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World: Consumers want quick, healthy breakfast, report finds

A DSM survey conducted in seven countries shows that breakfast is a meal under pressure. About 25% of respondents say they spend just five minutes to prepare and consume breakfast each week day, as the majority want this meal to be a healthy one, according to the Global Insight Series report. Conducted in October 2017 with 3,500 consumers in the...

Europe: Arla Foods buys dairy company

Arla Foods Limited will acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group Limited. The transaction will give the farmer-owned dairy cooperative the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in milk, butter, spreads and cheese under an intellectual property license with Yeo Valley. The Yeo Valley yogurt, ice cream, cream and desserts business will continue to...

Americas: Long-term consumption of fish oils damages the liver, research finds

An international group of scientists led by the University of Granada (UGR) has demonstrated that the long-term intake of sunflower or fish oils damages the liver and can cause a series of alterations in it, giving rise to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Of the three dietary fats studied (olive, sunflower and fish oil), virgin olive oil was ranked as the dietary...

Europe: Bühler builds advanced coffee processing plant in Norway

Bühler is building the world’s most advanced coffee processing plant for the Norwegian coffee producer Joh. Johannson. It combines innovative roasting technology with record low greenhouse gas emissions. The coffee roasting biogas is close to carbon neutral, making the processing plant with the lowest emissions globally possible. Coffee continues to be a growth market with growth rates of about...

Asia Pacific: Mondelēz International opens hub in Singapore

Mondelēz International has opened its newest global Technical Center in Jurong, Singapore. This facility focuses on innovation, developing new products and technologies for the company's brands like Clorets, Halls and The Natural Confectionery Company candy; Stride, Trident and Dentyne gum; Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate and Oreo biscuits. The Singapore Technical Center is part of the company's previously announced US$65 million...

Europe: Danone, Yakult partner on probiotics

Danone and Yakult Honsha (Yakult) have signed an amended Memorandum of Understanding to promote probiotics as part of a balanced diet. Building on a formal collaboration existing since 2004, the two companies will intensify their joint efforts to promote probiotics through the jointly created Global Probiotics Council. The parties also intend to expand the Ishoku Dogen program which aims at...

World: RTD tea is evolving, states report

India currently vies with China as the world’s biggest packaged tea for household consumption market. From Mintel's estimates, India consumed a total retail volume of 678,200 tons worth of packaged tea in 2017, followed by China in second place at 576,800 tons. Meanwhile, Turkey (173,400 tons), Russia (134,200 tons) and Japan (92,900 tons) complete the top five global ranking. While India...

Europe: VVT receives award for cellulose packaging

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation awarded VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland for a packaging solution made of cellulose in Davos, Switzerland in January 2018. VTT is one of the five prize winners, between whom the foundation splits US$1 million prize in equal shares. The new material can extend the shelf life of food, while also reducing food waste and...

Americas: AOAC validates ground beef, flour validation systems

Hygiena has received extensions to its AOAC-Research Institute validation for the BAX System Real-Time Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Assay Suite for STEC for two additional matrices: 25 g flour and 25 g ground beef. AOAC-RI validated the assay as equivalent to the reference culture method for detecting shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), but with faster time to results....

Europe: UK bottling brand uses RPC closure

UK bottled water brand Highland Spring has used the Secure Flip next-generation sports cap from RPC Massmould for its PET bottles. The closure is available on the brand's 330ml and 500ml Handy Packs and 750ml Active Packs. The sustainable tamper-evident band within the closure features the familiar deep purple color closely associated with the brand. Both parts of the band are...