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DSM on Vitatene, Martek and its investment “shortlist”

Disptaches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

DSM on Vitatene, Martek and its investment “shortlist”

By Shane Starling

DSM’s head of global marketing in human nutrition and health, Gareth Barker, explains why it has bought a carotenoid supplier (approval permitting), how the Martek acquisition is progressing, and why the company is not finished spending yet.

How health claims could impact marketing ethics

How health claims could impact marketing ethics

The tough health claims environment in Europe could turn manufacturers towards more subtle – and maybe less ethical – marketing approaches, believes Henry Dixon of PR firm BDB.

Innovations in microencapsulation techniques

DISPATCHES FROM HIE

Innovations in microencapsulation techniques

By Nathan Gray

A new microencapsulation technique that produces smaller more uniform particles could replace less accurate microencapsulation techniques, according to researchers at Dutch institute TNO.

Linguistic flexibility needed when using health claims on packs, Unilever

Dispatches from NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010

Linguistic flexibility needed when using health claims on packs, Unilever

EFSA’s opinions on health claims are couched in scientific language that food and beverage manufacturers would be unlikely to use on product packaging. Unilever’s director of external affairs explains the need for linguistic flexibility.

Improving perceptions of oat beta glucans

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Improving perceptions of oat beta glucans

By Ben Bouckley

David Peters, head of business development at Swedish life sciences firm Biovelop discusses how his firm has worked to overcome poor perceptions of oat-based beta-glucans by improving their aesthetic and technical qualities.

Natural food colourings now the consistent choice

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Natural food colourings now the consistent choice

By Ben Bouckley

Paul Collins, managing director, GNT International, charts the growth in interest of clean-label natural fruit and vegetable-based colours “that use food to provide the colour to food”, as the industry moves away from chemical alternatives.

Does salt reduction mean taste reduction?

Does salt reduction mean taste reduction?

By Nathan Gray

Salt is a major contributor to the taste intensities of foods, and large reductions in salt levels can severely affect taste and consumer preference. But does low salt always mean lower taste?

Inside Cargill’s sterols and beta glucan thinking

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Inside Cargill’s sterols and beta glucan thinking

By Shane Starling

Henry Hussell, the head of marketing, Europe at Cargill Health and Nutrition, acknowledges the development of its plant sterols and beta glucan has been slower than many expected – but that doesn’t mean the agrofood giant has lost faith in them.

Stevia gains foothold in French tabletop sweeteners market

Stevia gains foothold in French tabletop sweeteners market

The stevia industry’s best guess on approval in Europe is currently around July 2010, according to PureCircle VP sales and marketing Jordi Ferre, and in the meantime the food and beverage sector is watching closely the unfolding market in France.

Meeting consumer demands for added fibre

Dispatches from HiE 2010

Meeting consumer demands for added fibre

By Nathan Gray

Research in North America, Europe and Asia shows that consumers understand fibre and the potential health benefits, and there is a strong consumer demand, says Tate & Lyle’s Sandra Einerhand.

Industry collaboration needed to secure Irish milk targets, expert

Industry collaboration needed to secure Irish milk targets, expert

By Guy Montague-Jones

The development of closer working relationships among all stakeholders involved in dairy processing sector in Ireland will be required to meet the challenge of increasing milk output 50 per cent by 2020, says the head of leading Irish dairy firm Dairygold.

Stevia pioneer recounts first encounter

Stevia pioneer recounts first encounter

Jim May of SweetLeaf tells how he came across the sweet leaves from Paraguay almost three decades before they captured the imagination of the mainstream food industry.

Lifecycle analysis gives basis for comparison

Lifecycle analysis gives basis for comparison

Assessing the environmental impacts of an ingredient in processes throughout its lifecycle can provide a good basis for comparison with competing technologies, says DSM. But there is a need to communicate impacts in understandable terms.

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