Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Emmi to buy Italian high-quality desserts manufacturer Fresh Foods S.p.A.

LUCERNE, 23-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Emmi has signed an agreement to buy Italian Fresh Foods S.p.A. (IFF), based in Lasnigo, Como (Italy). IFF is an international company which manufactures and markets high-quality Italian desserts. The acquisition will allow Emmi to … Read the full press release

JanUary: University of Liverpool research shows that eating prunes as part of a healthy life-style diet can improve weight loss

LIVERPOOL, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (Monday, 9 January) sees the beginning of the national ‘JanUary’ campaign (formerly known as National Obesity Awareness Week) which runs until Sunday, 15 January. JanUary, with a strapline of ‘do something good for U’, is … Read the full press release

University of York to lead new research project on how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste

The University of York is to lead a new research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste. YORK, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The project, which received £800,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research … Read the full press release

SGS: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issue rules for functional foods and health supplements

NEWARK, NJ, U.S.A., 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On November 24, 2016 Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued its rules on health supplements, nutraceuticals, foods for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food and novel food … Read the full press release

ALECTIA / NIRAS merger to create new major player in the consulting engineering industry

The merger will create a new major player in the consulting engineering industry. With over 2,000 employees globally, the merged company is ready for continued growth – especially abroad. Virum, Denmark, 22-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — With the merger of ALECTIA and … Read the full press release

PwC research: consumers now the most disruptive force facing food industry today

To eat, drink and be merry could be very different in Christmases to come, writes Craig Armitage, Global Leader of PwC’s Food Supply and Integrity Services. LONDON, 21-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — For many it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … Read the full press release

Casablanca based food and hospitality testing analysis company Laagrima acquired by SGS

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Laagrima, headquartered in Casablanca, Morocco. GENEVA, 21-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Laagrima offers testing analysis for the food and hospitality markets in Morocco, and is ISO 17025 accredited. Founded in 2002 and privately owned, … Read the full press release

SGS to acquire controlling stake in Industry 4.0 startup C-Labs SA in Chiasso, Switzerland

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of a controlling stake in C-Labs SA, Chiasso, Switzerland. Chiasso, Switzerland, 21-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Founded in 2016, C-Labs is an Industry 4.0 startup, developing solutions for transforming food regulatory compliance. It adopts the … Read the full press release

Zitrus-Saison: EDEKA Orangen aus umweltschonenderem Anbau in ausgewählte Märkte

Verzicht auf kritische Pflanzenschutzmittel Förderung der Artenvielfalt Schonender Umgang mit Wasser HAMBURG, 07-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Pünktlich zum Start der Zitrus-Saison bringt EDEKA Orangen aus umweltschonenderem Anbau in ausgewählte Märkte. Das Besondere daran: Die Chemiebelastung durch Pflanzenschutzmittel pro Hektar wurde im … Read the full press release