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Aviko plans to join online grocery marketplace, INS ecosystem

13 Dec 2017 --- Subsidiary of Royal Cosun, potato processor Aviko has signaled its intention to join the direct-to-consumer movement by signing up to the INS platform, the online marketplace where producers can offer their products directly to consumers.

Innovation success for alternative proteins at FiE

13 Dec 2017 --- Alternative proteins had a strong presence at FiE in Frankfurt last month. Exhibitors showed a sustained focus on alternative protein concepts, with a number of innovations and concepts creating a real buzz at this year’s show. FoodIngredientsFirst looks at a few of the offerings being exhibited at this year’s event.

Food made from discarded ingredients could be a big hit, according to research

13 Dec 2017 --- A new study has found the strong potential for the consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients with the latest focus on a relish made entirely from ingredients that were destined to be dumped.

Blockchain triggers disruption in the food value chain, says Rabobank report

13 Dec 2017 --- Companies that want to remain successful in the future food value chain should start to explore options for participating in blockchain initiatives in order to help them lower costs, increase efficiencies, offer sustainable products and explore opportunities for creating new value, which is also of benefit to the consumer, according to the latest RaboResearch report "Blockchain: The Trigger for Disruption in the Food Value Chain."

Ingredion for Emerging Business: Start-ups to benefit from partner to turn ideas into scalable products

13 Dec 2017 --- Ingredion has introduced Ingredion for Emerging Business, a new US initiative designed to help emerging food and beverage companies grow efficiently with customer-centric, innovative ingredient solutions, product development expertise, market insights and a new e-commerce platform.

IOI Loders Croklaan wins Sustainability Champion Award at FiE, launches solution for lowering saturated fat

13 Dec 2017 --- At FiE in Frankfurt last month, the jury of the Food Ingredients Europe Innovation Awards awarded IOI Loders Croklaan with the Sustainability Champion Award for the company’s efforts in building a traceable, transparent and sustainable palm oil supply chain. The Palm Oil Sustainability Program of IOI Loders Croklaan shows the ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation and raises the bar for the industry.

Plain packaging could lead to billions in food industry losses, says new study

12 Dec 2017 --- Following the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in some countries and calls to extend the legislation to other sectors, marketing consultancy Brand Finance has analyzed the potential financial impact of such a policy on food and beverage brands.

New report reveals salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU

12 Dec 2017 --- The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has leveled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published this week. Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3 percent since 2014 says the report, which is compiled by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). In laying hens, the prevalence increased from 0.7 percent to 1.21 percent over the same period. 

GEA finalizes Chr Hansen's vast fermentation plant for cultures

12 Dec 2017 --- A successful collaboration between GEA and Chr. Hansen was completed with the inauguration of the world’s largest fermentation plant for bacterial cultures at the customer’s site in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 23, 2017. 

Burnt caramel, blood orange and elderflower tipped to be stand-alone flavors in 2018

12 Dec 2017 --- Consumers are looking to push their palettes further by trying flavors with unique flavor profiles and creation methods – that’s according to Synergy Flavors, a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry which is examining the hot new flavor trends for 2018.

New analysis suggests meat tax could be on the cards in 5 years time

12 Dec 2017 --- Questions are being raised as to the likelihood of a livestock levy in years to come as part of new analysis examining how meat could follow the same path as tobacco, carbon emissions and sugar and become subject to a so-called “sin tax,” with implications all around the globe.

ADM to sell Bolivian oilseeds operations to Inversiones Piuranas

12 Dec 2017 --- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has reached an agreement to sell its oilseeds operations in Bolivia to Inversiones Piuranas S.A. The sale encompasses ADM’s processing facility in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, as well as nine-grain silos and ADM’s Bolivian distribution business.

Palsgaard CCO: Emulsifiers can thrive on a sustainability platform

12 Dec 2017 --- Emulsifier and stabilizer manufacturer Palsgaard A/S is the enabler of a new industry initiative aimed at inspiring and sharing expert knowledge, know-how and ideas to help realize the full potential of sustainably sourced and produced emulsifiers. Emulsifiers contribute to a very small part of the ingredients list for a range of foods – from baked goods to ice cream, chocolate, dairy and margarine – but they play a huge role in ensuring product quality and shelf-life, enabling them to support a number of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Solo Gelato and Barry Callebaut join forces to disrupt ice cream market with capsule innovation

11 Dec 2017 --- Israeli-based startup Solo Gelato has been developing a Nespresso-style capsule system that makes fresh ice cream in an instant – and Barry Callebaut has been helping to bring this goal to fruition.

Sugar reduced solutions in abundance at FiE 2017

11 Dec 2017 --- Sugar reduction was the focus for many exhibitors at this year's Food ingredients Europe 2017 (FiE), even in indulgent applications, such as chocolate and desserts. With 2018 set to be a big year for sugar reduction and with sugar taxes coming into effect in Ireland and the UK, many ingredients suppliers are looking to innovate even further in the space of sugar reduction.

FGV drives palm oil sustainability awareness through supply chain

11 Dec 2017 --- Malaysian-based global agricultural and agri-commodities company, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV), is on a training mission promoting good agricultural practices, improving labor conditions and boosting sustainability throughout its palm oil value chain. 

McCormick 2018 Flavor Forecast highlights adventurous global fusions

11 Dec 2017 --- McCormick & Company, Inc., has released the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2018. This year’s Flavor Forecast highlights the casual, adventurous and interactive nature of how people are eating across the globe today.

Omya responds to fast-growing need for calcium and vitamin fortification

11 Dec 2017 --- At the beginning of this year, global producer of calcium carbonate, Omya, began to address the needs of the fast-growing vegan market, by expanding their offering of their Calcipur brand for producers of plant-derived drinks based on soy, rice, oat, coconut or almond. As the demand for calcium and vitamin fortification grows due to evolving lifestyles trends, Omya’s platform offers an array of opportunities within the vegan space as well as several major consumer groups. Calcium deficiency is a growing concern and Omya is responding to those requests.

Firmenich tips fig as “flavor of the year” for 2018

11 Dec 2017 --- Firmenich has named fig as “Flavor of the Year” for 2018 based on the growing appeal for this healthy and fruity flavor worldwide. “With its numerous health benefits and sweet and satisfying flavor profile, fig offers endless opportunities to inspire our customers and delight their consumers across a wide range of food categories,” says Chris Millington, President of Firmenich, Flavors.

Brexit breakthrough declared: No “hard border” in Ireland

08 Dec 2017 --- After months of negotiations and what looked like a continuing impasse, finally the UK government and EU have declared a “Brexit breakthrough” having reached a last-minute deal on key points, including the fact there will be no “hard border” in Ireland. For food and beverage industries, the Northern Ireland border is one of the key points that could impact trade and so companies have been closely monitoring Brexit talks for months, hoping that a “hard border” will be avoided. 

Aviko plans to join online grocery marketplace, INS ecosystem

13 Dec 2017 --- Subsidiary of Royal Cosun, potato processor Aviko has signaled its intention to join the direct-to-consumer movement by signing up to the INS platform, the online marketplace where producers can offer their products directly to consumers.

Food made from discarded ingredients could be a big hit, according to research

13 Dec 2017 --- A new study has found the strong potential for the consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients with the latest focus on a relish made entirely from ingredients that were destined to be dumped.

Blockchain triggers disruption in the food value chain, says Rabobank report

13 Dec 2017 --- Companies that want to remain successful in the future food value chain should start to explore options for participating in blockchain initiatives in order to help them lower costs, increase efficiencies, offer sustainable products and explore opportunities for creating new value, which is also of benefit to the consumer, according to the latest RaboResearch report "Blockchain: The Trigger for Disruption in the Food Value Chain."

US: New study puts forward case for hiking up alcohol taxes

13 Dec 2017 --- US state alcohol excise taxes are typically only a few cents per drink and have not kept pace with inflation, according to a new study. Soon to be published in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, authors claim that hiking up taxes would be a chance for US states to increase revenues while simultaneously improving public health costs related to excessive alcohol consumption.

Ingredion for Emerging Business: Start-ups to benefit from partner to turn ideas into scalable products

13 Dec 2017 --- Ingredion has introduced Ingredion for Emerging Business, a new US initiative designed to help emerging food and beverage companies grow efficiently with customer-centric, innovative ingredient solutions, product development expertise, market insights and a new e-commerce platform.

IOI Loders Croklaan wins Sustainability Champion Award at FiE, launches solution for lowering saturated fat

13 Dec 2017 --- At FiE in Frankfurt last month, the jury of the Food Ingredients Europe Innovation Awards awarded IOI Loders Croklaan with the Sustainability Champion Award for the company’s efforts in building a traceable, transparent and sustainable palm oil supply chain. The Palm Oil Sustainability Program of IOI Loders Croklaan shows the ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation and raises the bar for the industry.

Plain packaging could lead to billions in food industry losses, says new study

12 Dec 2017 --- Following the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in some countries and calls to extend the legislation to other sectors, marketing consultancy Brand Finance has analyzed the potential financial impact of such a policy on food and beverage brands.

New report reveals salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU

12 Dec 2017 --- The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has leveled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published this week. Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3 percent since 2014 says the report, which is compiled by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). In laying hens, the prevalence increased from 0.7 percent to 1.21 percent over the same period. 

GEA finalizes Chr Hansen's vast fermentation plant for cultures

12 Dec 2017 --- A successful collaboration between GEA and Chr. Hansen was completed with the inauguration of the world’s largest fermentation plant for bacterial cultures at the customer’s site in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 23, 2017. 

Burnt caramel, blood orange and elderflower tipped to be stand-alone flavors in 2018

12 Dec 2017 --- Consumers are looking to push their palettes further by trying flavors with unique flavor profiles and creation methods – that’s according to Synergy Flavors, a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry which is examining the hot new flavor trends for 2018.

New analysis suggests meat tax could be on the cards in 5 years time

12 Dec 2017 --- Questions are being raised as to the likelihood of a livestock levy in years to come as part of new analysis examining how meat could follow the same path as tobacco, carbon emissions and sugar and become subject to a so-called “sin tax,” with implications all around the globe.

Lactalis baby milk in worldwide recall after salmonella contamination

12 Dec 2017 --- French dairy group Lactalis has recalled its formula milk and baby food following the discovery of salmonella cases in babies and after 26 children under the age of six fell in France earlier this month. The affected Lactalis products have been recalled in France and for export to markets including Europe, Africa, South America and China. The recall covers hundreds of baby milk powder products marketed globally under the Milumel, Picot and Celia brands.

ADM to sell Bolivian oilseeds operations to Inversiones Piuranas

12 Dec 2017 --- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has reached an agreement to sell its oilseeds operations in Bolivia to Inversiones Piuranas S.A. The sale encompasses ADM’s processing facility in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, as well as nine-grain silos and ADM’s Bolivian distribution business.

Palsgaard CCO: Emulsifiers can thrive on a sustainability platform

12 Dec 2017 --- Emulsifier and stabilizer manufacturer Palsgaard A/S is the enabler of a new industry initiative aimed at inspiring and sharing expert knowledge, know-how and ideas to help realize the full potential of sustainably sourced and produced emulsifiers. Emulsifiers contribute to a very small part of the ingredients list for a range of foods – from baked goods to ice cream, chocolate, dairy and margarine – but they play a huge role in ensuring product quality and shelf-life, enabling them to support a number of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Solo Gelato and Barry Callebaut join forces to disrupt ice cream market with capsule innovation

11 Dec 2017 --- Israeli-based startup Solo Gelato has been developing a Nespresso-style capsule system that makes fresh ice cream in an instant – and Barry Callebaut has been helping to bring this goal to fruition.

Dairy UK joins call for more Brexit clarity

11 Dec 2017 --- Dairy UK has welcomed the progress being made between the UK government and the European Union on Brexit negotiations, however, the organization also wants to see much more clarity on the future relationship with the EU and how to stabilize the dairy industry.

Sugar reduced solutions in abundance at FiE 2017

11 Dec 2017 --- Sugar reduction was the focus for many exhibitors at this year's Food ingredients Europe 2017 (FiE), even in indulgent applications, such as chocolate and desserts. With 2018 set to be a big year for sugar reduction and with sugar taxes coming into effect in Ireland and the UK, many ingredients suppliers are looking to innovate even further in the space of sugar reduction.

FGV drives palm oil sustainability awareness through supply chain

11 Dec 2017 --- Malaysian-based global agricultural and agri-commodities company, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV), is on a training mission promoting good agricultural practices, improving labor conditions and boosting sustainability throughout its palm oil value chain. 

McCormick 2018 Flavor Forecast highlights adventurous global fusions

11 Dec 2017 --- McCormick & Company, Inc., has released the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2018. This year’s Flavor Forecast highlights the casual, adventurous and interactive nature of how people are eating across the globe today.

Omya responds to fast-growing need for calcium and vitamin fortification

11 Dec 2017 --- At the beginning of this year, global producer of calcium carbonate, Omya, began to address the needs of the fast-growing vegan market, by expanding their offering of their Calcipur brand for producers of plant-derived drinks based on soy, rice, oat, coconut or almond. As the demand for calcium and vitamin fortification grows due to evolving lifestyles trends, Omya’s platform offers an array of opportunities within the vegan space as well as several major consumer groups. Calcium deficiency is a growing concern and Omya is responding to those requests.