South African varsity student develops ecofriendly edible straws to promote sustainability

SOUTH AFRICA – As companies strive towards developing innovative ways of tackling plastic waste, Leila Siljeur, a Chemical Engineering student at Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa has joined the drive by developing edible straws. […]

Bühler commits to waste and energy reduction in drive to promote sustainability

SWITZERLAND – Bühler, a global food equipment and services company, has committed to reducing energy requirements, water consumption, and waste by 50% in its customers’ value chains. Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group made the […]

Ideagen launches new software for the food industry as it marks 25th anniversary

UK – Ideagen, a UK based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software provider, has launched new and improved version of its Q-Pulse application as it commemorates the 25th anniversary of the software. Q-Pulse is used […]

Natural, clean label and healthier options driving flavor developments

NETHERLANDS – New flavor development and innovations are largely driven by growing interest in natural, clean label and healthier options, according to July 2019 Innova Market Insights report. Global flavor developments in food and beverage […]

Huhtamaki launches new compostable double wall Impresso cup

FINLAND – Finnish food packaging company, Huhtamaki has launched a new compostable double walled Impresso hot cup, expanding its existing Bioware compostable range. The new cup features a unique Impresso bubble emboss which provides enhanced […]

Compostable packaging firm Genera secures US$118m in funding

USA – US-based sustainable packaging firm, Genera has raised US$118 million to expand production of compostable packaging products. The financing round involved backing from WindSail Capital Group, a growth capital investor specialising in sustainability and […]

Symrise expands dry taste solutions with new liquid flavoring line

RUSSIA – The Dutch flavors and fragrances company, Symrise has launched a new production line for liquid flavorings at its Rogovo facility in Russia, expanding dry taste solutions range. The expansion allows the company to […]

Tetra Pak launches paper straws for beverage products in Europe

EUROPE – Tetra Pak has unveiled its paper straws for beverage products in Europe as part of the sustainable innovation alternatives to plastic waste and its impact on the environment. The paper straws will be […]

DSM launches young cheddar and barrel cheese culture

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch bio-science company, Royal DSM has launched a new culture range for young cheddar and barrel cheese. Called DelvoCheese CH-120, the new range is said to be resistant to phage – viruses […]

SIG Group develops aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil

SWITZERLAND – Aseptic packaging solutions provider, SIG Combibloc Group has developed aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil to meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging. The new cartons were developed in partnership with B-Better®, a start-up […]