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Ingredion is a leading global ingredients solutions company. We make sweeteners, starches, nutrition ingredients and biomaterials that are used by customers in everyday products from foods and beverages to paper and pharmaceuticals.
We turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into ingredients that make crackers crunchy, candy sweet, yogurt creamy, lotions and creams silky, plastics biodegradable and tissues softer and stronger. Our innovative ingredient solutions help customers stay on trend with simple ingredients and gluten-free or high-fibre foods that appeal to today's consumers.
Grounded in our values of Care First, Be Preferred, Everyone Belongs, Innovate Boldly and Owner's Mindset, we employ approximately 11,000 employees around the world. Our customers operate in more than 120 countries and represent 60 diverse sectors, including food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries.Products / Markets
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
23 Feb 2023 --- The potential to transform food that would previously have gone to waste has attracted many players in the food industry to explore upcycling ingredients. However, as the trend... Read More
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
15 Feb 2023 --- When it comes to fortifying food products with fiber, formulators have stepped up the natural profile of the ingredients they use and are turning their focus to the fine print of... Read More
24 Jan 2023 --- Tech tycoon Bill Gates is backing, through its Breakthrough Energy Ventures accelerator, Rumin8, a start-up targeting methane emissions in agriculture through its synthetically... Read More
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
20 Jan 2023 --- This week in industry news, the cost of living and food price hikes are prevalent, with the war in Ukraine adding further pressure to household bills. Edinburgh became the first... Read More
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
07 Dec 2022 --- A cohort of new food technologies, highly functional health ingredients, emergent sensory sciences and unique manufacturing processes are taking center stage at the Fi Innovation... Read More
18 Jan 2023 --- Many companies are realizing that formulating for sustainability is very complex, they might choose to go non-GMO, but that raises the carbon footprint, for example. Companies being able to show a balanced landscape of an ingredient, how it performs ethically as well as environmentally and functionally, is what Ingredion is starting to see emerge as the latest trend.
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.
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.
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.