Brookside Dairy seeking general, production and technical managers

KENYA – The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited is seeking to hire a General Manager - Production, Production and Technical managers, technical operators and maintenance technicians. Reporting to Director Manufacturing, the General Manager will provide overall management and co-ordination of the production processes. He/She will be responsible for design and…

Canada to invest US$29m in crop research and innovation in 5 years

CANADA – The Canadian government has unveiled US$29.61 million (C$39.3 million) funding to enhance research and innovation in crops such as barley, wheat, diverse field crops and soybeans over the next five years. The funding is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and comprises industry contributions worth US$21.40 million for a total of US$51 million.…

Cargill lines up US$200m investment to grow business in Pakistan

ASIA – The global agricultural merchant, Cargill has announced plans to invest more than US$200 million in Pakistan to grow its food and agricultural business in the next three to five years. Planned investment will be carried out across agricultural trading, oilseeds crushing, edible oils, animal feed and dairy industries, which all are critcal in…

Nestle partners Danimer to develop biodegradable water bottle

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has announced a global partnership with Danimer Scientific, a Georgia based biopolymer manufacturer to collaboratively develop biodegradable plastic bottles for Nestle’s water business. Nestle will utilize Danimer’s PHA polymer Nodax™ (polyhydroxyalkanoates- PHA), used with other biopolymers to create a range of applications including biodegradable bottles. Nodax is a proven biodegradable alternative to…

Diageo unveils eight Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies

USA – The global multinational brewer, Diageo has partnered television network HBO to launch a limited-edition range of Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies. According to the company, the Game of Thrones Single Malt Whisky Collection has been launched to tide fans over during their wait for the eighth and final season of the show later this…

UK proposes restrictions on promotions of food high in sugar and fat

UK – The UK government has unveiled a campaign seeking views on its plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) by location and by price.  The consultation aims to reduce excessive eating and drinking of HFSS products that can lead to children becoming overweight and obese.…

Kenya’s Horticulture revenues hits US$ 1.257bn in ten months

KENYA – Kenya’s domestic horticulture has registered impressive performance after earning the country US$ 1.25 billion in 10 months to October 2018 an increase from full earnings for 2017 of US$1.13 billion, reports Business Daily According to Jane Ngigi, chief executive officer Kenya Horticulture Council, the enhanced earnings have been attributed to high standards of…

Bunge appoints Brian Zachman President of Global Risk Management

USA – The American agricultural and food trading company, Bunge Limited has named Brian Zachman as President of Global Risk Management, effective January 14, 2019. With the role that would possibly include managing an array of counterparty risks for efficiency, Zachman will report to the CEO of Bunge Limited and serve on the executive leadership…

Arla creates new organisation to drive innovation, appoints Senior VP to lead role

DENMARK – The Danish dairy cooperative, Arla Foods has created a new Product and Innovation division and appointed Lars Dalsgaard as new Senior Vice President to lead the organisation effective April 1, 2019. This is the dairy company’s approach to driving the innovation and product development capabilities. The company said the new company fit strengthens…

Kraft Heinz launches natural cheese from milk without artificial hormone

USA – The food and beverage company, Kraft Heinz has unveiled new Kraft Natural Cheese made with milk from cows raised without the artificial growth hormone rbST. The natural range includes shredded cheese, natural slices, blocks and snacking cheese, providing an endless offering which consumers who try to avoid added hormones in their food can…