It’s been a big year for science, with innovations, reformulation, and sustainability all under the microscope. In this festive edition, the FoodNavigator team highlights some of our favourite science stories from this year.
From killer ice cream to Nestlé and Danone cancelling or suspending local operations in China, 2011 was a roller-coaster ride for the world dairy industry. So fasten your seatbelts and enjoy our whirlwind tour of the year's top news tattle...
Continuing on its recent acquisition trail, French botanicals group Naturex has bought up Polish pectin and juice concentrates manufacturer, Pektowin, in a bid to strengthen its concentrates portfolio and expand into emerging regions.
German ingredients supplier, Wacker, has released a new starch-based emulsifier, using alpha-cyclodextrin, for stabilizing oil-in-water emulsions in products such as salad dressings, margarine and mayonnaise, reducing reliance on hydrocolloids.
Simply filling a soft drink bearing a trademarked brand name does not itself violate an EU directive regarding use of that sign, according to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in a high-profile ruling involving Red Bull.
The second part of this exclusive interview sees Beneo executive board member, Yves Servotte, explaining the cooling but not crushing effect of EU prebiotic health claim rejections on its inulin-chicory business.