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03 Feb 2023 --- As the plant-based food sector continues to mature and gain traction, consumers are becoming increasingly demanding regarding the sensory aspects of these products. With a growing... Read More
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13 Dec 2022 --- EU regulators have warned of an overall increase in reported cases of zoonotic diseases and foodborne outbreaks compared to the previous year, while adding that levels are still... Read More
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24 Nov 2022 --- High dietary intakes of sulfites could be a safety concern for consumers of foodstuffs that contain the additives, EFSA’s experts concluded in their updated assessment of... Read More
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15 Sep 2022 --- In a new and natural way to cleave milk sugar, researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have developed a yogurt bacterium, which can... Read More
20 Jan 2020 --- Corbion launches a range of new natural solutions to keep chilled food safer for longer. The Verdad portfolio uses natural processing like fermentation to protect food from food safety hazards such as listeria growth. The six new ingredients within its Verdad and PuraQ Arome portfolios, launched at Fi Europe 2019 in Paris, France, are all marketed as natural alternatives to ingredients like sorbates and benzoates. Simone Bouman, Senior Industry Director, Sweet & Savory Food at Corbion explains how the new ingredients can help manufacturers to create stable, safe and flavorful products.
26 Jan 2018 --- Corbion highlighted a new clean label natural preservation solution that eliminates the need for artificial preservatives such as sorbates and benzoates. At FiE 2017, FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Willy van Arkel about the Verdad range, a tried, tested and trusted antimicrobial that keeps foods, such as salads, at their best for longer while also naturally enhancing the product’s flavor profile.
17 Aug 2017 --- SweetPro is Corbion’s newly launched emulsifier portfolio, which delivers outstanding aeration, emulsion stability and moisture retention in sweet baked goods for greater product consistency while helping bakers eliminate PHOs and reduce saturated fat. Jim Robertson of Corbion says: “SweetPro is targeted at the sweet goods market segment and it’s all about bringing the PGME [propylene glycol monoesters] building block to our portfolio. From that we are able to create a portfolio of downstream products that enhances the quality of the sweet goods, from production to consumption.”
12 May 2016 --- Corbion Purac introduced its new Verdad Avanta solutions at IFFA 2016. Verdad Avanta Y100 is a patent-pending formula, labeled as vinegar and citrus fiber. Stephan Dobbelstein, Sales Development Manager, says it effectively delivers cook yield increase from 3-9% and improved texture and slice ability, while also extending shelf life and controlling Listeria in ready-to-eat meats. Verdad Avanta F100 is labeled as vinegar and jasmine tea extract (or natural flavor), and provides prolonged freshness in raw and processed meats like sausages.
11 Feb 2016 --- Corbion, a leading food ingredients and biobased chemicals company, has officially opened an advanced R&D and applications laboratory in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Anieke Wierenga, Innovation Director Food at Corbion told FoodIngredientsFirst that the need for partnership is a key reason for the expansion. “In the market we see more and more need from customers and suppliers to really collaborate with us in our labs, to test our products in their applications at a lab scale or pilot plant scale, so that we can taste together and do microbiological evaluation on these products together,” she says.
27 Oct 2015 --- The demand for processed meat is steadily increasing across the world. Driven primarily by the ever growing global population, higher disposable incomes and the trend towards high-protein diets, the processed meat market is expected to be valued at nearly $800bn by 2018.1 While there might be regional market differences when it comes to the type of meat consumed, shelf life is high on the agenda of every industrial meat processor. However, meat preservation is not an issue purely for the modern consumer and current food industry. People have been facing the problem of preserving meat for centuries to overcome periods of meat shortages. All that time, finding a solution that could preserve meat over longer periods of time, without negatively affecting its sensory attributes, has been a priority.
11 Jun 2014 --- Consumers demand for meat products to have labels with ingredients they recognize and understand. Verdad® is our range of label-friendly ingredients that are produced from nature's best raw materials and straightforward production methods. The Verdad portfolio has been specifically developed to help meeting the increasing demand for more simple and understandable labels (so called 'cupboard ingredients') and still enable food processors to produce high quality, safe and tasty food products.
19 Aug 2022 --- Finnish food industry giant Fazer began researching cell-based chocolate, which will cultivate confectionery ingredients without the need for traditional farming inputs. ADM and New Culture, an alternative dairy company, partnered to develop cow-free casein. Meanwhile, Corbion received a patent for a method for increasing the efficacy of vinegar-based preservation solutions.
17 Apr 2020 --- While the ongoing pandemic spurs a cataclysm of supply chain challenges, the global crisis is also pushing businesses toward previously unexplored digital solutions. Key agri-food suppliers Cargill and Agrocorp have teamed up with Rabobank to pilot blockchain for faster cross-continental commodity trading in five days, initially focusing on wheat. Other COVID-19 updates include how the EU dairy sector is slipping into a deepening crisis. As the demand for milk and milk ingredients has significantly dropped, produced milk volumes can no longer be absorbed, warn the European Milk Board.You can also follow our exclusive interviews with Corbion and Prova on how they are weathering the coronavirus storm, plus other industry news.
09 Jan 2018 --- In November 2017, the management of ingredient supplier Corbion named “Creating Sustainable Growth” as its aim in its strategy update for the period 2018 to 2021. The new strategy aims to deliver higher organic sales growth of between 3 and 6 percent annually, as the company looks to evolve ever further beyond its traditional base of lactic acid and lactates. Illustrative of the company’s diversifying ingredient portfolio, last year Corbion acquired TerraVia for US$20 million, to acquire a broad and diverse platform centered on innovative food and specialty ingredients derived from microalgae. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke to Ruud Peerbooms, Senior Vice President for Food at Corbion about the current market environment and growth platforms for the company.
15 Dec 2016 --- Advertisements for food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar aimed at children which run online, in print, on billboards and in cinemas are to be banned in the UK, under new rules. The rules are an effort to help combat rising childhood obesity, particularly in light of children spending more time online, but campaigners have criticized the measures of falling short and complain that the “power” rests in the “hands of manufacturers and advertisers, not parents.” Other companies mentioned are Olam, Coca-Cola, General Mills and Capsugel.
23 Oct 2016 --- Nestlé chief executive Paul Bulcke stated that Brexit needed to take “shape” and “form” before the food giant would make any decision on its investment in the UK while saying the likelihood of a pricing spat would be down to individual markets. Nestlé cut its forecast for the year, saying that its full-year rise in sales would now be 3.5 percent, down from its previous forecast of 4.2 percent, amid price deflation in Europe and the US and a slowdown in growth in emerging markets. Other companies mentioned are Corbion, Chaucer, ADM and Danone.