Ardent Mills expands specialty grains capabilities at Denver mill in US

USA - North America's leading flour supplier, Ardent Mills has unveiled plans to expand flour milling and production capabilities at its Denver mill in the United States. In addition to flour milling, the company will clean and pack intact grains, pearl barley and dehull heirloom grains like emmer, einkorn and spelt, according to World Grain…

Food majors sign on WWF’s new activation hub to tackle plastic waste

SWITZERLAND - The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has launched a new activation hub called ReSource: Plastic that aims to offer guidelines in tackling plastic waste and pollution across the globe. Global food and beverage manufacturers including Keurig Dr Pepper, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Tetra Pak and The Coca-Cola Company are among the companies that have signed on…

Unilever’s Graze introduces Wow Bakes range of oat-based snacks

UK - Graze, the UK-based snack brand owned by Unilever, is launching a new oat-based snack line that contains under 100 calories per serving. Called Wow Bakes, the range will be available in four flavours: chocolate sea salt, honeycomb crumble, sticky toffee and lemon drizzle. Graze said the wholegrain products have been created in response…

Global food firms commit to phase out industrial transfats by 2023

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverage companies and members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have pledged to phase out industrially produced trans-fat from the global food supply by 2023. The twelve food and beverage giants have agreed to adopt enhanced worldwide commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fats (iTFAs) from their…

Corbion launches clean-label conditioner for high quality tortillas

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch food and biochemicals company, Corbion has unveiled new tortilla conditioner that improves the quality of tortillas while meeting the need for cleaner ingredient label. Called Tortilla Suave CL, the new range delivers high-end functionality without relying on conventional dough improvers. It can be added on top of existing tortilla formulas to…

2 Sisters expands Fox’s cookie range with new hazelnut and raspberry flavor

UK – 2 Sisters has added a new cookie variant under the Fox’s Biscuit range, as it looks to engage UK consumers with ‘indulgent’ cookie flavors. The company said the extremely chocolatey dark chocolate, raspberry and hazelnut cookie is a blend of indulgence flavor combinations and textures. It joins four other cookies in the Chunkie…

Olam to acquire Dangote Flour Mills for US$361m, strengthens Africa footprint

NIGERIA – Global food and agribusiness giant, Olam International has announced that it has submitted a binding offer to acquire Dangote Flour Mills (DFM), Nigeria’s leading wheat milling company for US$361 million (NGN 130 billion). The transaction includes five flour and pasta production facilities operated by DFM as well as its logistics capabilities including access…

Lesaffre opens new baking center in Austria dedicated to industrial customers

EUROPE – The French yeast manufacturer, Lesaffre has inaugurated a new Baking Center dedicated to serving industrial customers in the baking industry in Austria. The company said the center will mainly focus on development of new products and processes to meet the growing demand for novel ingredients in the baking industry. It further expands its…

Orkla Food acquires Swedish supplier of bakery ingredients Zeelandia

SWEDEN – Orkla Food Ingredients has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Zeelandia Sweden AB, a manufacturer and supplier of margarine and other edible fats in Sweden. Zeelandia distributes food products including shortening, table oils, margarine, vegetable oils, bakery ingredients and other edible fats and oils in Sweden and exports to…

Kellogg to sell cookies and snack brand businesses to Ferrero for US$1.3b

USA - Kellogg Company has announced that it has agreed to sell selected cookies business and a range of fruit and fruit-flavored snacks, pie crusts, and ice cream brands to Ferrero Group in a cash transaction valued at US$1.3 billion (€1.16 billion). The transaction also includes brands and assets primarily related to the businesses which…