Cargill India launches ‘NatureFresh Acti Heart’ to expand edible oil portfolio

INDIA - Cargill India has launched 'NatureFresh Acti Heart', a healthy blended cooking oil, eying to expand increase its market share in the premium segment within two years. The new product, blended equally with Canola and rice bran oils and according to the company, it has high Omega 3 content than other products in the…

Adani gets lenders nod for US$858m acquisition of edible oil manufacturer Ruchi Soya

ASIA - Adani group, owner of edible oil brand Fortune has received approval from lenders to acquire India’s largest edible oil manufacturer Ruchi Soya for US$857.93 million, ET Retail reported. Race to take over the debt-ridden edible oil firm also involved Indian consumer goods company Patanjali group but the committee of creditors (CoC) approved Adani Wilmar’s,…

Bidco Land O’Lakes in partnership with Coast Feeds launches poultry centre

KENYA - Bidco Land O’Lakes, a joint venture between the oil refineries firm Bidco Africa and American Land O’Lakes has launched the first poultry centre in Mombasa, Kenya. In partnership with Coast Animal Feeds, the venture will manage the centre serving as a one stop shop for farmers by providing quality feeds, supplements, information and…

McDonald’s to recycle used cooking oil to power its delivery trucks

INDIA - McDonald’s franchise holder Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd is recycling its own used cooking oil to make biodiesel that is used to power all its delivery trucks in Mumbai. The energy from used cooking oil is also used to power the refrigeration system for the trucks. According to the company, the new source of…

UK’s organic oils maker Groovy Food releases turmeric-infused coconut oil

UK - The Groovy Food Company, an organic oils maker, has expanded its range of organic oils by introducing a new turmeric-infused virgin coconut oil product for the UK market. According to FoodBev, the new Groovy Food Company’s organic virgin coconut oil infused with turmeric can be used as a healthy alternative to cooking oils.…

Kenya seeks to solve stalemate on dairy and oil exports to Zambia

KENYA - Kenya is expecting to host government officials from Zambia this month to deliberate on trading solutions including possibilities of exporting dairy and oil products to Zambia. Business Daily reported that although a consensus may be reached on oil products, dairy exports to the Southern Africa nation may remain strenuous due to differences in…

Nestle’s membership suspended for failure to submit palm oil sustainability report

ASIA – Nestle, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, had its membership of industry watchdog the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended as the Swiss food group when it failed to submit a report detailing how it would ensure the use of certified sustainable palm oil, the RSPO said. According to Reuters, the…

Agilex Fragrances acquires Fragrance West to expand presence on United States West Coast

USA - Agilex Fragrances, a company of the Firmenich Group, has announced the acquisition of Fragrance West, a leading body, home and air care perfumery house from the HORN Company. According to the company, Fragrance West offers superior creative scent design and best-in-class speed-to-market supported by a manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. With this acquisition…

United Refineries adopts food fortification to stay along global trends

ZIMBABWE - United Refineries Ltd, the agro products processor has adopted food fortification as a strategy to keep along the country’s nutrition policy as well as address global trends. The Herald reported that the company which also produces brands in personal care, hygiene and value addition, has already fortified its lead-product, Roil Cooking Oil. This…

Israel’s Anlit launches high omega-3 supplements for pregnant women

ISRAEL - Israel-based and maker of high-quality children's dietary supplements, Anlit Ltd has unveiled a new, chewable DHA omega-3 supplements to help mother during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The fish-shaped supplements single-serving bite contain a high concentration of DHA as well as EPA (126mg DHA, 24mg EPA), for a total of 150mg omega-3 fatty acids, according…