Daily Archives: June 15, 2019

Europeans Care about Their Food

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Two in five Europeans take a personal interest in food safety and only one in five say it is their main concern when choosing food. For most Europeans, it is one of several factors – together with price, taste, nutrition and food origin – that influence their eating habits and food choices. The most important factors for Europeans when buying… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index rises further

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) continued to rise for the fifth consecutive month, averaging 172.4 points in May 2019, up 1.2 percent (2.1 points) from April but still 1.9 percent below its level in the corresponding month last year. While prices for sugar and oils fell, the other sub-indices registered increases in May, led again by strong month-on-month… Read more »

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Dawn Foods launches Donut 2.0 Project

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Global bakery leader Dawn Foods launches Donut 2.0 Project to respond to increased consumer demand for unique baked good offerings. Dawn Foods, a global manufacturer and ingredients supplier to bakeries around the world,   announced – on National Donut Day – its Donut 2.0 project. For nearly 100 years, Dawn has partnered with bakers around the world to help them… Read more »

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Inside Pan Pepin’s master plan for expansion

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Looking out the window on final descent toward San Juan, Puerto Rico, a few blue tarps are the last visual reminders of the devastation left from Hurricanes Irma and Maria that rocked the island in 2017. Driving through the streets reveals a city in full swing with restaurants serving up local cuisine and rooftop bartenders crafting mojitos over a breathtaking… Read more »

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DSM invests in innovation for cognitive performance products in APAC

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Royal DSM is to collaborate with SLS Nutraceuticals, a subsidiary of Senescence Life Sciences Pte Ltd. to deliver supplementation solutions that aim to help maintain cognitive performance of an individual living under the stressful modern lifestyle well into advanced age. The collaboration will grant DSM Nutritional Products the exclusive distribution rights of SLS Nutraceuticals’ products; Edge and Revive and the… Read more »

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Study shows higher cocoa prices could end child labour in Ghana

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Ghana could end child labour on cocoa farms by increasing the prices it pays impoverished farmers by about 50%, a U.S. study said on Wednesday, as global efforts to end child labour stall. Paying just 3% more at the farm gate could stop children in Ghana doing the most hazardous tasks, like using machetes, or working more than 42 hours… Read more »

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Domino Uses Artificial Intelligence to Create Better Pizza

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Ordering a pizza online can sometimes be a shot in the dark, especially if you have a complicated preference for toppings. But Domino’s Australia has taken steps to ensure your slice will never be delivered in a less than perfect condition by introducing artificial intelligence to its cooking process. The takeaway chain has revealed its plans to equip every store… Read more »

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The Rise of the Bakery Industry in India at all Levels

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As one of the largest segments in the food processing sector in India, the bakery industry offers huge opportunities for growth, innovation, and job generation. Separated into three categories, bread, biscuits, and cakes and pastries, the bakery industry reached a market value of USD 7.22 billion in 2018. As the second largest producer of biscuits after the USA, India is… Read more »

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Private-label manufacturer Biscuit International is seeking to expand its presence across Europe with the acquisition of Netherlands-based peer Aviateur. The proposed transaction is subject to antitrust approvals and clearance by the works council, with the financial terms not disclosed. Biscuit International said the deal will solidify the firm’s “position as a major player in the European private-label sweet biscuit market” following… Read more »

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