FSSAI issues new regulation, common logo for organic foods

INDIA – Indian food safety and standards regulator FSSAI has released a unified regulation on organic foods in the country, as the country hopes to tap into growing worldwide demand. It has also launched a common logo with a tagline ‘Jaivik Bharat’ to be used on certified organic foods to act as a symbol of…

Fonterra acquires stake in Lithuania’s biggest dairy

LITHUANIA - Fonterra Co-operative Group has acquired a 10% shareholding AB Rokiskio Suris, deepening a long-standing commercial agreement with Lithuania’s biggest dairy producer, In the deal, Fonterra has invested US$8.2 million in Rokiskio to secure a supply line of high-value whey ingredients while opening up product options across Europe and the Middle East. According to…

Carlsberg invests in beer flavours and aromas project

DENMARK – Danish brewer Carlsberg has announced a multi-million-dollar investment in a research study with the purpose of measuring and sensing flavors and aromas in beer, called The Beer Fingerprinting Project. The Beer Fingerprinting Project is a development of a sensor platform that holds enormous potential for broader research and facilitate new start-ups in the…

Frutarom to acquire iron delivery technology from Spanish firm

ISRAEL – Frutarom, a flavor and fragrance company, has signed an agreement with Spanish biotech company AB-Biotics to acquire its iron deficiency ingredient AB-Fortis. AB-Fortis is a patent-protected micro-encapsulation technology that enables delivery of iron with increased biological absorption, while avoiding the side effects of metallic taste and digestive problems. According to the company, this…

India a stand-out market – Yum! Brands CEO

INDIA - Yum! Brands chief executive Greg Creed called India a stand-out market, while announcing the US restaurant giant’s third-quarter results. “India was a standout market for Pizza Hut with its fifth consecutive quarter of same store sales growth,” Creed said during an investor call. The company owns brands such as Pizza Hut, KFC and…

Fonterra acquires stake in US whey concentrate maker

USA – New Zealand dairy co-operative group Fonterra has announced that it is buying a stake in US-based whey protein concentrate and lactose manufacturer Columbia River Technologies, for an undisclosed sum. USA dairy co-operative and dairy producer Threemile Canyon Farms as equal shareholders in Columbia River Technologies, which was originally founded in 2013 as a…

Flavour major driver for flavoured water preference – Comax

USA - Comax Flavors, a world leader in proprietary flavors technology, has released new primary research on consumers’ behaviour, usage and attitudes towards flavored water. This is the third study of the company’s primary market research program. The Flavored Water study was fielded in March 2017 with 500 US respondents aged 18 to over 70…