Emulsifiers, stabilizers, hydrocolloids

General Mills hit with new natural lawsuit over xanthan gum

Is it safe to make 'natural' claims on products containing xanthan gum?

By Elaine Watson

General Mills has been hit with a second putative class action lawsuit alleging that shoppers are being misled by ‘natural’ claims on Annie’s salad dressings containing xanthan gum – a widely used thickener and stabilizer produced via microbial fermentation.

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GUEST ARTICLE: The surprising ingredients linked to foods people love

By Eric Taylor, senior data scientist, CircleUp

When it comes to food and nutrition, there are some ideas that we’ve accepted as common sense: Water is good. MSG is probably bad. Sodium in general isn’t great, but sea salt is a plus. Garlic is tasty. And what the heck is lecithin?

TerraVia auction set for September 11

TerraVia auction set for September 11

By Elaine Watson

Assuming that there are suitors willing to top Corbion’s $20m stalking horse bid for the algae-fueled company, an auction for some or all of TerraVia's assets will take place on September 11 in New York at the offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell...

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Xanthan Gum in gluten-free bread

Xanthan Gum in gluten-free bread

Nowadays, gluten-free claims are no longer just attracting the attention of people suffering from coeliac disease. A growing number of health-conscious...