Cargill introduces a new range of label-friendly potato starches for meat and meat alternatives

USA - Cargill, an American privately held global corporation, has introduced a new portfolio of label-friendly functional native starches with the addition of three potato starches designed for meat, meat alternatives and culinary applications. According to the company, it is designed for mild processing conditions, these starches offer superior viscosity and improved sensory experience, without…

Cargill India ventures into rice bran oil segment through its Gemini brand

ASIA - Cargill India’s Gemini brand has ventured into the rice bran oil segment with a goal to gain 10% of the market share in the segment in Maharashtra within one year. The company said Gemini rice bran oil has 40% more oryzanol as compared to any regular edible oil, which reduces bad cholesterol in…

Corbion launches vinegar-based mold inhibitor for bakers

NETHERLANDS – Corbion, a Dutch food and biochemicals company, has launched a natural mold inhibitor, Verdad MP100, which matches calcium propionate for mold control and tops competing clean-label solutions for bakers. According to the company, the new, naturally derived preservative is not the first clean label mold inhibitor to reach the market, but it is…

Bunge Loders Croklaan launches new liquid margarine for artisanal and industrial bakeries

USA - Bunge Loders Croklaan, a leading global producer of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats, has launched its new, next-generation, liquid margarine: Delica Pro Gold. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the plant-based, clean-label margarine for artisanal and industrial bakeries will be featured for the first time at IBA in Munich, later this month. Delica Pro…

Cosmo Films introduces BOPP-based heat resistant films for packaging applications

INDIA - Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper introduces BOPP based heat resistant (HR) films. According to the company, the films have been engineered to work as printing layer replacing BOPET film in multilayer laminates for various packaging applications in both…

American bone broth brand Kettle & Fire announces US$8m in Series A investment

USA - Kettle & Fire, the country’s leading shelf-stable bone broth brand, today announced an US$8 million Series A investment led by CAVU Venture Partners. According to the company, CAVU Ventures co-founder and managing partner Clayton Christopher will join the company’s board. The funding will be used to fuel multi-channel growth and product innovation. Kettle…

Government to tackle waste by producing biodegradable plastic bags with cassava

GHANA - The Federal Government of Ghana is planning to tackle the country’s sanitation challenges by exploring ways to produce biodegradable plastic bags using cassava, GNA reports. Speaking to a panel discussion at Ghana Economic Forum held in Accra, the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said they already had an entrepreneur in mind who has…

Carlsberg replaces plastic pack rings with recyclable glue to tackle plastic waste

DENMARK - The Danish brewer Carlsberg has unveiled innovative solutions to reduce plastic waste including the launch of ‘Snap Pack’, which it says will reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1200 tonnes (an equivalent of 60 million plastic bags) a year. Carlsberg becomes the first in the beer industry to eliminate pack rings, plastic…

Swiggy launches marketplace program ‘Swiggy Packaging Assist’ for restaurant partners

ASIA - Swiggy, the Indian online restaurant firm has launched 'Swiggy Packaging Assist', a marketplace program that connects restaurants with vendors of eco-friendly and food grade certified materials, reports ET Retail. Restaurants will be able to access a variety of packing solutions for their menu needs with about 30 products to begin with. These include…

Cigarettes-to-cookie maker ITC to launch milk-based beverages

ASIA- ITC Limited, Kolkata based Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company is looking to launch ready-to-drink, milk based beverages set to compete other products in the soft-drinks and other beverage categories. According to ET Retail, the new product range, Sunfeast Wonderz will be launched first in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra…