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Growth in low pH beverages creates opportunity for pectin

As palates in North America change and acidified foods become more acceptable, space is created, too, for additives such as pectin that can handle specific pH regimes.

Kikkoman to launch Tonyu-inryo soy milk yogurt drink developed with NIZO

Kikkoman Corporation of Japan and NIZO of the Netherlands have collaborated on R&D to create a new soy milk yogurt drink to be launched in Japan in August 2017.

Consumer demands placing more pressure on flavor, texture of sports nutrition products

Flavor innovation is usually seen as a key component of food product development and of less concern for supplements.  But as sports nutrition brands seek competitive advantages and to bring...

EnWave and Nestlé’s Nestec to pilot food dehydration technology

EnWave has signed an agreement with Nestec, part of Nestlé, to test its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) food dehydration technology – a proprietary method for the dehydration of organic materials....

DFA sells New York former yogurt plant to HP Hood

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) sold its yogurt manufacturing plant in Batavia, New York, to dairy processor HP Hood LLC who will in invest $200m in facility updates.

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Changes to the beverage status quo

‘As a whole, the beverage portion of the US Food and Beverage Manufacturing sector continues to maintain a steady 2.3% growth to $145bn, according to data from the 2016 Global...

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Agropur reshapes US ingredients business to streamline customer experience

Agropur Ingredients has streamlined its US business by dividing it into three sectors: nutrition solutions, dairy solutions, and custom solutions to better serve their customers’ needs.

News in brief

Amul introduces Tetra Pak TBA 1000 Edge with LightCap pack in India

Indian dairy company Amul has launched its buttermilk and lassi products in a bigger 1-liter Tetra Pak package, the TBA 1000 Edge with LightCap 30.

Alchemy launches dairy training course library to meet FSMA requirements

Alchemy Systems has collaborated with dairy experts to develop an online training course library for the industry to meet the needs of dairy processing facilities.

API launches Holonique Boutique for custom decorative packaging

API has launched a custom decorative holography service called Holonique Boutique.

Constantia Flexibles meets demand for coffee & dairy packaging in Russia

Constantia Flexibles Group has responded to a growing demand in domestic food packaging by installing a laminating machine at its factory in Timashevsk, Russia, for packaging coffee, dairy and processed...

Sonoco to acquire Clear Lam Packaging for $170m

Packaging company Sonoco has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films, for...

Estonia sugar drink tax includes dairy and plant-based beverages

At an extraordinary session of Estonia’s government, the Riigikogu, last week, 15 new Acts were passed, including a sugar tax that includes dairy beverages.

IBM and Cornell University to work together to keep global milk supply safe

IBM Research and Cornell University have teamed up to help improve the safety of the global milk supply through genetic sequencing and big data analytics research.

DuPont launches stabilizer for plant-based beverages

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has launched a new ingredient in its Danisco range for manufacturers to produce stable clean-label soy, almond and other plant-based drinks.

SIG Combibloc launches individual QR coding for Brazilian coop dairy line

SIG Combibloc has partnered with Brazilian agriculture cooperative Languiru, to provide transparency for quality and food safety, optimize production processes and enable personalized digital marketing on its dairy line.

Sidel gains FDA approval for aseptic blow fill sealer for manufacturing of low acid products

Sidel has received FDA approval for its Aseptic Combi Predis FMa blow fill seal filler for use in low acid manufacturing and commercial distribution in the US.

Synvina PEF bottle gets green light for recyclability

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina, a joint venture between BASF and Avantium.

Sonoco expands ClearGuard packaging for liquid and viscous product pouches

Sonoco has expanded its ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products.

Booming plant-based drinks market set for more category innovation

The explosive growth of the dairy alternative drinks market is driven by increased demand from consumers who do not want to fully commit to a plant-based diet but prefer to...

Scholle IPN expands in Latin America

Scholle IPN, which produces flexible packaging for wine, processed fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and aseptic juices in the Latin American market, has opened a manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile.

LiquiGlide expands its CPG portfolio in condiments and dairy

LiquiGlide has taken on a general manager as it commercializes its first applications in packaging with coatings for condiments (mayonnaise, dressings and dips) and dairy (cream cheese, sour cream and yogurt), among...

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Grupo Lala invests $30m to build dairy plant in Guatemala, growing presence in Central America

Grupo Lala will invest $30m investment to build a new dairy processing factory in Guatemala for the manufacturing of ice cream, milk, and other dairy products, creating approximately 4,000 jobs.

Barry Callebaut launches four cocoa powders for beverage and dairy applications

Barry Callebaut has added four new premium cocoa powders to its portfolio targeted for beverage and dairy applications.

Sainsbury’s doubles range of non-dairy milks in 300 UK stores

UK retailer Sainsbury’s has responded to the dairy-alternative trend by doubling its range of non-dairy milks in 300 of its stores.

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