US – American producer of flavors and fragrances IFF has launched Guardian Chelox 30C, a natural flavor that offers antioxidant, texturizing and moisture retention properties for mayonnaise and mayonnaise-based dressings.  

According to the food ingredients supplier, the new flavor is a plant-based blend that enables manufacturers to formulate without the addition of synthetic antioxidant ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA).  

The carrier-free, easy-to-use powder may be added to other dry ingredients without changing processing conditions, according to the company. 

Its launch is in response to a need in the market for a product that can enable reformulation of  mayonnaise-based products to meet clean label objectives while maintaining freshness and sensory quality throughout shelf life.

Caroline de Lamarlière, global food protection product manager at IFF says customer trials have validated the impact of Guardian Chelox 30C on flavor and freshness.  

“The effectiveness of this novel blend means it is a perfect ingredient for creating label friendly products with shorter ingredient lists when compared to the industry standard formulations,” she added.  

Duplaco ramps up algae production 

Meanwhile, Dutch-based food producer Duplaco is scaling up its chlorella capacity to take advantage of surging demand for quality algae in Southeast Asia, where much of the “super food” for plant-based meat and supplements is currently being produced. 

Chlorella is a single-celled, green freshwater algae that is highly sought after by food processors for its impressive nutritional profile.  

Duplaco’s chlorella contains a high percentage of protein (40%) as well as fiber, unsaturated fatty acids, and more than 40 different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and all amino acids.   

Marcel Oogink, founder and managing director of Duplaco says that a barrage of supply and quality challenges from Southeast Asia has caused the prices of container shipments to increase tenfold. 

The company, therefore, ramped up production from 15 tons to 200 to 300 tons per year to take advantage of this shortage.  

Its expansion follows its move from a pilot plant in Hengelo to commercial production in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands where cultivation  is independent of sunlight, weather and climate conditions, guaranteeing consistent quality. 

Duplaco says this type of production is more cost-effective because a high volume of chlorella can be produced with a small footprint. 

Setting production in the Netherlands also gives Duplaco a competitive advantage as production in Europe bypasses transparency and supply issues associated with importing algae from Southeast Asia. 

Duplaco’s already has an impressive list of customers that includes major manufacturers of supplements that explicitly promote their products, referring to their cultivation within the EU. 

The company’s goal is to increase our capacity to 1,500 tons per year –equivalent to 12.5% of current global production- in the next three to five years, reveals Oogink.  

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