Lactic Acid

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ETH Zurich creates alternative method for lactic acid

Demand for PLA degradable plastic to reach one megaton per year by 2020

By Jenny Eagle

Researchers at ETH Zurich, an international university for technology and the natural sciences, have come up an alternative method to produce lactic acid, as demand for biodegradable plastic packaging from PLA (polylactic acid) grows.

EFSA backs use of lactic acid as beef decontaminant

EFSA backs use of lactic acid as beef decontaminant

By Rory Harrington

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has backed lactic acid as a decontaminant in beef processing and said there were no safety concerns as long as its use complied with current food additive regulations.

Job cuts at Purac

Job cuts at Purac

Job losses at leading lactic acid supplier Purac are on the cards
as the firm's owner, bakery ingredients supplier CSM, continues its
restructuring programme to strengthen core activities.

PURAC absorbs AVEBE subsidiary

PURAC absorbs AVEBE subsidiary

Dutch food ingredients and confectionery multinational CSM
continues its strategy to expand worldwide activities in the food
and pharmaceutical markets with the recent announcement that it has
completed the acquisition of the gluconic...

Galactic expands in China

Galactic expands in China

A further sign that food ingredients companies are continuing to
move steadily into the Chinese market came recently with the
announcement from Belgian lactic acid manufacturer , Galactic, that
it has signed a joint venture agreement...

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