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Americas: Ink for oily films

Linx Printing Technologies introduces an ink that can adhere to substrates covered with an oily or greasy film, making it ideal for a variety of food and light engineering applications. The new Linx Black grease-penetrating ink 1063, which has been developed for the company’s Linx 8900 Series continuous ink jet or CIJ coders, is a dye methyl ethyl ketone-...

Americas: Hain Celestial products in entertainment events

The Madison Square Garden Company and The Hain Celestial Group have renewed and expanded a multi-year marketing partnership. This is highlighted by a new concession stand at Madison Square Garden featuring Hain Celestial's better-for-you organic, natural and gluten-free products. These products will join a lineup of culinary offerings at the World's Most Famous Arena. Sensible Portions snacks, Terra Chips, Garden of Eatin'...

Africa: Biolabex opens lab in Mauritius

Biolabex, a Mauritius-based research and development (R&D) laboratory, launches development and manufacturing activities in BioPark Mauritius. Recently accredited as the first good manufacturing practice or GMP-compliant Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation or CDMO in the Indian Ocean. The company provides cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical companies with R&D and consulting services. The services include early development, formulation, manufacturing, concept marketing, regulatory affairs, and...

Asia Pacific: Mondelēz International sells brands in Australia, NZ

Mondelēz International will sell most of its grocery business in Australia and New Zealand to Bega Cheese Limited for AUD$460 million (US$354 million). The transaction adds the Vegemite brand and other grocery brands to Bega's portfolio. The move enables Mondelēz International to further focus its portfolio and drive profitable growth by investing in its core snacks categories and Power Brands,...

Europe: Antimicrobial resistance remains high, finds EU report

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, states the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control or ECDC. The findings underline that AMR poses a serious threat to public and animal health. Infections caused by bacteria...

Europe: Multivac displays packaging machines at show

Multivac will display the R 145 thermoforming packaging machine with a shape and contour cutter at interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany from May 4-10. The H 052 handling module is used to converge the packs and feed them to downstream process equipment The machine can produce portion packs such as jams, salad dressings and sauces very cost-effectively and highly efficiently. With short...

Asia Pacific: Fermented foods offer opportunities, says analyst

When PepsiCo bought small fermented drinks maker KeVita in late 2016, it signaled that fermented foods have reached a tipping point. “Social media is buzzing about fermented foods,” says Julian Mellentin, author of New Nutrition Business’ new report Fermentation: how to make a trend into an opportunity. “The restless, food-explorer consumer can find a wealth of bloggers and online sources...

Europe: Bosch launches online resource for product knowledge

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched an online information platform featuring complete system solutions for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries. The new microsite allows food and non-food producers to find an optimal system solution for their specific application. In addition, the Insights section provides expert opinions on the common challenges faced by producers when selecting and running packaging equipment. “Our...

Europe: Cornelius highlights alternatives for eggs amidst price hikes

European company Cornelius Group is urging food manufacturers not to panic over the continuing increase in egg prices and fall in supplies. Wholesale prices of eggs in the UK have increased by 5.8% in the last two months of 2016 and by 16% across the rest of the EU, according to commodities analysts at Mintec. The price rise is due to...

Americas: RiceBran Technologies agrees to US$8M private placement

RiceBran Technologies has entered into definitive agreements with a group of accredited investors for the purchase of US$6 million of non-convertible original issue discount debentures and US$2 million of convertible preferred stock. The company intends to use net proceeds from the offering to repay approximately US$4.2 million in debt, including the repayment of all of its outstanding debt with Great...