Congo factory next year

DRC - Swiss food giant Nestle announced on Sunday (Dec 3) that it would close its factory in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a potential market of 80 million people but one beset by poverty and political instability. "We will close our factory and offices by the end of January and continue developing…

Steinhoff Africa exercises its call to acquire majority vote at Shoprite

SOUTH AFRICA - Africa's biggest food retailer, Shoprite, on Friday confirmed that Steinhoff Africa Retail (Star) had exercised the call options to acquire a 23.1percent economic stake in and a 50.6percent voting control of the company. “The implementation of the investment by Star in Shoprite Holdings is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including…