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Sanyuan and Fosun to acquire St- Hubert healthy-spreads company

Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co. (Sanyuan) and Fosun Group (Fosun) have agreed to jointly acquire Brassica TopCo and PPN Management, the controlling shareholders of St- Hubert.  

Essentra Packaging to consider plant closure after $4.4m operating loss

Essentra, which makes beverage, dry foods and dairy packaging, has entered a consultation process to close a factory in Newport, Wales, affecting 150 jobs.

New dairy products launched in July

This month’s new product round-up for the dairy aisles is a truly global affair, with products from Japan, Russia, Portugal, New Zealand, the UK and US.

July appointments in the dairy industry

There were several new appointments related to the dairy industry in July.

IceRobotics gets financial support to enter Chinese market

UK agritech company IceRobotics has received £5,000 ($6,545) in support as part of the China-Britain Business Council’s (CBBC) ‘Ready for China’ campaign to help more UK companies enter the China market.

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Pegah opens new powder factory in western Iran

Pegah Iran Dairy Industries Co. (Pegah) has opened the largest dairy powder products factory in Iran in Lorestan Province in the west of the country.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics introduces new sizes for HoseGard hose support

The Process Systems business unit of Ohio-based Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has expanded its patented HoseGard product portfolio to fit a wider range of hoses.

Best Sanitizers launches quat-free surface sanitizer

Walton, Kentucky-based company Best Sanitizers has introduced a surface sanitizer without quaternary ammonium for cleaning and sanitizing food contact and non-food contact surfaces.

Daiya Foods CEO on selling to Otsuka: ‘The entire senior leadership team is staying on… our job is just beginning’

Daiya Foods has carved out an enviable slice of the fast-growing plant-based foods market since its 2008 launch, but did not attract the valuation it was looking for when it...

Schubert 3D camera ‘one step closer to long-term goal of optical 3D recognition’

Schubert has developed a 3D camera which can pick up ‘disorganized products’ from a storage bin.

Nestlé’s innovation platform HENRi@Nestlé marks one year anniversary

From initiating portion control advice on biscuits, alternative green packaging for Nestlé Waters and promoting Nespresso’s sustainability efforts - HENRi@Nestlé celebrates its one-year anniversary this month.

USDEC CEO Vilsack stresses importance of NAFTA at congressional meeting

Preserving and updating certain elements of NAFTA is crucial to the future of the US dairy industry, USDEC president and CEO Tom Vilsack told a House Agricultural Committee. 

From kefir to kvass: What's in store for Europe's fermented food trend?

From do-it-yourself kefir kits and lacto-fermented vegetable juices to kvass and spreadable cheese-style tempeh – what’s trending and what's next for the fermented food trend in Europe?

Ben & Jerry’s says product is safe after traces of glyphosate found in ice cream

Unilever-owned Ben & Jerry’s has said that its ice cream products are safe to consume after independent lab testing by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) found that certain ice cream...

Danone announces H1 results and shuffles reporting criteria

The reorganization of Danone is central to Danone’s half-year results, which were announced today.

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Fonterra hikes farmgate milk price by 25 cents

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced an increased forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the upcoming 2018 season, to NZ$6.75 (US$5.09) per kilogram of milksolids (kgMS).

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Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

‘Breast milk-like’ formula may help babies sleep more and cry less, suggests study

Infants given formula milk containing high levels of SN-2 palmitate, sleep more and cry less than those given standard formula, reveals a study in Clinics in Mother and Child Health....

Lactiangol inaugurates new production line

The Dairy Company of Angola (Lactiangol) has invested approximately $27m in a new production line and manufacturing facilities, inaugurated Monday, in the Angolan capital, Luanda.

Guest article

Aptean: ‘Investments in CRM systems within the F&B industry have been low’

‘The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is typically an arena of tight margins.

Grupo Lala says yogurt will play big role in developing US and Central American markets

Grupo Lala reported increased operating income of 5.9% for Q2 2017, driven by its emerging businesses in the US and Canada, with strong performance in Mexico compensating for additional costs...

New Codex standard for dairy permeate powder will help dairy industry

The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been welcomed by permeate producer Arla Foods Ingredients.

Liquid paperboard sees growing demand in ‘alt-milk’ products

Demand for liquid paperboard (LPB) is dependent on a few segments but there is scope to expand into new areas, according to Smithers Pira.

SIGNATURE: SIG launches aseptic pack 100% linked to plant-based renewable material

SIG has developed what it said is the world’s first aseptic carton pack with a link to 100% plant-based renewable materials.

Yakult begins work on sixth China factory

Yakult is to begin construction of its sixth plant in China to increase production of its probiotic milk drinks.

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