Food Ingredients News

McCormick 2018 Flavor Forecast highlights adventurous global fusions

11 Dec 2017 --- McCormick & Company, Inc., has released the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2018. This year’s Flavor Forecast highlights the casual, adventurous and interactive nature of how people are eating across the globe today.

Almond Board of California envisions farm of the future with $4.8m investment into research

08 Dec 2017 --- The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced an investment of US$4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability Publication, entitled Growing Good, which highlights the California Almond community’s commitment to sustainability.

Hydrosol MD: Sustainability and shelf-life demands present opportunity

08 Dec 2017 --- Hydrosol (a Stern-Wywiol business unit), presented its new Stabifruit line at FiE 2017 in Frankfurt, an offer to the beverage industry, that is a completely new segment for the company. Hydrosol also presented new developments in ingredients for poultry, vegan meat substitutes, and dairy and whey products. With these functional systems, food manufacturers can easily make products that address current international consumer trends. 

Sensient launches new flavors collection including floral and herbal extracts

08 Dec 2017 --- Sensient Flavors has launched it's All Natural Flavor Collections. The new flavors help food and beverage manufacturers to respond successfully to upcoming market trends and reflect current consumer preferences of botanical extracts. 

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.

“Stressed out” cocoa trees could produce more flavorful chocolate

07 Dec 2017 --- There may be a way to make chocolate taste even better, as it has been discovered that although the agricultural method used to grow cocoa trees doesn't matter too much, the specific weather conditions do. This is according to scientists who looked at different conditions that can put a strain on cocoa trees. The report is published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Ingredia showcases new “Via Lacta” milk range as demand for sustainably sourced ingredients increases

06 Dec 2017 --- Ingredia were showcasing their new “Via Lacta” milk range at this year's Food ingredients Europe (FiE), held in Frankfurt, last week. The logo symbolizes the milk with a drop of milk, the environment with a tree and man with a smile. As a dairy cooperative, Ingredia is made up of farmers and are very involved in the processes associated with every stage of milk production. In order to meet current consumption trends shifting towards healthier products with sustainable development, Ingredia’s “Via Lacta” range of ingredients, comes from its own responsible milk collection. 

Musgrave acquires Aryzta’s La Rousse Foods

06 Dec 2017 --- Shortly after posting a 5.5 percent drop in revenue, troubled Swiss-Irish baked goods group Aryzta is raising funds through the sale of its foodservice supplier La Rousse Foods to Irish wholesaler Musgrave.

Excessive salt levels found in popular branded UK sausages

06 Dec 2017 --- The “shocking and excessively high” amounts of salt in certain UK sausage brands has been flagged by the consumer lobby group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH). New research conducted by Queen Mary University of London points out that by starting the day with a sausage sandwich, UK residents could be eating nearly two-thirds of an adult’s maximum daily recommended intake (6g salt) – more salt than a double cheeseburger and large fries.

AB InBev acquires Australian craft brand Pirate Life

05 Dec 2017 --- Brewing giants AB InBev has snapped up “lifestyle” canned beer brand Pirate Life which is based on a carefree and relaxed attitude that founders say will not change despite the acquisition by one of the biggest names in the industry. 

UK: Tesco biggest ever meat-free Christmas range

05 Dec 2017 --- Changing UK diets have prompted Tesco to double its vegetarian and vegan centerpiece festive food offering this year to keep pace with demand for meat-free products. 

Algaia and AIDP launches next generation seaweed extract for dessert applications

05 Dec 2017 --- Algaia has launched a new alginate line, Satialgine DVA, which is said to be the next generation of seaweed extract for premium dairy and non-dairy dessert applications. 

Maple Leaf Foods espouses vegan values with US$120m acquisition

05 Dec 2017 --- Major Toronto-based meat company Maple Leaf Foods has again signaled its intention to step outside of its traditional space and strengthen its alternative protein portfolio by buying Field Roast Grain Meat Co.

Moments do matter: Breakfast behaviors and the growth of snacking

05 Dec 2017 --- Different moments require different foods. Consumers ask themselves “Do I need an on-the-go yogurt for a busy morning at work?”, “What do I need to buy for a relaxing brunch at home with the family?” and “What shall I eat and drink after my workout?” Exploring trends related to the where, when and how of eating and drinking can help companies position their products in the right type of occasion to capitalize on consumer questions like these. 

EU phosphate objection causes kebab stir

04 Dec 2017 --- The future use of phosphate as a food additive is hanging in the balance as European politicians debate whether it should continue to be used with a full Parliament vote due to take place in Strasbourg later this month.

Tate & Lyle gets Non-GMO Project Verification for starch ingredients, expands China facility

04 Dec 2017 --- Global food ingredients and solutions provider Tate & Lyle Plc. has achieved Non-GMO Project verification for 18 starch ingredients, including its entire line of Claria Functional Clean-Label Starches. This good news for the company comes as it also announces that the expansion of capacity, and process upgrades, at its Sta-Lite Polydextrose facility in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China, is now complete and online.

Food industry urges progress on Irish border deal ahead of May-Juncker Brexit talks

04 Dec 2017 --- Discussions between the UK government and Europe are continuing to thrash out the details of Brexit with all eyes on Prime Minister Theresa May today (December 4) as she prepares for key meetings with European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. But so far there’s still no deal reached in relation to the Irish border, despite weekend talks on the crucial issue. There has been much emphasis to agree on a proposal on how to avoid a hard border in Ireland which many say would be disastrous for trade. 

Salt of the Earth appoints A&B Ingredients as exclusive US distributor

04 Dec 2017 --- Salt of the Earth Ltd., Israel, has appointed A&B Ingredients Inc., as its exclusive distributor of Mediterranean Umami for the US and Canadian markets. This is the second distribution agreement signed in 2017 as Salt of the Earth builds the global sales infrastructure for its all-natural and clean-label ingredient for reducing salt intake in processed foods.

Tetra Pak launches industry-first modular portfolio for heating systems

04 Dec 2017 --- Tetra Pak has launched Intelligent Customisation, an industry-first modular portfolio of heating systems that offers tailor-made processing solutions for food and beverage manufacturers. 

Aryzta beset by revenue difficulties

01 Dec 2017 --- Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has experienced a 5.5 percent fall in revenue to €909.7m in the three months to 31 October. According to the group’s revenue update, Group organic revenue declined by 2.6 percent in the period. Currency had a 2.9 percent negative impact on revenue.

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