Malawi receives US$4.4m boost from Norway to strengthen agricultural research

MALAWI – The Norwegian Government acting through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has injected an additional US$4.4 million (about K3.2 billion) towards the Malawi Second Agriculture Sector Wide Approach Support Project (ASWAp SP II). The […]

Nestle, Carrefour expand blockchain traceability platfrom to infant formulas

FRANCE – Nestlé and French multinational retailer, Carrefour have agreed to extend the IBM Food Trust platform into infant formula products, after successfully applying the blockchain technology on mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Nestlé and […]

Cargill-DSM joint venture starts commercial-scale production of EverSweet stevia sweetener

USA – Avansya, the joint venture between Cargill and Royal DSM, has started production of stevia sweeteners at the new US$50 million commercial-scale fermentation facility in Blair, Nebraska, US. The 10,000 square-foot stevia sweetener fermentation […]

AAK opens new Customer Innovation Center in California

USA – AAK USA, a leading manufacturer of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, has opened a new Customer Innovation Center in Richmond, California. The facililty supports co-development work with multiple industry segment-focused labs and houses […]

Unilever reviews its Australia and New Zealand ice cream business unit

AUSTRALIA – Unilever has announced an extensive review of its Australia and New Zealand ice cream business unit as the company seeks to cushion the business from volatility in the ice cream market. The company […]

Indian startup Coolberg Beverages raises US$3.5m in series A funding round

INDIA – Coolberg Beverages, a Mumbai-based startup offering malt-based flavored non-alcoholic beers has raised US$3.5 million in Series A round led by Singapore-based family office RB Investments and India Quotient. The funding round also saw […]

China lifts ban on poultry imports from the United States

USA – China has reopened its market for poultry imports from the United States, bringing to an end the nearly five-year ban on US poultry products. China imposed a ban on all US poultry imports […]

Ishida Europe launches advanced multihead weighers with improved functionalities

EUROPE – Food packing equipment supplier, Ishida Europe has launched an enhanced version of its mid-range multihead weighers that offers enhanced performance in the fast and accurate weighing of a wide variety of dry, frozen […]