Tanzania liquor manufacturers lauds proposal for electronic tax stamps

TANZANIA - Alcoholic beverages manufacturers of Tanzania have expressed their confidence in the proposal to introduce electronic tax stamps set to replace the paper stamps currently used, reported the Citizen. The manufacturers said they were embraced with the government's 2018/19 budget which gave provision to stop illegal production of liquors or those that could reach…

Nestlé and XPO Logistics build digital warehouse of the future in the East Midlands

UK - Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in UK. According to the company, the new facility- digital warehouse of the future- will be occupied predominantly…

Tyson Foods starts construction of US$300m poultry plant in Tennessee

USA - Tyson Foods has started construction of US$300 million poultry processing facility in Humboldt, Tennessee projected to start operation in late 2019. According to FoodBev, the plant will produce pre-packaged trays of chicken for retailers nationwide in the US, and is expected to process 1.25 million birds every week at full capacity. Plans to…

Firmenich launches natural and clean label platform in commitment to traceability

SWITZERLAND - Firmenich has launched its Natural and Clean Label platform formed by a combination of its mastery of taste and naturals, with its world-class science and consumer understanding. The launch demonstrates the unique breadth of its clean label and natural capabilities to create ‘great tasting, natural and traceable food and beverage experiences’. Firmenich said…

Solvay unveils the transformation project of Brussels headquarters

BELGIUM – SolvaY, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, has unveiled the project of its future headquarters, reflecting its transformation into a global leader in advanced materials and specialty chemicals in Brussels. Solvay has selected the project proposed by the consortium consisting of Danish firm will unite Solvay employees in one building with dynamic spaces…

Multivac opens the first production facility in Eastern Europe

GERMANY - Multivac, one of the leading providers worldwide of packaging solutions has inaugurated a new production plant in Bulgaria, the first in the Eastern Europe. According to the company, the facility includes a state-of-the-art warehouse and logistics centre, a training centre and an administration building. In addition to the Bulgarian sales and service company…

Bunge opens new wheat milling facility in Mexico

MEXICO - Bunge North America has opened a new wheat milling facility in Del Mayab, Mexico, expanding its reach to customers in Southeast Mexico who account for about 10% of Mexico’s population, reported World Grain. Bunge said the facility’s proximity to the nearby port, Puerto Progresso enhance efficient wheat delivery from the port for processing…

MANE Kenya officially opens offices in Nairobi

KENYA - MANE, one of the leaders of the fragrance and flavour industry, has officially opened its offices in Nairobi to serve the East African region. According to the company, the office will have a technical laboratory, which is soon to be completed and supported with technical staff. The completion of the laboratory will be…

Heineken opens the seventh brewery in Mexico

MEXICO - Heineken N.V. has opened a new brewery in Meoqui, Chihuahua, Mexico for US$500 million, the largest greenfield investment in the company’s history. The brewery, the company's seventh in Mexico, has a production capacity of 6 million hectolitres per year and will produce leading brands such as Tecate, Dos Equis and Heineken for the…

Chr. Hansen launches new starter cultures for rich flavor in white cheese

DENMARK - The global bioscience company, Chr. Hansen has launched a new product, DVS WHITE FLORA, a series of three cultures that ensures rich and aromatic flavor notes in white cheese. The new product also enhances more flexibility, consistent cheese quality and high yields in white cheese manufacturing. According to Chr. Hansen, the white cheese…