National Starch Food Innovation (NSFI) has added another product to its Novation clean label starch line. Derived from tapioca, it is billed as an ingredient that can bestow indulgence on a product, with reduced oil, fat or cream.
National Starch introduced an extension to its Homecraft range of functional flours to the European market at FIE this year called Express 760, aimed at building viscosity and texture in instant and ready-to-heat foods.
Trade show Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) kicks off today in London, attracting 23,000 representatives from across the industry and the latest innovations in ingredients, formulation and processing techniques.
Ingredients distributor Fiske is changing its name to Univar Food Ingredients to draw on the brand recognition of its parent company, and is taking on industry experts so it can provide more technical, marketing and product development advice to customers.
National Starch Food Innovation has become the latest ingredients firm to signal a price rise in the face of rising raw material costs, with starches for food, beverage and pharmaceutical use set to become more expensive.
Consumer interest in eating locally-sourced produce is encouraging food manufacturers to develop ready-meals made with ingredients sourced from the same region in which the product is sold, says analyst Datamonitor.
Encapsulation of peppermint essential oil as a model flavour in a variety of modified starches is helping scientists fill in knowledge gaps that could further enhance encapsulation of flavours and aromas.