Europe’s largest sugar producer and a leading German food group,
announced at FI Europe on Oct. 30 the creation of a new Functional Food
Group – Beneo. Orafti, Palatinit and Remy
will form the newly created Functional Food Group, Beneo, and be known individually as Beneo-Orafti, Beneo-Remy and Beneo-Palatinit. “Connecting
nutrition and health” is the group’s united mission,
Südzucker AG says. The decision to unite Orafti, Palatinit and Remy
came in response to emerging opportunities in the functional food market,
increasing globalization and growing importance of adequate nutritional
policies, the company says.
Tate & Lyle opened
a satellite research and development facility in Shanghai, China. The
technical service and research team in Shanghai initially will specialize
in beverage, dairy and bakery applications. Customers in Asia will have
better access to Tate & Lyle’s portfolio of ingredients, which
include sweeteners such as Splenda sucralose; texturants such as starch and
gums; and wellness ingredients such as Promitor fibers, proteins and
prebiotics. The R&D team will develop prototypes of Asian and
‘Western’ foods and beverages to demonstrate how Tate &
Lyle’s ingredients work in these applications.
Solae LLC, St. Louis, said
that global prices for most of its soy protein ingredients will increase by
12 to 24 percent as of Nov. 1, depending on the product line. The company
cited the pressure that market conditions are putting on the food chain as
the reason for the increase.
Wixon Inc. has promoted Mariano Gascon from flavor
lab director to vice president of research and development.