Growth in texturizing portfolios, expansion for Cargill's pectin footprint
Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers business is developing sustainable ingredients made from renewable sources. Cargill currently processes value-added ingredients dedicated to four major markets: food & beverage, papermaking & corrugating, pharma and animal nutrition industries. Cargill recently revealed plans to invest US$150 million in constructing a new pectin production facility in Brazil. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Julian Chase, President of Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers, who discussed the recent investments for pectin in Brazil and the company's starch portfolios.
This week, pea protein suppliers are tackling soaring prices amid the “worst drought in over a century.” Meanwhile, advancements in cultivated meat and sustainable cocoa farming were also spotlighted.
In F&B developments this week, Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio invested an undisclosed sum in cultivated meat start-ups Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms to help “usher in a new age of meat production.” Eight start-ups, from Japan to Estonia to Israel, joined the ProVeg Incubator in a cohort with a narrowed... Read More
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This week, advancements in alternative proteins were spotlighted. Givaudan opened a new European hub to keep up with increased demand for meat-free protein. Meanwhile, Cargill inaugurated a US$150 million pectin production facility in Brazil and beef exports to China were halted from Brazil following a mad... Read More
In F&B developments this week, a new survey found almost half of UK businesses are “oblivious” to upcoming allergen labeling legislation under Natasha’s Law. Europe’s livestock sector hit back at a rising tide of vegan activism, which has spurred the launch of the international Plant Based Treaty and a... Read More
Layn Natural Ingredients continues its expansion in botanicals with a boost to its portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified botanical extracts. Flavorchem is helping brands tap into the booming hard seltzer trend with a new line of clean label flavors. Cargill is set to acquire Aalst, a Singapore-based... Read More
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In F&B developments this week, plant-based butter brand Upfield published data revealing that consumers and chefs using its dairy-free spreads instead of butter – have avoided emitting an estimated six million metric tons of CO2-equivalent within 12 months. Nobell Foods, a US-based company cultivating dairy... Read More
This week, the “pingdemic” that has been accelerating across Britain, causing issues in supply chains. The UK could see escalating food prices during the next few years, according to the Food and Drink Federation. Meanwhile, Israel’s prime minister has warned Unilever of “severe consequences” after its... Read More
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