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Cargill sees operating earnings decline 22%

Cargill sees operating earnings decline 22%

11 Apr 2018

Cargill has reported financial results for the fiscal 2018 third quarter and first nine months ended Feb. 28, 2018. Adjusted operating earnings were $559 million, a 22% decrease from last year’s $715 million.

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Grain, dairy prices drive FAO Index higher

Grain, dairy prices drive FAO Index higher

10 Apr 2018

The FAO Food Price Index rose in March, driven by robust increases in grains and dairy prices. In March, the Index averaged 172.8 points, 1.1% higher than in February and 0.7% above its value a year earlier.

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Campbell reorganises, creates Accelerator unit

Campbell reorganises, creates Accelerator unit

10 Apr 2018

Campbell Soup has announced a strategic reorganization that it believes will better position the company to capitalize on the rapidly changing food industry landscape.

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Study: meat protein, bad - nut protein, good

Study: meat protein, bad - nut protein, good

9 Apr 2018

A study conducted by researchers in California and France has found that meat protein is associated with a sharp increased risk of heart disease while protein from nuts and seeds is beneficial for the human heart.

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DuPont applauds USDA carrageenan decision

DuPont applauds USDA carrageenan decision

9 Apr 2018

DuPont Nutrition & Health and a broad coalition of scientists, dietitians, food producers, environmentalists, seaweed farmers and consumers have applauded the decision by USDA to support carrageenan for continued use in U.S. organic foods.

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DuPont announces solution for industrial cheese makers

DuPont announces solution for industrial cheese makers

6 Apr 2018

DuPont Nutrition & Health has launched CHOOZIT SWIFT 600 and CHOOZIT AMERI-FLEX, developed to solve productivity and cheese quality needs for industrial-sized cheese makers.

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Hershey announces holistic  cocoa sustainability strategy

Hershey announces holistic cocoa sustainability strategy

6 Apr 2018

Hershey has announced Cocoa For Good, its holistic cocoa sustainability strategy. The comprehensive strategy is said to address the most pressing issues facing cocoa-growing communities: poverty, poor nutrition, at-risk youth, and vulnerable ecosystem...

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Natural solutions for salt reduction

Natural solutions for salt reduction

5 Apr 2018

Salt reduction is one of the food industry’s megatrends, but many of the options available to food manufacturers clash with demand for clean labels.

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Synthetic vanillin expertise gives Solvay a natural edge

Synthetic vanillin expertise gives Solvay a natural edge

5 Apr 2018

Solvay has been producing synthetic vanillin for well over a century, and says it is drawing on that expertise as it answers rising demand for natural vanillin.

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Fermentalg gets GRAS approval, signs NA distributor

Fermentalg gets GRAS approval, signs NA distributor

5 Apr 2018

French microalgae company Fermentalg has obtained GRAS status for its algal oils naturally rich in omega-3 and has signed a distribution agreement with Stauber for the United States and Canada.

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Ferrero completes Nestlé USA confectionery acquisition

Ferrero completes Nestlé USA confectionery acquisition

5 Apr 2018

Ferrero has announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Nestlé USA’s confectionery business, with more than 20 American brands changing hands.

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Algatechnologies becomes major shareholder in NZ's Supreme Health

Algatechnologies becomes major shareholder in NZ's Supreme Health

4 Apr 2018

Algatechnologies has become the major shareholder in Supreme Health of New Zealand, to supply China and Asia-Pacific with astaxanthin and other algae-based products.

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