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AAK has developed a new flaked fats ingredient solution range to help manufacturers create better pizzas. The new range is claimed to enhance crust quality, taste and texture, as well as offering easy handling during the production process. AAK’s flaked fats are positioned as “an ideal and simple way to improve the texture and mouthfeel of crusts in both thin and deep-pan pizzas.” This versatile solution allows for...
Dutch dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is exploring options to build a sustainable dairy processing plant in the Netherlands. The plant is intended for the processing of milk fresh dairy products, ingredients used for the production of early life and adult nutrition and cheese manufacturing. It would be built according to the latest insights in the area of technology and sustainability, says the company.  Read more
Job offer letters are a mainstay of the recruitment process, they welcome your future employee to the business.  After a long recruitment process, the job offer letter might seem like a simple task that takes 2 seconds to complete - wrong. These letters have some essential elements that you need to make sure are right. When you are so close to acquiring your new employee, this is not the time to give any person second thoughts. ...
Cargill’s Cocoa and Chocolate business is set to acquire Smet, a Belgium-based supplier of chocolate to the foodservice and confectionery markets. Cargill’s entry into the acquisition is subject to consultation procedures with employee representative bodies and the transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019, according to the companies. Read more
Supplier of flavors, botanical extracts and specialty ingredients, Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA (Bell), has launched a functional taste solution for a 30 percent reduction of sugar in beverages, dairy, ice cream and bakery applications. With its newly developed REDsugar flavor range, Bell seeks to change consumer behavior and political frameworks, by focusing on natural, clean label product developments with less or low sugar. Read...
Beneo has inaugurated its new Belgium-based BioWanze plant for texturized wheat protein (TWP), in cooperation with fellow Südzucker Group subsidiary CropEnergies. The move follows an investment of €4.3 million. BioWanze is a daughter company of CropEnergies and is the largest producer of bio-ethanol in Belgium. When running at full capacity, the plant will be capable of producing enough TWP to create 1 million vegetarian burger...
PepsiCo boasts 22 billion-dollar brands, with its portfolio including flagship drinks Pepsi, Gatorade and Tropicana. But what's next? Having taken over the reins as CEO from Indra Nooyi in October, Ramon Laguarta sets out his strategic vision of what the company will look like in 2025. Read more
A predicted drop in revenue in its sugar division is expected to be the only black mark on Associated British Foods' (ABF) interim results.  The food processing and retail business posted a pre-close trading update ahead of its interim results for the 24 weeks to 2nd March 2019. It forecasted that for the half year, other than the expected reduction in sugar revenue, all of its businesses would achieve sales growth. For the full year,...
Mane is accelerating is expertise in vegetable juice development in partnership with Agrival in Brittany, France, a company specialised in vegetable processing. Location at the center of the vegetable growing area, the production plant is located to minimise the transport time from the field, preserving the freshness of the juices and meeting the growing social and environmental expectations of manufacturers and consumers, according to the...
Vegetable oils and fats expert AAK has acquired Dutch company MaasRefinery B.V., which also specialises in toll refining of vegetable oils and fats for the food industry. With the acquisition, AAK is aiming to increase capacity, support existing production facilities and enable continued growth. Read more
PespiCo will acquire CytoSport, the business behind protein shake brand Muscle Milk.  PepsiCo is already a long term distribution partner for CytoSport. Headquartered in California, CytoSport was founded in 1998 by the Pickett family, before being acquired by Hormel Foods Corporation in 2014. Its products 'serve the needs of elite athletes, active lifestylists and weekend warriors', and its products are NSF Certified for Sport. in...