Israel-based Salt of the Earth expanding distribution of its Mediterranean Umami flavouring, a product that the company says can help companies in their reformulation efforts by “heightening” taste perceptions of salt – and possibly even sugar.
Umami flavours can be a natural alternative to the not-so-clean-label monosodium glutamate (MSG), says Bell Flavours and Fragrances, as it launches six natural umami flavours including three yeast-free formulations.
European producers of speciality yeast products are defending the use of yeast extracts in food following claims from consumer advocates such as FoodWatch in Germany that the food industry’s use of such ingredients and labelling around them is deceptive.
Leiber is ramping up its yeast extract capacity by bringing its spray-drying activities in-house, as demand for brewery by-products is gradually increasing and third party spray-drying capacity is sought after.
Rising costs and shrinking supply of sugar molasses are driving up
the cost of yeast extract production, says Bio Springer, which is
today announcing a double digit price increase for its extracts as
of next year.
DSM Food Specialties claims that its Maxarome Select product - a
natural high 5' nucleotide yeast extract - can effectively replace
monosodium glutamate (MSG) in crisps without any loss of flavour or
European Commission calls for comments ahead of April Codex meeting
on proposed maximum levels of the potentially carcinogenic chemical
contaminant 3-MCPD in hydrolysed vegetable protein and soy sauces.
Umami, the fifth basic taste, falls under the spotlight as Dr.
Jacqueline B. Marcus in the US discusses how understanding this
inexplicable taste sensation can help food technologists increase
consumer acceptance and preference in...
Continued demand for its amino acid supplement Amino Vital was one
of the main drivers of growth for Japanese monosodium glutamate
seasonings and sweeteners group Ajinomoto in the first nine months of 2003.
Eager to grab a slice of the steadily growing market for natural
alternatives to hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP) seasonings, UK
company Overseal Foods has launched a line of yeast products under
the brand name Yesto-Seal.
UK sugar group Tate & Lyle continues to divest itself of
non-core or under-performing assets with the announcement this
morning that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of its
monosodium glutamate (MSG)production unit...
A recent study from Japan, published in Experimental Eye
Research and reported in the latest issue of the New
Scientist, suggested that diets high in the flavour enhancer
monosodium glutamate could lead to vision loss. The glutamate...