RELEAF OFFERS RELIEF TO NIGERIA’S OIL PALM FARMERS AS IT SECURES $4.5M IN FUNDING

Nigerian food processing startup Releaf focused on the oil palm sector has raised $2.7 million in seed funding and has also attracted a further $1.5 million in grants.

CHALDAL RAISES $10 MILLION AS ONLINE GROCERY DELIVERY CONTINUES RAPID RISE

Investment is continuing to flock to online grocery delivery platforms, with Chaldal in Bangladesh among the latest to announce a multi-million dollar funding round.

TNUVA AND EMIRATES FOOD INDUSTRIES PEN AGREEMENT FOR NEW LABNEH PLANT IN DUBAI

A deal has been struck between Tnuva, the largest food producer in Israel, and a company in the United Arab Emirates that will see the building of a production line in Dubai for labneh, a creamy cheese.

FDF LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE TO GET UK CONSUMERS EATING MORE FIBRE

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched an ‘Action On Fibre’ initiative, as part of its new and annual Celebrating Food and Nutrition Week, in a bid to boost UK consumer’s intake after a study found that only 9%…

USDA $700 MILLION RELIEF FOR FOOD COMPANIES AND SEAFOOD PROCESSORS HIT BY COVID-19

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon publish requests for applications for two new grant programmes – the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant (PRS) and the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant (SPRS).

UK TO LEAD EUROPE-WIDE SUGAR AND CALORIE REDUCTION NETWORK

The World Health Organisation has chosen the UK to lead a new Sugar and Calorie Reduction Network to reduce sugar and calorie intake across Europe. 

NOMAD FOODS TEAMS UP WITH BLUENALU TO CREATE NEW CULTIVATED SEAFOOD

Nomad Foods, which is behind some of Europe’s best-known frozen food brands, has formed a tie-up with an American company to look at ways to develop cultivated fish meat products.

NEXT MEATS BOOSTS PLANT-BASED LINES AS NEW FACTORY IS SLATED FOR SUMMER 2022

Next Meats – known for the first ever plant-based barbecue meats branded as Next Yakiniku, and the beef bowl analogue Next Gyudon – has now added pork, tuna, and milk to its growing list of animal-alternative products.

SPAR ITALY PARTNER’S 2020 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT FOCUSES ON EMPLOYEE WELLBEING, THE ENVIRONMENT AND INNOVATION

Maiora, SPAR Italy partner for Central and Southern Italy, continues to make strides in employee training and wellbeing, environment and innovation, according to its 2020 Sustainability Report. 

DEPOSIT SCHEME IN SCOTLAND RAISES CONCERNS AS JULY 2022 DEADLINE NEARS

The British Soft Drinks Association has voiced concerns that Scotland's deposit return scheme – due to start in July 2022 – is too early.

DEMAND FOR FROZEN FOOD PACKAGING TO GROW BY 50% THANKS TO EMERGING MARKETS

Increased demand from emerging markets and growing online sales are set to strengthen demand for frozen food packaging, according to a new report.

MZANSI MEAT COMPANY AIMS TO PRODUCE POPULAR DELICACIES IN A HIGH-TECH WAY

The South-African Mzansi Meat Company is aiming to combine technology with tradition by producing local delicacies using cultured meat methods.