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…

Ingredion expands Idea Labs platform with new virtual lab

USA - The US based incorporated ingredient solutions provider, Ingredion has launched a virtual lab for beverages, ‘Inside Idea Labs’, an extension of the global network of Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centers. The virtual lab is an interactive online platform equipped with resources and content developed by experts at the company’s brick-and-mortar labs around the…

Ingredion launches new certified, clean label organic starches in North America

USA - The Illinois ingredient provider, Ingredion has launched two new certified, organic starches, an addition to its clean-label range for the US and Canada. The starches, Novation Prima 309 and 609 boast of superior eating experiences suitable for organic products that undergo harsh process conditions and require high freeze/thaw stability, such as organic savory…

Ingredion launches nature-based plating agent that transforms liquids into powders

ASIA - The US based ingredients maker, Ingredion has launched a high-capacity, nature based plating agent that allows manufacturers transform a variety of both oil and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients. Developed by Ingredion scientists in their Idea Labs, N-ZORBIT 2144 is a unique, porous structure that increases the surface area exposed to liquids, facilitating…

Ingredion profit in the first quarter up 13% on strong operations in S. America

USA - Ingredion has reported US$140 million in profit, up 13% on strong operations in South America offset by higher freight and production costs in North America which weighed heavily on earnings in the first quarter. In the period ended March 31, net sales increased 1% from US$1.453 billion to US$1.469 billion. As a result…

Ingredion names Nigerian Elizabeth Adefioye to head its global HR role

USA - Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has announced that it expects Elizabeth Adefioye to be named senior vice president and chief human resources (HR) officer effective March 1, 2018. According to the company, she will become a member of the executive leadership team and is expected to…

SweeGen, Ingredion announce Mexico’s approval of Reb M stevia product

MEXICO - SweeGen and Ingredion have announced that Mexico’s federal sanitary agency has approved SweeGen's latest generation sweetener, Reb M, derived from the stevia leaf for use in food and beverage categories already approved for steviol glycosides. The approval by the Federal Commission of Protection of Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) comes after the review of the…

Ingredion expands rice ingredients portfolio

USA - Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global ingredients solutions company, has launched two multifunctional rice flours, Homecraft Create 835 and 865, as part of expanding its rice ingredients portfolio. The company said that the new rice flours are designed to suit even the most challenging of applications, including in soups and sauces. Food manufacturers can…

Ingredion launches low-sugar glucose syrup to cut on sugar

USA - Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has introduced a new line of low-sugar glucose syrups. Called Versasweet, the new glucose syrup has been introduced to help decrease the amount of sugar on labels, while at the same time manufacturers can also make product labels more appealing by…