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Kellogg invests €110 million in Pringles factory expansion

Kellogg has announced that construction has commenced on a new manufacturing line at its Pringles factory in Kutno in the Lodz Special Economic Zone in Poland.

Cargill–DSM joint venture Avansya starts commercial-scale production of EverSweet

Avansya, the joint venture between Cargill and Royal DSM, has started production at the first commercial-scale fermentation facility for stevia sweeteners in the United States.

J. M. Smucker restructures leadership team

The J. M. Smucker Co. has announced an evolution of its executive leadership structure and team reporting to Mark Smucker, president and CEO.

Cornell partners in $10 million poultry science grant

Cornell University is co-leading a $9.95 million, five-year U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant that aims to transform nutrition and water use in the poultry industry in order to improve its environmental impact and enhance human health.

Dean Foods files for bankruptcy; DFA may buy business

Dean Foods has announced that it and substantially all of its subsidiaries have initiated voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in the Southern District of Texas.

Food innovation lab focuses on plant-based research

The NC Food Innovation Lab (NCFIL) will open on November 14, with a ribbon cutting, facility tour, and open house celebration. NCFIL is a 16,000-square-foot plant-based food processing and product development facility located on the 350-acre North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C.

Consumers seeks out ways to reduce their sugar intake

Sugar reduction remains a central topic in the media and among consumers and opportunities for reducing sugar intake are taking several directions as companies address evolving concerns and demands.

Stinson to succeed Quinn as World Food Prize Foundation president

The World Food Prize Foundation has named Barbara Stinson as president of the organization, effective Jan. 4, 2020.

Study highlights consumers’ attitudes toward fresh food

To gain deeper insight into fresh food consumers as well as fresh food manufacturers and retailers, Deloitte surveyed 2,000 consumers and 153 fresh food industry executives.

AAK USA opens innovation center in California

AAK USA, a manufacturer of specialty vegetable fats and oils, has announced the opening of its newest Customer Innovation Center.

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