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GEA specifies process solution for flavour manufacturing

GEA specifies process solution for flavour manufacturing

2 Feb 2018

Technology group GEA has specified its process solution for flavour manufacturing and developed a new machine design as well as control and cleaning elements for the production facilities.

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Tyson invests in cultured meat company

Tyson invests in cultured meat company

2 Feb 2018

Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, has invested in food tech startup Memphis Meats, who specialise in cultured meat produced directly from animal cells.

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Barry Callebaut helps found Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa

Barry Callebaut helps found Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa

1 Feb 2018

The Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa was launched last week, with Barry Callebaut one of the founding members. This platform will, the company said, play an important role in creating the market pull for sustainably sourced cocoa.

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Rutgers study: insects are digestible by humans

Rutgers study: insects are digestible by humans

1 Feb 2018

According to a new Rutgers study, insects, the food choice for our early primate ancestors, could still be eaten and digested by almost all primates today, including humans.

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Probi signs important deal, reports increased sales

Probi signs important deal, reports increased sales

1 Feb 2018

Swedish bioengineering company Probi has reported full year net sales up 38.2%, and announced that it had signed an agreement with an unnamed FMCG leader to launch a functional food product in North America in 2019.

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UCLA research: curcumin improves memory, mood in people with age-related memory loss

UCLA research: curcumin improves memory, mood in people with age-related memory loss

31 Jan 2018

Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.

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IFF breaks ground on new plant in India

IFF breaks ground on new plant in India

31 Jan 2018

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has broken ground on a new flavours and fragrances plant located in Sri City, in the State of Andhra Pradesh in India.

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Mintel: younger Germans want vegetarian/vegan sweets

Mintel: younger Germans want vegetarian/vegan sweets

31 Jan 2018

Three out of 10 (28%) German consumers would like to see a wider variety of clearly labelled vegetarian and vegan confectionery, according to new research from Mintel. This number rises significantly to 46% of consumers aged 25 to 34.

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Fonterra Australia to invest AU$165m in capacity expansion

Fonterra Australia to invest AU$165m in capacity expansion

30 Jan 2018

Fonterra Australia says it is matching its push to secure additional milk volumes with more than AU$165 million in capital expenditure in this financial year at key sites in Victoria and Tasmania.

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Study: vitamin D can help ease IBS

Study: vitamin D can help ease IBS

30 Jan 2018

Vitamin D supplements could help to ease painful Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.

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Arla to close Braband site next year

Arla to close Braband site next year

30 Jan 2018

An increasing demand for yogurt products from European consumers and a lack of expansion options at Arla Foods' Brabrand Dairy in Aarhus means that the company will close the Brabrand site in mid 2019.

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Mintel: shot-sized health-boosting juice launches taking off

Mintel: shot-sized health-boosting juice launches taking off

29 Jan 2018

Julia Büch, Food and Drink Analyst at Mintel, sees shot-sized health-boosting juice launches taking off, noting that consumers are increasingly interested in naturally-functional food and drinks.

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