Zimbabwe bans direct sales of maize to regulate trade amid dwindling production

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has banned the buying and selling of corn between private individuals and companies, and will only allow state owned Grain Marketing Board to be the sole buyer of commodity. […]

Ghana launches initiative to develop livestock industry

GHANA – Ghana has launched the ‘Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ) campaign, another module of the government’s flagship programme “Planting for Food and Jobs” aimed at developing livestock industry. Speaking during the launch of […]

Ben & Jerry’s unveils new raspberry sorbet with lemonade swirl in US

USA – Unilever owned Ben & Jerry’s has released a new raspberry sorbet with lemonade swirl to offer US consumers with a fruity, refreshing and frozen dessert. The limited-batch pint features raspberry sorbet with an […]

Food majors sign on WWF’s new activation hub to tackle plastic waste

SWITZERLAND – The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has launched a new activation hub called ReSource: Plastic that aims to offer guidelines in tackling plastic waste and pollution across the globe. Global food and beverage manufacturers […]

Amcor develops ‘glass-like’ PET bottles for transparent dairy packaging

USA – Global packaging company, Amcor has developed ‘glass-look-a-like’ clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles to address the growing demand for transparent dairy packaging in Latin America. The first company to adopt the new packaging was […]

Barry Callebaut achieves traceability of a third of its global cocoa volume

SWITZERLAND – The Swiss cocoa and chocolate company, Barry Callebaut has said that it has established traceability for a third of its global cocoa volume, bringing it closer to achieving its ambitious cocoa sustainability goals. […]

Global wine production on record high, Italy remains largest producer

WORLD – Global wine production reached record high level at 292.3MHL (millions of hectolitres) in 2018 as Italy remains the world’s largest producer, according to recent report by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine […]

ADM Wild expands natural colors range with new micronized powders

USA – Leading ingredients supplier, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has launched new micronized color powders made from coloring foodstuffs and paprika extract, expanding its WILD Rainbow Range. The new micronized color powders are made […]

Nestle and Carrefour partner to offer full brand traceability using blockchain

FRANCE – Nestle and the French retail giant, Carrefour have partnered to use blockchain technology to offer full traceability of famous mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Customers in France will be able to have full […]

JBS opens new US$20m food innovation center in Colorado, US

USA – Brazilian meat processor, JBS USA has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art food innovation center in Colorado, the United States reinforcing its capabilities in global innovation. Located at Colorado State University (CSU) campus, the new […]