Syngenta completes acquisition of COFCO’s Nidera Seeds

SWITZERLAND - Syngenta, an international company committed to growing the world’s food has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nidera Seeds, a key player in the South American seeds market. Nidera Seeds are a COFCO International’s wholly owned subsidiary and deals in proprietary brands in corn, sunflower, sorghum, soybeans and wheat, which had…

Kuantan Flour Mill enters into China for its starch, premix flour business

CHINA - Kuantan Flour Mills, Malaysia based flour company has unveiled plans to expand its starch and premix flour business into China through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shou Guang Tai Economic and Trade Coo Ltd (SGCT). The MoU stated that the two parties will either collaborate in running the business through a partnership…

Lesaffre acquires Alltech’s facility, expands yeast business

FRANCE - Lesaffre has acquired the Alltech’s yeast extract facility in Serbia as part of the company’s plan to expand into the health and nutrition business. The transaction concurs with Lesaffre’s objective to build a strong business while focusing on crop and animal nutrition. Lesaffre is using its 165 years’ experience and expertise in yeast…

FAO targets innovation, digitalization in a partnership to help farmers in developing countries

ITALY - FAO, a United Nation’s agency with exemplary efforts to fight hunger, has entered into a partnership with Spain’s Telefonica to unveil Internet of Things and Big Data to improve access to information related to climate and water management. The partnership involved an agreement signed between FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, and…

Kokomo Grain puts Tennessee facilities for sale, focus on Corn Belt

US - Kokomo Grains has offered three of its Tennessee manufacturing facilities located in Manchester, Decherd and Tullahoma for auction in a bid to focus its operations on the Eastern Corn Belt. The transaction involved three grain elevators with a capacity of 920,000 bushels. The company was also offering non-contingent offers on any combination of…

AFS receives Non-GMO Project verification for its caffeine ingredients

US - Applied Food Sciences, Inc has received Non-GMO Project verification for four of its caffeine ingredients allowing the use of organic caffeine into its products and brands. As an ingredient supplier, AFS is boosting its clean label which consumers are increasingly associating with natural, organic and non-genetically modified organism claims. AFS offers PurCaf organic…

Nutriati and PLT Health Solutions unveils gluten-free Artesa Chickpea Flour

US - Nutriati Inc., a producer of plant-based food products has partnered with PLT Health Solutions to introduce new gluten-free Artesa Chickpea flour in North America. Artesa Chickpea Flour was launched to expand the non-gluten free range of products at the same time offering great taste, flavor, quality and formulating functionally. The flour features a…

Mane Flavors unveils new range of marinades to quench thirst for Asian tastes

FRANCE - Mane, the fragrance and flavor industry based in France has launched a new range of marinades targeting the European consumers who are continuously developing a taste for Asian flavors. According to the company, the launch of the new range of marinades constitutes its idea in developing savory consumer food products and meet consumer…

Fairfax Meadow voluntarily recalls meat products after unannounced FSA inspection

UK - Fairfax Meadow, a supplier of meat products in the UK has called for a voluntary withdrawal of its meat products from a series of pubs, bars, hotel and restaurants after a surprise inspection visit by the Foods Standards Agency (FSA). FSA had made the unannounced inspection at its premises in England and Scotland…

Cargill plans on US$32m investment in its Temple turkey production facility

US - Cargill has made plans to make a US$32 million investment in its turkey production facility, where the officials hoped the city would be able to gobble up the economic benefits. According to Tim Loesch, Cargill communications director, the Temple facility at 251 Berger Road is currently designed to produce bulk turkey feed. The…