Food Ingredients News

Arla goes Pro with launch of new foodservice division

20 Oct 2017 --- Arla Foods has launched its new foodservice division, Arla Pro, which was created especially for chefs. The launch happened at Dinerama, a global street food market in Shoreditch, London, UK.

South Africa: Coca-Cola stays in touch with changing tastes and consumers preferences in the country

20 Oct 2017 --- Coca-Cola in South Africa, in line with its global long-term business strategy, is evolving to become a total beverage company that can be even more responsive to people’s changing tastes and needs. 

Dutch innovators Triskelion develop gel method to identify gelatin purity

20 Oct 2017 --- Contract Research Organization (CRO) Triskelion has developed a validated LC-MS method for the species-specific determination of gelatin. Recently published in Food Chemistry, the TrustGel method reliably detects porcine and bovine constituents in gelatin with a high sensitivity. Using TrustGel, species authenticity of gelatin can be demonstrated unambiguously.

Plum Organics introduces new Baby Bowls to spoon-feed babies

20 Oct 2017 --- Plum Organics, the organic baby food brand credited with the introduction of the spouted pouch, has launched Baby Bowls: culinary-inspired baby food blends in a spoon-friendly dish.

Superfoods: (Part 2) What will be next in well-being? The “superior” food of tomorrow

18 Oct 2017 --- Strengthening supply chains
A few years back quinoa production centered around traditional Andean growing regions like Peru, Bolivia and Chile, but now the superfood grain is commercially grown all over Europe including, Britain, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain and the Netherlands as its popularity continues to gather pace in consumer groups all over the world. Commercial farming is also being developed in Kenya and India. 

Givaudan launches FreezeFrame innovation to deliver freshness in convenience foods

18 Oct 2017 --- Leader in flavors, Givaudan, has announced new flavor and taste solutions which will enhance the perception of freshness in convenience foods. A range of seven top notes and taste solutions is being launched in phase one of the company's FreezeFrame innovation: lime, lemon, asparagus, lettuce, basil, coriander/cilantro and parsley. According to Givaudan, this new freshness technology revitalizes convenience foods by making dishes taste like they were prepared just moments earlier. A second phase is already under development and will be available later this year. 

US: Yogurt maker recalls soy product amid milk allergen labeling problem

18 Oct 2017 --- Organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield, is voluntarily recalling a specific code date of its O'Soy Strawberry soy yogurt because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 

Taura showcase sugar-reducing powers of fruit & vegetable pieces

18 Oct 2017 --- Natural fruit and vegetable pieces are the ideal way to reduce added sugar without compromising on taste, according to Taura Natural Ingredients. The company has discovered unique URC (Ultra-Rapid Concentration) technology to create real fruit and vegetable pieces, flakes and pastes which offer solutions to reduce added sugar in applications such as baked goods and cereals.

Herza launches vegan chocolate, sugar substitutes & unconventional taste sensations

18 Oct 2017 --- Herza Schokolade, one of the leading European suppliers of functional chocolate pieces, is launching vegan chocolate pieces, sugar-free chocolate inclusions based on xylitol and excitingly and unconventionally flavored chocolates that will stimulate creativity in NPD at FIE later this year in Frankfurt. 

Superfoods: (Part 1) The evolution of nutrient-rich food for health-conscious consumers

17 Oct 2017 --- Superfoods can be classified as foods that are superior in terms of their nutritional value or nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Even small portions of some superfoods can supply an abundance of vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants and more. Many superfoods contain extraordinary characteristics that can have a variety of health benefits from boosting immunity, treating illness/disease, reducing blood pressure, cutting sugar intake, lowering cholesterol and more.

Brabender GlutoPeak optimizes receipt of goods at Wiesneth Muehle

17 Oct 2017 --- In the milling industry, being able to determine the quality of raw materials is fundamental. Being able to test them is an essential task. Wiesneth Mühle GmbH in Franconian Pommersfelden, Germany, has taken its quality management to the next level, at the same time introducing a time-efficient system.

World Food Day: FAO addresses food security concerns as global population swells

16 Oct 2017 --- As a way to mark World Food Day 2017 (October 16), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with governments, UN agencies, the private sector, civil society and local communities, to generate evidence on migration patterns. The agency is also building countries’ capacities to address migration through rural development policies as it supports governments and partners as they explore the developmental potential of migration, especially in terms of food security and poverty reduction.

Anuga 2017 NPD trends: High protein and vegetable innovation

16 Oct 2017 --- Last week, over 7,400 companies from 107 countries exhibited at Anuga 2017 in Cologne, with a strong focus on new products and innovations. High protein platforms featured strongly on the dairy NPD agenda, with offerings including Greek and skyr options. FoodIngredientsFirst takes a look at some of the highlights.

NZMP highlights consumer trends driving demand for protein across Asia

16 Oct 2017 --- With the Asia protein ingredients market forecast to grow by 11.5 percent from 2016 to 2020, NZMP – Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business – are leading the way as one of the key players for high protein food launches. NZMP believes that Asian consumers are increasingly seeking specific nutritional benefits to support their growing interest in health and active living.

CCFN urges Mexico and Japan to reject EU attempts to confiscate generic names of cheese and wine

16 Oct 2017 --- The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) this week insisted that Mexico and Japan protect the interests of its consumers and producers, and maintain a competitive marketplace, by striking several generic names from the lists of geographical indications (GIs) for which the European Union is seeking approval in trade negotiations. CCFN also pursued clarification on how some terms will be protected within the EU's agreement with the two nations, in order to safeguard the food’s common name.

Mane unveils flavoring solutions to optimize spice impact in savory

13 Oct 2017 --- Mane has unveiled new flavor solutions for savory applications which optimize spice impact on every occasion. This new range of products, known under the name of “Sense Capture Spices” are the result of the synergy between Mane in-house technologies and Kancor’s expertise in sourcing and extraction.

Heineken introduces new “plug and pour” Nespresso-style draft beer platform Blade

13 Oct 2017 --- Heineken has targeted on-premise outlets that find regular taps and kegs too expensive with its new Blade draft beer dispenser, which it says is predicted to add £123 million (US$164 million) to the casual dining sector in the UK.

UK: FDF praises “milestone” food and drink decarbonization action plan

13 Oct 2017 --- The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed the publication of the Food and Drink Joint Industry-Government Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmap Action Plan. The body which represents the UK's largest manufacturing sector says the Action Plan, which was recently published alongside the Clean Growth Strategy, builds on the points already set out in the 2015 Food and Drink Sector – Industrial Decarbonization and Energy Efficiency Roadmap to 2050.

Firmenich helps solve high-protein beverage flavor challenges

13 Oct 2017 --- Firmenich has officially launched its Protein Shield Flavors, a new line of natural flavor solutions aimed to help developers address the challenges they face when creating beverage products with high protein content. “These natural solutions confirm Firmenich’s deep commitment to advancing health and wellness,” says Chris Millington, President of Flavors. “By making healthy taste delicious we aim to make the healthy choice easier for consumers.”

World Dairy Summit: Consumer confidence in dairy foods a key priority

13 Oct 2017 --- Maintaining consumer confidence in the safety and integrity of dairy products is a key priority for the industry on a global scale. Global demand for dairy products is rising and the popularity of nutritious dairy products remains strong. Consumer expectations on food safety are high and food safety will be a key topic discussed in depth at the forthcoming World Dairy Summit in Belfast. The summit will be hosted by the UK National Committee of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and will take place in Belfast from October 30 to November 2, 2017.