The European starch industry is “deeply disappointed” by the Chinese government’s decision to extend anti-subsidy duties against EU potato starch while the European Commission says it is considering appropriate steps to take.
As interest in potato starch increases due to clean label
pressures, US scientists report that the gelling and paste-forming
properties of starch from sweet potatoes can be controlled by using
BASF is standing by the safety of its Amflora genetically optimised
starch potato as the EU Council of Ministers postpones its decision
on commercial optimisation, and urges swifter adoption of new
technologies for the bloc.
Penford Food Ingredients announced earlier this week that it has
expanded its manufacturing capabilities to make sure supplies of
potato starch are consistent after a poor harvest in Europe,
reports Philippa Nuttall.
Dutch potato starch supplier Avebe has finished off 'a difficult
year' with €0.4 million in profit, the 5000 strong co-operative
reports. But a tight economic climate, a poor harvest, and the
strong euro left their mark,...