AFS receives Non-GMO Project verification for its caffeine ingredients

US - Applied Food Sciences, Inc has received Non-GMO Project verification for four of its caffeine ingredients allowing the use of organic caffeine into its products and brands. As an ingredient supplier, AFS is boosting its clean label which consumers are increasingly associating with natural, organic and non-genetically modified organism claims. AFS offers PurCaf organic…

Nutriati and PLT Health Solutions unveils gluten-free Artesa Chickpea Flour

US - Nutriati Inc., a producer of plant-based food products has partnered with PLT Health Solutions to introduce new gluten-free Artesa Chickpea flour in North America. Artesa Chickpea Flour was launched to expand the non-gluten free range of products at the same time offering great taste, flavor, quality and formulating functionally. The flour features a…

Mane Flavors unveils new range of marinades to quench thirst for Asian tastes

FRANCE - Mane, the fragrance and flavor industry based in France has launched a new range of marinades targeting the European consumers who are continuously developing a taste for Asian flavors. According to the company, the launch of the new range of marinades constitutes its idea in developing savory consumer food products and meet consumer…

Fairfax Meadow voluntarily recalls meat products after unannounced FSA inspection

UK - Fairfax Meadow, a supplier of meat products in the UK has called for a voluntary withdrawal of its meat products from a series of pubs, bars, hotel and restaurants after a surprise inspection visit by the Foods Standards Agency (FSA). FSA had made the unannounced inspection at its premises in England and Scotland…

Cargill plans on US$32m investment in its Temple turkey production facility

US - Cargill has made plans to make a US$32 million investment in its turkey production facility, where the officials hoped the city would be able to gobble up the economic benefits. According to Tim Loesch, Cargill communications director, the Temple facility at 251 Berger Road is currently designed to produce bulk turkey feed. The…

Tanqueray Rangpur launches into new markets, with new designs

UK - TANQUERAY, the bartenders’ favourite gin, has unveiled a stunning new design for TANQUERAY Rangpur alongside the news that it’s extending its distribution into new markets. Named after an exotic lime which originated from India, TANQUERAY Rangpur is a light, easy-drinking gin with a juicy citrus taste, making it the perfect gin for the…

Unilever to sell baking and dessert business to Dr. Oetker

LONDON - Unilever has received a binding offer for the purchase of its Alsa baking and dessert business from Dr. Oetker for an undisclosed amount. According to Unilever, this transaction would include the manufacturing unit in Ludres, France. “In the context of our global strategy to accelerate long term, sustainable value creation, the baking and…

Coca-Cola lays off an undisclosed number of employees in Phillipnes

PHILIPPINES - Coca-Cola Femsa has revealed it will lay off an undisclosed number of employees in the Philippines as a result of “recent developments within the beverage industry”. The announcement comes just weeks after the Philippines introduced a higher tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Under the new rules, which came into force on 1 January, drinks…

USDA estimates high US beet and total sugar production in 2017/18

USA - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported forecast record high U.S. beet and total sugar production in 2017/18, in it’s in its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. The U.S.D.A. forecast U.S. 2017-18 sugar production at a record 9,230,000 short tons, raw value, down 82,000 tons from January based on beet sugar at…

GLG Life Tech, ADM partner to launch its Reb M Sweetener product line

USA - GLG Life Tech Corp. and ADM, a global sales and marketing partner, have partnered to launch Reb M sweetener product line, made from GLG Life Tech’s proprietary high Reb M Dream Sweetener stevia leaf, which has high quantities of Reb M steviol glycosides that have a sugar-like taste. “These products provide a clean…