A product that will stabilize and solidify fats and oils, such as margarines and shortenings, with lower saturated fat and zero trans fats could be on the market in 12 to 24 months, says Adriene Eiffes, marketing specialist for Ashland Specialty Ingredients.
Global demand for almonds is increasing, with snacking driving a lot of opportunities. China is the premier snack growth region, says Bill Morecraft, General Manager of Blue Diamond Almonds Global Ingredients Division.
The Canadian private label sector is no longer confined to cheap, lower quality alternatives to branded products, as Canadian retailers look to appeal to those seeking affordable luxury, according to a new analysis from Euromonitor International.
The credibility question over ingredients sourced from China are ‘well earned’, says George Pontiakos, president and CEO of BI Nutraceuticals, but the US FDA is doing a great job on bringing standards up to speed.
A desire for healthier diets and the stagnant economy have led consumers to cook at home more often, and they are increasingly seeking foods with added benefits, according to a new survey from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
Manufacturers of everything from bread to sports supplements are now incorporating beta glucan-based ingredient Wellmune WGP into their products as consumer demand for immune health products grows, says brand owner Biothera.