Corbion N.V. has acquired the lactic acid business from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for an undisclosed cash sum, the company said on Friday.
ETH Zurich creates alternative method for lactic acid
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.
Extending the storage time of eggs at home or retail would increase Salmonella risks, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The EU has authorised the use of lactic acid for decontamination of bovine carcasses from this month, based on a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion in 2011.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking opinions on the use of lactic acid in beef carcases and research into emerging shellfish biotoxins.
Galactic ups production capacity of lactates to meet mineral fortification demand
In a bid to capitalise on growing industry demand for mineral fortifiers, Brussels-based Galactic is doubling its production capacity of lactate esters and calcium lactate.
UK food safety authorities have backed a European Commission (EC) proposal to authorise the use of lactic acid as a decontamination treatment in beef production.
3M/Kraft expect global impact for new lactic acid test
3M and Kraft Foods have developed a new testing procedure to monitor lactic acid levels in food and help manufacturers assess product quality.
Purac is promoting its lactic acid products as a means of curbing E. coli after EFSA gave a positive opinion on using lactic acid treatment to decontaminate beef.
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.
Galactic develops lactic acid powder for bakery mixes
Galactic has developed a new powder form of lactic acid for use in bakery products and mixes, which can avoid the need for liquid lactic acid to be added to the dough.
Natural preservative tackles fruit juice spoilage
Purac is launching a new natural preservative for fruit and juice-based beverages, which is said to counter the spore-forming spoiler Alicyclobacillus.
Purac launches fermented ingredient for safe refrigerated foods
Purac has added a new ingredient to its food safety portfolio, for refrigerated foods, and plans to build its offering of non-lactate and lactic acid products.
Purac raises lactic acid prices as raw materials rocket
Lactic acid supplier Purac has announced a price increase of between 0.10 to 0.15 Euros per kilo, as the company seeks to pass of some of the expense from rising raw material costs.
Purac proposes lactic acid for stevia off-flavour masking
Beverage companies have a new tool to deal with the potential off-flavours associated with stevia sweeteners, as Purac is launching a new lactic acid ingredient.
New partnership to yield biobased succinic acid
CSM and BASF have joined forces to develop biobased succinic acid and expect to start producing commercial volumes and quality in 2010.
Cost control props up CSM results in Q2
CSM has reported an improvement in its financials for Q2 thanks to close cost control and efficiency drives; volume growth is still hit by the recession.
CSM announces 200 jobs cuts by the end of the year
Dutch bakery supplies business CSM has announced that it will cut 200 jobs from its workforce across Germany, France and the US in the next two months in response to plummeting sales and falling consumer confidence.
Post-restructure Purac brings results for CSM
CSM is counting the returns from its restructuring programme, with an increase in sales for the first half of 2008 and strong performance from its Purac business.
Purac opens lactic acid plant in Thailand
Purac has officially opened its new lactic acid factory in
Thailand, where it hopes to build on lactic acid growth in Asia as
well as cutting production costs.
Purac to move lactic acid production from Europe
After recording disappointing margins last month, CSM subsidiary
Purac announced yesterday it will switch lactic acid production
from Europe to Thailand, the US and Brazil.
Fungi seen as cost-effective lactic acid source
Fungal species of Rhizopus could offer a valuable alternative
source for lactic acid production, with significant advantages over
bacterial production, says a new review from Australia.
Baking invention cuts spoilage, lengthens shelf-life.
Scientists have devised a means of preventing contamination of
commercially baked bread - helping manufacturers to minimise the
loss caused by spoilage and halt the common problem of 'ropey
Purac announces lactic acid price hike
Purac has announced sales price increases for lactic acid,
lactates, gluconic acid, gluconates and lactitol.
Galactic raises global lactic acid prices
Lactic acid producer Galactic has announced a round of price
increases designed to cope with rocketing production costs.
CSM streamlines to achieve cost savings
CSM's decision to close a production facility in the US is the
latest in a series of initiatives designed to consolidate the Dutch
group's market position.
Purac ingredient range tackles Listeria threat
Purac claims to have developed a line of ingredients that can help
food makers meet new European Commission regulations on
Galactic announces lactic acid price increases
Lactic acid giant Galactic is the latest ingredients firm to
announced substantial price increases on the back of rocketing
Potato plugged as new lactic acid source
Potato waste could offer the food industry a cheap, renewable and
as yet underutilised source of chitin and lactic acid, according to
a university scientist.
Spiralling costs hit lactic acid prices at Purac
For the second time in six months, Purac raises prices for its
range of lactic acids as raw material and energy costs continue to
Purac builds lactic acid plant in Thailand
Out to capture the projected double-digit growth in lactic acids in
Asia, Purac has signed off €98 million to build a new plant in
Rumours that Purac to build lactate production in Thailand
Leading Dutch lactic acid supplier is believed to be in discussions
to expand its presence in the East with plans to build an acid
plant in Thailand that uses sugar as a raw material.
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.
Lactic acid price rise at Purac
Major lactic acid supplier Purac to pass price rises onto the
market, as the Dutch firm announces increases between five and ten
per cent across a range of lactic acid and lactate products.
CSM shuts US bakery units for €60 million in savings
Shaving off unprofitable units, Dutch ingredients firm CSM said
this week it would close four of its bakery ingredients
distribution units in the US.
Oregano-cranberry mix cuts deadly Listeria bacteria
An oregano and cranberry concoction could be a potent
anti-microbial agent for food processors under constant pressure to
reduce the risk of foodborne diseases in the ever-expanding food
Purac ups sodium lactate production
In response to market demand natural lactic acid, lactate and
gluconate supplier Purac wlll ramp up production of its sodium
lactate powder, unveiling a new production facility in Spain.
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...
Purac product to extend shelf life
A tool to help determine the amount of lactate and diacetate to
control Listeria is on demonstration at the Purac stand under the
FiE roof this week.
CSM, Avebe agree on Glucona acquisition
As expected, Dutch ingredients group CSM is to acquire the Glucona
unit of compatriot starch producer Avebe for €35 million in cash.
Calcium sulphate used to fight listeria
An acidified calcium sulphate solution called Safe2O has been shown
to significantly reduce the amount of Listeria monocytogenes on hot
dogs and prevented regrowth of the pathogen over a 12-week period.
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...
Lactic acid has little effect on E.coli
Decontamination with 1 per cent and 2 per cent buffered lactic acid
does not appreciably affect the spread of pathogen E.coli in beef
tissue, Belgian scientists report this week.