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UK Flavour Association outlines aims

UK Flavour Association outlines aims

By Rod Addy

The UK Flavour Association has outlined its core aims following its launch in London, saying it will be a crucial voice for its members on quality control, technical and regulatory issues.

EU organic logo now compulsory

EU organic logo now compulsory

By Nathan Gray

The official EU organic logo is now obligatory on all pre-packaged organic foods after the two year transition period came to an end on the 1 July.

Caveman diets are just one trend singled out by Vierhile

Datamonitor pinpoints natural trends

By Rod Addy

Datamonitor has highlighted ‘all natural’ food and drink trends, including sprouted seeds, grains and beans; natural sweeteners; grass-fed dairy and meat products and eating like a caveman.

Natural reds bound for larger distribution

Dispatches from IFT 2012 Las Vegas

Natural reds bound for larger distribution

By Rod Addy

California-based San Joaquin Valley Concentrates aims to boost its range of crystalline natural red colours, which it has developed in the US, in the global market.

New sweeteners include SGF's stevia blends

Dispatches from IFT 2012 Las Vegas

IFT 2012 new product round-up: Sweeteners

By Rod Addy

A wealth of new sweetener blends are being showcased by exhibitors at IFT 2012 in Las Vegas, with a major focus on natural sources.

Claim free a possible emerging trend says Mintel's David Jago

Dispatches from IFT Las Vegas

‘Claim free’ trend may lie around the corner

By Rod Ady

A ‘claim free’ trend may be set to emerge, with consumers becoming blind to complicated labels and pack assertions they may clamour for simple, natural ingredients they can understand without explanation.

IFT 2012: Day one in pictures. From Ingredion to Elvis...

IFT 2012: Day one in pictures. From Ingredion to Elvis...

By Elaine Watson

The IFT annual meeting and expo in Las Vegas started as it meant to go on, with inspirational speeches from Starbucks boss Howard Schultz and PepsiCo's R&D chief Dr Mehmood Kahn, a whole new look for Corn Products International - launching here...

The popularity of wasabi peas is just one example of the growing appetite for street food flavours

Synergy builds on appetite for street foods

By Rod Addy

Global flavours house Synergy is launching street food inspired natural seasoning blends for snack foods, building on growing demand for such flavours from the food industry and consumers.

DuPont launches Guardian Chelox L in Europe

DuPont launches natural antioxidant blend

By Rod Addy

DuPont Nutrition & Health has followed the launch of natural metal chelator Guardian Chelox L in the US with a version containing rosemary extract, an antioxidant, tailored to European markets.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in oily fish such as mackerel

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Omega-3 suppliers must know their consumers

By Rod Addy

Omega-3 suppliers must get to grips with their manufacturing customers and with consumers if they are to market their products successfully, according to Virpi Varjonen, executive consultant at commercialisation agents Invenire.

Siveele works with a range oif additives, including nisin

China invests in Dutch additives firm Siveele

By Rod Addy

Dutch food additives firm Siveele will benefit from considerable investment in the business from Chinese manufacturer Pangbo Biological Engineering, with preservatives being one focus for future development.

Prices of gum derived from guar seeds have rocketed in recent months

Mühlenchemie launches guar gum replacers

By Rod Addy

Flour treatment firm Mühlenchemie has launched a new guar gum replacer range for the bakery industry, which it claims is superior to pure hydrocolloids such as locust bean or tara gum.

LycoRed expands natural colours range

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

LycoRed aims new products at all-natural trend

By Rod Addy

LycoRed is facing a wave of consumers demanding natural alternatives to existing colours and is responding with new formulations in addition to broader product development.

Sourcing starches from rice that has not been contaminated by GM crops is becoming harder

Ulrick & Short: non-GM sourcing getting tougher

By Rod Addy

UK-based Ulrick & Short is committed to non-genetically modified (GM) ingredients and is redoubling efforts to source them, although that task is becoming tougher, according to director Adrian Short.

Steviol glycosides are extracted from the stevia leaf

Europe debates stevia’s ‘natural’ claims

By Rod Addy

Discussion continues over whether stevia compounds in food and drink products can be labelled as ‘natural’, with the weight of opinion favouring ‘from a natural source’ as a descriptor.

LycoRed is conducting continuous research into the health benefits of tomato extract

LycoRed to target Eastern Europe

By Rod Addy

LycoRed plans to target Eastern Europe for sales growth, according to newly appointed global vice president of marketing and sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa Frederic Nanquette.

Wild targets regional tastes with strawberry launch

Wild targets regional tastes with strawberry launch

By Rod Addy

Manufacturers of fruit gums, milk cream fillings and ice cream can now benefit from a range of natural strawberry flavours that has just been launched by flavours firm Wild in Germany.

DWC wants to market methylcellulose for foods such as ice cream

Interest in methylcellulose intensifies in EU

By Rod Addy

EU dairy and beverage manufacturers may have access to another form of the dietary fibre methylcellulose, which induces feelings of fullness ­– or satiety – if a novel foods application by Dow Wolff Cellulosics (DWC) succeeds.

The partnership enables both parties to share specialities in grain flours

Kampffmeyer outlines benefits of Meyerhans deal

By Rod Addy

Manufacturers of baked goods and other foods in Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein will benefit from extended services and capacity following the sales partnership between Kampffmeyer Food Innovation (KFI) and Meyerhans Mühlen.

Chr Hansen shares jump 9% on strong H1 profits

Chr Hansen shares jump 9% on strong H1 profits

By Shane Starling

First half EBIT profits for 2011-12 surged 19% to €83m at Chr Hansen as it shrugged off the effects of severe fluctuations in the price of red colorant carmine, and ongoing probiotic health claim uncertainty in Europe – its biggest yet most stagnant market.

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Coke confirms new French stevia sightings through major EU launches

By Ben Bouckley

The Coca-Cola Company has confirmed to BeverageDaily.com that it has launched stevia-sweetened varieties of Sprite and Nestea in France with 30% less sugar – the first roll-out using its headline brands on a major market since European Commission (EC)...

Natural and functional formulations could learn from salt, fat, and sugar reduction technologies, says Leatherhead expert

Natural and functional formulations could learn from salt, fat, and sugar reduction technologies, says Leatherhead expert

By Nathan Gray

Technical solutions used for the reduction of salt, fat, and sugar could offer the food industry additional opportunities when it comes formulating with natural and functional ingredients, according to one expert at Leatherhead Food Research.

Hovis and Kingsmill stuck in British bread ‘slugfest’, analyst

Hovis and Kingsmill stuck in British bread ‘slugfest’, analyst

By Ben Bouckley

After Premier Foods’ announced this week that it plans to up its spend on ‘power brands’ such as Hovis, Investec analyst Martin Deboo told BakeryAndSnacks.com that UK bread was a “terrible industry” to be in due to industry overcapacity.

All-natural brine system to replace phosphates in poultry applications

Natural alternative to phosphates for poultry processors

By Kacey Culliney

An all-natural, clean label brine system has been developed through a collaborative project with three major UK and Irish ingredients companies to offer an improved solution to phosphate replacements in poultry applications.

Chr. Hansen expands e-number free colouring range

Chr. Hansen expands e-number free colouring range

By Oliver Nieburg

Ingredients firm Chr. Hansen has doubled the number of products in its fruit colouring food stuffs range, which it said will allow manufacturers to diversify sweet confectionery products and keep an e-number free label.

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