Arla Foods Ingredients launches online egg calculator, as market volatility drives the demand for replacements

04 Jun 2018 --- Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new online egg calculator to assist bakery companies in determining how much they could save by using egg replacers in their cake recipes. Egg prices are going through an extended period of volatility, with a number of events in the global egg production industry having impacted on market conditions.

Chobani incubator program eyes potential of food technology

01 Jun 2018 --- US yogurt company Chobani has launched an incubator program which eyes the potential of food technology and start-up companies that are steering their way through the food value chain. The program is Chobani’s fourth incubator initiative; earlier this year it revealed its third-generation brands, which are said to be disrupting and improving high-potential food categories.

Chemical giants “disappointed” after EU court backs neonicotinoids ban

18 May 2018 --- An EU court has backed a partial ban on neonicotinoids saying that the European Commission was correct five years ago when it restricted their use in a bid to protect bee populations. The General Court of the European Union confirmed on Thursday the validity of the restrictions introduced at EU level in 2013 against the insecticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid because of the risks those substances pose to bees.

Millennials take a fresh look at frozen: Inside an unlikely comeback

17 May 2018 --- Frozen foods are making a comeback and millennials are largely responsible for this, spending 9 percent more per shopping trip for frozen foods last year than other groups, according to an RBC Capital Markets report. Reuters quote David Palmer, an analyst at the firm noting that sales volumes have grown for the first time in five years and it’s the convenience of frozen foods that are driving sales in the space.

Start-up incubation: Fermented kraut and egg-white chips among Kraft Heinz Springboard choices

14 May 2018 --- Springboard, a platform launched by Kraft Heinz in March 2018 to nurture, scale, and accelerate the growth of disruptive brands, has announced its inaugural Incubator Program class. The program was created to help nurture and develop the next generation of food and beverage brands, nurturing and being close to entrepreneurs, new ideas and consumer trends.

Gluten-free NPD: Ulrick & Short expands portfolio

03 May 2018 --- In the last few years, the gluten-free sector has grown from a fringe sector to one of the fastest growing in the western world. In 2015, no fewer than 12 percent of global product launches carried the claim “gluten-free” according to Innova Market Insights, up from just 5 percent in 2010 and this continues to expand. This consumer trend has been reflected in NPD, specifically in the bakery sector which has seen exponential growth.

Bell launches new range of certified organic flavors

27 Apr 2018 --- Bell Flavors & Fragrances has announced the launch of its newly expanded range of certified organic and organic compliant flavors within its HQ location in Northbrook, Illinois, US. Bell currently offers a broad range of organic compliant flavors and recently launched a variety of certified organic flavors, certified through Quality Assurance International (QAI).

ADM debuts new yeast protein for pets and opens US enzyme lab

24 Apr 2018 --- ADM Animal Nutrition is launching a versatile yeast protein for dogs and cats with an amino acid profile similar to an egg, making it an ideal complementary or replacement protein source for pets: Versity.

Wasteful: Average American wastes 422g of food a day, study finds

19 Apr 2018 --- New food waste research from the US unveils the shocking truths about the amount of food tossed out every day and it is people with healthier diets rich in fresh produce that are among the worst offenders. Fresh fruit and vegetables were the most likely to be thrown out, followed by dairy and then meat, according to the latest insights into the country’s food waste problems, carried out by US Department of Agriculture.

Blockchain: BASF and arc-net team up to use trailblazing technology for livestock sustainability

18 Apr 2018 --- The world’s largest chemical producer BASF and arc-net are joining forces to use blockchain technology for livestock sustainability. The system captures data to provide an environmental footprint with full transparency and traceability along the entire value chain. The partnership is just the latest example of how the food industry can harness the power of blockchain technology.

Cargill invests US$20m in egg processing facility

13 Apr 2018 --- Cargill is investing US$20 million to expand its Big Lake, Minnesota, egg processing facility. The Big Lake expansion includes capabilities to pasteurize, mix and cook a number of additional egg products for foodservice and protein ingredient customers, to meet increasing customer and consumer demand for a greater variety of cooked egg products.

Cargill posts earnings drop off, performance gains for cocoa, chocolate and edible oils

09 Apr 2018 --- Global commodities trader Cargill has reported the key financial results for the fiscal 2018 third quarter and first nine months ended Feb. 28, 2018. Adjusted operating earnings were US$559 million, a 22 percent decrease from last year’s US$715 million. Nine-month earnings totaled US$2.4 billion, down 7 percent from US$2.58 billion a year ago.

Meeting vegan demands: Inside the reformulation challenge

09 Apr 2018 --- Supply chain pressures, environmental concerns and the trend towards what are deemed to be healthy lifestyles are pushing demand for products with fewer animal-derived ingredients. One company responding to these developments is Kröner-Stärke, which recently launched a new clean-label egg replacer, REGG-EX, to the European market. This product allows food processors to simplify bakery formulas and to avoid the use of artificial ingredients, while still maintaining the texture and authenticity of the original recipe.

Ulrick & Short cleans up packaging declarations with innovative glazing systems

29 Mar 2018 --- Consumer and retailer pressure is mounting to clear up label declarations and to embrace new diet trends. Ulrick & Short is responding to these pressures by launching clean label, allergen free and vegan-friendly glazing systems, called eziglaze, that provide solutions for manufacturers.

Start-up focus: JUST’s innovation journey evolves beyond mayo

28 Mar 2018 --- Bay Area food start-up, JUST, is an innovator in the plant-based foods space. The company was founded in December 2011 by Josh Balk and CEO Joshua Tetrick, under the name Hampton Creek Foods, Inc. and is best known for its vegan mayonnaise and early work into the cultured meat space. The company, which recently changed its name to JUST, believes its brand of mayo shows it’s possible to produce plant-based foods that consumers love at prices they can afford, without relying on the egg, meat and dairy products that take a toll on the planet.

Tackling food waste: Ingredients are often the unsung hero, claims IFAC chief

16 Mar 2018 --- Food waste has been an industry concern for some time and there are a multitude of ingredients available that manufacturers can use to both extend shelf-life and fulfill consumer expectations for quality, safety and experience. The European Commission (EC) recently released a study investigating the relationship between date marking on food labels and food waste and according to the International Food Additives Council chief, Robert Rankin, ingredients are often the unsung hero.

Purple power: Color to continue to draw attention throughout 2018, claims GNT

05 Mar 2018 --- One of Innova Market Insights’ top trends for 2018 were “Say it with Color” and the trend is still harnessing innovation and symbolizes the power of purple. The fact that consumers “eat with their eyes” is more relevant today than ever before, in fact, the foods we buy and eat with family are often photographed and shared on social media. Increasingly the emotional aspects of food come into play; it’s all about pleasure, anticipation and our inherent love of food! We’re all becoming “foodies,” and visual appearance is the first attribute to stimulate and excite our senses.

Ulrick & Short: Is fat and sugar reduction pushing clean label off the edge?

05 Mar 2018 --- British starch specialist, Ulrick & Short, offers a comprehensive range of clean label, functional native starches, fat replacers, sugar replacers, flours, phosphate replacers and proteins from a range of crops and cereals. Tapping into the need for clean label, the company maintains that it has always been a part of the company strategy, but now there are other trends in that running, but does that mean that clean label has taken a back seat?

Just Crack an Egg: Kraft Heinz reignites breakfast category with new offering

28 Feb 2018 --- Kraft Heinz has unveiled its newest brand, Just Crack an Egg, to help reignite Americans’ love for breakfast. The company claims that Americans are dissatisfied with their weekday breakfasts and are struggling to find options that don’t compromise on taste, quality or convenience, and Kraft Heinz believes they have the answer.

TIC Gums eyes optimization with new Simplistica Ingredient Systems

28 Feb 2018 --- TIC Gums, an Ingredion company, is set to introduce the Simplistica line of ingredient systems at Engredea 2018, which will include optimized solutions from TIC Gums and Ingredion, including hydrocolloids, starches, plant proteins and sweeteners.

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