Move allows company to globally distribute quinoa flours with exclusive commercial agreement
May 13, 2020
Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to the food manufacturing industry, announced that it has entered into an exclusive commercial agreement with Northern Quinoa Production Corporation to globally distribute and market NorQuin's quinoa flours, which will be grown and milled in the Canadian plains.
Group announces additional director appointees for future board of directors
May 12, 2020
International Flavors & Fragrances and DuPont, building on the previously announced merger between IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) business, shared the new guiding purpose and vision, operating model and Executive Committee for the intended combined company. The companies continue to expect that the transaction will close in the first quarter of 2021.
Yeast and ingredient companies will donate $100,000 starting with 6,000 loaves of bread each week through May
May 12, 2020
Widespread stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic have led to record rates of unemployment and increased pressure on food banks. In support of its local communities during this challenging time, Lesaffre Corp. and Red Star are making charitable food donations worth $100,000 to food banks, starting with the cities where the company operates: Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dothan, Ala.; and Milwaukee.
Original founders complete acquisition and secure team of investors, advisory board
May 11, 2020
Uncle Matt's Organic®, an organic orange and grapefruit juice brand, has been welcomed back home to founder and CEO, Matt McLean, who built and subsequently sold the company to Dean Foods in 2017. This unexpected homecoming also includes a new parent company named Harmoni, Inc., and an advisory team of investors.
Annual ranking showcases exceptional companies who are pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology
May 11, 2020
Epogee Foods has been selected as a Thrive TOP 50 AgTech Company of the Year. SVG Ventures-THRIVE in partnership with Forbes Live recently released their 2020 THRIVE TOP 50 AgTech Companies. The annual ranking showcases exceptional companies who are pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology.
Tampico Beverages Inc., a global producer and distributor of irresistible juice drinks, announced that Jenny Haas has been named chief executive officer effective June 1. She succeeds Scott Miller who resigned and will be leading Essentia Water as its new chief executive officer.
The patented traits apply to two of the company's GoodWheat wheat varieties: extended shelf life and reduced gluten
May 7, 2020
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., a leader in science-based approaches to enhancing the quality and nutritional value of crops and food ingredients, announced the US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company two patents for extending the shelf life of whole wheat by minimizing hydrolytic and oxidative rancidity.
Company plans to increase recyclability, recycled content and consumer education and infrastructure
May 7, 2020
Campbell Soup Company announced new packaging sustainability goals to reduce packaging waste by increasing circularity—keeping materials in use and out of landfills. The four goals are designed to address all phases of the packaging lifecycle, from sourcing to end-of-life, including recycling or composting.
Mark Staples to take on role as executive director of marketing
May 6, 2020
Kalsec announced the appointment of Mark Staples as executive director of marketing. Staples brings 19 years of global client and agency marketing experience from several organizations, including his most recent role with The Kellogg Company.
Chicago Custom Foods manufactures and distributes branded seasonings
May 5, 2020
Highlander Partners, L.P., a middle market private investment firm based in Dallas, announced the sale of Chicago Custom Foods, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of branded seasonings, to Sauer Brands, Inc., a portfolio company of Falfurrias Capital Partners.
Check out the June 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on creating functional flavors with stocks, bases & sauces, consumers’ appetite for beef and other animal proteins, new dairy and dairy alternative offerings, and much more.