Europe: AAK, Premier Foods sign three-year collaboration, product co-development

Britain’s Premier Foods has selected AarhusKarlshamn (AAK UK) as its long term co-development partner for the supply of vegetable oils, fats and related food ingredients. As part of a new, three-year collaboration, this partnership is a result of Premier Foods ‘Invest to Grow’ program, which has enabled new opportunities to strengthen and grow relationships with key suppliers. The two companies have...

Asia Pacific: India is emerging as a global spice processing hub, says Rabobank

Structural changes in the global spice market mean that India, historically a bulk commodity supplier of spices, is now becoming a global hub for exporting processed powdered and value-added spice products, such as oleoresins, oils, extracts and seasonings, according to a Rabobank report entitled Decoding the Spices. “Some of the countries that previously imported whole spices have shifted to imports...

Americas: Lycored settles patent infringement lawsuit

LycoRed has reached a settlement with Parry on November 4, 2013. LycoRed has previously filed for patent infringement in March 2012 against US Nutraceuticals LLC, E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd. and Parry Phytoremedies PVT, Ltd. with respect to LycoRed's US patents regarding tomato lycopene products and related manufacturing processes. As part of the terms of the confidential settlement, Parry acknowledged the validity...

Americas: Frutarom buys Panana company, expands in central America

Frutarom Industries Ltd. has acquired the Guatemalan flavor company Aroma SA (held by International Aroma Corp, a Panama company) for a net consideration of $12.5 million on November 25, 2013. The agreement includes a mechanism of future consideration whereby additional consideration will be paid in the amount of any excess earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) above $2.25...

Asia Pacific: Fonterra Australia owns Tamar Valley Dairy

Fonterra Australia has finalized the purchase of the assets of Tasmanian yoghurt business, Tamar Valley Dairy on November 27, 2013. It now owns and manages Tamar Valley Dairy. Under the terms of the sale, Fonterra has acquired the processing equipment, the related services, and intellectual property and trademark for the Tamar Valley Dairy brand. Fonterra worked closely with Deloitte Restructuring Services to...

Asia Pacific: DuPont expands R&D Center in China

DuPont opened the second phase of its China Research and Development Center on October 28, 2013. With this expansion, the Center adds 17,500sqm and will house 150 more researchers, focusing on new material applications in solar energy, bio-based materials and automotive materials and testing capabilities. “Science is the engine that drives DuPont.  Together with our partners, we are applying our vast...

Europe: Dairy Crest wins two sustainability awards

Dairy Crest has been recognized at two awards ceremonies for its efforts on making its whole supply chain more sustainable, which include working with dairy farmers to develop and launch a simple, transparent milk price formula. Other initiatives include expanding a program to help the most small, vulnerable dairy farms who are not aligned to any retailers and launching 40...

Europe: Arla Foods Ingredient’s first Castello pop-up store opens in The Netherlands

Arla Foods Ingredient’s global premium cheese brand Castello opened its first pop-up store in The Netherlands on October 25, 2013. The colorful ‘experience store’ is designed to take consumers on a culinary journey through the world of specialty cheese. Until the end of the year, the store will be located in the New Babylon shopping mall in The Hague. It will travel...

Americas: Ingredion expands global R&D center in Bridgewater, N.J.

Ingredion Incorporated celebrated the expansion of its global research and development (R&D) facility in Bridgewater, N.J. on November 5, 2013. "This expansion is part of our overall strategic plan to expand our product portfolio with innovative ingredient solutions that are on trend and in demand," says chairman, president and CEO, Ilene Gordon. The expansion includes three new laboratories that will focus...

Americas: 3M Food Safety launches 48hr yeast and mold indicator test

3M Food Safety has launched worldwide the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate, an indicator test that helps detect yeasts and molds in 48 hours, which is reportedly faster than conventional agar methods. Additionally, this new plate offers food processors a simplified solution for inoculation along with an easy, consistent way to interpret and enumerate colonies. Conventional agar testing...