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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
02 Dec 2022 --- This week in industry news, Loryma is expanding its capabilities in plant-based using its wheat starch ingredients, and bee-free honey is on track for a 2023 European launch.... Read More
NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS
23 Nov 2022 --- US food tech start-up Levana Nourishments has created a plant-based meal replacement shake suitable for special dietary needs and sports. The shakes are available on a private-label... Read More
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
01 Nov 2022 --- 01 Nov 2022 --- The EU Commission has published specifications authorizing PureCircle by Ingredion’s range of steviol glycosides produced via bioconversion – Reb D, Reb M and Reb... Read More
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
28 Oct 2022 --- Global warming, climate events, plant diseases, the increase of the fresh fruit market and the decline of juice consumption all weigh heavily on the availability, cost and quality... Read More
26 Sep 2022 --- Plant-based pioneer Beyond Meat has linked up with Pizza Hut to bring consumers in Singapore an alternative meat pizza. The California giant is continuing its expansion efforts amid... Read More
01 Sep 2020 --- Ingredion's range of solutions has expanded in line with the prevalent plant-based movement, which is inspiring formulators to explore new alternative protein pathways. Séverine Bensa, Plant-Based Protein Platform Lead EMEA at Ingredion, highlights the US-based ingredient supplier's innovations, Vitessence Pea Protein and Homecraft flours.
23 Jul 2018 --- Ingredion used IFT 2018 to highlight how Kerr Concentrates (acquired in 2015) as a concentrates and essences producer and hydrocolloids supplier TIC Gums, acquired at the end of 2016, added scope and portfolio synergies. The brands were showcased together in a single booth for the first time this year. John Lazowski, Vice President of Marketing commented on the bringing together of the three portfolios. “Over the last couple of years, since we have been beginning to integrate both, we wanted to highlight how all of these three companies have great solutions that can come together and form even better solutions for our customers,” he says.
07 Dec 2017 --- Ingredion was exhibiting a number of products at FiE this year from functional flours to clean label starches to create clean label products in a variety of concepts by combining the consumer trends in the industry. Ingredion had a food truck on their stand and one of the products on display, was a high-fiber flatbread, with a high protein falafel, combined with a low-fat yogurt, This concept is healthy and answers to the needs of today’s consumer.
08 Aug 2017 --- At IFT 2017, Ingredion highlighted how authentic ingredients can be brought to life in appealing new ways under the “Clean & Simple” concept. Clean & Simple showcased how manufacturers can bring expected, accepted and authentic ingredients to life in appealing – and simple – new ways with non-GMO sweeteners, texturizers, proteins, fibers, and functional native starches and flours, including the recently launched HOMECRAFT Create multi-functional rice flours in an alfredo sauce and Creole-Caribbean style pork stew. HOMECRAFT Create multi-functional rice flours offer smooth, silky textures, opacity and homemade appeal, without compromising on the process tolerance and stability manufacturers expect from a modified starch. Applications testing has shown that the rice flours can enhance formulations of baby foods, soups and sauces; dairy alternatives; fruit fillings and snack products; and meats, batters and ready meals, while also offering advantages in the preparation of gluten-free and dairy-free recipes.
12 Jul 2017 --- Ingredion, in partnership with AGT Foods, received an IFT17 Food Expo Innovation Award for their clean taste pulse ingredients at this year’s IFT Awards Celebration in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judge comments on the clean-taste pulses included, “Flavor of plant proteins is a major hurdle to acceptance; finding a physical treatment to ameliorate the flavor would be welcome,” and “Innovative; problem-solving; clean label; vegan protein.” Yadu Dar Director, Strategic Business Development and Alliance Management at Ingredion spoke to FoodIngredientsFirst at IFT 17.
24 Jan 2014 --- Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announces the publication of “Utilizing NOVATION Endura 0100 Starch in Stirred Yogurts Processed with Challenging Temperature and Homogenization Pressures” white paper. The paper presents the company’s clean label ingredient solution designed to provide similar texturizing functionality in stirred yogurts as compared to chemically modified starches. NOVATION Endura™ 0100 allows for a simpler, cleaner label to address consumer needs without sacrificing performance.
04 Apr 2013 --- Weighting agents are often used in flavored soft drinks providing stability and turbidity to beverages. Although there has been a high demand to remove weighting agents due to potential concerns relating to their chemical compositions and process inconvenience, recently developed Q-NATURAL® and PURITY GUM™ Ultra emulsifiers are known to stabilize non-weighted emulsions and beverages.
10 Sep 2012 --- A game-changing specialty OSA-starch, PURITY GUM® Ultra, was recently launched by Ingredion. This patented technology employs an innovative process and achieves an optimized molecular structure suitable for beverage emulsifications. PURITY GUM Ultra offers four times the emulsifying power of traditional beverage emulsifiers.
THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS
01 Sep 2015 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on new snacking opportunities. What is the role for healthier snacking and the incorporation of health ingredients into new products for on-the-go?
In Asia and Western Europe, organic is trending, whereas in Eastern Europe GMO is a more communicated about topic. Interestingly, the percentage of dairy product launches with a... Read More
07 May 2021 --- Cargill has acquired Leman Decoration Group, a cake decorations supplier, while Amyris has signed an agreement with Ingredion for the exclusive licensing of Amyris’ zero-calorie, nature-based, fermented Reb M sweetener. Meanwhile, Nestlé has launched Wunda, a new pea-based beverage that the company says is “epic in everything” that you would otherwise use milk for.
27 Jul 2018 --- Jim Zallie took up the role of CEO at major ingredient supplier Ingredion at the start of 2018. The US-headquartered supplier was formed back in 2010 when the two major players of Corn Products International and National Starch merged. Since then it has become a leading ingredient player that functions as one of the major consolidators in the industry, with acquisitions including the purchase of Penford in 2014. Ingredion used the recent IFT Food Expo in Chicago to highlight how concentrates producer Kerr Concentrates, which was acquired in 2015, and hydrocolloids supplier TIC Gums, acquired at the end of 2016, added scope and portfolio synergies to the business. The Ingredion, TIC and Kerr brands were showcased together on a single booth for the first time this year.
21 Sep 2017 --- These are interesting times in the field of supplier mergers & acquisitions, particularly when it comes to middle-market ingredient transactions of between US$50 million and US$1 billion in value. Recent moves have included Ingredion’s move to acquire TIC Gums at the end of 2016. A very interesting example of catering to the middle sector of the North America market was IFF’s launch of Tastepoint. Chicago-based Tim Larsen works at investment bank Houlihan Lokey, where he is a member of the bank’s Consumer Food & Retail Group, focusing on food & beverage. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke to Tim about the current market for middle-market M&A in ingredients. He began by asking Tim what’s behind the spate of recent activity in this space.
27 Jun 2017 --- Last year Ingredion entered into a purchase agreement to acquire TIC Gums. The company's knowledge in gum-based texturizers complements Ingredion’s expertise in technology, opening the door to new solutions for today’s food formulations.Together, TIC Gums and Ingredion offer the widest range of texture capabilities, superior formulation and rapid response to customer needs. Robin Wyers caught up with President of TIC Gums Brian Briggs in Las Vegas at IFT. Robin began by asking about how the acquisition has changed the business in terms of developments and market strategies.
22 Aug 2016 --- Nestlé has reported a slowdown in volume sales in Q2, after it was hurt by an unsatisfactory performance in China and weak pricing but says it will keep on investing in the UK following Brexit. The world’s biggest food company reported first half profits of $4.3bn to the end of June, down 9 percent on the year while sales in the first half came in at $45bn. Other companies mentioned are Hain Celestial, Unilever and Ingredion.
13 Sep 2022 --- Consumers are demanding more from food and beverage brands than ever before, with better health and sustainability top of mind. However, the taste experience is still key. Ingredion helps companies understand the impact reducing sugar can have on their brand. With its innovative portfolio of plant-based sweeteners and functional build back tools, global formulation expertise and new sugar reduction life cycle assessment, Ingredion approaches sugar reduction with health, taste, and sustainability in mind. Learn about the stevia innovations making this possible and how other sweetener options measure up.