Naturex signs agreement with Cura for innovative Koji fermented minerals

FRANCE - Naturex has entered into an agreement with Cura Global Health Inc. to ensure that their customers in the dietary supplement and functional food markets are supplied with innovative Koji fermented minerals solutions. The agreement was made via Naturex’s Innovation program (Ingenium) launched in 2016 to source innovative ideas through partnerships with new start-up…

Kemin unveils consumer friendly alternative to synthetic antioxidants

USA - Kemin Industries has carried out a successful study that shows oil-soluble green tea extract as an alternative to synthetic butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) as an alternative in Par-fried meat and poultry applications. This showcases Kemin’s commitment in providing shelf-life extension and food safety solutions that will help manufacturers keep food and beverage products safe, high…

Arla Foods acquires milk, butter and cheese brands from Yeo Valley to grow organics line

UK – Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods Limited is acquiring Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group Limited, as it seeks to grow its line of organic milk products in the key UK market. The transaction will give the farmer-owned dairy cooperative the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in…

Bioplastics to increase by 50% amidst high demand for recyclable packaging

EUROPE - European Bioplastics in Berlin have stated that the oil industry is set to face challenges as bioplastics made from sugarcane, wood and corn is projected to grow in the next five years. European Bioplastics brings together companies like Cargill and Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, German chemical giant BASF and the Finnish paper maker Stora…

Arla eyes organic dairy business in the UK in a new partnership

UK - Arla Foods has announced a new partnership with Yeo Valley, a family-owned farming and dairy company in England to strengthen position in organic dairy products in the UK. According to the company, the partnership will bring together the two companies which have established themselves as strong organic brands in milk, butter and cheese…

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate foam cups packaging by 2020

USA – Leading coffee and sweet goods retailer Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that it will eliminate all polystyrene foam cups from its global supply chain by 2020 as part of its sustainability commitments, eliminating up to 1 billion of such packs a year. The company, will commence the replacement initiative in its key US home…

International Dairy Foods Association recommends reform for dairy product manufacturing

US – The International Dairy Foods Association (IDA) has recommended areas for regulatory reform for dairy product manufacturing, claiming the current regulations are overly burdensome, out-dated and barriers to innovation. According to the association, it is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to modernize out-dated standards of identity for dairy products revise overly burdensome…

Arla Foods Ingredients acquires Argentinian dairy cooperative

ARGENTINA – Arla Food Ingredients, a subsidiary of dairy cooperative Arla has acquired 100% of the shares in Arla Foods Ingredients S.A (AFISA) to support the company’s ambition for market growth in South American region. Arla has bought the stake from the members of the Argentinian dairy cooperative SanCor who have agreed to sell their…

EU approves European Dairy Association guidance for ‘cheese as raw material’

EUROPE - The European Union has approved European Dairy Association (EDA) guidance for “cheese as raw material” towards the high safety and quality of cheese in the processing industry. It also approved the organization for the processed cheese sector, Assifonte’s “Good Manufacturing Practice Guidelines for Processed Cheese”- a major for food safety, consumer protection and…