Emmi to cut its global CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020

SWITZERLAND - Emmi Group, the Swiss milk processor and dairy products company aims to reduce its global CO₂ emissions by 25% by 2020 as it benefits from the progress of its Swiss subsidiary Mittelland Molkerei. Emmi acquired the remaining 40% share in the Swiss dairy Mittelland Molkerei from the investment firm of the Mittelland Milk…

Organic India considering to buy 20-40% stake in NutriHealth

INDIA - The organic foods and products company, Organic India is eyeing a 20-40% stake in NutriHealth, a personalized nutrition management services provider, according to Economic Times India. Citing a person familiar with the matter, ET Retail reported that the Delhi-based NutriHealth and Organic India have already signed a term sheet for the deal. Acquisition…

Zimbabwe’s milk imports decrease on investments in the sector

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust (ZDIT) has revealed that milk imports in the year 2017 have declined significantly to US$7 million per month compared to US$22 million spend on importing milk and milk products in 2014 per month. This was attributed to numerous investments in the dairy sector both at the farm and processing…

Dairy farmers of Canada to participate in Front-of-Package consultations

CANADA – The Government of Canada has announced its plan to move ahead with its Front of Pack Warning Labelling public consultation, to which other dairy products, rich in essential nutrients, will be stigmatised by a warning label telling consumers as to which products are healthy and which are not. By exempting whole milk from…

Healthy food chain Kauai looking for new franchises and expansion in SA

SOUTH AFRICA - Kauai, the South African healthy food chain has announced that it is looking for a partnership with new franchises as part of its growth strategy to expand operations in South Africa. The company said it had seen improvement for the past 22 years of trading with 25% year on year growth and…

Pick n Pay to eliminate single-use plastics with compostable carrier bags

SOUTH AFRICA - Pick n Pay, the second largest supermarket chain store in South Africa is piloting use of compostable bag at its V&A Waterfront store with plans to ditch single-use plastic carrier bags. The group is holding discussions to offer solutions to plastic bag alternatives at its stores, according to Business Report. It has…

DuPont unveils new generation of POWERBake enzymes for South America

USA - DuPont has unveiled a new generation of POWERBake® 8000 enzymes for bakery industry in South America for a more efficient and stable baking process. This is an expansion of DuPont Danisco POWERBake range of fungal xylanases providing bakers with benefits including increased final product volume and characteristics. The enzymes are important in improving consistency…

Kerry Group to invest in Wittstock breadcrumb factory to increase capacity

GERMANY - Food and ingredients company, Kerry Group will invest in its breadcrumb manufacturing site in Wittstock, Germany with an aim to increase both capacity and output. According to a report by Ireland’s RTE, Kerry is adding a new crumb baking line with a warehouse extension at the facility. The group said the investment will…

Helene Gunnarson appointed new vice-chairman of Arla Foods

DENMARK - Arla Foods amba board of directors have appointed former chairman of the Swedish Area Council and the Organic Committee, Helene Gunnarson as new vice-chairman of the corporative. She succeeds Jan Toft Norgaard who was appointed new chairman of Arla Foods amba in May. Helene, who has been a farmer since 1997, served as…

China dairy company Beingmate appoints new general manager

CHINA - Chinese milk powder manufacturer Beingmate has appointed a new general manager – a move welcomed by minority shareholder Fonterra – as it aims to re-focus its business for growth. Bao Xiufei joins Beingmate from the Chinese business of Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina, where he most recently held the titles of Friso chief…