Cargill and Arasco announce Saudi JV

Cargill and Arasco have unveiled plans to create a new starches and sweeteners joint venture in Saudi Arabia. The new company will acquire Arasco’s existing corn milling facility in Al Kharj and will produce starch-based products primarily for the Gulf Cooperation Council countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, as well as Yemen, […]

ISC appoints new president

The International Stevia Council (ISC) has this week elected a new leadership team, with Cargill’s Zanna McFerson taking the helm as president. “I am honoured to have been elected,” she says. “The ISC has accomplished a lot since its formation in 2010 and I expect stevia to continue to expand its role in food and […]

Cargill extends cocoa programme

Cargill has officially extended its sustainable cocoa programme to South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. It’s an important step in developing sustainable cocoa production and increasing the yields of farmers in Indonesia, says the firm. “This launch in Indonesia builds on the ongoing success of Cargill’s activities to develop sustainable cocoa supply chains in Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, […]


May 2012

All the glitters Following recent media attention on an edible cake glitter, Sandra Cox, of Cornelius Group, sets the record straight Ratty’s refections Richard Ratcliffe works the room at this year’s Foodex Don’t get knocked for six The latest BRC Global Standard for Food Safety contains a number of significant changes, as Richard Leathers and […]

September 2011

Revealing the power of perception Cindy Beeren, head of sensory and consumer at Leatherhead Food Research, examines the various influences of consumer purchasing. Staying powder Bénédicte Pascalie, marketing manager for Cargill Flavour Systems, explains the thinking behind the company’s latest flavour concept… A net of complex issues The Food and Drink Federation’s director of sustainability […]

Cargill expands sustainable cocoa scheme

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business – in cooperation with the Ghana Cocoa Board – is expanding its sustainable cocoa program with the launch of a four-year commitment to farmer training in Ghana. The training will be delivered in partnership with Ghanaian-licensed cocoa buying company Akuafo Adamfo and the non-governmental organization Solidaridad West Africa. The aim […]

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Kerry confirms acquisition of Cargill’s global flavours business

Kerry Group, the global ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, has confirmed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cargill’s global flavours business in a £149 million ($170m) deal. Cargill Flavor Systems has international flavour technology development expertise serving a global customer base through provision of flavour ingredients and flavour systems for beverage, […]

Cargill’s cash boost for farmers

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has made the second of its annual sustainable certified cocoa premium payments to 26,500 farmers across 21 cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire. The payments mark another step in its commitment to build a sustainable cocoa supply chain and support cocoa farmers, says the company. Over 50 per cent of the payments […]


Silver Spoon and Cargill in exclusive partnership to bring Truvia to UK

Two leaders in sweetness, Silver Spoon (part of Associated British Foods) and Cargill have announced an exclusive strategic partnership for UK distribution and marketing of Truvia branded tabletop, the first stevia-based, zero calorie sweetener. This announcement comes ahead of anticipated EU approval of stevia extracts later this year and, say the firms, heralds the UK’s […]


‘Breakthrough technology’ behind reduced calorie chocolate claim

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has unveiled ‘the breakthrough technology’ behind what it claims is the first chocolate to achieve an EU-approved consumer claim of reduced calorie. According to Cargill, the 30% calorie reduction is double that of any other chocolate on the market and is equivalent to a saving of up to 160 calories […]

Stevia companies of the world unite

Stevia producers from around the world have announced the establishment of the International Stevia Council, a global trade association representing the interests of companies that process, manufacture and/or market stevia sweetener products. The International Stevia Council will focus on safety, quality and stakeholder education as part of its agenda to support and promote the worldwide […]

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Global recognition for Cargill food safety advances

Its global food safety activities have won Cargill the prestigious President’s Award in the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUoFST) Global Food Industry Awards. The President’s Award is a new category that recognises efforts to advance food science and technology for the benefit of all. “We recognise the application of modern science and […]

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Bakery benefits of new texture solutions

Bakery manufacturers can now benefit from what manufacturer Cargill is calling an ‘inspired new palette of bakery filling recipes’ that it says capitalises on its application expertise in both pectin and starch. Used at different ratios, the balanced combination of pectin and starch offers enhanced functionality and optimal texture in all types of bakery fillings, […]

EFSA approval for stevia-based sweeteners

Stevia suppliers have welcomed the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) positive opinion on the safety of steviol glycosides – the sweet components of the stevia leaf – as food additives after the European Stevia Association (Eustas), Cargill and Japanese firm Morita all filed petitions seeking regulatory approval. EFSA said that stevia-based sweeteners were ‘not genotoxic, […]

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