Nestlé develops completely plant-based “bacon cheeseburger”

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé has developed new vegan alternatives to cheese and bacon, designed to complement its existing plant-based burger patties. This makes it the first food and beverage company to develop and produce all three […]

Hain Celestial sells two US brands to Hometown Food for US$15m

USA – The organic and natural products company, Hain Celestial has closed the sale of its Arrowhead Mills and SunSpire brands to Hometown Food Company in a US$15 million deal. The transaction includes the Arrowhead […]

Nestlé opens new US$22m juice manufacturing plant in Pakistan

PAKISTAN – Nestlé has inaugurated a new juice production plant in in Sheikhupura, Pakistan with an investment of US$22 million. The Nestle Fruita Vitals plant has a capacity of 24,000 units per hour and will […]

Indian frozen snacks maker Foods & Inns acquires Kusum Spices

INDIA – Foods & Inn, an Indian-based fruits processor and frozen snacks manufacturer has acquired Kusum Spices based in Mumbai for US$1.97 million (Rs 13.99 crore). Under the transaction, Foods & Inns will enter into […]

PE firm PIA Partners in talks to acquire Hain Celestial’s business in UK

UK – PAI Partners, a Paris- based private equity investor in the food industry is said to be in discussions for a possible acquisition of Hain Daniels Group, the UK arm of American food group […]

2 Sisters Food Group to close Pennine Foods factory in UK with 600 jobs at risk

UK – The 2 Sisters Food Group has unveiled plans of closing its Pennine Foods ready meal factory in Sheffield, UK in a strategic move to cut down investments in loss making units. The food […]

DuPont launches protective cultures for fermented plant-based foods

DENMARK –  DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has released new dairy-free protective cultures for plant-based fermented foods and beverages, which have the ability to extend shelf-life of products. The new cultures, Holdbac YM Vege, form the […]

Kraft Heinz partners with UFC to develop new protein-packed snack

USA – Kraft Heinz is teaming up with the UFC Performance Institute to launch a new P3 Portable Protein Pack as part of its existing line of products under the partnership. Developed for “active consumers […]

Germany plans to introduce NutriScore food labeling system

GERMANY – Germany plans to introduce a national voluntary food labeling scheme NutriScore in the coming year, that will be used to display the nutritional value of food. Despite the model attracting mixed reactions from […]

FDA launches new tool to help monitor food safety system

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a Food Safety Dashboard designed to track the impact of the seven foundational rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), measure the progress […]