Food majors sign on WWF’s new activation hub to tackle plastic waste

SWITZERLAND - The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has launched a new activation hub called ReSource: Plastic that aims to offer guidelines in tackling plastic waste and pollution across the globe. Global food and beverage manufacturers including Keurig Dr Pepper, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Tetra Pak and The Coca-Cola Company are among the companies that have signed on…

Amcor develops ‘glass-like’ PET bottles for transparent dairy packaging

USA – Global packaging company, Amcor has developed ‘glass-look-a-like’ clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles to address the growing demand for transparent dairy packaging in Latin America. The first company to adopt the new packaging was leading Brazilian dairy company Letti for its Lettico A2 fermented milk products. The one-litter PET bottles use a screw cap…

Barry Callebaut achieves traceability of a third of its global cocoa volume

SWITZERLAND – The Swiss cocoa and chocolate company, Barry Callebaut has said that it has established traceability for a third of its global cocoa volume, bringing it closer to achieving its ambitious cocoa sustainability goals. By 2025, the company aims to source 100% of the group’s ingredients sustainably by 2025. This commitment is supported by…

Global wine production on record high, Italy remains largest producer

WORLD - Global wine production reached record high level at 292.3MHL (millions of hectolitres) in 2018 as Italy remains the world’s largest producer, according to recent report by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). The year’s production was exceptionally high compared to last year when production registered 8.2% decline to 246.7 MHL, with…

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…

Nestle and Carrefour partner to offer full brand traceability using blockchain

FRANCE – Nestle and the French retail giant, Carrefour have partnered to use blockchain technology to offer full traceability of famous mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Customers in France will be able to have full access to blockchain data for the product, enhancing transparency across the entire supply chain. Consumers can use their smartphone or…

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…

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…

Tea Board of India calls for compliance with safety standards to boost quality

INDIA - The Tea Board of India has directed all tea manufacturing units to comply with norms stipulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in a bid to boost tea quality. The state agency has called on the manufacturers to get their end product tested in NABL-accredited labs (the National Accreditation…

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…