Buhler to unveil digital solutions addressing toxic contamination and food waste

SWITZERLAND - Buhler plans to launch new digital technologies to address challenges in the food processing industry in an attempt to minimize toxic contamination, reduce food waste and increase product quality across the food chain. Digital solutions and services will be offered through collaboration with Microsoft, coming at a time when the food industry is…

Buhler enters hazelnut market with new sorting technologies

TURKEY - Buhler, the Uzwil based Switzerland technology company has launched a new innovation of sorting technologies for natural hazelnuts, marking a new entry into this new market in Turkey. The technology complements other technologies rolled in the US for almond, pistachio and walnut, all aimed at helping processors increase yield while operating at the…

Seed Co Zimbabwe introduces new ‘climate smart’ maize variety

ZIMBABWE - Seed Co Zimbabwe, the country’s largest supplier of certified crops has introduced new climate smart maize seed variety called SC 649, meant to address challenges in climate change experienced by many farmers. The new variety meets breeding objectives which came at a time when Southern Africa has had adverse climate effects, including prolonged…

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…

Australia releases its oilseeds and products annual report

AUSTRALIA - Australia produces over 5 million metric tonnes (MMT) of oilseed crops each year, with canola and cotton seed accounting over 90% of total production. According to a USDA report, there are forecasts of 2018/19 canola production to expand to 4 MMT, up 8% from the previous year because of improved climatic conditions. In…

Packaging manufacturer Schur Flexibles appoints new CEO

AUSTRALIA - Schur Flexibles Group, one of the leading providers of flexible packaging solutions in Austria and Europe has appointed Thorsten Kühn as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment came after serving as the vice-president of the company’s European PET business and as the regional head of the company’s Asia division while at the…

Tate & Lyle expands food application lab in China to meet changing needs

CHINA – British ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has doubled the size of its food application laboratory in Shanghai, China by adding new customer-facing facilities in order to enhance capabilities in novel ingredients for the food and beverage sector. The company says that to ensure that it meets the growing demand for healthier, as well…

Frutarom sales jump 18.8% on record year of sales driven by acquisitions

ISRAEL - Israeli flavours company Frutarom has published its performance for the 2017 with sales growing by 18.8% to a record US$1.4 billion buoyed by organic growth and successful acquisitions of companies around the world. The company reported an operating profit of US$211 million, up 41%, with its its EBITDA jumping 34% to US$257 million.…

KHS develops wide-neck PET containers for food products

GERMANY - KHS, a leading supplier of filling and packaging systems for carbonated and still water in PET has launched a new wide-neck PET container even as the demand for light-weight plastics continues to grow. The new PET was realised from a further development of the InnoPET Blomax stretch blow moulder to offer faster, more…