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May 1, 2005
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The Solae Co.
, St. Louis, Mo., has announced a new corporate tagline — “Better Ingredients for Better Living.” The maker of soy protein ingredients says the new tagline “accurately positions the Solae Co. as a company that markets a wide variety of high-quality products that bring value to the end user by making foods and beverages that are healthier, more flavorful, more stable, more appealing and more affordable.”
Comax Flavors, Melville, N.Y., has opened the Shanghai Comax Flavors facility in China. The new facility will serve the Chinese domestic market as well as the Pacific Rim region.
The Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, recently received a $200,000 contribution from Kraft Foods to establish the Kraft Foods Term Chair in Human Sensation. The Term Chair will support chemosensory perception with a focus on the processing of intensity and quality in flavor.
Chr. Hansen has been acquired by PAI Partners, a European private equity firm. The company says it will continue to operate in its current form, with its present organization. “Our new owner has clearly stated that Chr. Hansen will be the platform for further growth in a consolidating market,” new Chief Executive Officer Lars Frederiksen said of the acquisition. “That means that the Chr. Hansen brand will continue, the headquarters will remain in Denmark, and that we basically will follow our strategy as it is laid out today, only with more focus on growth, both organically and perhaps through acquisition.”
In the United States, Chr. Hansen’s Milwaukee, Wis.-based division has become a certified member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). By working with U.S. Customs on a complete security plan and customized internal self-policing programs, the company will ensure efficient processing of shipments.
The Food and Drug Administration has postponed its decision on American Longevity’s health claims petition regarding the link between lycopene and a reduced risk of certain types of cancer until June 13. Citing lack of agency resources, this is the third time the FDA has extended the petition request.
Symrise Flavors, Teterboro, N.J., has named William Antonace executive vice president of operations and services North America, which will make him responsible for day-to-day operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Anton Angelich has joined Virginia Dare, Brooklyn, N.Y., as group vice president of marketing, responsible for domestic flavor marketing and business development.
Jonathan McIntyre has joined the Solae Co., St. Louis, Mo., as vice president of research and development, responsible for R&D, quality assurance and regulatory affairs.
California Custom Fruits and Flavors Inc., Irwindale, Calif., has named Molly Baker director of R&D. Most recently she was the R&D?director for Harte Foods.
Aloecorp has appointed Walt C. Jones vice president of sales and marketing, responsible for all of Aloecorp’s sales efforts, including pursuing new revenue streams and spearheading the development of new products and services.

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