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Correction: Holista CollTech Limited patent story

26 Apr 2018 --- On January 9, 2017, FoodIngredientsFirst reported that Holista CollTech Limited had filed a patent for the world’s first low Glycemic Index (“GI”) sugar made out of all-natural ingredients based around a claim made in a submitted press release.

Corbion Q1: Healthy margins for Ingredient Solutions despite market pressures

26 Apr 2018 --- Dutch food and biochemicals company Corbion has reported sales of €213 million (US$259.3 million) in the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of 7.4 percent due to currency effects.

Irish sugar tax: EU clears the way for levy to start on May 1

26 Apr 2018 --- A few weeks after the UK began to enforce its much-debated sugar tax policy, Ireland is now implementing the measures in a bid to encourage consumers to opt for healthier alternatives and tackle the growing obesity problems facing the population. As consumers in Britain are adapting to the levy on sugar-sweetened drinks (imposed on April 6), Ireland is days from starting its sugar-sweetened tax after the European Union cleared the way for the levy to come into effect next week.

Plastic in a circular economy: Major players form UK Plastics Pact

26 Apr 2018 --- The UK Plastics Pact plans to eradicate single-use plastic from the supply chain and has been signed by more than 40 major players in the food and non-food industry. Leading UK retailers, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Waitrose are among the businesses supporting the pledge.

Symrise study: Nostalgia and comfort are key drivers in premium soup

26 Apr 2018 --- Symrise’s Marketing and Consumer Insights Group has conducted an in-depth research study to garner a better understanding of super premium soups. The company's expertise in the soup category leads them to be on the forefront of what is happening in this space and identify the key drivers of premium and high-quality soups.

TOP BV develops sugar reduction solutions that maintain taste

26 Apr 2018 --- TOP BV is a service provider specialized in Practical Food Innovation and due to increasing pressure from social organizations and changing consumer behavior, food producers are trying to reduce the sugar content in their products. Often sugars have a function and TOP BV from Wageningen, in the Netherlands, is now offering several solutions to enable the reduction of sugar.

Chocolate snacking: Almonds thrive amid premium, plant-based and texture trends

25 Apr 2018 --- Indulgence has long been known as a key driver for chocolate NPD, but nowadays consumers are looking for a healthier chocolate experience. According to Innova Market Insights, 11 percent of global chocolate products have an indulgent and premium positioning in 2017 and globally, 23 percent of all chocolate launches tracked in 2017 carry a texture claim. Social eating occasions are driving the trend for sharing bags and easy to share formats across the confectionery, bakery and snacking segments.

Milka chocolate joins Mondelēz sustainable cocoa sourcing program

25 Apr 2018 --- Mondelēz International’s iconic chocolate brand Milka is joining the confectionery giant’s sustainable cocoa sourcing program, Cocoa Life – and there are plans to add the entire Milka chocolate European portfolio by the end of next year.

Novozymes Q1 sales boosted by Food & Beverages performance, maintains outlook

25 Apr 2018 --- Novozymes has reported its first-quarter results with an overall sales growth of 2 percent, in line with company expectations. And the global biotechnology company is on track to deliver its full-year sales outlook of 4-6 percent. However, President and CEO Peder Holk Nielsen points to uncertainty in the agriculture-related business, citing “geopolitical tensions.”

Foodex 2018: Sophisticated adult beverages trend, as reduced sugar options sought

25 Apr 2018 --- Foodex 2018, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham, UK last week, featured some of the trendiest innovations in British food and drink solutions. FoodIngredientsFirst attended the event which was strong in sophisticated adult soft drinks boasting intriguing flavors and concepts. With the UK sugar tax having just come into force, there was an impressive display of low sugar, adult soft drinks that come with health claims and fruitful flavors.

Mix & match: Packaging solutions amid the customization trend

25 Apr 2018 --- Within the food industry, the key trend of customization looks set to continue. The trend reflects a consumer who is more inclined to have a say in what they eat, through the personalization and customization of their food on a nutritional or taste basis. Innovative packaging solutions are appearing on the market, in response to this stable trend and making personalized nutrition on-the-go a particularly viable reality.

Seedlip success: Non-alcoholic spirit thrives as lighter alcohol consumption spreads

24 Apr 2018 --- The first-ever distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip, is now being served in 15 international cities and 100 Michelin restaurants since its initial launch in 2015. Marketed as a sophisticated alternative to overly sweet or fruity options, the non-alcoholic beverage is served at prestigious cocktail bars, hotels, restaurants and retailers across London, Barcelona, Stockholm, Berlin, Copenhagen, Milan, Stockholm, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney and Melbourne.

ADM debuts new yeast protein for pets and opens US enzyme lab

24 Apr 2018 --- ADM Animal Nutrition is launching a versatile yeast protein for dogs and cats with an amino acid profile similar to an egg, making it an ideal complementary or replacement protein source for pets: Versity.

Citromax makes major investment in South American facilities for lemon imports

24 Apr 2018 --- Vivian Glueck, President of the Citromax Group of companies, recently announced that the company would be importing fresh lemon fruit into the US from the company’s Argentine-based lemon groves, with the first shipments departing Argentina last week and arriving in the US by mid-May. To support the company’s import activities, Citromax has invested more than US$250,000 into its lemon packing house in Tucumán.

Lampados sweetener production process cuts energy and water usage

24 Apr 2018 --- Lampados International, Ltd. has completed a new plant expansion for the production of Liteez, a vegan, 3D meringue kiss sweetener for hot beverages. The new facility was designed according to eco-friendly principles to reduce energy and water use dramatically.

Plastic recycling: Canary Wharf launches UK’s first deposit return machine

24 Apr 2018 --- East London commercial district, Canary Wharf, has unveiled the first UK on-site Deposit Return Scheme machine as part of its “breaking the plastic habit” strategy. The move coincides with the UK Government’s strategy to tackle plastic waste by introducing a European-style nation-wide Deposit Return Scheme on all plastic, glass and metal drink containers.

Sustainable operations: Consumer and investor demand spurs food & beverage response, finds Ceres report

24 Apr 2018 --- Consumer demand for clean food, transparent labeling and responsible sourcing is challenging the industry’s business models, forcing large companies to rapidly transform their portfolios by accelerating research and development timelines, vying to acquire artisanal or organic brands, and reformulating existing product lines. These were among the key learnings from a food and beverage sector analysis is derived from Turning Point: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability.

Vegan NPD: Plant-based dairy alternatives thrive amid European boom

24 Apr 2018 --- Plant-based dairy alternatives are thriving in European markets, amid a surge in demand for vegetarian and vegan options. But while soy still leads, it is other plant-based options that are enjoying much stronger growth from an NPD standpoint.

French meat substitutes marketing setback: Ban on terms like “bacon” and “steak”

23 Apr 2018 --- French politicians have banned meat-like terms from describing vegetarian and vegan food which means that words such as “steak” and “fillet” will only be used for products of animal origin. MP for La République En Marche party, Jean-Baptiste Moreau, initially proposed the ban claiming that using words and phrases such as “plant burgers” or “vegetarian sausage” were misleading to consumers.

Earth Day 2018: Plastic pollution tops the agenda

23 Apr 2018 --- The major theme of yesterday’s Earth Day was the global issue of plastic pollution. Earth Day focused its attention on fundamentally changing human attitudes and behavior about plastics and catalyzing a significant reduction in plastic pollution across the world. The move comes as an ever-increasing number of nations establish strategies for dealing with plastic pollution.