Virginia Dare, Brooklyn, N.Y., and China’s We-e Flavors formed a joint venture to establish a new full service flavor company based in Shanghai.

DuPont, Wilmington, Del., combined three of its food-related units (Danisco, Solae and Qualicon) into one business called DuPont Nutrition & Health.

Flavorchem Corp., Downers Grove, Ill., a supplier of flavor and color product solutions for the dairy industry said it achieved SQF Level 3, the highest level of certification. Safe Quality Food is a global safety and quality management certification system.

FMC Corp., Philadelphia, acquired pectin-related intellectual property developed by Vigido AG, a subsidiary of UniPektin Ingredients AG and the former exclusive marketer of the pectin products of Pectine Italia S.p.A.

Blue Diamond, Sacramento, Calif., opened a 6,500 square-foot Almond Innovation Center. The company said it is the world’s only research center dedicated to designing cutting-edge almond products.

Packaging solutions supplier tna, Birmingham, England, opened a manufacturing hub in Birmingham. The site provides a logistical base for the company’s sales, technical service and project management capabilities in Europe.