Food & Drink

Sensient execs on Mazza buy: “We want to take everything out of the botanical”

July 20, 2018

Sensient is eyeing the newly acquired botanical extraction company Mazza Innovation as a strategic pillar for all of its business operations, including colors and flavors. Presented under the new name of “Sensient Natural Extraction” and continuing to operate out of Canada, the new business unit..

Beatson Clark designs Kolibri bottle with sugar stored in the lid

July 20, 2018

Beatson Clark has partnered with British beverage brand Kolibri Drinks to create a glass bottle which allows consumers to control the amount of sugar in their drink. The sugar is stored in the cap of the bottle rather than in the liquid of the drink…

Colombia targets deforestation-free cocoa production by 2020

July 19, 2018

The government of Colombia – along with cocoa companies Casa Luker and Compañía Nacional de Chocolates – has pledged to eliminate deforestation from the country’s cocoa supply chain by 2020. Colombia has joined the Cocoa and Forests Initiative, a global effort to ensure deforestation-free cocoa. The..

Nestlé expands coffee capsule production facility in Vietnam

July 19, 2018

Nestlé has expanded its Tri An coffee production facility in Dong Nai province, Vietnam, as the company has installed a new coffee capsule production line at the plant. Nestlé says that the new production line will produce capsules for its Nescafé Dolce Gusto line, and..

Driving the protein category transformation

July 18, 2018

CHICAGO — Lu Ann Williams, director of innovation at Innova Market Insights, quickly explained how meat substitutes and meat alternatives are changing the food industry. “It’s really not about the meat department anymore,” she said July 16 at IFT18, the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual..

Kaslink & Tetra Pak partnership: Transforming Nordic oats into plant-based dairy alternatives

July 18, 2018

With plant-based dairy drinks trending strongly in Europe, Kaslink and its partner, Tetra Pak are “willing to take risks to stay ahead of the competition.” In the Nordic countries, oat is a common food ingredient. Oat-based drinks and fermented oat-based products are cereal-based products which are common in..

Explainer: The carbon dioxide crisis

July 17, 2018

What you need to know about the CO2 shortage Over the last two weeks, several reports have warned of a carbon dioxide shortage hitting Europe’s food and drink industry. We’ve been told that pubs could run out of beer, and supermarkets might face a shortage of fresh meats..

Lesaffre buys bakery ingredients company Delavau Food Partners

July 16, 2018

Lesaffre has acquired bakery ingredients company Delavau Food Partners as it expands in the North American Market. Delavau supplies formulation and fortification solutions to bakers. Through its Encore line of baking products, the firm is focused on enzyme-based and other dough improvers for softness, shelf..

Sensient Technologies acquires Mazza Innovation

July 12, 2018

Sensient Technologies has acquired Mazza Innovation Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., a company that operates a plant extraction facility in Delta, B.C. Terms of the acquisition were not announced. “This acquisition is extremely significant for Sensient and our customers,” said Paul Manning, chairman, president and chief executive..

Brazil’s BRF to furlough 1,400 poultry workers for months

July 11, 2018

BRF SA, one of the world’s largest pork and poultry processors, said on Tuesday it would furlough 1,400 workers at a plant in southern Brazil for up to five months, following on a major restructuring plan announced last month. The furloughs will affect staff associated..