Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Barry Callebaut opens its third factory in Russia

Further strengthening of presence in Russia The factory in Kaliningrad region will be the Group’s third in Russia Opening will further strengthen the presence of Barry Callebaut in the world’s third-largest chocolate confectionery market¹ Factory will be operational in August … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel acquires leading Norwegian perishables freight forwarder Salmosped

Salmosped specialises in salmon and seafood logistics Acquisition fosters the global presence in the salmon and seafood market (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 9-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics company, Kuehne+Nagel announces that it has entered into a binding agreement … Read the full press release

BASF obtains crucial standards for food and feed industry for its crude glycerin production at the Dusseldorf-Holthausen site

Important standards for the food and feed industry Quality, traceability and safety along the complete production chain (PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, 14-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — German multinational chemical company BASF announces that it has obtained GMP+ and ISO 22000 certifications for … Read the full press release

Yara EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera takes the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara (OTCMKTS: YARIY), global crop nutrition leader, has announced that its EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera will assume the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE. At IMAGINE Food Collective he … Read the full press release

Unilever and food-tech company ENOUGH to inspire plant-based food revolution

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 27-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever (LON: ULVR), multinational consumer goods conglomerate, has announced its partnership with food-tech company ENOUGH (formerly 3F BIO) to bring new plant-based meat products to market. ENOUGH’s technology uses a unique zero-waste fermentation … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval to deliver fifth processing line to same vegetable oil customer in South Africa

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 31-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, announces that it has won another contract for the supply of a complete processing line to a vegetable oil plant … Read the full press release

Ferrero goes beyond its cocoa sustainability efforts; strengthens human rights and environmental due diligence across its global cocoa supply chains

• Achieves 2020 target of 100% sustainable cocoa sourced through independently managed standards • Makes strong progress on reaching 100% traceability across its cocoa supply chain • Renews strategic partnership with Save the Children through a €8 million project to … Read the full press release

Nestle enhances productivity and safety at its confectionary factories in Brazil with ABB robots

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 24-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB announces that its robots are supporting Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, to improve the productivity and employee safety in its chocolate manufacturing facilities in Brazil by 53 percent. The … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut inaugurates third chocolate factory in India

Barry Callebaut further strengthens its presence in the world’s second most populous country Increased production of finest “Make in India” chocolates¹ (PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 11-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut partners with Bloom Biorenewables to explore potential for converting chocolate manufacturing processes into reusable material

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 18-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut announces that it has joined forces with MassChallenge participant Bloom Biorenewables Ltd to investigate how side streams from chocolate manufacturing processes could support the fight against climate change and help Barry … Read the full press release

HELL ENERGY starts using high-quality recycled materials in beverage can production

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro announces that can production with Hydro CIRCAL at HELL ENERGY’s subsidiary in Hungary, Quality Pack has begun. Hydro CIRCAL aluminium strip contains a high ratio of post-consumer recycled aluminium from cans. Since … Read the full press release

Empa and Coop partner against foodwaste

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜBENDORF, Switzerland, 28-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Empa announces collaboration with Coop to develop potential improvements in the supply chain. Vegetables and fruits often have a long way to go on the supermarket shelf. How can quality be intelligently … Read the full press release

Symrise Nutrition’s Diana Food recognized for its overall waste reduction strategy with Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2021 nomination

Recognition for excellent waste management throughout the business Long history in valorization of side streams and circular economy models Capturing of highly nutritious active plant ingredients (PRESS RELEASE) HOLZMINDEN, Germany, 22-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Diana Food, the leader in natural … Read the full press release

#one BC – Diverse People, Sustainable Growth: Barry Callebaut launches Diversity & Inclusion strategy

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 21-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s largest cocoa processors and chocolate manufacturers Barry Callebaut announces the launch of its Diversity & Inclusion strategy as part of its intention to keep growing in new geographies, new … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval acquires beverage technology company Sandymount to make beer-delivery supply chain more sustainable

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 12-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — World leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, Alfa Laval announces the acquisition of Sandymount, a US-based beverage technology company with a unique and patented membrane technology to concentrate beer. The … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina increases recycled content of its PET bottles to 100%

(PRESS RELEASE) AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, 7-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina announces that it will be making PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET) as from February 2021. Due to the fact that PET bottle can only be … Read the full press release

Firebolt Group Joins Top 1% of Companies Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

The Company Earned The Pretigious EcoVadis Platinum Rating (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Firebolt Group, an innovative software, and hardware marketing solutions company for leading global brands, earned the prestigious Platinum EcoVadis Medal. The platinum medal is the … Read the full press release

Aimmune Therapeutics’ PALFORZIA the first-ever treatment option approved for peanut allergy in the EU

(PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, 21-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé Health Science Company, Aimmune Therapeutics announces that PALFORZIA® [defatted powder of Arachis hypogaea L., semen (peanuts)], has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of peanut allergy in the European … Read the full press release

UK Seafood Innovation Fund selects BMT’s AquaDEEP to tackle sea lice infestation in Scotland’s aquaculture industry

(PRESS RELEASE) TEDDINGTON, UK, 14-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT announces that its innovative solutions will be used to address current pressing issues facing aquaculture in Scotland. UK Seafood Innovation Fund, that supports bold and ambitious tech-driven projects that will enable … Read the full press release

AGRANA offsets 8,150 metric tons of CO2 emissions by transporting 1.25 million tons of beets by rail

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 7-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AGRANA to again transport raw materials in its current sugar beet campaign by rail, which proves to be the most environmentally friendly transport option to deliver beets to sugar production sites in Leopoldsdorf … Read the full press release

Sustainability: Barry Callebaut to produce biochar from cocoa by-products

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut (SWX: BARN), the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it will release its fourth Forever Chocolate Report on December 3, 2020 outlining the progress the … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut’s specialty nut brand La Morella Nuts expands globally to meet what the next generation of consumers around the world is looking for

Tapping into the growing consumer need for healthier indulgence and plant-based products La Morella Nuts announces global expansion after decades of experience in Mediterranean Nut Craft in Spain A global Center of Expertise for nuts is opened to offer a … Read the full press release

DSM opens new Animal Nutrition & Health premix plant in China

(PRESS RELEASE) SHANGHAI, China, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM further grows in China with the opening of a new Animal Nutrition & Health premix plant in Baishazhou Industrial Park, Hengyang City. The new plant is DSM’s second premix plant … Read the full press release

Unilever launches ambition to help people transition towards healthier diets and reduce environmental impact of global food chain

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ROTTERDAM, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational consumer goods company, Unilever announces new annual global sales target of €1 billion within the next five to seven years, from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. The launch of The Vegetarian Butcher … Read the full press release

Ben De Schryver to succeed Remco Steenbergen as CFO of the Barry Callebaut Group

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 11-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Barry Callebaut Group announces changes in its Executive Committee. The Group’s current Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Remco Steenbergen, will leave as of December 31, 2020, to become CFO of the Lufthansa Group. … Read the full press release

Circular economy: Ahlstrom-Munksjö becomes part of Circular Economy for Labels (CELAB) coalition

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 5-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a leading company active in the sustainable and innovative fiber solutions market, has announced it will join CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels), which is a global coalition recently established to … Read the full press release

SGS acquires New Zealand-based consultancy company Engineering Control Limited (ECL)

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 4-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announces that Engineering Control Limited (ECL) is now part of its Group. Headquartered in New Zealand, ECL is a consultancy company focusing on process automation and functional safety of process systems across … Read the full press release

EBRD finances Sojaprotein’s expansion and supports Serbia’s agribusiness potential with €25 million loan

EBRD loan of €25 million to Serbia’s Sojaprotein Company to expand production to meet increasing demand from international customers Promoting Serbia’s huge potential in agribusiness (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 30-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) … Read the full press release

Chr. Hansen Natural Colors unveils expanded and completely renovated R&D facilities in Montpellier, France

Ramping up pigment, formulation and application capabilities to keep pioneering the natural colors industry (PRESS RELEASE) HOERSHOLM, 29-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Chr. Hansen Natural Colors shows a clear ambition to remain a leading supplier of natural color solutions as the … Read the full press release

Large-scale study by University of Cambridge: globalisation may be decreasing the security of global supply chains

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 26-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Cambridge researchers have just released their large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources finding that globalisation may be decreasing, rather than increasing, … Read the full press release