In a move to expand its in-house microbiology testing
capabilities, Integrity Nutraceuticals International, Sarasota, Fla., has acquired the Soleris 128 rapid
optical system. Manufactured by Centrus International Inc., the Soleris 128
will allow Integrity’s microbiology lab to accurately test all
incoming ingredients and raw materials for contamination of
Novel Ingredient Services has relocated its West Coast office to a new location. The
larger facility, which remains in Los Angeles, will improve production and
warehousing operations as well as allow for additional customer service,
quality control and office personnel. Novel now offers more than 50
varieties of botanical ratio extracts in stock.
BASF, Evans City, Pa., has
increased its selling prices in the United
States by $0.02 per pound on all technical grade sulfite products and on
all grades of sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate, and by $0.04 per pound on
all food and photo grade sulfite products.
Jens Bigum was elected
the new chairman of Chr. Hansen with its new owners, the private equity company
Frutarom Ltd., North
Bergen, N.J., has appointed Kobi Levy executive vice president and manager of the global flavors
Blake Anderson has been
named president of Symrise North America
Flavors Division, Teterboro, N.J.
Kiran Krishnan has
joined A&B Ingredients, Fairfield, N.J., as Midwest regional sales manager.
Robertet Flavors Inc.,
Piscataway, N.J., has added Jared Hamill as associate food technologist in the flavors