Upfield introduces Altis Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Kenya promoting healthy living

KENYA – Upfield, the global leader in plant-based nutrition, has expanded its product portfolio in Kenya with the launch of Altis Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The oil, produced in Greece, is widely enjoyed in several countries across the globe, making Kenya its latest market. According to the Blue Band margarine maker, the edible oil is 100% natural olive oil made from olives by cold extraction which ensures the oil offers extensive nutritional benefits. It has low acidity, maintains natural aroma of fresh olives, green herbs and apple, combined harmoniously for…

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Upfield Kenya joins band of manufacturers driving food safety agenda by obtaining FSSC 22000 Certification

KENYA – Upfield, the global leader in plant-based nutrition has marked the World Food Safety Day in style, as its Kenyan operations obtained the coveted Food Management System Standard certification, FSSC 22000. The maker of the blue band brand has received the certification indicating that it has implemented the most robust food safety management system while manufacturing and handling the food products. “Our Nairobi based Blue Band manufacturing plant meets the requirements of an internationally recognized best practice approach and has been able to implement a robust food defense and…

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Blue Band brand launches new mayonnaise with low calories

KENYA – Upfield, the manufacturer of the Blue Band brand has launched a new variant of its mayonnaise dubbed Blue Band Lite mayonnaise. The new offering promises same great taste without the extra calories targeting consumers adopting a healthier life style. Coming in a 532ml bottle, the dressing is available at all leading stores country wide. Company name: Upfield Country: Kenya Product type: Mayonnaise Innovation: New Product

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Upfield commits to sustainable development of shea sector, joins Global Shea Alliance

GHANA – Upfield, the global leader in plant-based nutrition and the leading producer of plant-based margarines, spreads and cheeses has joined the Global Shea Alliance (GSA). The company has also registered as a GSA sustainability partner, committing to promoting the sustainable development of the shea sector. GSA is a non-profit industry association with 560 members from 35 countries, including women’s groups, brands and retailers, suppliers, and NGOs, headquartered in Accra, Ghana. Through public-private partnerships, the alliance promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and…

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Blue Band brand expands portfolio with launch of instant porridge

Company name: Upfield Holdings Product type: Instant porridge Innovation: New product Upfield Holdings, the manufacturer of the Blue Band margarine has launched new instant porridge, a first of its kind in the Kenyan market. The plant-based, whole milled composite flour is fortified with 10 vitamins and 5 minerals, offering consumers a nutritious breakfast meal. Marketed under the brand name Blue Band, the porridge is prepared in under two minutes by mixing the flour with hot-water, properly stir it and it is ready to be served!

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Upfield to build new production facility for plant-based spreads and vegan cheese

CANADA – Upfield has announced plans expanding its Canadian operations with a new production facility in Brantford, Ontario for plant-based spreads and vegan cheese and is expected to open at the end of 2021, in line with the firm’s growth strategy. The new state-of-the-art facility in Brantford will provide expanded capacity as well as the technical and production efficiencies required to support its growth. “Brantford is very pleased to welcome Upfield to our community”, said Brantford Mayor, Kevin Davis. “The City’s Economic Development staff, Mayor’s Office and Ward Councillors worked…

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