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Americas: Protein may help to beef up the elderly

The baby boomer generation will face a condition unknown to their parent’s generation. As we age, sarcopenia (strength and muscle mass declines) is a predictor of early mortality. It is now recognized that between age 50 to 60 years old, muscle mass decreases at an annual rate of 1%-2%. After 60, muscle loss decreases at an annual rate of...

Middle East: CP Kelco expands Dubai office

CP Kelco commemorated the expansion of its Dubai office, including a new laboratory for food and beverage applications, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and site tour for customers and distributors on October 11, 2016. “Since 2013, our Dubai office has made tremendous strides in developing business and providing services to customers and regional distributors throughout the Middle East in the...

Asia Pacific: Cargill spends US$50M on Thai poultry factory

Cargill is investing US$50 million to expand poultry processing operations at its facility located in the Nakhon Ratchasima province in Thailand. The expansion will create 1,400 jobs and add to the more than 13,500 employees that the company currently employs across 14 locations in the country. Cargill will engage several independent smallholder broiler farms in the local community to...

Americas: Nestlé cuts sugar in products by 40% with same taste

Using only natural ingredients, Nestlé scientists have found a way to structure sugar differently. So even when much less is used in chocolate, the tongue perceives an almost identical sweetness to before. The discovery will enable Nestlé to significantly decrease the total sugar in its confectionery products, while maintaining a natural taste. “This truly groundbreaking research is inspired by nature and has the...

Asia Pacific: The Coca-Cola Company refranchises bottling operations in China

The Coca-Cola Company and its three main bottling groups in China - Coca-Cola Bottling Investments Group China (BIG), COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages Limited and Swire Beverages Holdings Limited (Swire) commemorated the completion of a definitive agreement to refranchise all existing company-owned bottling operations in China last month. The transaction will result in a divide of the Coca-Cola’s bottling system in China between the two franchise partners – COFCO...

Asia Pacific: GNT appoints distributor in Taiwan

GNT Group has appointed Heng Yi Trading as its official service agent in Taiwan. “In view of the rising skepticism towards additives among consumers in Taiwan, the development of the local market is of major relevance for GNT”, says Victor Foo, MD GNT Singapore. “In Heng Yi, we found a perfect partner to support us in servicing local companies on their...

Europe: Locally grown Danish produce contains fewer pesticides than imports, report

Danish consumers can ensure a diet containing fewer pesticide residues by choosing fruit and vegetable items that carry the national flag. This is the finding of the annual Pesticide Report 2015 from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, which shows that Danish crops still generally contain fewer pesticide residues than...

Europe: Baby food range packed in convenient pots

Lovemade has chosen RPC Superfos’s injection molded SuperLock polypropylene pots for its new range of readymade organic baby foods in Sweden. The eight varieties in the range are locally produced by the brand owner Silvia Wulff and two Danish celebrity chefs. Wulff opted for the SuperLock packaging solution, holding 215 ml of product with a 95 mm diameter lid, which she...

Europe: Yokeshire tea range wrapped in BOPP films

UK's Yorkshire Tea, one of Taylors of Harrogate’s brands is using Innovia Film's Propafilm to protect its exceptional ‘big flavor’ and meet box overwrap needs on the Yorkshire Tea range and other products. The brand offers specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene or BOPP films. “The Propafilm grade that we currently use on our Yorkshire Tea boxes is an anti-static, high speed overwrapping...

Europe: Agr commercializes system for optimizing PET bottles

In the works for several years, Agr International, has commercialized its CrystalView product for optimizing the material properties of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. The product expands the capabilities and the potential of Agr’s Process Pilot product group beyond the measurement and management of material distribution. With this product, bottle manufacturers can run the coldest possible process in order to optimize...