Rhodia expands diphenols production for vanillin
French chemical giant Rhodia have announced the continued expansion
of its China-based diphenol production with the third manufacturing
site set to open in June.
Quest launches time release gum flavours
Quest has launched a range of timed flavour release chewing gums
that it claims could revolutionise an already burgeoning market.
Study identifies top performing food sectors
AC Neilsen's latest market report, which examines the
fastest-growing categories and product areas across 66 key markets
around the world, provides an insight into the future direction of
global food development.
Sensient earnings up on strong flavor sales
Flavor firm Sensient Technologies has reported strong results for
its fourth quarter and full financial year, following higher sales,
improved product mix and increased prices.
Raisio reports unprofitable 2006 food results
Raisio's food division experienced a 'deeply unprofitable' 2006, as
the Finnish company struggled to cope with price increases and
Beta-carotene suitable to colour low-fat mayo
Beta-carotene, a carotenoid already extensively used as a colorant,
improved the colour of reduced-fat mayonnaise using beta-glucan,
without affecting texture, says new research.
IFF reports sales growth after restructuring
IFF has reported strong growth in its fourth quarter and full year,
indicating that the company could be coming up for air after a
tough year in 2005.
IFF sets off on road to recovery
Leading US flavor and fragrance firm IFF has reported strong growth
in its fourth quarter and full year, indicating that the company
could be coming up for air after a tough year in 2005.
Umami could enhance flavor naturally, says new guide
Incorporating ingredients that deliver the umami taste into food
products could be one way to enhance flavor and avoid the use of
artificial flavoring agents such as MSG, according to a recently
McCormick profits fall as restructuring continues
Leading spice firm McCormick has reported a dip in its fourth
quarter and full year financial results, with profits weighed down
by restructuring charges.
Onion extract improves flavour, shelf life of sliced meat
Onion extract, rich in the natural antioxidant quercetin, may not
only improve the shelf life of a processed meat product but also
enhances the flavour, Irish researchers report.
Danisco gets fruity with yoghurt candy flavours
Danish ingredients giant Danisco has launched a new range of
flavourings designed for yoghurt candies - allowing confectioners
to give boiled sweets a healthier image.
Wild targets young Middle East consumers
Wild's focus on the Middle East underlines the growing importance
of this market to European flavour businesses.
Scientists identify genes for perfect coffee beans
Scientists from Brazil and France have moved a step closer to
creating the perfect cup of coffee after identifying key genes that
can affect flavour in the beans.
FSA opens consultation over EU additives directive
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched its consultation
regarding the implementation of EU directives in England on food
additives other than colours and sweeteners and sweeteners for use
Firmenich expand yeasts flavour encapsulation potential
Infusion of flavours into empty yeast cells improves stability and
flavour release, compared to traditional spray dry powders,
researchers form Firmenich have reported.
New report examines emerging texture trends
Changing the texture of familiar food items could allow
manufacturers to attract new consumers, says a report.
Givaudan launches 'mega-trend' flavour programme
Givaudan has launched FlavourVision, an initiative designed to
consolidate information from a number of internal research
Kerry expands organic ingredients in US
Irish firm Kerry Ingredients has responded to the growth of
organics in the United States by expanding its organic ingredient
product range across the board, the firm announced yesterday.
Givaudan launches global flavor forecast tool
Guava and miso are amongst the major new flavors expected to take
off this year, according to a new trend program launched by
Givaudan, which aims to provide an annual forecast for global
Bodyweight plays no role in pleasure of eating, says study
The pleasure of eating, and the desire to stop, is not affected by
bodyweight, says a new study that could help in the search for a
solution to the obesity epidemic.
Birds Eye challenges consumer perception of food additives
Birds Eye has published the results of a survey aimed at countering
common consumer perceptions that frozen food is full of artificial
McCormick identifies ten new flavors for 2007
Flavor firm McCormick has identified ten new flavor pairings for
Synergy Flavors acquires Vanlab
Synergy Flavors has acquired New York-based Vanlab Corporation in a
move designed to strengthen the company's overall product mix
across sweet and savory flavours.
Encapsulation innovation highlights
Encapsulation of sensitive ingredients continues to generate
interest and research, with innovative encapsulating compounds
Wild identifies key three beverage trends
The growth rate for beverages following trends towards healthy,
natural and single portion drinks is set to continue, claims Wild.
Food industry 'in compliance' with illegal dye regs
The vast majority of foods tested for a range of illegal dyes
comply with the law, claims the UK's FSA.
Wild launches natural fruit flavourings
German confectionery ingredients supplier Wild is encouraging
manufacturers to get ahead of the trend towards healthier, natural
flavours with new products set to be unveiled at the ProSweets
confectionery trade fair in the new year.
Quest taps global demand for fruit flavours
Quest International has announced the global launch of an apple
flavour originally designed for the Asian market.
EFSA calls for data on food colours
Europe's food safety authority has called for data on food colours
as part of a systematic re-evaluation of all authorised food
additives in the EU.
Borregaard announces major vanillin price increase
Borregaard Ingredients has announced an immediate 20 per cent price
increase for its vanillin and ethyl vanillin product lines.
New Quest berry flavours target dairy growth
Quest claims that its new Berrysense range of fruit flavours could
give dairy product firms the edge in capturing lucrative new
EC comments on Codex draft food additives standard
The EC has commented on Codex's draft standard for fat spreads and
blended spreads - food additives section.
Vitiva makes Inolens as carotenoid stabiliser
Vitiva is introducing a new variant of its Inolens rosemary extract
aimed at boosting stability of carotenoids and other natural
colourings, without the need for synthetic preservatives.
Quest launches 'real fruit' flavour range
Quest International, the flavour firm recently acquired by
Givaudan, has launched a new range of fruit flavours based on
components that 'precisely replicate the flavours of real fruit at
various stages of ripeness'.
Wild flavours target growing beer mix drinks market
Wild is targeting the growing market for mixed beer beverages in
Germany with a range of ingredients and flavours.
Unilever announces major food R&D reshuffle
Unilever plans to reshape its European foods R&D organisation
in order to 'further enable differentiated innovation'.
Flavour giant Givaudan acquires Quest
Givaudan's £1.2bn acquisition of Quest International underlines the
Swiss firm's ambitions in the global flavour industry.
Nestlé teams up with EPFL for food-brain research
The potential of the brain health nutrition market is only starting
to be realised, and Nestlé underlined its intentions yesterday to
get a head start on the competition with the signing of an
agreement with the Swiss Federal Institute...
Frutarom product mix shift shows results
Frutarom has released another strong set of financial results for
3Q, gathering greater clout in the natural ingredients sector
through strategic acquisitions, launches and licenses.
DSM promotes salt-reducing taste enhancer
DSM was at the HIE show in Frankfurt to demonstrate how an
innovative flavour enhancer could help manufacturers cut out salt.
Chr Hansen positive about ingredients future
Chr Hansen, which experienced growth in all business areas and
regions in 2005/06, expects to continue its upward trend.
Matcha green tea tipped as luxury flavour of the future
A Japanese firm is confident that a traditional form of green tea
is about to take off as a luxury flavour category in Europe.
Limagrain promotes salt-free snack pellet breakthrough
French firm Limagrain Cereales Ingredients was at the HIE show in
Frankfurt to promote its patented method of making salt-free snacks
LycoRed expands facility for formula focus
LycoRed is bolstering its UK premix capabilities with a new lipid
formulation facility at its plant in Kent that will extend its
scope from powder blends for cereals to infant formula and other
oil based products.
Sudan Red found in Chinese duck eggs
Duck eggs containing the carcinogenic dye Sudan Red IV have been
pulled from shelves in Beijing, in the latest food scare to hit the
How new EU ingredient revisions could impact US firms
New measures adopted by the European Commission designed to
streamline the approval of additives, colors, flavorings and
enzymes, could result in longer approval procedures for US
exporters, with some presently approved ingredients...
PLThomas expands Tomat-O-Red distribution
PLThomas is set to offer LycoRed's natural colorant line to food
and beverage companies throughout the United States, Canada and
Mexico, in an exclusive deal that expands the distrutors reach with
the natural red antioxidant...
Cargill targets low-fat, whole grain tortilla market
Leading ingredients firm Cargill has developed a number of whole
grain, low fat tortilla prototypes in an effort to capture a slice
of the growing US market for the healthy bread alternative.
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