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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.

Picture Copyright: Coca-Cola France

Coke confirms new French stevia sightings through major EU launches

By Ben Bouckley

The Coca-Cola Company has confirmed to 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)...

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