AFMASS Southern Africa edition

AFMASS Southern Africa is the food & beverage and milling industry's premium conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Southern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The 2018 edition of AFMASS Southern Africa Conference and Expo will be hosted at the New Government Complex in…

AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2-4, 2019. More information can be found on the events…

AAK invests US$32m in expansion of its production facility in China

CHINA – AAK, supplier of vegetable oils and fats for specialized products has said that it will invest US$32 million (SEK 300 million) at its production facility in Zhangjiagang, China. The company said the investment will seek to increase capacity and support volume growth with a focus on Special Nutrition and Bakery segments. The investments…

Cargill launches range of premium filling fats for ‘healthier snacking’ in Europe

EUROPE – Cargill has launched a new range of premium filling fats in Europe to address the growing need for tasty and yet healthier and cleaner products for health-conscious consumers. Called CremoFLEX, the new filling fats are suitable in applications such as filled biscuits and sandwich cookies, wafers, filled chocolates tablets and pralines. According to…

Zimbabwe bakers fault lack of forex as bread shortage & prices shoot

ZIMBABWE - The National Bakers' Association of Zimbabwe has attributed bread shortage in the market to lack of foreign currency which has hampered importation of wheat to support the industry, reports The Herald. Mr Ngoni Mazango, the association's president, said that bread supplies in the country have in the past two weeks declined drastically leading…

Ethiopia’s Dina Gezahegn to establish US$7.1 million flour and biscuit factories

ETHIOPIA – Dina Gezahegn Import & Export, Ethiopia’s major importer and exporter of agricultural commodities and meat has invested US$7.1 million to set up separate flour processing and biscuit manufacturing factories in the country. According to the Addis Fortune, the two factories sit on a 20,000Square metre land in Oromia Regional State, the plants will…

Cargill unveils artisan chocolate brand Veliche Gourmet in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – American products and services company, Cargill has launched its artisan chocolate brand Veliche Gourmet in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The new range is 100% sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, according to Cargill. Veliche Gourmet is high-quality Belgian chocolate range with outstanding sensorial profile that brings a full, smooth and superior taste to professional…

Kerry agrees to supply Renaissance’s acrylamide-reducing yeast technology

CANADA – Ireland based taste and nutrition company, Kerry has signed a license agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp to supply Renaissance’s yeast technology. The partnership expands Kerry’s clean label offering, will see the food company commercialize Renaissance’s Acryleast, a non-GMO acrylamide-reducing yeast enzyme, to food and beverage manufacturers starting 2019. Acryleast is a natural, non-GMO…

Univar secures food ingredients distribution deal with Tata Chemicals in Canada

CANADA – Global chemical and ingredient distributor, Univar and India based Tata Chemicals have announced a new distribution agreement for fermented, digestive health ingredients in Canada. Univar will be the exclusive distributor of Tata’s Fossence and Gossence prebiotic dietary fiber portfolio of ingredients for the Canadian market. These fibers are used in a wide range…

Flowers Foods acquires the gluten-free baker Canyon Bakehouse for US$205m

USA – Flowers Foods, the American premier baker has agreed to acquire Canyon Bakehouse, a gluten-free baking company based in Colorado, for approximately US$205 million. This includes a performance-based contingent payment of US$5 million, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to be completed later in the fourth quarter of 2018.…