Food Ingredients News

Symrise Launches New Asia-Pacific Innovation & Technology Centre

25 May 2017 --- Symrise AG unveiled its new Asia-Pacific Flavor Innovation and Technology Centre on 23 May 2017. It was officially opened by Dr Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO of Symrise AG.

Flavored Concepts Trending in Cider

25 May 2017 --- The global cider market surpassed 2.3 billion liters in 2016 and continued to enjoy volume growth in 2017. This was predominantly driven by vast growth in the key cider markets, the US and UK, and growth in upcoming markets such as Germany and Poland. 

DDW Launches Novel Natural Coloring in Powdered Form

24 May 2017 --- DDW, “The Color House,” introduces a food color powder derived from a purple corn hybrid cultivated in the US. The non-GM powder exhibits a deep purple surface shade; the appearance is vibrant red in an acidic aqueous system. 

Firmenich in Top 1% of Suppliers Ranked by Ecovadis for Sustainability

24 May 2017 --- For the third consecutive year, Firmenich received a Gold rating from EcoVadis, establishing the company among the top 1% of all suppliers assessed on their sustainability performance, as well as the leader in the Fragrance and Flavor industry.  

Snyder’s-Lance Launches “Snack Better” Variety Packs Based on Consumer Demands

24 May 2017 --- Advancing its mission to change the way America snacks, Snyder's-Lance, Inc. is introducing its first `snack better` multi-brand snack packs to meet specific consumer demands: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Premium and Small batch Kettle.

Joint Venture With Glanbia PLC’s Dairy Division Will Establish Glanbia Ireland

23 May 2017 --- Glanbia co-operative society’s shareholders have voted in favor of the proposal to establish a joint venture to be known as Glanbia Ireland and the deal is due to close in early July 2017. The approval came at an extraordinary general meeting that took place in Kilkenny on Monday.

McDonald's Unveils Change to Vanilla Soft Serve

23 May 2017 --- McDonald's USA have announced that its vanilla soft serve - featured in its popular vanilla cone, McCafé Shakes and McFlurry desserts - is made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. 

UK: Jamie Oliver and Sustain Launch Sugar Smart Campaign

23 May 2017 --- The alliance for better food and farming, Sustain, has joined forces with British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to launch a new campaign - Sugar Smart! - to support a mass reduction in sugar consumption.

Key Interview: FrieslandCampina Kievit Cracks Creaminess Code

22 May 2017 --- The subtleties and taste references for the perfect creamer are vastly diverse for every region across the world. FoodIngredientsFirst caught up with Luc Steenwelle, Product Group Manager Beverages Asia, FrieslandCampina Kievit, who explains how indulgence, premiumization and convenience are driving new product development trends in the Southeast Asian market as well as looking into what creaminess actually means to consumers of tea and coffee drinks. 

Special Report: Sugar Reduction, Whey and Organic Trending in Child-Friendly Foods

22 May 2017 --- Child-friendly foods often come under fire in the food industry. High on the agenda for most food manufacturers will be the continuous need for less sugar, particularly when it comes to the marketing of “junk food”. However, foods high in salt and fat are becoming particularly undesirable when it comes to choosing what to give to young family members. 

Clariant and Huntsman Merge to Form US$20 Billion Specialty Chemical Giant

22 May 2017 --- Two major chemical corporations, Swiss-based Clariant and US Huntsman Corporation have announced that both Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction - and the merged company will be called HuntsmanClariant. 

Planting Material Breakthrough Set to Increase Palm Oil Yields to the Highest Industry Levels

22 May 2017 ---  PT SMART Tbk (SMART), a subsidiary of Golden-Agri Resources Ltd (GAR), have announced its breakthrough in cultivating exceptionally high-yielding oil palm planting material, developed in the company’s research centres, SMART Research Institute’s (SMARTRI) and SMART’s Biotechnology Centre, through an advanced biotechnology programme. These planting materials – Eka 1 and Eka 2 – are registered in Indonesia’s Catalogue of Seeds and were approved for cultivation on 21 April 2017 by the Directorate General of Plantation, Ministry of Agriculture. 

Bayn Eyes Sugar Reduction Trend in the Premium Market

22 May 2017 --- Bayn Europe is an independent Swedish developer of healthy sugar reduction. Bayn has developed sugar substitute solutions for ice cream, beverages, confectionery, and bakery products that optimize taste, texture and cost-in-use. The companies’ core competences are in sensory profiling and blend formulation for sugar substitutes. The effective, easy to use, high functioning blends have been extremely well-received from food producers in a range of different applications.

University Project Fills the Gap on Colored Corn

19 May 2017 --- Consumers today insist on all-natural everything, and food dyes are no exception. Even if food manufacturers are willing to make the change, current sources of natural dyes are expensive and hard to come by. Now, a large University of Illinois project is filling the gap with colored corn.

Dawn Foods Extends Premium Range With Summer-Season Filled Ring Donut

19 May 2017 --- With thoughts of long summer days, picnics and days on the beach, Dawn Foods has launched a summer-season filled ring donut to its range of ready to serve Premium Donuts.

IOI Loders Croklaan Launches Non-Hydrogenated Shortening for Puff Pastry

18 May 2017 --- Speciality oils and fats developer IOI Loders Croklaan has launched a non-hydrogenated shortening designed for puff pastry applications.Described as a “next generation” lamination shortening, the SansTrans Roll-Rite Puff gives lift to puff pastry and a flaky and a “melt in your mouth” texture.

RAPS Invests $1.67m on Raw Material Preparation Facility

18 May 2017 --- RAPS has invested around $1.67m (€1.5m) in new technology at its German headquarters. Working with a renowned plant manufacturer, a state-of-the-art facility for raw material preparation has come to life. Offering a wider selection of cleaning methods and improved contaminant detection, the company can now handle a broader array of raw materials at higher throughput speeds.

Unicorn Grain Launches New Product Development: BiTex Tenderness

18 May 2017 --- Unicorn Grain Specialties B.V., based in Weert the Netherlands, have announced its latest innovative addition to its BiTex functional flour range: BiTex Tenderness. This newest addition is useable for bread and brings improved texture (freshness), shelf life and is also very cost effective. 

Chilled Food Added To M&S Surplus Food Scheme

18 May 2017 --- Marks & Spencer (M&S) have announced the extension of its nationwide food redistribution scheme to include chilled food such as meat, dairy items, poultry and ready meals, as part of its Plan A target of reducing food waste by 20% by 2020. 

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Brands Continue to Drive Higher Rates of Growth

18 May 2017 --- Six years into its ambitious Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, the company have announced its progress in building its ‘Sustainable Living brands’ as they drive value and growth for the business.