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Givaudan launches AI tools for next-gen product development

19-02-2021

Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing has announced the launch of its Advanced Tools for Modelling (ATOM), which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise food and flavour formulation and facilitate co-creation and collaboration with customers. Aligned with the company’s 2025 strategy and intent on leading the way in digitalisation, these …

Campina Organic removes plastic cap from litre packaging

18-02-2021

Campina Organic, the organic dairy products by FrieslandCampina, is now available in a more environment-friendly packaging. The litre packaging has a new pouring opening that makes the plastic screw cap superfluous, and with this prevents the production of millions of plastic screw caps. Additionally, one layer of material has been left out in the …

Editor’s pickFood and nutrition trends in Asia-Pacific

18-02-2021

A balanced diet and an active lifestyle are keys to healthy living, and this holds true in current times more than ever. As with the rest of the world, there is a marked interest amongst Asia-Pacific consumers for better nutrition information and knowledge that is largely driven by the need for a strong immune system amongst other things. With …

Nestlé Japan launches plant-based coffee lattes

17-02-2021

Nestlé Japan has launched a range of Nescafé lattes crafted with plant-based ingredients, meeting the growing interest in plant-based food in Japan. The Nescafé plant-based latte range in Japan includes ready-to-drink beverages to enjoy on-the-go or at home, soluble mixes that can be made by just adding hot water, and …

Grupo Arcor and Ingredion announce joint venture in South American markets

17-02-2021

Joint venture leverages manufacturing expertise, global go-to-market capabilities, and food and beverage industry experience to create and scale ingredient solutions. Argentinian food company Grupo Arcor and Ingredion have sealed an agreement to create a joint venture that will leverage the two companies’ manufacturing expertise, …

Jungbunzlauer launches TayaGel gellan gum

16-02-2021

Jungbunzlauer has announced the launch of high acyl gellan gum under the brand name TayaGel. Gellan gum is a functional hydrocolloid, produced through controlled non-GMO fermentation using renewable feedstock. It is widely permitted as food additive used in a growing variety of both food and non-food products. High acyl gellan gum is a stabiliser …

Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company

15-02-2021

Zeus Packaging, an Irish packaging manufacturer and distributor, has acquired Austrian-based food packaging solutions business Petruzalek, which was part of Sirap-Gema Group. The acquisition marks the seventh business to be integrated into the Zeus family during the past 18 months, and will expand and strengthen the company’s geographic …

Diana Food launches range of organic and animal welfare chicken solutions

15-02-2021

Product offerings designed to meet rising consumer demand for ethical ingredients. Diana Food, part of Symrise Nutrition, has launched a range of organic and animal welfare poultry solutions developed to meet the rising demand for ethical food and drink among consumers around the world. Now available, these products provide food manufacturers …

Isobionics opens new distillation plant in Netherlands

15-02-2021

Isobionics, a part of the BASF’s Aroma Ingredients business, has opened a new distillation plant at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, the Netherlands. The virtual opening is joined by Toine Janssen, CEO of Isobionics; Steffen Götz, head of BASF’s Aroma Ingredient business; Jurgen Hoekstra, managing director of BASF …