FSSAI proposes ban on junk food advertisements in and around schools

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has proposed a ban on junk food advertisements in and around school premises to protect school children from junk foods and unhealthy eating. This is […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s metal detector meets ‘gold standard’ requirement

UK – Thermo Fisher Scientific, an American biotechnology product development company has unveiled its latest metal detection technology which has met stringent standards set by UK leading retailer Marks & Spencer. The “gold standard” requirements […]

Uber Eats to begin testing food delivery by drone in the US

USA – Uber Eats, the online food ordering and delivery platform by Uber has said that it would start testing food delivery by drone in the region of San Diego, California as it ramps up […]

EFSA recommends maximum permitted levels of phosphates in food

EUROPE – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended the introduction of maximum permitted levels of phosphates used as additives in food supplements. The EFSA has warned that estimated total intake of phosphates from […]

Industry giants launch plastics credit scheme to tackle pollution

SPAIN – Global food and beverage industry players including Tetra Pak, Nestlé, and Danone have founded The 3R Initiative aimed at accelerating ways of reducing plastic waste and pollution. Under the initiative, the companies will […]

AAK launches anti-blooming agent to boost shelf-life in chocolates

SWEDEN – AAK has launched cocoa butter-based anti-blooming agent COBAO Pure, which delays migration and heat-related bloom in chocolates. The new cocoa butter product increases the shelf-life of chocolates with between 50% to 400% by […]

Buhler launches single-screw extruder for pet and aquafeed industry

GERMANY – Buhler has launched its multifunctional single-screw extruder, PolyOne, for the pet food and aqua feed industry during the VICTAM International 2019 trade fair, reports World Grain. “PolyOne enables our customers to maximize their […]

Layn Natural invests US$60m in new CBD manufacturing facility in US

USA – China based Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients Corp. has invested approximately US$60 million in a new CBD manufacturing facility in the US. The facility is expected to be completed in 2020 with a capacity […]

Tetra Pak partners FOSS to launch advanced standardization unit

SWITZERLAND – Tetra Pak has joined forces with FOSS A/S, a global provider of high-tech analytical solutions to launch an advanced version of the Tetra Pak® Standardization unit. The new unit ensures consistent product quality, […]

Finland’s Fazer Group to sell food service business for US$538m

EUROPE – Finnish fast-moving consumer goods company, Fazer Group has agreed to sell its Fazer Food Services business to British foodservice company Compass Group for an enterprise value of approximately €475 million (US$538 million). The […]