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February 2019

AAK Acquires Dutch Vegetable Oils Refinery

Acquisition, AAK, Oils, Fats, Refinery

AAK has announced that it is acquiring Dutch company MaasRefinery B.V., specialised in toll refining of vegetable oils and fats for the food industry. This move will allow AAK to increase capacity, support existing production facilities and enable continued growth, MaasRefinery is located next to a deep-sea terminal in Rotterdam and has a …

DuPont Nutrition & Health Receives Regulatory Approval for MicroGARD® in Thailand

DuPont, Regulatory Approval, Thailand, Shelf Life Extension, Food Protection, Fermantate

Newly approved fermentates from the DuPont™ Danisco® portfolio that provide a natural solution to shelf-life extension will benefit health conscious consumers The Thai Food and Drug administration (FDA) has recently granted regulatory approval to two MicroGARD® products – MicroGARD® 100 and MicroGARD® 200. …

Editor’s pickOlam Aquires Indonesia's Largest Cocoa Processor, BT Cocoa

Acquisition, Cocoa, Indonesia

London, 26 February, 2019 – Olam has announced the acquisition of Indonesia’s largest cocoa processor, BT Cocoa, to capitalise on Asia’s trajectory to become the largest global consumer of cocoa powder  ● Global food and agri-business Olam International Limited announced that it has acquired an 85% share of YTS Holdings …

TOMRA CEO Wins Prestigious European Business Leaders Award

tomra, ceo, award

TOMRA’s president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, has achieved an international accolade in recognition of his leadership and corporate strategy. Stefan was named ‘best CEO in the sustainable resource management industry’ in the prestigious European CEO Awards. Organised by international business magazine, European CEO, the awards …

Fast-Growing Asia Maternal Nutrition Market to Boost Demand for Dairy Ingredients and Formula

maternal nutrition, consumer trend, dairy, infant

Maternal nutrition is a hot new opportunity in emerging markets, according to the latest report from food and drink experts, Zenith Global. In many parts of Asia, the concept of optimal nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life (from conception to two years old) is capturing the attention of mothers and their families, who all …