China to overtake US as the world’s largest grocery market by 2023

CHINA – China is set to become the world’s largest grocery market by 2023 in value terms, overtaking the US which has been benefiting from a strengthening economy. According to the latest statistics from international […]

Nestle launches Materna Opti-Lac to support breastfeeding in lactating mothers

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has launched a new product called MATERNA Opti-Lac to support and protect lactating mothers from risks associated with breastfeeding. The probiotic solution will help them reduce the risk of breast pain and […]

Symrise’s Diana Food opens R&D facility in Canada to drive innovation

CANADA – Diana Food, the nutrition and wellness division of Symrise has opened a new research & development facility in Quebec, Canada to promote innovation in consumer nutrition and well-being solutions. The new center will […]

Barentz forms joint venture with Dutch ingredients company TasteStrik

NETHERLANDS – Barentz International B.V., a leading supplier of ingredients for the food and nutrition industry has formed a joint venture with the Dutch family business, TasteStrik. The joint venture supports Barentz’ strategy of offering […]

FSSAI proposes ban on junk food advertisements in and around schools

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has proposed a ban on junk food advertisements in and around school premises to protect school children from junk foods and unhealthy eating. This is […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s metal detector meets ‘gold standard’ requirement

UK – Thermo Fisher Scientific, an American biotechnology product development company has unveiled its latest metal detection technology which has met stringent standards set by UK leading retailer Marks & Spencer. The “gold standard” requirements […]

Uber Eats to begin testing food delivery by drone in the US

USA – Uber Eats, the online food ordering and delivery platform by Uber has said that it would start testing food delivery by drone in the region of San Diego, California as it ramps up […]

EFSA recommends maximum permitted levels of phosphates in food

EUROPE – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended the introduction of maximum permitted levels of phosphates used as additives in food supplements. The EFSA has warned that estimated total intake of phosphates from […]

Industry giants launch plastics credit scheme to tackle pollution

SPAIN – Global food and beverage industry players including Tetra Pak, Nestlé, and Danone have founded The 3R Initiative aimed at accelerating ways of reducing plastic waste and pollution. Under the initiative, the companies will […]

AAK launches anti-blooming agent to boost shelf-life in chocolates

SWEDEN – AAK has launched cocoa butter-based anti-blooming agent COBAO Pure, which delays migration and heat-related bloom in chocolates. The new cocoa butter product increases the shelf-life of chocolates with between 50% to 400% by […]