Arla to move some production to newly acquired Middle East site

DENMARK – Arla Foods has announced that it has reached a decision to move certain processed cheese and sterilized cream production from three of its sites to the newly acquired site in Bahrain, the Middle […]

FDA proposes training guidance to help ensure the safety of produce

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a new draft guidance that aims to facilitate training options for industry to help ensure the safety of produce. The new guidance will help farmers […]

Orkla appoints Jaan Ivar Semlitsch as new President and CEO

NORWAY – Orkla, the Norwegian branded consumer goods conglomerate has appointed Jaan Ivar Semlitsch as the firm’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 December. He succeeds Peter A. Ruzicka, who left the […]

AAK launches new plant-based portfolio to meet global demand

SWEDEN – AAK, Sweden based producer of value-adding vegetable oils and fats has launched a new portfolio of tailor-made solutions to meet the growing demand for plant-based foods. Called AkoPlanet, the platform provides manufacturers with […]

COFCO’s research institute partners Chinese venture fund Bits x Bites

CHINA – COFCO’s Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) has announced that it has signed a partnership with Chinese food tech venture capital fund Bits x Bites, reports World Grain. COFCO said its goal is […]

Efficient and harmonised food regulatory systems key to growth of food industry – AFMASS EA delegates

KENYA – Stakeholders in the food industry have underscored the importance of harmonised and efficient food safety regulatory systems towards realising growth of the sector. Speaking during a three day conference which brought together food […]

Kenya lifts ban on Uganda poultry products, eyes wider dairy market

KENYA – Kenya has lifted the ban on poultry and poultry products from Uganda that was imposed two years ago following the outbreak of viral influenza disease in Uganda. Harry Kimutai, Parmanent Secretary in Livestock […]

German government injects US$2.25m in Nigeria’s rice production initiative

NIGERIA – The German government, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has provided US$2.25 million for the implementation of the second phase of the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) in Nigeria. Mr […]

Ghana’s National Food Company to expand storage capacity by 80,000 tonnes

GHANA – The National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO) has unveiled that it is set to construct storage facilities with a total capacity of 80,000 tonnes as part of its efforts of shoring up the […]

Zimbabwe signs US$100m agriculture mechanisation deal to boost sector

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has entered into an agriculture mechanisation deal with Belarus and John Deere, manufacturer of agriculture equipment, valued at US$100 million. Under the agreement, the two will supply agriculture mechanisation […]