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Dow-DuPont merger edges closer as EU clearance is given on FMC swap deal

28 Jul 2017 --- The completion of the upcoming merger of Dow and DuPont is edging closer as the European Commission has cleared the path ahead in terms of the divestments needed to satisfy regulators. The Commission has conditionally cleared both FMC's acquisition of parts of DuPont's crop protection business and DuPont's acquisition of FMC's Health and Nutrition business – both transactions are related to the Dow/DuPont merger divestment commitments.

Emsland Group firms up food defense measures

28 Jul 2017 --- The relevance of high quality and, above all, safe foodstuffs among today's consumers is higher than ever. That is why the FSSC–Standard (Food Safety System Certification 22000) plays such a role in the safe manufacture of foodstuffs and food ingredients. In Version 3.2, even the so-called "food defense measures" are now mandatory. Measures that, among other things, provide the food manufacturing industry with protection against targeted attacks from the outside.

Kroener-Staerke launches clean label solution for batters

28 Jul 2017 --- German natural starch producer, Kröner-Stärke has turned its attention to the convenience foods market. With a view to cleaning up the unhealthy image of breaded or battered foodstuffs, the company has developed wheat starches which allow food processors to formulate on-trend, clean-label products which are rich in texture and taste, but contain no chemicals.

Campbell Soup launches innovation challenge to identify top food disruptors

28 Jul 2017 --- Campbell Soup Company has announced a partnership with Foodworks Brooklyn designed to assist up-and-coming food innovators with a passion for food. Foodworks Brooklyn is a kitchen incubator dedicated to growing early-stage retail and wholesale food businesses. The partnership includes a Real Food Innovation Challenge and a mentorship program between Campbell experts and Foodworks members.


Otsuka acquires plant-based innovator Daiya

28 Jul 2017 --- Otsuka has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of plant-based Daiya Foods Inc. The acquisition, reported at 405 million Canadian dollars (US$322.9 million), is expected to help increase Canada-based Daiya's presence throughout North America and beyond, while creating a global plant-based food platform.

Dr Pepper Snapple misses Q2 earnings, sales volumes increase by 4 percent

28 Jul 2017 --- Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. has reported second quarter 2017 EPS of US$1.02, which included a US$0.18 per diluted share loss on early extinguishment of debt, compared to US$1.39 in the prior year period. For the quarter, sales volumes increased 4 percent, including the Bai acquisition. Reported net sales increased 6 percent, including the Bai acquisition, which accounted for just over 1 percentage point of net sales growth.


Hershey sweetens Q2 results with snacking innovations and cost cutting

27 Jul 2017 --- The Hershey Company has announced sales and earnings for the second quarter ended July 2, 2017, with net sales of US$1,663.0 million compared with US$1,637.7 million for the second quarter of 2016 and net income up 39 percent to US$203.5 million.

Montana Specialty Mills breaks ground on US$20m processing facility

27 Jul 2017 --- Montana Specialty Mills, LLC has announced it is breaking ground on its new US$20 million, 20-acre processing center at the Great Falls Montana Development Authority's AgriTech Park.

Secret to cell size found in world’s biggest food producer

27 Jul 2017 --- Scientists at The University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered a gene which regulates the size of diatoms, which contribute 20 percent of global primary production in food chains. The discovery could have implications for understanding the potential effects of climate change on future food webs.

Tate & Lyle reports “encouraging” start to the year, maintains guidance

27 Jul 2017 --- Tate & Lyle has made an encouraging start to the year with profit in constant currency ahead of the comparative period, and volume ahead in both divisions. The statement covers the first quarter of the financial year, from April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017. The company added that it expected to make underlying progress in the full year ended March 31, 2018.

Nestle sales growth lags in first half, maintains 2017 guidance

27 Jul 2017 --- Nestlé has posted weaker-than-expected first half earnings and confirmed its full-year guidance as the world's biggest food company even as sales slipped in the face of currency headwinds. Nestlé reported that half-year total reported sales were CHF 43.0 billion (-0.3 percent) (US$45 billion), reflecting the impact of net divestments (-2.3 percent, largely related to the creation of the Froneri joint venture) and foreign exchange (-0.3 percent). Organic growth was below expectations at 2.3 percent. RIG was resilient at 1.4 percent but pricing remained soft at 0.9 percent.

Niels appointed as new DSM Food Specialties President

27 Jul 2017 --- Royal DSM has announced the appointment of Patrick Niels, new President of DSM Food Specialties as of 1 August 2017.

US: Disparate food labels confuse consumers and contribute to food waste, claims poll

26 Jul 2017 --- One school of thought towards the contributing factors of food waste is the fact that labeling doesn’t help consumers truly understand how best to store and eat their foods. It perhaps even makes things more confusing, therefore leading to an unnecessary amount of food being discarded.

Nestle explores strategic business options as it implements value creation model

26 Jul 2017 --- Nestlé has announced another step forward in the implementation of its comprehensive value creation model. Early in 2017, the company’s management, together with the Nestlé Board of Directors, initiated a comprehensive review of the company’s capital structure and priorities to support and enhance its ability to deliver on its value creation model.

Granola and chips named as top summer snacks, says General Mills

26 Jul 2017 --- A General Mills survey examining the snacking trends of the summer shows that favorite foods differ by region, with American’s most preferred snacks varying greatly from coast-to-coast. General Mills and Box Tops for Education – a program which offers an on-pack coupon scheme, where shoppers can earn funds for their local schools – surveyed almost one thousand US parents. The aim was to identify which activities and snacks families are enjoying this summer. 


Agrana Fruit to strengthen Chinese presence with second plant

26 Jul 2017 --- Agrana Fruit, part of the Agrana Group, has signed an investment contract for the construction of a new fruit processing plant in China. Agrana Fruit, which has already been operating one factory in Dachang, is now expanding its business activities in the region, by building a second plant in South Eastern China, around 180 km away from Shanghai. 

Fiberstar develops citrus fiber for tomato-based applications

26 Jul 2017 --- Fiberstar Inc. has launched Citri-Fi 125, a natural citrus fiber used to improve tomato-based food products by replacing starches and gums in sauces, condiments and spreads. Today, more than ever, consumers connect ingredients to the foods they eat by reading food labels. As a result, consumers expect recognizable, short and transparent labels, which are driving the need for clean label ingredients.

Kreglinger appointed as a Mediterranean Umami distributor

26 Jul 2017 --- Salt of the Earth Ltd. has appointed Kreglinger Specialties as its exclusive distributor for Mediterranean Umami. Kreglinger will be responsible for the UK, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg and France. Mediterranean Umami, a winner of IFT17 Food Expo Innovation Award, is an on-trend all natural sodium-reduction solution for the food industry.

Galactic expands production capacity for calcium lactate pentahydrate

25 Jul 2017 --- Galactic, one of the world leaders in natural solutions for food safety and nutrition, announces it has successfully launched a second production line for calcium lactate pentahydrate production at its Escanaffles plant (Belgium). 

Bunge’s first rapeseed export en route to Europe

25 Jul 2017 --- Bunge’s operations include originating oilseeds and grains from the world's primary growing regions and transporting them to customers worldwide – but this is the first time rapeseed exports have been shipped from Australia to Europe. 

Relishing Stability Challenges

Many table sauce manufacturers start their stabilizer search with starches, as with the right modifications they can provide the required stability for ketchups, mayonnaises and dressings, canned and tomato sauces.

Clean Label Sweetening Solution

Nutritis leans upon an innovative process to offer a wide range of custom-made sugars from fruits, adapted to the food industry needs, which combine naturalness and nutritional benefits.

Relishing Stability Challenges

Many table sauce manufacturers start their stabilizer search with starches, as with the right modifications they can provide the required stability for ketchups, mayonnaises and dressings, canned and tomato sauces.

Industry Innovation - Fortifying with Fiber

Because inulin and oligofructose are soluble fibers, they can be utilized in a variety of products including bars, beverages, cereals, baked goods, confections and dairy products.

Sensory Thrills and Oats Resurgence

Innova Market Insights show us a selection of the latest trends and innovations.

Maximizing Yeast's Health Potential

Lesaffre Human Care is tresenting a new probiotic yeast, for people suffering from intestinal discomfort and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Smart Apple Processing Solutions

Enzymes play a crucial role in juice production, offering many benefits to manufacturers. A look at a new range of effective enzymatic solutions which are currently available for apple processors – DSM Food Specialties.

Role for Pulsed Electric Fields

Pulsed electric fields allow an accelerated mass transport in plant or meat tissue and an improved release of intracellular substances.

Show Review: Vitafoods 2010

Key Products at Vitafoods. A guide to plan your visit to Vitafoods 2010. Some of the innovations to watch.

Feel the touch of innovation at FIE

Palsgaard is a specialist in the manufacture of emulsifiers, stabilizers and other specialized ingredients for the food industry. Palsgaard provides application service to help our customers make the step between idea and production as short as possible. At the upcoming FIE, we will present new innovations within all of our application areas; bakery, confectionery, dairy, ice cream, lipid and fine foods.

Mayonnaise - Dressings & Vinegar

This review focuses on ‘Mayonnaise - Dressings & Vinegar’ product launches on a global basis.

"Free From" Product Trends

This review focuses primarily on global gluten free, dairy/lactose free and wheat free product launches tracked by the Innova Database

Sweet Biscuits & Cookies

This review focuses on ‘Sweet Biscuits/Cookies’ product launches globally from the Innova Database.

Use of Weight Management Ingredients

Innovative ingredients for weight management.

Gut Health and Salt Reduction

Find out products with gut health and salt reduction claims. The presentation is offered by Innova Market Insights in collaboration with

Skin health and fibers

Presentation on products using skin health claims and/or fibers. This presentation was made by Innova Market Insights and