20-Apr-2011 - By Stephen Daniells in San Francisco
Algal flour may provide a one-step solution to the challenges of fat-reduction in foods, with low-fat cookies, crackers, and salad dressings possible new arrivals on supermarket shelves, according to Solazyme-Roquette Nutritionals.
Roquette, a global leader in starches, has developed new ingredients designed to help snack makers tap the health trend, as FoodNavigator discovered on a visit to the group's headquarters in Lestrem, France.
Increasing consumer power in Russia is drawing food and beverage manufacturers to set up base in the country - which, in turn, is opening opportunities for ingredients suppliers to do more business in the emerging market.
Roquette has obtained recognition from France's AFSSA for Nutriose's fibre properties, meaning that products containing the ingredient in its home market can now carry 'source of fibre' and 'rich in fibre' claims.