New News information at Food Processing Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.foodprocessing-technology.com http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/ en-us http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/ New News information at Food Processing Technology http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Alibaba enters strategic collaboration with Driscoll’s, Thai Union/ Chicken of the Sea http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsalibaba-enters-intostrategic-collaboration-with-driscolls-thai-union-chicken-of-the-sea-in-us-5850875 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsalibaba-enters-intostrategic-collaboration-with-driscolls-thai-union-chicken-of-the-sea-in-us-5850875 E-commerce firm Alibaba Group has collaborated with US-based companies Driscoll’s and Thai Union/Chicken of the Sea to launch their food products to China. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Frutarom encourages women farmers in Latin America to grow annatto http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsfrutarom-encourages-women-farmers-in-latin-america-to-grow-annatto-5850730 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsfrutarom-encourages-women-farmers-in-latin-america-to-grow-annatto-5850730 Israeli ingredient manufacturer Frutarom Natural Solutions is to collaborate with a local agriculture partner to encourage local women farmers and growers in Latin America to grow annatto in their fields. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tyson Foods to expand Macon distribution centre in Georgia with $59m investment http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstyson-foods-to-expand-macon-distribution-centre-in-georgia-with-59m-investment-5850713 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstyson-foods-to-expand-macon-distribution-centre-in-georgia-with-59m-investment-5850713 Tyson Foods has plans to expand its distribution centre in Macon, Georgia, US, with a $59m investment. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Chick-fil-A offers gluten-free buns in US http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newschick-fil-a-to-offer-gluten-free-bun-5849211 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newschick-fil-a-to-offer-gluten-free-bun-5849211 US-based restaurant Chick-fil-A has added gluten-free buns to meet the growing demand of gluten-free products. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT JBS plans to divest certain assets after strategic review http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsjbs-intends-to-divest-certain-assets-5849220 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsjbs-intends-to-divest-certain-assets-5849220 Global meat processing company JBS is planning to initiate a divestiture process for certain assets to sharpen focus on key strategic areas, protect core assets and reduce net debt. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Nestlé USA acquires minority stake in Freshly http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestl-usa-invests-in-freshly-5849203 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestl-usa-invests-in-freshly-5849203 Nestlé USA has acquired a minority interest in Freshly, a direct-to-consumer (DTC) firm that supplies healthy prepared meals to companies in 28 states. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Glencoe acquires speciality food company Robert Rothschild Farm http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsglencoe-acquires-robert-rothschild-farm-in-us-5847831 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsglencoe-acquires-robert-rothschild-farm-in-us-5847831 US-based Glencoe Capital Management (Glencoe) has acquired Robert Rothschild Farm (Rothschild), a specialty food company in Ohio. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Supreme Cuisine recalls 325,000lb of meat and poultry fat products in US http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssupreme-cuisine-recalls-325000-pounds-of-meat-and-poultry-fat-products-in-us-5847974 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssupreme-cuisine-recalls-325000-pounds-of-meat-and-poultry-fat-products-in-us-5847974 US-based Supreme Cuisine has issued a recall of approximately 325,000lb of meat and poultry fat, and lard products as a result of a processing deviation. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Neogen launches next-generation sequencing services for food industry http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsneogen-launches-next-generation-sequencing-services-for-food-industry-5847991 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsneogen-launches-next-generation-sequencing-services-for-food-industry-5847991 Neogen has launched next-generation sequencing services, which will allow food companies to identify all bacteria in a sample in a single genomic test. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Coconut oil increases low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, says AHA http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscoconut-oil-increases-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-says-aha-report-5846416 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscoconut-oil-increases-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-says-aha-report-5846416 The American Heart Association (AHA) has found that coconut oil is as unhealthy as butter, beef fat and palm oil. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Azelis to acquire Danish food ingredient distributor LCH http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsazelis-to-acquire-danish-food-ingredient-distributor-lch-5846084 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsazelis-to-acquire-danish-food-ingredient-distributor-lch-5846084 Speciality food ingredients firm Azelis has agreed to acquire Danish ingredient distributor LCH. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Microalgae ingredient firm Algatech launches subsidiary in US http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsalgatech-opens-new-office-in-us-5846085 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsalgatech-opens-new-office-in-us-5846085 Israel-based Algatech has opened its new US subsidiary Algatech Inc. to serve the North American market. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: CJ CheilJedang Corporation, Wawel, Carlyle Europe Partners IV http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-cj-cheiljedang-corporation-wawel-carlyle-europe-partners-iv-5844795 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-cj-cheiljedang-corporation-wawel-carlyle-europe-partners-iv-5844795 South Korean food and bioengineering company CJ CheilJedang Corporation plans to acquire an additional 5.9% stake in Sementes Selecta by purchasing 86 million shares for KRW360.05bn ($320.44m). Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Nestlé reviews strategic options for US confectionery business http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestl-reviews-strategic-options-for-us-confectionery-business-5845741 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestl-reviews-strategic-options-for-us-confectionery-business-5845741 Nestlé plans to explore strategic options for its confectionery business in the US, including its potential sale. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Bellamy's Australia Limited, North Dakota Soybean Processors, Sakrand Sugar Mills http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-bellamys-australia-limited-north-dakota-soybean-processors-sakrand-sugar-mills-5844793 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-bellamys-australia-limited-north-dakota-soybean-processors-sakrand-sugar-mills-5844793 Organic food producer Bellamy's Australia Limited (BAL) plans to raise approximately A$60.4m ($45.5m) through an issue of approximately 12.7 million new shares priced at A$4.75 ($3.58) each under a non-renounceable entitlement offer. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Mondelez to reduce deforestation in cocoa supply chain in West Africa http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmondelz-to-reduce-deforestation-in-cocoa-supply-chain-in-west-africa-5845475 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmondelz-to-reduce-deforestation-in-cocoa-supply-chain-in-west-africa-5845475 Mondelēz International, through its Cocoa Life sustainable sourcing programme, will partner with the governments in West Africa to minimise deforestation in the cocoa supply chain. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Greenyard to acquire Polish mushroom substrate firm http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsgreenyard-to-acquire-polish-mushroom-substrate-firm-5845478 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsgreenyard-to-acquire-polish-mushroom-substrate-firm-5845478 Fruit and vegetable supplier Greenyard has agreed to acquire Mykogen Polska (Mykogen), a Polish manufacturer of mushroom substrate. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ferrero opens innovation centre in Singapore http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsferrero-opens-innovation-center-in-singapore-5844169 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsferrero-opens-innovation-center-in-singapore-5844169 Italian confectioner Ferrero has opened its new innovation centre in Singapore that will house several strategic innovation functions. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Arjuna Natural Extracts opens sales office in Dallas, US http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsarjuna-natural-extracts-opens-sales-office-in-dallas-us-5844503 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsarjuna-natural-extracts-opens-sales-office-in-dallas-us-5844503 India-based Arjuna Natural Extracts has opened its new sales office in Dallas, Texas, US, to better serve the North American markets with its natural preservatives line. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ready Pac Foods expands into fresh prepared meal category http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsready-pac-foods-expands-into-fresh-prepared-meal-category-5844161 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsready-pac-foods-expands-into-fresh-prepared-meal-category-5844161 US-based Ready Pac Foods has expanded into the fresh prepared meal category with the introduction of its new Fresh Prep'd meal brand. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT