Food Ingredients News

ADM’s natural sweetening solution scoops “Most Innovative Food Ingredient” accolade

20 Nov 2017 --- Archer Daniels Midland Company has been awarded “most innovative food ingredient” for its natural sweetening solution, Fruit Up Fiber, at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards, which recognize best practices and innovation within the food manufacturing industry value chain.

Lesaffre acquires a majority interest in US bioscience-based Envera

20 Nov 2017 --- As part of its ongoing expansion strategy in nutrition and health, Lesaffre has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Envera, an innovative US bioscience-based company. Founded in 2004 by Michael L. Matheny, a long-time microbiologist entrepreneur and executive, Envera is a full solution provider in the field of microbiology. Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with experienced researchers, Envera develops specific microbial-based products for a range of applications. 

Bayn Europe signs framework agreement to enter sugar reduction market in China

20 Nov 2017 --- Bayn Europe AB has signed a strategic framework agreement with Kong Wua Group in China, outlining the establishment of an R&D center for sugar reduction and production of sugar replacer solutions. Through the outlined agreement, Bayn and Kong Wua will bring sugar replacer solution to the market to help tackle the sugar overconsumption social problems. 

Agrana Fruit CEO: Botanicals continue to grow, driven by need from millennials

20 Nov 2017 --- Agrana Fruit is established as a world market leader for fruit solutions for the dairy industry. The company does, however, have a much broader product portfolio and is also specialized in a wide range of diverse and innovative solutions for other categories and channels such as the ice cream, bakery and foodservice industries. Alongside a range of fruit solutions, Agrana Fruit is also a specialist in brown flavor preparations, preparations with inclusion ingredients, cereals and savory preparations.

Agricultural organizations call for EU-UK trade deal

17 Nov 2017 --- Trade in agri-commodities and food and drink products represents 11 percent of bilateral trade flows between the 27 EU member states and the UK. As a consequence of Brexit, unprecedented challenges and a high level of uncertainty prevail, according to Celcaa, Copa and Cogeca and FoodDrinkEurope, which are all calling for a comprehensive EU-UK trade deal. 

FDA issues GRAS No Objection Letter for Reb D sweetener

17 Nov 2017 --- SweeGen, Inc., a nature-based sweetener company, and Ingredion have jointly announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) No Objection Letter for BESTEVIA Rebaudioside D stevia leaf sweetener for use as a general-purpose, non-nutritive sweetener for foods and beverages.

Italian scientist brings “pasta power” climate solution to West Africa

17 Nov 2017 --- An Italian scientist’s idea has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security. 

Olam reports Q3 profit hike

16 Nov 2017 --- Olam's third-quarter net profit grows 17.5 percent to US$24.1m, according to financial results posted by the agri-business giant - despite facing tough trading conditions for coffee and headwinds and pressure on cocoa businesses.The supplier says it significantly improved financial and operating performance – Q3 2017: PATMI up 17.5 percent to US$24.1 million, while operational PATMI is up 17.1 percent to US$24.0 million on strong volume growth and improved operational performance across most segments.

Organic farming can contribute to global nutrition, says new study

16 Nov 2017 --- Organic farming can make an important contribution to world nutrition, according to a new study, which says that a global shift to organics can contribute to a sustainable food system when combined with other measures.

Bayn develops cloud-based platform for sugar reduction

16 Nov 2017 --- Bayn Europe AB has announced the development of SugarReduced, a cloud-based platform to catalyze food producer's R&D and accelerate market entry of sugar reduction. An initial prototype has been developed and launch plan is scheduled in 2020.

Fi Europe 2017: Reduction & Reformulation Innovation Awards – the nominees

20 Nov 2017 --- The Fi Europe Innovation Awards honors professionals and companies for their ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation, and for their contribution to the industry. With Fi Europe 2017 fast approaching, FoodIngredientsFirst takes a closer look at some of the award nominees for the Reduction & Reformulation Innovation Award. This award gives recognition to an organization or company that has developed the best solution (natural or synthetic) within the last two years for reducing salt, sugar or fat whilst maintaining flavor, texture and functionality of the ingredient replaced.

Palm oil buyers and producers take collective action to improve labor conditions

16 Nov 2017 --- Palm Oil buyers and producers are joining forces to improve labor conditions and improve the working conditions and livelihoods of workers across the wider palm oil supply chain in Indonesia.

Algaia launches next-generation seaweed extract for low-fat desserts

15 Nov 2017 --- Algaia S.A. has introduced Satialgine DVA, a next-generation seaweed extract ingredient for dairy and non-dairy desserts, to the market. This alginate line provides a uniquely rich and creamy texture in desserts such as low-fat dairy flans. The Satialgine line of alginate ingredients is designed to create a rich, creamy indulgent texture without the use of eggs or traditional additives. 

Symrise launches citrus essence oil replacers to address market challenges

15 Nov 2017 --- Symrise has announced the launch of a new series of citrus essence oil replacers, including certified organics. The fully sustainable products are designed to mimic the taste profile of citrus essence oils. 

Senomyx and Firmenich expand on Cool Program collaboration

15 Nov 2017 --- Senomyx, Inc., a company using proprietary taste science technologies to develop and commercialize novel flavor ingredients and natural high-intensity sweeteners, and Firmenich have announced the expansion of their Cool Program collaborative agreement. 

US: Moms Across America call for total glyphosate ban

14 Nov 2017 --- The campaign group Moms Across America is calling for controversial glyphosate – the active herbicide in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller used in commercialized agriculture all over the world – to be banned across the US.

Chobani announces US$21m research center in “Silicon Valley of food innovation”

14 Nov 2017 --- Yogurt maker Chobani is to set up a US$21 million research center in Idaho with the new facility due to be operational by next summer. Chobani, now the second largest yogurt maker in the US, was founded in 2005 when Hamdi Ulukaya bought a plant in the town of South Edmeston, New York, that was being closed by Kraft Foods.

Kalsec expands lab capabilities in Europe

14 Nov 2017 --- Natural spice and herb extract producer, Kalsec, has made significant investments in their European operations. A new laboratory with state-of-the-art analytical facilities has been installed at the Mildenhall, United Kingdom location. It is supported by the expansion of Kalsec’s first-class team with new technical experts.

AB InBev appoints new US chief

14 Nov 2017 --- Anheuser-Busch InBev has appointed Michel Doukeris as Zone President North America and CEO of Anheuser-Busch after João Castro Neves has stepped down from the role to pursue other opportunities following a long career with the brewing giant. 

IOI Loders Croklaan to debut healthier chocolate filling fat

14 Nov 2017 --- IOI Loders Croklaan is launching a “breakthrough” chocolate filling fat that reduces saturated fatty acid (SAFA) content by 30 percent while maintaining excellent texture stability and delivering a superior cool-melting effect.