R&D News: July 2014
Beverage ingredient companies invest in new products and facilities
Glanbia Nutritionals, Carlsbad, Calif., signed an agreement with Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Fort Lee, N.J., to exclusively distribute its CapsiAtra ingredient in target markets in the United States. CapsiAtra is a dihydrocapsiate compound naturally found in CH-19 sweet peppers that offers clinical benefits in weight management, endurance and metabolism. It can be used in ready-to-mix, capsule and tablet applications. In addition to positive results in numerous human clinical trials, CapsiAtra also has received a letter of no objection from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in regard to its GRAS safety certification.
At a recent Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, research was presented which showed that healthy children between the ages of 1 and 4 who consumed a milk-based children’s formula supplied by Mead Johnson Nutrition experienced fewer episodes of allergy symptoms compared with healthy children consuming unfortified cow’s milk. Eagan, Minn.-based Biothera’s Wellmune WGP is an ingredient in Mead Johnson Enfagrow and Enfakid Premium children nutritional products in numerous countries in Asia and Latin America.
Ingredion Inc., Westchester, Ill., announced the publication of “Food Texture Design and Optimization,” edited by Ingredion senior leaders Yadunandan Dar, ingredient applications director for South America, and Joseph Light, vice president of global development. Published in May, the book presents the latest insights into food texture derived from advances in formulation science as well as sensory and instrumental measurement. This volume also provides practical insights for professionals who are starting in the field as well as experts looking to enhance their knowledge or expand into new areas, it says.
Comax Flavors, Melville, N.Y., created a non-alcohol Wine-Beer flavor collection, which features Muscat Grape, Madeira Wine and Muscato Wine flavors crafted specifically for beer.
Paris-based DuPont Nutrition & Health announced that it received approval from Switzerland’s Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) to market its Danisco Howaru bifidobacterium lactis HN019 probiotic as supporting digestion by reducing transit time.