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    Developing and innovating smoke flavorings and ingredients – Azelis

    10 January 2018

    At FiE, Azelis demonstrated its Scansmoke flavors, based on pure, natural raw materials. In addition, the Scangold range provides many possibilities for a more appealing product and improved texture in meat and poultry, with a shorter production time.

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AAK refines vegetable oils for specialised products which meet customers' high requirements. In partnership with its customers.

AAK are always on the look out for partners whose production relies on high value-added vegetable oils. The company says that this is what has made AAK the world's leading producer of speciality vegetable fats. The products are used as substitutes for dairy fat and cocoa butter, as transfree solutions for fillings for chocolate and confectionery products, as well as by the cosmetics industry.

The company’s raw materials are obtained from areas such as Asia and West Africa. AAK is committed to sustainable development and is one of the prime movers behind RSPO, the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, and GreenPalm Ltd. Through these initiatives, AAK has contributed to the natural extraction of palm oil through natural agricultral development.

AAK's products originate in the plant kingdom and are renewable. This means that they achieve a minimal impact on the environment. AAK's products are used, for example, as lubricants for forestry machinery. The waste products discharged by the machinery to the eco-system during the production process have no harmful impact on the environment.

AAK is organised into three business areas: Chocolate & Confectionery Fats, Food Ingredients and Technical Products & Feed. The cosmetics unit, which is part of Chocolate & Confectionery Fats, is a rapidly-growing operation.

Production facilities are located in Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden, Uruguay and the USA.

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23 January 2018

article image The outlook for innovation with almonds – Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California highlights the positives and the strategies that it is employing from a sustainability perspective. “We take a very holistic approach in terms of the research that we fund to support our growers and our crop,” says Karen Lapsley. “From that perspective, we have four research programs, and now we’ve just added on a whole biomass research program with the ultimate goal of working toward zero waste for our crop.” In terms of the hulls and shells from the almonds, the board is looking for different ways to process and utilize them, with potential examples being animal feed and insect farming.


18 January 2018

article image 360-degree food solutions and innovative fruit ingredients – Bösch Boden Spies

Clean Label, snackification, child-friendly products, and seeds are current trends in the food industry that are likely to become even more important in the future. Ingredient specialist Bösch Boden Spies has investigated these trends and presented suitable application solutions based on natural fruit and nut ingredients at FiE 2017. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with General Manager Michael Rund about the company's unique strengths in providing innovative fruit concepts to the market.


16 January 2018

article image The role for peanuts amid the protein boom - Golden Peanut Company

There is a major trend toward high-protein products and the Golden Peanut Company has created potential for peanut protein. “We make and market a full line of peanut flours which are high in protein, ranging from 40-50 percent,” says Bruce Kotz. “They’re plant based, they’re all natural and very stable. They’re kosher, GMO-free and halal. It’s the perfect ingredient should you want to enhance protein in foods such as nutritional bars and confections.” Suitable applications include seasonings and snack flavorings. All the company’s peanut flours are roasted in order to give natural flavor along with natural protein enhancement.
 


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19 January 2018

article image Top 10 Trends for 2018: Sweet Inspiration

The leading trends driving development in snacks and confectionery are “Mindful Choices,” “Lighter Enjoyment,” “Positively Processed” and “Going Full Circle.”

Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights provides an overview of the key drivers in new product innovation and how they will impact the confectionery and snacks categories.


22 November 2017

article image Top Ten Trends 2018

Innova Market Insights releases its top ten trends for 2018, using its ongoing analyses of global developments in food and drinks launch activity to highlight the trends most likely to impact the food and drinks industry over the coming year and beyond. In addition to the ten trends identified for 2018, key themes from previous years, including clean label, free from, protein content, sugar reduction, gut health and plant-based options will also continue to feature strongly.


17 November 2017

article image A Pouch for Olympic Gold

Athletes typically consume a lot of protein to improve training adaptations and optimize recovery. Therefore they need high quality protein supplements with an excellent taste and a clean formulation. We are going to take a closer look at how these protein supplements can be a practical solution in an athlete’s daily life in preparation for the 2018 Winter Games.


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