FSIS proposes to remove dual labeling for some meat and poultry products

USA - The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed to remove dual labeling requirements for certain amounts of meat and poultry products. This involves duplicative net weight and net content requirements for packages that contain certain amounts of meat or poultry products. The proposed regulation would apply to…

Jack Daniel’s launches new golden whiskey in the United States

USA - Jack Daniel's, leading American whiskey brand has introduced a new golden whiskey called Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey in the United states. This comes after a successful launch of the range as a travel retail exclusive item and select markets in Asia. Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey has a…

ADM Wild expands natural colors range with new micronized powders

USA – Leading ingredients supplier, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has launched new micronized color powders made from coloring foodstuffs and paprika extract, expanding its WILD Rainbow Range. The new micronized color powders are made up of particles that are much smaller than conventional color pigments that increases their opacity. ADM says that these properties…

JBS opens new US$20m food innovation center in Colorado, US

USA – Brazilian meat processor, JBS USA has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art food innovation center in Colorado, the United States reinforcing its capabilities in global innovation. Located at Colorado State University (CSU) campus, the new facility is set to give JBS a competitive advantage in culinary research in Colorado, across the US and around the…

Campbell Soup sells organic food brand Bolthouse Farms for US$510m

USA - Campbell Soup has agreed to sell its organic beverages, dressings and carrots brand Bolthouse Farms to a private equity firm Butterfly Equity for US$510 million. The deal, subject to customary purchase price adjustments is expected to complete by the end of 2019. This is part of the continued portfolio review announced in August…

Ardent Mills to build new US$62m flour mill and grain storage facility in US

USA – Ardent Mills, supplier of flour and specialty products for the bakery industries is set to build a new flour mill and grain storage terminal at Port Tampa Bay, in the state of Florida. According to Tampa Bay Times, the company plans to spend about US$62 million in the construction of the plant which…

Beam Suntory expands portfolio with new rosé and yuzu citrus Effen vodkas

USA – Beam Suntory has unveiled new variants of its EFFEN® Vodka, a super-premium and smooth vodka, looking to delight US consumers with new taste experiences. The two new flavors: EFFEN® Rosé and EFFEN® Yuzu Citrus are an expansion of the Effen vodka made from premium French wheat using a continuous distillation process, along with…

USDA, FDA and EPA unveil new strategy to reduce food waste

USA - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced a new inter-agency strategy to address food waste. This collaborative effort is part of the Trump Administration’s Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month which looks to see success of the agricultural…

Tyson Ventures invests in US food safety testing firm Clear Labs

USA – Tyson Ventures, the investment arm of the American food company, Tyson Foods has invested in Clear Labs Inc., a US based food safety testing company as it seeks to drive innovations across its businesses. Clear Labs has developed Clear Safety automated food safety platform for routine pathogen detection and next-generation sequencing (NGS) for…

ADM considers voluntary early retirement and job cuts in new restructuring

USA – The American grain giant, Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) has announced that it will seek voluntary early retirements for some of its employees in North America as well as job cuts in a new restructuring strategy. According to a Reuters report, the move is expected to strengthen the company’s core business and establish…