Calexo launches its first line of sparkling cannabis-infused beverages

USA – Calexo, an emerging California-based beverage brand, has launched its first line of sparkling cannabis-infused beverages, providing consumers with an alternative to alcoholic drinks. According to the brand, the new Calexo beverages are made […]

ADM, Givaudan commit funds to aid in COVID-19 response globally

WORLD – Chicago-based agricultural commodity trader and food processor, ADM and Swiss flavor and fragrance producer, Givaudan have joined the global efforts in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ADM has announced that it is […]

Tyson Foods commits US$13m in COVID-19 hunger relief and community support

USA – Tyson Foods has announced a US$13 million commitment to support critical needs in local communities where the company operates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The investment includes a US$2 million in community […]

United States signs poultry regionalization agreement with China

USA – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has signed a regionalization agreement with China for safe trade of poultry products. This action is part of the continuing […]

PepsiCo to hire 6, 000 new employees and provide US$11m to COVID-19 affected communities

USA – Amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, PepsiCo has reinforced its strategies to ensure business continuity while contributing to mitigation efforts aimed at curbing the spread an impact of the disease in the US. […]

Plant-based egg manufacturer Eat Just expands partnerships globally

USA – Eat Just, a San Fransisco-based foodtech company has announced several globe-spanning partnerships across North America, Latin America, Europe and East Asia to manufacture and distribute its mung bean-based egg, Just Egg. This expanded […]

Yum! Brands completes US$375m acquisition of The Habit Restaurants

USA – Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands, has completed the acquisition of The Habit Restaurants, following the approval by The Habit Burger Grill stockholders. Yum! Brands, the […]

Impossible Foods raises approximately US$500m in Series F funding round

USA – Silicon Valley based foodtech startup, Impossible Foods has raised approximately US$500 million in a Series F funding round by new investor Mirae Asset Global Investments. The finding round also saw the participation from […]

Non-alcoholic beer maker Athletic Brewing raises US$17.5m in Series B round

USA – Connecticut-based non-alcoholic craft beer startup, Athletic Brewing Company has closed a US$17.5 million Series B funding round to support its planned expansion and acquisitions. According to a Forbes report, the funding round attracted […]

FDA launches campaign to increase awareness of the new nutrition facts label

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new education campaign aimed at increasing consumer awareness of the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The campaign with the tagline “What’s […]