Ingredient companies highlight expansions, new studies
October 14, 2016
Geneva, Switzerland-based Firmenich announced that it is opening its first flavor facility in Lagos, Nigeria. Designed to expand the company’s footprint in all flavor business segments across the region, the new state-of-the-art facility features labs for sweet goods, beverages and savory product development, as well as offices, it says. The new facility will serve more than 200 customers across 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, it adds.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) saw more than 23,000 attendees at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation. The organization’s annual meeting and food expo, which took place July 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago, featured various speakers, poster presentations, scientific sessions and a sold-out expo floor that had 1,222 exhibitors.
GNT Group, Mierlo, the Netherlands, is investing more than 3 million euros in its research and development capabilities. By constructing new laboratory facilities at its headquarters, the company will almost double its capacity for quality control and product development, it says.
Cargill research shows fat is second-most important ingredient fact consumers seeks
August 15, 2016
Minneapolis-based Cargill announced that its primary market research data FATitudes — the consumer perspective of fat and oils in North America — has found that after sugar, fat is the second-most important ingredient consumers are monitoring on food product labels.
Research comes before U.S. National Organic Standards Board expected vote on ingredient’s continued use in organic products
August 11, 2016
A new study commissioned by the International Food Additives Council (IFAC) on carrageenan, a stabilizing ingredient that also is used to support texture and nutrients in many foods and beverages, demonstrated that the ingredient does not induce inflammation in human cells as claimed by carrageenan critics.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) saw more than 23,000 attendees at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation. The organization’s annual meeting and food expo, which took place July 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago, featured various speakers, poster presentations, scientific sessions and a sold-out expo floor.
RemPro 8090 designed for sports, protein and nutrition drinks
June 15, 2016
As the sports nutrition category continues to grow, Rembrandt Foods will introduce RemPro 8090, an egg white protein isolate ingredient that is 90 percent protein, which will be offered in dried and instant form.
Liquid version easier for beverage formulation of zero-calorie products
June 15, 2016
With consumers reaching for better-for-you foods and beverages, ADM/Matsutani LLC announced the launch of Fibersol-2L, a liquid version of Fibersol that is providing a solution for manufacturers looking to limit sugar.