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Americas: Plant-based foods on the rise, report

Eight in 10 US survey respondents have changed their or their family’s diet to try to be healthier, with over 39% of them have increased their consumption of fruit and vegetables in order to be healthy, according to the Innova Market Insights’ 2018 Consumer Lifestyles Survey. Interest in plant based nutrition shows no signs of slowing down, with The...

Asia Pacific: Barry Callebaut inks second supply deal with Garudafood

Barry Callebaut Group has signed an additional agreement for the long-term supply of another 7,000 tons of compound chocolate per year to Garudafood’s biscuit factory in Rancaekek, a sub-district of Bandung, Indonesia. Barry Callebaut expects deliveries of the additional volumes to start in mid-2019. The concept of 'plant-in-plant' will be implemented in the Garudafood’s Rancaekek biscuit factory with an investment...

Europe: Glatt Ingenieurtechnik debuts fluid bed system at HIE 2018

Plant manufacturer Glatt Ingenieurtechnik exhibited its modular compact system for classic agglomeration applications in the food industry at Health Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. The continuously operating fluid bed system solution boasts production quantities from 100 kg to 3 tons per hour in various sizes, and is designed for multi-step and multi-zone processes. The system makes particles wetter, more flowable...

Europe: Lightweight Containers open sixth plant

Lightweight Containers, the producer of KeyKeg and UniKeg, is expanding with several new production lines in Europe. The production line in Seaham, UK, is already fully operational and the next production line will be located in Guadalajara, Spain, which will start production in May 2019. The production capacity of the new line enables Lightweight Containers to meet growing demand in...

Americas: Givaudan launches platform for businesses

Givaudan has launched MISTA to enable start-ups and corporations to optimize ideas, products, people and investments. Located in San Francisco, US, MISTA will open its physical premises in early 2019. The 650 sqm MISTA Optimisation Center will provide access to a product development facility, equipment for pasteurization and fermentation, experts providing market and leadership development strategies, as well as input...

Asia Pacific: Sri Lanka holds food safety event

The 2nd International Conference on Food Quality, Safety and Security (Food QualSS 2018) was held on October 25-26 2018 at Hotel Taj Samudra Colombo, Sri Lanka. Themed 'Towards sustainable healthy lives through value chains of quality and safe foods', the event hosted academics, practitioners, industry experts, policy makers and researchers. The event was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management...

Americas: IFF company’s 90 natural extracts are certified vegan

IFF-LMR, a subsidiary of International Flavors & Fragrances said its 90 natural extracts in its portfolio are certified vegan by the EVE (Expertise Vegan Europe) VEGAN standards. The certified extracts include Rose Essential, Rose Ultimate, Blackcurrant Buds Absolute, Ylang Oil Complete, Vetiver Oil Haiti, Patchouli Oil Indonesia, and Geranium Heart Oil. The EVE VEGAN label was selected because it is...

Asia Pacific: Naturally flavored hot drinks to thrive, report

Rising disposable incomes, busy life styles and growing health awareness levels among many millennial consumers in Asia Pacific are driving the demand for hot drinks infused with natural ingredients. As a result, manufacturers must capitalize on this trend to stay ahead of their competitors, says GlobalData. The company’s latest report forecasts the market to register a compound annual growth rate...

Europe: Optimizing plant performance with new service, Tetra Pak

The newly launched Tetra Pak Plant Secure is a total plant management service that is poised to boost customer profitability. Ian Hughes, director service operations, Tetra Pak, tells Food News International more about the service and how it can bring operational gains for food and beverage manufacturers. FNI: How does this new service work? Hughes: Tetra Pak Plant Secure starts with a...

Americas: A tray that both cooks and serve a barbecue rib meal, Advanta

Traditional packaging of barbecue ribs for retailers and consumer preferences for a fuss-free cooking and cleaning have resulted to a packaging that cooks in the oven and on the grill. Food News International spoke to Miguel Campos, export sales manager at aluminum packaging supplier Advanta, to find out how new packaging concepts have met today’s demand for convenience and food...