David Michael & Co., Philadelphia,
has partnered with TransFair USA to provide the first Fair Trade Certified
pure vanilla in the U.S. market. Fair Trade ensures that farmers around the
world use sustainable farming methods and are paid a fair price for their
crops, which helps their environment and communities. Quantities of David
Michael’s Fair Trade vanilla are limited for the time being due to
the small number of certified growers.
Orafti Active Food Ingredients, Malvern, Pa., will present breakthrough research findings on its
Beneo oligofructose ingredient at Health Ingredients Europe, Nov. 14-16 in
Frankfurt, Germany. The company’s recent human trial found that Beneo
oligofructose can limit hunger feelings and food intake.
Pro-Liquitech International, Louisville, Ky., recently celebrated the grand opening of its
new headquarters. The flavor and product development company remodeled a
historic warehouse in Louisville that now houses its state-of-the-art lab,
blending room, warehouse and office space.
Lanxess Corp., Pittsburgh,
Pa., announced it has chosen Symrise Inc., Holzminden, Germany, as its Eastern U.S. sales agent for
Velcorin products. Velcorin is a microbial control agent for non-alcoholic
beverages and wine.
Tate & Lyle has
created a new venture capital fund that will invest in start-up and
expansion-stage companies that manufacture next-generation food and
industrial ingredients. Tate & Lyle
Ventures will be led by Simon Barnes and David Atkinson. The managing partners
will make all investment decisions and will be supported by Tate &
Lyle’s advisory board.
Fortitech South America,
Sãão Paulo, Brazil, has hired Rafael
Leite as a regional sales manager. Leite will
focus on Spanish-speaking countries in South America. For increased
support, the company has also added ÈÈrica
Spiandore to work alongside Leite in sales.
LycoRed, Fairfield, N.J.,
has appointed Bill Murphy as its director of the premix business unit serving the U.S. and
Canada, and Jessica Calhoun as manager of technical services. The nutritional ingredient
company has regional offices in the United States, Europe and Israel.