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AnimalBiome secures investment from Cargill

WAYZATA, MINN. and OAKLAND, CA. – AnimalBiome announced Aug. 4 that it closed its Series A funding round with $8.6 million in investments, led by Cargill. Other investors include SOSV (IndieBio), Moai Capital, Digitalis Ventures, Michelson Found Animals Foundation and R/GA Ventures. Cargill first announced an investment in AnimalBiome, an Oakland-based startup that studies microbiome […]

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Why Food Manufacturers Won’t Pay the Sustainability Costs of Palm Oil

A recent report by commodity risk analysis institution Chain Reaction Research found that palm oil sustainability efforts could pay off for FMCG companies with an increase of less than 2% of product prices – for example a $0.06 increase on a $3 chocolate bar. “The overall value generated [for products using palm oil] amounted to […]

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Factoring amendment, National Institute of Food Technology bills passed in Lok Sabha amid din

Amid uproar and chaos over various issues including the Pegasus spying controversy, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Institute of Food Technology Bill and the National Institute of Food Technology Amendment Bill. factoring without any debate and in record time. National Institute of Food Technology Bill The National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship […]

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Government approves 792 private food processing projects so far

As many as 792 projects out of 818 have been approved for setting up food processing industries by the private sector, with approved grants of Rs 5,792 crore so far, the government informed Parliament on Friday. “The government has consistently encouraged and promoted increased private sector investment for the overall development of the country’s food […]

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Taiwan’s COVID-19 restrictions lead to increased food packaging waste

TAIPEI, July 23 (Reuters) – Taiwan has been awash in trash after a spike in COVID-19 cases prompted restrictions on movement that have led to a spike in online shopping and food deliveries and threaten to delay efforts to reduce consumption of single-use plastic. Taiwan has been dealing with an outbreak of community transmissions of […]

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Food tech company acquires assets of Good Superfoods

Disruptive Technologies, a technology company focused on optimizing the future of food production, has acquired the assets of Good Superfoods, a private label producer and contract manufacturer of snack foods and protein bars. The decision is to take the nutrition bars, chocolate snacks and protein bars produced by Good Superfoods and produce them using Disruptive […]

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New California ballot measure would ban polystyrene food packaging statewide, forcing industry to reduce plastic waste – Times-Standard

Setting the stage for a major environmental battle over a growing pollution problem, a coalition of environmental groups have dubbed a statewide ballot measure that would require plastic packaging sold in California to be recyclable or reusable. The measurewhich will appear in the November 2022 ballot in California, also demands that companies that make plastic […]

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Japanese regulations on food packaging dyes

Related practices and jurisdictions I understand that Japanese MHLW Notification No. 196 includes a positive list of substances used in synthetic resins used in food contact materials/articles. Dyes are not listed on this list, so are JHOSPA approvals still the most relevant approvals for dyes used in food contact materials in Japan? Responnse The new […]

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New California ballot measure would ban polystyrene food packaging statewide, forcing industry to reduce plastic waste – Monterey Herald

Setting the stage for a major environmental battle over a growing pollution problem, a coalition of environmental groups have dubbed a statewide ballot measure that would require plastic packaging sold in California to be recyclable or reusable. The measure, which will appear in the November 2022 ballot in California, also requires companies that make plastic […]

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Design FoodWorks: a food technology company

There is a popular saying that goes something like this: Some people eat to live and some live to eat. Our globetrotting MBAs definitely fall into the latter category, which is one of the reasons we’ve been so lukewarm about all the green tech push into plant-based foods and alternative protein markets. More objectively, we […]

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Advice for design and technology and food technology

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size VScompleting a large project was the most rewarding part of the industrial technology course for Liam Rodgers. But he thinks that wasn’t the reason he was among the best in 2020. When Liam looks back on his HSC year, a highlight was designing and producing a piece […]

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New California ballot measure would ban foam food packaging and force industry to reduce plastic waste

Setting the stage for a major environmental battle over a growing pollution problem, a coalition of environmental groups have dubbed a statewide ballot measure that would require plastic packaging sold in California to be recyclable or reusable. The measure, which will appear in the November 2022 ballot in California, also requires companies that make plastic […]

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Lamont signs law banning PFAS in fire-fighting foam and food packaging

WINDSOR, Connecticut— Governor Ned Lamont held a bill signing ceremony near the Farmington River in Windsor on Tuesday for a new state law banning the use of fire-fighting foam and food wraps containing per- and polyfluoroalkyls. The substances are commonly referred to as PFAS, a large group of man-made chemicals, referred to as “eternal chemicals”, […]

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Farm4Me signs memorandum of understanding with Benue State University’s Center for Food Technology and Research

The management of Farm4Me Agriculture Limited, the pioneer of contract farming in Nigeria, called for concerted efforts to restore and maintain Benue’s position as the nation’s food basket. Adama J Adama, CEO of Farm4Me Limited, made the call Thursday when signing a memorandum of understanding with Benue State University’s Food Technology and Research Center (CEFTER). […]

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Gambia: Barrow calls on food manufacturers and producers to comply with food fortification regulations

President Adama Barrow has called on food manufacturers, producers and importers to comply with new food fortification regulations launched to standardize food in the country. President Barrow made the remark in a speech read by Dr Isatou Touray, Vice President of The Gambia during the launch of the Food Fortification Regulations 2020 at the Sir […]

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Tired of disposable food wraps? You will have to start cooking

A title caught my attention this morning. He said, “How to get rid of disposable culture.” I could tell it was a graphic by a great Toronto illustrator, Sarah Lazarovic, known for her fabulous Buyerarchy of Needs and A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy. I didn’t click on the chart, however, because […]

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Circular polymers certified for food packaging

A value chain collaboration that includes Paris-based energy company TotalEnergies, packaging film converter Jindal Films and chemical recycling leader Plastic Energy aims to close the loop of recycling plastic waste into new plastic packaging. In partnership with London-headquartered Plastic Energy, TotalEnergies plans to start an advanced plastics recycling plant at its site in Grandpuits, France. […]

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In pictures: Deadly fire at food processing plant in Bangladesh | Gallery News

A fire at a food factory in Bangladesh has killed at least 43 people, police said on Friday, as emergency services pulled out bodies even as the building was still ablaze. The fire broke out Thursday afternoon at the factory in Rupganj, an industrial town 25 km (15 miles) east of the capital Dhaka and […]

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Deadly fire in a food processing factory in Bangladesh | News

A massive fire tears through a food processing plant, killing at least 52 people trapped by flames that have forced many workers to jump for their lives from upper floors. A massive fire at a food processing factory in Bangladesh has killed at least 52 people trapped by flames that forced many workers to jump […]

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Ann Arbor lawmakers introduce bills banning PFAS chemicals in food packaging

ANN ARBOUR, Mich. – New bills introduced in the Michigan Legislature this week call for banning toxic PFAS, BPA and phthalates from food packaging in the state of Michigan. Introduced by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor), Senate Bill 591 and House Bill 5250 call for a ban on chemicals […]

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Take-out food packaging accounts for half of ocean plastic waste, study finds

4 Reading minutes Take-out packaging is dominating litter in our oceans, according to a new study. Finding that just four foods and drinks – bags, bottles, containers and single-use packaging – account for nearly half of all plastic pollution on shores and seas, researchers say there is an urgent need for policy intervention in the […]

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Trouw invests $12.1 million in new Blending Innovation Center

HIGHLAND, SICK. — Trouw Nutrition, a leading supplier of premixes and ingredients to the pet nutrition industry, officially opened the expansion of its pilot facility in Highland on May 5. The company invested $12.1 million to expand the current factory from 8,100 square feet to 32,052 square feet. The expansion is Trouw’s first step towards […]

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Ban PFAS and other toxic chemicals in food packaging

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Vermont and Connecticut ban the use of PFAS in food packaging

Related practices and jurisdictions New laws in Connecticut and Vermont prohibit the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging. In Connecticut, the ban is effective December 31, 2023, and in Vermont, the effective date is July 1, 2023. Both laws define PFAS as fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one atom of […]