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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Symrise opens new innovation center in Dubai to better serve Middle East clients

DUBAI – Symrise, a major producer of flavors for the food industry, has established a new innovation center in Dubai in order to deliver better taste solutions customized for the Middle East region.  The company is reported to have invested around €1 million (about US$1.2m) into the new facility that houses development, application, and sensory laboratories. Symrise says it aims to use the new center to support the development of consumer-led concepts and taste solutions for categories such as beverages, culinary, dairy, snacks and confectionery.  The dedicated application and sensory laboratories will particularly come in handy in supporting the teams in areas from marketing, sensory and consumer insights to…

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Symrise creates chicken solutions that meet the rising demand for ethical food and drinks

US – Diana Food, a subsidiary of German producer of flavours and fragrances Symrise, has launched a range of Organic and Animal Welfare Poultry solutions specifically developed to meet the rising demand for ethical food and drink among consumers around the world. Diana Food’s organic solutions are comprised of organic hen broth, hen bone broth, organic hen meat powder, and organic hen fat. The broths are available in both liquid and dehydrated forms. In the Animal Welfare offer,  Diana Food’s products include liquid and dehydrated free range chicken extracts; free…

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Symrise appoints Dr Jean-Yves Parisot as head of newly created Flavor & Nutrition segment

GERMANY – Symrise AG, a major producer of flavours and fragrances, has appointed Dr Jean-Yves Paris to the newly created Flavour and Nutrition segment. Jean-Yves Parisot (56) has been Head of the Nutrition/Diana business unit since 2014 and a member of the Executive Board of Symrise AG since October 2016. In his role, he was most recently responsible for the successful acquisition of ADF/IDF in the U.S. Prior to the acquisition and integration of Diana Group, he headed the Food Division within the Diana Group for five years. The Flavour…

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Symrise partners with three companies to offer turnkey project management solution

GLOBAL – Symrise, a supplier of natural flavor and nutrition solutions, has partnered with three other companies with significant beverage commercialization expertise to launch Incubev, which will help brand owners bring their beverages to market faster by offering a unique turnkey project management solution It has partnered with Haney, a Packaging Microfactory, PTI, a leader in packaging development and Califormulations, a unique provider of beverage formulas and small-scale production for commercialization trials. The companies are harnessing their collective knowledge and expertise to dramatically accelerate pre-commercial activities including product development, package…

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Symrise, Kellogg partner to achieve 100% responsibly sourced vanilla by 2020 in Madagascar

MADAGASCAR – American multinational food manufacturing company, Kellogg Company has partnered with German flavour and fragrance manufacturer, Symrise, to undertake a three-year project in Madagascar, targeted to promote responsibly sourcing 100 % of Kellogg’s vanilla by 2020. In 2019, Kellogg joined the growing “Symrise and Friends” family of private sector partners. They work together to deliver synergistic benefits for the vanilla farming communities and the biodiverse environment in which they live.  The partnership is scaling up for greater impact with the other program partners including Unilever, GIZ and Save the…

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Symrise undertakes technological advancement in South African grapefruit processing factory

SOUTH AFRICA – German flavour and fragrance manufacturer, Symrise has entered into a special partnership with South African white grapefruit supplier Klaus Böcker to undertake technological advancement into the production line of white grapefruit of the Nkwaleni Processors factory in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The technological advancement which includes its patented SymTrap technology, will enable the upcycling of side streams that would otherwise go to waste, turning these aroma materials into signature taste solutions. This approach will enable Symrise to improve its environmental footprint and also to expand its citrus range…

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Symrise opens new US$55m flavorings production site in China

CHINA – German flavour and fragrance manufacturer,Symrise has opened a new production site in Nantong, China, after investing €50 million (US$55 million) in the state-of-the-art production facility, the company’s biggest individual investment in China. Symrise initiated the investment in back in 2016 to enable the company benefit from the rapidly expanding flavor and fragrance market in the world’s second-largest economy. While the investment id geared towards the future and growth of the company in the market, Symrise says that the development also correlates with the history of the flavour house in…

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Symrise joins KitchenTown Berlin to support creation of a new sustainable food system

EUROPE – Symrise has teamed up with KitchenTown Berlin, a food and foodtech innovation network set up to positively impact the food system, to strengthen the platform’s concept of scaling impact driven and transformational food products. KitchenTown Berlin is the European platform and second location of the global innovation network, KitchenTown founded in 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Kitchen Town supports food startups from initial product concept, to scaling and market fit through providing entrepreneurs with access to facilities and industry know how on product development, commercialization,…

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Unilever opens US$94m global Foods Innovation Centre in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Unilever has opened a new €85 million (US$94m) global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, located in the “Food Valley” area in the Netherlands. The new center, named ‘Hive’ for its location amidst leading academic research centres, start-ups and external partners, will lead the company’s innovation programs for brands like Knorr, Hellmann’s, The Vegetarian Butcher and Calvė. According to the company, areas of research will include: plant-based ingredients and meat alternatives, efficient crops, sustainable food packaging and nutritious foods. The Foods Innovation Centre consists of…

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