US farm recalls 207 million eggs in the US amidst Salmonella scare

USA - A US farm, Rose Acre Farms has recalled 207 million eggs supplied in the US after it was reported that more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning, reports Fin24. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the eggs from the facility in North Carolina could have been contaminated with…

Mondelēz International opens US$90m ‘Factory of the Future’ in Bahrain

USA - Mondelēz International, an American multinational food and beverage company has inaugurated its newest “Factory of the Future” in the Kingdom of Bahrain as it aims to meet the growing consumer demand. The company invested US$90 million in the state-of-the-art biscuit manufacturing plant that produces iconic Power Brands, including Oreo cookies and Barni soft…

Mars Wrigleys Confectionery expands its Dove Sorbet range with new mango treat

USA - Mars Wrigley Confectionery, a recognized leader in confections, has introduced a new range to its DOVE Sorbet bar range called DOVE Mango Sorbet with Dark Chocolate. According to the company, the new treat blends together the silky smooth DOVE Chocolate with tropical mangos, making it the new ultimate combination of fruit and chocolate.…

USA and UK scientists engineer plastic-eating enzyme that could solve pollution

WORLD - Scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States have said they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution, according to Reuters. The enzyme is able to digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET - a form of plastic patented in the 1940s and now used in…

Bell & Evans to invest US$260m in new poultry harvesting facility

USA - Bell & Evans, the US poultry production and wholesale company will invest US$260 million in building a new poultry harvesting facility in Pennsylvania in its new expansion strategy in the US. The family-owned company investment will set up a new 560,000-square-foot facility, with four processing lines each capable of housing 600,000 birds a…

Premium Brands acquires meat snacks producer Oberto Brands

USA - Premium Brands Holdings has announced the acquisition of the North American brand and manufacturer of beef jerkey and other protein based snack foods, Oberto. The purchase encompasses all of the assets and operating divisions of Seattle based Oberto Sausage company, and the transaction expected to close within the next four to six weeks.…

Walmart nears close of majority stake deal in India’s Flipkart

USA - Walmart, the American multinational retail corporation is likely to close a deal to acquire majority stake in the Indian ecommerce company, Flipkart by June in what ET Retail reports could be the biggest acquisition of an online business by the retailer. Walmart is stepping up its online business against Amazon, which Bloomberg reports…

Cargill invests US$20m to expand egg processing facility

USA - Cargill has invested US$20 million to expand its Big Lake, Minnesota egg processing facility in a bid to meet increasing customer and consumer demand for a greater variety of cooked egg products. The Big Lake expansion includes capabilities to pasteurize, mix and cook a number of additional egg products for foodservice and protein…

Chr. Hansen expands capacity for natural colors with Banker Wire facility

USA - Chr. Hansen is expanding its production capacity for natural colors as demand rise in the US market with the acquisition of Banker Wire manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, adding to its presence in North America. Expansion means to address a global shift from artificial to natural colors especially for the US consumers who are…

Bob’s Natural Foods recalls organic amaranth flour on presence of Salmonella

USA - Bob Red Mill, producer of whole grain and gluten-free foods in the US has voluntarily recalled 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour, after one of the flour lots tested positive on the presence of Salmonella. In an article by World Grain, the single lot of flour also had a sell-by date of Nov.…