Cognis and Wild have signed agreements
for Europe and the United States on global cooperation in the field of food
applications. The companies say they will jointly develop new products and
systems and will work closely together in the field of marketing and sales.
There will be a particular focus on the beverage, nutritional bars, sweets
and ice-cream industries, and Cognis ingredients will be incorporated into
Wild’s flavor systems and fruit preparations. As part of the
agreements, joint technical project teams also will be created.
David Michael de Mexico SA DE CV has been selected as the winner of the 2005 Whitehill Cup award
in honor of its 45 percent growth. The Whitehill Cup award was established
by David Michael,
Philadelphia, to recognize the international subsidiary that attained the
highest growth rate in the fiscal year.
P.L. Thomas, Morristown,
N.J., has created a strategic alliance with Polifenoles Naturales S.L.
(Polinat) to develop and market ingredients for the nutraceutical, food and
beverage markets. PLT markets a range of Polinat's fruit extracts including
FFG Industries Inc., Upper
Saddle River, N.J., has purchased the assets of Western Flavors and Fragrances Inc.,
Livermore, Calif. WFF is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of flavors
and fragrances to the domestic and international markets for use in a wide
variety of consumer products.
FONA International was
named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
by the National Association for Business Resources.
Union’s food safety agency last month
dismissed findings by an Italian cancer research
group that found aspartame increased the risk for cancer. According to Reuters, the agency said its
review found no conclusive evidence that aspartame increased cancer risks,
and although it did cause kidney damage in the rats tested, this would not
happen from human consumption.
Food Ingredient Solutions,
Barnhart, Mo., has selected Gary Morris as Midwest and key account manager. Morris previously
served as national sales manager for CP Kelco and was North American commercial director for Sensient.
Leslie K. Thompson has
been named operations manager for the
Silliker Food Science Center in South Holland, Ill. She will be responsible for laboratory
products, methods development, lab quality assurance, and operations. Todd Dechter has been
appointed auditing account manager, and
Dianne West auditing client
service manager for Silliker.
Teterboro, N.J., has named Markus Eckert vice president, technical for flavors, North America. He
will be responsible for all research and development initiatives and will
work with the natural products and fragrance divisions on commercialization
of technologies. Juan Varela has joined the company as vice president of global key accounts
for the natural products and fragrance divisions. Ton Mesters has been selected as
vice president of business development of citrus products for
Mastertaste’s Natural Products Division.
Frutarom USA Inc., North
Bergen, N.J., has named Michael Britten-Kelly vice president of research and development. He previously
served as vice president and business manager of Aroma Chemicals. Tim Gulstrom has been promoted to
vice president, corporate sales and business manager for Fruitarom’s
Division 2, covering Aroma Chemicals, citrus products and other products
from Israel, Swiss Distillates and the United Kingdom.