Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Arla Foods to appeal U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. rule on halting its rBST related ads in U.S.

Viby J, Denmark, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 15th a U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth … Read the full press release

SGS: Turkey to adopt draft Regulations on food contact materials and article

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Turkey is proposing to adopt draft Regulations on food contact materials and articles. The proposed date of entry into force is Q3 of 2017. In May 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated two notifications from … Read the full press release

SGS: lupin must be declared as allergen on prepackaged food labeling in Australia and New Zealand

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has added lupin to the required list of allergens that are to be provided on food labels. Effective May 25, 2017 businesses have 12 months to declare lupin as an … Read the full press release

SGS and Transparency-One will enable Mars Food to share details of its rice supply chain from farm to fork

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mars Food has launched revolutionary supply chain solution Transparency-One, with SGS and supported by Blippar, to help the company realize its 2020 ambition of sourcing UNCLE BEN’S® rice from sustainable sources. SGS and Transparency-One, the next … Read the full press release

Valio Ltd will pay EUR 108,80 dividend per share on share capital registered on 31st December 2016

The Annual General Meeting of Valio Ltd was held in Helsinki on 13th June 2017. The Annual General Meeting confirmed the financial statement and consolidated financial statements of Valio Ltd, and granted discharge from liability to the members of the … Read the full press release

Valio Group 2016: Exports and international operations accounted for 35% of net sales

A series of lean years for Finnish dairy farmer entrepreneurs and Valio Ltd continued in 2016 but the downward trend has stabilised. Despite the challenges, Valio was able to pay its owners, the dairy farmer entrepreneurs, around 8 cents above … Read the full press release

Loughborough University: repeated exposure to vegetables at mealtimes worked when trying to improve child’s diet

Parents should not give up on encouraging their children to eat their greens. Leicestershire, UK, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This is the advice of researchers at Loughborough University who found that ‘repeated exposure’ to vegetables at snack and mealtimes worked … Read the full press release

Chr. Hansen Natural Colors launches new oil soluble range made from natural sources

Chr. Hansen launches the widest range of oil soluble, naturally-sourced colors for the North American market Hørsholm, Denmark, 08-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Natural ingredients are top of mind for many North American consumers. With 45%* of all consumers even wanting their … Read the full press release

Symrise AG acquires largest fruit and vegetable juices supplier in Great Britain Cobell Limited

Cobell as number one supplier for juices in Great Britain ideally complements Symrise’s activities Symrise to increase customer proximity in the British beverage market segment Cobell and Symrise to become the leading single source for beverage ingredients and formulations Holzminden, … Read the full press release

Solidaridad hosted producer-to-producer event in Nicaragua to support sugarcane producers achieve Bonsucro certification

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 19-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As an integral part of the PanAmericaña programme, a regional platform for learning and exchange, Solidaridad hosted a three-day producer-to-producer event in Nicaragua together with the support of SER San Antonio mill. The event … Read the full press release

BrauBeviale Director of Exhibitions Andrea Kalrait now a qualified beer sommelière

Nürnberg, Germany, 19-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — She is firmly established in the beverages sector, on first-name terms with many brewers and does her job with the greatest passion. Because when it comes to the subject of beer, she is committed to … Read the full press release

Twenty food and agri start-ups to pitch at Rabobank’s pitch competition-meets-networking event FoodBytes!

UTRECHT, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty start-ups from across the global food and agriculture industries are gearing up to pitch at Rabobank’s pitch competition-meets-networking event FoodBytes! “F&A Next’s previous winners have gone on to enjoy success, like Phenospex, which is … Read the full press release

Cut Machine Downtime and Costs With Tetra Pak’s New Conditioning Monitoring Service

HANNOVER, 01-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak has launched a new Condition Monitoring service to help food and beverage manufacturers predict machine failures before they occur. This cuts machine downtime and costs related to maintenance or unexpected failures. A true game changer … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak’s New Services Use Breakthrough Digital Solutions To Boost Efficiency

LAUSANNE, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak is transforming its Services by pioneering the use of latest digital technologies. The company has launched a suite of new services for its customers, focusing on improving the ability to predict machine errors, accelerating … Read the full press release

bwcon Looking for European Agtech and FoodTech Start-ups

BRUSSELS, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBN member bwcon is looking for your disruptive business ideas or R&D results with high market potential addressing the agrifood market! Eligible for submission are concepts with a high-tech or ICT-focus targeting the following sectors: Precision agriculture solutions … Read the full press release

Low-Calorie Sugar Substitute By Evonik Launched in Asia

Demand for low-calorie foods is growing in Asia Evonik and Rajburi Sugar open first Asian demonstration plant for sugar substitute isomalt The facility employs a high-yield production process developed by Evonik Essen, Germany/Bangkok, Thailand, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — All the … Read the full press release

EU Comes Up With Proposals To Cut Down Food Waste by Half in 2030

BRUSSELS, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom and RASTAL Collaborate on A Digital Solution for Beverage Industry

A cooperative project with glass manufacturer RASTAL demonstrates the benefits of digitization for the beverage industry Real data replacing rough estimates: IoT solution shows beverage consumption and consumer behavior in real time Innovative dispensing solution: drinks are tapped through an … Read the full press release

Chr. Hansen welcomes Vilson Simon as SVP, Animal Health

Hoersholm, Danmark, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ —Vilson Simon has joined Chr. Hansen as Senior Vice President (SVP) to Animal Health, reporting to Christian Barker – Executive Vice President to Health & Nutrition. Chr. Hansen is a global leader in the development … Read the full press release

NIB Signs a 7-Year Loan Agreement With Valio Ltd. For Research

NIB and the Finnish dairy company Valio Ltd. have signed a 7-year loan agreement totalling EUR 40 million to finance the company’s research programme in 2016–2020. HELSINKI, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Valio’s R&D programme aims to develop new products to expand … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak broadens its cheese technology portfolio with the acquisition of Johnson Industries International

LAUSANNE, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak has acquired Johnson Industries International, a company specialising in the design, development and manufacture of equipment and lines to produce mozzarella cheese. The ​company also manufactures a range of cheese cutting, shredding and brining … Read the full press release

Bonduelle to acquire the #1 producer of single-serve salad bowls in the U.S.

Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bonduelle, the world leader of ready-to-eat vegetables, present in canned, frozen, fresh cut and delicatessen has executed an agreement to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the U.S. market leader in single serve salad bowls. Based … Read the full press release

Heineken to acquire Brazil’s largest beer and soft drinks producer

AMSTERDAM, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Heineken N.V. (“HEINEKEN”) announces today that it has entered into an agreement with Kirin Holdings Company, Limited (“Kirin”) to acquire Brasil Kirin Holding S.A. (“Brasil Kirin”), one of the largest beer and soft drinks producers in … Read the full press release

I.Family researchers: “European government must act to improve children’s health”

European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic. That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of … Read the full press release

Solvay and Aquatic Concept Group extend partnership in their worldwide aquaculture operations

BRUSSELS, 13-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a leading global supplier of Peroxides, and Aquatic Concept Group (ACG) have signed a global joint agreement to work together in pursuit of sustainable growth in their worldwide aquaculture operations. Following several years of … Read the full press release

Prime Minister of Pakistan in talks with Dutch dairy cooperative on possible opportunities to develop Pakistan’s dairy industry

Talk about investment in dairy development Amersfoort, Netherlands, 10-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — FrieslandCampina CEO Roelof Joosten and Chairman Engro Corporation Hussain Dawood met with Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to jointly discuss possible opportunities to develop the dairy industry … Read the full press release

Electrolux to acquire Anova, the U.S. based provider of Anova Precision Cooker

STOCKHOLM, 08-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Electrolux today announced it has agreed to acquire Anova, the U.S. based provider of the Anova Precision Cooker, an innovative connected device for sous vide cooking that enables restaurant-quality results in the home. The acquisition provides … Read the full press release

La Morella Nuts to launch organic and sustainable nuts in Cologne trade fair

New range of organic Mediterranean nuts that burst with authentic flavors and come in a diverse range of applications At ISM, la Morella Nuts announces the development of its sustainable nuts program to guarantee a future for the profession and … Read the full press release

No need for preservatives with the new chocolate and fruit fillings from Barry Callebaut

New fillings offer multisensory experiences boosting the taste of pralines, tablets and biscuits Fillings made without added vegetable fats or preservatives Chocolate fillings are solely made with Swiss chocolate ZURICH, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On the occasion of the ISM … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak’s climate impact reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative

First in food packaging industry to receive SBT approval​ Tetra Pak today pledged that by 2030, the greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations will be at least 40% lower than in 2015. LAUSANNE, 03-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Working with the … Read the full press release