RSPO tightens standards to enhance palm oil sustainability

AFRICA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a palm oil industry watchdog, has introduced tougher rules to its members in the industry as it seeks to make the edible oil ‘greener’. RSPO says […]

Bunge Loders Croklaan opens new edible oils facility in China

CHINA – Bunge-owned edible oils business, Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has inaugurated a new edible oils processing facility in Xiamen, China. The facility expands BLC’s capability to deliver plant-based specialty oils and fats ingredients for […]

Surface Wilmar to support soya bean out grower schemes in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – Surface Wilmar, one of Zimbabwe’s leading edible oil manufacturers, has said that it has the capacity to finance local soya bean out-grower schemes to bolster production. Wilmar seeks to increase soybean production capacity […]

Bidco Africa Group’s chief executive Thiagarajan Ramamurthy retires

KENYA – Bidco Africa Group, one of the leading consumer goods manufacturer in Kenya, has announced the retirement of Thiagarajan Ramamurthy as the company’s chief executive officer. A statement made by company’s Chairman, Vimal Shah, […]

AAK launches new plant-based portfolio to meet global demand

SWEDEN – AAK, Sweden based producer of value-adding vegetable oils and fats has launched a new portfolio of tailor-made solutions to meet the growing demand for plant-based foods. Called AkoPlanet, the platform provides manufacturers with […]

FoodDrinkEurope welcomes adoption of new EU regulation on industrial trans fats

EUROPE – FoodDrinkEurope which represents Europe’s food and drink industry has welcomed the adoption of a new EU Regulation which sets a maximum limit on the use of industrial trans fats in foods. The new […]

Cargill launches mass balance model coatings and fillings in sustainable sourcing

USA – Cargill has expanded its sustainably sourced range with new coatings and fillings made with Rainforest Alliance Certified coconut oil sourced through a mass balance model. According to Cargill, the new range was developed […]

GEA secures deal with NADEC to build new olive oil mill in Saudi Arabia

ASIA – GEA Group, leading supplier of technology for the food processing industry has secured a contract deal with the National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC) to build and supply the industrial equipment for a large […]

AAK develops new flaked fats to enhance taste, texture and crust quality in pizza

SWEDEN – Specialty ingredients provider, AAK has developed a new range of flaked fats to help pizza manufacturers enhance taste and create high quality crust and texture in their products. The new range also offers […]