EFSA to consider limits for kaurenoic acid, an impurity found in stevia

EUROPE - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is considering a recommendation to the European Union to set limits for the kaurenoic acid (KA), an impurity found in stevia, a sweetener and sugar substitute. Last month, EFSA held a technical meeting with representatives from Cargill, International Stevia Council (ISC), Pure Circle, Coca Cola, Sweegen and…

DSM launches enzymatic solution against acrylamide formation on food

NETHERLANDS - DSM, a global science-based company, has launched PreventASe XR, an enzymatic solution that prevents the formation of acrylamide in high-pH applications such as corn chips, biscuits, and crackers. FoodingredientsFirst reported that PreventASe is positioned as a trusted acrylamide-reduction solution proven to reduce acrylamide in processed foods by up to 95 percent. While PreventASe…

DSM acquires an equity stake in Mixfit Inc. to enter B2C personalized nutrition

USA - Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, announces it has acquired an equity stake in personalized nutrition company Mixfit Inc. as the largest shareholder with approximately 50% of shares. Mixfit is a privately-held personalized nutrition solution start-up company based in Boston (Massachusetts, USA). This investment builds on…

DSM launches an enzyme that allows bakers to reduce ascorbic acid in bread

NETHERLANDS - Royal DSM has launched a new enzyme called BakeZyme AAA that allows bakers to reduce the level of ascorbic acid in their recipes while not compromising on flavor and texture. This is an addition to its range of BakeZyme enzymes portfolio used in various applications including brewing, baking, fruit processing, dairy, oils &…

DSM targets acquisitions in Nutrition and reduce greenhouse emissions

NETHERLANDS - DSM, the Dutch speciality chemicals company said in a strategy update that it targets value-creating acquisitions predominantly in Nutrition as well as step-up its ambitious goals regarding the reduction of GHG emissions, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. The company said given its science-based competencies, it works on delivering on global megatrends…

DSM launches new cheese ripening enzyme for clean label dairy

NETHERLANDS - The global company active in health and nutrition has launched a benzoate-free cheese ripening enzyme, accelerating their clean label strategy through an innovative choice of ingredients. The new ingredient, Accelerzyme® CPG, allows cheesemakers to respond to growing consumer demand for dairy products with a clean and clear label. It eliminates the use of…

DSM wins yeast patent infringement case against Lallemand

USA - Royal DSM, the Dutch multinational company has won a patent infringement case against Lallemand related to low-glycerol yeast technology applicable in ethanol production. The verdict was granted in a Federal Court in Wisconsin ruling that all glycerol reducing ethanol yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe DSM’s US Patent. Following a failed attempt to…

DSM reports strong organic sales growth driven by higher vitamin prices in Q1

NETHERLANDS - DSM first quarter 2018 results have featured continued strong organic sales growth by 11% in addition to higher prices in some vitamins as a result of exceptional supply disruptions in the industry. While net profit increased 122% to US$391.8 million, DSM expects an Adjusted EBITDA growth towards 25% as it expects sales to…

Rwandan DSM’s venture, AIF nominated for Global Award

RWANDA - The Rwandan fortified food factory, Africa Improved Foods (AIF), has been nominated as a finalist to the 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards (WCIA), in the food category, reports KT Press. WCIA, now in its second year, celebrates businesses, policies, and non-profits that are poised to help shift society to a more sustainable and…

DSM, Evonik announce joint venture for omega-3s production

NETHERLANDS – Leading Dutch and German ingredients solutions companies DSM and Evonik have established a new company to manufacture omega-3 solutions for the animal feed industry. Dubbed Veramaris V.O.F., the new company will manufacture eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. The 50/50 joint venture…