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Coca-Cola has rolled out no-sugar, no-calorie Zero Sugar option in US

27 Jul 2016 --- Coca-Cola is promising the same taste as regular Coke, as it officially launches a replacement for Coca-Cola Zero with its innovative “better-tasting” recipe in the US, which will now be called Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.

UK: Watchdog approves “milk is inhumane” ad

27 Jul 2017 --- The UK Advertising Standards Authority has given the green light to a Go Vegan ad which caused controversy within the dairy industry because it claims “milk is inhumane.” A newspaper ad for Go Vegan World, a vegan campaign group, seen in the national press in February, featured a photograph of a cow behind a piece of barbed wire.

Hershey sweetens Q2 results with snacking innovations and cost cutting

27 Jul 2017 --- The Hershey Company has announced sales and earnings for the second quarter ended July 2, 2017, with net sales of US$1,663.0 million compared with US$1,637.7 million for the second quarter of 2016 and net income up 39 percent to US$203.5 million.

Montana Specialty Mills breaks ground on US$20m processing facility

27 Jul 2017 --- Montana Specialty Mills, LLC has announced it is breaking ground on its new US$20 million, 20-acre processing center at the Great Falls Montana Development Authority's AgriTech Park.

Secret to cell size found in world’s biggest food producer

27 Jul 2017 --- Scientists at The University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered a gene which regulates the size of diatoms, which contribute 20 percent of global primary production in food chains. The discovery could have implications for understanding the potential effects of climate change on future food webs.

Tate & Lyle reports “encouraging” start to the year, maintains guidance

27 Jul 2017 --- Tate & Lyle has made an encouraging start to the year with profit in constant currency ahead of the comparative period, and volume ahead in both divisions. The statement covers the first quarter of the financial year, from April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017. The company added that it expected to make underlying progress in the full year ended March 31, 2018.

Nestle sales growth lags in first half, maintains 2017 guidance

27 Jul 2017 --- Nestlé has posted weaker-than-expected first half earnings and confirmed its full-year guidance as the world's biggest food company even as sales slipped in the face of currency headwinds. Nestlé reported that half-year total reported sales were CHF 43.0 billion (-0.3 percent) (US$45 billion), reflecting the impact of net divestments (-2.3 percent, largely related to the creation of the Froneri joint venture) and foreign exchange (-0.3 percent). Organic growth was below expectations at 2.3 percent. RIG was resilient at 1.4 percent but pricing remained soft at 0.9 percent.

Niels appointed as new DSM Food Specialties President

27 Jul 2017 --- Royal DSM has announced the appointment of Patrick Niels, new President of DSM Food Specialties as of 1 August 2017.

US: Disparate food labels confuse consumers and contribute to food waste, claims poll

26 Jul 2017 --- One school of thought towards the contributing factors of food waste is the fact that labeling doesn’t help consumers truly understand how best to store and eat their foods. It perhaps even makes things more confusing, therefore leading to an unnecessary amount of food being discarded.

Nestle explores strategic business options as it implements value creation model

26 Jul 2017 --- Nestlé has announced another step forward in the implementation of its comprehensive value creation model. Early in 2017, the company’s management, together with the Nestlé Board of Directors, initiated a comprehensive review of the company’s capital structure and priorities to support and enhance its ability to deliver on its value creation model.

Granola and chips named as top summer snacks, says General Mills

26 Jul 2017 --- A General Mills survey examining the snacking trends of the summer shows that favorite foods differ by region, with American’s most preferred snacks varying greatly from coast-to-coast. General Mills and Box Tops for Education – a program which offers an on-pack coupon scheme, where shoppers can earn funds for their local schools – surveyed almost one thousand US parents. The aim was to identify which activities and snacks families are enjoying this summer. 

Agrana Fruit to strengthen Chinese presence with second plant

26 Jul 2017 --- Agrana Fruit, part of the Agrana Group, has signed an investment contract for the construction of a new fruit processing plant in China. Agrana Fruit, which has already been operating one factory in Dachang, is now expanding its business activities in the region, by building a second plant in South Eastern China, around 180 km away from Shanghai. 

Fiberstar develops citrus fiber for tomato-based applications

26 Jul 2017 --- Fiberstar Inc. has launched Citri-Fi 125, a natural citrus fiber used to improve tomato-based food products by replacing starches and gums in sauces, condiments and spreads. Today, more than ever, consumers connect ingredients to the foods they eat by reading food labels. As a result, consumers expect recognizable, short and transparent labels, which are driving the need for clean label ingredients.

Kreglinger appointed as a Mediterranean Umami distributor

26 Jul 2017 --- Salt of the Earth Ltd. has appointed Kreglinger Specialties as its exclusive distributor for Mediterranean Umami. Kreglinger will be responsible for the UK, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg and France. Mediterranean Umami, a winner of IFT17 Food Expo Innovation Award, is an on-trend all natural sodium-reduction solution for the food industry.

Galactic expands production capacity for calcium lactate pentahydrate

25 Jul 2017 --- Galactic, one of the world leaders in natural solutions for food safety and nutrition, announces it has successfully launched a second production line for calcium lactate pentahydrate production at its Escanaffles plant (Belgium). 

Bunge’s first rapeseed export en route to Europe

25 Jul 2017 --- Bunge’s operations include originating oilseeds and grains from the world's primary growing regions and transporting them to customers worldwide – but this is the first time rapeseed exports have been shipped from Australia to Europe. 

AAK pays tribute to CEO Arne Frank following his sudden death

25 Jul 2017 --- The CEO and president of Swedish vegetable oil refiners AAK Arne Frank has sadly lost his fight with cancer. 

Singapore enters food partnership with South Australia

25 Jul 2017 --- A food industry collaboration between Singapore and South Australia has been signed to improve access to clean, green produce from Down Under and boost food innovation technologies in both regions.

Azelis strengthens position in Australia & New Zealand with acquisition of Chemcolour

25 Jul 2017 --- Azelis has announced the full acquisition Chemcolour, specialty chemicals and food ingredients provider in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The company employs a highly knowledgeable team of 90 people, who will all transfer to Azelis. The acquisition, which will be closed in the next few months will strengthen and position Azelis among the top distributors in ANZ.

Refresco set to buy Cott's bottling activities for US$1.25bn

25 Jul 2017 --- Dutch-based drinks bottler Refresco has announced that it has agreed to buy the bottling activities of Canadian company Cott Corp (BCB.TO) for US$1.25 billion, in a move that will increase its capacity in the US.