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BRF has sold its final Argentina asset Campo Austral

BRF sells off final Argentina asset

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian meat processor BRF has concluded the sale of its Argentina-based subsidiary Campo Austral for US$35.5m.

Allulose can be used to reduce or replace sugar in everything from ice cream, beverages, and yogurt to baked products.  Image © Getty Images / udra

Ingredion launches allulose for the Americas

By Stephen Daniells

Ingredient giant Ingredion has partnered with Matsutani Chemical Industry Co. to bring the rare sugar allulose to the Americas and aid sugar reduction efforts for food and beverage manufacturers.

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FrieslandCampina Ingredients opens a new São Paulo office

By Stephen Daniells

Dairy giant FrieslandCampina Ingredients is aiming to capitalize more effectively on the growing demand for high-quality ingredients in Latin America with its new new sales office in São Paulo, Brazil.

Ninho UHT milks have been packaged in combiblocMidi 1000ml and Molico milks in both 1000ml and 500ml convenience carton formats, at the plant in Nestlé Sul, Brazil, since March.

SIG expands global Nestlé partnership to Brazil

By Stephen Daniells

With Brazilian consumers looking for packaging formats and volumes to help avoid food waste, SIG has expanded its partnership with Nestlé to roll out new flexible filling lines in the Latin American country.

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Colombia approves non-GMO Reb D stevia from Sweegen-Ingredion

By Stephen Daniells

The Colombian Secretary of State for Agriculture and Procurement (SEAB) has approved non-GMO Reb D sweetener derived from the stevia leaf for use as a tabletop sweetener and added to food and beverages.

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SGS Peru achieves ISO 17065 Accreditation

By Stephen Daniells

SGS Perú achieved ISO17065 accreditation by INCAL via the IFFO RS Standard V2.0, thereby reaffirming the robustness, credibility and good representation of the aquaculture value chain.

Enhancing cacao production through regenerative agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture, Part III

Enhancing cacao production through regenerative agriculture

By Simon Pitman

Regenerative farming is said to enhance crops and make the most of limited land resources while reducing the use of chemicals. In the third part of this series we look at how this translates into cacao production, and other crops.

Layn's Monk Fruit portfolio includes extracts, juice concentrates, and juice powders. Image  © Getty Images / chengyuzheng

Layn has high hopes for monk fruit for sugar reduction across LATAM

By Stephen Daniells

As consumers across LATAM increasingly seek out low- or no-sugar alternatives to their favorite food and beverages, Layn is excited by the potential of the region and expects to introduce new sweeteners as and when regulatory approval is attained.

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade crops

Regenerative Agriculture Part II

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade crops

By Simon Pitman

Regenerative agriculture is slowly making inroads into the consumer mindset but still remains a mystery to most. To get to grips with the concept this article takes a look at the most important element: the soil.

Costa Rica regenerative farm project paves the way for better crops

Regenerative Agriculture Part I

Costa Rica regenerative farm paves the way for better crops

By Simon Pitman

The rise and rise of the organic and naturals trend in the food and health and wellness industry is putting increasing pressure on farmers to produce pesticide-free, sustainable and efficient crops for raw materials.

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Dispatches from Fi South America

The top 5 trends from Fi South America 2018

By Stephen Daniells

From clean label to sugar and sodium reduction, a few trends resonated throughout the 2018 Fi South America expo in Sao Paulo. Here’s our take on what’s hot…