US FDA approves a GEA technology aseptic rotary blowing machine

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded GEA a letter of no objection (LONO) for its ABF 1.2 technology, an integrated blowing, filling and capping solution featuring a fully aseptic rotary blowing machine. According to GEA, that is the only system equipped with a 100% aseptic blower that is allowed to…

Synergy Flavours launches ruby chocolate flavour for young people

USA - Synergy Flavours, a leading supplier & manufacturer of food flavours, has added a ruby chocolate flavour to its ingredients portfolio, which is suitable for use in cakes, desserts and sports nutrition drinks. According to FoodBev, the new flavour has been developed to create products which will appeal to consumers between the ages of…

IFF reports strong results of 9% net sales increase in the second quarter

USA - International Flavors & Fragrances, an American corporation producing flavors and fragrances and cosmetic actives, has reported strong results of 9% sales increase to US$920 million in its second quarter results. According to the company, the net sales of US$920 million was an increase of 9% from US$843 million in 2017, excluding the impact…

Kelllogg attributes acquisition of Chicago protein bar RXBar for profits

USA – Kellogg’s, an American multinational food-manufacturing company, has attributed the acquisition of the Chicago protein bar RXBar for its continued sales reports. According to CNBC, Kellogg bought the River North-based company last fall for US$600 million, a hefty price tag that conveyed both the potential that Kellogg saw in RXBar and also Kellogg’s desire…

Green Plains to acquire Bartlett’s US cattle feed business for US$16m

USA - Green Plains, the parent company to feedlot firm Green Plains Cattle Co., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kansas based Bartlett Cattle Co’s cattle feeding operations in Sublette, Kansa and those in Tulia, Texas for US$16 million. The transaction also will involve a working capital of US$109 million. According to World Grain,…

Indra Nooyi steps down as PepsiCo CEO, Ramon Laguarta steps into role

USA – Leading food and beverages company PepsiCo Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Ramon Laguarta as new chief executive (CEO) effective 3 October, succeeding Indra K. Nooyi who will be stepping down from the role. After 24 years with the company, the last twelve years as CEO, the company said…

Kraft Heinz commits to 100% reusable and compostable packaging by 2025

USA - The Kraft Heinz Company, has announced the expansion of its environmental stewardship strategy to include time-bound targets for achieving greater packaging sustainability and setting science-based goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the company, as part of its commitment to reduce natural resource needs and manage overall environmental footprint, it supports the…

Coffee company Bulletproof raises over US$40m in completed Series C funding

USA - Bulletproof 360, Inc., the manufacturer of coffee, tea products, and dietary supplements for upgrading mind and body,  has announced that it completed a Series C funding after raising more than US$40 million in equity and debt financing. Other participants in the round included Trinity Ventures, an early Starbucks and Jamba Juice investor, and…

Nestle inaugurates a new US headquarters in Arlington, Virginia

USA – Nestlé, the multinational food and beverage company, has inaugurated its new U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Virginia through a celebration that will convene Nestlé leadership and employees, elected officials and community members. According to the company, the new location in the Rosslyn neighborhood is home to Nestlé USA’s corporate functions, its Beverage, Baking &…

Greek yogurt maker Chobani launches the first lower-sugar yogurt range

USA – Chobani, America's number one Greek Yogurt, has launched "Hint Of" line, its first foray into the growing lower-sugar segment of the national yogurt market. The nation's No. 1 Greek yogurt maker launched the line, made solely at its South Edmeston plant in Chenango County, in December as a test, with limited distribution in…