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 […]

Unilever unveils wrapper-less ice cream multipack to tackle plastic waste

UK – Unilever has launched new wrapper-less multipack for ice cream, Solero Organic Peach to reduce plastic use in the home. The new pack uses 35% less plastic compared to the original pack and is […]

Mondelez invests US$6m in UK research and development center

UK – Mondelez International is investing US$6 million at its Reading Science Centre in the UK to accelerate research and development of new products for various markets. Serving over 150 countries, the investment will support […]

Cormart Nigeria inaugurates caramel plant to boost production capabilities

NIGERIA – Cormart Nigeria, a chemicals and raw materials company, has commissioned a new caramel plant to boost supply to the food and beverage sector. The plant, located at its factory in the Lagos, has […]

Stock exchange suspends Tongaat Hulett listing awaiting financial probe

SOUTH AFRICA – The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has suspended South Africa’s diversified agribusiness firm, Tongaat Hulett’s shares from the bourse as well as the London Stock Exchange, where the company has a secondary listing. […]

Kenya’s Sony Sugar seeks US$4m to revitalise operations as production declines marginally

KENYA – The Sony Sugar Company, a state–owned sugar milling firm, is seeking US$4 million (KShs400 million) to turn around the company’s fortunes after plunging into financial problems resulting to 45% decline in production. The […]

Ben & Jerry’s to launch cannabis infused ice cream on FDA legalization

USA – Unilever-owned ice cream and dairy brand, Ben & Jerry’s has announced that it is exploring the cannabidiol space and may launch CBD-infused ice cream in the market if the proposal for its legalization […]

Ultra-processed food: ice cream, pizza, bacon linked to early death

WORLD – New research published by The British Medical Journal suggests that ultra-processed foods such as sugary cereals and ready meals are linked to cardiovascular disease and early death. The research carried out in two […]

Ben & Jerry’s unveils new raspberry sorbet with lemonade swirl in US

USA – Unilever owned Ben & Jerry’s has released a new raspberry sorbet with lemonade swirl to offer US consumers with a fruity, refreshing and frozen dessert. The limited-batch pint features raspberry sorbet with an […]

Ferrero to acquire majority stake in Spanish ice cream company ICFC

SPAIN – Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products manufacturer, Ferrero has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Ice Cream Factory Comaker (ICFC), a Spanish ice cream manufacturer. Ferrero […]