Key Interviews

Omya responds to fast-growing need for calcium and vitamin fortification

11 Dec 2017 --- At the beginning of this year, global producer of calcium carbonate, Omya, began to address the needs of the fast-growing vegan market, by expanding their offering of their Calcipur brand for producers of plant-derived drinks based on soy, rice, oat, coconut or almond. As the demand for calcium and vitamin fortification grows due to evolving lifestyles trends, Omya’s platform offers an array of opportunities within the vegan space as well as several major consumer groups. Calcium deficiency is a growing concern and Omya is responding to those requests.

Fonterra: Resurgence of butter in Asia is down to understanding health foods and demand for premium products

04 Dec 2017 --- Globally, annual butter consumption has increased 1.7 million MT over the last 10 years. In recent years we’ve seen the world adopt a better understanding of the health benefits of butter. While historically experts advised people to reduce their fat intake, they now agree that some fats are actually beneficial for people’s health – especially natural dairy fats. 

Kasih Food and Tetra Pak respond to millennials’ demand for hummus

27 Nov 2017 --- Back in October, Jordan-based Kasih Food Production Co, unveiled a range of hummus products in Tetra Pak packages at the Anuga food and drink fair. With the new Mézete brand product line, the company aims to increase its share of the hummus market, projected to reach US$1.1 billion globally by 2022, that would represent an annual growth rate of more than 9 percent for the period between 2016 and 2022, mainly driven by healthier eating trends among consumers worldwide.

Agrana Fruit CEO: Botanicals continue to grow, driven by need from millennials

20 Nov 2017 --- Agrana Fruit is established as a world market leader for fruit solutions for the dairy industry. The company does, however, have a much broader product portfolio and is also specialized in a wide range of diverse and innovative solutions for other categories and channels such as the ice cream, bakery and foodservice industries. Alongside a range of fruit solutions, Agrana Fruit is also a specialist in brown flavor preparations, preparations with inclusion ingredients, cereals and savory preparations.

Carrot fibers from FoodSolutionsTeam: Closing the door on food waste

14 Nov 2017 --- FoodSolutionsTeam has been shortlisted for the upcoming Food ingredients Innovation Awards 2017, and specifically in the sector of the Sustainability Champion Award Shortlist for its’ present KaroPRO, a functional, natural and sustainable carrot fiber ingredient. Derived from side streams of vegetable juice production, KaroPRO is produced using innovative drying and milling technologies. The development of KaroPRO is claimed to reduce food waste and at the same time offer a highly functional ingredient with a positive declaration and beneficial nutritional values.

Ingredion addresses the role tapioca plays in texture

06 Nov 2017 --- Earlier this year, Ingredion announced the launch of Homecraft Create multifunctional tapioca flours. The new range of ingredients emerges as a milestone in more than two decades of research dedicated to understanding the role tapioca can play in clean label applications.

Frutarom CEO talks acquisitions, consolidation, efficiency

30 Oct 2017 --- 2017 has been a significant one for Frutarom so far. Earlier this summer the company reported a record quarter as it continues to implement its growth strategy. With nine acquisitions having been made in 2017 so far, it looks as though it is certainly going to plan. For the past 30 years, the company has been able to double its size and revenue every four years, and Ori Yehudai, Frutarom’s President and CEO believes the business is in the best position for even further future growth.

L’Italiana Aromi targets free-from and organic platforms for extracts growth

23 Oct 2017 --- For many years, the field of beverages has been where the Italian-based L’Italiana Aromi has highlighted leading trends and brought innovation to many of its customers. Among the first tea producers in Europe and representing 75 percent of its production today, L’Italiana Aromi has a long and consolidated experience in other industries as well, such as dairy, plant-based milk, savory and confectionery.

NZMP highlights consumer trends driving demand for protein across Asia

16 Oct 2017 --- With the Asia protein ingredients market forecast to grow by 11.5 percent from 2016 to 2020, NZMP – Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business – are leading the way as one of the key players for high protein food launches. NZMP believes that Asian consumers are increasingly seeking specific nutritional benefits to support their growing interest in health and active living.

TIC Gums: Hydrocolloid systems maximize nutritional value and flavor profiles

09 Oct 2017 --- Late last year, TIC Gums and Ingredion entered into an agreement to offer the widest range of texture capabilities, superior formulation expertise and rapid response to customer needs. Since then, TIC Gums has been on their own journey to diversify their range of ingredient profiles so that they can provide solutions that match up with customers’ concerns.

Univar targets health and plant-based trends, alongside texture innovation

02 Oct 2017 --- For Univar Food Ingredients, an ingredient distributor and value-added service provider across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), it has certainly been a demanding start to the year. The company announced several distribution agreements, as well as achieving AA grade for BRC Global Standard.

Food safety high on the agenda for CP Kelco

25 Sep 2017 --- As a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids, CP Kelco operates its worldwide network of manufacturing facilities with a single quality standard to ensure consistent, defect-free, high-performance food ingredients that meet the most stringent food quality requirements. According to the company, an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and customer service sets CP Kelco apart from other ingredient suppliers.

“Clean label” continues to dominate at TIC Gums

18 Sep 2017 --- Late last year, TIC Gums and Ingredion entered into an agreement to offer the widest range of texture capabilities, superior formulation expertise and rapid response to customer needs. For Ingredion and TIC Gums, the acquisition has expanded their higher-value specialty portfolio and customer base in the fast-growing segment of food and beverage companies that are driving industry innovation. Since then, TIC Gums has been on their own journey to diversify their range of ingredient profiles so that they can provide solutions that match up with customers concerns.

EHL expands their range of organic offerings in response to consumer lifestyle trends

13 Sep 2017 --- Organic spices for soups, stocks and bouillons are on the menu for EHL Ingredients this month, as the company celebrates Organic September. Consumers are looking for innovative, quality foods, flavors and textures in the organic aisles and EHL’s herbs and spices allow manufacturers to create authentic, tasty, organic international dishes.

Arla’s “Pure Dairy” campaign raises the bar on dairy ingredients

04 Sep 2017 --- Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new campaign called “Pure Dairy” to highlight how its range of Nutrilac dairy ingredients satisfies growing consumer demand for natural products with clean labels. Research shows that more than one-third of shoppers in the EU (35 percent) are proactively avoiding food and drink products that contain artificial additives or preservatives, while the same proportion says they regularly check the ingredients list on the pack.

Welch’s Global Ingredients Group uses the power of purple to highlight the goodness of Concord grapes

29 Aug 2017 --- Concord grapes are a great way for manufacturers to “go purple,” according to supplier Welch’s Global Ingredients Group. Purple has been earmarked as one of this year’s major food and beverage trends and colored purple foods are popping up everywhere. The power of purple goes beyond color alone and often indicates nutrient density and antioxidants.

Dietary fiber opportunities for CFF among top consumer trends

21 Aug 2017 --- The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a dietary fiber intake of at least 30g per day. Currently, the average dietary fiber intake among adults in the US is about 15 grams a day. CFF GmbH & Co. KG (CFF) produces natural dietary fiber concentrations that are suitable for dietary fiber enrichment in many food applications.

Dow: Consumer food trends drive need for better, healthier food solutions

14 Aug 2017 --- A recent Harris Poll study revealed that 64 percent of American consumers try to eat healthier on any given day, showing they are increasingly aware of their eating habits. As consumers become more conscious of their diet, they have begun to look for alternative food options including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Dow Food Solutions is paving the way to help more manufacturers deliver high-quality food products driven by the needs of their consumers.

Snacking at the forefront of innovation for Kerry

07 Aug 2017 --- As consumers demand a return to real food products, Kerry Taste & Nutrition is responding with better, more authentic and nutritious taste experiences. Kerry’s focus on Taste & Nutrition combines multi-sensory aroma and texture experience with in-depth knowledge of consumers and their nutritional needs.

DDW targets new platforms in natural colors

31 Jul 2017 --- The desire for natural and clean label color trends is driven by health and wellness factors, particularly in the US. Global health demands are not only seeing small and innovative brands but major brands moving to naturally sourced colors; to meet today’s needs of the health conscious consumer.

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