UAE issues new labeling and licence regulations for dairy and beverages

ASIA- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) cabinet has issued regulations for the dairy, beverages and juice categories, requiring licencing of companies as well as proper labeling of the products to ensure conformity to standards. The […]

Industry pushback and violations derailing single-use plastic ban in India

INDIA- India has moved a stride further in promoting either a partial or complete ban on single-use plastics but the movement is derailed by lack of a proper enforcement strategy, violations of the law governing […]

UAE recalls frozen vegetables and fruit linked to listeria outbreak

ASIA- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will withdraw frozen vegetables and fruit products following a warning issued by the European Union on possible outbreak of listeriosis. The products […]

KH Roberts (KHR) launches new US$20m flavor innovation technologies facility

ASIA- KH Roberts (KHR), Singapore’s flavors and fragrance firm has marked its 50th anniversary with the launch of a new US$20m, 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility including administrative, global sales, R&D, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics. […]

Government partners with deans of agriculture to establish incubator centres in varsities

NIGERIA- The Federal ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigeria (ADAN) are establishing incubation centres across faculties of agriculture in Nigeria, reports the ANA. According to Chairperson of […]

Molson Coors partners with Canadian cannabis producer, The Hydropothecary Corporation

CANADA – Molson Coors Brewing Co., a multinational brewing company, has partnered with Canadian cannabis producer The Hydropothecary Corporation, to enter into a deal that will develop cannabis-infused beverages in Canada. According to the company, […]

Indian poultry firm Srinivasa Farms set for US$23 million IFC funding

INDIA – International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to make an equity investment of US$23 million (Rs 158 crore) in Srinivasa Farms Pvt. Ltd to help the Hyderabad-based poultry company expand its operations. According to VCircle, […]

UK Food and Drink Federation says manufacturers input prices to rise after Brexit

UK – The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published the second of its new quarterly business confidence surveys revealing that more than three-quarters of manufacturers expect input prices to rise in the remainder […]

Starbucks to form a strategic retail partnership with Alibaba

CHINA – Starbucks Coffee Company, a multinational coffee company, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., a Chinese multinational e-commerce company, have announced a strategic “New Retail” partnership to expand market service. According to Starbucks, the partnership […]

Recycling Partnership and PepsiCo Foundation to boost US residential recycling

USA – The PepsiCo Foundation and national non-profit The Recycling Partnership, have announced the launch of “All In On Recycling” — the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the […]