County governments in Kenya invest in cash crop production and trade

KENYA – Kericho County Government is planning to set up a tea factory in the coming financial year, a project that will cost KSh150 million (US$1.5m) in Kenyan’s western region. Alongside the factory project, the […]

Rebel Kitchen to merge with Nurture Brands to broaden the plant-based business

UK – Rebel Kitchen, one of the leading plant-based food and drink producers in the UK will be merging with Nurture Brands to create as the company’s seek to create UK’s leading plant based business. […]

ICL plans US$20m investment to expand its presence in alternative meat market

ISRAEL – Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company announced that it is planning to invest about US$20 million to expand its capabilities in the fast growing meat substitutes […]

FBRA appoints Lucia Onaghise as Executive Secretary to deepen commitment towards a sustainable recycling economy

NIGERIA – The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), a self-regulatory initiative for the recycling of used food and beverage packaging waste, has appointed Agharese Lucia Onaghise, as the Executive Secretary of the Alliance to […]

FDA approves use of genetically modified cotton as human food source

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration has green-lighted the use of a genetically modified cottonseed developed by Texas A&M University scientists to be used for human consumption. For the past 25years, the scientists […]

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria drafts policy on recycling of plastic waste

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in partnership with stakeholders in food industry have drafted a national policy on lifecycle of plastics with recycling of plastic waste, waiting approval by the relevant government […]

Nestle joins multi-stakeholder initiative to enhance innovation in food and nutrition

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has joined forces with stakeholders in the industry in the creation of a new initiative dubbed “Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley” that seeks to develop and promote a global innovation ecosystem on […]

Lycored launches new HueFinder online color matching tool

ISRAEL – Lycored, a producer of lycopene-based colour and taste-enhancing ingredients for food and beverages, has launched the HueFinder, a colour matching tool to help manufacturers find the perfect hue for their products. The company […]