Royal DSM officially opens a second Animal Nutrition & Health premix in India

INDIA - Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has officially opened its second Animal Nutrition & Health premix plant in Jadcherla, India. Accoding to the company, the opening follows years of detailed research and analysis of the Indian market, with the objective of serving the market with solutions that…

Arla Foods UK launches sustainable farming standards model for dairy farming

UK - Farmer-owned cooperative Arla Foods UK has launched ‘Arla UK 360’, a new standard in UK dairy farming which is said to have “an approach to benefit everyone”. According to the cooperative, it said that it had created the standard amidst the “ongoing volatility in the global milk markets” and increasing consumer misunderstanding of…

Rabobank announces launch of 20 Start-ups to help reduce food loss in Asia

ASIA – Rabobank, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company, has announced 20 start-ups; Food Loss Challenge Asia that focus on critical holistic solutions addressing the issue of food loss throughout the supply chain. According to Rabobank, Food Loss Challenge Asia is a competition where start-ups pitch their ideas to reduce food loss to…

Kenya Breweries’ trains 300 youth and women through vocational courses

KENYA - Diageo’s local operator Kenya Breweries Limited has unveiled about 300 youth and women graduates from its vocational training and entrepreneurship programme dubbed Heshima. Heshima is a local training initiative aimed at equipping youth and women from across Kenya with entrepreneurial skills at the same time tackling the issue of unemployment among target groups.…

ADM re-opens modern flour milling facility in Oklahoma

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Company, an American global food processing company, has joined with members of the community to celebrate the re-opening of its modernized flour mill in Enid, Oklahoma. According to the company, the modernization project involved a complete retro-fit of ADM’s existing mill in Enid, which was built in 1928. ADM replaced…

Taste and nutrition company IFF opens two new facilities in China

CHINA - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a leading innovator of scent, taste and nutrition, is opening two new facilities in China; a flavors manufacturing facility in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone and a Natural Product Research lab in the Nanjing Life Science Park. According to the company, the flavors plant is the Company’s second…

Arca Continental officially complete construction of new plant in Houston

USA - Arca Continental, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottling companies in the world, and its Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages company, has completed the laying of the first stone of its new plant and Center for Coca-Cola Distribution in Houston, Texas. According to the company, the executives of Arca Continental and CCSWB, along with federal, state…

CCBA, Bio Foods and Bidco Africa grab most unique ingredients application awards

KENYA– Coca-Cola Beverages Africa’s Minute Maid Fruity Boost with Milk and Nutrients, Bio Food Products’ Bio Yoghurt Fruit on the Bottom and Bidco Africa’s Noodies Ugali Noodles with Sukuma Wiki emerged the best in the novel way of ingredient application at the just concluded Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards, taking positions one, two and three…

mitte raises US$10.6m seed round for building plain tap water-to-mineralized water system

GERMANY – Mitte, the first of its kind smart home water system, has announced that it has secured US$10.6 million in financing, for a project of building a system that turns plain tap water to mineralized water at home. According to the company, the financing round was led by Danone Manifesto Ventures, the New York-based…

PepsiCo to introduce start-up accelerator programme in the U.S. after Europe’s success

USA – PepsiCo, an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, has announced that it will introduce its Nutrition Greenhouse start-up accelerator programme in the US, following the success of the scheme in Europe. According to FoodBev, the programme aims to find and support ten emerging brands in the food and beverage sector who have…