Tetra Pak partners Veolia to get all beverage carton components recycled by 2025

SWITZERLAND – Global food packaging company, Tetra Pak has partnered with global resource management company Veolia to enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union to be recycled by 2025. According to Tetra Pak, the average beverage carton comprises around 75% paperboard, 20% plastic and 5% aluminium foil, and the fibres…

FSSAI outlines new regulations that prohibits use of ‘natural’ on some food labels

INDIA – The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has laid down new regulations that requires food companies to use the word ‘natural’ only if the food labelled is natural. According to ET Retail report, manufacturers cannot claim a food to be natural if rather than washing, peeling, trimming and chilling, is subjected to…

Fonterra to reduce emissions by 25% at Brightwater site on boiler conversion

NEW ZEALAND– New Zealand’s largest dairy processors Fonterra aims to reduce its carbon footprint at its Brightwater milk processing plant after the site converted its boiler to co-fire with wood. The conversion of the boiler will slash the amount of coal used at the site and will cut carbon emissions at the site by around…

Ingredion launches its first Idea Lab innovation centre in Kenya

KENYA – The global ingredients solution provider, Ingredion Incorporated has launched a new state-of-the-art Idea Lab innovation centre in Nairobi, Kenya, the company’s first in the region. According to Ingredion, the centre seeks to deliver the much needed technical support and culinary know-how to customers across Eastern Africa. It is set to benefit food and…

French agricultural cooperative Agrial to acquire German dairy group Rotkappchen

GERMANY – The French agricultural cooperative and food-processor Agrial has agreed to acquire German dairy company Rotkappchen Peter Julich Group for an undisclosed sum. According to Agrial, the acquisition represents further fulfilment of the strategy of Eurial, the Dairy division of Agrial, focused on developing strong brands and important territorial entrenchment in Europe. The transaction…

Ferrero India slips into losses as profit in the year 2018 decline 17%

INDIA -  Kinder Joy chocolate maker Ferrero India has posted a 17% decline in profit with a net loss of US$12.26 million during the year ended March 2018. According to Economic Times report, this is the worst performance reported by the Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery since it entered the Indian market a…

Müller reduces sugar in Muller Corner brand by 9% with new yoghurt culture

UK– Dairy company Muller is set to reduce sugar by up to 9% and gain a creamier texture in its Müller Corner brands, thanks to its discovery of a new yogurt culture. This follows a rigorous research and development process, which involved access to more than 13,000 strains, Müller says it discovered that the combination…

Nestlé partners technology provider to increase nutritional awareness in East Africa

EAST AFRICA– Food and beverage company Nestlé has partnered Tembo Educationto deliver customised, nutrition-based curriculums to families across Kenya, through SMS and WhatsApp messages. The aim of the initiative is to help families provide their children with the best possible nutritional start in life by delivering information, tools and tips that could tackle malnutrition and…

Parmalat acquires Kraft Heinz’s Canadian natural cheese business for US$1.2b

CANADA – Kraft Heinz has announced that it has agreed to sell its Canadian natural cheese business to Parmalat for US$1.23 billion with the transaction expected to close in the first half of 2019, subject to regulatory review and approval. The agreement includes the sale of natural cheese brands Cracker Barrel, P’tit Quebec and aMOOza! in the Canadian market. As…

Nestle opens a new milk chilling centre in Sri Lanka to boost supply

INDIA – Nestle has opened a new milk collection centre in Sri Lanka to boost its manufacturing capacity for dairy products in the country. It also strengthens Nestle’s commitment to local sourcing in the region, where it supports approximately 20,000 Sri Lankan dairy farmers. According to the company, the new site is expected to benefit…