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  • Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant Irish genetics company IdentiGEN has welcomed a €1.8 million research and development award to further strengthen its position as a world leader in DNA technologies within the food industry. IdentiGEN, which is based in Dublin and provides DNA traceability solutions for the meat and seafood sectors, will use the investment to advance food quality and [...]...
  • Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot Dunnes Stores has claimed pole position as Ireland’s leading retailer for the third consecutive period, boasting a market share of 22.4% in the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018.  The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the retailer registered sales growth of 3.4% on last year. Dunnes held on to top spot despite stiff competition from [...]...
  • TriMedika Secures Four Export Contracts TriMedika has secured four new orders of its innovative non-contact thermometer at Medica 2018, the world’s leading trade fair for the medical industry. The deals in Switzerland, Germany and Austria are the latest for this growing Belfast-based medical devices business. Co-founders Julie Brien, COO, and Dr Roisin Molloy, CEO, have been working closely with Invest Northern [...]...
  • CRU Proposals to Facilitate Greater Integration of Renewable Natural Gas The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is supporting the introduction of renewable natural gas to the Irish transmission network with a revision to the Gas Safety Guidelines to incorporate renewable gas injection facilities. In addition, the CRU has commenced a consultation on changes to the gas transmission tariff methodology, which includes proposals to facilitate [...]...
  • Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges A new competition to address health complications that arise as a result of diabetes has been announced by Enterprise Ireland and the HSE through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative. The health and wellness challenges aim to harness innovation and technology to help diabetes patients avoid the development of typical complications associated with the [...]...

€23 Million EU Support to Promote Agricultural Products

  €23 Million EU Support to Promote Agricultural Products

The European Commission has approved 20 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, the grand majority of which will run for a period of three years, is €46.5 million of which the EU contributes €23.3 million.
The selected programmes cover a variety of product […]

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Mahou San Miguel Establishes Indian Subsidiary

  Mahou San Miguel Establishes Indian Subsidiary

Mahou San Miguel, Spain’s leading brewer, has established its first international subsidiary in India through the acquisition of 100% of Arian Breweries & Distilleries, a company owned by a local family group in which it already held a 50% stake through a joint venture agreement reached in 2012.
“These have been two very exciting years during […]

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The High Quality Lidding Solution From Primoreels

  The High Quality Lidding Solution From Primoreels

Primoreels A/S has become an established flexible packaging partner for manufacturers in the dairy sector and the water/juice industry. With the constant introduction of new products and battle for shelf space at retail, the company’s solutions help customers stand out with high-quality graphics and long shelf-life performance, that is able to compete with the traditional […]

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Star Refrigeration Group launches new US subsidiary Azane Inc

Azane Inc., based in San Francisco will act as the regional headquarters to serve the North American industrial refrigeration market to meet the demand for their ground-breaking “low-charge ammonia” Azane technology.  
The international group has announced it has launched a new subsidiary Azane Inc., to manufacture and supply their game-changing “low-charge ammonia” Azane technology in […]

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Greencore Chief Joins Glanbia Board

  Greencore Chief Joins Glanbia Board

Glanbia, the global performance nutrition and ingredients group, has announced the appointment of Patrick Coveney (pictured) as a non-executive director, effective from 30 May 2014.
Patrick. Coveney is chief executive of Greencore Group, a leading convenience food group with revenues of £1.2 billion and employing over 12,000 people in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Prior to […]

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EU Member States Comply With Obligations to Downsize Fishing Fleets – But More Can be Done

  EU Member States Comply With Obligations to Downsize Fishing Fleets – But More Can be Done

The European Commission’s annual report on the European fishing fleet shows some progress towards achieving a balance between capacity and available fishing opportunities. However more remains to be done to ensure that stocks are managed in accordance with the objective of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) and the Commission considers that there is still a need […]

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Milk Provides More Nutrition For Less Emissions

  Milk Provides More Nutrition For Less Emissions

Milk is a good choice if you want a relatively affordable food product with a low impact on climate, in relation to its high nutritional value. New research suggests that milk has a high sustainability score and Arla Foods aims to make it even higher by lowering emissions from farming, production, transport and packaging.
For years […]

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UCD Institute of Food & Health – An International Leader in Food and Health Research

  UCD Institute of Food & Health – An International Leader in Food and Health Research

The Institute of Food and Health at University College Dublin is a major campus-wide initiative designed to develop and conduct world class, multi-disciplinary research into food and health. The Institute collaborates closely with the food and beverage industry, both domestically and internationally.
Bringing together UCD staff with active research programmes in the area of food and […]

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Arla Foods Ingredients targets lifestyle nutrition opportunity with Lacprodan® DI-­7017

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched its advanced whey protein Lacprodan® DI-7017 into the lifestyle nutrition market for the first time.
Lacprodan®DI-7017 is a 100% whey protein concentrate rich in the essential and branched chain amino acids that are scientifically proven to optimise the body’s muscle-building and satiety response mechanisms. The ingredient offers quicker digestion time than […]

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Board Changes at Coca-Cola

  Board Changes at Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Company has elected Kathy N Waller (pictured) as executive vice president and chief financial officer, with immediate effect. Kathy Waller is replacing Gary Fayard who is retiring after 20 years with the US-based group.
Kathy Waller most recently served as vice president, finance and controller. She joined the company in 1987 as a senior accountant […]

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New Arla Foods Lab to Bring Cheese to the Chinese

  New Arla Foods Lab to Bring Cheese to the Chinese

Chinese taste preferences and food habits are different to those of most Arla Foods consumers inEuropeand the rest of the world. Arla now seeks to tap into the unique needs and trends in China with a new innovation lab in Beijing, where Danish and Chinese dairy- and innovation specialists will develop cheeses and other dairy […]

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New Chairman For Kellogg Company

  New Chairman For Kellogg Company

Kellogg Company’s board of directors has elected John A Bryant, the company’s president and chief executive officer, as chairman of the board effective July 1, 2014. Current chairman James M. Jenness will remain on the board as a non-executive director.
John A Bryant has been a member of the company’s board of directors since July 2010. […]

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Denny Bros to Showcase Multi-page Labels at The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference

  Denny Bros to Showcase Multi-page Labels at The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference

A wealth of ideas will be on show at the Food & Drink Trends and Innovations Conference to keep in-store and online packaging concepts fresh, functional and profitable
Packaging experts from Denny Bros will be among a select number of exhibitors at the forthcoming Food & Drink Trends and Innovations conference, a one day conference on 20 […]

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WILD’s innovations for energy drinks -Trendy flavor combinations

WILD offers concepts for innovative solutions in the strong growth market
of energy drinks: its products include tart options as well as refreshing
thirst quenchers which incorporate energy drinks into other segments from
the beverage market. The company’s portfolio also features sugar free
products.
The overall market for energy drinks is continuing its growth trend: according to
the market research institute […]

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Frutarom introduces liquid starter cultures

BITEC® Starter LR 1-1000 and BITEC® Starter LR 2 ensure efficient raw sausage production and provide end products with a mild sensory profile
Korntal-Münchingen, Germany, April 2014: Frutarom Savory Solutions introduces an alternative concept to the market for meat applications: BITEC® Starter LR 1-1000 and BITEC®Starter LR 2 are cultures in liquid form. After diluting, they […]

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Resilient Interim Performance By ABF

  Resilient Interim Performance By ABF

Associated British Foods has reported a 1% increase in adjusted operating profit to £497 million for the 24 weeks ended 1 March 2014, on group revenues that were 2% lower than last year at £6.2 billion. At constant currency, first half profits were 2% ahead and when further adjusted for businesses disposed of last year, […]

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Arla Foods Recognised by McDonald’s as Sustainable Supply Award Winner

  Arla Foods Recognised by McDonald’s as Sustainable Supply Award Winner

McDonald’s has announced its ‘2014 Best of Sustainable Supply’ award winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying sustainable solutions in diverse places across the world.
More than 600 entries were submitted, with Arla Foods earning a prestigious place alongside 50 other leading projects. McDonald’s leadership and external subject […]

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Carlsberg Unveils Seth & Riley’s Garage Campaign

  Carlsberg Unveils Seth & Riley’s Garage Campaign

Carlsberg Group is launching a new marketing campaign for its sideways step into the ‘hard drinks’ sector with Seth & Riley’s Garage. The campaign for S&R’s Garage will be launched online globally, and be shown on TV in ten countries including Canada, Russia and Denmark.
The beverage, which has an ABV of 4.6%, is aimed at […]

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The Intersecting Worlds of the Food Scientist and the Chef – A Workshop at University College Cork, 18 June 2014

  The Intersecting Worlds of the Food Scientist and the Chef – A Workshop at University College Cork, 18 June 2014

The worlds of the food scientist and the chef, once very separate, are becoming increasingly close today, and it is clear that very exciting future opportunities in innovation and product development in food, whether in the kitchen or the plant, are likely to arise from this very vibrant interface.
Just as chefs are increasingly using scientific […]

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8 Million British Consumers Eat Chocolate Every Day

  8 Million British Consumers Eat Chocolate Every Day

Latest research by Mintel on the chocolate confectionery market in the UK shows that nearly one in six (16%) British consumers, equating to around eight million people, eat chocolate every day, and a similar number (17%) do so four to six times a week. Only a tiny minority (5%) of Brits says they never eat […]

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Irish Crisp Maker Cracks UK With Tesco Deal

  Irish Crisp Maker Cracks UK With Tesco Deal

Keogh’s Crisps has become the latest Irish company to make it on to the shelves of Tesco UK, opening up a potentially massive opportunity for the Dublin potato farmers. Keogh’s Farm has just agreed a deal with Tesco UK, which will see the family’s hand cooked artisan potato crisps go on sale in 255 Tesco […]

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Avondale Foods Goes Dutch For Export Growth

  Avondale Foods Goes Dutch For Export Growth

Northern Irish food company Avondale Foods has been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to win its first European business with a deal to supply supermarkets in the Netherlands. Avondale Foods, which is a UK leader in packaged salads, soups, sauces and bread snacks, is to supply garlic butter dough balls to HEMA, the Amsterdam-based discount […]

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Sensient Flavors adds value to flavored tea

An innovative coating process of flavored tea leaves creates a new way to deliver flavor, contributing to the “premiumisation” trend in the European tea market
 BREMEN, GERMANY — April, 2014 — By applying spray dried flavors to tea leaves and coating them using proprietary technology, Sensient Flavors Beverage Europe has developed a highly sophisticated way […]

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EC Clears Suntory Acquisition of Beam

  EC Clears Suntory Acquisition of Beam

The European Commission has given regulatory clearance to the pending $16 billion acquisition of Beam by Suntory Holdings.
“Regulatory clearance from the European Commission paves the way to complete the transaction with Suntory Holdings next week,” says Matt Shattock, president and CEO of Beam. “We have been working with Suntory to help ensure a smooth integration […]

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Highland Spring Enters Flavoured Water Category

  Highland Spring Enters Flavoured Water Category

Highland Spring, the UK’s number one bottled water brand, has launched its first ever flavoured water. Highland Spring Country is a new range of naturally flavoured drinks, blending water drawn from the brand’s organic catchment area in the Ochil Hills, Perthshire in Scotland with home-grown British fruit.
Made with only natural flavours and sweeteners, Highland Spring […]

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Welsh Frozen Yoghurt Producer Receives Royal Recognition

  Welsh Frozen Yoghurt Producer Receives Royal Recognition

North Wales frozen yogurt producer, Plas Farm, is celebrating being named winner of the UK’s highest accolade for business success – The Queen’s Award For Enterprise. The Anglesey-based company, which has customers worldwide, is to receive its award for its excellence in International Trade in recognition of its increased year on year export sales.
The prestigious […]

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Kellogg Company Highlights Donation Of 230 Million Breakfasts

  Kellogg Company Highlights Donation Of 230 Million Breakfasts

Kellogg Company’s just released annual Global Corporate Responsibility Report includes progress against the company’s Breakfasts for Better Days™ initiative to donate 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks – including one half billion servings of breakfast – to children and families in need, by the end of 2016.
The company is on track to meet its […]

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Getting to Grips With Robot End-effectors – A Beginner’s Guide

  Getting to Grips With Robot End-effectors – A Beginner’s Guide

For perfectly understandable reasons, when it comes to pick and place installations for consumer goods, the robotic arm tends to attract the most attention. Although there is less of a focus on the end tooling at the tip of the arm, it is these end effectors that, when working in unison with a robotic arm, […]

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New clinically proven Flowens™ opens the door to fresh men’s health opportunities

Avignon, 24th April 2014 – Naturex has launched a natural, clinically proven botanical ingredient that addresses an uncomfortable prostate condition common among men – without causing any side effects.

Flowens™ is a full spectrum cranberry powder engineered to relieve the lower urinary tract symptoms typically associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It offers an effective and […]

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Children Who Cook Eat More Greens, Nestlé Study Reveals

  Children Who Cook Eat More Greens, Nestlé Study Reveals

Children who help to prepare their own meals eat significantly more vegetables than those who are not involved in cooking, a Nestlé study published in the journal Appetite suggests. The research, carried out by the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, compared what children chose to eat when they helped cook their own meal with what […]

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