Glanbia Nutritionals acquires US premix and ingredient distributor Watson

USA - Glanbia Nutritionals, a nutritional subsidiary of Glanbia Plc has acquired Watson Inc., a US based supplier of nutrient premixes and ingredients for the food industry. For Glanbia, the deal whose transaction remains undisclosed strengthens its capabilities in micro-encapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying and edible film technologies. It also cements its leadership in superior…

tna inaugurates new middle east office and training hub in Dubai

DUBAI – Processing and packaging equipment manufacturer, tna has opened a new office and training facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, expanding its services in the Middle East. The new Middle East hub will serve food manufacturers in the region with integrated processing and packaging solutions to meet their everyday applications in food. Customers are…

IFF acquires The Additive Advantage to expand taste delivery capabilities

USA - International Flavors & Fragrances has acquired The Additive Advantage (TAA), a US based novel technologies company to expand its innovation capabilities in scent, taste and active ingredients. IFF, which is world leading flavors and fragrances company is looking to leverage on TAA’s expertise in developing novel technologies with diverse capabilities that span applications…

Cargill invests US$22.5m in Netherlands starch production facility

NETHERLANDS – Grain and agricultural giant, Cargill is investing US$22.5 million in its starch facility in Sas Van Gent, The Netherlands to serve more customers with quality starches. It involves the construction of a new building and the installation of two new roll dryers in the Sas Van Gent production facility. The plant will be…

Chr. Hansen unveils new sweet potato natural red color alternative

DENMARK – Global bioscience company, Chr. Hansen has unveiled the Hansen sweet potato™, a natural red color alternative to carmine and synthetic reds to satisfy discerning consumers. The new vegetable variety from Ipomoea batatas was developed using traditional breeding methods to create the long-sought after vibrant, natural red color for use in food and beverage…

Givaudan partners Israeli incubator The Kitchen to drive food innovation

ISRAEL – World’s leading flavor and fragrances company, Givaudan has partnered with the Israeli-based technology incubator owned by the Strauss Group, to accelerate innovation in the food sector. According to Givaudan, the partnership will enable expand its innovation ecosystem further by connecting with Israel-based food entrepreneurs who are contributing to the creation of healthier and…

Sealed Air acquires MGM’s flexible packaging business in the Philippines

ASIA – US food packaging company, Sealed Air has acquired the Philippines based producer of flexible packaging, MGM Food and Commodities Corp for an undisclosed amount. With the transaction, expected to close in April, Sealed Air plans to leverage MGM’s expertise to expand its printing and lamination capabilities and better serve customers throughout the Asia…

VTB Bank to acquire grain terminal from Novorossiysk Commercial in Russia

RUSSIA - VTB Bank, one of the leading universal banks of Russia has reached an agreement to acquire a grain terminal from Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NSCP), a leading commercial sea port operator for an undisclosed sum. The deal will enable the VTB bank have more control over Russia’s main deep-sea grain export hub. The…

CBH Group expands grain storage capacity in Chadwick after US$11.4m investment

AUSTRALIA - The CBH Group has said that it has expanded its Chadwick grain receival site near Esperance after completing the US$11.4 million investment across its network. The company has added 80,000 tonnes of new permanent storage at the facility, expanding its capabilities in handling, marketing and processing grain while reaching its customers with better…

Brenntag Canada partners BI Nutraceuticals to expand ingredients portfolio

CANADA – The American food ingredients supplier, BI Nutraceuticals (BI) has partnered with Brenntag Canada Inc, a leading chemical distribution company as it looks to strengthen its portfolio in Canada. According to the companies, the partnership, set to be effective starting March 1, 2019 will allow Brenntag to widen its portfolio to include ingredients that…