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
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.
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
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.