Virginia Dare, Brooklyn, N.Y., appointed Henry W. Todd Jr. as vice president – international. Todd is based in Paris and will be responsible for managing the company’s business in Europe and parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia.


D.D. Williamson, Louisville, Ky., released two new videos in its “Expert Answers” series featuring Cindy Gapter, director of technical sales for Dorn Color, Cleveland. The first video explains how opaque paint chip samples, commonly considered when painting walls, relate to the translucent color trends for beverages. The second video discusses the expected red and yellow color trends for beverages in 2013. The company also announced that D.D. Williamson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ted Nixon will lead a panel discussion at the International Association of Color Manufacturers’ Color Conference in mid-September in Chicago. The presentation will focus on the industry’s responsibility to communicate food ingredient safety.


An independent clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that the consumption of Hi-Maize resistant starch, a product of Ingredion, Westchester, Ill., improves certain aspects of fatty acid metabolism within fat tissue. According to the study, if fatty acids are built up and stored instead of being metabolized, an individual can become insulin-resistant and develop pre-diabetes. Regardless of caloric intake, body weight and exercise, the study found that the consumption of Hi-Maize can decrease insulin resistance, which can help individuals suffering from pre-diabetes.


Sensient Colors LLC, St. Louis, recently earned Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level-3 certification for its dedication to safe, natural food and beverage coloring. This certification is the highest within the SQF program and denotes mastery of safety and quality management systems development. Sensient Colors works to ensure that its color solutions come from the safest raw materials and are manufactured through safety- and quality-controlled methods, the company says.


NutraGenesis LLC, Brattleboro, Vt., launched a new consumer-oriented website,, to promote its popular nutraceutical ingredient. The website offers background information about the product and its role as a stress-fighter, answers to frequently asked questions, a list of products containing Sensoril, as well as general stress information and tips.


The 2012 International Fresenius Conference on “Food Allergens” will take place Oct. 29 and 30 in Mainz, Germany. The two-day event hosted by the Akademie Fresenius, Mainz, will be presented in English and focus on allergies in children, anaphylaxis, improved testing methods, allergen labeling and best practices in risk management.


The Corn Refiner’s Association, Washington, D.C., re-launched, a user-friendly educational resource for business leaders regarding high fructose corn syrup. The site now features new graphics and information about nutritional science and research, consumer attitudes and the manufacturing economics involving sweeteners.


Glanbia Nutritionals, Fitchburg, Wis., acquired Aseptic Solutions USA, Corona, Calif.


 Robertet Flavors, Piscataway, N.J., appointed John Simons as vice president of sales and marketing.