As the US celebrated Thanksgiving, a new study revealed that almost
half the food in the country goes to waste - a statistic that
should alarm an industry that is struggling to achieve greater
efficiency in order to salvage profits.
Despite a fall in prices, the cost of wheat-based ingredients is
likely to remain under pressure on the back of ongoing low global
stocks, risks to Australian and Canadian production and a possible
restocking from China.
Privately owned Gelnex, which pioneered the production of type A
pork skin gelatin in South America, has recently opened a beefskin
gelatin plant in Brazil. Philippa Nuttall spoke to the
company's CEO about the challenges the...
Number one cultures supplier Chr. Hansen is up for sale as its
major stakeholder decides to pull away from the ingredients slice
of the company to focus on the pharmaceutical unit, reports
Food makers can expect to see the price of hydrocolloids continue
to move upwards as suppliers, knocked by squeezed commodity
supplies coupled with higher energy and transport costs, pass rises
onto the market.
Danisco has taken up the low-carb, low-sugar baton and run with it,
developing a line of flavors aimed at food manufacturers developing
artificially sweetened and reduced sugar beverages and dairy
Philadelphia based FMC BioPolymer the number one supplier of
food-grade carrageenan will raise prices for this gum by up to 8
percent as raw material costs cut into margins, suggesting that
cheaper alternatives, such as the semi-refined...