Kerry celebrates US$28.6m expansion of new facility in Minnesota

USA - Taste & Nutrition Company, Kerry, is celebrating the US$28.6 million expansion of its facility in Rochester, Minnesota, a project which increases manufacturing capacity at the state-of-the-art facility. FoodingredientsFirst also reported that the expansion includes the addition of a new spray dryer and two 10,000 gallon dryer feed tanks. Kerry’s Rochester facility produces naturally-derived…

Bell Flavors & Fragrances celebrates two new launches in Asia Pacific region

ASIA - Bell Flavors & Fragrances has announced the recent launch of two new locations in Asia, Bell Flavors & Fragrances (Thailand) Ltd. and PT. Bell Flavors and Fragrances Indonesia. Bell Flavors & Fragrances, the company which develops and produces flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts, and ingredient specialties, have launched the two new sites to expand…

Buhler, Bogasari partners to invest in a new flour mill in Indonesia

INDONESIA - Buhler and the wheat flour division of Bogasari Flour Mill, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur have signed an agreement to build a new flour mill in Cibitung, Indonesia. The partnership aims at investing in Bogasari’s flour milling business in Cibitung with latest technology and food safety standards. The project include two new Bühler milling…

Former P&G executive Vivek Sunder named COO at Swiggy

INDIA - Swiggy, the online food delivery start-up has appointed former Procter & Gamble (P&G) executive Vivek Sunder as first ever Chief Operating Officer for its business. Vivek will manage the company’s operating units with a responsibility to accelerate Swiggy’s mission of making the lives of consumers more convenient and hassle-free, ET Retail has revealed.…

Nestle invests US$12.5m for a new distribution centre in Jamaica

USA - Nestle Jamaica has invested US$12.5 million for the construction of a new distribution facility and a corporate office at Ferry Pen, St Catherine, Jamaica set to open July 2, reported Jamaica Observer. It involves an 84,000-square-metre complex comprising of five buildings, with the head office occupying 23,000 square metres of collaborative workspace, while…

AB InBev’s Accra Brewery commits to recycling PET bottles

GHANA - Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev’s subsidiary has announced plans to focus more on solutions for the recycling of its Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles, reported Ghana News Agency (GNA). This follows a successful separation between the brewery and Voltic Ghana, a manufacturer of natural mineral water brand. Before the separation of the…

ADM acquires Probiotics International Limited for US$242m

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Probiotics International Limited (PIL), a U.K.-based provider of probiotic supplements for human, pet, and production-animal use, valued at US$242 million. According to the company, the agreement will expand its health and wellness capabilities with the fully integrated probiotics…

tna opens new office and training centre in Mexico to expand business growth

MEXICO – tna, a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions, has announced the opening of a new office and training facility in Mexico. According to the company, the new facility will provide local food manufacturers with a range of new services and enhanced technical support. Located in Santiago de Querétaro, the…

Firmenich successfully completes registration for transparent ingredients

SWITZERLAND – Firmenich, a private Swiss company in the fragrance and flavor business, has announced a successful completion of registration of chemical substances as part of the European Union’s REACH regulation. The company stated that the registration was designed to improve the protection of human health and the environment, and that REACH is a major…

Chr. Hansen reports 9% growth in revenue in the first nine months of 2017/18

EUROPE - Chr. Hansen, a global bioscience company, has solid organic revenue growth of 9% in the first nine months of 2017/18. The company reported a 3% reported growth due to adverse currency impacts to which Food Cultures & Enzymes grew 12%, Health & Nutrition 8% and Natural Colors 5%. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)…