Human errors involved in managing contaminated Lactalis’ baby milk

FRANCE - French retailers have blamed human errors to be involved in managing the contaminated Lactalis baby milk, a position they have defended concerning the Lactalis baby milk scandal. The retailers, who included representatives from Carrefour, Casino, Leclerc, Intermarché, Auchan, Système U and Cora said that despite Lactalis’ move to recall its baby milk, they…

Retailers say they continued to receive Lactalis baby milk after recall

FRANCE - French retailers, defending their role in a contaminated baby milk scandal on Wednesday, said they had received products after the recall deadline and that communication by dairy producer Lactalis was confusing. Lactalis, one of the world's largest dairy groups, recalled 12 million tins in France and around the world after babies were taken…

Lesaffre acquires Alltech’s facility, expands yeast business

FRANCE - Lesaffre has acquired the Alltech’s yeast extract facility in Serbia as part of the company’s plan to expand into the health and nutrition business. The transaction concurs with Lesaffre’s objective to build a strong business while focusing on crop and animal nutrition. Lesaffre is using its 165 years’ experience and expertise in yeast…

Mane Flavors unveils new range of marinades to quench thirst for Asian tastes

FRANCE - Mane, the fragrance and flavor industry based in France has launched a new range of marinades targeting the European consumers who are continuously developing a taste for Asian flavors. According to the company, the launch of the new range of marinades constitutes its idea in developing savory consumer food products and meet consumer…

Danone adds skyr yogurts to its Light& Free range

FRANCE - Danone has announced that it will be launching two flavors of Icelandic-style skyr yogurt- blueberry blast and raspberry razzle flavors- to its light and free range on March 5, 2018 to expand its product portfolio. According to the company, real fruits are used to give the yogurts a natural flavor, offering convenience and…

Fermentalg acquires portfolio of omega 3 production in another patent

FRANCE - Fermentalg, a microalgae supplier based in France has received another patent to engage in production and commercialization of omega 3 offering it a strong position in technology. The company has also invested in a number of microalgae strains to add to 2,000 strains it already has, establishing a strong business view in several…

Naturex signs agreement with Cura for innovative Koji fermented minerals

FRANCE - Naturex has entered into an agreement with Cura Global Health Inc. to ensure that their customers in the dietary supplement and functional food markets are supplied with innovative Koji fermented minerals solutions. The agreement was made via Naturex’s Innovation program (Ingenium) launched in 2016 to source innovative ideas through partnerships with new start-up…

Givaudan invests in Active Beauty to reinforce its 2020 strategy

FRANCE – Givaudan has invested in Active Beauty and its metagenomics platform to boost its pioneering position in the microbiome market, as well as reinforce the company’s 2020 strategy commitment towards better services to the customers. According to the company, it remains committed to making strategic investments that will push the boundaries of scientific innovation…