Arla Foods butter brand expands with launch of Lurpak Softest

UK - Arla Foods, a global dairy company and co-operative, has expanded its number one butter brand to Lurpak Softest; a new soft blend butter that is spreadable straight from the fridge. Lurpak is UK’s number one butter brand, which has now combined the great taste that Lurpak is renowned for with the softest, most…

Chr. Hansen reveals probiotic strain that protects from painkillers’ effect

DENMARK - Chr. Hansen A/S, the global bioscience company has completed a clinical trial using a carefully selected probiotic strain that protects the gut against side effects caused by painkillers. The company said the trial which used capsule endoscopy to reveal GI damage, has reached both the primary and secondary end-points of trial indicating ability…

Nestle launches global initiative to enhance healthy living in children

SWITZERLAND - Nestle SA has launched a global initiative 'Nestlé for Healthier Kids’ that will see it develop healthier and nutritious products with an aim to help 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030. The engagement also includes advising families on nutrition and health while accelerating Nestle’s transformation of its food and beverage portfolio worldwide.…

Coca-Cola inaugurates new hot-fill juice line at the Nairobi plant

KENYA - Nairobi Bottlers, the Kenyan soft drinks bottling company under the newly formed Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has launched a new processing line at its recently opened juice plant. The line which has a production capacity of 28,000 bottles per hour will be used to process fresh juices, iced teas and sports drinks and…

Kenyan mobile platform that boosts agric sector to showcase at Expo 2020 Dubai

KENYA - Kenyan startup and mobile-driven platform for sourcing fresh agric produce is set to showcase its solutions at the Expo 2020 Dubai, run by organizers of World Expo, an event that introduces the world to innovations including agricultural exhibitions. Selina Wamucii, a GLOBALG.A.P. certified farm sources smallholder fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, herbs…

Pick n Pay partners with MasterCard to donate more free meals at its stores

SOUTH AFRICA - Pick n Pay, the second largest supermarket chain store in South Africa has held up its corporate responsibility through a partnership with MasterCard, where individuals will automatically donate a meal to the Tap to Feed initiative at any Pick n Pay store. Business Daily reported that this initiative was launched on May…

Ishida’s new technology to solve water ingress in food weighing applications

EUROPE - Ishida Europe has unveiled a new technology including an internal moisture sensor and monitoring system that controls and prevent water entering production equipment when weighing fresh and frozen food. The technology together with Ishida’s advanced Sentinel monitoring and reporting system will allow producers achieve both high performance and longer term reliability while protecting…

Researchers develop patch which shows whether food is safe to consume

CANADA - Researchers at McMaster University in Canada have developed a transparent paper patch printed with harmless molecules and have the ability to detect harmful bacteria while food is still packaged. The pouch called ‘Sentinel Wrap’ can be incorporated directly into food packaging with the potential to replace the traditional "best before" date on food…

Carlsberg launches new alcohol-free beer brand to meet demand

DENMARK - Carlsberg A/S, the European global brewer has unveiled Birell, a new alcohol-free beer brand available in two styles that is, Pilsner Lager and Belgian Wit driven by strong consumer demand. According to Carlsberg, although the brand has no alcohol, it portrays the same characteristics desired by consumers including body, mouthfeel, foam and great…

FrieslandCampina’s new oligosaccharide ingredient receives approval in the EU and US

NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina’s new Human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient, 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) to be used in infant formula has received USDA’s GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) certification and approved to be used in the European Union. The company plans to launch its first human milk oligosaccharide by the end of the year and these approvals will…