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Nestlé implements Nutri-Score system in Southern Europe

Nestlé implements Nutri-Score system in Southern Europe

21 Jun 2020

Nestlé has extended the use of the French-based Nutri-Score system to its products sold in Spain and Portugal. With this initial rollout, the scoring system will be printed on breakfast cereals Fitness Original, Nesquik Alphabet and Chocapic Bio as wel...

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PepsiCo’s Aunt Jemima brand to retire its name and logo

PepsiCo’s Aunt Jemima brand to retire its name and logo

20 Jun 2020

PepsiCo’s subsidiary The Quaker Oats Company announced this week it will remove the namesake black image from its Aunt Jemima packaging by the fourth quarter of this year. Later this year, Quaker will announce the new name for the company’s syrup and o...

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Nestlé contemplates divestiture of North American Waters division

Nestlé contemplates divestiture of North American Waters division

19 Jun 2020

Nestlé announced last week that it is considering selling the majority of its North American Nestlé Waters business unit. The Swiss company said it would retain its international brands Perrier, S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna and will sell regional brand...

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New tracing technology to help identify Salmonella outbreaks

New tracing technology to help identify Salmonella outbreaks

18 Jun 2020

Australian researchers from the University of New South Wales Sydney have developed a technique to identify Salmonella strains in order to more effectively trace outbreaks. The multilevel genome typing (MGT) method, which took two years to develop, ide...

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Eradication may not be the future of the palm oil industry

Eradication may not be the future of the palm oil industry

17 Jun 2020

Environmental advocates have been calling for a reevaluation of the palm oil industry for years. While some like the European Palm Oil Alliance are calling for companies to perform mandatory due diligence of their palm oil sourcing, others are calling ...

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Impossible Burger launches a direct to consumer platform

Impossible Burger launches a direct to consumer platform

13 Jun 2020

Impossible Foods is now available with the click of a button from its new e-commerce platform launched this month. This direct-to-consumer option allows consumers to purchase four different bulk burger package options that will be delivered within 48 h...

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La Colombe Coffee Roasters introduces draft chocolate milk

La Colombe Coffee Roasters introduces draft chocolate milk

12 Jun 2020

The company known for portable cans of ready-to-drink coffee has entered a new segment: chocolate milk. Made with lactose-free milk, the draft version of a childhood favorite is crafted with real cocoa and then infused with nitrous oxide to imbue that ...

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Tyson publishes sustainability report showing progress toward plant-based sustainability

Tyson publishes sustainability report showing progress toward plant-based sustainability

11 Jun 2020

Tyson Foods released its 2019 sustainability report entitled “Grow – Deliver – Sustain” where the company outlines its progress across its five focus areas of food, animal welfare, environment, workplace and communities.

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Skittles gives up the rainbow in June to support Pride Month

Skittles gives up the rainbow in June to support Pride Month

10 Jun 2020

Last week was the first week that consumers could no longer “taste the rainbow.” Skittles gave up its rainbow of colors for the month of June to celebrate Pride Month and support the LGBTQ+ community.

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Ajinomoto flavors to be distributed in North America by Canadian company

Ajinomoto flavors to be distributed in North America by Canadian company

5 Jun 2020

Food ingredient producer and distributor Caldic Canada will be the exclusive distributor of Ajinomoto’s savory ingredients across the Canadian market. Although financial details were not disclosed, this distribution agreement will take effect beginning...

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Kersia acquires Holchem, becomes Europe’s second biggest food safety company

Kersia acquires Holchem, becomes Europe’s second biggest food safety company

4 Jun 2020

French biosecurity and food safety firm Kersia acquired UK-based Holchem, one of the leading players in the UK food and beverage hygiene sector. The financials of this deal were not disclosed, but it was backed by the private equity investment company ...

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Cargill’s FATitudes survey indicates attitudes toward fats and oils are changing

Cargill’s FATitudes survey indicates attitudes toward fats and oils are changing

3 Jun 2020

Twenty years ago fat was bad. Today, however, there are just bad fats. According to Cargill’s annual FATitudes survey, 68% of consumers are closely monitoring the amount and type of fat that is in their packaged food choices.

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