Malaysia-based Brahim's Holdings plans to invest MYR130m ($42.14m) to set up a new sugar refinery in Sarawak, Malaysia. The refinery is expected to provide the company with a revenue of MYR250m ($81.05m) by the end of the first year.
Premier Foods and other dried soup manufacturers face price increases of more than 13% in the cost of meat powders, after an EU rule ordering poultry and DSM to be relabelled as MSM comes into force on May 26.
A German government-industry programme has succeeded in delivering vitamin A-fortified oil to 100 million malnourished people – especially children – in developing countries who use it regularly to cook with.
Demand for cocoa is expected to climb 30% in the next 10 years creating a 25% shortage of current supply, according to North American cocoa processor and chocolate ingredients supplier Blommer Chocolate Company.
Israeli flavour and fragrance company Frutarom, which has completed the takeover of Slovenian flavors firm Etol, is set to delist it, in accordance with its acquisition plan. Following the delisting, Etol will become a private company.
EU dairy and beverage manufacturers may have access to another form of the dietary fibre methylcellulose, which induces feelings of fullness ¬– or satiety – if a novel foods application by Dow Wolff Cellulosics (DWC) succeeds.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has developed guidance on edible and non-toxic glitters and dusts, in order to help food businesses and consumers in the UK to safely use glitters and dusts with food.