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Memphis Meats attracts Gates, Branson, Cargill as investors

Memphis Meats attracts Gates, Branson, Cargill as investors

28 Aug 2017

Clean meat company Memphis Meats has announced that it has gained the support of a high profile group of investors, including Cargill, Bill Gates and Richard Branson.

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McCormick completes Reckitt Benckiser’s Food Division acquisition

McCormick completes Reckitt Benckiser’s Food Division acquisition

25 Aug 2017

McCormick has completed its acquisition of Reckitt Benckiser’s Food Division (RB Foods) from Reckitt Benckiser Group which was previously announced on July 18, 2017.

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Pipers Crisps, University of Nottingham partner on knowledge transfer

Pipers Crisps, University of Nottingham partner on knowledge transfer

25 Aug 2017

When Pipers Crisps wanted to understand more about the science behind their premium products and processes the company turned to food experts at the University of Nottingham.

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BRC Global Standards publishes guidance on food packaging materials

BRC Global Standards publishes guidance on food packaging materials

25 Aug 2017

BRC Global Standards has published the first edition of a Global Guidance on Migration from Packaging Materials into Food. The guidance was developed with the FDF and Campden BRI.

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Scientists identify avocado husks as source of valuable compounds

Scientists identify avocado husks as source of valuable compounds

24 Aug 2017

The least appreciated part of an avocado could soon undergo a trash-to-treasure transformation, according to a study said to be the first of its kind which believes they contain "hidden gold".

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Prinsen Food Group to acquire Schokoladenfabrik Gustav Berning

Prinsen Food Group to acquire Schokoladenfabrik Gustav Berning

24 Aug 2017

Dutch instant dietary meals, sports nutrition and powdered wellness food products company Prinsen Food Group is to align with German protein foodbars company Schokoladenfabrik Gustav Berning.

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VTT develops yeast strains with wide temperature tolerance

VTT develops yeast strains with wide temperature tolerance

24 Aug 2017

In 2015, Finland’s VTT Research generated the first new lager brewing yeast strains in 500 years, and has now applied the knowledge obtained to create new yeast strains for the production of wine and cider.

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University of California at Berkeley creates Alternative Meats Lab

University of California at Berkeley creates Alternative Meats Lab

23 Aug 2017

The University of California, Berkeley is creating a new Alternative Meats Lab (alt.meat lab) to give students a leg up on a trillion-dollar market opportunity: transforming the meat industry.

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Frutarom continues acquisition spree by buying Switzerland's Mühlehof

Frutarom continues acquisition spree by buying Switzerland's Mühlehof

23 Aug 2017

Frutarom has signed an agreement for the purchase of 100% of the shares of the Swiss company Mühlehof for approximately $7 million. Mühlehof turnover totalled approx. $3.4 million over the past 12 months.

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UK F&B exports grow 8.5% to achieve record high

UK F&B exports grow 8.5% to achieve record high

23 Aug 2017

According to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), exports of all UK food and drink in H1 2017 grew to £10.2bn, up 8.5% on H1 2016 – the largest H1 exports value on record.

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Corbion launches clean label antimicrobial for meat snacks

Corbion launches clean label antimicrobial for meat snacks

22 Aug 2017

Corbion has announced Verdad Opti Powder XM10 which it claims gives manufacturers an effective, clean-label way to inhibit mould in higher-moisture meat snacks.

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Mintel: ice cream sales in China on the rise

Mintel: ice cream sales in China on the rise

22 Aug 2017

Mintel research notes that, today, half (49%) of urban Chinese consumers say they eat ice cream at home as a snack, compared to four in 10 (39%) who said the same in 2015.

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