Ingredion buys Western Polymer to expand capabilities in specialty starches

USA – Food and beverage ingredients provider, Ingredion has announced that it has acquired the US based potato and tapioca starches producer, Western Polymer for an undisclosed sum. According to the company, the deal expands its capacity in providing food and beverage industry customers with higher-value specialty ingredients. The transaction which also involves the operations…

Ingredion unveils new gum-based texturizers to strengthen portfolio

USA – Ingredion has unveiled new single hydrocolloids which include gum acacia, cellulose gum and tara gum to meet customer expectations and consumer need for differentiated texture and mouthfeel in food applications. According to Ingredion, the new gum-based range has greater ingredient functionality, including texture stability, emulsification and protein protection. They add to the company’s…

Ingredion’s Reb M stevia sweetener receives approval in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND - Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has approved Ingredion’s BESTEVIA Reb M Stevia Leaf Sweetener for use as an intense sweetener in food and beverages. The governmental standards authority said that through a detailed risk assessment, it found no public health or safety concerns regarding the sweetener. BESTEVIA® Reb M stevia leaf sweetener…

Ingredion unveils virtual lab and dairy expertise for EMEA region

USA – Ingredion Incorporated has introduced virtual lab, Inside Idea Labs in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), bringing its dairy applications and expertise in the region. Dairy manufacturers will be able to benefit from the company’s broad portfolio of solutions including ingredients, health and clean label and other dairy applications. The virtual…

Ingredion unveils ‘calorie-reducing’ allulose sweetener in America

USA – Global ingredient solutions provider, Ingredion has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Japan’s leading producer of specialty ingredients, Matsutani Chemical Industry Co. to unveil a ‘calorie-reducing’ allulose sweetener in America. Matsutani will manufacture the new product, Astraea Allulose in Mexico and market it across the Americas starting 2019. With wide…

Ingredion launches its first Idea Lab innovation centre in Kenya

KENYA – The global ingredients solution provider, Ingredion Incorporated has launched a new state-of-the-art Idea Lab innovation centre in Nairobi, Kenya, the company’s first in the region. According to Ingredion, the centre seeks to deliver the much needed technical support and culinary know-how to customers across Eastern Africa. It is set to benefit food and…

Ingredion launches new clean label potato fiber for meat and savory applications

USA – The food and beverage ingredient corporative, Ingredion has expanded its portfolio with a new clean label potato fiber for bakery, savory and meat products applications. The new Potex and Potex Crown potato fibres allows manufacturers to achieve appealing textures in processed meats and savory applications while in bakery, they optimize consumer appeal. They…

Ingredion announces US$60m investment of specialty food ingredients in Asia

ASIA - Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions, today announced US$60 million of planned investments to grow its specialty food ingredients business in Asia. According to the company, it commenced expansion of its modified and clean-label specialty starch capabilities in tapioca, waxy corn and rice early last year. The investments include a…

Azelis steps up its market presence in Indonesia

INDONESIA – Azelis, the leading specialty producer and supplier, has announced that it will exhibit at Fi Asia Jakarta, Indonesia, the region’s most prominent food and beverage event, for the first time, expanding its market presence. According to the company, it expanded into Indonesia with the opening of an office in Jakarta in 2017. Antonius…

Ingredion accelerates a Cost Smart program to improve profitability and choice

USA – Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has accelerated its Cost Smart program designed to improve profitability and deliver increased value to shareholders. The company has accelerated the Cost Smart savings program by establishing a US$125 million target by year-end 2021 through reduction of Cost of Sales and…