Nearly half of the world's vanillin supplies are sourced from China
but since tighter production rules arrived there a few years ago
there are now only two major Chinese producers left in the country,
reports Lindsey Partos....
A breakthrough into the US market boosts the bottom line for UK
natural flavours firm Treatt that saw sales for the year across the
Atlantic rising by over 40 per cent to €10 million, parallel to a
sales dip elsewhere, writes Lindsey...
The announcement yesterday that DMV International and Arla Food
Ingredients could merge is a further example of how the rising
power and ongoing growth of the multiple retailers is putting
constant pressure on ingredients companies...
Breakthrough science for the popular fruit ingredient, the
strawberry, as UK scientists construct the world's first molecular
map for the wild strawberry, opening up opportunities to create
market leading varieties with improved...
Maker of the low-cal, low-carb sweetener tagatose teams up with the
number four flavour house Symrise to trial new flavour systems that
could bring cost savings to food manufacturers in their flavour
formulations, writes Lindsey Partos.
Number one cultures supplier Chr. Hansen is up for sale as its
major stakeholder decides to pull away from the ingredients slice
of the company to focus on the pharmaceutical unit, reports
The ingredients division of Danish cultures and colours firm Chr.
Hansen pulled in a DKK 369 million (€49m) profit for the year on
sales of DKK 3.4 billion (€460m), a slight dip on the previous year
on rising costs.
Danisco Flavours has said that it will double its flavour
production in Asia with the construction of a brand new production
facility at its existing emulsifier and functional systems plant in
Innovation pushed from flavour firms operating in this competitive
sector brings food developers new opportunities to improve the
final product as ICI flavour subsidiary Quest International,
streamlined in May this year through the...
Convenience foods eaten on the run continue to experience strong
growth as individuals skip the union meal for a solitary event but
new findings from the US suggest that the security of a family meal
could help steer adolescent girls...
Danish colours firm Chr Hansen has launched its first natural blue
food colour onto the market, targeted at food makers looking for
alternatives to the synthetic blues currently used in their food
designs, reports Lindsey Partos.
Reorganization activities in Europe caused a dip in International
Flavors & Fragrances' earnings in the third quarter of 2004,
but North America continued to see strong growth, particularly in
its flavors division.
The world's number one caramel colour supplier DD Williamson is
driving deeper into the Nordic countries, signing a deal with
Swedish food distibutor Norfoods to build growth in the
increasingly mature caramel colour market.
Bolt-on acquisitions move ambitious Israeli flavours firm Frutarom
a step closer to its ambitions to reach the top ten flavour club
with the firm closing down on the purchase of IFF's fruit
preparations business in Europe.
Ending months of speculation, the flavours and texturants units at
Degussa, Germany's third largest chemicals group, are up for sale
as the firm looks at selling the food ingredients arm or finding a
partner for its business.
Number one flavour group Givaudan sees beverage and dairy sales
pulled down in Europe but despite slow-down in flavour operations
sales for the division offset a dip in fragrance for nine months to
Foods of the future may well be anchored in individual taste
profiles as fundamental research by scientists at the Swiss food
giant Nestlé details the diversity of bitter taste receptors in
monkeys, chimpanzees and humans, writes...
Pioneering scientists Richard Axel and Linda Buck are rewarded for
their efforts to unravel the olfactory system, reaping a joint
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2004 from the Swedish
jury this week.
Number one natural colours firm Chr Hansen builds on ambitions to
penetrate deeper into this growing market with the launch of a new
range of natural reds that tackle stability for beverage
formulations, reports Lindsey Partos.
Sparking growth in the emerging South American food market, Danish
ingredients giant Chr Hansen has opened new facilities in Argentina
designed to serve expanding activities from international
customers, reports Lindsey Partos.
The recent bolt on acquisition of Rhodia Food Ingredients lifted
sales for Danisco in an otherwise challenging first quarter for
2004/2005 but efforts to improve margins appear to be paying off,
writes Lindsey Partos.
Danish ingredients giant will shut down beverage flavour operations
in Sweden as tough competition bites and business is impacted by
growing consumer demand for health positioned drinks, reports
Ongoing demand for healthy products helped Irish food and
ingredients firm Kerry to a strong first half performance. And with
recent acquisitions pushing it into other high growth sectors,
there is little to stop the group from making...
Ambitious Israeli flavours firm Frutarom has bought the European
natural fruit preparations business from the world's number two
flavours player just months after completing on the Swiss botanical
extracts firm Emil Flachsmann.
Building on a stronger start to the year, Germany's third largest
chemicals group reports continued growth into the second quarter
with an increase in demand pushing up sales and earnings for the
period but the firm warned that...
Dairy science moves one step closer to helping dairy manufacturers
formulate the right product to meet customer demand as food
scientists reveal the science behind consumer perception of nutty
flavours in the popular cheddar cheese,...
As consumers turn their backs on black tea in favour of
health-positioned alternatives such as herbal or fruit teas, tea
makers rolling out new products to target this growing market might
gain from a new technology developed by UK...
Weak sales of fruit preparations hit European sales for number two
flavours group International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) with the
firm reporting an overall drop in sales for the region but growth
elsewhere keeps firm on track...
Opportunities for the synthetic kiwi flavour market have opened up
after findings from a small study in the UK show that the kiwi
fruit appears to be a significant food allergen capable of causing
severe reactions, particularly in...
As food developers and marketers are aware, bright colours hold a
strong appeal with children. Jumping on the back of this phenomenon
Danisco in the US has launched a new flavour concept to add to
Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen has benefited from the growing
demand by food makers for natural colours. Higher sales of natural
colours helped to lift profit figures in a third quarter that also
gained from the increasing popularity...
US flavours giant International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) has
avoided a hefty payout after a jury in the US ruled against four
popcorn factory employees who claimed a butter flavouring caused
harmful lung injuries.