Mondelez announces plans to expand sustainable wheat sourcing program

USA - Mondelēz International, an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company, has announced its ambition to expand the Harmony program, the company’s sustainable wheat sourcing initiative. This expansion strategy is expected to cover 100% of its biscuit brands in the European Union by 2022, up from 60% of the company’s biscuit production in the…

Bunge opens new wheat milling facility in Mexico

MEXICO - Bunge North America has opened a new wheat milling facility in Del Mayab, Mexico, expanding its reach to customers in Southeast Mexico who account for about 10% of Mexico’s population, reported World Grain. Bunge said the facility’s proximity to the nearby port, Puerto Progresso enhance efficient wheat delivery from the port for processing…

tna launches fully integrated data management tool to improve production processes

AUSTRALIA – tna, a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions, has introduced the tna intelli-sys iPS 3, a fully integrated, high-performance data collection and reporting tool. According to the company, the new tool will provide manufacturers with unprecedented insights into all their production processes. The new tna intelli-sys iPS 3 software will also ensure food manufacturers are able to use…

ADM adopts novel approach to tackle flavor issues in plant-sourced proteins

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Company, the American global food processing and commodities trading corporation said it was adopting novel plant protein approach to solve flavor and functionality issues in protein sourced from legumes like peas or ancient grains like quinoa. ADM processes plant protein sourced from soy and wheat with extensive selection including highly…

Chr. Hansen reveals probiotic strain that protects from painkillers’ effect

DENMARK - Chr. Hansen A/S, the global bioscience company has completed a clinical trial using a carefully selected probiotic strain that protects the gut against side effects caused by painkillers. The company said the trial which used capsule endoscopy to reveal GI damage, has reached both the primary and secondary end-points of trial indicating ability…

FrieslandCampina’s new oligosaccharide ingredient receives approval in the EU and US

NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina’s new Human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient, 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) to be used in infant formula has received USDA’s GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) certification and approved to be used in the European Union. The company plans to launch its first human milk oligosaccharide by the end of the year and these approvals will…

Firmenich expands presence in US West Coast to improve customer experience

SWITZERLAND - Firmenich has expanded its footprint in California, United States to offer its customers tailored taste and nutrition solutions, including a unique range of organic offerings. Building on the Group’s longstanding manufacturing presence in California, Firmenich now offers enhanced creation and innovation capabilities with new product development services to customers on the West Coast…

tna appoints Tom McPhee as global technical support manager

AUSTRALIA - Global integrated food processing and packaging solutions provider, tna solutions Pty Ltd, has appointed Tom McPhee to a newly-created position of Group Technical Support Manager. He will be based in its Dallas, US office and his roles include coordinating and developing tna’s growing global technical support teams, including the company’s expansive after-market service…

Buhler introduces Vertical Pearler for ‘purer’ semolina in grain milling

SWITZERLAND - Buhler Group, Uzwil-based technology company for plant and equipment, has introduced the Vertical Pearler Osiris MTPA, an equipment with an innovative and sturdy design used in pearling to produce purer and almost speck-free semolina, reported World Grain. According to Buhler, the Osiris MTPA, to be used in pearling the outermost hull layers from…

ADM opens a new high capacity facility in the US

USA - ADM Animal Nutrition has debuted a new high capacity premix facility in Effingham, Illinois, U.S to serve its wide pet food and animal nutrition category in the US. The new plant provides customers with higher standards for quality and process controls plus industry-leading technology needed to meet and exceed their needs, said Chuck…