Asia Pacific: Oz Farm markets dairy offerings in China

Australian milk powder brand Oz Farm plans to enhance its presence across China in 2020 by launching new product packaging targeting consumers, hosting unique Oz Farm Magic World-themed events, engaging with consumers both online and offline, and sponsoring mother-child themed TV and media programs. The brand took part in the 19th CBME China, a leading event in the child,...

World: Active consumers take charge of their health, finds FrieslandCampina Ingredients research

Exclusive research has shown clear changes in the preferences and priorities of the active nutrition market, which will shape its progression from 2020. From several years of research by FrieslandCampina Ingredients and FMCG Gurus, including a global survey this year of 26,000 active adults, they have found three global trends: a holistic approach to health, conveniently nutritious and conscious indulgence. A...

Asia Pacific: Ireland is building links to Asia, says Bord Bia

Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) has been making inroads into Asia, as part of its plan to bring Ireland's food, drink and horticulture to the world. In June 2019, it opened its third Asian office in Japan, after its South and East Asia headquarters in Singapore (2016) and an office in Shanghai, China (2007). This also its 14th international office. Ciarán...

Europe: Nestlé products to don nutrition labeling in 2020

Nestlé says it will use Nutri-Score nutrition labeling in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland, starting in the first half of 2020. It will implement Nutri-Score across brands of its wholly-owned businesses over a two-year period. Cereal Partners Worldwide, a venture between Nestlé and General Mills, will also implement Nutri-Score on its product packaging in the same countries. More than 5,000...

Middle East: Alfa Laval receives US$64M order

Alfa Laval has received an order to supply complete process lines to an edible oil processing plant in the Middle East. The order is worth about SEK 60 million (US$63.98 million) and is booked in the Food Systems unit of the Food & Water Division. Deliveries are scheduled for 2020. The order comprises complete process lines for processing and refining edible...

Asia Pacific: Tyson Fresh Meats, Kusto Group sign deal on plant

Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods has signed an agreement with the Republic of Kazakhstan and private holding company Kusto Group to collaborate on a project. Its initial phase could lead to the construction of a modern beef processing plant in Kazakhstan, with an anticipated harvest capacity of 2,000 head per day. The investment...

Middle East: Egypt’s Future Foods installs tna solutions for new pretzel range

Egyptian snack manufacturer, Future Foods, launches a pretzel range installing a seasoning, processing and packaging line from tna. This launch has helped Future Foods achieve 100% productivity at high speeds of up to 165 bags per minute. The company required equipment to optimise seasoning application, capitalise on packaging efficiency and minimise waste to ensure the successful launch of its new...

Europe: Arla to double plant capacity in Denmark

Arla will invest €80 million (US$88.6 million) to more than double the production of mozzarella at its Branderup Dairy plant in Denmark. At the same time, the production is enhanced with the use of new and more sustainable technology. The expansion is in anticipation of the European mozzarella cheese market to increase from around 650,000 tons in 2019 to 720,000...

Europe: DSM launches MaxaGourmet at FI Europe 2019

Royal DSM will be launching MaxaGourmet, a portfolio of clean label taste ingredients, at FI Europe in Paris, France from December 3 to 5 2019. The range is developed using foodstuffs such as herbs and vegetables for savory food manufacturers, flavor houses and seasoning producers to create products with an adventurous and authentic taste profile. Inspired by the flavors created through sautéing, simmering...

Europe: Inulin under spotlight, finds analyst

The prebiotic fiber inulin is in demand with strong consumer desire for less sugar, more protein and products that support digestive wellness, says food and beverage consultant Julian Mellentin of New Nutrition Business. “Inulin has become a success as a natural sugar replacer, used in an ever-growing number of products, and its presence means that companies can also flag up...