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Better controls on insect protein needed before commecialisation, warn researchers

Greater safeguards on storage and processing of insects are needed before they can fulfil their potential as an alternative protein source, according to new researcher.

DSM readies €2bn+ acquisitions war chest as 2011 profit jumps 15%

Nutrition and polymers were the stand-out divisions for Royal DSM in 2011, a year that saw operating profits rise 15% from €752m to €866m, as the newly life science-oriented ingredients...

Continuous monitoring needed for aflatoxins in chocolate – study

Researchers in Brazil have found high levels of the potentially lethal contaminant aflatoxin in chocolate and say constant monitoring is required.

Strauss faces chocolate price hike accusation in Israel

Israel’s antitrust authority has received a complaint alleging that the country’s number two food manufacturer The Strauss Group is exploiting its monopoly on the domestic chocolate market by overcharging consumers....

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Rocketing US cheddar exports fuel strong full-year for Glanbia

Irish dairy firm Glanbia says that booming US cheddar export sales fed into a strong 2012, but warned that the key risk to the global dairy market in 2012 centred...

Danish producer claims poor mouthfeel of low-fat yoghurt licked

An exentsion of its taste and texture boosting culture portfolio is set to dramatically change the low-fat yoghurt landscape, claims Danish ingredients house Chr. Hansen.

Galactic ups production capacity of lactates to meet mineral fortification demand

In a bid to capitalise on growing industry demand for mineral fortifiers, Brussels-based Galactic is doubling its production capacity of lactate esters and calcium lactate.

Sauces, seasonings and snacks R&D - Griffith Laboratories bids to leverage local insights

A newly opened culinary centre, targeting Belgian and Dutch processors of meat, poultry, fish, snack and vegetables, is aimed at accelerating speed to market of new products, claims coating systems,...

High cocoa and single origin fail to boost consumer expectations, says study

Higher cocoa percentages and single origin cocoa claims on dark chocolate labels fail to improve consumer expectations, according to a study.

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Rousselot announces gelatine price increases

Ingredients manufacturer Rousselot has announced a price increase on its gelatine portfolio to balance out spiralling raw material costs.

Research reveals effect of flax on acceptability of ‘functional’ bagels

When it comes to bakery products, industry need not compromise on health and taste, say researchers who reveal that the use of flax could create ‘healthy, tasty, and convenient’ products.

Irish research group applies for GM potato trial licence

The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, have applied to field test genetically modified, blight resistant, potatoes as part of a new EU research project.

Fonterra presents probiotic and dairy lipid research in Moscow

New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra has presented what it claims is significant research showing that its proprietary probiotic strains reduce childhood disease and childhood allergy rates, while the addition of...

ABF’s ingredients division needs self-improvement: Analyst

Associated British Foods (ABF) is on track to deliver strong, full-year growth, however, high raw material costs in a competitive environment has seen the group struggle against stronger, more aggressive...

Emulsifier market to reach 2.6 million tons globally by 2017, says GIA

A combination of increasing demand for low-fat food and the rising popularity of natural emulsifiers will drive growth in the global market for emulsifiers, say industry analysts GIA.

Industry must help Germany to cut salt intake, say BfR

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has called for a reduction in the salt content in processed foods - as action against the risk of hypertension.

Prospects for frozen bakery in Eastern Europe, says Euromonitor

Manufacturers can seize upon the underdeveloped frozen bakery market in Eastern Europe, according to an analyst at Euromonitor

Reformulation drive risks dairy sector damage, Dairy UK warns

UK trade body Dairy UK has called on the nation’s government to do more to communicate the positive health benefits of dairy products, and warns that the current focus on...

Kraft says 'sorry' to burn victims after defective Tassimo systems spray hot coffee

Kraft Foods has apologised to US and Canadian customers after a manufacturing flaw led to Tassimo T Discs spraying consumers with hot liquid and coffee grounds, leading the firm to...

Nestlé promises UK Dolce Gusto recycling 'solution' update shortly

Nestlé plans to build a new Dolce Gusto factory in Germany to capitalise on one of its fastest-growing European businesses, with a growth rate of over 50%, and told

Stellar pod performance sees Nestlé build German Dolce Gusto factory

Nestlé plans to build a new Dolce Gusto factory in Germany to capitalise upon what it describes as one of its fastest growing European businesses, with a growth rate of...

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'There's Irish dairy powder promise in Indonesia' - Bord Bia

With strong dairy consumption growth and low per capita consumption, Indonesia offers good opportunities for Irish dairy sector, according to Bord Bia, particularly in dairy powders.

Sonneveld responds to Dutch salt cap on bread

Increasing aromas and using oxidised enzymes can help bread manufacturers reduce salt as a Dutch cap on salt content looms, according to ingredients firm Sonneveld.

‘Global brand’ stardust rubs off across Arla during 'strong' 2011

Arla Foods has announced a strong set of results for 2011, and the company has told that this is due in large part tighter ‘global brand’ focus that is...

Industry eyes tara and locust bean gums as guar replacers

Tara gum and locust bean gum are being touted as credible guar gum replacers in light of the high prices and lack of supply for food grade guar, claims a...

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