Barry Callebaut to build new global distribution center in Belgium

BELGIUM – Leading chocolate and cocoa producer, Barry Callebaut is set to build a new global distribution center in Lokeren, Belgium to increase logistical efficiencies in the market. The new facility will incorporate a low […]

AB InBev launches new recyclable polymer keg to extend beer freshness

BELGIUM – Global beer company, AB-InBev has launched a new, recyclable polymer keg capable of extending the freshness of beer compared to the traditional steel keg. The keg system called PureDraught can keep the beer […]

European Flour Millers elects Gary Sharkey as new President

EUROPE – The European Flour Millers has appointed Gary Sharkey as its new president for the next two years, according to a World Grain report. He succeeds Bernard Valluis who served the flour milling association […]

Carlsberg to open a new microbrewery at Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium

BELGIUM – Carlsberg has unveiled plans to reopen a new microbrewery at Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium after it was shuttered in 1798 after a fire outbreak during the French Revolution. The microbrewery, which will be […]

Cargill launches initiative for a sustainable red seaweed supply chain

BELGIUM – Agribusiness giant, Cargill has unveiled a new initiative called Red Seaweed Promise designed to enhance global supply chain traceability and transparency while conserving the environment. In addition to improving producers’ prosperity, the program […]

Belgium bans ‘religious’ Halal and Kosher slaughter practices

BELGIUM – Belgium has banned Halal and Kosher slaughter methods, traditional practices that involve animals killed without being stunned first, effective on New Year’s Day. Animal slaughter without pre-stunning was banned in the region of […]

FrieslandCampina considers closure of cheese production facility in Bree, Belgium

BELGIUM – Royal FrieslandCampina has said that it is investigating the possibility to close its mozzarella cheese production location in Bree, Belgium since the production facility ‘does not live up to the profitability expectations’. The […]

Cargill launches food starch sustainability program across Europe

BELGIUM – The global agribusiness major, Cargill has unveiled a farm-based program aimed at enhancing sustainability of food starch in waxy corn growing regions across Europe. Dubbed Waxy Corn Promise™, the program looks to leverage […]

AB InBev announces organisational and leadership restructuring with growth focus

BELGIUM – AB InBev has announced that it is restructuring its executive and organisational structure to bring more focus to the leadership level as a way of driving growth in the region. The brewer said […]

Greenyard reports US$35 million listeria-related product recall impact

BELGIUM – Belgian food company, Greenyard has reported that the first estimate on the financial impact from its recall of frozen products, potentially linked to an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in Europe, was […]