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Mars Ireland recalls confectionery amid salmonella fears

23 Jan 2018 --- Mars Ireland is recalling a batch of Galaxy Milk Bars and Maltesers Fun Size Bags due to the possible presence of salmonella. According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, last June Mars Ireland recalled a range of its products due to the possible presence of salmonella.

The first year (Part 1): Trump and food-related policies

23 Jan 2018 --- The question echoes around the world and everyone has an opinion on it. What have we learned about President Donald Trump in the last 365 days? In a year like no other, in terms of US politics and culture at least, FoodIngredientsFirst examines how the billionaire businessman turned US President and his Republican administration has impacted food, agriculture and trade policies in the US and beyond over the course of the last 12 months.

Cargill makes first investment in Saudi Arabia, targets Middle Eastern growth

23 Jan 2018 --- Through a joint venture between Cargill and Arasco, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has a new corn milling facility to meet the growing demand of the region’s food and beverage industry. The Middle East Food Solutions Company (MEFSCO Corn Milling Facility), inaugurated in Al-Kharj, is Cargill’s first investment in KSA. The investment marks the company’s commitment to the Middle Eastern economy and support for the region’s food and beverage manufacturers.

Revolutionary Amazon Go store is line and checkout free

23 Jan 2018 --- Amazon has revolutionized the way consumers buy groceries with its new grab and go brick and mortar store, Amazon Go, where there are no lines or checkouts and shoppers can simply take what they want and walk out of the store.

Vegetarian-friendly Mythocondro registered as European Novel Food

23 Jan 2018 --- Mythocondro has reached the Union List of Novel Foods in accordance with the Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 and the subsequent Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 issued on December 20, 2017, after having obtained the Novel Food authorization by the Minister for Medical Care in the Netherlands.

Taiyo eyes new opportunities for beverages with tea extract range

23 Jan 2018 --- Ingredients specialist Taiyo has launched a new range of herbal teas, Sunphenon Instant Teas, which allow manufacturers to create tea-based products with valuable health benefits and a full tea flavor. Available in specially selected Black, Green and White Tea, Oolong, Matcha and Pu-Erh variants, the instant teas contain all of the beneficial tea ingredients in their natural ratios.

McIlhenny Tabasco Sauce brand marks 150 years

23 Jan 2018 --- In 1868, Edmund McIlhenny harvested his first tabasco pepper crop from which he created a piquant sauce to enliven the flavors in foods for family and friends. The creation of this simple sauce would unwittingly change the way the world eats forever. Today, 150 years later, the same three ingredients that made his Tabasco Sauce – tabasco peppers, salt and vinegar – are aged and bottled by Edmund’s family on Avery Island, the process virtually unchanged. 

Bell Flavors highlights botanical extracts as a key theme for 2018

22 Jan 2018 --- The rapid shift towards more natural and organic products is expected to drive the global level market growth of botanical extracts, according to Bell Flavors and Fragrances. The usage of botanical extracts in food and beverage products offers great taste as well as natural flavor, together with enhanced organoleptic characteristics and improved nutritional value – underlining its growing presence in the market.

ADM pursues agro merger with Bunge

22 Jan 2018 --- US agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has approached Bunge about a potential takeover, which could set up a bidding war with Swiss-based rival Glencore Plc. The takeover could combine two of the world's four largest grain trading houses. ADM's approach comes just months after commodities trader Glencore proposed a partnership with Bunge, setting the scene for a bidding war.

French chef Paul Bocuse dies aged 91

22 Jan 2018 --- Michelin-starred chef, Paul Bocuse died in France on Saturday January 20. Bocuse, 91, was one of the leading exponents of the 1970s culinary trend of nouvelle cuisine. Tributes to the man described as “Monsieur Paul” and the “Chef of the century” poured in after his death was announced. French president, Emmanuel Macron, has described Bocuse as “the incarnation of French cuisine.”

Could there be relaxed rules for gene-editing?

22 Jan 2018 --- The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given the first indication of how it will classify foods and crops derived from new genetic engineering techniques which should largely be exempt from EU laws. However, individual countries can step in to regulate them if they wish.

Coca-Cola outlines mission to reduce plastic waste

22 Jan 2018 --- Coca-Cola has pledged to recycle a used bottle or can for every one the company sells by 2030 as well as working towards making all its packaging recyclable, as the soft drinks giant joins a global movement to reduce waste.

Veripan launches major sourdough breakthrough

22 Jan 2018 --- Swiss food specialist, Veripan has announced a major breakthrough in sourdough development with biopreservative Panatura Protect. For the first time in history, bakers can use an “all-in-one” solution for long shelf-life bakery products. Most of all it is completely natural: no chemical preservatives, no dough conditioners and no undesirable off-flavors.

Asda and Aldi ban energy drink sales to under-16s

22 Jan 2018 --- Retailers Asda and Aldi have announced that they are banning sales of energy drinks to children under 16 from early March in the UK. The move comes after Waitrose announced that customers buying drinks after March 5 could be asked to show their ID.

Sustainable strategy: Firmenich forms partnership with biotechnology firm Blue Marble Biomaterials

19 Jan 2018 --- Firmenich has announced an exclusive partnership with Blue Marble Biomaterials, a US biotechnology company specialized in natural and sustainable ingredients. With this partnership Firmenich gains direct access to key expertise, from biomimicry to non-GM fermentation, enabling the design of innovative and sustainable natural ingredients for the food, beverage and flavor industries.  

Import of sustainable fruit and veg increases to 70 percent, says SIFAV

19 Jan 2018 --- The volumes of tropical fruit and vegetables, such as bananas, pineapples, green beans and avocados, that are sourced on the basis of meeting social and environmental conditions has risen significantly from 50 percent to 70 percent in one year. This is what has emerged from the 2017 annual monitoring of the Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables (SIFAV), which aims to make imports of fruits and vegetables from Africa, Asia and South America 100 percent sustainable in 2020.

Cargill diversifies starches and sweeteners site in Krefeld, Germany

19 Jan 2018 --- Cargill is expanding and diversifying its product portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in Krefeld, Germany with products such as vegetable wheat protein, specialized industrial wheat starches and advanced biofuel. Transitioning this site from a corn to wheat processing facility allows Cargill to add these products to its product portfolio and help customers address changing consumer needs in terms of nutrition, packaging and sustainable fuel.

Clear food safety strategies in place, claims UK food industry survey

19 Jan 2018 --- Campden BRI and Alchemy in partnership with BRC Global Standards, SGS, SQF, TSI, NSF – Latin America and GMA – SEF has released the results of the fifth annual global survey of food safety training. The survey questioned food and drink manufacturers and processors worldwide to identify the needs, effectiveness and challenges of food safety training in the industry.

Guinness taps into teetotal trends with non-alcoholic lager launch

19 Jan 2018 --- The first non-alcoholic lager has been launched by Guinness as the brand taps into the trend to strengthen its teetotal drinks offering with a full-flavored beer. Global alcohol consumption is declining and there is an increasing consumer trend towards cutting down on alcohol or cutting it out altogether. This is leading to more and more non-alcoholic or low ABV products hitting the market.

Evian strives for 100 percent recyclable plastic bottles by 2025

19 Jan 2018 --- Evian is strengthening its sustainability credentials with a pledge to make all its water bottles from 100 percent recyclable plastic. The France-based mineral water brand, owned by multinational corporation Danone, has set a target of 2025 to achieve the target which is part of an initiative to become a circular brand.