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Latest food ingredients trends from natural sweeteners to ancient grains

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Want to stay up to speed with the latest developments in sustainable palm oil, natural sweeteners, ancient grains, plant-based proteins, gluten-free ingredient trends, probiotics, prebiotics and omega-3s? Keen to stay on top of clean-label and natural trends, the challenges around replacing partially hydrogenated oils, BVO and Azodicarbonamide? Bookmark this section to see what the big names in ingredients supply are up to from Cargill and ADM to Givaudan, Bunge, PureCircle, Ingredion, GNT, DDW, Tate & Lyle and CP Kelco.

Why did Whole Foods drop edible insect products?

Edible insects: Beyond the novelty factor

If the edible insects market is heating up, and big name retailers from Publix to Sprouts are now stocking cricket bars, snacks and protein powders, why is Whole Foods –...

Our ‘invisible’ isolates can boldly go where no plant protein has been before, says Burcon

ADM will go into full commercial production of ‘invisible’ soy protein isolate CLARISOY this year in Decatur IL, using technology developed by Canadian partner Burcon Nutrascience, which has developed techniques...

Could Smart Label help restore consumer loyalty?

Widespread confusion about how packaged foods are made and labeled is eroding consumer trust in brands and threatening future product sales, according to new research from Label Insight.

Alternative proteins

Algae protein’s limited interaction with other ingredients a ‘key competitive advantage,' says TerraVia

It's still a new player in the burgeoning 'alternative protein' category, but algae could give rivals a run for their money as formulators learn about its unique properties that enable fortification in...

Bar applications, RTDs continue to offer rich opportunities for dairy proteins, supplier says

Plant-based proteins might be the hot topic, but opportunities for dairy proteins continue to abound, according to one supplier.

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Experts advise marketers to promote taste first, health second, at whole grains conference

Marketers should promote the taste, flavor, and texture of whole grains more over their health benefits, experts suggested during the first day of Oldways' ‘Whole Grains Away From Home’ conference...

DFI Corp and Mitr Phol Group to produce erythritol, xylitol, via game-changing ‘green electrochemistry’ process

Chaska, MN-based Dynamic Food Ingredients (DFI) Corporation has struck a deal with the world's fourth largest sugar producer, Thailand-based Mitr Phol Group, to commercialize technology it claims could slash production...

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Roha to open new $5m natural color facility in St. Louis, MO

Slated for completion next month, the new 16,000 square-foot facility dedicated to natural colors will bring the global color ingredient company closer to US manufacturers.

Ganeden’s BC30 probiotic ingredient gets Non-GMO Project verified

Ingredients now share the scrutiny finished products have when it comes to free-from claims and virtue labels, a spokesperson said.

FDA hints at how conventional foods can make structure/function claims

For the first time, FDA weighs in on what marketers must have on hand to support claims about conventional foods’ direct impact on consumers’ bodies. 

Six “fresh” food trends driving innovation at retail & restaurants

The maturing farm to table movement is giving way to “fresh” as the most important value among nearly three-quarters of consumers – edging out natural and low price which slightly...

USDA inches toward allowing online grocery purchases with food stamps

Under pressure from industry, consumers and legislators, the US Department of Agriculture is exploring how Americans can use food stamps to buy groceries online.

Schuman Cheese introduces trust mark to counter widespread adulteration of Italian cheeses

US-based Schuman Cheese is taking a stand against what the CEO described as widespread adulteration and fraud that currently are “diluting and polluting” some sectors of the Italian cheese market...

Green machines: Hinoman to open commercial facilities in Israel & the US, in 2017 as demand for plant-based protein rises

Hinoman – an Israeli start-up developing a novel source of vegetable protein that promises to give rivals a run for their money in the nutrition and sustainability stakes – aims...

How to overcome 4 major hurdles to use more renewable resources

Using renewable resources to make and package food and beverages is good for more than just the environment – it also is good for business, as long as companies can...

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IFF to expand flavors empire with acquisition of David Michael & Co

Flavors giant International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) has struck a deal to acquire David Michael & Co, a privately-held flavors company based in Philadelphia, PA, for an undisclosed sum....

Fairtrade International Annual Report 2015 - 2016: Significant growth in sales of coffee, banana, cocoa

Last year, 1.6 million Fairtrade farmers and workers across 75 countries benefited from an estimated €138 million (approx. US $155 million) in a Fairtrade premium, according to Fairtrade International.

Taiyo says FDA recognition of Sunfiber could provide market advantage

Taiyo International said it has received confirmation from the Food and Drug Administration that its Sunfiber ingredient meets the definition of dietary fiber set forth in a recent communication.

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Lohmann brings distribution back in house

German ferric ingredients and specialty chemicals supplier Dr Paul Lohmann GmbH KG has announced a new supply arrangement for North America that brings brand representation back in house.

Developer says milling process creates multifunctional chia ingredient

Chia is a hot superfood. But entrepreneur Angelo Morini saw in its varying quality an opportunity, and his Anutra brand of chia was born.

Growth spurt for spirulina extracts as more formulators opt for natural blue food colors

There has been a noticeable upswing in demand for spirulina extract over the past 12-18 months as more big CPG brands have embarked on clean-label drives and more formulators have...

Beta-glucan from algae: ‘It’s a simpler, more bioavailable, and better priced product’

The dietary supplement space is showing a lot of interest in algal-derived beta-glucan, and functional foods are next, says the CSO of Algal Scientific Corporation.

Special edition: The infinite potential of algae

Spirulina’s bright future rests on protein, health, and quality: Experts

As Americans move towards meat alternatives, demand for protein-rich Spirulina will increase, but quality standards need to weed out the not-so-clean sources, say leading producers.

Special edition: Algae

Algal omega-3s sustainability message should be additive, not predatory, GOED director says

Algal omega-3s are a growing sector of the market, but companies need to be careful of how they sell the benefits of that source, said one expert.

Vinegar sales in US climb on health benefits, bold flavor & versatility

Sales of vinegar, a long-time and often-overlooked pantry staple, are skyrocketing as consumers increasingly embrace it as a clean, functional ingredient that offers health benefits, sought-after flavor variety and versatility,...

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