Olam Foods Ingredients scales up efforts to enhance sustainability in global cashew supply chains

UK – Olam Food Ingredients (OFI), has published new targets aimed at making the global cashew supply chain more sustainable and rewarding to the farmer.  According to OFI, despite cashews being in high demand, cashew farmers are among the poorest in the world with no enough income to feed their families, afford much-needed healthcare or send their children to school.   Through its new sustainability targets, OFI hopes to change this narrative and encourage others in the sector to collaborate for measurable change.   The Cashew Trail strategy sets 2030 targets across OFI’s cashew business – in line with the United…

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Arla’s global ingredients business poised for growth following partnership with Dale Farms

DENMARK – Arla’s global ingredients business is set to grow even further following a new partnership between its parent company Arla and Northern Ireland dairy company, Dale Farms.   According to a statement from Arla, the new partnership will allow Dale Farm to supply whey protein concentrate for Arla’s global ingredients business which will be used as an ingredient in infant formula and consumer health ingredients.  This is the first time the two dairy cooperatives have partnered as part of a significant supply contract.   AFI is a supplier of refined whey ingredients within the…

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Kerry to acquire perseveration technology company Niacet for US$1.01B

NETHERLANDS – Kerry, an Irish-based global taste and nutrition company, has signed an agreement to acquire preservation technology company Niacet in a deal estimated to be worth US$1.014 billion (€853 million).  Niacet specializes in food preservation and has exclusive drying and granulation process technologies in its key market categories of Bakery, Meat and Pharma.  It also has cost-effective low-sodium preservation systems for both meat and plant-based food across conventional and clean label solutions.  According to a statement from Kerry, the acquisition will bolster its efforts to strengthen its own technologies for food protection and preservation. …

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DSM launches new yogurt culture to help manufacturers meet clean label requirements

NETHERLANDS – DSM, a Dutch multinational health and nutrition company, has extended its yogurt culture portfolio to include DelvoFresh YS-042 that helps manufacturers meet clean label requirements without compromising on quality. According to a statement from DSM, the new culture enables dairy processors to create stirred yogurt that stays “extra mild, creamy and thick throughout its shelf life,” without the need for extra texturizers. “Manufacturers can reduce the number of thickening agents and added proteins needed to create a creamy and thick stirred yogurt with the DelvoFresh YS-042 culture,” says…

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Oterra eyes natural color businesses of flavour and fragrance giant Symrise

GERMANY —Oterra, formerly known as Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S is eyeing the natural food coloring business of German flavour and fragrance company Symrise in an effort to bolster its position in the food ingredients space. According to a statement from Symrise AG, Oterra’s offer includes approximately 80 employees of Diana Food in two production facilities located in France and the United Kingdom. “Symrise welcomes the offer from Oterra,” said Jean-Yves Parisot, PhD, president of Flavor & Nutrition at Symrise. The two production sites that would be affected by a…

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South African packaging manufacturers Consol, Mpact expand production capacities to meet demand

SOUTH AFRICA – South African glass packaging manufacturer, Consol Glass is set to re-embark on its R1.5 billion (US$106.69m) investment in a new factory which was indefinitely put on hold last year, due to the reduction in demand for glass products driven by the Covid-19 pandemic and government’s ban on the sale of alcohol. The glass maker has revealed that it is reviewing the decision after production and the sale of glass bottles returned to pre-Covid levels. To this end, CEO Mike Arnold told Business Live, that the company is…

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Corbion upgrades listeria control model to bolster food safety efforts

NETHERLANDS – Corbion, a leading food ingredients supplier, has upgraded its Listeria control model to increase the accuracy of food safety measures and enhance speed-to-market for new product developments. Improvements to the newly relaunched CLCM have made the job of identifying the most effective and cost-efficient Listeria control method very simple, says the Dutch company. It uses pH, Aw water activity (Aw), salt content and other parameters to determine the optimum antimicrobial to achieve the desired level of Listeria control. Developers of the enhanced Corbion Listeria Control Model (CLCM) leveraged…

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CP Kelco bolsters R&D capabilities with launch of new innovation centre in Atlanta, US

US – CP Kelco, a US based global manufacturer of nature-based ingredients for the food industry, has opened a new innovation centre in Atlanta, US to expand its global network of innovation and technical support facilities.  The Atlanta innovation center is designed as an open, collaborative space for scientists and customers to engage in ingredient research, problem-solving, development and pilot plant scale-up of food, beverage, home care, personal care and other consumer and industrial products.  According to CP Kelco, the new innovation 24,000 square-foot centre features laboratories devoted to microbiology, fermentation and application development for industrial and consumer purposes. …

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Symrise opens new innovation center in Dubai to better serve Middle East clients

DUBAI – Symrise, a major producer of flavors for the food industry, has established a new innovation center in Dubai in order to deliver better taste solutions customized for the Middle East region.  The company is reported to have invested around €1 million (about US$1.2m) into the new facility that houses development, application, and sensory laboratories. Symrise says it aims to use the new center to support the development of consumer-led concepts and taste solutions for categories such as beverages, culinary, dairy, snacks and confectionery.  The dedicated application and sensory laboratories will particularly come in handy in supporting the teams in areas from marketing, sensory and consumer insights to…

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IFF launches new solution to support clean label baking in South America

BRAZIL- IFF, a leading food ingredient supplier, has unveiled a new, innovative bakery solution aimed at helping South American bakers produce clean label bread and pastries.  Known as GRINDSTED® POWERBake Clean, the new solution is a blend of soy lecithin, enzymes, and natural soluble fiber and is an alternative to the dough strengtheners currently used in bread formulations. Its use, therefore, makes it possible to avoid the use of oxidizing agents that are traditionally used in bakery, some of which have names that consumers are unfamiliar with.  Hopping on the clean label bandwagon  With IFFs new ingredients,…

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