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  • Alternative Proteins Challenge Dairy Dominance The value of the sports nutrition market is set to grow by around 8% per year to reach over US$17 billion globally in 2021, according to Innova Market Insights’ forecasts. The mainstreaming of the market has led to a surge in interest in plant-based alternatives with the traditional dominance of whey and other dairy proteins [...]...
  • Natural and Brilliant – ADM Expands its Range of Colours Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the world’s leading suppliers for ingredients, has added new colours to its product range: firstly, micronized colour powders made from colouring foodstuffs; secondly, paprika extract for particularly vibrant shades of orange.  The new micronized colour powders from ADM are made up of particles that are much smaller than conventional colour [...]...
  • Construction Starts on €40 Million Betaine Plant in Austria The fruit, starch and sugar group AGRANA is constructing a betaine crystallisation plant at its sugar refinery in Tulln in Austria under a joint venture with Amalgamated Sugar, the second-largest sugar beet producer in the USA. The new plant, entailing the investment of around €40 million, will take a year to construct. AGRANA has been processing [...]...
  • Cargill Launches World’s First Coatings and Fillings Using Sustainably Sourced Coconut Oil Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business is the first company to use Rainforest Alliance Certified coconut oil sourced through a mass balance* model as an ingredient in its coatings and fillings – responding to consumers’ growing demands for sustainably sourced ingredients. Inge Demeyere, managing director of Cargill’s chocolate activities in Europe explains the thinking behind this development: “The demand from consumers [...]...
  • Finns Rank Valio as Most Sustainable Brand For the 6th Time Valio is the most sustainable brand in Finland for the sixth consecutive year, if you ask consumers. The 2019 Sustainable Brand Index survey measured the sustainability of European and Finnish brands. According to the consumers participating in the survey, the best things about Valio are its Finnish milk, its attention to animal welfare, and its environmentally [...]...

Kerry Group to Expand its Sweet Ingredients and Flavours Business

    Kerry Group to Expand its Sweet Ingredients and Flavours Business

Kerry, the global ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, is acquiring SuCrest to significantly expanding its sweet ingredients and flavours business in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. SuCrest, with production and product development facilities located in Hochheim, Germany and Vitebsk, Belarus and a SuCrest sales representative office in Moscow, is a leading […]

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PureCircle Expands European Presence

    PureCircle Expands European Presence

Malaysia-based PureCircle, the world’s leading producer and marketer of high purity stevia products, is significantly expanding its European presence with the opening of a new European headquarters in London and the signing of a UK distribution agreement with Prinova Europe (formerly known as Premium Ingredients International).
 
With European approval for high purity stevia ingredients expected by […]

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Fonterra and First Milk Form Whey Joint Venture

    Fonterra and First Milk Form Whey Joint Venture

New Zealand-based Fonterra and UK-based First Milk have established a strategic joint venture to produce premium whey proteins for Fonterra’s growing food ingredients business. The two dairy farmer co-operatives will combine their intellectual property and industry expertise to add value to the whey streams at First Milk’s Lake District creamery in Cumbria, England.
 
First Milk supplies […]

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Cargill’s Provides $2.2 Million Boost to Farmers’ Incomes

    Cargill’s Provides $2.2 Million Boost to Farmers’ Incomes

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has made the second of its annual sustainable certified cocoa premium payments, which total over $2.2 million, to 26,500 farmers across 21 co-operatives in Cote d’Ivoire. The substantial payments mark another step in Cargill’s commitment to build a sustainable cocoa supply chain and support cocoa farmers.
 
Over 50% of the payments […]

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Research Finds Probiotic Bacteria Lessen Depression

    Research Finds Probiotic Bacteria Lessen Depression

Probiotic bacteria have the potential to alter brain neurochemistry and treat anxiety and depression-related disorders, according to research just published in the prestigious international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.
 
The research, carried out by Dr Javier Bravo, and Professor John Cryan at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) in University College Cork in […]

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IFF Further Expands Caplock Capacity at UK Facility

    IFF Further Expands Caplock Capacity at UK Facility

International Flavors & Fragrances is to further expand its Caplock production line at its European Centre of Excellence for Flavor Delivery Systems and Encapsulation in Haverhill, UK. This increased capacity of the advanced flavour encapsulation system further builds on the company’s prior strategic investments into the same technology at this facility, totaling approximately $10 million.
 
“The […]

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Frutarom Acquires Aromco For $25 Million

    Frutarom Acquires Aromco For $25 Million

Frutarom Industries has strengthened its position within the international flavours and specialty fine ingredients market with the acquisition of UK-based Aromco for $25m (£15m) in cash. The deal marks Frutarom’s fourth acquisition in the flavours sector since the beginning of 2011.
 
Aromco develops, manufactures and markets flavours for the beverage, dairy, confectionary, bakery and savoury markets, […]

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British Blackberries Ripe to Eat Now

2011 has been the year of great British summer eating fruits and it is a trend that is set to continue with the arrival of fantastic eating varieties of blackberries.
The wild blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), known by many as a bramble fruit and usually gathered from hedgerows, has undergone a transformation in flavour due to cross […]

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LycoRed Boosts Health & Flavor with Natural Salt-Enhancement Ingredient

LycoRed, Israel, introduces LycoRed SANTE – a patented and natural tomato concentrate designed to successfully enhance taste and flavor, in place of artificial flavor components or flavor enhancers. SANTE can be used for salt taste enhancement and reduction of expensive, flavor components in food products.
For centuries chefs and food technologists have added tomatoes to a […]

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Cargill’s Cocoa Farmer Training Introduced in Cameroon

    Cargill’s Cocoa Farmer Training Introduced in Cameroon

Farmer co-operatives in Cote d’Ivoire are benefiting from average yield improvements of nearly 50%, a 30% reduction in major pest problems and quality improvements in bean fermentation as a result of Cargill’s farmer training to support sustainable cocoa production and certification. Following on from the success of these pilot co-operatives, the training programme is being […]

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Kerry Group Looks to Acquire Cargill’s Global Flavours Business

    Kerry Group Looks to Acquire Cargill’s Global Flavours Business

Kerry Group, the Irish and international ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, is in exclusive discussion with Cargill regarding the acquisition of the US giant’s global flavours business.
Cargill Flavor Systems has well established international flavour technology development expertise serving a global customer base through provision of flavour ingredients and flavour systems for beverage, dairy, sweet […]

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Ireland: Kerry Group In Talks To Acquire Cargill’s Flavours Business

Kerry Group is in talks to buy the US agribusiness giant Cargill’s flavours unit, the company said on Friday, as it expands further into the higher-margin ingredients sector. The talks are expected to last between four and six weeks, but neither company commented on the value of the acquisition, which would add around 700 employees […]

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Cargill launches new snack food

Cargill has launched Griddle Bakes cakes, a new breakfast and snack food at the School Nutrition Association 2011 Conference in Nashville. The cakes, which have been made by Cargill Kitchen Solutions, have been launched under the company’s Sunny Fresh brand of breakfast products.
Griddle Bakes pre-cooked quick bread breakfast or snack cakes have excellent nutritional value, […]

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Taking the nutraceuticals industry by storm: Attendance at Vitafoods Europe and FPE 2011 grows by over 25%

The nutraceuticals, functional food & drinks and dietary supplements market was thriving with innovation and discussion recently as Vitafoods Europe and Finished Products Expo took place at Geneva Palexpo. With more than 10,300 attendees – a 27% growth on 2010 – the 2011 editions of Vitafoods Europe and FPE were the busiest yet. They welcomed […]

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Pecan Deluxe can help in-store bakeries keep pace with consumer trends

The in-store baking industry is one of the fastest growing bakery sectors in Europe and leading innovative inclusions specialists Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) Ltd, has extended its eye-catching range of products to help it respond to retailers’ demands for more innovative ingredients.
This booming market is fast becoming recognised for its creativity and eye-catching bakery counters […]

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CANADA: Bakkavor opens prepared foods plant

UK-based own-label supplier Bakkavor has opened its first factory in Canada.
The 70,000 sq ft plant, based in the town of Cobourg in Ontario, has started to supply one of Canada’s “largest grocery retailers”, Bakkavor said. The company declined to name the retail customer.
Products made at the factory include Italian and Asian meals, soups and side […]

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Nestle Partners With King’s College London on Food and Gene Research

    Nestle Partners With King’s College London on Food and Gene Research

The Nestle Research Center in Switzerland will collaborate with King’s College London on a joint research project into the relationship between food and genes. Due to begin later this year, the six-month project will examine the interactions between genes and food ingredients, and how they can affect human health.
It will look at how our genes […]

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Oxidation Management System Solutions at IFT 2011 Expo

    Oxidation Management System Solutions at IFT 2011 Expo

Vitiva, Slovenia, will highlight its Oxidation Management System solutions at the IFT 2011 Food Expo in New Orleans, PLThomas booth #4329. The showcase will include SyneRO®, AquaROX® and INOLENS® brands of natural antioxidants and ORAC boosters demonstrated in a variety of sweet and savoury creations.
 SyneROX® 4, developed for complete anti-rancidity protection of full-fat milk powders, […]

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Anlit wins Top VitaFoods Award

Anlit Advanced Nutrition supplements, Israel, won a top ‘VitaFoods 2011 Tasting Bar at FPE award’ for the “Tastiest Finished Product” on exhibit at the Finished Products Expo. The convention ran from the 22nd May – 24th May in Geneva.
Anlit, in collaboration with Ingredia Nutritional, France, developed “Sweet Dreams,” an advanced supplement format designed to help […]

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Tnuva increases the milk market with children’s Milk V

Tnuva, Israel, has launched Milk V for children. With double the calcium content — the highest level in the Israeli market  — and increased levels of vitamin D, Milk V relies on the unique CapsuDar® vitamin D solution provided by LycoRed, Israel, which was involved in the development of the product.
 
Tnuva, the leading dairy […]

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Caterers Choice Add ‘Raisin Duo’ to Product List

Caterers Choice have recently added Azestia ‘Raisin Duo’ snack packs to their product list. Other products on the Caterers Choice website include, canned fish, canned vegetables, canned fruit, sauces and flour based mixes.
  The Raisin Duo packs contain succulent California natural, golden raisins and are being introduced into the educational sector. The snack bags are […]

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Lactosan A/S Cheese Powder Research – Successful.

 What are Cheese Powders? Cheese Powders are made from cheese, water and melting salt which are melted, pasteurized and spray-dried. When it comes to the question of ‘what are the different components of Cheese Powders and the features which characterize the odour, taste and flavour profiles of cheese,’ then we have no previous investigations to […]

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Vitiva Opens Central Sales Office in Germany

Vitiva, Slovenia, opens its new, key sales office in Southern Germany, in response to the growing regional market demand for Vitiva’s natural total food-protection and food-enhancement customized ingredient systems. Norbert Huber has taken the position of Area Sales Manager and will lead Vitiva’s operation in Germany, Austria and part of Switzerland.
In addition to Vitiva’s significant […]

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Marine Ingredients – The Next Wave in Functional Food Innovation?

  Marine Ingredients – The Next Wave in Functional Food Innovation?

In 2010 the functional food market was worth $24 billion and it is growing by approximately 14% per annum. In the last five years the number of new product introductions carrying a specific functional health claim (such as heart, eye, bone and gut health), has more than doubled. Food and drink companies are increasingly driven […]

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Tate & Lyle Launches First Fruit-based Calorie-free Sweetening Solution

  Tate & Lyle Launches First Fruit-based Calorie-free Sweetening Solution

Tate & Lyle has entered into a five-year strategic partnership agreement with New Zealand-based BioVittoria for the exclusive global marketing and distribution rights for BioVittoria’s monk fruit. The only fruit-based calorie-free sweetening ingredient available today, natural monk fruit extract is a means to reduce sugar and calories in foods and beverages.
The agreement expands Tate & […]

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EPAX RECOGNISED WITH OMEGA-3 AWARD FROM FRIEND OF THE SEA

 
AALESUND, Norway (May 3, 2011) – EPAX AS, a leading global supplier of marine-derived EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids, announced today that it is the recipient of this year’s Friend of the Sea (FOS) Award in the omega-3 category.  The recognition is largely the result of EPAX’s commitment to source from approved, sustainable fisheries and its […]

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Think Orange, Naturally – New Natural Beta-Carotene 1% CWS Colour

  Think Orange, Naturally – New Natural Beta-Carotene 1% CWS Colour

LycoRed has announced its latest formulation for natural beta-carotene colour, Lyc-O-Beta 1% CWS. Lyc-O-Beta is an innovative, natural beta-carotene colour in powder form, designed to instantly dissolve when mixed with cold water. It is suitable for use in a variety of applications such as beverages, dairy, bakery and confectionery.
Lyc-o-Beta’s formulation not only provides a natural […]

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Strong Performance By Carbery Group

Ireland-based international food ingredients manufacturer Carbery Group has reported a 22% rise in turnover to Eur224.3m in 2010. The group benefited from stronger consumer demand for nutritional based food and beverages in key overseas markets, continued recovery of global dairy prices in 2010 and successful positioning in new regions. Pre-tax profit increased to Eur6.8m from […]

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Vitafoods Europe and Finished Products Expo draw in record exhibitor numbers

It’s just under seven weeks until Vitafoods Europe and Finished Products Expo open their doors to visitors, and both shows are on course to be the biggest yet. Vitafoods Europe will host more than 500 exhibitors whilst over 100 companies will be exhibiting at Finished Products Expo. 
And that’s not all. This year the events will […]

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Vitafoods Europe to host exclusive roundtable event for the first time

Vitafoods Europe, the global nutraceuticals event, will play host to an exclusive business roundtable for the first time ever at this year’s show.
Featuring speakers from some of the world’s major product, retail and food research companies, the invite-only roundtable will cover topics including the ease-of-use for health supplements and how best to achieve commercial success […]

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WWF to speak at Vitafoods Europe

The organisers behind Vitafoods Europe have announced an exciting high profile addition to the speaker line-up at this year’s Supplier Seminar Theatre. Nina Jensen, Conservation Director for the World Wide Fund for Nature in Norway, will speak on ‘Sustainable Management of Krill in the Southern Ocean’ on behalf of integrated biotechnology company, Aker Biomarine.
Aker BioMarine […]

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Univar builds state-of-the-art ‘White Room’

Brussels, Belgium – 12th April 2011 –
Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that it is building a new facility to expand its white oils handling and distribution capabilities. The investment will enable Univar to better service an extended agreement to distribute ExxonMobil’s white oil brands Marcol and Primol across Europe, the Middle East […]

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Anlit will launch Supplement for Children with Lactium® at VITAFOODS 2011

Anlit Advanced Nutrition, Israel, in close collaboration with Ingredia Nutritional, France, has developed “Sweet Dreams” an advanced supplement format designed for children age 1-14 to sleep better during the night. “Sweet Dreams” are sugar-free, vanilla-flavored bears containing Lactium®. It will be launched at VitaFoods in Geneva, Booth # 2027 and also showcased at Ingredia Nutritional […]

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Evolva to Expand Nutritional Ingredients Portfolio With Abunda Acquisition

  Evolva to Expand Nutritional Ingredients Portfolio With Abunda Acquisition

Evolva, the Swiss pharmaceutical group, is expanding its innovative nutritional ingredients portfolio with the acquisition of R&D partner Abunda Nutrition, the US food ingredients business. Evolva and San Francisco-based Abunda have collaborated on the development of Abunda’s next-generation nutritional ingredients since 2009.
One part of this collaboration, using Evolva’s proprietary technology, succeeded in making the key […]

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Cargill Upgrades French Flavours Plant

  Cargill Upgrades French Flavours Plant

Cargill, the US-based food and agriculture group, has made a significant investment in its liquid flavour blending plant at its production facility in Grasse, France. The redevelopment has resulted in increased efficiencies in production flow.
The newly-designed plant, which will be opened officially on 29th April, offers improved flexibility for customers, as well as ensuring consistent, […]

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Cater Link wins the Primary Education 2011 Healthy Schools’ Caterer competition with California Raisins

All the entries for the 2011 Healthy Schools’ Caterer competition have now been judged and Cater Link has been chosen from the many entries as the overall winner in the Primary Schools section of the competition.   
California Raisins has been running this competition for 6 years and since the competition began, hundreds of caterers from […]

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Nordzucker and PureCircle Form European Steviasucrose Joint Venture

  Nordzucker and PureCircle Form European Steviasucrose Joint Venture

Nordzucker, Europe´s second biggest sugar producer, and PureCircle of Malaysia, have formed a joint venture, NP Sweet, for the development and marketing of products that combine the natural benefits of both sugar and stevia to meet the fast growing requirements for reduced calorie naturally sweet applications from food and beverage manufacturers across Northern and Eastern […]

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KaliSel – the K+S KALI GmbH Food Grade Potassium Chloride

The high-purity, food-grade potassium chloride produced by K+S KALI
GmbH is called “KaliSel”. This brand name will be used to market potassium
chloride KCl FCC, FAO, WHO, E 508 in its already proven, excellent
quality.

 
KaliSel is high-purity potassium chloride (KCl) from natural sources. In many
segments of the food industry KCl is used as a substitute for sodium chloride
(NaCl), […]

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Exciting Soy solutions

Solbar will present a wide range of products for the dietary supplement, health and wellness markets.

Solbar will highlight its state-of-the-art soy isoflavone extracts, which offer the women’s health therapeutics market a safer Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). Solbar integrates its isoflavones into the development of alternative relief solutions to menopause and osteoporosis.
Solbar’s isoflavones are produced in […]

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FRESH BREAD MAKES THE BEST SANDWICHES – THAT’S THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF IT!

Most consumers would agree that for any sandwich to be really memorable, the bread must be fresh. Brown or white, loaf or bap, plain or fancy bread ‘with bits in’, everyone has a personal preference which become significant markers in the sandwich rating along with the actual sandwich filling. But the top and bottom of […]

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David Jukes Named President of Univar Europe

REDMOND, Wash. and BRUSSELS, Belgium – 24 January 2011 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that David Jukes has been promoted to President of Univar Europe. He replaces John van Osch who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.
 
Mr. Jukes has spent much of his career in global distribution, living […]

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Strategic Partnership between Vitiva and Savannah in South Africa

Vitiva, Slovenia, has announced strategic partnership with renowned South African ingredient supplier Savannah Fine Chemicals, situated in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to promote Vitiva’s advanced Oxidation Management System rosemary-based portfolio in the South African market.
 
“Our alliance strategy is to assist South African manufactures with effective, tailor-made solutions for oxidation management and shelf-life extension that […]

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EFSA Article 14: Positive Opinion for Oat Beta-Glucan

  EFSA Article 14: Positive Opinion for Oat Beta-Glucan

A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its positive opinion on a disease risk reduction health claim dossier for oat beta-glucan on 8. December 2010, following an application from CreaNutrition AG submitted pursuant to Article 14 of the EC regulation on nutrition and health claims.
According to the positive opinion of the EFSA […]

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Cargill Receives Award For Supporting Cocoa Farmers

  Cargill Receives Award For Supporting Cocoa Farmers

Cargill’s work to improve livelihoods for cocoa farmers and their families in Africa, Asia and South America has earned it the US Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) 2010 International Community Service award. The award coincides with 21 cooperatives in Cote d’Ivoire, with over 11,000 farmer members, achieving independent sustainable cocoa certification as a result […]

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Expanded Horizons for Vitiva’s Rosemary Portfolio

  Expanded Horizons for Vitiva’s Rosemary Portfolio

Vitiva, Slovenia, is proud  to announce that the rosemary extracts sold under VivOX®, INOLENS® and SyneROX® brands, are in compliance with the new legislation under EU directives 2010/ 67/ EU and 2010/ 69/ EU , which define purity criteria and application range for rosemary extracts as antioxidants.
”Adding rosemary extract to approved food additives in the […]

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Hi expectations brings Hi rewards in 2010

  Hi expectations brings Hi rewards in 2010

The expectation that taking Health ingredients Europe and Natural ingredients 2010 to Spain would alter the landscape of the show, certainly paid off according to Greg Cherry, UBM portfolio director: “We have never before had such a wide geographic spread, both terms of visitors and exhibitors, making it a truly global show.”
Daniel Read, Head of […]

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American rice and food service in the Public Sector

  American rice and food service in the Public Sector

The USA Rice Federation took a stand alongside one of the largest importers of US Rice into the UK at the exhibition ‘Catering for the Public Sector’, at The Barbican London, in November
This was a conference and exhibition aimed at food service procurement in government, and local government run organisations.
Over 200 delegates from all over […]

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Kerry Demonstrates Chocolate Expertise at ZDS Chocolate Technology International 2010

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours is highlighting its chocolate expertise alongside its increasing focus on the German confectionery market on Stand 8B at ZDS Chocolate Technology 2010, which is being held at Congress-Centrum Nord, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany between 7-9 December, 2010.
Application and technology samples will feature on the Kerry stand, demonstrating the company’s ability to provide […]

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