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Asia Pacific: Nestlé opens Milo factory in Vietnam

Nestlé opens a factory in Hung Yen in the north of Vietnam, creating 200 jobs and saving on carbon emissions by producing closer to market. The plant will produce the ready-to-drink Milo beverage in cartons, to supply the market in the north of Vietnam. The investment comes as the existing factory in the south of the country reaches capacity. Along with direct...

Americas: Sun Chemical to market SAPICI’s products

Sun Chemical will market SAPICI's lamination adhesives portfolio under the Sun Chemical commercial brand name. Under their commercial agreement, Sun Chemical can market SAPICI’s lamination adhesives exclusively in North and South America, the Middle East and North and South Africa. Products will be sold under both the Sun Chemical brand and SAPICI brand names in Europe. SAPICI's isocyanates compounds for lamination...

Europe: Thermo Fisher Scientific joins project on food safety

Thermo Fisher Scientific joins the INTELLItrace Work Package (WP) 18, part of the European Food Integrity Project aimed at developing a validation of untargeted methods to assure the quality, authenticity and safety of the food chain. Food fraud costs the global food industry US$10-15 billion annually and as food supply chains become more globalized the problem is likely to increase. Using...

Europe: Body approves Synvina’s PEF in circular economy

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina C.V., Amsterdam, in the European bottle recycling market. Following EPBP's assessment, PEF bottles are expected to be disposable through existing recovery systems the same way as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the conventional material for plastic bottles. The interim approval applies to...

Europe: Kotkamills offers uncoated folding boxboard

Finland's Kotkamills adds AEGLE Zero, an uncoated folding boxboard with an uncoated reverse to its range of packaging materials. AEGLE Zero is a special uncoated packaging grade, suitable for food and non-food end-uses, where a natural look is as important as excellent printability and conversion properties. The grade is made from the same virgin Nordic fiber that AEGLE Pro and...

Europe: Tate & Lyle release 17 non-GMO starches

Tate and Lyle introduces 17 non-genetically modified organism (GMO) starches with the same functionality as their traditional counterparts. This is part of an ongoing program of non-GMO ingredient expansions across Tate & Lyle’s texturants, fiber enrichment, and sugar and calorie reduction portfolios. Some of the non-GMO starches include: - Rezista NG cook-up starch, which provides process stability and smooth texture for...

Europe: Arla opens innovation center in Denmark

Arla opens its global innovation center in Aarhus, Denmark to help in achieving the company's UK Strategy 2020 that aims to make Arla a household brand by 2020 and grow its revenue by nearly a third. Innovation plays an important role with at least 10% of the UK’s net revenue from new product development across its branded portfolio. In...

Americas: Tree nuts as healthier snacks, study

A new study finds replacing typical snack foods with almonds and other tree nuts would decrease empty calories, solid fats, saturated fat and sodium in the diet, while increasing intake of key nutrients. The study, funded by the Almond Board of California and conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, was published in Nutrition Journal. Using data of more than...

Middle East: Nestlé inaugurates US$149M factory in Dubai

Nestlé has today inaugurated its new Al-Maha factory in Dubai, producing Nescafé coffee and Maggi cooking aids for the local and regional markets. Now operating at full capacity, the site employs 340 people from 20 countries. The environmental performance of the factory will contribute to the company's 2030 ambition to strive for zero impact in its operations. The plant recycles...

Americas: Dannon offers healthier food

The Dannon Company has met and in some cases surpassed its commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America by improving the nutrient profile and nutrient density of its products. It has also invested more than US$3 million in nutrition research and education. For its commitments, Dannon exceeded the sugar and fat reduction and improved nutrient density goals for its...