Sauces & Seasonings

Replacing MSG: Salt of the Earth solution transforms ranch dressing

05 Jul 2018 --- Salt of the Earth, Ltd., has successfully replaced monosodium glutamate (MSG) in ranch dressing with Mediterranean Umami, an all-natural sodium-reduction ingredient based on vegetable extracts and sea salt. Mediterranean Umami keeps the “craveable” flavor of ranch dressing, without MSG, while reducing sodium at the same time.

KHS launches new wide-neck PET containers as lightweight plastic trend continues

16 Mar 2018 --- German giants of filling and packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry, KHS, have launched a new lightweight, wide-neck PET container suitable for sauce, dressing and dairy products. The company has cited the growing preference for lightweight plastic over glass containers within the food industry as the inspiration behind the new launch.

Diana Food: Agronomic expertise key to answering consumers' flavor demands

30 Jan 2018 --- With the rise of the clean and clear label trend, the modern consumer is looking for clarity and more healthy foods, but is not willing to compromise on taste. To support its customers in creating products that will meet these consumer demands, Diana Food has just introduced a new range of 100 percent clean label natural juice concentrates, which the company says improve clients’ industrial performance, deliver a “real” taste signature, with no need for other taste components. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Sébastien Langlais, Science Platform Leader, Taste at Diana Food about the new range as well as the benefits of the company’s recent integration into Symrise and the importance of local expertise.

3D food printing: Verstegen becomes the world's first supplier of cartridge fillings

11 Jan 2018 --- byFlow, a Dutch company selling and producing 3D Food Printers, has announced a new collaboration with its new partner Verstegen Spices & Sauces. Verstegen is one of byFlow's partners for the Horecava 2018, which concludes in Amsterdam today, providing 3D food printing Fillings for their 3D food printer, the Focus. The first available flavor of the paste, beetroot and cardamom, was developed in collaboration with Jan Smink, byFlow's ambassador and top chef (winner b’Ocuse D’or, working for 3 star Michelin Restaurant De Librije).

Bell Flavors launches natural alternatives to liquid smoke

19 Dec 2017 --- Bell Flavors & Fragrances has announced the launch of a new smokeless smoke flavors range, a natural alternative to traditional liquid smoke with variations ranging from mesquite to cherrywood. The natural smoke type flavors will help elevate their respective individual flavor nuances that continue to grow in popularity.

EHL expands gluten-free range to address free-from demands

25 Oct 2017 --- EHL Ingredients has expanded its range of certified gluten-free herbs and spices in response to increasing consumer demand for free-from food products. It will now offer 20 new ingredients that have been tested and certified as gluten-free, following the success of gluten-free ground cumin and coriander launched last year. 

Mayo 2.0: Health trend embraced as vegan NPD accelerates

02 Oct 2017 --- In Europe, the mayonnaise market is seeing Heinz challenge Unilever’s market-leading Hellmann’s brand in the UK with the 2016 launch of Heinz (Seriously) Good Mayonnaise, which replaced the previous Heinz mayo. It is packaged in an urn-shaped jar with a premium positioning and saw strong promotional activity following its introduction. Within six months, it was in the top 10 UK table sauce brands, having gained sales of nearly £6m (US$8m), although it remained well behind Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise in second place with £63m (US$84.2m) and Hellmann’s Light Mayonnaise in third place with £31m (US$41.4m).

Tetra Pak unravels the complexities of mayonnaise production

06 Sep 2017 --- Navigating the mayonnaise maze can be tricky for food developers – that’s why Tetra Pak has come up with its latest white paper to highlight the complexities of production and guide manufacturers on how to get quality products to the market as quickly as possible. 

Ingredion launches “next generation” plating agent in North America

04 Sep 2017 --- Ingredion Inc. has now unveiled in the US and Canada its N-ZORBIT 2144 plating agent, a high-capacity carrier that allows manufacturers to economically transform a wide variety of both oil- and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients.

BRC publishes new guidance on food packaging

22 Aug 2017 --- Brand and consumer protection organization, BRC Global Standards has published the first edition of food packaging materials guidance. It’s geared towards achieving a common understanding, terminology and point of reference for good practice for businesses involved in the delivery of food and to prevent substances from packaging materials from getting into food.

Special Report: Turmeric Sales Heat Up as Holistic Lifestyles Grow

26 Jun 2017 --- Native to Southern-Asia, turmeric, the main spice in curry, has been trending for some time. Arguably one of the most powerful herbs on the planet it has many healing properties that include fighting and reversing disease. 

PROVA: Vanilla Alternatives Can Effectively Address Supply Issues

06 Jun 2017 --- William Graham, PROVA’s Vice President, Sales, North America, has announced the immediate and ongoing availability of vanilla alternatives that are designed to deliver precise vanilla taste profiles, mimicking those of vanilla extracts.

CONFERENCE REVIEW: 21st Century Spice Industry – Disrupt or Be Disrupted

23 Mar 2017 --- The second international spice conference organized by All India Spices Exporters Forum in association with Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held at the Leela, Kovalam, Kerala-India from February 12-14, 2017. The theme of ISC 2017 was “21st Century Spice Industry – Disrupt or Be Disrupted.” The conference brought together several key industry players, who deliberated on the various challenges faced by the industry and recommended solutions for them.

Kalsec Survey Highlights US Consumer Interest in Hot and Spicy Foods

14 Mar 2017 --- In the latest update of the Kalsec HeatSync Heat Index, global new product introductions with hot and spicy ingredients increased for a ninth straight year, showing a consistent, growing consumer interest in hot and spicy foods. 

ADM Showcases Edible Oil Packaging Solutions’

27 Feb 2017 --- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) will be showcasing their enhanced portfolio of edible oils from a variety of sources, including rapeseed, soybean, corn, sunflower and specific blends in a large range of packaging formats to suit customer needs at Gulfood 2017. 

Ohly Launches Non-GMO Cayenne Pepper Sauce Powder

01 Feb 2017 --- Ohly says it’s the first to offer a new non-GMO compliant version of Cayenne pepper sauce powder demonstrating its deep understanding of the increasing demands of the non-GMO market.

Special Report: Popularity of Ethnic Cuisine and Health Benefits Mean Stellar Year for Spices

17 Jan 2017 --- Consumer demand for different tastes and ethnic cuisine is fuelling the popularity of spices and 2017 is expected to be a stellar year, with both established and newer spices set to drive consumer demand. Meanwhile, experts are predicting further consolidation in the industry, following spice giant McCormick’s recent flurry of activity in the market.

Ajinomoto Buys Turkish Food Company Orgen

16 Nov 2016 --- Japanese food giant Ajinnomoto is to acquire the Turkish food company Orgen for around 220m Turkish lira ($66m), as it looks to cash-in on Turkey's rising demand for seasonings and processed foods.

Hydrosol Develops Low-Fat Mayonnaise Without Starch

21 Oct 2016 --- Hydrosol’s stabiliser experts have developed a starch-free integrated compound that enables the production of high-quality, low-fat mayonnaise. The final product has a creamy, pleasantly light consistency with a very good mouth feel and excellent taste. 

Cargill's New Diamond Crystal Salt Takes Seasoning to Next Level

10 Aug 2016 --- Foodservice operators can improve the taste of their fried foods and seasonings better than they ever have before and they will waste less salt using Cargill’s new Diamond Crystal Fine Kosher Salt.