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Europe: Pharmactive Biotech releases bontanical ingredient to tackle cold, flu symptoms

Pharmactive Biotech introduces its new botanical combo, Isenolic Complex, composed of its branded Isenolic olive leaf extract (Olea europeana L.) and ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata). The complex is formulated to tackle cold and flu symptoms, including throat irritations, and coughs. It is highly water-soluble and can be readily formulated into multiple palate-pleasing applications, including foods, beverages, beverage shots, and gummies. “Incorporating botanical...

Europe: Ferrero company to buy Fox’s UK biscuit business

CTH, a Ferrero-related Company says it will acquire Fox’s branded and retailer own-brand, including M&S, biscuit business from Northern Food Grocery Group Limited (NFGG) for an undisclosed sum. The business being sold generated sales of approximately £157 million (US$203.178 million) during the last 12 months. Based in the UK, NFGG is the maker of biscuit brands Fox’s and Rocky among others. The business...

Europe: Olam shares on scheme that helps rice growers, supports consumers’ green ideals

Olam International is calling for retailers and food brands to back the new Sustainable Rice Platform-Verified (SPR-verified) Assurance Scheme and consumer pack label, which will allow consumers to choose products that directly support efforts to increase farmer incomes and reduce the environmental impact of rice production. The label has been developed by the Sustainable Rice Platform, which comprises more than...

Americas: Unilever buys nutrition company

Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire Liquid I.V., a U.S-based health-science nutrition and wellness company. Based in El Segundo, California, Liquid I.V. was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Brandin Cohen. The company's electrolyte drink mixes utilise Cellular Transport Technology, CTT, which enhances the rapid absorption of water and other key nutrients into the bloodstream, helping people feel better, faster....

Europe: Taste is key in fish derived meat substitutes, says Givaudan

Givaudan and the University of California, Berkeley’s Product Development Programme, have released a research on trends in alternative proteins and explores the opportunities and challenges for manufacturers. Citing reasons for the popularity of plant-based fish products such as nutrition, clean eating and industry interest, Sylvain Jouet, global product manager, meat substitutes, fish and seafood, Givaudan, tells Food News International that...

Asia Pacific: Thyssenkrupp to build second bioplastics plant in China

Thyssenkrupp has won a contract for the construction of a bioplastics plant based on the patented PLAneo technology. The plant is to be built in southern China and will produce 30,000 tons of polyactide (PLA) annually. The compostable bioplastic PLA is obtained from 100 percent renewable biomass. This makes it an environmentally friendly, carbon dioxide-saving and at the same...

Asia Pacific: Growing demand for probiotic products in China, says DuPont

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) today announced the launch of the latest series of dairy cultures and probiotic formulations for China, offering yogurt producers new solutions for differentiation today and positioning them for future growth. The ingredients include cultures Yo-Mix Fast 1.0 (for fast fermentation), DuPont Danisco LPC 800 (for beverages) and Howaru Bifido (for probiotic yogurt). Susan Jin, regional industry...

Europe: Research found detection method for gene-edited crop, Greenpeace

Greenpeace, some non-governmental organizations, non-GMO food associations and a food retailer, announced a public detection method for a gene-edited crop. The new research refutes claims by the biotech industry and some regulators that new genetically modified (GM) crops engineered with gene editing are indistinguishable from similar, non-GM crops and therefore cannot be regulated. The new method detects a herbicide-tolerant rapeseed variety...

Europe: FAO releases new policy guidance on trade and food safety

The COVID-19 pandemic will have an unprecedented impact on global and regional trade. According to the World Trade Organization, world merchandise trade in 2020 could fall by as much as 32%. New policy guidance, part of the FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, describes how the current economic recession is raising serious concerns about hunger and malnutrition. It explains how...

Europe: On feeding people with certain diseases, Dutch Medical Food

Global nutrition company Dutch Medical Food has entered the medical food market, providing nutritional products and personalized solutions to people who need medical food. Its products will be designed and manufactured in Europe in FDA, EC or TGA compliant facilities, distributing products globally through its main office in The Netherlands, as well as through partners in the United States, India,...