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Hain Celestial predicts ‘pricing actions across the industry based on the California drought’ - especially for almonds

Natural and organic products giant Hain Celestial says it expects to “see pricing actions across the industry based on the California drought”.

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Plant protein IP: Patent protection for Burcon's 'invisible' protein CLARISOY

Canadian plant protein pioneer Burcon has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office that a composition of matter patent application over its CLARISOY soy-based protein - which is...

Judge says GLG Life Tech did not mislead shareholders over ‘doomed’ relationship with Cargill

A judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit filed in 2011 against stevia firm GLG Life Tech Corporation for alleged failures to disclose the decline of its relationship with Cargill, then...

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Fairtrade chocolate set for uplift after fresh approach

Fairtrade International is offering a new sourcing program that it hopes will inspire more confectioners to purchase Fairtrade cocoa.

Cargill rolls out finely textured beef labels

Citing increased consumer and retailer demand for transparency, Cargill rolled out labels on all consumer and bulk ground beef products containing finely textured beef (FTB) starting Jan. 20, 2014. The...

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New Chinese stevia source enters North American market

A new player has entered the North American stevia picture with the announcement that Chenguang Biotech has named ingredient supplier GWI as its exclusive distributor in the North American market.

Sensient broadens natural brown colors platform with 4-MeI free, cocoa and caramel color replacements

Sensient Colors has expanded its vegetable juice-derived natural brown colors platform to give customers more options in the wake of a recent report that has reignited the debate over 4-MeI...

Children and chocolate: The sweet industry's bitter side

NGOs say human trafficking and child labor remain deep-seated problems of the cocoa industry as a Nestlé, ADM and Cargill court case stirs up old supply chain concerns.

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IFP rolls out non-PHO encapsulated ingredients

Innovative Food Processors (IFP) Inc. has launched a line of encapsulated food ingredients to replace ingredients formerly coated with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHOs), in response to the FDA’s recent...

Blood money: World Bank found lacking in palm oil investment review

An internal report on the World Bank’s multimillion dollar loan to a palm oil company embroiled in human rights allegations has concluded that the investment bank should have been more...

Special Edition: Polyphenols

Callebaut: More specific cocoa flavanol content claims will increase

Despite the growing body of research extolling the health benefits of flavanols found in cocoa, chocolate product manufacturers have yet to fully embrace front-of-pack claims calling out these compounds—with many...

Nestlé, Cargill and ADM face child slavery case

Three Malian men have won the right to bring their civil child slavery case against Nestlé, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to Californian courts.

Malaysian: The next big flavor trend?

US consumers are now well-versed in many of the ingredients and flavor combinations of Southeast Asia and India, though Malaysian cuisine is still largely untapped. But a recent survey of...

Chocolate with savory flavors and micronutrients: ADM Cocoa flags 2014 R&D priorities

ADM Cocoa unveils where it plans to concentrate its R&D efforts in 2014.

DSM profits rise in 2013 despite sluggish nutrition performance

Multiple issues in the omega-3 sector, a ‘saturated’ US food supplements market, a widespread consumer move to private label plus a strengthening euro have all impacted Dutch-Swiss ingredient giant DSM’s...

Special edition: Plant-based diets

AIDP: Sprouted rice protein is giving whey a run for its money in ‘booming’ protein market

If its ‘sprouted’ form, non-GMO, non-allergenic and vegan credentials give consumers a warm and fuzzy feeling; its low price, amino acid profile and smooth texture are also winning over formulators,...

Beware cheap imitations! Sweet Green Fields launches ‘fully compliant’ organic stevia extracts: ‘It was a Herculean task’

It was a “Herculean task”, but the years spent developing the technology and protocols to comply with USDA organic regulations and produce commercially viable organic stevia crops have paid off,...

Hilmar moves into milk powders market with $75-100m investment in Turlock, CA

California-based cheese, whey and lactose maker Hilmar Cheese Company has unveiled plans to move into the milk powders market with a new processing facility in Turlock, CA - its third...

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RiceBran Tech inks deal to take its value-added rice ingredients to Canada

Stabilized rice bran ingredients specialist RiceBran Technologies has struck a multi-year distribution and supply agreement with Hela Spice Canada Inc. to sell its products in Canada.

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Golden Peanut invests in South African nut market

Golden Peanut Co., a subsidiary of Decatur, IL-based Archer Daniels Midland Co., has acquired an 80% ownership stake in the assets of a South African peanut business and a 50%...

From Szechuan pepper and pepita, to posh popcorn and ginger… Bell Flavors goes trendwatching for 2014

Bell Flavors & Fragrances has unveiled its annual list of the top flavor trends to watch in the next 12 months, from a new wave of Asian flavors to aromatic...

FDA approves expanded use of acacia gum

The US Food and Drug Administration has amended food additive regulations to allow expanded safe use of acacia gum (gum arabic) in foods, in response to a petition filed by...

USP proposes monograph on specific bacillus coagulans probiotic strain

For the first time, the United States Pharmacopoeia is proposing a monograph on a probiotic organism as a food ingredient in the latest series of draft monographs put forward for...

Qualisoy on transfat crackdown: Removing GRAS status from PHOs is extreme and other options should be explored

The FDA’s proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in a bid to oust artificial trans fats from the US diet “is extreme… and other options...

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Sugar under siege: Reformulation can win the battle, says Barry Callebaut

Replacing sugar with fibers in chocolate could be more effective in reducing global sugar consumption than cutting portion sizes, but will come at a cost, according to Barry Callebaut.

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