St. Louis-based Roha Food Colors USA, a unit of Roha Group, Mumbai, earned Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification with a Good rating for its newly expanded St. Louis facility, which produces natural food colors.


Sensient Colors Italy, a branch of St. Louis-based Sensient Colors LLC, achieved International Food Standard accreditation, version 5, for production of food-grade natural colors and vegetable concentrates.


Aloecorp, Seattle, appointed Ken Jones chief operating officer. Jones will continue to oversee scientific research and development at Aloecorp in addition to the responsibilities for the daily operation of the company, the company says.


Minneapolis-based Cargill Inc.’s Truvia business partnered with Grupo Herdez, Mexico City, in an exclusive strategic agreement for the distribution and marketing of Truvia sweetener in Mexico.


Bell Flavors & Fragrances earned SQF 2000 recertification Level 3 for its manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Northbrook, Ill. Bell maintained Excellent status by meeting a newly revised standard with additional requirements, as well as a more stringent scoring system, the company says.


Kemin Health LC, Des Moines, Iowa, received a letter of non-objection from Health Canada authorizing the use of FloraGlo lutein as a novel ingredient for use in conventional foods and beverages.


 Vitiva, Markovci, Slovenia, opened a U.S. office in Kentucky to better serve the North American market. It also appointed Connie Sandusky vice president of sales and marketing for North America.