New yeast extract helps cut salt in non-cheesy sauces
28-May-2008 By Jess Halliday
Synergy is introducing a new variant of its Saporesse lactic yeast
extract, which is said to extend salt reduction possibilities to a
broader range of food categories.
Collaboration unlocks huge fermentation bacteria source for foods
23-May-2008 By Jess Halliday
The food industry has a new resource of bacteria for the development of fermentation-based foods, thanks to a collaboration between Nizo Food Research and BCCM/LMG.
Danisco aims to adapt to US cultures
19-May-2008 By Neil Merrett
Danisco is expanding the range of yoghurt cultures available to its
US customers in order to exploit impressive growth within the
New EU rules for enzyme market one step closer
19-May-2008 By Lindsey Partos
Rules authorising enzymes need to be updated and simplified, and
enzymes should be authorised only where the consumer benefits, said
Europe's Environment committee, clearing the next hurdle in a
new legal framework for enzyme...
ABF-GBI competition review extended
16-May-2008 By staff reporter
The European Commission has extended its competition review of the
planned acquisition by Associated British Foods (ABF) of some parts
of GB Ingredients' business by one month.
DuPont, Danisco join forces for non-food ethanol
14-May-2008 By Lorraine Heller
A new joint venture by DuPont and Danisco aims to develop what
could be the first large-scale non-food ethanol production, which
could lighten the pressure of biofuels on the food industry.
Danisco debuts cheese-making aid
30-Apr-2008 By Neil Merrett
Danisco has launched a proprietary fermentation-produced chymosin (FPC) it says is less sensitive to price fluctuations than calf-stomach derived versions.
Ireland issues multi-lingual food labelling guidance
21-Apr-2008 By staff reporter
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published new
labelling guidance for food manufacturers, which it hopes will help
international companies meet the nation's labeling requirements.
EC opens investigation into ABF yeast deal
17-Apr-2008 By Dominique Patton
The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation today into
Associated British Foods' plan to buy parts of Dutch yeast producer
Danisco US expansion increases DVI capacity
11-Apr-2008 By Laura Crowley
Danisco has invested $9m in its Wisconsin cultures plant to expand
capacity and meet the growing demand for low-cost frozen Direct Vat
Inoculants (DVI) cheese cultures.
Danisco consolidates Shanghai operations
10-Apr-2008 By Lorraine Heller
Danish ingredients group Danisco today inaugurated a new
application and research facility in China, which the firm hopes
will help it further expand operations in an "important growth
Strike deals to secure organic ingredients, urges Frost
27-Mar-2008 By staff reporter
Organic food makers must make alliances with ingredients firms and
farmers to ensure they have a secure supply of organic ingredients
in the face of increasing demand, advises Frost & Sullivan.
Danisco reshuffles ingredients ahead of sugar split
26-Mar-2008 By Jess Halliday
Danisco is reorganising its ingredients business in a bid to target
market trends like health and wellness more closely, and deal with
issues that have been affecting parts of its portfolio.
New application for enzyme saves gluten costs
18-Mar-2008 By Linda Rano
Rising wheat prices have led AB Enzymes to promote a new
application for Veron HF, which it says can be used to replace
gluten in bakery products.
Danisco strengthens presence in India's budding markets
11-Mar-2008 By Laura Crowley
Ingredients company Danisco is responding to growing markets in
India with the opening of two new manufacturing units focusing on
functional systems and enzymes.
New ripening cultures add flavour to low-fat cheese
07-Mar-2008 By Dominique Patton
New cheese ripening cultures can improve the flavour in low-fat
products as well as speeding up ripening time, says manufacturer
Fermenting takes the allergy out of soy: studies
07-Mar-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Fermenting soy beans could lead to the removal of proteins behind
soy allergies, suggest two recent studies from Spanish and American
Formulation boost for phytosterol in yoghurts
28-Feb-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Incorporating heart healthy phytosterols in yoghurt formulations
does not negatively impact on the starter cultures, potentially
boosting their use in these foods, says new research.
Enzymes designed to improve berry juice use
28-Feb-2008 By Neil Merrett
A new range of enzymes is designed to improve the juice volume and
vitamin yield of blackcurrants for beverage use, in order to
maximise the benefits of the superfruits, its manufacturer says.
Kerry's careful strategy overcomes cost increases
26-Feb-2008 By Laura Crowley
Collaboration with customers, cautious pricing, a simplified
structure and innovation all helped Kerry Ingredients achieve
profit increases despite soaring raw material costs.
ABF's ingredients focus, expansions and costs
25-Feb-2008 By Jess Halliday
ABF's ingredients division is reaping the rewards of a focus on
core ingredients and expansion to meet demand, despite the impact
of costs in dairy proteins.
AB Enzymes launch targets improved biscuit baking
14-Feb-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
Two new proteases, designed specifically for the bakery industry,
can help reduce problems such as browning and cracking, the
Innovation drives sales for DSM nutriton unit
13-Feb-2008 By Laura Crowley
DSM's full year nutriton results show investment in
innovation is rewarded with strong market position, but rising
costs, high expenditure and damaging exchange rates compromised
Safflower rennet investigated for Argentine cheese
31-Jan-2008 By staff reporter
SemBioSys Genetics has signed an option agreement over the use of
its safflower-derived protein in place of rennet in cheeses in
Thriving enzyme industry drives up Novozymes sales
25-Jan-2008 By Laura Crowley
Europe's baking and brewing industry pushed Novozymes food enzymes
sales up by 6 per cent last year, according to financial results
Dutch patients die after taking probiotics
25-Jan-2008 By Alex McNally
Twenty-four patients taking part in a trial procedure to treat
acute pancreatitis with probiotics have died.
Food law progress expected with the Slovenian presidency
24-Jan-2008 By Jess Halliday
The food industry can expect to see progress in novel foods
regulation, the Food Improvement Agents Package (FIAP) and the
labelling regulation during Slovenia's presidency of the European
presidency, according to an advisor.
Industry consequences of rising prices - report
23-Jan-2008 By staff reporter
As the food versus fuel battle continues to rage, increasing
competition for prices may prompt a consumer shift towards
supermarket own-brand products instead of branded goods, according
to a report by Frost & Sullivan.
Euro GM reluctance could hit beer innovation
22-Jan-2008 By Neil Merrett
As the EU debates retaining national bans on genetically modified
(GM) crops, one industry expert believes that failure to adapt
could grant foreign rivals using the technology an upper hand, not
least in terms of brewing a good beer.
EFSA seeks experts for two new panels
18-Jan-2008 By Jess Halliday
The European Food Safety Authority has started seeking experts to
sit on its two new panels on food additives, flavourings,
processing aids and food contact materials, following the decision
to split the existing Additives and Food...
Chr Hansen offers flexible soft cheese cultures
16-Jan-2008 By Laura Crowley
Chr Hansen has developed four new cultures to produce optimum
acidification and texture for soft cheeses and allow manufactures
to bypass the costly bulk starter method.
Germany plans allow GMOs in food labelled non-GM
15-Jan-2008 By Jess Halliday
The German ruling coalition has agreed to allow foods containing
certain GM additives or using GM processing aids to still be
labelled as non-GM if there is no alternative, in a bid to
encourage use of non-GM labels.
Science boosts asparaginase efficacy for acrylamide cuts
09-Jan-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Using the asparaginase enzyme to treat French fries could reduce
the formation of acrylamide by 60 per cent, a joint Chilean-Danish
study has reported.
Report examines label reading priorities and obstacles
20-Dec-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Freshness dates, nutrition facts panels and ingredients lists are
priorities for most consumers when reading product labels,
according to a new report.
Ingredients launch round-up 2007: Part one
19-Dec-2007 By Jess Halliday
The new product pipeline's of ingredient companies have been
bountiful this year. In the first of two round-ups on new
ingredients that have become available for food manufacturers this
year, FoodNavigator.com highlights launches...
Genencor invests in carb processing
18-Dec-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Enzyme and biotechnology firm Genencor said it plans to build a new
Applications and Training Center for carbohydrate processing.
Ingredients M&A round-up: 2007
18-Dec-2007 By Jess Halliday
2007 has seen a slate of mergers and acquisitions across the food
ingredients sector. FoodNavigator.com presents a round-up of who
now owns what.
Frozen culture cuts costs in soft cheese production
17-Dec-2007 By Laura Crowley
Danisco's new range adapts frozen cultures for the production of
soft cheeses in a bid to increase efficiency in regards to cost and
production while achieving creaminess and high calcium content.
Danisco to review ingredients strategy ahead of split
17-Dec-2007 By Jess Halliday
Danisco has said it is reviewing the strategic direction and
priorities of its core ingredients business, as a result of its
decision to de-merge its sugar and ingredients operations.
Danisco USA plugs the prebiotic-probiotic combo
07-Dec-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
In a drive to spread the message on the benefits of prebiotics and
probiotics for digestive health and immunity, Danisco USA held a
symposium on the science behind these ingredients.
Asparaginase validated by CIAA in Acrylamide Toolbox
05-Dec-2007 By Jess Halliday and Ahmed ElAmin
The CIAA has included asparaginase in the new version of its
Acrylamide Toolbox, a move seen to validation the efforts of
companies that have developed commercial solutions using the
Bacteria in fermented foods can give flavour helping hand
04-Dec-2007 By Stephen Daniells
The interactions between flavour compounds and bacteria in
fermented foods could enable formulators to maximise the taste of
their products, suggests new research.
Price wars force UK ingredients sales into decline
23-Nov-2007 By Laura Crowley
Sales in the UK food ingredients industry are falling on average as
a result of increased competition, both domestically and
internationally, according to a new market report by analysts
Enzymes to extend pea protein potential: study
23-Nov-2007 By staff reporter
Enzymatic modification of pea protein isolates may open up the
up-and-coming ingredient to new applications, suggests new research
Chr Hansen attributes growth to clear focus
20-Nov-2007 By Jess Halliday
Chr Hansen has reported strong growth in 2006/07, which it takes as
a strong sign that its strategy of focusing on key business areas
is right on the money.
Rising corn prices are actually falling, states corn industry
20-Nov-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Americans are paying proportionally less than any other nation for
food, which the corn industry claims is largely a result of efforts
to ensure abundant supplies of the crop.
Organic undersupply stunts market growth, OTA
14-Nov-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Unreliable organic supplies are stunting the growth of over half of
US organic food manufacturers, according to a new report by the
nation's industry association.
Starch player Avebe launches novel based potato starch and creaminess enhancer for range of food applications.
Organic becomes mainstream, says Mintel
13-Nov-2007 By Lorraine Heller
The organic food market in the US has received a strong push from
recent health and food safety concerns, according to a new report
Ajinomoto sales up for enzymes and flavourings
09-Nov-2007 By Laura Crowley
Japan-based Ajinomoto has experienced an increase in sales and
income, particularly for its enzymes and flavour seasonings,
according to its interim financial results released today.