Researchers in Denmark have developed a food fraud detection method for vanilla and black pepper, both of which can be adulterated for ‘high economic gain’, DTU’s Amelia Sina Wilde tells FoodNavigator.
Having tripled its production capacity of natural vanillin in 2017, the French ingredients supplier is again ramping up scale to meet growing demand for its ‘natural’ vanilla alternative, Solvay’s Peter Browning tells FoodNavigator.
The flavour industry needs to spread its net wide to ensure a steady supply of the world's favourite flavour, from new vanilla pod growing countries to alternative vanillin sources, says the president of the European Flavour Association (EFFA).
By diversifying its vanilla sourcing to Uganda, Indonesia and India as well as developing alternative natural flavours, flavour giant Firmenich says it is weathering the impact of Madagascan cyclone Enawo.
It’s the world’s most popular food flavour but less than 1% of global demand for vanilla can be met by the natural vanilla orchid – and this year’s supplies have been hit by a poor harvest in top producing country Madagascar, sending prices skyrocketing....
Synthetic biology will become a “permanent and growing aspect of the flavors & fragrances landscape” predicts a new report from Lux Research, which says the approach is more sustainable than traditional techniques such as synthesizing flavors from...
Symrise has opened a new €3m ($3.83m) vanilla extraction facility in Benavony, Madagascar - the latest milestone in its strategy to “establish the entire value chain for vanilla in its source country”.
Europeans tend to be quite conservative when it comes to flavour, but there are ways to create innovative tastes even around well-established popular flavours, says Euromonitor ingredients analyst Lauren Bandy.
Steep hikes in world prices for black vanilla could mean higher production costs for premium ice cream makers, according to commodity analyst Mintec, which is advising ice cream producers to book their contracts for the spice now.
Sensient Flavors has launched new ice cream concepts that allow manufacturers to offer products that fit with seasonal consumer preferences, using fruit preparations with a 'fresh and healthy' appeal and added cookie, meringue and coffee bits.
Chocolate processors can boost their clean label and meet good for you indulgence trends with a new fresh fruit based ingredient range that is free from artificial additives, allergens and sugar and has a long shelf life, claims the Dutch supplier.
The political unrest in Madagascar, the world’s leading producer of vanilla, has highlighted the need for ingredients companies to diversify supply and eyes have turned to India as an alternative source.
Symrise, a manufacturing company of flavours and fragrances, seeks
to strengthen its farm-to-fork approach in vanilla production and
improve its international standing in the fragrance and flavouring
market through its integration...
Food makers turn to wood-sourced vanillin as high oil prices
continue to put pressure on the price of petrochemical-based
vanilla alternatives, and natural vanilla stocks remain
vulnerable,writes Lindsey Partos.
Diversifying supplies and managing risk for the world's most
expensive, and popular, natural flavour, for the first time
ingredients giant Danisco receives a batch of sustainable organic
vanilla from an Indian monk, reports Lindsey...
Spice company McCormick said yesterday that its Q1 profits and
sales were lower than expected, pushed down by struggling vanilla
prices, but remained confident for the rest of the year, writes
Nearly half of the world's vanillin supplies are sourced from China
but since tighter production rules arrived there a few years ago
there are now only two major Chinese producers left in the country,
reports Lindsey Partos....
British flavours firm Synergy Flavours is bringing a new organic
vanilla extract to market, locking in suppliers from Madagascar to
help guarantee the source of a product rooted in a vulnerable
Proof that soaring price rises are not only branded in the hard
pushed natural vanilla market with the news this week that
Norwegian ingredients company Borregaard Synthesis has hiked up the
price for its line of synthetic vanillin...
When Cyclone Hudah struck the island of Madagascar in April 2000
destroying 15 per cent of the world's vanilla crop the news sent
prices rocketing for the peoples favourite ice cream ingredient -
and they still haven't recovered.
The volatile vanilla market has seen food manufacturers turning to
synthetic substitutes as prices per kilo soar from double to treble
figures in recent years. Danish ingredients giant Danisco - a
leading extractor of vanilla in the...
Vanilla, recognised as the world's most popular flavour, has had a
rough ride in recent years with the price rising steeply as a
result of tropical storms and a highly contested presidential
election in Madagascar, the country...