Retail egg rationing uses AI for ICL and Proterra plant-based solutions


November 25, 2022 — In industry news this week, Nestlé and L Catterton formed a partnership focused on the Fresh Prepared Foods industry. Danish Crown has announced its latest investment in a new bacon factory in the UK and strengthens its presence in Lesaffre, Australia. Meanwhile, Ecotone has become the world’s top-rated global food business in B Corp recertification, and a new report examines the cost of pork production in 17 countries.

In short: Business moves
UK supermarkets are limiting the number of eggs consumers can buy. big chains like Aldi, Asda, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons and Tesco Bird flu has hit producers hard, allowing customers to go home with just a few boxes of eggs. While other headwinds bite, such as high chicken feed prices and skyrocketing energy costs, farmers are seeking increased prices to make a living.

Nestlé and L Catterton‘s new partnership brings together Freshly and Kettle Cuisine, a producer of fresh traditional food for retail and foodservice customers. The combined company will focus on offering a wide range of fresh food products to customers in different geographies and channels. L Catterton will hold a majority stake and Nestlé will have a minority stake.

Nestlé It is focused on developing affordable food and beverages containing nutritious plant proteins to help people have an adequate and balanced diet. With this in mind, Nestlé has developed a powdered shelf-life plant-based protein blend to cost-effectively complement egg dishes in Latin America. People can replace some eggs with nutritious soy when cooking their favorite egg dishes.Nestlé has developed a powdered, shelf-stable, plant-based protein blend to complement their egg dishes.An alternative that results in equal amounts of protein and reductions in saturated fat and cholesterol at a lower cost compared to using more eggs instead. The product is fortified with iron to address one of its primary micronutrient deficiencies. It is versatile for many dishes such as scrambled eggs, omelets or baking.

Danish Crown Rochdale has revealed that it has made a significant investment in a new UK processing facility, offering high quality, traceable pork products more sustainably produced and providing a critical supply of bacon to the UK market. Danish Crown will invest more than £100 million (US$121 million) in the processing plant, which will use processing technology to slice and package bacon and tamarind produced to UK welfare and food safety standards. Production is expected to begin in the second half of 2023 and will produce more than 900 metric tons of bacon and backgammon per week when the facility is fully operational.

ICL Food Specialties joined forces with Protera Biosciencesis an AI-driven food technology startup and designer of new proteins used to develop sustainable, highly functional protein-based ingredients for food manufacturers. The partnership follows ICL’s investment in Protera in 2021 through the ICL Planet Startup Hub, which is ICL’s tool to invest in and collaborate with innovators in food technology and agricultural technology on a global basis. ICL and Protera will develop and commercialize sustainable protein-based ingredients using precision fermentation.

AAK purchased 100% of its shares. Arani Agro Petroleum Industry. The acquisition is in line with AAK’s strategy to expand geographically and increase its market share in India’s high-value specialty oils and fats market. Arani operates from the Kakinada Port on the southeast coast of India. AAK will increase capacity and efficiency at its manufacturing facility in the coming years. In addition, the investment will support the wider development of the region and AAK will expand its community impact and support program in India to the newly acquired AAK facility.


Lesaffre Australia Pacific He opened a molasses extraction facility at his production facility near Melbourne and made improvements to his bakery center in Mortlake Sydney, the showroom that educates customers, partners and employees in the art of bread making. For Lesaffre, strengthening its presence in the region demonstrates the group’s desire to expand its geographic footprint globally and to promote byproducts from its activities in the circular economy.Carob gum is a well-known ingredient in ice cream, thanks to its many functional properties.

hydrosol focuses on cost reduction amid high inflation and booming energy prices. The variable availability and price fluctuations in the raw material markets pose a major challenge for the food industry, according to the Germany-based expert on stabilization and texturing systems. The company works to find ways to reduce the cost of raw materials in stabilization systems and to develop new systems on this basis. An example is ice cream. Carob gum is a familiar ingredient here, thanks to its many functional properties. For example, it provides slow and gentle melting and prevents the formation of ice crystals. It also gives the ice cream a fuller mouthfeel and makes the ice cream creamier and “warmer”. Prices have dropped a bit after a big jump in the spring, but carob gum is still four times more expensive than it was a year or two ago.

In a nutshell: Sustainability efforts
ecotoneOperating in organic, plant-based and Fair Trade food, it has released its latest sustainability report and Food for Biodiversity action plan. The report coincides with Ecotone’s recertification of B Corp, making it the world’s highest-rated global food business with a score of 116.5 – surpassing the previous 91.7 score achieved in 2019. Average score for B Corp assessments is 50.9 and a minimum of 80 certifications.

this European Financial Reporting Advisory Group It has submitted to the European Commission the first draft of standards for mandatory sustainability reporting by large companies in the EU. This is important to consumers as it means companies must publish comprehensive and comparable information about their sustainability, from environmental impacts to workers’ rights. This will help investors and consumers invest and buy more sustainably and will contribute to the achievement of the EU’s sustainability goals.

In short: Other highlights
Board of Directors African Development Fund Approved a US$27.9 million grant to Ghana for the development of agricultural value chains in the Savannah region. Grant will increase The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board has released an annual report examining the cost of pork production in 17 countries.Climate-resistant corn, rice and soybean production supports the poultry value chain and creates jobs for women and youth. It will increase farmers’ incomes and support the nutrition of households, especially in more vulnerable households headed by women.

this Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board It has published an annual report examining the cost of pork production in 17 countries. Pig Production Cost in Selected Countries, updated with full year data from 2021, shows GB costs for indoor pigs increased by 20% to £1.79 (US$2.17) per kg. All EU countries experienced an increase in production costs compared to 2020, with the average cost up 6% on a pound basis to reach £1.50 (US$1.82) per kg dead weight. The UK reference price of £1.50 (US$1.82) per kg was 7% lower in 2021 than the previous year, resulting in negative full-year margins.

By Elizabeth Green

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