R&D News

David Michael & Co.
, Philadelphia, has planned its next Innovation Roadshow for Oct. 6 in Philadelphia. Attendees will experience global flavors and trends through an educational forum designed to inspire innovation and creativity.
Chr. Hansen Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia. The new premises will be the cornerstone in the company’s aim to gain new market shares in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Degussa Food Ingredients’ Business Line Texturant Systems recently started the production of texturizing blends in its newly built production unit in Shanghai, China. The produced texturizing blends mainly are used in Chinese dairy, ice cream and confectionery industries.
Cargill Health & Food Technologies in Minneapolis is launching a new logo for its CoroWise Naturally Sourced Cholesterol Reducer brand of plant sterols that more clearly communicates the consumer benefits of the product, thereby adding more value to product labels on which it appears. Some of the current products with the heart healthy logo are Minute Maid Premium Heart Wise orange juice and Rice Dream Heartwise rice drink.
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) in Decatur, Ill., has increased the price of its lecithin products by an average of 7 percent.
Fortitech Asia Pacific Sdr Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has appointed Chin Keong Wong to business manager. Fortitech Asia Pacific is part of the global network of Fortitech Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom nutrient premixes. As business manager, Wong will direct the company’s sales and customer support efforts.
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.’s Insta Grains plant recently completed the Food Products Association audit with successful results. The audit reviews 36 categories ranging from sanitation to document control to HACCP.
The Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, reports that the global demand for flavors and fragrances is forecast to increase 4.4 percent per year to $18.6 billion in 2008. Developing nations will continue to record better growth than industrialized regions, and blends will grow faster than both aroma chemicals and essential oils. Pricing pressures also will remain an issue primarily due to a shrinking customer base. These trends and others are presented in World Flavors and Fragrances, a new study from the company.