Danone, Mars, Ingredion join Givaudan’s new food innovation platform

SWITZERLAND – Global flavors and fragrances leader, Givaudan has launched MISTA, a new innovation platform for the food industry and has received backing from Danone, Mars Inc and Ingredion as its founding members. MISTA is an accelerator and incubator programme that enables start-ups and established corporations to optimise ideas, products, people and investments in the…

Barry Callebaut forms partnerships for slave-free cocoa sourcing

NETHERLANDS - Barry Callebaut, Dutch supermarket chain, Albert Heijn and the Dutch confectionery company Tony’s Chocolonely have formed a strategic partnership to set chocolate industry standards with an aim to end child labour and slavery in chocolate sourcing. The partnership also aims to raise industry standards to enhance a more enabling working environment along the…

Syngenta to scale development of hybrid wheat ahead of 2020 release

USA – The world agricultural company, Syngenta has said that it remains committed to development of hybrid wheat in North America after expectations for the release of hybrid wheat in North America around 2020-21, reports World Grain. The company said it has decided to scale back late-stage development work in hybrid wheat in North America…

Buhler names Andy Sharpe new North American president and CEO

USA – Buhler Inc., global company in process engineering and technology for food, feed, and advanced industrial materials has named Andy Sharpe as the next president and chief executive officer of Buhler, Inc., effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Rene Steiner, who is retiring following a 50-year career with Buhler, and will remain with the company…

CP Kelco to expand pectin production capacity by 15% to meet global demand

USA – World leading pectin producer, CP Kelco has announced that it plans to expand pectin production capacity at its Lille Skensved, Denmark facility by about 15% as it anticipates growth in global market demand. According to the company, the investment will enhance market supply by 2019-2020 with a focus on producing low methyl ester…

Univar secures food ingredients distribution deal with Tata Chemicals in Canada

CANADA – Global chemical and ingredient distributor, Univar and India based Tata Chemicals have announced a new distribution agreement for fermented, digestive health ingredients in Canada. Univar will be the exclusive distributor of Tata’s Fossence and Gossence prebiotic dietary fiber portfolio of ingredients for the Canadian market. These fibers are used in a wide range…

tna opens new manufacturing site in Australia to triple capacity

AUSTRALIA – The food processing and packaging equipment solutions provider, tna has inaugurated a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Boronia, Australia to expand to almost triple its production capacity. The new site will enhance its production capacities for its equipment including flagship vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system, the tna robag. According to…

tna co-founders Alf and Nadia Taylor awarded 2018 Ethnic Business Award

AUSTRALIA – Global food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer, tna has announced that its co-founders Alf and Nadia Taylor have been awarded with the 2018 Ethnic Business Award in the ‘Medium to Large Business’ category. At the 30th Ethnic Business Awards gala dinner held in Sydney, the two were hailed for their entrepreneurship, personal dedication,…

Packaging group Mondi to dump dual listing for a primary one in London

SOUTH AFRICA – The international packaging and paper group Mondi has announced that it plans to dump its dual listing structure for a primary listing in London, reports IOL Business. The company which operates in the consumer packaging business said it would move its primary stock to London but would retain a secondary listing on…

Royal DSM launches new line of cultures for Spanish Castellano cheese

NETHERLANDS – Royal DSM has developed a new range of cheese cultures, Delvo Cheese CT-500 Castellano, a cheese culture for creating Spanish Castellano-type cheese. The new culture was especially developed to create the highly specific taste and texture of the Castellano-type cheese, allowing cheesemakers to respond to the growing demand for premium, authentic and artisan…