Family-owned US firm JM Huber has become the number one pectin,
xanthan gum and CMC supplier after yesterday agreeing to buy
leading hydrocolloid firm CP Kelco from merchant bank Lehman
Brothers, reports Lindsey Partos.
Food makers working on the European stage today are matching
consumer concerns over genetically modified organisms, largely
selecting non-GMO ingredients for their food formulations,
highlights a new survey.
Health concerns continue to drive market growth for soy ingredients
but prices have risen over the past year due to a squeeze in
supplies. However, favourable weather conditions for soybean crops
in the US could offer some relief...
US cranberry co-operative Ocean Spray will roll out a plumper
version of its health ingredient for use in bakery products onto
the European food market in the next few months, hoping to see
value-added ingredients boost a bottom line...
An Australian firm, which yesterday received a food industry award
for its range of heart healthy grape extracts, is looking into
export opportunities on the European market. But health claims
regulations may increase the challenges...
The popularity of food products formulated with ethnic ingredients
is far from waning in the UK, and Thai cuisine continues to hold
the number one slot in emerging cuisine with food makers such as
Jacob's rolling out finished...
Confirming market opportunities for suppliers and users of fibre
ingredients, a review from the UK suggests that cancer of the gut -
one of the major causes of death from cancer - might be prevented
through a change in diet.
Soy-based formulas are often recommended for infants with food
allergies, but a review of past studies suggests they should not be
recommended for the prevention of allergies or food intolerance in
infants at high risk.
Dutch supplier of palm oil-sourced food products Loders Croklaan
has consolidated its position in the growing palm ingredients
market, agreeing this week to buy Malaysian palm oil specialities
There could be growing opportunities for makers of chocolate milk
in health positionings, in particular in the Nordic countries.
Danes, for example, are consuming more of this product than ever
before, and new product introductions...
Openings for low-fat, weight-conscious foods are growing with new
findings suggesting US consumers believe they are to blame for
being obese. While confusion exists over artery-clogging trans
fatty acid, soy foods come out on top...
The Australian food watchdog has issued a warning over a low-cal
sweetener that could harm consumers who are intolerant to the fruit
sugar fructose, advising these people to avoid the novel food
ingredient tagatose, produced by Arla...
For the past 13 years, Proliant Dairy Ingredients and Hilmar Cheese
have worked together to develop whey protein and lactose products.
Hilmar now hopes to increase its presence in the functional foods
field by purchasing Proliant...