Chr. Hansen, Milwaukee, Wis., announced a more than $10-million
expansion of two of its facilities in Wisconsin. The expansion allows it to
continue its export growth and gives the biotech company increased production
volume of its cultures for the dairy industry. Donald Combs, Chr. Hansen-North
America president and chief executive officer, said the company is planning
another $10-million to $12-million expansion in Milwaukee within the next 12
to 18 months. “We have expanded our exports by 40 percent in the past three
years to more than $19 million.”
Danisco completed the
acquisition of Rhodia Food Ingredients this month. The acquisition expand’s
Danisco’s product portfolio with the addition of specialty products
and texurants. Rhodia Food Ingredients will be integrated into Danisco
through the formation of a new division — Danisco Cultures —
that will be headed by Fabienne Saadane-Oaks. Other activities will be
absorbed into the Specialties, Textural Ingredients and Functional Systems
Mastertaste Inc., the
flavor arm of the Kerry Group, bought four more flavor companies: J
Manheimer Inc., Teterboro, N.J.; Flavurence, Los Angeles, Calif.;
Mexico-based Laboratorios Krauss, and Italy-based Fructamine.
TIC Gums has named Scott Riefler the
company’s new president. Prior to becoming president, Riefler served
as vice president of sales at TIC Gums.
Takasago International Corp. was recently awarded a second place PRISM (Private Sector
Multi Evaluation System) position in research and development. The company
was selected from the top 300 corporations in Japan by Nihon Keizai Shimbum
Inv. (Nikkei), publisher of Japan’s largest economic daily.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.