Arla Foods Ingredients, The International Probiotics Association Europe (IPA Europe), Spiroflow Holdings Inc. and DuPont Nutrition & Health have announced new initiatives, partnerships and acquisitions in an effort to better promote both consumer and brand awareness while expanding industry’s reach.
Arla Foods Ingredients published its first independent CSR report, which revealed its participation in a new ethical initiative to create affordable and nutritious food solutions for low-income families in Ethiopia. The initiative is called the GAIN Nordic Partnership and is driven by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), in cooperation with businesses from across the food supply chain.
Also, IPA Europe conducted its first formal meeting as an association in Brussels. Representatives from Danone, Dupont, Yakult, Chr Hansen, Probi, Lallemand and the IPA were all present at the meeting. The creation of IPA EU reinforces the probiotic sector in Europe, bringing nearly 60 expert companies in the probiotic field under one recognized banner. A top priority of the IPA is to solve the regulatory deadlock presented to the industry in Europe.
Spiroflow Holdings Inc. announced the acquisition of Food Control Solutions Inc., a systems integration and automation company in the food industry, which took place April 1, 2015. Food Control Solutions, Impel Automation and Reflex Systems service customers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe and are now part of Spiroflow Automation Solutions Inc.
Finally, DuPont Nutrition & Health has launched “It’s What’s Inside," a new platform that reinforces the strength of the company’s offerings to customers and the food industry. The primary goal is to increase awareness of DuPont’s leadership in the food ingredients industry, and it will be used to promote the brand across all communications platforms.