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CP Kelco targets quality & processing benefits with next generation xanthan

A new xanthan gum with enhanced hydration rates could boost production throughputs, streamline processes, and correct batch errors, says the CP Kelco scientist behind the innovative ingredient.

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Whole Grain Stamp program sees rapid growth

Use of the Whole Grain Stamp has increased 25 percent in nine months, and it now appears on more than 5,000 products, according to Oldways and the Whole Grains Council (WGC).

Organic farm groups file legal challenge against Monsanto

The Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto aiming to prohibit the biotech seed giant from suing farmers if their non-GM crops should become contaminated with patented...

DairiConcepts expands concentrated dairy flavor system range

Dairy-based ingredients supplier DairiConcepts has expanded its range of cheese flavors and blends to include new flavors, as well as many with organic, halal and kosher certification, the company has...

High lead levels in chewing gum force recall

Findings by the US authorities indicating elevated levels of lead in a chewing gum product has led to a recall of the gum by US confectionery firm Candy Dynamics.

DuPont extends Danisco offer deadline for a second time

DuPont has extended its $6.3bn takeover bid for Danish biotech firm Danisco for the second time, after holders of only six percent of Danisco’s shares have accepted the offer.

New flavour compound may block bitter tastes

A new compound that blocks bitter tastes, may help to make reduced sugar foods and drinks more palatable for consumers by jamming metallic type bitter tastes, say flavour scientists from...

Tate & Lyle meets FY expectations, sells Fort Dodge site to Cargill

Tate & Lyle looks set for full year results in line with expectations as its refocus on specialty ingredients pays off and it sells its mothballed facility in Fort Dodge,...

Industry body stresses importance of import safety

The Grocer Manufacturers Association stressed the importance of ensuring food import safety yesterday, in comments submitted ahead of an FDA meeting on implementing the import safety measures of new food...

Getting creative with meat-free meals

Good flavor, interesting texture, and proper cooking techniques are needed to make successful meat-free entrées on a large scale, according to a presentation at the recent Research Chefs Association conference...

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China publishes draft dairy trade rules

The Chinese government has published new draft regulations for the import and export of dairy products.

Asian market boosts Q1 McCormick earnings

Spice maker McCormick reported a 13 percent rise in its first quarter earnings, boosted by cost savings and strong domestic and Asian sales, the company said on Tuesday.

Whey protein structure discovery heralds next generation gluten-free breads

Researchers in The Netherlands claim to have pushed back boundaries on gluten-free bread formulation by using whey protein and locust bean gum structured into a ‘mesoscopic’ protein particle suspension.

Dean agrees to sell Wisconsin plant to settle antitrust case

Dean Foods has agreed to sell a milk processing plant in Wisconsin as part of a settlement with the US Department of Justice over the acquisition of a division of...

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SymphonyIRI announces most successful new brands of 2010

Market research organization SymphonyIRI has named the top new brands of 2010 in dollar value terms, in its annual New Product Pacesetters report.

Weight gain increases with added sugars intake, data suggests

Trends in weight gain have paralleled trends in intake of added sugars, according to a review of 27 years of Minnesota Heart Survey data presented at an American Heart Association...

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A happy medium for sodium reduction

Let’s hear it for compromise. It’s not often that a middle-ground solution is championed, but the National Salt Reduction Initiative is gaining support precisely because it has not strong-armed anyone...

General Mills falls short of energy goals, sets packaging targets

Breakfast cereal manufacturer, General Mills, admits it fell far short of goals for 2010 in terms of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) but has flagged up a...

Acquisition boosts Cargill brand portfolio in India

Cargill has expanded its brand portfolio in India with the acquisition of the refined sunflower oil brand Sweekar from Mumbai-based consumer goods manufacturer Marico.

NOAA, FDA to make data public from continuing Gulf seafood tests

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has said it will continue to test seafood from the Gulf of Mexico into the summer, in an effort to convince consumers that...

Expert panel to reassess food colorings and hyperactivity link

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it intends to seek views from an expert panel this week on a possible association between artificial food colorings and hyperactivity in...

FoodJobs: People on the move

FoodNavigator-USA presents a photo gallery illustrating new executive appointments at major food manufacturing and ingredient companies over the past month.

'Mouthwatering’ sensation not linked to hunger or food images, says study

Feelings of hunger, or food associated images, do produce ‘mouthwatering’ sensations, or increase saliva flow, in the same way that the smell or taste of food does, according to new...

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Too early to start praising PepsiCo for new plant bottle

The new PepsiCo plant bottle appears to tick all the “green” boxes for a disposable drinks bottle but the innovation should not be taken too seriously until it arrives on...

Private label market set to double, says Rabobank

Private label foods are set to double their global market share to 50 percent by 2025 but leading brands will also gain in importance, according to a new report from Rabobank.

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