Weekly Digest: Symrise reaffirmed as a sustainable company, Givaudan launches digital campaign which “engages the senses”

13 Apr 2018 --- This week in business, the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Europe has reaffirmed Symrise as a sustainable company and IFF announced its newly published 2017 sustainability report that it has already surpassed its 2020 goals for water and greenhouse gas emissions amongst other achievements. Olam International has launched the Olam Living Landscapes Policy (OLLP) which supports a Net-Positive approach to agricultural supply chains and landscape management.

Symrise: Securing a strong community across the vanilla supply chain

03 Apr 2018 --- The demand for natural vanilla is rising continuously and with the price of the world’s most popular spice increasing, the vanilla market can be very complex. In 2007, Symrise took an important step in ensuring secure sourcing and quality across its vanilla supply chain and the company decided on a long-term oriented, intensive and holistic engagement in Madagascar.

Discover Beef: Symrise launches authentic profiles for savory applications

29 Mar 2018 --- Symrise Flavors has searched the kitchens of the world to identify and replicate the rich depths of beef for their Discover Beef line of flavors. Authentic profiles – including marrowbone, boiled, seared, roasted, grilled, pan dripping, braised, pot roast, broiled, and smoke beef flavors – are now available for a full range of savory applications.

Weekly Digest: Givaudan reaches 2020 goal for water reduction, Fonterra CEO resigns

23 Mar 2018 --- This week, flavor house Givaudan, announced that it has reached its 2020 target for reducing water consumption three years ahead of schedule, Nestlé Waters North America has announced that its Cabazon and Los Angeles, California factories achieved an AWS Gold certification and Arla has scooped first prize of best butter brand at the biannual World Championship Cheese Contest for its product Lurpak butter. Elsewhere, Fonterra has announced that CEO Theo Spierings will leave his role at the company later this year and CEO of GEA, Jürg Oleas is not seeking to extend his term of office beyond December 31, 2019. Also this week, FrieslandCampina introduced a range of organic dairy and Symrise is looking to boost its operations in the West African market.

Plant protein masking: Symrise delivers solutions for non-dairy applications

14 Mar 2018 --- Symrise Flavors has developed a masking flavors toolbox specifically targeted to overcome the challenges of aftertaste and off notes of plant protein in non-dairy applications, one of the fastest growing segments in the US market.

Symrise profits jump and solid global growth promised for FY2018

14 Mar 2018 --- Symrise AG achieved profitable growth in the fiscal year 2017, hitting its targets and increasing sales by 3.2  percent to €2,996.3 million, despite volatile exchange rates, the increasing costs of raw materials and investment expansions. This is excluding portfolio and currency effects, according to the company, with organic sales growth amounting to 6.3 percent.

Weekly Digest: Gender equality measures, Former Nestlé chief dies

09 Mar 2018 --- To honor International Women’s Day (March 8) a variety of companies, including FrieslandCampina and Cargill Cocoa, announced that they are bridging the gender gap and committing to equal opportunities to both men and women around the world. Elsewhere, Nestlé is mourning the death of former CEO Helmut Maucher, while Alltech announced the death of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons.

Symrise: The modern vegetarian leads to new food concepts

09 Feb 2018 --- Symrise has identified three different types of vegetarian consumers following an in-depth study which details the key drivers that attract modern vegetarians to certain meals, concepts and products.

Naughty but nice: Confectionery innovation hits the sweet spot

06 Feb 2018 --- Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, a traditional time of the year when sweets, chocolate and other confectionery snacks are given as gifts by romantic souls the world over. It may be a cliché, but presenting something sweet as a sign of love is as popular as ever – and these days the act of giving is not confined to romantic partners, some of the big companies promote confectionery specifically to be given as platonic “love gifts” to friends, parents, neighbors, colleagues, teachers and anyone else who needs a bit of love in their life.

Health, organic and sustainability key to future confectionery innovation, claims Diana Food

31 Jan 2018 --- At this year’s ProSweets, Diana Food (part of Symrise) was exhibiting a range of innovative fruit and vegetable-based concepts, based on trends around health and wellness, organic and sustainable sourcing. Consumers are continually striving for healthy lifestyle choices but they are not completely committed making any compromise on taste.

Diana Food: Agronomic expertise key to answering consumers' flavor demands

30 Jan 2018 --- With the rise of the clean and clear label trend, the modern consumer is looking for clarity and more healthy foods, but is not willing to compromise on taste. To support its customers in creating products that will meet these consumer demands, Diana Food has just introduced a new range of 100 percent clean label natural juice concentrates, which the company says improve clients’ industrial performance, deliver a “real” taste signature, with no need for other taste components. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Sébastien Langlais, Science Platform Leader, Taste at Diana Food about the new range as well as the benefits of the company’s recent integration into Symrise and the importance of local expertise.

Symrise highlights dairy experiences based on global positioning

26 Jan 2018 --- Symrise has finalized the company’s new global positioning for the dairy market to better define how the company provides unique benefits to the dairy category.

European Flavour Association welcomes McCormick as new member

03 Jan 2018 --- Since January 1, 2018, the European Flavour Association (EFFA) has a new full ordinary member, McCormick & Company. This brings EFFA membership to 22 companies and National Associations.

Diana Food launches solutions that deliver new vegetable eating experiences

14 Dec 2017 --- Consumers strive for a healthy lifestyle and eating habits but they are not ready to make any compromise on taste. Today, there is a major shift in eating experience towards authenticity, freshness from “real food,” which also applies to consumers’ packaged goods. Attentive to those needs, Diana Foods has leveraged their historical knowledge and experience and pushed the boundaries of innovation to offer the market a groundbreaking taste solution.

Symrise launches authentic food program

07 Dec 2017 --- The Symrise Global Culinary Team has launched the Joy of Authentic Food Initiative which helps food manufacturers create the unique food experiences their customers demand by capturing the best of science and nature. Noah Michaels, Senior Chef and Culinary Team Leader, stated that the global Joy of Authentic Food program is part of a natural evolution that is taking place in the culinary arena.

Symrise screens onion virtual reality film

29 Nov 2017 --- Why is the onion considered the queen of the kitchen? And why is Symrise the king of onion? These were the questions the flavors and fragrance producer was posing during the opening of Fi Europe when the company launched its new film shot with 360° virtual reality technology.

Food Matters Live Awards winners spotlight better-for-you, natural and functional innovation

23 Nov 2017 --- Food Matters Live has announced the winners of its inaugural awards, which celebrate the incredible innovation that continues to shape the future of food and drink. These awards recognize the creativity and inventiveness of industry to produce products and ingredients that meet the ever-changing demands and palates of health conscious and trend-hungry consumers.

Symrise to present sustainability and naturalness innovations at FiE 2017

21 Nov 2017 --- Fruits, roots, seeds, bark, herbs, flowers and nuts are all natural flavors and sustainable foods are growing in popularity around the world. Symrise specialists are set to present their range in terms of sustainability and naturalness at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), the world’s leading trade fair for food ingredients, next week, held in Frankfurt from November 28-30, 2017. The company demonstrates how well-positioned it is to meet the needs of customers today and tomorrow. 

Symrise study reveals why consumers are driven to perimeter of stores

20 Nov 2017 --- Symrise Flavors has released the findings of a comprehensive study, Perimeter of the Store, which analyzes the factors that drive consumers to store perimeters. These findings are helping to drive the development of new products at Symrise and the findings are being made available to customers.

Symrise launches citrus essence oil replacers to address market challenges

15 Nov 2017 --- Symrise has announced the launch of a new series of citrus essence oil replacers, including certified organics. The fully sustainable products are designed to mimic the taste profile of citrus essence oils. 

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