Nigeria’s seasonings producer expands safety campaign on the use of Ajinomoto

NIGERIA – The West African Seasoning Company Limited (WASCO), the Nigerian subsidiary of Japan based Ajinomoto Co. Inc, says it has extended the Ajinomoto safety awareness campaign to the South-Eastern part of the country. The […]

Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices associated with high cancer risk

FRANCE – A new study published in the British Medical Journal has associated ‘sugary’ drinks including 100% fruit juices with an increased risk of cancer. Carried out by a team of researchers based in France, […]

Danish Crown’s Tulip to invest US$12m in UK bacon plant expansion

UK – Tulip food company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danish Crown is investing US$12 million (£10 million) in capacity expansion at its Redruth bacon factory in Cornwall, UK. This is part of the company’s strategy […]

Corbion names Olivier Rigaud as new Chief Executive Officer

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch food and biochemicals company, Corbion has nominated Olivier Rigaud as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer effective August 8, 2019. His appointment which awaits approval at the company’s General Meeting to […]

Kröner-Stärke launches clean label spelt gluten and starches range

GERMANY – Kröner-Stärke, organic starches manufacturer has launched new clean label spelt gluten and starches range for bakery and meat products applications. The Vital Spelt Gluten and Spelt Starches are said to contain no additives, […]

McCain Foods invests in US chicken nuggets startup Nuggs

USA – Maker of potato specialties and appetizers, McCain Foods has invested in New-York based chicken nuggets startup, Nuggs as it looks to strengthen its position in plant-based solutions. Nuggs, co-founded by 19-year old Australian […]

Arla UK 360 farmers to use 3D imagery to monitor animal welfare

UK – Arla UK 360 farmers, part of Arla Foods’ farming standards programme will trial 3D imagery systems to monitor the cow wellbeing by using data recording and artificial intelligence. The technology will enable farmers […]

Lactalis Group acquires Ehrmann AG’s US yoghurt business

USA – French dairy corporation, Lactalis Group has acquired Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the U.S. yogurt business of German-based dairy company, Ehrmann AG. The transaction whose terms were not disclosed was completed on July 5, 2019 […]

Tyson Foods adds two new flavors to Grabits chicken range

UK – Tyson Foods has unveiled two new flavor variants of its Grabits Chicken range in the UK to offer customers with flavorful products that are as well high in protein. The limited edition flavors: […]

TreeHouse Foods sells snacks business to Atlas Holdings for US$90m

USA – Packaged Foods company, TreeHouse Foods has sold its snacks business to private investment and equity firm Atlas Holdings LLC for US$90 million. The company said the transaction which is subject to post-closing adjustments […]