R&D News

Palatinit GmbH
, Mannheim, Germany, can now market its functional carbohydrate Palatinose in both Australia and New Zealand for general use in foods and beverages. The company’s application for novel food status of the low-glycemic carbohydrate Isomaltulose was approved last month.
Orafti Active Food Ingredients has announced a price increase for its range of Beneo ingredients. The company says it has worked to offset increasing costs in raw materials and energy with efficiency improvements, but that it now must add a 6 percent increase on prebiotic syrups and 8 percent on powdered products. The increases will take effect next month.
Soy Labs LLC, Fairfield, Calif., has created a strategic alliance with Revolutionary Ingredient Technologies to develop the next generation of proprietary soy ingredients for nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, soyfood, and functional food and beverage manufacturers.
Danisco USA Inc.’s Litesse polydextrose has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a bulking agent, formulation aid, humectant and texturizer in all foods with the exception of meat, poultry, baby foods and infant formulas. The approval allows for new possibilities in low-calorie, fiber-enriched, reduced-sugar and low-glycemic foods and beverages, the company says.
Purex International Managing Director Phil Mullins has decided to retire from his post as head of the fume extraction business. Paul Priestley will succeed him.