Category: Food and beverage manufacturing

Company offering upcycled ingredients closes on $22 million funding round

Read the full story in Food Business News.

Comet Bio, which uses its patented upcycling technology to produce ingredients, has completed a Series C funding round with an initial close of $22 million. Open Prairie, a private equity management fund based in Effingham, Ill., led the round. Other investors included Louis Dreyfus Co., BDC Capital and existing investor Sofinnova Partners.

Gerber expands sustainability goals to test potential nutritional benefits of regenerative agriculture, further reduce carbon emissions

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

Childhood nutrition giant Gerber is teaming with the Rodale Institute and Michigan State University to test whether more sustainably grown food is not only better for the earth, but also for children, as part of an ambitious, multi-prong commitment to reduce carbon emissions announced today.

Ammonia leak causes Wheeling pizza factory evacuation

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.

An ammonia leak caused the evacuation of a pizza factory in Wheeling Saturday and three people were treated for minor health concerns, fire officials said.

Decarbonisation Road Map for the European Food and drink Manufacturing Sector: A Report for FoodDrinkEurope

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This roadmap has been developed by Ricardo Energy & Environment on behalf of FoodDrinkEurope. It assesses the climate impact of the European food and drink manufacturing sector, and sets out some of the available pathways for decarbonisation to net zero by 2050. The roadmap highlights the many opportunities that are available to the sector, whilst also discussing the numerous challenges and barriers that will need to be overcome.

From plastic waste to vanilla flavouring

Read the full story at Packaging Europe.

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have devised a novel way of tackling the issue of plastic pollution by using bacteria to transform plastic waste into vanilla flavouring.

‘Sustainability is a must-have rather than a differentiator’: Kerry points to rising wave of sustainably-minded consumers

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

Taste and nutrition company Kerry has conducted new research into consumer expectations around sustainability in the food and beverage sector. The ‘really surprising results’ are in: Consumers ‘positioned sustainability as a must-have rather than a differentiator’.

Boulder County launches innovative pilot to reduce packaging pollution

Read the news release at Waste360.

With support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Boulder County has launched a pilot program to decrease environmental impacts associated with food and beverage packaging. The Boulder County Food & Beverage Pollution-Reduced Packaging Pilot will support manufacturers as they transition to pollution-reduced and sustainable packaging formats.

Design is helping new age chewing gum stand out from its plastic predecessors

Read the full story at Design Week.

As chewers wise up to the plastic content in conventional gums, we speak to the designers in charge of defining a new visual language for the sector.

Unilever makes sustainability its business

Read the full story at Progressive Grocer.

How innovative products and processes and changed conversations with retailers are helping one of the world’s largest CPG companies change the world.

FOG National Reference Resource Guide

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The FOG National Reference Resource Guide is a “one-stop” shop to learn about Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG), its value as a resource, its problems in sewer conveyance lines, its contribution to sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), its cost of treatment, and how a municipality can establish or enhance a FOG Abatement program. 

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