The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will publish maps of all its members’ palm oil plantations – with the exception of Malaysia – in the hope closer monitoring will prevent forest fires and peat land destruction. But is this enough?
United Biscuits (UB) has announced that its total UK exports have rocketed 50% over the past three years and it expects this figure to rise a further 50% by 2020, as demand grows from countries such as China for its British brands.
A palm oil producer’s pledge to rehabilitate peatland in Indonesia will provide momentum for industry-wide change, it says.
William and Charles Eid have big plans now they are back at the helm of Signature Flatbreads, the 50:50 joint venture with Aryzta. The brothers spoke to Rick Pendrous
Signature International, which already has a production facility built to European standards in the city of Nashik – 200 miles north of Mumbai – has plans to build 20 flatbread manufacturing plants across the Indian subcontinent within the next five to 10 years.
Protein ingredients are facing major challenges in developed markets, with stagnation in technical applications and uncertainty over health and sports markets, according to a report from Giract.
Barry Callebaut has announced it will establish a chocolate plant on the premises of Indonesian biscuit firm GarudaFood to supply it 10,000 metric tons of compound chocolate per year.
China is still one of the biggest markets for vision systems, says EVT (Eye Vision Technology) as it launches the EyeScan 3D for its image processing software.
Sliced white bread remains king in India but there is huge promise in premium as consumers become more experimental and health conscious, says a ValueNotes analyst.
14 nutrition start-ups are formally seeking investment and partners the day before Vitafoods Europe officially opens next week in Geneva.
Australian supermarket major Coles must pay A$2.5m in penalties over false and misleading ‘fresh’ claims on its par-baked products, a federal court has ruled.
Are omega-3 fisheries really under threat? How many functional foods have cracked omega-3 blockbuster status? How is the sector recovering from the ‘Brasky effect’? How are developing markets developing? How is the latest research influencing regulation? Tune as experts debate these and other crucial issues framing the omega-3 sector.
Heat and Control plans to open a large-scale manufacturing facility in India to serve a rapidly growing snacks market and bolster business in the country, its sales head says.
A combination of folic acid and the medication enalapril may be more effective in reducing the risk of stroke in adults with hypertension than the medication alone, according to large-scale research from China.
Indian biscuit manufacturers are now aggressively moving into the premium segment as the world’s biggest cookie consumer shifts its tastes upmarket.
Kerry Group is in advanced discussions to sell its €160m ($181.28m) Australian bakery business Pinnacle, the company says.
Specialty phosphate producer Innophos experienced a sales decline both for its fourth quarter of 2014 and well as for the entire year. Soft market conditions were to blame as well as a continued issue with the supply of purified phosphoric acid (PPA), the company’s key feedstock. Sales of nutritional products and operational improvements were bright spots, though, said CEO Randy Gress.
The Chinese business regulator has given the green light for Wilmar International and First Pacific to acquire Australian food manufacturing major Goodman Fielder.
Nestlé has filed a patent on a recipe and process to increase crispiness in China’s traditional sweet pastry Sachima to draw in younger consumers.
As Australian grocery duopoly Coles and Woolworths escalate their cut-priced bread battle, one analyst warns that they risk eroding consumer loyalty in an unprofitable ‘race to the bottom’.