Guar gum could boost potential for chestnut flour in gluten free foods, says study
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.