Pizza Hut commits to use anti-biotic free chicken by 2022

USA - Pizza Hut, the pizza, pasta and chicken restaurant has pledged to use chicken raised free from antibiotics in the US by 2022 in its latest move to provide healthier food menus. This involves cutting antibiotics important to human medicine from all its chicken products including its subsidiary WingStreet wings. Pizza Hut is responding…

ADM, DuPont partner to produce and market cellulose enzyme

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), the global food processing and commodities trading corporation has announced a collaboration with DuPont Industrial Biosciences to develop, produce and market cellulose enzymes for operators of grain-based ethanol plants. According to ADM, cellulose enzymes assist in hydrolysing the corn kernel fiber, which consists mostly of cellulose and hemicellulose…

Tanzania liquor manufacturers lauds proposal for electronic tax stamps

TANZANIA - Alcoholic beverages manufacturers of Tanzania have expressed their confidence in the proposal to introduce electronic tax stamps set to replace the paper stamps currently used, reported the Citizen. The manufacturers said they were embraced with the government's 2018/19 budget which gave provision to stop illegal production of liquors or those that could reach…

McDonald’s to ditch plastic straws in UK and Ireland by 2019

UK- McDonald, an American fast food company, is set to eliminate plastic straws in some of its markets in Europe including UK and Ireland by 2019 in a way to reduce plastic waste. McDonald aims to transition to paper straws in all of its locations in these markets with planned trials for selected restaurants in…

Nestlé and XPO Logistics build digital warehouse of the future in the East Midlands

UK - Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in UK. According to the company, the new facility- digital warehouse of the future- will be occupied predominantly…

100 jobs to be lost as Nestle closes facility in Portugal by end of 2018

EUROPE – Nestlé, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, is set to close a production facility which produces the coffee substitute drink Caro by the end of 2018, at the cost of approximately 100 jobs. According to FoodBev, a report in the Stuttgarter Zeitung said the production of Caro will be moved from the…

Firmenich launches natural and clean label platform in commitment to traceability

SWITZERLAND - Firmenich has launched its Natural and Clean Label platform formed by a combination of its mastery of taste and naturals, with its world-class science and consumer understanding. The launch demonstrates the unique breadth of its clean label and natural capabilities to create ‘great tasting, natural and traceable food and beverage experiences’. Firmenich said…

Kellogg Company announces leadership changes in the North American and European regions

USA - Kellogg Company, an American multinational food-manufacturing company, has announced two leadership changes to help drive the company's growth strategy in the North American and European regions. According to the company, the leadership changes will involve Chris Hood, currently President of Kellogg Europe, who was named President, Kellogg North America reporting to Chairman and…

Solvay unveils the transformation project of Brussels headquarters

BELGIUM – SolvaY, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, has unveiled the project of its future headquarters, reflecting its transformation into a global leader in advanced materials and specialty chemicals in Brussels. Solvay has selected the project proposed by the consortium consisting of Danish firm will unite Solvay employees in one building with dynamic spaces…

Solvay’s to develop a more robust compression staple system for orthopedic and podiatric surgeries

BELGIUM - Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, has announced that its Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) resin delivered the high stiffness and biocompatibility system. The system was needed by Reign Medical to develop its revolutionary new Clench compression staple system, a single-use bone staple kit for orthopedic procedures targeting the hand and foot. According…