Kerry agrees to supply Renaissance’s acrylamide-reducing yeast technology

CANADA – Ireland based taste and nutrition company, Kerry has signed a license agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp to supply Renaissance’s yeast technology. The partnership expands Kerry’s clean label offering, will see the food company commercialize Renaissance’s Acryleast, a non-GMO acrylamide-reducing yeast enzyme, to food and beverage manufacturers starting 2019. Acryleast is a natural, non-GMO…

Univar secures food ingredients distribution deal with Tata Chemicals in Canada

CANADA – Global chemical and ingredient distributor, Univar and India based Tata Chemicals have announced a new distribution agreement for fermented, digestive health ingredients in Canada. Univar will be the exclusive distributor of Tata’s Fossence and Gossence prebiotic dietary fiber portfolio of ingredients for the Canadian market. These fibers are used in a wide range…

Flowers Foods acquires the gluten-free baker Canyon Bakehouse for US$205m

USA – Flowers Foods, the American premier baker has agreed to acquire Canyon Bakehouse, a gluten-free baking company based in Colorado, for approximately US$205 million. This includes a performance-based contingent payment of US$5 million, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to be completed later in the fourth quarter of 2018.…

DuPont launches new ascorbic acid alternative for the baking industry

CHINA – DuPont, an American conglomerate, is the first company that has launched a new ascorbic acid alternative, Hexose Oxidase, for the baking industry. According to the company, the hexose oxidase technology present in the DuPont Danisco GRINDAMYL SUREBake product range can utilize many different sugar molecules as a substrate rather than just glucose alone,…

Allied Bakeries releases a new loaf of bread with vitamin fortification in the 50/50 range

UK - Allied Bakeries-owned Kingsmill, a top ten UK grocery brand, will tap into interest in vitamin fortification with a new loaf of bread, part of its 50/50 range. According to FoodBev, the Kingsmill 50/50 Vitamin Boost contains seven different kinds of vitamins and minerals – including iron and vitamin B6, which contribute to the…

Corbion launches vinegar-based mold inhibitor for bakers

NETHERLANDS – Corbion, a Dutch food and biochemicals company, has launched a natural mold inhibitor, Verdad MP100, which matches calcium propionate for mold control and tops competing clean-label solutions for bakers. According to the company, the new, naturally derived preservative is not the first clean label mold inhibitor to reach the market, but it is…

Bunge Loders Croklaan launches new liquid margarine for artisanal and industrial bakeries

USA - Bunge Loders Croklaan, a leading global producer of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats, has launched its new, next-generation, liquid margarine: Delica Pro Gold. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the plant-based, clean-label margarine for artisanal and industrial bakeries will be featured for the first time at IBA in Munich, later this month. Delica Pro…

Bakkavor announces US$13.9m strategic acquisition of Haydens Bakery

UK - Bakkavor Group plc, the leading provider of fresh prepared food, has announced the acquisition of Haydens Bakery Limited from Real Good Food PLC, a deal valued at US$13.9 million. According to the company, the acquisition of Haydens increases the breadth and depth of our desserts range, extending our offering in in-store bakery, as…