Demand for fiber in the US is forecast to more than double in the
next six years, with food manufacturers set to "tap into regions
with very few competitors but with high product demand,"
according to new research by Frost...
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will allow
extra sugar imports into the country in an effort to prevent market
shortages after hurricane damage to sugarcane crops, delayed sugar
beet harvests, disruptions...
Wheat breeders in recent years have been increasingly working on
the development of waxy wheat varieties. Yet the commodity has not
yet hit the mainstream market as no one seems to know what to do
with it. FoodNavigator-USA speaks...
Tate & Lyle's ice cream sweetening system has been named as one
of the finalists at a forthcoming trade show competition, though
the company may soon face a struggle to protect its valuable
Food and drink makers developing functional, ready to drink and
instant formulas could gain from European Commission approval for
the slow-release carbohydrate isomaltulose supplied by German firm
ADM's promotion of two innovative ingredients at the IFT conference
this week illustrates how health awareness and regulatory concerns
have shot up the industry's priority list, writes Anthony
National Starch believes that enabling food companies to label
their products as containing no or minimal additives or ingredients
is set to be a highly lucrative practice in the future, write
Cargill has developed an ingredient that enables manufacturers to
add the healthy benefits of whole grain nutrition to foods while
preserving the sensory qualities of foods made from enriched corn
flour, reports Anthony Fletcher.
Knocked by an economic slowdown and the strength of the Euro
against the US dollar, growth in turnover for the European food and
drink industry rose by a 1.9 per cent wisp from 2002 to 2003,
concludes a new report from the US government,...
The GMA said earlier this week that Americans are filling their
shopping carts with healthier foods and drinks, particularly whole
grains. Philippa Nuttall spoke to one firm to see whether
they had experienced an increase in sales...
The announcement yesterday that DMV International and Arla Food
Ingredients could merge is a further example of how the rising
power and ongoing growth of the multiple retailers is putting
constant pressure on ingredients companies...
Small Swiss ingredients firm Veripan has linked up with food
production system giant Buhler to bring a bakery ingredient system
to a wider market and the opportunity for bakers to have a 'two in
Danish ingredients company Chr Hansen has licensed the use of a
genomics tool to improve knowledge of how probiotic bacteria work.
It could help the firm develop new probiotic bacteria with superior
benefits over existing products.
Despite a squeeze on ingredients prices and global volatility in
key commodities, adept risk management tools help agri-giant
Cargill deliver a strong performance for the year, with sales in
the last quarter rising by a considerable...
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.
Findings from a new report from the Geneva-based World Trade
Organisation suggest today's highly processed food industry will
continue its thirst for ingredients, writes Lindsey Partos.
In the past two decades international trade...
On 1 May an historic moment marked the entry of ten countries and
75 million consumers into the European Union. Churchill's 'Iron
Curtain' has been consigned to the history books, heralding
democracy, stability and...
Canadian firm SunOpta raises the stakes for high fibre ingredients
by upping production and completing the second expansion phase at
its Minnesota plant on the back of a surge in demand from food
Millions of euros will be poured into three major
'farm-to-fork?research projects, the Commission said yesterday, to
reinforce R&D co-operation at a European level and bring a
monetary boost to the increasingly complex food...