Tyson Foods invests in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat

USA - Tyson Foods, Inc., an international leader in the food industry, has made an additional investment in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat. Through Tyson’s venture capital fund, the company chose to participate in Beyond Meat’s most recent fundraising initiative, which is designed to generate additional capital to help the business continue to expand its…

Givaudan opens new business solutions centre in Malaysia

MALAYSIA – Givaudan, a Swiss manufacturer of flavors, fragrances and active cosmetic ingredients, has announced the official opening of its new Givaudan Business Solutions (GBS) delivery centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The GBS delivery centre in Kuala Lumpur's Petaling Jaya sector was officially inaugurated during a ceremony inspired by Malaysia's national flower the hibiscus, which…

Nestlé acquires Canadian provider of nutritional products for US$2.3b

CANADA - Nestle has announced its agreement to acquire privately-held Atrium Innovations, a global leader in nutritional health products, from a group of investors led by Permira Funds for US$2.3 billion in cash. According to the company, Atrium with its corporate offices in Quebec, Canada, will become part of Nestlé Health Science, upon closing of…

Firmenich to acquire South Africa’s Flavourome to expand African presence

SOUTH AFRICA – Swiss flavors and fragrance company Firmenich has announced its intention to acquire Flavourome, a privately-owned flavors company in South Africa, as it focuses its attention to Africa. Located in Midrand, South Africa, Flavourome has a strong presence in South Africa and the regional African market. It has been in operation since 1998.…

Arla introduces chocolate and strawberry flavoured milk powders

NIGERIA - TG Arla Nigeria, makers of Dano Milk has upped the stakes with the introduction of chocolate and strawberry flavoured milk powder variants into the Nigerian market. According to the company, the newly introduced strawberry and chocolate milk powder were launched following intense consumer research that informed increasing desire for a convenient and exciting…

Molson Coors signs agreement to distribute Snow beer in UK

UK - Molson Coors has signed an agreement with China Resources Snow Breweries (CRSB), which gives the brand exclusive rights to distribute Snow beer to the UK market. Snow’s main market is China, and CRSB claims it is the highest-selling beer by volume in the world. “Consumers’ tastes are continuing to diversify which makes the beer market…

Global food companies team up to avoid Maggi-like fiasco in India

INDIA - To avoid another Maggi-like fiasco, global food companies such as Cargill, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Danone, Tesco, Metro Group and Amazon have come together in India to work with the government, the regulator and academia to ensure food safety. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which is managed by France-headquartered international trade organization Consumer Goods…

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over Salmonella fears

FRANCE - French baby milk formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global product recall over fears of salmonella contamination. Health authorities in France said 26 infants in the country have become sick since early December. The recall affects products and exports to countries including Britain, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sudan. It covers hundreds of baby…