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Corbion Purac unveils expanded research facility in Kansas

Natural preservatives expert Corbion Purac has significantly expanded its research facility in Lenexa, Kansas.

In conversation with Goya VP Bob Unanue on the $250 mn US expansion

Goya: from ingredient to prepared foods company in 10 years

Historically a mainstay brand in ethnic grocery stores and the international aisle of supermarkets, Goya has grown into much more than an ingredient company—with a portfolio of more than 2,000...

From Aji peppers, amaranth and pichuberries to purple corn and quinoa, Peruvian cuisine is hot, says Packaged Facts

Peruviuan cuisine is a hot culinary trend and a “powerful funnel for bringing resurgent South American cuisine into the US food retail and foodservice market”, according to a new report from Packaged...

FDA says firms can use natural blue food color spirulina in applications beyond gum & candy

The FDA has approved the use of Spirulina Extract as a natural blue coloring ingredient in everything from ice cream to extruded cereals.

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Pepsi explores salt flavor modifiers with Senomyx; plans new 'made with real sugar' colas

San Diego-based flavor innovator Senomyx has entered into a collaborative agreement with PepsiCo to identify flavors with "modifying properties intended to restore the desired salty taste in products with reduced salt"....

Elite Spice: Roasted spices and citrus are innovation areas

Spices will continue to prove popular in 2014 but innovation will be seen in roasting or smoking spices and incorporating citrus into flavor mixes, says the senior vice president of...

60-second interview: the day job

What do you do? Dilip K. Nakhasi, director of innovation at Bunge Oils

For the latest edition of FoodNavigator-USA’s What do you do? series, we caught up with Bunge Oils North America's head of innovation for a (slightly over) 60-second interview on what...

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Balchem expands specialized ingredients empire with $567m deal to acquire SensoryEffects

Microencapsulation expert Balchem Corporation has unveiled plans to acquire spray-dried ingredients specialist SensoryEffects (Performance Chemicals & Ingredients Company) in a $567m mega-deal it claims will create “one of the most comprehensive food...

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Suntava secures Non-GMO Project certification for its antioxidant-packed purple corn

Suntava - the Minnesota-based firm promoting anthocyanin-packed purple-corn ingredients - has gone through the Non-GMO Project verification process to reassure customers and consumers that the corn from which they are...

Insights from IFT Wellness 2014

How should the industry tackle sugar reduction?

Attending a series of sessions on sugar reduction during the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2014 Wellness conference, a few common themes kept resurfacing: that obesity remains a big problem,...

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Omega-3 content sets walnuts apart from other tree nuts

Now that the mania about fat in the diet is mostly over the story has become that some fats are good. And as far as fat-rich tree nuts go, the...

Special edition: Nuts, pulses & legumes

InHarvest: Legumes, pulses steal spotlight from animal protein

At the 2014 Research Chefs Association Conference & Culinology Expo, FoodNavigator-USA caught up with chef Michael Holleman, director of culinary development at artisan grain and legume supplier InHarvest, for a...

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Almonds are on fire, says Blue Diamond CEO as meteoric growth rates continue

Sales of Blue Diamond Grower’s retail products -  from Almond Breeze to Almond Nut Thins - have surged dramatically over the past five years and now account for nearly $500m...

Special edition: Nuts, Pulses & Legumes

Has soy lost its sparkle? Not from where we’re standing, says DuPont as it taps into high-protein craze

The current high-protein craze in the US food and beverage market is driving continued demand for soy-ingredients, with particular growth opportunities in sports nutrition, food for kids, and weight management,...

DuPont: It seems like the whole world except Europe understands probiotics are backed by solid science

Americans are often described as lagging behind their European counterparts when it comes to awareness of probiotics, but the growth potential in the US market is “huge”, says leading supplier...

Fuchs North America to launch 10 ethnic snack seasonings

Fuchs North America will launch a line of snack seasonings that draw inspiration from Asia, South America and the Mediterranean region to differentiate amid the ethnic flavor boom.

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Stevia expert PureCircle posts much-reduced net loss ($1.9m) in H1, 2014; Sales surge 32% to $34.9m

Leading stevia supplier PureCircle posted a (much reduced) net loss of $1.9m in the six months to Dec 31, 2013, while sales surged 32% to $34.9m over the same period....

Europain 2014

Dawn Foods: Bakery convenience concept differs in US and Europe

American bakers either bake from scratch or buy pre-prepared, but in Europe there’s more demand for a convenience middle ground, says Dawn Foods.

Indian start-up targets global snacks with high protein, price stable quinoa

Snack makers should consider sourcing quinoa from India where the exotica strain is sweeter, higher in protein and sells at a stable, lower price, says the managing director of Ashtral...

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Salt of the Earth: Sea salt blend can slash sodium by 66%

Israel-based ingredients firm Salt of the Earth claims the sodium content in baked goods and cereals can be reduced by as much as 66% using its sea salt blend.

Kamut wheat reduces IBS symptoms, finds human study

Replacing modern wheat with Kamut International’s trademarked ancient wheat in the diet may reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), finds research.

Senomyx secures GRAS for sweet taste modifier Sweetmyx (S617); PepsiCo has exclusive rights to use it in soft drinks

Senomyx has got the thumbs up to take its sweet taste modifier Sweetmyx (S617) to market with partners PepsiCo and Firmenich.

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ADM to go into commercial scale production of 'invisible' soy protein CLARISOY

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) plans to move into full-commercial scale production of CLARISOY - the ‘invisible’ soy protein developed by plant protein pioneer Burcon.

Insights from Baking Tech 2014

Baking industry needs to better communicate GM enzyme benefits: DuPont

Moving enzyme production largely into factories using genetically modification has resulted in better functioning enzymes, yet the bakery industry has been a poor communicator on both the ubiquity and benefits...

Groundbreaking stevia launch opens up completely new territory for formulators with sugar reductions of “50, 60, 75 and in some cases 100%”, says Cargill

The word ‘game-changer’ is used so liberally these days that Cargill has not given in to the temptation to employ it here. But ViaTech - its new range of stevia-based...

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