Israel firm Yofix unveils clean-label, plant-based yogurt alternative

ISRAEL – Israel based plant-based food startup, Yofix Probiotic Ltd has launched its first dairy-free, soy-free yogurt alternative line, expanding its plant-based food and drinks platform. The new line produces three fruit flavors made from natural ingredients using zero-waste process that involves fermentation. According to the company, the product utilizes live probiotic cultures and prebiotic…

IFF partners France’s Aryballe on digital odor-sensing technology

USA – The International Flavors & Fragrances Inc and the digital olfaction technology based firm, Aryballe have announced a new collaborative partnership to develop odor-sensing and quality control applications. IFF will utilize the flavor and fragrance capabilities and applications of the Grenoble, France based manufacturer of bio-inspired sensors enabling applications in digital olfaction. The partnership will focus…

Chobani launches coconut-based product alternatives to dairy in US

USA -The American dairy processor, Chobani is set to launch nine coconut-based products in the United States as it expands portfolio from the processed dairy range. The plant-based dairy alternatives consist of single-serve cups available in blueberry, peach, slightly sweet plain, strawberry, and vanilla flavours and single-serve drinks, with four variants available: mango, slightly sweet…

Kroger and Microsoft partner to pilot ‘connected’ grocery store technology

USA – The American grocery retailer, Kroger has partnered with the multinational technology company, Microsoft to introduce digital solutions and experience for the retail industry. Through Kroger Technology products, powered by Microsoft Azure, the retailer's preferred cloud platform for Retail as a Service (RaaS), the two will pilot two ‘connected’ stores in Ohio and Washington…

Ingredion invests US$140m to accelerate growth in plant-based proteins

USA - Ingredion, a major player providing ingredient solutions, is set to invest US$140 million to accelerate production of plant-based proteins and meet its consumer demand globally. The investment is also expected to see the company expand to offer a wider array of plant based protein solutions. Following the investment, two of the company’s facilities…

Pizza Hut partners Toyota for a robot-operated mobile pizza factory

USA – Pizza Hut, the American pizza chain has partnered Toyota Motor Corp to unveil a robot-operated, mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes. Developed in the bed of a modified Toyota Tundra, the prototype will use automated technology to cook pies on-the-go in six to seven minutes, with…

Cargill launches a farm-based program raising food starch sustainability across Europe

BELGIUM – Cargill, has committed to source waxy corn 100 percent sustainably from European farmers, in an effort to support farmers to continuously improve their practices and reduce their impact on the environment in corn growing areas. According to the company, it has developed the Waxy Corn Promise program, leveraging the strong partnerships between Cargill,…

Cargill develops first robotic cattle driver to improve animal welfare and employee safety

USA - The American agro-corporation has developed industry’s robotic cattle drivers, first in the industry to promote animal welfare and improve employee safety. According to the company, the robots substitute human activity as they are designed to move cattle from pens to the harvest area, minimizing stress to the animals. The robots are operated by…

Molson Coors officially opens modern brewing facility in Canada

CANADA - Molson Coors, a multinational brewing company, has officially broken ground for the construction of company's most modern brewing facility and distribution centre to date. The project represents a major investment and a new chapter in the company's 230 plus years in Canada. This new brewery and distribution centre is a significant investment by…

Irish government opens a new US$45.98m dairy research centre in Cork

IRELAND - Ireland’s Ministry for Agriculture and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have opened a new US$45.98 million dairy research centre in Cork, called the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre, to assist the Irish dairy industry. According to FoodBev, the research centre will also provide research for precision pasture-based dairying, to improve the industry’s impact on…