Europe: Alra sells organic milk in fast food chain

Arla is launching a co-branded Happy Meal and Arla Organic Milk bottle which will roll-out across McDonald’s UK restaurants. The new design of the 250ml bottles, which will feature the Arla logo alongside the iconic Golden Arches, will be available in Happy Meals and will be sold in over 1,270 U.K. McDonald’s restaurants, reaching over 5.5 million customers per year....

Europe: ADM company releases bread mix

ADM Milling launches a multiseed concentrate with ancient grains in the UK. A premium quality bread mix blended from wheat flour and a variety of seeds and ancient grains, the new multiseed mix can be combined with wholemeal, white or malted flours to help bakers diversify their portfolio in line with the latest consumer trends. It contains five seeds, including...

Asia Pacific: Ajimonoto sells powdered coffee, tea in India

Ajinomoto India will begin selling Blendy 3 in 1 powdered drinks (coffee and masala chai) in Tamil Nadu, India in mid-August. This will be the first rollout of the brand outside Japan since Ajinomoto Co. acquired the trademark rights for Blendy 2 on November 1, 2016. The powdered drinks contain powdered coffee or tea, powdered milk and sugar, and are prepared...

Americas: Startup rolls out self-serve frozen yogurt kiosk

FroYo XPress, a Purdue student startup, is developing an automated, self-serve frozen yogurt kiosk that will offer an all-natural, non-dairy frozen yogurt with minimal inventory and labor requirements. Aarti Panda, a student in Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science, and Marek Davis and Henry Berkemeier, both in the School of Industrial Engineering, co-founded FroYo XPress to improve customers’ frozen yogurt...

Europe: RPC opens foam modeling studio

RPC has built a purpose-built foam modelling studio that will enable its designers to rapidly make mock-ups of packs in order to test and modify them before release. Based at RPC Rushden, UK, the team has been making three dimensional printed models for some time, but until now, printing costs and the time involved in creating suitable computer assisted design...

Americas: Millions may face protein deficiency with rising CO2 levels

If carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5% of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, according to new findings from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers estimate that an additional 150...

Americas: Cost deters consumer from buying organic food

A Mintel report reveals that 50% of consumers say they are most likely to purchase organic fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables, compared to other food categories like meats/poultry/seafood (41%), juice (39%) and dairy/milk/yogurt (38%). While 29% of respondents say they do not typically buy food and drink with an organic or natural claim, these products are finding their...

Europe: Preventing mineral-oil migration into food

While consumers can do very little to prevent mineral-oil components - MOSH and MOAH - residues, the food industry has responded by introducing minimization strategies, says TÜV SÜD. Mineral oil and its components can be detected in food products. MOSH and MOAH residues can be found in both raw products and convenience food. The likely pathways by which they...

Americas: 3M solution wins Gold Stevie Award

The 3M Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring and Management System has won the Gold Stevie Award in the Best New Product or Service of the Year – Health & Pharmaceuticals category in the 14th Annual International Business Awards. More than 3,900 nominations from organizations were submitted this year for consideration in categories including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year...

Europe: FiE opens applications for Awards

The 2017 Fi Europe Innovation Awards are open for applications with 10 newly created categories spanning all industry sectors. The Awards recognize and reward the ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation. Especially for young start-ups, FiE offers the second Start-up Innovation Challenge for companies to share a pioneering project with a broader audience. Both the Start-up Innovation Challenge and the Future...