south america


Ball completes acquisition of Rexam

Ball Corporation has announced the completion of its acquisition of Rexam PLC for approximately $6.1 billion of cash and equity, plus the assumption of approximately $2.4 billion of net debt, making Ball the largest manufacturer of beverage cans in the world.


Global stevia market up 14%

A new study by food and drink consultancy Zenith International estimates that worldwide sales of stevia are set to advance by 14% in 2014 to 4,670 tonnes, taking its overall market value to $336 million. “Consumers are increasingly scrutinising the contents of food and beverage products,” comments Zenith market intelligence consultant Simon Redwood. “Reduction in […]

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Brontë Liqueur is revived

Sir James Aykroyd, who lives in North Yorkshire, UK, has revived Brontë Liqueur, a drink he first discovered 40 years ago in Paraguay, South America. With strong family connections to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in West Yorkshire, Sir James was determined to purchase the trademark and market the drink himself. Now, four decades on, he […]

ADM names grain president to run cocoa unit

Ian Pinner has been named president, Global Cocoa, where he will oversee the company’s cocoa press operations. Scott Walker has been named vice president, Oilseeds Portfolio Optimization; he will lead the company’s sale of its chocolate business. “As we work to sell our chocolate business-while retaining and continuing to improve our global cocoa press operations-it […]


New soy protein facility in Brazil

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced plans to invest $250 million in a soy protein production complex in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The complex will be located next to the company’s existing soybean processing facility in Campo Grande, and will manufacture a range of functional protein concentrates and isolates. ADM’s Food and […]


New Brazilian condiment concepts

With its latest product line, Frutarom Savory Solutions is focussing on Brazil. Inspired by typical Brazilian dishes and condiments, the company has developed sophisticated marinades, seasonings and deco seasonings. To accompany the new range, Frutarom is also providing customers with recipes and product ideas to help them create diverse meat and fish specialties, sausages, as […]

Oat beta-glucan wins award

DSM’s heart health ingredient OatWell oat beta-glucan has been named one of the most innovative products of the year at the Food Ingredients South America (FiSA) awards 2013. Beta-glucan, a soluble fibre found in oats, is a naturally-derived ingredient that is particularly well-known for its heart health benefits, and also helps to lower cholesterol and […]

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Vitafoods South America hoping to double debut size

Organisers of Vitafoods South America say they’re hoping that this year’s event will be double the size of last year’s debut show. The exhibition will feature around 200 leading global nutraceutical ingredients companies, including Copalis, Croda and Fortitech, as well as a raft of first-time exhibitors. This year’s show will comprise an exhibition and conference, […]

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Tetra Pak FSC label breaks 20 billion

Tetra Pak has announced that more than 20 billion of its packages sold around the world this year carried the label of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The label, which was carried on around 8.5 billion Tetra Pak packages in 2010, certifies that the paperboard used for the packaging material comes from responsibly managed forests […]

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