Mars Wrigley launches new Twix Triple chocolate cookie bars in the US

USA – World’s leading chocolate and chewing gum manufacturer, Mars Wrigley Confectionery has introduced a new variety of Twix Triple chocolate cookie bars in the US. The new treat is a unique cookie experience made of chocolate cookie bars, chocolate caramel, and cloaked in milk chocolate, says Wrigley. It will be available in the US…

Symrise unveils tea and coffee flavors for dairy applications

GERMANY - The flavours and fragrances company, Symrise has developed a new collection of specialty coffee and tea flavours that find applications in dairy products including milkshakes, yogurts and ice cream. According to the company, the new range provides unique and full indulgence, authentic taste achieved through innovations around recent customer tastes and preferences. The…

Ingredion unveils ‘calorie-reducing’ allulose sweetener in America

USA – Global ingredient solutions provider, Ingredion has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Japan’s leading producer of specialty ingredients, Matsutani Chemical Industry Co. to unveil a ‘calorie-reducing’ allulose sweetener in America. Matsutani will manufacture the new product, Astraea Allulose in Mexico and market it across the Americas starting 2019. With wide…

UK unveils US$76.4m funding to turn food scraps into eco-friendly packaging

UK – The UK government has unveiled US$76.4 million funding, a sustainability initiative that will turn food scraps into environmentally-friendly packaging for bags and cups. This is part of the UK government’s plan to lead the world in the development of sustainable packaging by reducing the harmful impact of plastics on the environment. The new…

Zambia launches SADC harmonized certified-seed regulatory system

ZAMBIA – The government of Zambia has launched the Southern African Development Community (SADC) seed certification and harmonized seed regulation system, reports Lusaka Times. This puts Zambia in a position to produce and trade certified seeds in the SADC region and ensures availability of high quality seed to farmers through rationalizing and removing national regulatory…

Marriott’s AC Hotels opens continent’s first hotel in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – AC Hotels, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand owned by Marriott International has opened its first Middle East and Africa hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. The 188-room facility was developed and owned by the Amdec Group and is located within walking distance from the Cape Town International Convention Centre. It has four…

Nestle unveils packaging institute to accelerate sustainability agenda

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has announced that it has created the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences with a goal to develop functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions as part of its sustainability strategy. Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences will be part of Nestlé’s global research organization housing a state-of-the-art laboratory complex…

Kellogg’s expands breakfast cereal line with new Strawberry Krispies

USA – The US food company, Kellogg’s has introduced a new flavor variant for its breakfast cereals line, Strawberry Krispies, its first new flavor in more than 10 years. The new product is an addition to Kellogg's Rice Krispies, a classic, delicious, Snap, Crackle and Pop brand that claims to be a vital source of…

Ethiopian liquor firm Ponu invests US$1.9m in a new bottle cap factory

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian liquor producing company, Ponu Monu has invested US$1.91 million (54 million Br) in establishing a new aluminium and plastic bottle cap factory in Gerji. According to AddisFortune, the investment was part of an expansion project to meet the growing demand for the materials in both the local and export markets. Equipped with…

FAO and MoA inaugurate a new veterinary laboratory in Liberia

LIBERIA - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with Liberia’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has inaugurated the a refurbished and equipped Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) at the University of Liberia's Fendell Campus. The facility was funded by USAID, through FAO’s Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) program, an…