Fairlife launches new collection of lactose-free ready-to-drink snack beverages

USA – Fairlife, the dairy-based health food company, has announced the launch of fairlife smart snacks, a new collection of snack-sized beverages designed as the perfect snack to help curb hunger between meals. According to the company, the latest addition to the company's portfolio of highly nutritious beverages, fairlife smart snacks are made with fairlife…

USDA, EPA and FDA sign joint agency to educate Americans on reducing food wastes

USA - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has announced the signing of a joint agency formal agreement under the Winning on Reducing Food Waste initiative. The agreement is aimed at improving coordination and communication across federal agencies attempting to better…

Cargill inaugurates new US$65m modern shrimp feed plant in Ecuador

USA - American agribusiness giant Cargill has inaugurated a new production facility for shrimp feed, with more than US$65 million investment in Guayaquil, Ecuador. According to Cargill, the new feed plant creates 150 new jobs and 500 related positions for local economy, improves aquaculture nutrition technology and services for the region. Described as the ‘world’s…

Land O’Lakes receives funding for new agric and food safety projects in Africa, Asia

USA - Land O’Lakes Development International, an affiliate company of US based member-owned cooperative, Land O’Lakes has received funding from US non-profits to support new agricultural capacity building and food safety programs in Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East. The funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will…

Nestle reports 2% organic growth to US$66.7b in nine-month sales report

USA - Nestle, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, has reported a 2% increase in sales to US$66.69 billion in its nine-month sales report, with an organic growth of 2.8%. According to the company, the total reported sales increased by 2.0% to US$66.69 billion (from US$65.39 billion in 2017), and the net acquisitions had…

US exports of feed grains set new record at 120 MMT led by corn

USA - The United States exports of feed grains and co-products for the 2017/2018 marketing year reached 120 million metric tonnes led by higher corn shipments, setting a new record for the second year in a row. According to the U.S. Grains Council, the year’s exports increased 6% (6.5 million tons) above last year’s record,…

Kroger and Home Chef meals roll out in-store meal kits in select locations

USA – Kroger, an American retailing company, and meal kit and food delivery company Home Chef, have announced the launch of weekly rotating in-store meal kits at Kroger Family of Stores in select locations. According to the company, it will roll out a limited market test of the new Home Chef Express product, a quick-cook…

USDA bans use of synthetic substance flavourings in food

USA - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has banned the use of six synthetic flavorings in candy, cookies, ice cream, and all other foods and beverages because the chemicals have been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals. According to USDA, the affected chemicals—benzophenone, ethyl acrylate, eugenyl methyl ether, myrcene, pulegone, and pyridine—are typically…

Yum! Brands promotes Vipul Chawla to President of Pizza Hut International

USA - Yum! Brands, Inc., an American fast food company, has announced the promotion of Vipul Chawla, 50, to President of Pizza Hut International, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed, effective December 3, 2018. Chawla, who currently serves as Managing Director of Pizza Hut Asia-Pacific, will assume responsibility for driving the brand…

Siggi’s appoints Carlos Altschul as new CEO replacing Bart Adlam

USA - Siggi’s, the Lactalis-owned maker of Icelandic-style yogurt, has appointed Carlos Altschul as its new CEO, replacing Bart Adlam who has left the company to pursue a new business opportunity. According to the company, with the rise in consumer demand for cleaner, higher-quality foods with lower sugar, it views this as the optimal time…