20-Jun-2014 By Lynda Searby
Xanthan prices continue to be very competitive, guar prices remain steady and cassia prices have escalated owing to a reduced crop in India, according to a hydrocolloids analyst.
10-Dec-2013 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
Hydrocolloids expert Dennis Seisun has just returned from his third annual visit to Jodhpur in India to check on the guar crop there, and reports “in a nutshell, a huge crop – larger than there’s ever been”.
14-Oct-2013 By Kacey Culliney
Gums and modified starch have strong adhesive properties and can therefore replace oil and sugar for powder toppings on crackers, in turn reducing fat content, finds research.
22-May-2013 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
Rousselot is up for sale – but competition laws may preclude other gelatine specialists from buying it…And which ingredients are seeing the biggest price fluctuations? FoodNavigator brings you the latest in the world of hydrocolloids.
Special edition: Reformulation
19-Dec-2012 By Stephen DANIELLS
Increases in the price of key ingredients, or widely fluctuating prices, are driving reformulation efforts in the industry, with suppliers like Ingredion offering solutions to replace ingredients and cut costs.
Guar gum prices have dropped a long way from peaks of $20 to $25 a kilo – but there is now a standoff between buyers and sellers, according to hydrocolloids industry expert Dennis Seisun.
Guar gum futures will be relisted soon, says FMC
India’s commodity regulator the Forward Markets Commission has said it plans to reintroduce guar gum onto the futures market soon.
12-Oct-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Guar gum could be relisted on India’s futures market if a positive committee decision is reached next week, according to the country’s commodity markets regulator.
16-Jul-2012 By Rod Addy
Manufacturers of fruit beverages, mayonnaise and ketchup have access to a new range of guar gum replacers just launched by Premium Ingredients.
08-Mar-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Amid sky-high prices and shortages of guar gum driven by an unprecedented surge in demand, food formulators have renewed focus on finding replacers and DuPont is championing use of alternative hydrocolloids.
24-Feb-2012 By Jane Byrne
Tara gum and locust bean gum are being touted as credible guar gum replacers in light of the high prices and lack of supply for food grade guar, claims a hydrocolloid expert.
Tight supply and high prices in guar gum look set to continue
23-Jan-2012 By Jane Byrne
Tight supply and high prices in guar gum are set to continue until at least the end of 2012, and probably beyond, claims a leading hydrocolloid industry analyst.
Low fat mayo - soy milk and gums could be the answer say Iranian researchers
16-Jan-2012 By Jane Byrne
Soy milk can act as an egg yolk substitute in low-cholesterol low-fat mayonnaise, finds new research from Iran.
Newly identified gum may have food potential
28-Sep-2011 By Nathan Gray
A new gum isolated from the roots of an Iranian plant could be used in food systems to improve foaming properties, according to new research.
28-Sep-2011 By Lynda Searby
There is no end in sight to the current guar gum shortage and record high prices for the hydrocolloid, which may prompt some manufacturers to consider reformulation, according to Euromonitor International.
Guar gum could boost potential for chestnut flour in gluten free foods, says study
19-Sep-2011 By Nathan Gray
The addition of thickeners and stabilisers such as guar gum could help to boost the usage chestnut flour in gluten free breads, according to new research.
19-Jul-2011 By Jane Byrne
There has been no let up in the soaring prices for guar gum, with little hope of a downward trend emerging in the coming months, warns a hydrocolloid expert.
Prolonged guar gum price hikes due to oilfield demand, expert
Guar gum prices have continued to soar in early 2011 due to oilfield demand, dashing observers expectations of a downward trend on the back of a bumper crop from India.
Clean label survey shows consumers prefer GM to bad breath
04-Nov-2010 By Ben Bouckley
Some consumers perceive healthy food ingredients such as garlic more negatively than traditional poorly perceived additives such as GM, according to a top UK food research organisation.
India publishes guar gum contamination restrictions
07-Jul-2010 By Lorraine Heller
New European Commission import restrictions on Indian guar gum have now been written into Indian regulations, which industry experts hope will speed up the supply process.
EC revises restrictions on guar gum imports
14-Apr-2010 By Rory Harrington
Restrictions on guar gum imported from India into the EU have been revised on fears that the risk of dioxin contamination of the product remains too high.
Gluten-free baguettes get formulation boost
23-Mar-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Combining buckwheat flour and guar gum could lead to the gluten-free French bread with “improved quality attributes”, says a new study from France.
Food makers to stay on the alert for contaminated guar gum
09-Oct-2008 By Lindsey Partos
Food makers must be on the alert for contaminated consignments of guar gum after Czech authorities detect unacceptable levels of toxic dioxins in a border batch.
Processes can bring ‘new’ hydrocolloids, Leatherhead
02-Oct-2008 By Jess Halliday
Leatherhead Food International has completed a three-year research project that aimed to improve the performance of hydrocolloids using physical processing – methodology likely to be better-perceived by consumers in the natural-centric era.
Europe proposes to test Indian guar gum for dioxins
11-Mar-2008 By Jess Halliday
The European Commission is proposing to test all guar gum from
India for presence of the contaminant PCP as an interim measure to
ensure ongoing supply of the thickening agent prior to the Indian
authorities implementing tighter controls.
India advised to separate food and industrial guar gum
10-Dec-2007 By staff reporter
A draft report on India's guar gum industry following dioxin
contamination issues earlier this year recommends a separation of
food- and industrial-grade gum during manufacture and processing,
say media sources.
Spruce mill waste could rival gums for food
05-Oct-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Scientists in Finland suggest that carbohydrates released into
process waters of softwood mills could offer the food industry with
a novel source of mannans to rival guar gum and friends.
Indian guar gum imports 'accepted' in EU
02-Oct-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Fears over dioxin levels in guar gum supplies from India are not
stopping the shipping of consignments, according to reports from
Danisco makes new hydrocolloid by depolymerising guar gum
25-Sep-2007 By Jess Halliday
Danisco is preparing to introduce a partially depolymerised guar
gum to the market following a positive safety call from EFSA,
tipped to bring new functionalities and a range of texture
States and shops act over guar gum fears
06-Aug-2007 By Jess Halliday
EU member states are taking action over the possibility of food
products contaminated by guar gum containing high dioxin levels,
but the full extent of the problem is not yet known.
Guar gum - science builds for health benefits
21-Jun-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Guar gum, extensively used as an emulsifier, thickener and
stabiliser, may also have potential as a health ingredient for
lowering cholesterol levels, suggests new research.
Small amounts of guar gum for stronger whey gels, study
09-Feb-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Adding about 0.1 per cent guar gum to whey protein gel boosted gel
strength twelve-fold, says new research from Ireland.
IMR puts hydrocolloid price increases in context
14-Nov-2005 By Anthony Fletcher
Price increase announcements in the hydrocolloid sector do not
necessarily reflect market conditions, according to IMR
TIC extends organic range
With the market for certified organic products continuing to grow,
demand for organic hydrocolloids has also expanded - prompting the
leading supplier of hydrocolloids to the US food industry to launch
an organic version of its guar...