Heavyweights in the bakery industry are this week showcasing their
latest innovations in Orlando, Florida, at the International Baking
Industry Exposition, where millions of dollars of deals are
expected to close over the next four...
The link between growing ethanol demand and higher food prices has
been overstated, according to the US Agriculture Secretary, who
forecasts that supply and price pressures will even out as markets
'do their work'.
Chr Hansen is expanding its flavour production centre in Denmark to
enhance its product range, efficiency and service to customers and
strengthen its position in the dairy flavourings market in Europe.
Soup sales in the US have slowed over the past year, prompting
Mintel to suggest that manufacturers and marketers need to rethink
their level of innovation and their market strategies if they want
to grow sales over the next five...
Novozymes, a world leader in bio-innovation, has significantly
increased its presence in the Indian market by completing this week
the acquisition of the enzyme activities of Bangalore-based Biocon
Rising costs and shrinking supply of sugar molasses are driving up
the cost of yeast extract production, says Bio Springer, which is
today announcing a double digit price increase for its extracts as
of next year.
ABF-owned Ohly has completed the expansion of its yeast-extract
facilities in the US and now claims to be the only company offering
the triumvirate of baker's, brewer's and torula yeast extracts to
The board of the European Food Standards Authority yesterday said
it plans to carve up the workload of its Additives and Food Contact
(AFC) panel between two new panels - one for food additives and the
other for food contact materials.
Enzymes, which are finding uses in bakery and dairy products, do
not pose a serious and long-term threat to the emulsifiers market
since most are produced through genetic modification and those that
are not are expensive, says Frost...
DSM has announced that its PreventASe acrylamide-reducing enzyme is
the first to be used in a retail products, with a Christmas biscuit
manufacturer launching biscuits with 70 per cent less acrylamide in
German supermarkets next month.
Novozymes has today announced the launch of an asparaginase enzyme
aimed at reducing the formation of acrylamide called Acrylaway -
another landmark along the road to reducing levels of the
carcinogen in baked and fried foods.
Rising commodity prices are putting manufacturers under pressure, but some ingredients companies are developing ways to save their customers' margins by reducing or eliminating the need for commodities in formulations.
Novozymes has reported a strong set of results for first half 2007
and is set to achieve targets for the year as it keeps its ear to
the ground and develops new enzymes to serve trends and help
producers overcome difficulties.
Food professionals from around the world will make their way to
Chicago this weekend as the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
2007 annual meeting and expo opens its doors to reveal the latest
new ingredients, technologies and...
Novozymes has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the
enzyme business of Biocon, India, a move that will significantly
increase its presence in the Indian market and in wine and juice
enzymes in particular.
The European Parliament this week voted through four regulations
relating to food ingredients - on authorisation procedure,
additives, enzymes and flavourings - with notable amendments aimed
at providing a heightened level of consumer...
Food and beverage manufacturers are responding to commodity price
rises through risk management, product reformulation and
innovation, according to a report by the Grocery Manufacturers
Food industry R&D executives will be meeting in Chicago next
month to examine the impact of increased biofuel demand on their
business, in an effort to anticipate challenges resulting from a
fundamental shift in supply chain dynamics.
The International Probiotics Association has placed a new executive
director at the helm who is looking to bring transparency and
self-regulation to the growing global market for so-called friendly
Ingredients specialist DSM is helping bakers target the lucrative
health-conscious market with its newest enzyme product, designed to
overcome the typical obstacles associated with producing high fibre
Associated British Foods (ABF) has posted a 7 per cent rise in
profits, which includes a 3 per cent increase from the ingredients
division achieved despite adverse currency translation and losses
relating to the sale of the US food...