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…

Cargill reports fiscal 2019 first-quarter results with 5% rise in revenues

USA – Cargill, an American provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products, has reported a 5% revenue increase in results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended Aug. 31, 2018. According to the company, the adjusted operating earnings totalled US$883 million, nearly matching the US$888 million earned in last year’s strong comparative…

Ingredion announces US$60m investment of specialty food ingredients in Asia

ASIA - Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions, today announced US$60 million of planned investments to grow its specialty food ingredients business in Asia. According to the company, it commenced expansion of its modified and clean-label specialty starch capabilities in tapioca, waxy corn and rice early last year. The investments include a…

Nestle pledges to increase use of recycled plastics by 2025 in Europe

EUROPE – Nestlé, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, has pledged to make a significant increase in the amount of recycled plastics it uses in some of its packaging in the European Union. By 2025, bottles, PET layer in laminates, caps on glass jars and tins, trays for meat products and shrink films for…

PepsiCo announces ambitions to achieve 50% recycled plastics by 2030

EU - PepsiCo has announced ambitions to achieve 50% recycled plastic (rPET) in its bottles by 2030 across the European Union (EU), with an interim target of 45% by 2025. According to the company, the move will see the multinational food, snack and beverage giant more than triple the amount of recycled plastic it uses, equating…

Azelis steps up its market presence in Indonesia

INDONESIA – Azelis, the leading specialty producer and supplier, has announced that it will exhibit at Fi Asia Jakarta, Indonesia, the region’s most prominent food and beverage event, for the first time, expanding its market presence. According to the company, it expanded into Indonesia with the opening of an office in Jakarta in 2017. Antonius…

Cargill to invest US$150m in new pectin facility in Brazil to meet market demand

USA - The global agricultural company Cargill is planning to invest US$150 million in a new pectin production facility in Brazil, South America to meet market demand for high-quality pectin. The facility will produce HM pectin, a versatile, citrus fruit-based texturizer used for jams, beverages/juices, acid dairy drinks and confectionery. According to Cargill, the project…

Bunge Loders Croklaan launches low 3-MCPDE level palm oil portfolio

USA - Bunge Loders Croklaan, a leading global producer of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats, can now offer its entire palm oil food portfolio with low 3-MCPDE levels, in addition to its already available low Glycidyl Esters (GE) portfolio. According to the company, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) published Scientific Opinion points…

BASF launches Luminate FCC catalyst to help refiners increase liquid product yields

GERMANY - BASF, a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world, introduced Luminate, a new generation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for gasoil refiners. According to the company, the Luminate catalyst is tailored to deliver superior conversion while improving coke selectivity, which can help refineries maximize profitability. This is BASF’s…

US FDA approves GEA’s aseptic technology

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded GEA a letter of no objection (LONO) for its ABF 1.2 technology, an integrated blowing, filling and capping solution featuring a fully aseptic rotary blowing machine. According to GEA, that is the only system equipped with a 100% aseptic blower that is allowed to…