While stevia is beginning to take off in a number of baked goods and snack categories in the US, Asian and South American markets, some other emerging ‘natural’ sweeteners look ready to take it on in the segment, claims Datamonitor.
Enzyme manufacturer, Biocatalysts, has broadened its microbial dairy enzyme range with a product designed as an alternative to porcine pancreatin, a pig pancreas derivative, for dairy flavour applications.
A retail price war in Australia and New Zealand hit Fonterra’s consumer sales hard in the first half of 2012, while the firm said a strategy refresh will see it refocus its efforts on lucrative Chinese, Asian and Latin American markets.
The use of alternative low-calorie, high-intensity, sweeteners in bakery products has to face several important challenges in terms of texture before it can effectively replace sugars, say researchers.
Frustration at the inability of European Union lawmakers to decide on nutrient profiling rules made unusual bedfellows of health NGOs and Big Food representatives, who have agreed the EU would be better to borrow a model already in use than pursue its...
MEPs, debating the European Food Safety Authority’s finances and management board, have voted to delay the approval of the agency’s 2010 budget citing excessive costs of board meetings and questions over the Parma-based agency’s independence.
Use of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) has seen growth in the Netherland’s and it now represents 21% of all palm oil used in the country’s food industry, according to a report released by the Dutch Task Force on Sustainable Palm Oil.