A new ‘clean label’ dough hydrator, used in conjunction with standard dough conditioner, provides savings on raw material inputs and boosts bread quality, reports French supplier Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI).
LycoRed is launching a new water-soluble beta-carotene colour, which can be used as a natural colour to generate the same orange and yellow hues as out-of-favour Southampton colours Quinoline Yellow and Sunset Yellow.
Rosemary extracts can now be used as antioxidants in organic food in the EU provided they are from organically-grown rosemary and ethanol is used for the extraction, following an amendment to the annex of the 2008 organic regulation.
Chr Hansen has raised its outlook for 2010/11 after another fine set of results in Q2, with particularly strong performance from its colours and blends division – though it continues to keep close watch on carmine prices.
Avebe says Eastern Europe is the principal market for its new Eliane potato starch-based fat reducer for mayonnaise, but insists that cost hikes and accelerating "health and wellness trends" could soon see demand shifting west.
With a clear clean-label trend affecting food formulation across Europe, one of the key sectors is core commodities such as flour, where so-called physically optimised (heat treated) flours are gaining ground on modified starch solutions.