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Europe: Health snacks are gaining ground, says report

The snacking market is being revolutionised by a consumer backlash against sugar, salt and artificial ingredients, as well as changing lifestyle and personal wellbeing, reports Euromonitor International at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe Conference in London, UK recently. Its data show that healthy snacks sales will rise by 3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over 2016-2021 compared to ‘conventional’ snacks,...

Asia Pacific: FrieslandCampina sells stake in dairy firm

FrieslandCampina Investments Holding has sold its 8.2% shares in Synlait Milk Ltd. for €32 million (US$34.52 million). The shares were acquired for €23 million in 2013.   Synlait Milk was established on the South Island of New Zealand near Christchurch and supplies high-quality basic materials for the dairy industry. In 2013, an interest in Synlait was acquired in order to gain access...

Americas: Mettler Toledo releases weigh modules

Mettler Toledo releases the SWB805 MultiMount weigh modules that are designed according to European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) guidelines and certified by National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). The weigh modules reduce contamination risk and comply with hygienic standards while increasing processing efficiency in industrial settings. Protective bellows do not need to be opened for installation, which further reduces contamination...

Europe: Fraunhofer, Döhler to develop food safety solution

The Fraunhofer ICT-IMM Institute and Döhler are developing a microbiological detection method based on microfluidics. Microbiological safety is a top priority for the food industry. The quick microbiological validation and approval of products coming from food and beverage production has an immediate affect on the profitability of the manufacturer. The cooperation will examine how microfluidic solutions can support beverage manufacturers in...

Middle East: Sun Chemical forms new company

Sun Chemical and Alliance Holding Company have formed a joint venture company, Sun Chemical Saudi Arabia to serve the Middle Eastern market. Sun Chemical will own the majority of the share in the new joint venture, and the transaction will be subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The new company combines two of the leading ink suppliers to the packaging...

Americas: Palsgaard ahead of CO2-neutrality goal in Mexico

Palsgaard's Mexican branch celebrated having achieved carbon dioxide (CO2)-neutrality in 2016 recently. In 2016, the company achieved CO2-neutrality at its headquarters and largest production site in Denmark. It had a reduction in CO2-emissions of 16,000 tons, corresponding to 4,200 households. Palsgaard Mexico has been working actively to achieve its goal since 2012 when the company first began installing solar panels on...

Europe: UK consumers drink more added value milk, says Arla

Added value milk products by Arla Foods UK has successfully added £95 million (US$119.56 million) in value to the category in 2016, with 1.5 million shoppers trading up from standard fresh milk to an Arla branded product offering additional benefits, according to market research company Nielsen. In the total milk category, five million consumers traded up to added value milk...

Europe: Tate & Lyle extends allulose range

Tate & Lyle adds the new Dolcia Prima Crystalline Allulose to the low-calorie sweetening range. It offers all of the same benefits as the existing Dolcia Prima Allulose Syrup for categories and applications such as tabletop sweeteners, dry beverage and meal replacement mixes, fat-based creams and chocolate confectionery. Allulose is a rare sugar that exists in very small quantities in nature....

Asia Pacific: Cargill builds 80th school in Vietnam

Cargill has opened its 80th school in Vietnam, thereby edging closer to its goal of building 100 schools in the country by 2020. The new school, Tra Thi Cut elementary school, situated in the Ben Tre Province (Binh Dai District, Thanh Phuoc Commune, Tan An Hamlet) will provide elementary education to 100 students. The company plans to open another four schools...

Europe: DSM releases cultures to reduce food waste in dairy

DSM launches the DelvoGuard cultures for producers who are looking for clean label solutions to reduce dairy losses and to increase the shelf life of their products. The protective cultures are designed to reduce food waste in dairy. Using DelvoGuard protective cultures helps dairy producers meet consumer demands for natural and easily recognizable ingredients as no additional labeling is needed. The patent-pending...