Bioplastics to increase by 50% amidst high demand for recyclable packaging

EUROPE - European Bioplastics in Berlin have stated that the oil industry is set to face challenges as bioplastics made from sugarcane, wood and corn is projected to grow in the next five years. European Bioplastics brings together companies like Cargill and Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, German chemical giant BASF and the Finnish paper maker Stora…

Arla eyes organic dairy business in the UK in a new partnership

UK - Arla Foods has announced a new partnership with Yeo Valley, a family-owned farming and dairy company in England to strengthen position in organic dairy products in the UK. According to the company, the partnership will bring together the two companies which have established themselves as strong organic brands in milk, butter and cheese…

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate foam cups packaging by 2020

USA – Leading coffee and sweet goods retailer Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that it will eliminate all polystyrene foam cups from its global supply chain by 2020 as part of its sustainability commitments, eliminating up to 1 billion of such packs a year. The company, will commence the replacement initiative in its key US home…

International Dairy Foods Association recommends reform for dairy product manufacturing

US – The International Dairy Foods Association (IDA) has recommended areas for regulatory reform for dairy product manufacturing, claiming the current regulations are overly burdensome, out-dated and barriers to innovation. According to the association, it is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to modernize out-dated standards of identity for dairy products revise overly burdensome…

Arla Foods Ingredients acquires Argentinian dairy cooperative

ARGENTINA – Arla Food Ingredients, a subsidiary of dairy cooperative Arla has acquired 100% of the shares in Arla Foods Ingredients S.A (AFISA) to support the company’s ambition for market growth in South American region. Arla has bought the stake from the members of the Argentinian dairy cooperative SanCor who have agreed to sell their…

EU approves European Dairy Association guidance for ‘cheese as raw material’

EUROPE - The European Union has approved European Dairy Association (EDA) guidance for “cheese as raw material” towards the high safety and quality of cheese in the processing industry. It also approved the organization for the processed cheese sector, Assifonte’s “Good Manufacturing Practice Guidelines for Processed Cheese”- a major for food safety, consumer protection and…

RJ Corp keen to acquire more of PepsiCo India’s bottling operations

INDIA - Ravi Jaipuria, the promoter of RJ Corp, is keen to acquire PepsiCo’s bottling operations in India that his group doesn’t already own. “Whether PepsiCo wants to give us more is a call they have to take. We are keen. But it depends on them,” Jaipuria, promoter of the $1.6-billion diversified RJ Corp, said…

Givaudan invests in Active Beauty to reinforce its 2020 strategy

FRANCE – Givaudan has invested in Active Beauty and its metagenomics platform to boost its pioneering position in the microbiome market, as well as reinforce the company’s 2020 strategy commitment towards better services to the customers. According to the company, it remains committed to making strategic investments that will push the boundaries of scientific innovation…

Arla Foods invests US$644.1 million in a 2020 growth ambition

UK - Arla Foods board of directors have approved a US$644.1 million investment driven toward investing in new ventures, expanding and improving production capacity as well as innovative technology. Arla, as a cooperative philosophy, has developed a strategy where all of their earnings go back to the farmer since the company is farmer-owned therefore the…