AKK develops new flaked fats to enhance taste, texture and crust quality in pizza

UK – Specialty ingredients provider, AKK has developed a new range of flaked fats to help pizza manufacturers enhance taste and create high quality crust and texture in their products. The new range also offers easy handling during the production process, providing an ideal and simple way to improve the texture and mouthfeel of crusts…

Guinness Nigeria launches new Premium lager beer to grow its portfolio

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, has launched a new premium lager beer the ‘Guinness Gold’ into the local beer market. The company describes Guinness Gold as a beer that brings a rich, amber gold, great flavour and great taste to discerning Nigerians who expect more from their lager beer experience,…

Firmenich opens its largest flavors plant in China to meet customer demand

CHINA – The Swiss flavors and fragrances company, Firmenich has inaugurated what it says to be its largest flavor manufacturing plant in the world in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone in China. The company said the facility operates with digitally-advanced manufacturing systems and the highest Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental standards. According to Firmenich,…

Viterra opens new high throughput grain facility in Canada

CANADA – Canada’s largest grain handler, Viterra has opened a new high throughput grain facility at Vegreville in Alberta, Canada. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Viterra customers, employees and government officials, reinforcing the company’s commitment to invest in northwest Alberta.  The facility has a storage capacity of 34,000 tonnes and is capable of loading…

Kenya Breweries Limited launches new ale for the premium beer market

KENYA - Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), a subsidiary of the global brewer, Diageo has launched ‘Tusker Premium Ale’, a premium offering that expands its premium beer portfolio. The new premium ale, which the brewer says is made from aromatic hops and crystal malt, targets the middle-class in a bid to counter consumers’ increasing shift to…

Nestle invests US$11.9m in a new liquid milk line in Argentinian factory

ARGENTINA – Nestle Argentina has inaugurated a new liquid milk production line at its factory located in Villa Nueva, Córdoba province after making investment worth US$11.96 million (CHF 12 million). The new line will enable Nestle start production of liquid milk in added value segments in the Argentinian market. The investment includes a new sterilization…

South Africa’s Libstar banks on new food products as revenues surge

SOUTH AFRICA – Libstar, a South African consumer goods manufacturer and distributor, recorded a 12.5% increase in revenues US$684.34 million during its 2018 financial year which the company attributed to the increased innovation during the period. According to a report by Business Daily the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed company, whose brands include Lancewood cheese…

DuPont launches poultry feed supplement Syncra® AVI in Asia Pacific

ASIA – DuPont Animal Nutrition has launched DuPont™ Syncra® AVI, a feed supplement designed to maximize nutrient digestibility in poultry production in Asia Pacific region. Syncra® AVI is a combination of two proven technologies, enzymes and probiotics, known to optimize gut health and maximize performance in poultry production. It was formulated with a unique blend…

Owens-Illinois to invest US$60m in expanding glass production facility in France

FRANCE - Owens-Illinois, Inc (O-I) has announced that it will invest about US$60 million to expand its glass production facility in Gironcourt, France as part of the planned investment in Europe. The company said the investment will enable it grow in premium segments, increase capability and flexibility, as well as improve the company's environmental footprint.…

Biomin launches water-soluble mycotoxin solution against fumonisins in feed

USA – Austria based animal health and nutrition company, Biomin has unveiled the ‘first-ever’ water-soluble purified enzyme, FUMzyme® sol which acts against fumonisins in animal feed. The enzyme can easily be sprayed on extruded feed and effectively degrades fumonisins into non-toxic metabolites. According to the company, the enzyme offers feed and livestock producers a targeted…