Ethiopia Trade Ministry to fashion the National Laboratory with equipment worth US$5m

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Trade Ministry will be equipping the National Laboratory with Laboratory equipment worth US$5m to be procured with financial support from the World Bank. The equipment will be used for standardisation, accreditation and […]

Ghana Cocoa Board unveils accredited Quality Control Company Laboratory

GHANA – Quality Control Company (QCC), a subsidiary of Ghana cocoa Board has launched its QCC laboratory accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), for inspection of cocoa activities […]

Multivac’s Joachim Boekstegers to step down, new co-CEOs to take over

GERMANY – Packaging solutions provider, Multivac Group has announced that company CEO Hans-Joachim Boekstegers will be stepping down from the company effective 1 January 2020. He will be replaced by his director colleagues, Christian Traumann […]

Ardagh Group adds copper colored range to aluminium cans

IRELAND – Irish metal and glass products producer, Ardagh Group has added copper colour to its range of coloured tabs and shells for cans. The eye-catching copper tone brings a beautiful finish to the can, […]

Natural, clean label and healthier options driving flavor developments

NETHERLANDS – New flavor development and innovations are largely driven by growing interest in natural, clean label and healthier options, according to July 2019 Innova Market Insights report. Global flavor developments in food and beverage […]

Cargill’s new initiative to reduce greenhouse gases across beef supply chain

USA – Cargill has launched BeefUp Sustainability, an initiative committed to achieving a 30% greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity reduction across its North American beef supply chain by 2030. The initiative will focus on four areas: […]

ADM names new President of North America Flour Milling

USA – The global agribusiness giant, Archer Daniels Midland Company has named Kevin Like president, North America Flour Milling. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of the company’s flour milling businesses in the […]

UK unveils sustainable packaging fund with an eye on plant materials

UK – The UK government has launched plans to invest into fighting single-use plastics by developing sustainable packaging solutions including use of plant-based materials. As part of the development, businesses are expected to invest up […]

Barry Callebaut breaks ground on new chocolate factory in India

INDIA – Barry Callebaut has started construction of a new greenfield chocolate factory in Baramati, India, expanding its chocolate and cocoa products offerings in the market. The 20,000 m2 facility, said to be the company’s […]

BASF joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

GERMANY – German chemical and agribusiness company, BASF has joined the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) as a sponsoring partner. As a sponsor, BASF will participate in IWGSC-led projects and activities including development of […]