Chr. Hansen Board of Directors appoints Mauricio Graber as new CEO

DENMARK - The Board of Directors of ingredients and industry solutions Chr. Hansen has appointed Mauricio Graber as new Chief Executive Officer from 1 June 2018. Mauricio Graber, 54, has been President of the Flavours Division of Givaudan S.A. and a member of Givaudan’s Executive Committee since 2006. He holds a BSc. in Electronic Engineering…

Cargill reports reduced operating figures in 2018 second quarter

USA - Cargill has reported financial results for the fiscal 2018 second quarter and first half ended Nov. 30, 2017, with adjusted operating earnings totalling US$948 million, an 8% decrease against last year’s strong comparative of US$1.03 billion. For the first half, adjusted operating earnings stood at US$1.84 billion, down 1% from last year, with…

Firmenich acquires US based maker of certified organic flavours

USA - Firmenich has acquired Natural Flavors, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of organic certified natural flavors, which offers an extensive range of organic certified natural flavour solutions aimed to meet the needs of food and beverage customers. Natural Flavors, headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, USA, has been recognised as a pioneer in organic flavouring,…

Sovereign Foods abattoir back in operation after listeriosis scare

SOUTH AFRICA - Sovereign Foods’ poultry abattoir in Hartbeespoort is back in operation following its closure on December 22 by the government to control the spread of listeria. Sovereign issued a media release on Tuesday morning quoting Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi saying: "At this juncture, we cannot conclude that the abattoir is the source of…