DSM underscores need for fortification in malnutrition at Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding

COTE D’IVOIRE - DSM Human Health and Nutrition has emphasized on the need for fortification as a solution to help overcome the challenge of malnutrition especially among children. Speaking in a panel at the Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, the company strongly recommended innovative fortification solutions as safe and cost-effective…

Cadbury Nigeria sustains growth momentum, names Ogaga Ologe as Finance Director

NIGERIA - Cadbury Nigeria Plc, the Mondelez International’s snack and confectionery arm in Nigeria, reported growth in net earnings by 174% to US$2.27 million during its 2018 financial year. The confectionery and food drinks manufacturer has continued to post remarkable performance on the back of rising sales which grew 9% to US$99.22 million up from…

Veolia and LEON pilot deposit return scheme to enhance recycling in UK

UK – The European recycling group, Veolia and UK-based restaurant chain LEON have partnered to trial a deposit return scheme in the UK to promote on-the-go recycling. The two have unveiled a reverse vending machine designed to accept plastic bottles and aluminium cans at King’s Cross in central London, UK. The pilot will run for…

FDA advances implementation of agric water requirements for produce safety

USA – The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has announced that it is advancing new tools and science for implementing agricultural water requirements for produce safety. The agency has said the additional initiatives are meant to ensure the feasibility of federal requirements and incorporate lessons learned from recent outbreaks related to Romaine…

DSM sets new science-based reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions

NETHERLANDS – The global bioscience company, Royal DSM has announced new sustainability commitments that aims to reduce 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions from direct production and purchased energy by 2030. The new targets are part of the company’s strategy to deliver science-based, sustainable and scalable solutions that face up to the challenges brought by…

Givaudan funds University of California to enhance citrus biodiversity and research

USA – The global flavors and fragrances company, Givaudan and the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have strengthened their long-term collaboration which looks to enhance citrus biodiversity and research. Givaudan has donated US$3.5 million to the UCR to support its Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most extensive citrus diversity collections for future research,…

2 Sisters completes sale of Green Isle Brands and frozen foods business

UK – 2 Sisters Food Group has announced that it has completed the sale of its Green Isle Brands and Donegal catch frozen foods business to a consortium of investors for an undisclosed sum. The company said the transaction strengthens its balance sheet and reinforces its commitment to its core strategy and key operations. The…

Orkla opens new office headquarters to house its business units in Norway

NORWAY – Leading Norwegian consumer goods company, Orkla has moved its headquarters to a new building in Oslo, Norway where it will house all its business units in Norway. The new offices were inaugurated by Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen and will be a workplace of more than 900 Orkla employees. The…

Carrefour applies blockchain technology for a traceable milk supply chain

FRANCE – The French multinational retailer, Carrefour has announced that it is using blockchain technology for its products to ensure a transparent and traceable milk supply chain. The technology will enable consumers trace information about the source of its milk products, thus building confidence across the entire supply chain. The company said that it will…

General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture on farms by reducing greenhouse gases

USA – Consumer goods and grain trading merchant, General Mills has committed to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030, with a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program focuses on addressing soil health, biodiversity, farmer economic resilience and climate change targeting to alleviate the impact of the global…