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June 2020

Frugalpac introduces Frugal Bottle recycled paper wine bottle

30-06-2020

Frugalpac, a British company developing a range of sustainable packaging products, has introduced Frugal Bottle. The 75cl Frugal Bottle is made from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade liner to hold the wine or spirit. It can be refrigerated, and keeps the liquid cooler for longer. The first wine to go on sale in the Frugal Bottle is from …

Algaia names Frédéric Faure as CEO

30-06-2020

In his new role, he will be responsible in accelerating the company’s sustainability strategy. Algaia has appointed Frédéric Faure, one of the co-founders of the company, as its new CEO. Faure outlined the company’s sustainability plan towards achieving a minimal carbon footprint by 2025. Eliminating seaweed waste …

Editor’s pickCreating a meat-free palate for all

30-06-2020

Taste, price, localise.   BY JOSEPHINE TAN Welcome to the era of meat-free diet, where traditional meat like pork, beef and chicken are now possible to be made from plants and designed to taste like meat. Beyond vegetarianism, these plant-based alternatives are targeted at meat-eating consumers, and are largely marketed as food for the …

Palsgaard invests €100m in Danish facility to boost production capacity

29-06-2020

Emulsifier manufacturer Palsgaard has invested 750 million Danish kroner (US$113.2 million) to more than double production capacity at its Danish facility by 2024. A new spray cooling tower will add a minimum additional 30,000 tonnes to the company’s spray capacity, and is expected to be fully operational by Q1 2023. This facility will be …

Erik Blom joins Duravant from Meyn

29-06-2020

Duravant has announced the appointment of Erik Blom to the position of managing director of food processing for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI). Blom brings over 20 years of experience in food processing technology. He was previously managing director for Meyn Food Processing, a provider of poultry processing solutions, in the …

Edlong expands line of dairy-based flavours

29-06-2020

Edlong, a food manufacturer based in the US, has expanded its line of dairy-based natural flavours to include a line of high-intensity cheese and cultured profiles for use in sauces, dressings and dips. Sourced from dairy, the line includes cheese, sour cream, and buttermilk flavour profiles with multiple advantages – low usage levels and …

SweeGen’s Rebs D and E receive approval from Singapore Food Agency

26-06-2020

Singapore Food Agency has approved the use of SweeGen’s Bestevia Rebs D and E stevia sweetener solutions in foods and beverages. This adds to the company’s previous approval of Bestevia Reb M in 2019. This latest stevia approval for SweeGen comes at a time when manufacturers are facing the challenge to develop sugar-reduced options …

Closure Systems introduces 38D-KL dairy closure

26-06-2020

Closure Systems International (CSI), a provider of plastic closure design, manufacturing and capping equipment systems, has launched the new 38D-KL closure for dairy beverages. Offering improved application performance and drop-down tamper evidence, this one-piece high-density polyethylene (HDPE) closure is designed to deliver performance in …

AAK accelerates optimisation in line with strategic direction

26-06-2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to profoundly impact people, societies, and business operations across the world. Over the last few months, extensive restrictions and lockdown measures have been implemented in most countries globally. This, in turn, has resulted in a negative impact on demand and earnings within most industries that AAK …