New Tate & Lyle ingredient system targets trans free desserts
Trans Fat Focus
British ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has introduced a new method to eliminate trans fats in desserts, a move that comes in response to the renewed trans fat momentum in the US.
Glycemic-control is still a rising star, says research
Low-glycemic products are only just gaining momentum, according to
Packaged Facts, which predicts that the glycemic-control angle will
be an ever more pressing consideration for marketers and
formulators in the coming years.
Confusion drives consumers away from sugar, says industry body
A 'low sugar' claim does not necessarily mean 'low calorie' or
'better for you', said the US Sugar Association, in its latest
attempt to recapture a part of the market lost to the growing
Tate & Lyle announces 2007 ingredients pricing rounds
Tate & Lyle has issued an update regarding the 2007 calendar
year pricing rounds.
Danisco earnings 'progressing as planned'
Danisco's first half performance for 2006/7 has been 'as expected',
said the company.
Routine features first in breakfast choices, says study
Taste preference and familiarity remain the most important drivers
behind peoples' breakfast choices, according to a new study by
market researcher the NPD Group.
Sugar-gelatin alternative to pure gum Arabic developed
A matrix of sucrose, gelatin and gum Arabic can successfully
encapsulate citrus flavours, and offer potential as a cheaper
alternative to pure gum Arabic for the process.
National Starch launches info portal on resistant starch
National Starch Food Innovation has launched what it claims to be
the most comprehensive source of information on resistant starch,
designed to provide an easy reference base for nutrition experts.
WHO report calls for global restriction on food ads to kids
Broad restrictions need to be implemented on the marketing of foods
and beverages to children, as the majority of these are high in
salt, fat and sugar, according to a report by the World Health
Western diet pattern linked to colorectal cancer risk
The high calorie, low fibre dietary pattern associated with the
Western diet are associated with an increased risk of colorectal
cancer, says new research from France.
EU sugar reforms leave east in the cold, claims expert
Central and Eastern European sugar processors are bearing the brunt
of new EU reforms due to dominant Western European companies within
the industry acting in a political and not economic manner, claims
an agricultural expert.
Australia firm patents natural low GI sugar
An Australian firm has patented what it describes as a 'totally
natural low GI sugar'.
Sugar not linked to diabetes rise, suggests study
High sugar intake does not directly affect insulin resistance and
subsequent diabetes risk, say researchers from Northern Ireland.
Sugar reform fails to sweeten ABF sales
Associated British Foods (ABF) yesterday blamed a drop in operating
profits of 21 per cent to £413m (€612.9m) before on higher energy
costs and instability arising from EU sugar reforms.
BASF GM potato trial stokes controversy
UK approval for BASF to undertake trials of a GM disease-resistant
potato has met with inevitable opposition.
Avebe 'on track' with solid year results
Starch group Avebe's net loss of €4.6 million for financial year
2005/2006 marks the completion of what the firm calls its
Purac announces lactic acid price hike
Purac has announced sales price increases for lactic acid,
lactates, gluconic acid, gluconates and lactitol.
UK food ad restrictions 'could affect sales'
New food advertising restrictions in the UK will have a major
impact on the market and could affect sales, according to law firm
UK solution to junk food ads more effective, says US lobby group
Regulation introduced by the British government to protect children
from junk food advertising is far more effective than the voluntary
US approach, an American consumer lobby group has said.
EC calls for greater "responsibility" over new sugar reforms
The sugar industry must take greater responsibility to ensure the
successful restructuring of the EU market, said the European
Commissioner for agriculture.
UK food ad ban a 'public health fudge'
Food and advertising groups might be up in arms about stringent new
UK food ad regulations but some believe the measures don't go far
Wine flour promises taste, health benefits to bakers
A new wine flour manufactured from grape skins claims to allow
manufacturers of baked goods, pasta and snacks to naturally fortify
their products with healthy fatty acids and fiber.
Fines highlight uncertainty in EU sugar markets
Sugar processors in the EU are facing further uncertainty over
their futures following the announcement of EU fines for failing to
reduce stockpiling in the declining sector.
MGP sharpens ingredients focus as sales continue to fall
Ingredients firm MGP has seen first quarter sales increases on the
back of a good performance from its distillery products, but the
firm's food ingredients segment continued to be unprofitable.
Cargill launches fiber fortification ingredient
Cargill has announced the launch of a proprietary ingredient system
to increase fiber content and maintain crispiness, as the company
expands its health-promoting solutions portfolio.
Low-carb as heart healthy as low-fat, says study
Low-carb diets, like the once fashionable Atkins diet, do not
increase the risk of heart disease, says new research from Harvard
- and if vegetables rather than meat are the source of fat and
protein then the risk of heart disease...
EC applauds food industry efforts against obesity
European food makers have welcomed the EC's efforts to recognise
companies that have made commitments to combat obesity.
Future fortunes of cereal, dairy snack sectors analysed
Cereal and dairy snack innovations that respond to lifestyle
changes will be key to the future profitability of these sectors,
according to Leatherhead Food International.
Soil condition crucial in acrylamide production, study
Flour made from sulphur-deprived wheat contains higher levels of
acrylamide, according to new research.
New Palatinit launch focuses on energy drinks market
Ingredients company Palatinit is to launch its palatinose slow
release carbohydrate in the Russian food sector as it looks to
exploit growing demand for energy drinks and snacks in the country.
ABF blames profit drop on sugar shake-up
Associated British Foods (ABF) yesterday blamed a 21 per cent drop
in operating profit on European sugar industry reform and
significantly higher energy costs.
Danisco sees promise despite tough sugar conditions
Danisco's sugar beet seed business in Denmark is bracing itself for
tough new market conditions following the implementation of the EU
National Starch raises US ingredients prices
National Starch Food Innovation is to raise food ingredient prices
in the US across its entire product portfolio, with corn-based
ingredients set to see the highest hikes.
Jungbunzlauer increases ingredients prices globally
Citric acid leader Jungbunzlauer has jumped on the price hike
bandwagon, announcing last week that it is to up the stake on
citric acid, GdL and xantham gum in all markets where it operates
ADM off to a good start in first quarter
Leading agri-business Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has seen
earnings more than double in its first quarter, with performance
boosted by improved market conditions and price increases for some
of its primary products.
Tate & Lyle hails 'excellent' ingredients performance
Tate & Lyle's unaudited interim results have given the firm
reason to be confident that stronger growth can be expected in the
Ethics: benefits environment, community and bottom line
Integrating social and environmental concerns into business
practices ultimately benefits a firm's bottom line as well as the
environment, according to the CEO of energy bar manufacturer Clif
Beta-cyclodextrin: potential for vanillin encapsulation?
Encapsulating vanillin in beta-cyclodextrin could improve the water
solubility of the compound, as well as offering protection against
oxidative degradation, suggests research from Greece.
Tate and Lyle considers sale of EU starch, sweeteners business
Ingredients giant Tate & Lyle is considering the sale of its
Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe (TALFIIE) division, in a
move designed to sharpen its focus on value added ingredients, the
firm announced yesterday.
Business feels tremors of EU sugar shake-up
The shake-up of Europe's sugar industry is already having an effect
on internal EU-25 trade, according to a recent USDA report.
Strong Corn Products results prompt 'best year ever' forecast
Corn Products International has again reported strong growth, with
its third quarter results reflecting a continued good performance
from its North American business.
Report may require firms to reveal food marketing to kids data
Food and beverage manufacturers may soon be required to disclose
detailed information on their marketing activities and expenditures
targeted toward children and adolescents, the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) has said.
Glycaemic Index test could help food makers
TNO claims to have developed a method that enables a more rapid
determination of the glycaemic index and digestibility of
Disney implements nutrition guidelines for licensed kids' foods
The Walt Disney Company is preparing for a major turnaround in the
types of foods it promotes to children, announcing yesterday the
introduction of new nutritional guidelines for its licensed
Acrylamide guide updated by industry association
The EU's food industry association has issued an updated version of
its guide on successfulmethods processors can use to reduce
acrylamide formation during the manufacturing process.
Sugar reforms take toll on Tate and Lyle in Central Europe
Ingredients giant Tate and Lyle could be set to cease its sugar
processing operations in Central Europe, as producers look to lower
quotas in light of new EU sugar reforms.
Wild convention sees profit in healthy ingredients
Food products that provide a measurable health benefit will ensure
healthy corporate growth in the future, delegates at Wild's
Heidelberg Convention were told.
Is a trans fat ban a healthy solution?
Sometimes I just love eating fatty, greasy, unquestionably
hazardous foods. But I don't like trans fats, that come as a
by-product in some processed foods, and have been linked to high
cholesterol and heart problems.
Low glycaemic rice targets health conscious consumers
A new low glycaemic index rice product has been launched to tap
growing industry and consumer concern over galloping obesity rates.
CSIRO stresses emerging importance of resistant starch
While the importance of fiber in the diet is well recognized, what
is still not fully appreciated is the scale of opportunity for food
manufacturers to address diet related public health issues through
the use of resistant starch,...