Rwanda launches the fourth Agriculture Transformation Strategy that cost US$3.14m

RWANDA – Rwanda has launched the fourth Agriculture Transformation Strategy (PST4) that is designed to significantly increase farm productivity and promote value addition to food, for US$3.14 million (Rw2.7 trillion), AllAfrica reported. According to the […]

China’s growing protein meal demand will continue to drive soybean imports

CHINA – China’s oilseed consumption continues to grow, driving demand for increased oilseed imports and government support to expand oilseed production, according to GAIN. According to GAIN reports, the total oilseed consumption for 2018/19 is […]

Starbucks Corporation introduces Teavana as Chief Financial Officer to retire

USA – Starbucks Corporation, an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain, has announced that that Scott Maw, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is retiring effective Nov. 30, 2018. According to the company, it has already […]

Roha launches innovative solutions for stains on necks of beverage bottles

INDIA – India-based colors company, Roha, has launched an innovative solution to tackle the issue of neck ringing, the formation of the oily ring like stains on the necks of beverage bottles. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the […]

Nestle’s membership suspended for failure to submit palm oil sustainability report

ASIA – Nestle, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, had its membership of industry watchdog the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended as the Swiss food group when it failed to submit a […]

EFSA gives recommendations on risks posed by pesticides in infant food and drinks

EUROPE – The European Food Safety Authority, the agency of the European Union that provides independent scientific advice and communicates on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain, has made recommendations to further […]

Spur takes 51% stake in Nikos grill, seeks to expand restaurant portfolio

SOUTH AFRICA – The steakhouse franchise restaurant chain, Spur Corporation has acquired 51% stake in Nikos Coalgrill Greek chain, a brand that the company believes has the potential to expand to about 50 restaurants nationally […]