Emmi increases stake in Brazilian dairy company Laticínios Porto

BRAZIL – Swiss dairy processor, Emmi has increased its stake in the Brazilian dairy manufacturer Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio S.A from 40% to 70%. The acquisition which is subject to regulatory approval gives […]

Kellogg reorganises North American business with job losses on the line

USA – The Kellogg Company is planning to restructure its North American business as it looks to focus on certain product categories and increase operational efficiency. The company has said that it is expecting approximately […]

UK FSA indicates campylobacter contamination in British retail chicken

UK – The UK Food Safety Agency has released a new review showing level of campylobacter contamination in chickens from a number of UK major retailers. The figures indicated that 3.5% of chickens purchased from […]

Kemin’s new vision targets to reach 80% of the world by 2042

USA – Global ingredients manufacturer, Kemin Industries has unveiled its new global vision and logo, targeting to reach 80% of the global population with its products and services by 2042. Kemin says by 2042, when […]

Optimum Nutrition launches plant-based Nature Bites snack cakes

USA – Optimum Nutrition, a performance nutrition company owned by Glanbia has expanded its plant-based range with new Nature Bites snack cakes suitable for vegetarian diets. The new range is a protein-rich product catering to […]

Dangote’s NASCON Allied Industries Plc relocates operation to boost efficiencies

NIGERIA – NASCON Allied Industries Plc, a food processing company and subsidiary of Dangote Industries, has relocated some of its operations away from the Apapa area of Lagos to Oregun and Port Harcourt. The company engages […]

FMCG major Dabur aims to be a plastics waste free company by 2021

INDIA – India’s health and consumer products company, Dabur has set the ambitious goal to become a plastic waste free company by the end of March 2021. According to an ET Retail report, the company […]

Rwanda mulls bailing out major agro-processing firms to drive profitability

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has commissioned an assessment into the operations of agro-processing firms within the country as it weighs up options of saving struggling businesses. Preliminary information indicate that about 34 large […]

Dairy Crest launches lower calorie Cathedral City cheddar range

UK – UK-based dairy processor, Dairy Crest has launched a lower calorie version of its Cathedral City cheddar range in response to consumer demand for healthier food products. The new Cathedral City 82 is said […]

Givaudan strengthens global innovation with new US$120m center

SWITZERLAND – Global flavours and fragrances company, Givaudan has invested US$120.2 million (CHF 120 million) in a new flagship Innovation Centre in Kemptthal, Switzerland to accelerate global research and innovation. The center which was officially […]