Fonterra considers sale of stake in Brazilian joint venture, to close Australian facility

USA – New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra has announced that it has reached an agreement with Nestle for potential sale of respective stakes in their Dairy Partners Americas (DPA) Brasil joint venture. Fonterra has also unveiled plans to close its Dennington site in Australia, a move it says is part of its new strategic direction-…

Givaudan to acquire Vietnamese flavor company Golden Frog

VIETNAM – Swiss flavors and fragrances company, Givaudan has announced that it has agreed to acquire Golden Frog, a Vietnamese company owned flavor house for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is part of the company’s 2020 strategy to strengthen its naturals capabilities and its presence in the high growth markets of Asia Pacific. Established in…

Ingredion launches corn-based clean label starch for lower-fat products

USA – Ingredion has unveiled a new corn-based clean label starch suitable for production of indulgence textures in healthier foods such as lower-fat and lower-calorie products. NOVATION Indulge 2920 starch enables food producers to improve mouthfeel by offering the same functionality as a modified starch while replacing or reducing ingredients such as fat and oil,…

Global food firms commit to phase out industrial transfats by 2023

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverage companies and members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have pledged to phase out industrially produced trans-fat from the global food supply by 2023. The twelve food and beverage giants have agreed to adopt enhanced worldwide commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fats (iTFAs) from their…

Corbion launches clean-label conditioner for high quality tortillas

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch food and biochemicals company, Corbion has unveiled new tortilla conditioner that improves the quality of tortillas while meeting the need for cleaner ingredient label. Called Tortilla Suave CL, the new range delivers high-end functionality without relying on conventional dough improvers. It can be added on top of existing tortilla formulas to…

Ingredion expands virtual lab capabilities to dairy application in Asia Pacific

ASIA – Global ingredients company, Ingredion has extended its virtual laboratory capabilities, INSIDE IDEA LABS to the dairy market in the Asia-Pacific region. The virtual dairy lab brings insights and application expertise in dairy product formulation to food and beverage manufacturers, while ensuring they meet consumer needs in the fast-growing segment. The virtual dairy lab…

Symrise partners Califormulations LLC to foster beverage innovation

USA – Symrise has formed a strategic partnership with Califormulations, LLC to create a unique platform that will foster beverage innovation. Symrise is set to leverage on Califormulations’ expertise in end-to-end beverage innovation in consumer-packaged goods. The new platform combines beverage expertise and innovation capabilities with the ability to quickly develop shelf-ready, scalable products. Customers…

Azelis and CP Kelco expands distribution partnership in the Nordics

EUROPE – Azelis, leading specialty ingredients supplier has announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with CP Kelco to serve the food and beverage industry in the Nordic region. With the deal which becomes effective 23 June 2019, Azelis becomes the exclusive distributor of CP Kelco products for customers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland,…

FrieslandCampina unveils new global ingredients organisation

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch multinational dairy cooperative, FrieslandCampina has relaunched its global ingredients company, FrieslandCampina Ingredients to explore growth in health and nutrition. The new strategic organisation incorporates its four individual customer segments: Early Life Nutrition, Adult Nutrition, Food & Beverages, and Animal Nutrition, providing it with a better competitive edge in the global nutrition…

Chr. Hansen to launch new culture that reduces added sugar in fermented dairy

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen is set to launch new Sweety Y-1 claimed to be the first culture in the world that allows dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar. According to FoodIngredientsFirst report, culture helps address modern market trends and consumer demands for healthy food by reducing added sugar without compromising…