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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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