August 2014

  Monthly archive

New Salmonella outbreak

A new outbreak of Salmonella poisoning has occurred this summer.

Melanie Brown caught up with Dr Mehmood Khan, Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer of PepsiCo Global R&D, who was the guest speaker at Campden BRI Day on 11th June. Dr Khan, who trained as a physician, joined PepsiCo in 2007 with a remit to fundamentally change the innovation process. His lecture described how this has been achieved by centralising control of R&D, recruiting outside the food and beverage sector, increasing the diversity of the senior management in terms of gender and ethnic background, increasing investment in R&D and looking to the crossover between disciplines for innovation. Investment in technology platforms rather than products has led to an accelerated growth rate.

Corporate engagement in water stewardship

Greg Koch, Director of Global Water Stewardship at The Coca Cola Company, explains the factors that have contributed to raising water up the corporate and political agenda and describes some examples of Coca Cola’s water stewardship initiatives.

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