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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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Penford purchases Gum Technology Corp.

Penford Corp. has acquired Gum Technology, a privately held gum and hydrocolloids distributor for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is expected to close at the end of March, subject to...

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Oxfam's sustainability scorecard: Spurring a race to the top for the food industry

Food and drink companies can have a big influence over sustainability and ethical issues in their supply chains - and have the power to change them rapidly. One year on from...

Is methane from palm oil waste the next industry climate concern?

While the debate about deforestation due to palm oil rumbles on, new research has suggested that the release of methane from palm oil processing wastewater may also be a significant...

Purchasing departments can drive innovation while delivering on sustainability goals, expert says

Sustainable sourcing is a big buzzword these days, and companies have different methods for achieving that goal. One way to boost a company’s sustainability profile is to tap into a...

Special edition: Gluten-free

Pulses for gluten-free: ‘We are what they need,’ says Best Cooking Pulses

From ready meals to breakfast bars, lots of pulse flour-based gluten-free products are coming on stream, says Margaret Hughes from Best Cooking Pulses, Inc., with the favorable nutritional profiles and...

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Frutarom acquires Florida citrus specialist CitraSource

Frutarom has acquired Florida-based citrus specialist CitraSource for about $7.5m, in an effort to increase its control over the sourcing of raw materials, the company has said.

BASF nutrition and health jumps 7% to crack €2bn in 2013

‘Nutrition and Health’ was the best performing section within BASF’s ‘Performance Products’ division in 2013, posting a 7% gain on 2012 to push through €2bn in sales for the year.

Interview with iTi Tropicals' Gert van Manen

iTi: Coconut water concentrate could be the next pineapple juice concentrate

Gearing up for this week’s launch of coconut water concentrate acidified with acerola, ingredient supplier iTi Tropicals’ president Gert van Manen caught up with FoodNavigator-USA to talk about the market...

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Nutrativa to be exclusive marketer of Lycoberry

Nutrativa Global has partnered with From The Wild to provide the exclusive manufacturing, sales and marketing support for the launch of Lycoberry, a red berry with a high concentration of...

Special edition: Gluten-free

Industry already has all the ingredients for great gluten-free products: Univar

Gluten-free baked products have a historically bad reputation—be it in the flavor, texture, performance or shelf life department. But the surge of demand from all corners of the market has...

Garden of Flavor launches first HPP juices with probiotics

Garden of Flavor is set to launch the first HPP processed juice with probiotics – namely the GanedenBC 30 strain from Ganeden Biotech.

Goodbye GMOs (and vitamin B12, D, A, and Riboflavin): New non-GMO Grape Nuts and Original Cheerios are ‘certainly less nutritious’, claims professor

The new non-GMO formulations of Original Cheerios and Grape Nuts might be made without ingredients from genetically engineered crops, but they also come with fewer vitamins - although brand owners...

GLG Life Tech moves into monk fruit (luo han guo) market as more firms combine it with stevia

Vancouver-based stevia supplier GLG Life Tech is moving into the monk fruit (luo han guo) sweeteners market and expects to have commercial quantities of high-purity extracts available later this year.

Roquette America and World Food Processing strike pea protein partnership

Ingredients giant Roquette has struck a deal with Iowa-based non-GMO corn and soybean specialist World Food Processing (WFP) under which WFP will manufacture Roquette’s pea protein in the US.

Plant egg entrepreneur raises $23m in latest funding round, led by Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing

While most start-ups struggle to raise the funds to turn their dreams into reality, Hampton Creek Foods CEO Josh Tetrick has convinced some of the world’s wealthiest people that his...

Special edition: gluten-free

Cup4Cup on growing 'appropriately' in the exploding gluten-free products market

Two years after famed restaurateur Thomas Keller and his R&D chef Lena Kwak launched Cup4Cup (C4C), a multipurpose gluten-free flour blend targeting celiac and gluten-intolerant consumers, the brand is eyeing...

CP Kelco expands production in Brazil

CP Kelco has announced an investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Limeira, Brazil, to meet growing demand for pectin in the South American food and beverage market.

Big interview: David Janow, co-founder and CEO, Axiom Foods

In conversation with plant-protein pioneer Axiom Foods: Rice, peas, and injecting ‘sanity’ into the heavy metals debate

Protein is undergoing a renaissance in food marketing, with high-protein claims appearing on everything from snack foods and sports beverages to soups and frozen yogurt. And plant proteins - particularly...

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Glut of unsold Chinese sucralose impacts outlook at Tate & Lyle: 2015 sucralose prices 15% lower

Tate & Lyle says it predicts a substantial deterioration in sucralose pricing owing to a glut of unsold Chinese sucralose which has forced it to reduce pricing in recently renewed...

Process tweak yields a superior cricket protein, developer says

Biochemist Aaron Dossey has built a company around a new way to create a protein powder ingredient from crickets. The process yields a superior ingredient with less inputs in the...

Corn-based protein targets veggie health boom, says Penford R&D head

Penford Ingredients has developed a corn-based protein to tap into a surge in health and wellness, vegetarianism and gluten-free, its R&D head says.

Canadian supplier launches omega 3-6-9 oil from ancient oilseed species

Canadian oil supplier Biodroga is hoping to make a splash in the omega oils market with the launch of an oil derived from camelina sativa that is rich in omegas 3, 6...

Brazzein entrepreneur seeks partner to take next-generation natural sweetener to market

Brazzein - a protein from the berry of the West African plant Oubli claimed to be 2,500+ times sweeter than sucrose - could play a key role in the natural...

Blue Pacific secures non-GMO Project verification for most popular flavors: 'We wanted to be transparent'

Californian natural flavors firm Blue Pacific has joined a growing number of ingredients suppliers  to go through the Non-GMO Project Verified certification process.

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