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Mango Materials moves on methane gas for bioplastics

Food Production Daily - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:38

Methane gas could be used as a feedstock to produce affordable PHA bioplastic, according to the CEO of a US-based start-up.

Stora Enso reorganises Renewable Packaging Division

Food Production Daily - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:30

Stora Enso will split its Renewable Packaging Division into two segments; the Consumer Board and Packaging Solutions, from January 1, 2015. 

‘Uncertainty over successful execution sale’ of Saint-Gobain’s Verallia France

Food Production Daily - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:04

Moody's Investors Service in New York has spoken out about Saint-Gobain’s sale of Verallia France and its plans to acquire a controlling interest in Sika, to be finalized in the second half of 2015.

W. R. Grace and Milliken combine to deliver differentiated resin portfolios

Food Production Daily - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:13

W. R. Grace & Co. and Milliken & Company are partnering to enable polypropylene (PP) manufacturers to develop differentiated resin portfolios.

CPL Aromas Appoints Chemists Magnall, Rees to Strengthen R&D Team

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:01
Genna Magnall has been named senior household care chemist; David Rees has been named encapsulation chemist.

Horner departs Cargill Meat Solutions to head Midland University

Food Production Daily - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:01

Jody Horner, president of Cargill Meat Solutions, is leaving the company to become president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.

Walmart leads the charge toward improved poultry safety (Part 1)

Food Production Daily - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:06

To better protect its customers against foodborne illnesses, Walmart announced it is beefing up its poultry safety guidelines for US suppliers. 

Cold plasma a weapon for inactivating chemical and heat-resistant spores on food packaging

Food Production Daily - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:25

Cold plasma on the basis of nitrogen gas can inactivate chemical-resistant and heat-resistant spores on food and packaging, according to researchers at Wageningen UR (University and Research Centre).

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

Food Production Daily - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:33

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

SurePure initiates commercial photopurification trials at Indian dairies

Food Production Daily - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:55

SurePure has initiated commercial trials of its photopurification technology with "key dairy producers" in India.

Amcor to acquire Chinese flexible packaging business for $33M

Food Production Daily - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:39

Amcor has signed an agreement to acquire Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging Company, a Chinese flexible packaging business for $33m (RMB 211m) The purchase price represents 7.1 times EBITDA.

Seasonal goodwill as EPAL and UIC end two year pallet conflict

Food Production Daily - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:16

EPAL (the European Pallet Association), and UIC, a European Pallet Exchange Group (managed by Rail Cargo Group/OBB, on behalf of UIC), has ended a two year conflict and forged a mutual agreement on load carriers.

IFF's Board Declares Dividend

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:01
IFF's board has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 47 cents a share.

Bell Flavors and Fragrances Hires Richard Nero as Senior Perfumer

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:18
Nero previously worked at Belle-Aire Fragrances and Givaudan.

US food industry welcomes President Obama’s plan to normalize US-Cuba relations

Food Production Daily - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:38

President Obama has announced he is updating US policies on Cuba, including reestablishing diplomatic relations and promoting travel and trade opportunities between the two countries. Both Cargill and the USA Rice Federation immediately issued statements applauding the move.

Ardagh Group inks long-term bottle supply agreement with Schlafly Beer

Food Production Daily - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:24

As part of its commitment to remain local and sustainable even as its business grows, The Saint Louis Brewery has signed an exclusive, long-term bottle supply agreement with Ardagh Group.

European Commission drops Circular Economy package for a ‘more ambitious proposal’ in 2015

Food Production Daily - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 06:19

The European Commission has announced plans to withdraw from the Circular Economy package leading to widespread disappointment from industry bodies.

Demand for PLA degradable plastic to reach one megaton per year by 2020

Food Production Daily - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:08

Researchers at ETH Zurich, an international university for technology and the natural sciences, have come up an alternative method to produce lactic acid, as demand for biodegradable plastic packaging from PLA (polylactic acid) grows.

New opportunities emerge as weight wellness hits tipping point

IFT News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:00
According to “10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition, and Health 2015,” the new food and health trend forecast from New Nutrition Business, the weight wellness market is at a tipping point.

Olam buys ADM’s cocoa business

IFT News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:00
Olam International Ltd., an agri-business operating across the value chain in 65 countries, has agreed to acquire the global cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland Co. for $1.3 billion.

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