Bunge partners IMCD to expand presence in Europe’s lecithin market

NETHERLANDS – Bunge, a leading oilseeds processing company and one of the world’s largest lecithin producers, is looking to expand its presence in Europe’s lecithin market through a partnership with IMCD. The exclusive distribution partnership was entered by Bunge Loders Croklaan, Bunge’s plant-based lipids business and IMCD’s Food and Nutrition division. According to a statement from Bunge, the agreement which is effective immediately, allows IMCD to distribute Bunge Loders Croklaan’s complete BungeMaxx lecithin portfolio in Europe. Specifically, IMCD will be the exclusive distributor of Bunge’s lecithin portfolio in Austria, Belgium,…

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Bunge unveils infant formula ingredient that “mimics the fat composition of Chinese mother’s milk”

CHINA – American based food ingredients supplier Bunge Loders Croklaan has announced the launch of Betapol Select, a lipid ingredient for infant formula that “mimics the fat composition of Chinese mother’s milk”. According to a statement from Bunge, the new ingredient is developed out of a recent study that showed existence in variation in mother’s breast milk from different regions. “Research in infant nutrition made us understand that macronutrients in human breast milk vary – not only with lactation stages, diurnally and within feeds, but also regionally. These regional differences…

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Bunge opens first shea butter processing plant in Ghana strengthening its processing capabilities

GHANA – Global agribusiness company, Bunge Limited through its specialty oils and fats business, Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has inaugurated a state-of-the-art shea butter processing facility in Tema, Ghana. According to Bunge, the processing facility is a fully automated solvent fractionation plant that processes raw shea butter made from locally collected and crushed shea nuts into two major products i.e. shea olein and shea stearin. The Shea stearin undergoes further processing in the company’s facilities in The Netherlands, Malaysia, US and Canada to produce ingredients that can be used in…

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Bunge Loders Croklaan opens new edible oils facility in China

CHINA – Bunge-owned edible oils business, Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has inaugurated a new edible oils processing facility in Xiamen, China. The facility expands BLC’s capability to deliver plant-based specialty oils and fats ingredients for the food and foodservice industry to meet growing demand in China and around the world as well. It also includes a Creative Studio, designed to develop innovative ingredient and food solutions for the Chinese market. “China is an extremely dynamic and growing food market, and this state-of-the-art processing plant in Xiamen is illustrative of our…

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Bunge Loders Croklaan launches new liquid margarine for artisanal and industrial bakeries

USA – Bunge Loders Croklaan, a leading global producer of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats, has launched its new, next-generation, liquid margarine: Delica Pro Gold. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the plant-based, clean-label margarine for artisanal and industrial bakeries will be featured for the first time at IBA in Munich, later this month. Delica Pro Gold is a liquid, non-hydrogenated margarine without E-numbers and contains no artificial colors or flavors. Delica Pro Gold is low in saturated fatty acids and high in functionality. The formulation is based on a precisely…

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Bunge Loders Croklaan launches low 3-MCPDE level palm oil portfolio

USA – Bunge Loders Croklaan, a leading global producer of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats, can now offer its entire palm oil food portfolio with low 3-MCPDE levels, in addition to its already available low Glycidyl Esters (GE) portfolio. According to the company, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) published Scientific Opinion points to concerns with regards to the presence of some substances (3-MCPD Esters (3-MCPDE) and Glycidyl Esters (GE)) found in refined vegetable oils and fats. The European Union Regulation (EU) 2018/290 limit of <1 ppm for…

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Bunge Loders Croklaan to launch non-GMO sunflower lecithin solution

USA – Bunge Loders Croklaan, the global business-to-business plant-based oils and fats business of Bunge, will debut BungeMaxx sunflower lecithin, a Non-GMO Project Verified ingredient with a range of benefits for food and beverages, including emulsification, crystallization control, and more. BungeMaxx sunflower lecithin is Non-GMO Project Verified, plant-based, and does not require labeling as an allergen in the U.S., making it a great choice for clean label applications. The company said that the sunflower seeds are sourced from farmers they know, and they oversee every step of production through to…

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