Creators Briefs

Fresh-squeezed flavor
International Flavors & Fragrances has added Generessence Orange to its line of Generessence water-soluble solutions for beverage applications. The new orange flavor is formulated to reproduce the flavors in fresh-squeezed orange juice, including the subtle nuances or the volatile compounds and the base of natural sugars. “Limitations in solubility and in orange-flavor raw materials can leave a thin or bitter taste, while the lack of sugars and acids in water-based beverages drives the flavor profile even further away from the sweet, juicy flavor that consumers crave,” said IFF Senior Flavorist Henk Reiber.
IFF has solved those problems by using components found only in the fruit itself. The new flavors are considered natural, FEMA GRAS and kosher.
— International Flavors & Fragrances, 150 Docks Corner Road, Dayton, N.J. 08810; 732/329-4600;
Grower spotlight
Archer Daniels Midland Co. sponsored a visiting grower delegation during the IFT show in Chicago. Growers from Illinois, Minnesota and North Dakota attended IFT as guests of ADM. While at the show, the growers attended a luncheon with executives from ADM and IFT, during which they received a food industry overview and learned more about ADM’s efforts to ensure food quality and safety. In addition, the growers attended a presentation at the ADM booth and learned more about products developed by ADM using their food crops. They also had an opportunity to walk the tradeshow floor and talk with other exhibitors.
“Food safety is of greater concern today than perhaps ever before, and suppliers play a critical role in keeping our food safe,” said Mark Metivier, director of sales at ADM Specialty Food Ingredients. “ADM knows our suppliers and values our relationship with them. Because of our strong, vertically integrated position, we’re able to unite suppliers with food manufacturers to provide consumers with consistently safe and high-quality food ingredients.”
— Archer Daniels Midland Co., 4666 Fairies Parkway, Decatur, Ill. 62526; 217/424-5200;
Kosher monoglycerides
Cognis’ nutrition and health unit has added kosher monoglycerides to its portfolio. The new Monomuls, Lamemul, Kirnol, and Nutrisoft kosher types contain monoglyceride levels between 45 and 90 percent, and iodine values between 20 and 75. The monoglycerides come in a range of product forms from viscous pastes to self-emulsifying powders. The monoglycerides have been certified as kosher by Circle K and are produced under strict supervision.
“By expanding our extensive portfolio of kosher products, we are helping our customers around the world to fulfill increasingly specific consumer demands,” said Andreas Funke, product group manager food ingredients, in a statement.
— Cognis, 5051 Estecreek Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232; 800-254-1029;
ISO certification
Frutarom has been recommended to receive ISO 9000: 2000 certification. The company processes botanical extracts, hydrocolloid gums and other ingredients for food, flavor, nutraceutical, dietary supplement and nutriocosmetics companies. “ISO represents more than a certification; it’s a way of doing business,” said Ron Pisculli, manager of quality control, in a statement. “We’re confident that the work we put in to achieve this goal will be repaid many times over in our productivity, efficiency and quality.”
— Frutarom, 9500 Railroad Ave., North Bergen, N.J. 07047; 201/861-9500;
Additional capacity
Tate & Lyle has increased its Sta-Lite polydextrose capacity by 30 percent. The ingredient is a premium bulking agent for low-calorie, fiber-fortified food with a wide range of functional and physiological benefits. It can be used to provide body, texture and mouthfeel and has only 1 calorie per gram. It is available in granulated and liquid forms, and replaces many of the qualities lost when sugars are reduced in a product.
— Tate & Lyle, 2200 E. Eldorado St., Decatur, Ill. 72521; 800/526-5728;
New kiwi flavors
Robertet has introduced new Kiwi flavors for beverage, food, dairy, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, and syrup applications. The company says the flavor complements other fruit profiles, notably citrus, berry and tropical flavors. For a burst of high-impact kiwi flavor, the company offers Xtreme Kiwi. The new kiwi flavor is natural, and is available in liquid form.
— Robertet Flavors, 10 Colonial Drive, Piscataway, N.J. 08854; 732/981-8300;
Organic offerings
Treatt plc, in conjunction with Earthoil, has launched organic Eartholates and Eartharomes. Eartholates are an organic line of isolates derived from essential oils, certified by the Soil Association.
Earthoil are Eartharomes FTNF (From The Named Food) aqueous distillates. Produced entirely from botanical ingredients, a short-duration, low-temperature distillation process is used for flavor entrapment. The Eartharome range includes tomato, cocoa, watermelon, sugar and green tea varieties. Each distillate is water soluble and water white in color, making them suitable for a wide selection of applications such as dairy products, coffee bases, alcohol drinks and fruit juices.
— Treatt USA Inc., 4900 Lakeland Commerce Parkway, Lakeland, Fla. 33805; 863/668-9500;
Fiber enrichment
Alfred L. Wolff offers Quick Fibre water-soluble dietary fiber, which is a natural, 100 percent vegetable, dietary fiber from GMO-free, native acacia. Quick Fibre is offered as a quickly soluble, purified powder that consists of 85 to 90 percent soluble fiber, 3 to 3.5 percent ashes, 2 to 2.5 percent crude protein, and 6 to 10 percent moisture. It has a neutral flavor and odor, and is resistant to acidic conditions and temperature.
— Alfred L. Wolff Inc., 180 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 401, Chicago, Ill. 60601; 312/265-9889;
Going green
Blue Pacific Flavors has launched the “Catching the Green Wave” environmental stewardship campaign. The plan’s goal is to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2013 through system-wide changes to offset emissions from the company’s administrative and manufacturing operations. The company is a partner and endorser of the Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise program, and is voluntarily working to conserve materials through waste prevention and recycling, to save energy and reduce pollution, including emissions of greenhouse gases. Blue Pacific is the first food technology company to be included in the WasteWise membership.
— Blue Pacific Flavors, 1354 S. Marion Court, City of Industry, Calif. 91745; 626/934-0099;