Givaudan partners Bühler, Migros to launch cultured food innovation hub

SWITZERLAND – Givaudan, Bühler and Migros have joined forces to create a new pilot facility for cellular agricultural products, as they look to expand their presence in this high growth sector.  In cellular agriculture, animal cells are used as a starting point, and then technologies such as fermentation are employed for the cultivation of meat products.   The result is meat identical in structure and in taste to its animal counterpart with vastly reduced environmental impact and no mass farming or slaughter.  Located in The Valley in Kemptthal, Switzerland, the Cultured Food Innovation Hub will serve…

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Mane Kancor expands R&D capabilities with launch of new Innovation center

INDIA – Mane Kancor, a subsidiary of French flavour specialist Mane, has inaugrated a new Innovation center at its campus in Angamaly, India.   According to a statement from the food ingredients supplier, the new innovation center is housed in a 24000 Sq.ft building set in a vast stretch of land.   The state-of-the-art facility integrates all the research activities and product development initiatives in one comprehensive site with the support of expert analytical teams and top-of-the-line technologies.  Mane Kancor notes that the new facility will focus on innovations in natural shelf-life solutions, natural color solutions, culinary taste…

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Kerry completes US$1B acquisition of Niacet as Prinova expands portfolio with purchase of Ingredient House

IRELAND – Global taste and nutrition company Kerry has completed the acquisition of leading food protection and preservation technology supplier Niacet.  The acquisition which was previously announced in June this year aims to complement Kerry’s extensive portfolio of food protection and preservation technologies and processes.  A stronger Kerry portfolio coincides with strong consumer and market demand for technologies that preserve freshness, extend shelf life and reduce the global burden of food waste is accelerating.   Niacet boasts of a range that includes both conventional and clean label solutions and has a clear leadership position in bakery…

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ADM opens new Chinese flavour facility in quest to expand global nutritional capabilities

CHINA – ADM has opened a new state-of-the-art, fully automated flavor production facility situated in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province, China in line with goal to expand its global nutritional capabilities.  The Pinghu facility will serve as ADM’s flavor supply hub in Asia Pacific (APAC), allowing it to leverage its expertise and leading-edge technologies.   The 27,000 sq m facility will also build out the ADM pantry to meet customer needs further and advance its growth strategy.  Additionally, the facility is strategically located within an hour of Shanghai, bringing geographic advantages for…

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Ingredion expands pulse-based protein capacity, continues investment in future of sugar reduction

CANADA – Plant-based ingredient solutions provider, Ingredion Inc. has cut ribbon to its new production facility for flours and concentrates at its Canadian manufacturing assets in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan. The pulse-based protein facility which was acquired from Verdient Foods in November 2020, currently produces flours and concentrates from pulses such as peas, lentils and fava beans that are sustainably sourced from North American farms. The added capacity, which includes a new production line with proprietary processing technology, will enable food and beverage brands to answer consumer demand for sustainable, plant-based proteins…

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Oterra beefs up natural colour offering with acquisition of Symrise’s Diana Food’s coloring business

GERMANY – Oterra, formerly known as Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S, has signed a transactional agreement with German flavour and fragrance company Symrise, to acquire its natural food coloring business, Diana Food’s. Following the completion of the transaction, Oterra will fully integrate Diana Food’s natural coloring business into its world class offering. This is the second acquisition in a short period of time for Oterra since its acquisition by private equity firm EQT and becoming a standalone company. In June this year, the food ingredients company acquired SECNA Natural Ingredients…

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Booming citrus fibre market gains US$50m investment from CP Kelco to expand processing capacity

BRAZIL – Global ingredient solutions provider, CP Kelco has announced it will invest over US$50 million to expand production capacity for its Nutrava Citrus Fiber at its Brazilian facility, following strong customer demand and market potential. The project will add a second NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber production line to the company’s facility in Matão, increasing total capacity to approximately 5,000 metric tons. This is the second major move in the pectin space this month as Cargill inaugurated a US$150 million pectin production facility in Bebedouro – the heart of Brazil’s citrus-growing…

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JBT-Avure enhances efficiency, versatility of high-pressure pasteurization with launch of FlexiBulk

US – JBT-Avure, formally known as JBT Corporation, has unveiled a new bulk high-pressure pasteurization (HPP) technology aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the pasteurization process.   Known as FlexiBulk, the new technology boasts fill speeds of up to 55 gallons per minute. The machine HPPs both individually packaged products, and food and beverage bulk products, simultaneously.  With FlexiBulk, filling and unfilling is done outside the HPP press, resulting in the FlexiBulk being able to fill bags, in baskets, while other bags are being pressed and unfilled.   The new technology also has an added advantage…

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Cargill opens US$150m pectin processing plant in Brazil to meet demand for clean label texturising ingredients

BRAZIL – American privately held global food corporation Cargill has opened a new US$150 million processing plant in Bebedouro, Brazil to enable it meet the increasing demand for clean label texturising ingredients.  Located in Brazil’s citrus growing region, the new site provides a large supply of fresh fruit peels – the raw material used in pectin production.   With an abundance of raw materials at its disposal, the new site will produce the full suite of Cargill’s pectin offerings, enabling the global food corporation to expand its presence in South America…

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Niall FitzGerald to Chair Olam Food Ingredients’ Board of Directors

SINGAPORE – Olam International Limited has appointed Niall FitzGerald as the Chair of the Board of Directors for its operating group, Olam Food Ingredients (“OFI”), effective 9 September 2021.   OFI was created in early 2020 following the announcement of the re-organization of Olam to unlock and maximize its long-term value.   FitzGerald’s appointment comes as OFI seeks a primary listing on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange, and a concurrent secondary listing in Singapore in H1 2022.   Niall FitzGerald commented: “It is an honour to be invited by the Olam…

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