Ingredion unveils new gum-based texturizers to strengthen portfolio

USA – Ingredion has unveiled new single hydrocolloids which include gum acacia, cellulose gum and tara gum to meet customer expectations and consumer need for differentiated texture and mouthfeel in food applications. According to Ingredion, the new gum-based range has greater ingredient functionality, including texture stability, emulsification and protein protection. They add to the company’s…

Tate & Lyle launches stevia sustainability project in partnership with Earthwatch

UK – Food and beverage ingredients supplier, Tate & Lyle has partnered Earthwatch, an international environment body to launch a new research project to assess the sustainability of the stevia sweetener supply chain. The strategic review will be carried out by Earthwatch, Tate & Lyle and its stevia partner Sweet Green Fields will join expertise…

Ishida Europe opens Quality Control Demonstration Centre in the UK

UK – Food packing machinery company, Ishida Europe has inaugurated a Control Demonstration Centre at its UK headquarters in Woodgate, Birmingham to demonstrate its capabilities in packing line systems for food industries. The center will be open to food manufacturers who will have an opportunity to see how the equipments and their entire systems work…

Aldi and Graham’s The Family Dairy inks milk supply deal worth US$71m

SCOTLAND – UK supermarket chain Aldi has entered into a five-year milk supply agreement with Scottish milk producer Graham’s The Family Dairy in a deal worth approximately US$71.06 million (£55 million). Graham’s The Family Dairy will supply Aldi with fresh Scottish milk in all of its stores across Scotland. The investment is an extension of…

Symrise opens sweet goods and dairy laboratory in the US

USA – Flavors and fragrances company, Symrise has inaugurated an upgraded sweet laboratory dedicated to development of new prototypes for sweet goods and dairy applications in New Jersey, USA. The Food & Dairy Applications laboratory will host a team of experts from the company, with a role to help customers meet their flavor development needs…

Givaudan opens US$59.8m flavours manufacturing facility in India

INDIA – World flavors and fragrances company, Givaudan has inaugurated a new flavours manufacturing facility valued at US$59.8 million in Pune, India as it expands its capabilities in the country. The investment, which is also the company’s largest in India supports its growth ambitions in Asia Pacific, a high growth market where increasing consumer demand…

IFF’s Frutarom division gets organic certification for annatto color extracts

USA - Frutarom Natural Solutions, the flavour division of International Flavors & Fragrances Frutarom has received organic certification for its natural annatto color extracts. The ingredient was granted organic certifications from both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and The European Organic Certifiers Council. The product is used to provide a yellow to reddish color to foods and beverages,…

Cargill launches initiative for a sustainable red seaweed supply chain

BELGIUM – Agribusiness giant, Cargill has unveiled a new initiative called Red Seaweed Promise designed to enhance global supply chain traceability and transparency while conserving the environment. In addition to improving producers’ prosperity, the program establishes sustainability standards for sourcing red seaweed, raw material that produces carrageenan, a texturizer ingredient used in dairy, confectionery and…

ADM reports 5.8% rise in full-year revenues with lower earnings in Q4

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has reported lower than expected earnings in the Q4 while full-year revenues increased by 5.8% to US$64.34 billion boosted by major business segments. In the year ended December 31, the company’s largest segment, origination, recorded a 3.9% increase in revenues while this declined in the fourth quarter, registering…

Givaudan, Nestle, Buhler form Future Food Initiative to check food trends

SWITZERLAND – World food companies Givaudan, Nestle and Buhler have launched the Future Food Initiative to accelerate research in the development of on-trend, nutritious and sustainable food products. The co-founders will promote joint research in collaboration with Swiss universities in a bid to develop sustainable food as well as packaging solutions in the food and…