Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Bunge appoints Mark Zenuk to its Board of Directors

USA - Bunge Limited, the American agribusiness and food company has appointed Mark Zenuk, former managing partner of Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners to its Board of Directors effective July 17. Prior to his appointment at Tillridge in 2016, Zenuk was managing director at NGP Energy Capital Management, where he led NGP’s agribusiness investment platform from…

Chinese sorghum importers to visit US amid trade tension

USA - Top importers of sorghum from China are set to visit the United States for a training on sorghum production, trade and also build relationships even as trade tension between the two nations intensify. The training hosted by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in collaboration with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, the Kansas Grain…

KBL pledges to source 100% of raw materials locally for its new Kisumu plant

KENYA - Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), a subsidiary of Diageo Plc has announced that it will source 100% of its raw materials at its new Kisumu pant locally by 2020, reported the Nation. According to the KBL Supply Chain Director Patrick Kamugi, the move was part of EABL’s Western and Nyanza raw material sourcing plan.…

J. M. Smucker Company signs definitive agreement to sell US baking business

USA - The J. M. Smucker Company, an American manufacturer of fruits spreads and toppings, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. baking business to Brynwood Partners, in a transaction valued at US$375 million. According to the company, the business generated net sales of approximately US$370 million for the Company's…

Genetic resistance to wheat fungal disease identified

AUSTRALIA - Wheat researchers have discovered a combination of genes that provide resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) in Western Australian varieties. According to Crop Biotech, the discovery was made as part of a research project by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre…

Buhler, Bogasari partners to invest in a new flour mill in Indonesia

INDONESIA - Buhler and the wheat flour division of Bogasari Flour Mill, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur have signed an agreement to build a new flour mill in Cibitung, Indonesia. The partnership aims at investing in Bogasari’s flour milling business in Cibitung with latest technology and food safety standards. The project include two new Bühler milling…

Kerry Group to invest in Wittstock breadcrumb factory to increase capacity

GERMANY - Food and ingredients company, Kerry Group will invest in its breadcrumb manufacturing site in Wittstock, Germany with an aim to increase both capacity and output. According to a report by Ireland’s RTE, Kerry is adding a new crumb baking line with a warehouse extension at the facility. The group said the investment will…