Kröner-Stärke debuts starch flakes for use in clean-label products

GERMANY - Kröner-Stärke, a German producer of natural wheat starches, has boosted its range of starch flakes to include a new instant porridge, pre-gelatinized wheat starch flakes, corn starch flakes, waxy maize starch flakes and whole flour starches for use in healthy clean-label food products.  The company’s new starch flakes offer exceptional dispersion properties, making…

Muehlenchemie opens first African technology center

NIGERIA – German food ingredients solutions provider Mühlenchemie GmbH has opened its first technology center in Africa. The specialist for flour improvement and fortification has opened a baking laboratory in Lagos, Nigeria’s industrial heartland. The new facility in Lagos is the first technology center on the continent of Africa by the company. Having development capabilities…

Fuchs Groups acquires Bart Ingredients for an undisclosed sum

GERMANY – Fuchs Group, German’s largest spice producer, has acquired British herbs and spice company Bart Ingredients from the private equity firm Langholm Capital, for an undisclosed sum. Bart Ingredients, previously owned by private equity firm Langholm Capital LLP, has been transformed significantly with an award-winning brand position, bespoke customer relationships together with enhanced and…

German confectioner takes stake in US muesli maker

GERMANY - Katjesgreenfood, the investment arm of German confectionery giant Katjes Group, focused on "sustainable food", has acquired a 15% stake in US muesli firm Seven Sundays through its Katjesgreenfood investment vehicle. Katjes is a confectionery company based in Emmerich am Rhein , which mainly produces liquorice and fruit gums. It is the third largest…