Protein-enrichment also popular trend among ingredient suppliers
November 14, 2016
Thousands of attendees descended upon Las Vegas for the annual SupplySide West tradeshow. Taking place Oct. 4-8 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, more than 1,200 exhibiting companies were present to detail the latest innovations in ingredients and services.
Dynamic Food Ingredients, Mitr Phol Group partner in natural sweetener solutions
November 14, 2016
Paul Magnotto, founder and chief executive officer of Chaska, Minn.-based Dynamic Food Ingredients, and Krisda Monthienvichienchai, chief executive officer of Mitr Phol Group, Bangkok, China, jointly announced that the companies have reached a strategic investment and partnership agreement to expand production of their natural sweeteners: erythritol and xylitol.
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.
Sensient Colors, a division of Sensient Technologies, announced a major advancement in natural color performance. Sensient’s new SupraRed, using novel natural color technology, will enable brands to deliver on growing consumer demand for natural colors from botanical sources that do not sacrifice on color brightness, the company says.
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) offers its Novatol naturally sourced vitamin E, which provides a plant-based alternative for customers looking to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new labeling regulations, the company says. Alpha-tocopherol, which the U.S. FDA’s new rule regarding Nutrition Facts defines as vitamin E, is an essential nutrient that is vital to human health but cannot be produced by the body itself.
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.
On Sept. 20, 2016, David Michael & Co. hosted its 12th Innovation Roadshow in Philadelphia with a theme of Tastebud Revolution. Featuring its portfolio of 27 innovations spanning flavors, applications, technologies and consumer/market insights, the ingredient supplier offered inspiration to its customers and their new product development efforts.