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...

Europe: Essentra Tear Tapes releases improved tape

Essentra Tear Tapes has launched Rippatape X, which is made using a specialised 75micron Monoaxially Orientated Polypropylene or MOPP film. Rippatape X provides fast, safe and easy access to a pack’s contents. Its water-based adhesive solution does not impede the recycling of materials that it is applied to, ensuring both the tape and board can be processed through established recycling facilities. The...

Asia Pacific: KHS to build €10M plant in Kunshan, China

KHS plans to build a new plant and service center in Kunshan, China. With a total investment of around €10 million (US$11.08 million), the 10,000 sqm factory will make engineering, production, logistics and service more efficient. "Kunshan is an attractive city for the beverage industry with skilled workers, well-developed infrastructure and widespread logistics networks for this kind of project,"...

Middle East: ChickP offers plant-based protein for dairy applications

Next-gen chickpea proteins designed specifically for plant-based milk and yogurt analogs Rehovot, Israel – ChickP Ltd., a foodTech startup, launches a line of chickpea isolates for plant-based dairy alternative products. Developed by the faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this ingredient uses patent-pending technology to extract up to 90% pure protein out of...