Kenya seeks to solve stalemate on dairy and oil exports to Zambia

KENYA - Kenya is expecting to host government officials from Zambia this month to deliberate on trading solutions including possibilities of exporting dairy and oil products to Zambia. Business Daily reported that although a consensus may be reached on oil products, dairy exports to the Southern Africa nation may remain strenuous due to differences in…

Nestle’s membership suspended for failure to submit palm oil sustainability report

ASIA – Nestle, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, had its membership of industry watchdog the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended as the Swiss food group when it failed to submit a report detailing how it would ensure the use of certified sustainable palm oil, the RSPO said. According to Reuters, the…

Agilex Fragrances acquires Fragrance West to expand presence on United States West Coast

USA - Agilex Fragrances, a company of the Firmenich Group, has announced the acquisition of Fragrance West, a leading body, home and air care perfumery house from the HORN Company. According to the company, Fragrance West offers superior creative scent design and best-in-class speed-to-market supported by a manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. With this acquisition…

United Refineries adopts food fortification to stay along global trends

ZIMBABWE - United Refineries Ltd, the agro products processor has adopted food fortification as a strategy to keep along the country’s nutrition policy as well as address global trends. The Herald reported that the company which also produces brands in personal care, hygiene and value addition, has already fortified its lead-product, Roil Cooking Oil. This…

Israel’s Anlit launches high omega-3 supplements for pregnant women

ISRAEL - Israel-based and maker of high-quality children's dietary supplements, Anlit Ltd has unveiled a new, chewable DHA omega-3 supplements to help mother during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The fish-shaped supplements single-serving bite contain a high concentration of DHA as well as EPA (126mg DHA, 24mg EPA), for a total of 150mg omega-3 fatty acids, according…

South Africa’s oilseed production set to hit a record high of 2.4m tonnes

SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa’s oilseeds production is forecast to hit a record high of 2.4m tonnes with increased utilization of soybeans and sunflower seeds likely to affect oilseed meal imports that could drop by 14% to 480,000 tons. This is particularly driven by increased soybean plantings, with post forecasts by USDA that a record…

Frutarom develops new SubSTAR Solutions for Salmon Oil Protection in Pet Foods

ISRAEL - Frutarom, Israeli-based flavor and fragrance company has debuted a new solution dubbed, SubSTAR Solutions for Salmon oil protection in pet food industry. Frutarom Food Protection Division has unveiled the new solution which plays a vital role in management of salmon oil oxidation. According to the company, the animal fats, vegetable oils and meals…

Oil producing companies comply with fortification directive

ZIMBABWE - All local oil producing companies have complied with Government’s mandatory fortification directive with some firms having bought their own processing machinery, Oil Expressers Association of Zimbabwe (OEAZ) president Busisa Moyo has said. The fortification programme entails adding minute levels of vitamins and minerals to foods during processing to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Mr Moyo…

Arjuna launches shelf life extending preservative for frying oils

INDIA - Arjuna Natural Ltd, India’s leading manufacturer and exporter of standardized botanical extracts for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries has launched a natural preservative that extends shelf life of frying oils. The preservative is advocated as all-natural, GMO-free, oil-soluble, vegan with a formulation to combat oxidation, thermal degradation and extending the frying cycle of vegetable…