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Europe: FAO urges governments to take concrete action on malnutrition

The 10 years running until 2025 will be a critical time for action to build healthy and sustainable food systems and end malnutrition in all its forms, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at an event at the United Nations General Assembly celebrating the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition. "The purpose of the Decade of...

Europe: DTU student brews gluten-free beer

In the hunt to manufacture a beer unlike any other, NFI student Mikkel Hansen first tried producing a beer that featured grass from the Danish coastal sand dunes. However, the idea was better on paper than in practice, so he turned his attention to developing a gluten-free beer brewed exclusively with oats – even though oats are difficult to work...

World: Natural flavors remain dominant in food applications

Global flavors market was valued at US$11.50 billion in 2015, and is expected to reach US$15.60 billion in 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% during 2016 and 2021, according to a report by Zion Market Research. In terms of volume, the global flavors market stood at 587.0 million tons in 2015. Flavor is primarily utilized to...

Americas: Symach exhibits filling machine at PPMA 2016

Symach, a Thiele Technologies company, will exhibit its new bag filling FILLstar machine to the UK at PPMA 2016, September 27-29, in Birmingham, UK. The machine fills open mouth bags with up to 30 tons per hour of all types of free-flowing materials. Its modular design offers users a choice of several closing stations that can be integrated in the...

Americas: Instinctif Partners launch recall-ready tools

Instinctif Partners have launched two tools to help companies respond to a product recall or operational crisis. RecallOptic provides an accurate indicator of product recall strengths and weaknesses for businesses to quickly and easily quantify product recall readiness against international best practice; including ISO 10393:2013E for consumer product recall, BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (Issue 7), and BRC Global...

Asia Pacific: Supply chain company wins retail awards

Global provider of supply chain solutions, CHEP, has won gold and silver for two of its customer solutions including the Retail Display Pallet and the Retail Modular Pallet at the 2016 POPAI Awards for Australia and New Zealand. "Both platforms are designed to move products seamlessly from the manufacturer to the retail floor, as an innovative one-touch solution fully-stocked and...

Asia Pacific: Jebsen & Jessen opens ingredients plant in Thailand

Jebsen & Jessen (SEA; JJSEA) says its new facility in Chonburi, Thailand, has started production and will begin to sell premium malted products to customers within Southeast Asia soon. It is the first manufacturing facility by the Group’s ingredients division and the fifth business unit of JJSEA to move from marketing and distribution, to innovation and manufacturing. The facility...

Europe: Health, wellness drive demand for pure ingredients, report

About 1.2 billion tons of pure commodities were used in food and drink applications in 2015, which was a rise of 2% since 2014, according to Euromonitor International. This growth is linked to the ongoing health and wellness trend within the global food and drinks market. Attitude to health continues to evolve in the Americas and Western Europe, where naturally healthy...

Asia Pacific: Singapore to hold Vitafoods Asia 2017

Vitafoods Asia 2016 has concluded with more than 160 international suppliers presenting the latest ingredients, innovative products, services, and equipment to a pan-Asian audience of 2,498 industry professionals. Part of Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, Vitafoods Asia is one of several events that the nutraceutical industry pays close attention to each year. Into its sixth edition now, the...

Europe: Vitamin K2 shown to impact health

A high intake of menaquinones (vitamin K2) was associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, at least in hypertensive participants, while high intake of phylloquinone (vitamin K1) was not associated with any reduced risks, according to a study published in Clinical Nutrition. "As with the Rotterdam Study (2004) and Prospect-EPIC Study (2009), a link has been established between...