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Nestlé plans to slash 500 IT jobs in Switzerland

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Food giant Nestlé is planning to cut about 500 information technology (IT) jobs in Switzerland as part of the re-organization of its global IT activities. The company unveiled plans for re-organizing parts of its IT activities to benefit from its existing technology hub in Spain and other locations. Nestlé said none of its production sites in Switzerland will be affected… Read more »

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ADM, Aston launch joint venture

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) and Russia-based Aston Foods and Food Ingredients have successfully received all required regulatory approvals and launched their 50-50 joint venture to provide sweeteners and starches to customers in Russia. Aston is one of Russia’s largest agricultural and food ingredients businesses, with activities in farming, oilseeds crushing, edible oils and grain origination, in addition to its… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index slips in June largely on heightened trade tensions

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 173.7 points in June 2018, down 2.4 points (1.3 percent) from its level in May, representing the first month-on month decline since the beginning of this year. Most markets have generally taken-on a weaker tone recently largely because of rising tensions in international trade relations. » The FAO Cereal Price Index averaged… Read more »

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Bimbo Bakeries USA launches organic bread line

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Bimbo Bakeries USA has introduced a new organic line of bread under the Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat brands. According to the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Organic Industry Survey, organic bread ranks as the sixth largest organic category, and with consumer demand for more organic options at an all-time high, Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat Organics Bread will offer consumers a better-for-you… Read more »

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Grupo Bimbo closes Mankattan deal, growing presence in China

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Grupo Bimbo has gained a greater foothold in the Chinese market after completing the acquisition of Mankattan. A deal for the Chinese company, which produces sliced bread, cakes, buns and Japanese-style sandwich bread, was announced in February. It includes four production sites owned by Mankattan that serve consumers in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Guangdong. Bimbo has now… Read more »

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Lesaffre eyes fermented foods resurgence, doubles capacity at Biospringer plant

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Lesaffre is targeting opportunity for fermented ingredients such as yeast, amid a reinvigorated interest in the use of these age-old processes. Growing global demand for natural and clean label ingredients is further boosted by an overarching theme towards salt and sugar reduction. These market dynamics have led the company to expand production, including at a key French facility, but future… Read more »

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Giving baked foods a nutritional punch

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beneoThere’s an entire spectrum of nutrients associated with sports nutrition. It’s impossible to pack them all into a single product and still deliver on taste. Identifying the product’s performance goal can help with nutrient selection. Managing blood sugar is one goal that can make workouts more effective and sustainable. “Alternative sweeteners are redefining the common approach of the sports nutrition… Read more »

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Sustainability, ingredient safety on tap for Cereals & Grains 18

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Cereal grain scientists and food industry professionals from around the world will meet in London, U.K., Oct. 21-23, 2018, to share their research at AACC International’s annual meeting, Cereals & Grains 18. The meeting will offer attendees an opportunity to connect with European leaders in cereal science from academia, government and industry. This year’s meeting will highlight the latest changes,… Read more »

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International Artisan Bakery Expo launched

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Business-to-business trade show and conference producer, Emerald Expositions, has announced the launch of the International Artisan Bakery Expo (IABE.) The event will stage alongside the International Pizza Expo, March 5-7, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “For the first time in more than a decade, the artisan and retail bakers will have annual trade show focused on their unique businesses,” said Peter Lachapelle,… Read more »

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BENEO Receives FDA Certification for Fiber Ingredients

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Beneo-Orafti SA, a subsidiary of Südzucker Group, Germany, announced it has officially received FDA approval for two of its dietary fibers: Orafti Inulin and Oligofructose. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA’s) new food and nutritional labelling regulations, the Orafti chicory foot fibers remain classified as dietary fiber in the U.S., the company says. After an extensive review… Read more »

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