Asia Pacific: Barry Callebaut joins social enterprise cause in Singapore

The Barry Callebaut Group joins organic chocolate manufacturer and social enterprise, Wildness, and Deloitte Singapore to contribute to the communities and lead sustainability efforts in the chocolate industry. Deloitte aims to use its global reach to enable more individuals and communities to access education, skills development and opportunities through its WorldClass initiative, by preparing 50 million people for the...

Europe: Bottled water range dons Coveris’ eco shrink film

Highland Spring Group, a UK producer and supplier of natural source waters, has launched its most environmentally sustainable ‘Eco Pack’ to date using Coveris’ Duralite R film. The next generation 100% recycled and fully recyclable shrink film supports the businesses’ journey to using 100% recycled materials across its packaging portfolio. The Highland Spring 12 x 500ml multipack launched in January...

Middle East: Solabia-Algatech Nutrition launches astaxanthin powder for supplements, beverages

Solabia-Algatech Nutrition launches a microencapsulated, cold water-dispersible powder containing 2.5% natural astaxanthin for dietary supplement and beverages. Extracted from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae by supercritical carbon dioxide, the powder completely and easily disperses in cold water in seconds. The new formulation is suitable for ready-to-mix supplements, drinks, and suspensions, including sport drinks and better-for-you beverages. “Astaxanthin, a natural powerful carotenoid,...

Asia Pacific: Kerry expands in China with acquisition

Kerry has completed the acquisition of the Jining Nature Group, a Chinese manufacturer of savory flavors, seasonings and prepared food products in the savory flavor and prepared foods sectors in China. This acquisition will bring a wide range of authentic local and regional taste technologies and application capabilities to the Kerry portfolio.   Jining Nature Group, which has over 300...

Americas: Videojet Technologies releases printer that eliminates human errors

Videojet Technologies has launched Videojet 1880 CIJ printer for users to prevent manufacturing downtime using advanced digitally-enabled technology to deliver performance. The unit features MAXIMiZE diagnostics platform that monitors printer health and performance patterns and helps operators to easily identify if a fault is likely to occur. Advance alerts prevent expensive downtime so users can plan maintenance and changeovers...

Europe: Tate & Lyle launches online courses on fiber formulation

Tate & Lyle has launched Fibre University, a new online modular course designed to help formulators and food scientists solve even the toughest fiber formulation challenges in a time when most people are not getting enough fiber in their diets. Selecting the appropriate fiber is key to solving challenges relating to taste, texture, nutrition, processing and labelling for new and...

Asia Pacific: Chinese seek fitness F&B, meal replacement products amid COVID-19, says GlobalData

With obesity suggested and accepted to increase the risk of severe symptoms and complications of COVID-19, 44% consumers in China are reportedly interested and actively buying food and beverage specifically designed to support fitness/exercise. These health-conscious Chinese consumers are turning to the meal-replacement trend for combating weight management issues and availing proper nutrition, according to GlobalData. With most...

Europe: Syntegon installs Sigpack TTMD for cartoning needs

Syntegon has expanded its secondary packaging portfolio with the Sigpack TTMD, which combines the TTM platform with one or more seamlessly integrated Delta robot cells. This also enables a vertical restart after each format change. The robotic solution's camera-based vision control system detects products on the infeed belt. The delta robots pick single or multiple products arriving in random order and...

Americas: Zeelandia and FrieslandCampina creates alternative to New York cheesecake

Zeelandia and FrieslandCampina introduce The New Cheesecake, a high-end quality alternative to the traditional New York cheesecake. While matching the premium taste, creaminess and smooth structure of a traditional New York cheesecake, the new product uses local ingredients, offering bakeries and outlets in Europe and Asia the opportunity to create their own unique variations. Using whey protein, Zeelandia’s crust mix...

Europe: Bunge Loders Croklaan releases lipid ingredient for infant milk formula for Chinese babies

Bunge Loders Croklaan has launched Betapol Select, a premium lipid ingredient for infant milk formula that is inspired by natural variations in the composition of human breast milk. It is the company's first product line that mimics the fat composition of Chinese mother’s milk. OPO and OPL are uniquely structured lipids naturally present in mother’s milk. The presence of...