Nigeria’s beverage firm CWAY Group adds yogurt to its portfolio to meet demand

NIGERIA - CWAY Group, the food and beverages maker has expanded its fruit-flavoured milk drink portfolio with the addition of a new yogurt line in a bid to meet consumer demand in the country, reports Beverage Industry News. According to the company, growth in the sub-sector is being driven by the nation’s rising population as…

Carrefour joins the IBM Food Trust platform to implement food traceability standard

EUROPE - Carrefour, a European leader in food traceability through the gradual application of blockchain technology to its Carrefour Quality Line products, has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust platform. The company said that the objective of the collaboration between Carrefour and IBM Food Trust is to implement a global food…

Food delivery firms Swiggy, Zomato, UberEats delists 10,500 ‘unsafe’ restaurants

INDIA- Food delivery and ecommerce platforms Zomato, Swiggy, UberEats and Food Panda have abandoned and delisted 10,500 restaurants after failing to meet the food safety regulator’s requirements. According to ET Retail, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India’s (FSSAI) review indicted that Zomato had delisted 2,500, Swiggy 4,000, Foodpanda 1,800, UberEats 2,000 partner hotels…

Tesco removes “best-before” dates from fruits and vegetable products to cut on food waste

UK – Tesco, a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer, is scrapping more "best before" dates from another 116 fruit and vegetable products in a move the supermarket says will help consumers cut food waste. In May, the UK's biggest grocer successfully trialled removing labels from 70 pre-packaged fresh food lines, and among the…

Kraft Heinz invests US$100m to Evolv Ventures for emerging tech companies

USA - . Kraft Heinz has committed up to US$100 million to Evolv Ventures, a venture fund that will invest in emerging tech companies transforming the food industry. According to the company, the venture fund led by investor Bill Pescatello, will accelerate the company’s exposure to emerging technologies and businesses, as well as improve its…

FSSAI to discuss mandatory inclusion of nutritional facts and healthy options in airline meals

INDIA - The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has called a meeting with airlines, flight caterers and airport operators, seeking to make it mandatory for airlines to serve meal with nutritional information as well as healthier options, ET Retail reports. Airlines may need to include complete information on nutritional aspects like calories, list…

Bonduelle Fresh Americas appoints former Cargill executive Mary Thompson as new CEO

USA - Bonduelle Fresh Americas, home to the Ready Pac Foods brand and the newest business unit of Bonduelle, has announced the appointment of Mary Thompson to chief executive officer, effective Oct. 8. According to the company, she will lead the day-to-day management of Bonduelle Fresh Americas and develop a strategic vision and approach for…

Online food delivery platform Foodpanda expands to 13 new cities

INDIA - Mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace, Foodpanda India has expanded to 13 more cities, allowing users select from local restaurants and place orders for delivery. This builds on the number of its delivery network which already exists in seven cities namely Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. It is launching…

McDonald’s scraps all artificial flavours, colors and preservatives from burger portfolio

USA - McDonald’s US, the fast food giant, is scrapping all artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives from artificial sources from its top-selling classic burger portfolio. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the ingredient change is part of McDonald’s ongoing strategy to offer healthier versions of iconic and classic products which they’re famous for and is the latest in…