Aloecorp Inc., Lacey, Wash., announced a new quality standard for its Aloe Vera Qmatrix 200X powder. The company developed an advanced filtration technology that removed aloin to below 1 part per million, which is a level that is 2,000 times lower than the international Aloe Science Council’s aloin specification for certification, the company says.


Cargill, Minneapolis, completed the sale of its global flavors business to Irish-based Kerry Group. The transaction includes flavor business activities in 22 countries, 700 employees and production facilities on three continents.


GLG Life Tech Corp., Vancouver, British Columbia, signed a renewable five-year product supply agreement with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. for high-purity rebaudioside C extracts, which have demonstrated proficiency as a flavor modulator in food and beverage formulations, the companies say.


Innophos Holdings Inc., Cranbury, N.J., completed its acquisition of Kelatron Corp., Ogden, Utah.


Symrise, Teterboro, N.J., announced that its Teterboro and Branchburg facilities in New Jersey and plant in Elyria, Ohio, all achieved Level 3 Safe Quality Foods 2000 Certification.


Colloïdes Naturels International and Bio Serae Laboratories became a single entity now known as Nexira. The French-based company’s three divisions, Food, Health and Technology, offer global expertise on raw materials sourcing, proprietary processing technologies, formulation support and a range of natural ingredients, extracts and actives, the company says.


Kalsec Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., formed an exclusive agreement with Indian company OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd. to globally produce, market and distribute its natural zeaxanthin made from paprika. Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment that scientific evidence indicates is important in reducing the risk of cataract formation and age-related macular degeneration, the company says.


At Food Ingredients Europe, French company Rhodia Aroma Performance showcased its complete range of vanillin and ethyl-vanillin food-safe ingredients and revealed the new revamped branding and repositioning of Rhovanil, Rhovanil Natural and Rhodiarome ingredients for the beverage and food industries. It also announced that the company attained Food Safety Certification 22000 for Rhovanil and Rhodiadrome.


BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, announced Michael Ceranski will become the new senior vice president of the company’s global business unit for human nutrition.


Main Street Ingredients, La Crosse, Wis., announced that Rudy Rott is retiring from his position as vice president of operations. Shawn Wegner, Main Street’s plant manager since 2008, will fill the role of director of operations.


Wild Flavors, Erlanger, Ky., announced that Marie Wright has accepted the role of chief global flavorist.