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Ingredion cracks the code to transform 'almost any liquid' into a powder

Turning thick honey or chocolate syrup into a flowable powder can be done cheaply and easily thanks to a highly porous plating agent that can replace spray drying, says Ingredion.

GSK plans Horlicks factory closure: 73 jobs at risk

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plans to sell its UK malted milk drink brand, Horlicks, and to close its Slough factory, putting 73 jobs at risk.

GSK to sell Horlicks brand in the UK

GSK has announced it intends to sell its Horlicks brand in the UK, and is proposing to close the associated manufacturing site in Slough. It also intends to sell its...

Caramel supplier Nigay to open €20m French factory

French caramel supplier Nigay is to invest €20 million in a second factory in Northern France.

Mondelez’s Toblerone may have grounds for candy shape-based lawsuit against Poundland

A British business advisory lawyer says Mondelēz could take action against Poundland for launching Twin Peaks chocolate that looks like its Toblerone brand because of its “unique and distinctive” shape....

European justice commissioner vows to end dual food quality practice in Central Europe

The European commissioner for consumers vowed to stamp out dual quality foods this week as she repeated concerns that selling products of a different quality in Eastern countries was permitted.

Natural umami flavours are a clean-label alternative to MSG, says Bell

Umami flavours can be a natural alternative to the not-so-clean-label monosodium glutamate (MSG), says Bell Flavours and Fragrances, as it launches six natural umami flavours including three yeast-free formulations.

GEA to build Asia’s largest milk production facility for Amul in India

GEA is set to build a new dairy plant in India for AmulFed Dairy that, when completed, will be the largest skim milk powder and dairy whitener plant in Asia.

Top 10 UK snack bar brands: goodnessKNOWS how Mars’ debut will change the playing field

Mars Chocolate has launched goodnessKNOWS bars in the UK, hitting the nerve of time that could disrupt the UK’s Top 10 snack bar brands, says Euromonitor.

Unilever slaps palm oil supplier SMS with suspension following damning deforestation report

Unilever has suspended buying palm oil from Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS), after concluding the supplier had been in breach of its no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation policies.

Over one quarter of Firmenich factories running on clean energy

Over one quarter of Firmenich's factories now run on renewable energy, putting it on track to power all of its manufacturing plants with 100% renewable energy by 2020.

GNT opens €3m research lab to double product development

Colouring foods manufacturer GNT has opened a new research and development laboratory in the Netherlands which will double its capacity for product development.

Barry Callebaut revenues grow with Mondelēz and GarudaFood deals

Barry Callebaut has grown revenues by +2.9% for the nine-months of fiscal 2016/17 driven by supply deals with Mondelēz and Indonesian biscuit maker GarudaFood.

Roha acquires Delta’s colours business for Middle East expansion

Indian natural colours and pigments major Roha will expand into the Middle East and North Africa following its acquisition of the colour division of Delta Aromatics.

Coca-Cola to double recycled plastic content in bottles

Coca-Cola European Partners has pledged to double the amount of recycled plastic used in its bottles in Great Britain, as part of a new sustainability strategy launched today. 

Trade, skills and innovation have ‘untapped export potential,’ says FDF report

Improving the UK's efforts in trade, skills development and innovation are key recommendations in a Food and Drink Federation (FDF) - commissioned report that outlines ways to boost the country’s 2.2% share of the global...

Avril strengthens lecithin range with acquisition

Oil giant Avril has strengthened its lecithin portfolio with the acquisition of French supplier Novastell.

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Germany donates €150,000 to boost food safety in developing countries

Germany has donated €150,000 to support food safety, animal/plant health standards and trade.

DSM on bringing fermented stevia to Europe: 'There could be an advantage in being first'

DSM is seeking approval to sell fermented stevia in Europe. We caught up with the director of its stevia platform to discuss how it could be labelled, consumer acceptance and when...

Givaudan to acquire dairy, meat and plant extract supplier Vika

Flavour house Givaudan is to acquire Dutch supplier of cheese ingredients, meat and plant extracts Vika in line with its 2020 target to expand its natural portfolio.

Ferrero opens logistics center in France to tailor packs for each retail channel

Ferrero France has opened a new logistics and co-packaging center in Saint-Quentin Fallavier near Lyon, which will be operated by SPI Logistic.

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Following Kerry Group's $220 million (€193m) investment into research and development (R&D) last year, what's next for ingredient innovation at the Irish company? We caught up with the firm's Chief Innovation Officer....

Mondelēz sales hit by cyberattack but outlook unchanged

Mondelēz International says a cyberattack on its systems has been contained, but may harm revenues in its second quarter.

Butter shortage? How to improve yield from the same amount of milk

Global inflation of butter prices continues to rise; in the EU and France as much as 90%-100% compared to the previous year.

New fat replacer can help potential butter shortage

As the desserts sector continues to grow, clean label company Ulrick & Short has added to its delyte range.

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