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Europe: Kerry Group achieves certification of milk suppliers

Kerry has become the first major milk processor to achieve 100% certification of its milk suppliers in Ireland under the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme. Kerry Group has completed the certification of all its 3,300 milk suppliers under the internationally accredited, Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS). The first national program of its kind, SDAS is a comprehensive quality and sustainability program...

Europe: More consumers are mindful of their sugar consumption, report

Concern about sugar is on the rise globally, with nearly half of 8,000 respondents say they are more concerned about overall sugar consumption than they were three years ago, according to DSM's report in its Global Insight Series. In most countries, label reading has become the norm with more than 50% of global consumers saying they check the sugar content...

Americas: Cargill releases solution for poultry production

Cargill releases TechBro Flex, a predictive software tool, to simulate future feeding and production management strategies of poultry to understand their impact on profits. In pilot trials, farmers saw on average 3.5% margin improvement by optimizing poultry production costs. Using TechBro Flex, Cargill poultry advisors work with broiler producers to understand their performance goals, design feeding programs and develop production...

Americas: Roquette to build plant in Canada

Roquette celebrates the groundbreaking of its pea-protein manufacturing site to be built in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. This industrial unit worth more than CAD400 million (US$320.8.3 million) will expand Roquette’s pea protein production capacity and will help address the growing customer demand for plant-based proteins in North America and globally. The production of pea protein is environmentally friendly and...

Europe: Tate & Lyle expands maltodextrin plant

Tate & Lyle plans to more than double capacity of its non-GMO Maltosweet Maltodextrin product line at its facility in Boleraz, Slovakia. This major expansion of food grade and infant food grade ingredient facility is expected to be completed in 2019. Maltosweet Maltodextrin is a nutritive corn-based specialty sweetener made from locally sourced non-GMO dent and waxy corn starch....

Asia Pacific: Ajinomoto builds plant in Myanmar

Myanmar Ajinomoto Foods (MAF) has invested about US$10 million to build a packaging plant for umami seasoning Aji-No-Moto that began full-scale operation in August 2017 and started sales in Myanmar. In 1996, Ajinomoto established Myanmar Ajinomoto Industry in Yangon to package and sell Aji-No-Moto. Due to changes in business conditions, the company suspended business activities in April 2000. With Myanmar’s policy...

Asia Pacific: Woolsworth, Tomra join container recycling initiative

Australian supermarket Woolworths will be the first retail refund partner with Tomra Cleanaway when the Network Operator of the new Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) launches on December 1, 2017. Under the CDS, consumers will be able to return eligible beverage containers for recycling in exchange for a 10-cent refund. The arrangement with Woolworths aims to provide up to...

Asia Pacific: Singapore households throw S$200M worth of food yearly

The Electrolux Home Food Waste survey reveals that 85% of Singapore households do not consume their food before the indicated date on food packing, contributing to mounting food waste in the city state. This amounts to some S$170 (US$125.7) worth of food and beverage being thrown away by each household a year. Annually, Singapore households trash about S$200 million...

Europe: Sormac introduces high capacity knife peeler

Sormac releases the MS-30 knife peeler that has a three-meter long drum and a processing capacity of up to 7000 kg/hour. Similar to the existing Sormac range of knife peelers, the MS-30 can be used to peel root vegetables like potatoes, beet root or celeriac for the fresh market as well as peeling steamed pre-peeled products. The capacity of the...

Asia Pacific: Company installs Tomra systems in China

A joint venture company of SnowValley Agricultural Group and Aviko Group in China will develop a French fry processing facility with their processing partner Tomra Sorting Food. The new potato processing facility, located at Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China, will have an annual production capacity of 150,000 tons and is expected to be completed by September 2018. Tomra's flagship Eco steam peeling...