Cargill and Faccenda Foods pool poultry to create new UK business

Cargill and Faccenda Foods are to establish a joint venture to create an as yet untitled food company focused on chicken, turkey and duck...

Insect protein start-up scoops BBC farming award

Insect protein producer Agriprotein has been crowned winner of the BBC’s inaugural international food and farming award. The South African start-up was named the ‘BBC...

Givaudan strengthens natural extracts division with acquisition

Swiss flavour and fragrances company Givaudan is strengthening its natural extracts offering by acquiring the nutrition division of Centroflora Group. Givuadan said this latest move...

UNI Packaging’s vacuum pouch line increases UK manufacturing capacity

Flexible packaging group, UNI Packaging, has increased manufacturing capacity and the range of products produced at its UK site with the installation of a...

Energy data the secret ingredient for food manufacturer Strauss

Saddled with legacy equipment providing little operational insight, food manufacturer Strauss looked for a solution that would help it identify opportunities for operational improvement. For...

In brief: Hollywood director opens major pea processing plant

Verdient Foods, a company formed by Oscar-winning director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis, has opened a pulse processing facility in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan. Once...

Tetra Pak launches ‘pioneering’ extrusion line for ice cream makers

Tetra Pak has launched an ice cream extrusion line which, it said, promises “unparalleled product quality and volume flexibility for medium-capacity producers”. The new line...

Tyson to build new chicken facility to match demand

Tyson Foods is expanding chicken production with plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas. The growing demand for chicken has prompted...

Insect protein producer joins inaugural IKEA start-up accelerator

Flying SpArk, an Israeli insect protein producer, has joined the inaugural IKEA Bootcamp start-up accelerator. The launch generated some 1,200 applications from 86 different countries. However,...

Queensland researchers smash avocado production bottleneck

Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have developed a method of supplying 500 times more avocado plants to industry. The new stem cell...

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