Heineken USA to launch 100-calories slimline cans of Strongbow cider

USA – Heineken is set to launch slimline cans of Strongbow cider that contain 100 calories each in the USA, expanding its portfolio in the market. The Slim Cans range is a 12-can variety pack with three 8.5 oz flavours, containing 100 calories each, offering a crisp alternative that will appeal to growing demands for…

Nestle Waters NA to use 25% recycled plastic in packaging by 2021

USA - Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), bottled water business of Nestle Waters has announced that it aims to use 25% recycled plastic in its packaging across the US by 2021. This is part of the global initiative by the world beverage giant to achieve 100% recycled or re-usable plastic in its entire packaging portfolio…

Kellogg’s launches new range of Cheez-It and Rice Krispies snacks in the US

USA – The Kellogg Company has introduced a new range of snacks, Cheez-It Snap’d, Pringles Wavy and Rice Krispies Treats Snap Crackle Poppers, expanding its snacks product line in the US. The new range of snack innovations are said to be delicious, differentiated by flavour and texture. Cheez-It Snap'dare thin,crispy and munchable snacks made with…

FDA investigates E. Coli illness outbreak linked to California-grown Romaine lettuce

USA – The Food and Drug Administration of the United States along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched an investigation into the outbreak of E.Coli infections possibly linked to Romaine lettuce grown in California. According to the CDC, since the outbreak was reported in October, 52 people have been infected…

FrieslandCampina acquires US cheese distributor Jana Foods

USA – Global dairy company, FrieslandCampina has announced that it has acquired US based importer and distributor of cheese, Jana Foods for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition builds the already existing relationship between FrieslandCampina and Jana Foods and further strengthens the former’s position in supplying Dutch specialty cheese to the US consumer. Jana Foods imports…

Kellogg’s expands breakfast cereal line with new Strawberry Krispies

USA – The US food company, Kellogg’s has introduced a new flavor variant for its breakfast cereals line, Strawberry Krispies, its first new flavor in more than 10 years. The new product is an addition to Kellogg's Rice Krispies, a classic, delicious, Snap, Crackle and Pop brand that claims to be a vital source of…

US and China ease tariff war with a ‘90-days ceasefire’ period

USA – China and the United States of America have agreed to ease their stances in a bid to avoid escalation of tariff war that has since negatively impacted the nations’ agricultural and other trade. Following the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the two leaders agreed to withdraw some…

PureCircle to sell stevia-based proteins, fibers and antioxidants

USA – World’s leading manufacturer of stevia sweeteners, PureCircle plans to begin commercial production and sale of new stevia ingredients including proteins, soluble fibers and antioxidants in 2019. The company said the products are a result of extensive research and development using its proprietary stevia technology and enables it to utilize much more of each…

RiceBran completes acquisition of Golden Ridge for US$7.8 million

USA - Specialty ingredient company, RiceBran Technologies has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of Golden Ridge Rice Mills at a consideration of approximately US$7.8 million. The transaction also includes Golden Ridge’s milling and rice bran stabilization facility in Wynne, Arkansas, U.S. The Company expects Golden Ridge to add…

Kraft Heinz acquires US condiments firm Primal Nutrition for US$200m

USA – Kraft Heinz has announced that it has agreed to acquire the US based condiments, sauces and dressings firm, Primal Nutrition, LLC for approximately US$200 million. Primal Kitchen will join Kraft Heinz under Springboard, which is Kraft Heinz’s dynamic platform created to partner with founders and brands that will disrupt the food industry. For…