Europe: Italian companies to form network for one-stop shop

At Gulfood Manufacturing (November 6-8, 2018, Dubai), a network of companies called Processing and Packaging – the High-Tech Italian way participated in the show and offered trade visitors a one-stop-shop service. In 2013, member companies decided to band together to compete internationally, bringing the Italian excellence in the global processing and packaging industry. Through the network, it hopes to be a...

Europe: Sensus’ chicory inulin gets ISO standard

Sensus said its full range of chicory inulin and oligofructose products qualifies as natural according to the new ISO 19657:2017 standard. About a year after ISO set a new standard for food ingredients to be called 'natural', chicory root fiber is the first dietary fiber to achieve this verification. The root of the chicory plant is the natural source of...

Americas: Meal kits offer the convenience that consumers want

When meal kit subscription services came on the scene a few years back, they stirred up a lot of buzz and consumers gave them a try, according to The NPD Group. However, retention rates were low. Although a subscription-based meal kit delivery service does not appeal to a broad segment of the population, the company found the meal kit concept...

Europe: Consumers still like things sweet, report

Across the 10 highest consuming nations for both sugar confectionery and gum, consumption is increasing, with compound annual growth rates ranging from 0.5 percent to 3.0 percent over the 2010-2022 forecast period. Global sales were worth US$85.8 billion in 2017 and expected to reach around US$100 billion by 2022, according to Innova Market Insights. "While concerns about the unhealthiness of...

Europe: share sells bottled water in recycled PET

Berlin startup share is the first beverage producer in Germany to sell its water in PET bottles made of 100% recyclate. KHS Group's Bottles & Shapes consultancy program had supported the company by helping to design and develop the bottle in a very short time. The plans are ambitious: in 2019 share wants to fill water into about a million...

Asia Pacific: Givaudan opens US$2.8M center in Indonesia

Givaudan has opened a commercial and development center in Jakarta, Indonesia costing CHF 2.9 million (US$2.89 million). The 2,600 sqm commercial and development center will enable the company to offer at one location a full range of flavor and fragrance creation and application development capabilities. Givaudan has been present in Indonesia since 1993 and has significantly invested in people and facilities...

Middle East: Better Juice’s technology reduce sugars in fruit juice by 30-80%

Better Juice has developed a patent-pending enzymatic technology that uses all-natural ingredients to convert monosaccharides and disaccharides (fructose, glucose, and sucrose) into prebiotic and other non-digestible fibers and sugars, while keeping the flavor of the juice. Mono-and disaccharides, often called simple sugars, are easy for the body to digest and thus quickly metabolized. If the energy they provide cannot be...

Asia Pacific: Chinaplas to highlight circular economy in 2019

After focusing on Internet 4.0 for the past three years, Chinaplas is seeing the rise of circular economy in the industry. "We’ve been aware of circular economy for some time. As early as 2011, we launched the 'Bioplastics Zone', introducing biodegradable plastics and bio-based plastics," says Ada Leung, GM of Chinaplas show organizer Adsale Exhibition Services. "We have also set...

Europe: Blendhub, Ambrosus partner on cloud-based traceability

Blendhub and Ambrosus are working to implement a cloud-based track-and-trace system for transparency along the supply chain of powder-based foods. For the partnership, Blendhub will offer a platform for localisation of sourcing and production, global certification of ingredients, a worldwide community of food specialists, and blending quality control through proprietary technology. Blendhub provides its customers with #CloudBlending, the first decentralized...

Europe: Coveris reduces meat packaging by 50% for retailer

Coveris delivers a fully-circular skinboard tray for UK Plastics Pact's fresh protein products. Replacing hard-to-recycle black plastic trays with a printed Forest Stewardship Council or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification cardboard base, Coveris' vacuum skinboard format reduces the use of plastic by more than 50%, removing more than 50 tons of this material from consumer waste streams each...