Brazilian joint venture for Carbery and Brasil Foods

Carbery Group has announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with one of South America’s leading food companies, BRF Brasil Foods. The venture, which involves a shared investment, will use Carbery’s technology to process whey generated at Brasil Food’s cheese-making operations in Brazil. The new operation will house a manufacturing plant to produce added-value […]


The future’s orange for Chr Hansen

Chr Hansen has extended its I-Colors range with the addition of a new orange shade. The range, launched last November, features natural colours developed for instant powder drinks, which are popular in South America, US, the Middle East and Asia thanks to their ability to withstand warm conditions and long shelf life. “The new I-Colors […]


Symrise opens centre of excellence in Brazil

Symrise is strengthening its presence in Latin America with the opening of its centre of excellence near São Paulo, Brazil. The centre, which took about 12 month to build, will combine the flavour company’s research and development work which has until now been carried out at two different locations. Symrise says the aim is to […]

Milestone for corrugated packaging

Corrugated packaging is celebrating its 130th birthday by looking to the future, according to the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) Corrugated Sector. The packaging material was first developed in the United States for wrapping fragile items such as bottles. However, it was another American, Robert Thompson, who patented the machinery to produce corrugated board in […]

Bringing a taste of Spain to Yorkshire

A UK-based businessman is stepping into the world of food retail for the first time with the launch of a premium Spanish food business that he hopes will rival Brindisa. Spanish-born Javier De La Hormaza is bringing the best of his home country to British shores with the launch of Grey’s Fine Foods, a retail […]

DSM hooks Canadian fish oil firm

DSM has revealed a deal to acquire Ocean Nutrition Canada for a total enterprise value of £336 million (€415m). Ocean Nutrition Canada is a supplier of fish-oil derived omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) to the dietary supplement and food and beverage markets. The company – founded in 1997 – is headquartered in Halifax, Nova […]


Corn Products to become Ingredion

Corn Products International shareholders have voted to change the company’s name to Ingredion to ‘better showcase its role as a global ingredients solutions company serving the food, beverage and brewing industries and numerous other industries worldwide’. Business units in the United States will move to register the name legally and begin doing business as Ingredion […]

Smurfit Kappa bags Baguin

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has acquired Argentinian company Baguin, specialising in bag-in-box solutions across Latin America. European firm Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box now has six facilities in France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Canada and now Argentina. Baguin was founded in 1992 in Buenos Aires. The factory is equipped with several modern production lines for the manufacture of bags, […]

Appetite for snack foods soars

New product activity in the global snack foods industry is defying worldwide economic problems, according to a market research analyst. Launch numbers recorded by Innova Market Insights showed a strong double-digit increase last year, with savory and salty snacks accounting for just under two-thirds of the total, and snack nuts and seeds the remainder. Asia […]

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Bakery enzyme range uses its loaf

Industrial bread is taken to the next level of freshness with the launch of the broadest range of anti-staling enzymes on the European market, says manufacturer DuPont Nutrition & Health. PowerFresh bakery enzymes, which form part of the DuPont Danisco range of ingredients, have already gained a significant following on the North American market, says […]


Beer market bounces back

The international beer market staged something of a recovery last year, with global beer consumption increasing by 2.4%, according to Canadean’s new Global Beer Trends report. It’s an improvement on the 0.5 per cent growth seen in 2009, but is still well below the 5 per cent-plus growth rates seen earlier in the decade. However, […]

UK food and drink exports soar

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew to £5.8 billion (€6.7bn) in the first half of 2011 – a rise of over 13 per cent on the same period in 2010, according to new figures from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Exports to the EU increased by 12.6% to £4.4 billion (€5.1bn) with the […]

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Kraft to split into two companies

Eighteen months after buying Cadbury, Kraft Foods has announced that it is to split into two companies by separating its North American grocery business from its global snacks enterprise. “Eighteen months into the Cadbury integration, the company has, in fact, built a global snacking platform and a North American grocery business that now differ in […]

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