Chobani debuts new oat-based products and natural dairy creamers

USA – Chobani, America’s leading Greek yogurt brand is launching an entire platform of batch-made oat-based drinks and cultured oat blends, as well as dairy-based creamers, in what the company described as its biggest expansion […]

USDA announces intent to ensure adequate sugar supply as production estimates decline

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it fully intends to take appropriate actions to ensure an adequate supply of sugar to the US market. In the recent past, prospects for […]

DSM to acquire specialty dairy solutions provider CSK Food Enrichment for €150m

NETHERLANDS – Global bio-sciences company, Royal DSM has reached an agreement to acquire specialty dairy solutions provider Koninklijke CSK Food Enrichment in a cash consideration of about €150 million (approximately US$166 million). DSM said that […]

Italian beverage company Campari Group in talks to buy French distributor

ITALY – Italian drinks company, Campari Group has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire its current French distributor Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Distribution. The distributor is currently fully owned by Baron Philippe de Rothschild. […]

Vietnamese yellowfin tuna supplier to recall products linked to scombrotoxin fish poisoning

USA – Truong Phu Xanh, a Vietnamese firm supplying yellowfin tuna fish is to initiate a voluntary recall of all its yellowfin tuna sold in the US after investigations linked scombrotoxin fish poisoning to the […]

Australia approves US$980m takeover of formula maker Bellamy’s by Mengniu

AUSTRALIA – The Australian government has conditionally approved the A$1.43 billion (US$980.27 million) takeover of organic infant formula producer, Bellamy’s by its Chinese peer, Mengniu Dairy. Among the conditions imposed to keep the company tied […]

Malawi receives US$4.4m boost from Norway to strengthen agricultural research

MALAWI – The Norwegian Government acting through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has injected an additional US$4.4 million (about K3.2 billion) towards the Malawi Second Agriculture Sector Wide Approach Support Project (ASWAp SP II). The […]

Nestle, Carrefour expand blockchain traceability platfrom to infant formulas

FRANCE – Nestlé and French multinational retailer, Carrefour have agreed to extend the IBM Food Trust platform into infant formula products, after successfully applying the blockchain technology on mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Nestlé and […]

Cargill-DSM joint venture starts commercial-scale production of EverSweet stevia sweetener

USA – Avansya, the joint venture between Cargill and Royal DSM, has started production of stevia sweeteners at the new US$50 million commercial-scale fermentation facility in Blair, Nebraska, US. The 10,000 square-foot stevia sweetener fermentation […]

AAK opens new Customer Innovation Center in California

USA – AAK USA, a leading manufacturer of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, has opened a new Customer Innovation Center in Richmond, California. The facililty supports co-development work with multiple industry segment-focused labs and houses […]