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Americas: Hershey to buy 100% traceable, sustainably sourced palm oil by 2014

The Hershey Company says it will work with its suppliers to achieve 100% traceable and sustainably sourced palm oil by the end of 2014. This...

Americas: Hershey to acquire majority share of Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Company

The Hershey Company says its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hershey Netherlands B.V., has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock...

Americas: More than half of US consumers are concerned about genetically-modified foods, says report

More than half of US consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). When asked to describe GMOs, many primary grocery shoppers are...

Americas: WILD Flavors acquires natural aroma chemical supplier

WILD Flavors, Inc. has acquired Alfrebro, LLC, a manufacturer of natural extracts and aroma chemicals, advanced proprietary technologies, and expanded processing capabilities. With this positioning,...

Asia Pacific: IFF to invest $50M in Indonesia

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) said it plans to invest over $50 million in its flavors operations in Jakarta, Indonesia. The investment will include...

Europe: EFSA’s assessment on aspartame concludes sweetener is safe at current levels of exposure

Aspartame and its breakdown products are safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concludes in its...

Europe: SPX to establish powdered infant formula plant in France for export to China

SPX Corporation has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $50 million from Synutra France International, a subsidiary of Synutra International Inc. The contract...

Europe: Printpack wins Label of the Year at UK Packaging Awards

UK-based company Printpack was awarded first prize in the Label of the Year category at the UK Packaging Awards held in London on November...

Asia Pacific: Barry Callebaut begins production in new, relocated factory in Japan

Barry Callebaut said it has completed the move of its Japan’s chocolate factory from Amagasaki to Takasaki, as announced in June 2012. The new and...

Americas: Researchers see more nutritional benefits in organic milk

A team led by a Washington State University (WSU) researcher has found that organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy fatty acids compared...
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