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2020

Norwegian salmon in top spot on global sustainable food ranking

04-12-2020

Three Norwegian seafood companies have ranked in the top 10 of the Coller FAIRR Protein Index, a list of some of the world’s most sustainable protein producers. Norway’s Mowi, a salmon producer, reigns at the top of the list for the second consecutive year. Companies from Norway have ranked in each of the three years the report has …

Gelita acquires stakes in Turkish gelatine manufacturer

04-12-2020

Gelita has acquired 65% of the shares in the Turkish gelatine producer SelJel. The joint venture is part of Gelita’s growth strategy to meet the increasing demand for gelatine, and in particular for halal bovine gelatine. This is a critical requirement not only in Islamic state but also in large parts of Asia to extend market share in this …

Insight Pack renews confidence in Comexi with two new purchases

04-12-2020

The Dominican company, which presently has three machines, has purchased a Comexi SL2 laminator and a Comexi S2 DT slitter. Comexi and Insight Pack, a Dominican company specialising in the production of flexible packaging, have strengthened their strategic alliance with the acquisition by the latter of a Comexi SL2 laminator and a Comexi S2 DT …

Roquette announces Pierre Courduroux as new CEO

03-12-2020

Roquette has announced the appointment of Pierre Courduroux as its new CEO, effective 14 Dec 2020. Courduroux is currently the company’s CFO, a position he took in this October. He has an extensive international experience, and was most recently the CFO of Monsanto, a global agricultural seed and biotechnology company with revenues in …

Tate & Lyle acquires Sweet Green Fields

02-12-2020

Position as a global provider of sugar reduction and clean-label solutions strengthened by acquisition of stevia sweetener solutions business. Tate & Lyle has announced the acquisition of Sweet Green Fields (SGF), a global stevia solutions business. The acquisition will bring forth a broad portfolio of SGF’s stevia products and an …

Editor’s pickThe environmental impact of products: Sustainable packaging that goes Way Beyond Good

02-12-2020

Prominent campaigns on plastic waste and climate change have got more people thinking about the environmental impacts of the products they purchase. Packaging can play a big part in influencing their attitudes. About 74% of Europeans indicated the media focus on the packaging ending up in the sea has influenced them to change their purchasing …

IMCD inaugurates meat, seafood and plant-based analogues pilot plant in Thailand

01-12-2020

IMCD has opened its meat, seafood and plant-based analogues pilot plant in Bangkok, Thailand, to support its Asia-Pacific customers and suppliers with the latest infrastructure and technical expertise. This is part of the company’s plan to expand its technical capabilities and presence in the region. The facility provides manufacturing …

Editor’s pickBetter tech, safer food

30-11-2020

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 225,000 lives are lost every year in the Asia and Pacific region due to foodborne diseases. John Young, Asia-Pacific director at EU Automation, describes how the latest technology can help produce food in a safer, more hygiene way. Improving hygiene and safety is …

Editor’s pickNot just confectionery: The rise of fortified gummies

26-11-2020

In planetary terms, everything seems to have aligned for gummy food supplement in 2020. Not only do they appeal to today’s consumers because they taste good and are easy to take, but they can be fortified with all manner of nutrients, from vitamins and minerals to probiotics and protein. And now technology has evolved to such an extent that …