For the first time ever, the flagship event Fi Asia will be hosted alongside Vitafoods Asia this year (5 to 7 October), connecting even more buyers and suppliers in the booming nutrition industry at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok/Thailand and online.
Solvay has invested in Suanfarma’s Cipan manufacturing site in Portugal to develop its biotechnological capabilities and support the development of natural ingredients, especially in the vanillin category.
Food upcycling start-up Koa – specializing in repurposing cocoa pulp, a by-product from the chocolate industry as value-added ingredients – has captured USD 10 m in funding to raise its processing by tenfold at its plant in Ghana.
Chocolate and cocoa giant Barry Callebaut plans to set up a direct distribution network in South Africa to meet the increasing demand for premium chocolate indulgence while expanding its markets in Africa.
In response to robust consumer demand for label-friendly ingredients, Cargill has expanded its processing capabilities of its sweetener plant in Cikande/Indonesia to “more than double” the company’s production capacity for organic, non-GMO tapioca syrup.
In the field of bag emptying, the food industry faces various challenges that cannot always be adequately mastered in practice. Thanks to a new bag loading station of Motec, the contamination of workplaces and the slow flow of material during the bag loading of lumpy and cloggy bulk materials in particular are now obsolete.