Univar extends product development tool for food technlogists

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Food ingredient distributor Univar targets food technologists with
two new product development tools.

The Dutch chemical firm, whose European ingredients unit trades under the firm Fiske, has extended its 'Food function library'​ to include two new categories, preservatives and texture modification.

Designed to assist food technologists select the right ingredient-or multiple ingredients-for a specific application, each 'Library tool' focuses on a functional category, and provides a complete overview of the specific food ingredients and their characteristics.

The two new categories join acidulants, chemical leavening, high intensity sweeteners and mineral supplements already available in the library.

In June this year Univar, that distributes chemicals to industries from food and pharma to personal care and metallurgy, announced plans to pierce the Polish food ingredients market for the first time, acquiring privately-held enzyme distributor, Mapol.

Absorbed into the Fiske unit, and active for about 10 years in Poland, Mapol distributes a full range of enzymes for food and non-food purposes.

Initially Fiske will drive into the growing market in Poland, and will later look for opportunities in other East European countries.

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