Palsgaard achieves carbon-neutral production at global sites

DENMARK – The Danish ingredients provider, Palsgaard has announced that it has achieved its target of total carbon-neutral production across its six global manufacturing sites. The company which provides emulsifiers and stabilizers for the bakery […]

Tanzania harmonizes regulatory bodies’ roles, forms drug authority

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s parliament has approved Finance Bill of 2019 which will see harmonization of regulatory bodies’ roles which were overlapping or more less the same. Following the amendment of Section 130 of the Standards […]

Nestle and Tsinghua x-lab partner to develop sustainable packaging

CHINA – Nestle China has partnered with China’s innovative and entrepreneurship platform, Tsinghua x-lab to foster innovation and development of sustainable packaging solutions. The innovation challenge is expected to drive impact by leveraging China’s extensive […]

Muller to close UK dairy production facility with 223 jobs cut

UK – Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) plans to shut down production at its Foston dairy facility in Derbyshire, UK with the potential loss of 223 permanent posts. The company said it expects to stop […]

Bottled water industry calls for efficient plastic recycling systems

EUROPE – The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) has called for more efficient collection and sorting systems for beverage containers to high-quality recycled PET in the EU. EFBW has recommended a step-change in the […]

FDA investigates Salmonella outbreak linked to Papayas from Mexico

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration other partners are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Uganda and have potentially linked the outbreak to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico. FDA, which […]

Pick n Pay launches plastic and packaging-free horticulture retail section

SOUTH AFRICA – Pick n Pay, South Africa second largest retailer, has launched a ‘nude’ fruit and vegetable produce wall – a dedicated plastic and packaging-free zone – in 13 stores across the country. According […]

Coca-Cola invests US$1.27m in South Africa to promote sustainability

SOUTH AFRICA –The Coca-Cola Foundation will be investing US$1.27 million to replenish up to 2,800 million litres back into nature and safeguard the country’s key watersheds. The foundation is the global philanthropic arm of the […]

International Breweries records loss of US$10.49m despite 230% growth in revenue

NIGERIA – International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian unit of Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev recorded a net loss of US$10.49 million (N3.8bn) for the year ended December 2018 despite a strong revenue growth of 230% to […]

Ivory Coast aims at achieving sustainable cocoa sourcing by 2024

IVORY COAST – Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa producer, has unveiled that it plans to stamp out illegal cocoa production from national parks and forest reserves over the next five years. As the West […]