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 Naturex to expand product portfolio in US http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnaturex-to-expand-product-portfolio-in-us-5749531 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnaturex-to-expand-product-portfolio-in-us-5749531 Naturex, a global manufacturer and marketer of natural specialty ingredients for the food industry, is planning to expand its portfolio of offerings with the launch of its new nutrition prototype based on organic moringa powder called Moringamulti, i… Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Research suggest plant-based proteins could overtake animal-based proteins http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsresearch-suggest-plant-based-proteins-could-overtake-animal-based-proteins-5749348 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsresearch-suggest-plant-based-proteins-could-overtake-animal-based-proteins-5749348 According to a study conducted by Infiniti Research, vegetable protein is gaining popularity among health-conscious consumers as it is reported to be more beneficial in comparison to animal protein. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ardian sells frostkrone stake to Emeram Capital Partners http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsardian-sells-frostkrone-stake-to-emeram-capital-partners-5749336 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsardian-sells-frostkrone-stake-to-emeram-capital-partners-5749336 Ardian, a global investment company, has sold its stake in the frostkrone Beteiligungs (frostkrone), a European deep-frozen convenience food producer, to Emeram Capital Partners, a private equity firm that focuses on mid-cap companies in German-speak… Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Kashi launches chewy nut butter bars http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newskashi-launches-chewy-nut-butter-bars-5749049 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newskashi-launches-chewy-nut-butter-bars-5749049 US-based plant-based food company Kashi has expanded its Certified Transitional portfolio by launching chewy nut butter bars. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Britannia Industries, The International Finance Corporation http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-britannia-industries-limited-the-international-finance-corporation-5748428 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-britannia-industries-limited-the-international-finance-corporation-5748428 Britannia Industries has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Greece-based food company Chipita. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bonduelle agrees to buy Ready Pac Foods http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbonduelle-to-take-over-ready-pac-foods-5748881 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbonduelle-to-take-over-ready-pac-foods-5748881 French vegetable company Bonduelle has agreed to acquire Ready Pac Foods, a US-based company that offers single-serve salad bowls. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Give and Go Prepared Foods, Hain Celestial http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-give-and-go-prepared-foods-hain-celestial-5747059 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-give-and-go-prepared-foods-hain-celestial-5747059 Canadian baked goods manufacturer Give and Go Prepared Foods has acquired United Baking’s muffins business, as well as its subsidiaries Uncle Wally’s and Vision Enterprises. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Glanbia intends to sell 60% stake in Dairy Ireland to Glanbia Co-operative Society http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsglanbia-intends-to-sell-60-stake-in-dairy-ireland-to-glanbia-cooperative-society-5748884 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsglanbia-intends-to-sell-60-stake-in-dairy-ireland-to-glanbia-cooperative-society-5748884 Global nutrition group Glanbia has signed a non‐binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Glanbia Co‐operative Society (Society) to sell its 60% stake in Dairy Ireland to the the latter. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Canada Bread to close St-Côme-Linière bakery in Quebec http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscanada-bread-to-close-st-cme-linire-bakery-in-quebec-5747686 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscanada-bread-to-close-st-cme-linire-bakery-in-quebec-5747686 Baked goods distributor Canada Bread intends to close its bakery in St-Côme-Linière, Quebec, on 19 May. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:39:00 GMT Canada's Maple Leaf Foods to buy Lightlife Foods for $140m http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscanadas-maple-leaf-foods-to-buy-lightlife-foods-for-140m-5747666 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscanadas-maple-leaf-foods-to-buy-lightlife-foods-for-140m-5747666 Canadian packaged meats company Maple Leaf Foods has entered a definitive agreement with Brynwood Partners to acquire US-based plant-based proteins manufacturer Lightlife Foods for $140m. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tyson Foods to offer NAE chicken products http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstyson-foods-to-offer-nae-chicken-products-5747888 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstyson-foods-to-offer-nae-chicken-products-5747888 US-based prepared meat manufacturer Tyson Foods has revealed that all its consumer brand products would feature chicken with No Antibiotics Ever (NAE) labels. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT SweeGen completes commercialisation of Bestevia Reb-M http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssweegen-completes-commercialisation-of-bestevia-reb-m-5745905 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssweegen-completes-commercialisation-of-bestevia-reb-m-5745905 US-based stevia sweetener producer Sweegen has completed the commercialisation process for its Bestevia Reb-M, the company's non-caloric and high-purity stevia. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Give and Go Prepared Foods acquires Uncle Wally’s bake shoppe http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsgive-and-go-prepared-foods-acquires-uncle-wallys-bake-shoppe-5745893 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsgive-and-go-prepared-foods-acquires-uncle-wallys-bake-shoppe-5745893 Canadian baked goods manufacturer Give and Go Prepared Foods has acquired the muffin business of United Baking, and its subsidiaries Uncle Wally’s and Vision Enterprises (Uncle Wally’s). Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts to construct farmer stock warehouse in Alabama http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsgolden-peanut-and-tree-nuts-to-construct-farmer-stock-warehouse-in-alabama-5746480 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsgolden-peanut-and-tree-nuts-to-construct-farmer-stock-warehouse-in-alabama-5746480 Golden Peanut and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) subsidiary Tree Nuts is planning to build a new warehouse and receiving area at its shelling facility in Headland, Alabama, US. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Smithfield introduces antibiotic-free pork product line http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssmithfield-introduces-antibiotic-free-pork-product-line-5745146 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssmithfield-introduces-antibiotic-free-pork-product-line-5745146 US-based Smithfield Foods has launched an antibiotic-free line of fresh pork products under its Pure Farms brand. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Morrisons recalls meat product over listeria infection http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmorrisons-recalls-meat-product-over-listeria-infection-5744236 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmorrisons-recalls-meat-product-over-listeria-infection-5744236 UK supermarket chain Morrisons has recalled its ready-to-eat peppered beef slices due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Kraft Heinz withdraws proposal for $143bn merger with Unilever http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newskraft-heinz-drops-proposal-for-143bn-merger-with-unilever-5744255 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newskraft-heinz-drops-proposal-for-143bn-merger-with-unilever-5744255 Food company Kraft Heinz has agreed to withdraw its proposal for a $143bn merger with consumer products maker Unilever. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hain Celestial to acquire UK soup manufacturer Yorkshire Provender http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newshain-celestial-to-acquire-british-soups-company-yorkshire-provender-5743571 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newshain-celestial-to-acquire-british-soups-company-yorkshire-provender-5743571 Organic products manufacturer Hain Celestial has agreed to acquire Yorkshire Provender, a UK-based premium branded soup company. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Earth Fare removes GMO ingredients from products http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsearth-fare-removes-gmo-ingredients-from-products-5743769 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsearth-fare-removes-gmo-ingredients-from-products-5743769 US-based natural and organic food retailer Earth Fare has removed ingredients with genetically modified organisms (GMO) from more than 500 of its products. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Almond Board of California to invest in sustainable farming of almonds http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsalmond-board-of-california-to-invest-in-sustainable-farming-of-almonds-5743597 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsalmond-board-of-california-to-invest-in-sustainable-farming-of-almonds-5743597 Almond Board of California (ABC) in the US has announced a $4.7m investment in 82 projects to explore the potential of new farming and sustainability practices to develop almond production. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT