Cargill Inc. announced that it is selling its Brazilian juice
operations, which include four citrus production farms, two processing plants,
fruit supply agreements and related assets, to two Brazilian companies — Citrosuco
and Cutrale — in separate transactions. Cargill plans to continue to serve its
worldwide juice customers with Brazilian-origin citrus products from Citrosuco
and Cutrale — all parties have agreed to honor the supply agreements with the
fruit suppliers. The company says this repositioning will allow Cargill to strengthen
and expand its presence in the global market for value-added juices and beverages.
California Custom Fruits and Flavors, Irwindale, Calif., announced that Jack
Miller came on board as director of
operations. In this position, Miller will oversee manufacturing, quality
assurance and warehousing, helping California Custom Fruits and Flavors
with its recent expansion.
Nutrinova, the patent
holder of acesulfame K (Ace K), said that it reached a settlement with Kaltron Pettibon, which was allegedly infringing on its patent by importing
and selling into the United States Ace K that was made in China. Kaltron
Pettibon has agreed to stop importing and selling Ace K manufactured by the
Chinese supplier. Zhangjiagang Hope Chemicals
Co. Ltd. and any other Ace K known to be
made by a process that infringes on Nutrinova’s U.S. patent.
U.S. Flavors & Fragrances, Wauconda, Ill., announced the sale of its fragrance business to Orchidia, a wholly owned
subsidiary of FlavorChem. The sale of its flavor business positions USF&F to focus on
continued expansion in the flavor markets that it serves. To service its
growing flavor business, USF&F also expanded its facility this year
with construction of new applications and flavor
creation labs and increased manufacturing capacity.
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