Food Ingredients News

Coca-Cola has rolled out no-sugar, no-calorie Zero Sugar option in US

27 Jul 2016 --- Coca-Cola is promising the same taste as regular Coke, as it officially launches a replacement for Coca-Cola Zero with its innovative “better-tasting” recipe in the US, which will now be called Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.

Granola and chips named as top summer snacks, says General Mills

26 Jul 2017 --- A General Mills survey examining the snacking trends of the summer shows that favorite foods differ by region, with American’s most preferred snacks varying greatly from coast-to-coast. General Mills and Box Tops for Education – a program which offers an on-pack coupon scheme, where shoppers can earn funds for their local schools – surveyed almost one thousand US parents. The aim was to identify which activities and snacks families are enjoying this summer. 

Fiberstar develops citrus fiber for tomato-based applications

26 Jul 2017 --- Fiberstar Inc. has launched Citri-Fi 125, a natural citrus fiber used to improve tomato-based food products by replacing starches and gums in sauces, condiments and spreads. Today, more than ever, consumers connect ingredients to the foods they eat by reading food labels. As a result, consumers expect recognizable, short and transparent labels, which are driving the need for clean label ingredients.

Bunge’s first rapeseed export en route to Europe

25 Jul 2017 --- Bunge’s operations include originating oilseeds and grains from the world's primary growing regions and transporting them to customers worldwide – but this is the first time rapeseed exports have been shipped from Australia to Europe. 

New Ingredion clean label viscosifier improves yield in meat

25 Jul 2017 --- Ingredion has launched a new clean label, potato-based functional native starch for cost-sensitive meat applications. NOVATION Uno 190 starch enables manufacturers to improve yield by 10-20% thereby delivering significant cost savings.

Plant-based Impossible Burger expands in Northern California

24 Jul 2017 --- Umami Burger introduces the Impossible Burger to its Northern California locations in partnership with Impossible Foods on Friday, July 21, becoming the first better burger restaurant group to feature the famous plant-based burger in the Bay Area. Successfully debuting at nine of Umami Burger's Los Angeles stores in Spring 2017, the popular Impossible Burger will expand to restaurants in Soma, Marina, Oakland and Palo Alto.

Fonterra eyes opportunities in cream cheese innovation

21 Jul 2017 --- Fonterra has announced plans for two new cream cheese plants at its Darfield site in Canterbury.

Arla says new Codex standard will “spark permeate market into life”

21 Jul 2017 --- The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been given a warm welcome by Arla Foods Ingredients.

Mondelez ahead of schedule on achieving 2020 sustainability targets

21 Jul 2017 --- Portion control, increasing the use of whole grains and including calories on front-of-pack labels are among the goals achieved by Mondelez International which is on target to meet its sustainability and impact targets for 2020. 

UK: GSK plans Horlicks sale and manufacturing site shut down

20 Jul 2017 --- GlaxoSmithKline intends to sell its Horlicks brand in the UK and is proposing to close the malted-drink manufacturing site as well as dumping the MaxiNutrition brand in Britain.

Unilever reports profitable growth overall, despite dip in spreads

20 Jul 2017 --- Unilever has announced its results for the first half of 2017, which shows profitable growth ahead of the market, driven by Connected 4 Growth change program, despite challenges in the market and a decline in spreads. 

DuPont bakery blends meets clean label demands with one-size-fits-all strategy

19 Jul 2017 --- DuPont Nutrition & Health is looking to meet the current demand for clean label products by offering bakeries its new Grindsted Freedom range of product blends to solve the challenges created by cleaner label strategies. The range, a combination of DuPont Danisco’s product portfolio and bakery experience, provides access to a breadth of ingredients like enzymes and emulsifiers while partnering with one supplier and one solution.

GNT brings coloring foods to savory market

19 Jul 2017 --- The GNT Group has launched the first complete and truly natural color range for savory products, the leading global provider of Coloring Foods is creating another milestone. The new EXBERRY Savory Solutions are ideal to give any desired shade to all types of applications in the segment, while offering excellent performance and easy handling. Servicing this additional market worth more than €220 billion worldwide, the company is further reinforcing its position in the field.

Sugar reduction no longer a trend, it’s the norm - alternatives & research

19 Jul 2017 --- One of the most striking international phenomenons in recent years is how consumer attitudes have changed towards sugar. In the food and drink industry, reducing sugar content, swapping out the white stuff for sweeteners and natural alternatives has become top priority for food innovators and manufacturers the world over and across countless applications. You can read part one of this report here

Major vanilla partnership project launched to benefit 3,000 Madagascan farmers

19 Jul 2017 --- Firmenich, together with Danone and Mars, through the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming (Livelihoods 3F), is investing in a large-scale, innovative vanilla farming model in Madagascar. Together with Prova and NGOs, Firmenich, Danone and Mars are building a resilient vanilla supply chain in Madagascar involving 3,000 vanilla producers. The project aims to increase farmer’s food security and triple their revenues, while providing high-quality, sustainable and fully traceable vanilla over a 10-year span. 

Could Corbion’s newest antimicrobial for meats be market’s most effective?

19 Jul 2017 ---- Corbion has introduced Verdad Opti Powder N70, an antimicrobial solution that delivers the functionality and attributes most important to processors of uncured meat products, without the drawbacks of competing solutions. 

Sugar reduction no longer a trend, it’s the norm – the market

18 Jul 2017 --- One of the most striking international phenomenons in recent years is how consumer attitudes have changed towards sugar. In the food and drink industry, reducing sugar content, swapping out the white stuff for sweeteners and natural alternatives has become top priority for food innovators and manufacturers the world over and across countless applications.

PureCircle breakthrough: stevia cocoa & vanilla flavor enhancers

18 Jul 2017 --- PureCircle have launched new stevia leaf-based flavor enhancers which are set to significantly augment both vanilla and cocoa flavors, enabling companies to produce products at a manageable price point.

Ingredion develops cost-effective nature-based plating agent

18 Jul 2017 --- Food scientists at Ingredion’s Idea Labs have unveiled N-ZORBIT 2144 DG plating agent, a high-capacity carrier that allows manufacturers to economically transform a wide variety of both oil and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients. 

Monoculture meadow created for biodiversity experiment

18 Jul 2017 --- As last month was recorded as the warmest June ever in many parts of the world and  2016 was the warmest year in the modern temperature record, scientists are becoming increasingly concerned that the planet is constantly heating up which will cause changes in biodiversity.