Olam launches ‘net-positive’ sustainability policy

SINGAPORE - Olam International has launched a ‘net-positive’ sustainability policy applicable to commodities globally for direct and indirect sourcing with an aim to re-generate rural landscapes and eco-systems. Under the program, deemed Olam Living Landscapes Policy (OLLP), offers a net-positive approach to agricultural supply chains and landscape management, and aims to adopt principles that support…

EU’s legislation to reduce the level of acrylamide in coffee and confectionery

UK - The European Union’s regulations are set to become into law, requiring food manufacturers to reduce the amount of acrylamide used in packaged foods including biscuits, cookies and coffee. The regulation reduces the amount of acrylamide permissible for various food products, ranging from 350 micrograms (μg) of acrylamide per kilogram for biscuits and cookies…

Cadbury Nigeria launches new program to promote healthy living

NIGERIA - Cadbury Nigeria has launched a healthy lifestyle programme to promote healthy living among children and families by providing nutrition education, active play and fresh foods. This is part of Mondelēz International Foundation’s US$50 million multi-year initiative to promote healthy lifestyles and address obesity in ten countries including Argentina, Australia, Egypt, France, Nigeria, Russia,…

Nampak considers selling its glass unit amid competition in beverage can market

SOUTH AFRICA - Nampak Ltd, the South African plastics bottle manufacturing company has welcomed proposal to sell its glass division in a way to create a more profitable business and address a skills gap, report Reuters. In addition to inconsistent electricity supply and insufficient technical skills at its glass division, the group highlighted that it…

Krispy Kreme enters Nigeria, to invest US$7m in 20 outlets

NIGERIA - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, an American doughnuts and coffee brand is investing US$7 million in a network of outlets as it begins its journey into the Nigerian food and beverage market, offering 16 different varieties of doughnuts, as well as Nigerian blended coffee. The company says that its expansion into the Nigerian market…