Fast-food franchise Subway to open four more outlets in Kenya

KENYA - The American privately held sandwiches and salads restaurant chain has said it is looking to open four additional branches in the Kenyan capital Nairobi where an appetite for fast-foods is significantly increasing, reported Business Daily. Subway through Liberty Eagle Holdings, the Africa franchise holder of the fast-food brand, is embarking on a growth…

Zomato expands operations to 7 more cities as India forms its largest focus market

INDIA - Restaurant service and online delivery platform Zomato said it is expanding operations to seven more cities in tier II region with India forming its largest focus market in growth plan. According to an article in the ETRetail, Zomato has gained a strong foothold in both tier II and tier III cities and this…

Fertilizer major partners Spain firm to venture into food processing with US$46m plant

INDIA - Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has formed a joint venture with Spanish frozen vegetables business Congelados De Navarra with US$46.7mn investment to set up a food processing facility in Ludhiana, Punjab. This marks an entry into food processing for the fertilizer major, set to benefit from Congelados De Navarra’s individually quick frozen…

Anti-Profiteering agency questions Subway, KFC and Pizza Hut on tax cuts

INDIA - The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAPA) has questioned Subway, Yum Restaurants owned Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for not fully passing on cuts in goods and services tax (GST) rates to consumers. The fast food restaurants were indicated to have impartially adhered to lower GST rates by passing tax cuts on select…

Dutch meat alternatives innovator debuts plant-based smoked sausages

NETHERLANDS - Dutch meat alternatives innovator, The Vegetarian Butcher, has been working on a plant-based smoked sausage with a traditional taste for the past seven years. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the aim was to create a product that would taste great, even for typical meat eaters. The plant-based food market is growing at double-digit rates and…

Tyson Foods agrees to sell Pizza Crust business to Peak Rock Capital

USA - Tyson Foods, an American multinational corporation, has reached an agreement to sell its pizza crust business to an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital. According to the company, the sale includes TNT Crust, a business founded in 1981 that produces partially-baked and self-rising pizza crusts for frozen pizza manufacturers and foodservice…

UAE issues new labeling and licence regulations for dairy and beverages

ASIA- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) cabinet has issued regulations for the dairy, beverages and juice categories, requiring licencing of companies as well as proper labeling of the products to ensure conformity to standards. The two regulations cover the UAE regulatory system for the monitoring of milk and dairy products, and on the monitoring of…

UAE recalls frozen vegetables and fruit linked to listeria outbreak

ASIA- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will withdraw frozen vegetables and fruit products following a warning issued by the European Union on possible outbreak of listeriosis. The products were produced by Greenyard Frozen Company, a Belgium-based fresh, frozen and prepared fruit and vegetables firm. The nine items on…

Greencore Group appoints Anton Vincent as new CEO

USA - Greencore Group plc, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods, has announced the appointment of Anton Vincent as CEO of Greencore USA, a subsidiary of UK-listed Greencore plc. The company currently supplies a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods to the leading retail and food service customers in the UK and…