Flavorchem Corp., Downers Grove, Ill., announced the acquisition of a flavor production facility in Kerepes, Hungary. This acquisition adds to Flavorchem’s European presence and supports the production of Flavorchem’s liquid, powdered and spray-dried products used in the baking, beverage, confectionary and nutraceutical industries, it says.


Denver-based Dynamic Foods Ingredients (DFI) announced that its pilot plant near Buffalo, N.Y., has exceeded all engineering and operating objectives for producing 50,000 metric tons of erythritol, methionine and formic acid per year. DFI uses electrochemistry to transform common sugars into healthy, sustainable products naturally found in nature, but otherwise are difficult to manufacture, it notes. In other news, Richard Bellas has joined DFI as the company’s chief commercial officer.


Beneo, Morris Plains, N.J., named Ginger Schilling regional sales manager responsible for the Midwestern region of the United States. In her position, Schilling will support the region’s food and beverage manufacturers to improve existing and developing new products. In collaboration with the Beneo-Institute (nutrition science and legislation), the Beneo-Technology Center (food application and technology) and the company’s marketing experts, Schilling will provide solutions leveraging Beneo’s product portfolio of functional fibers, functional carbohydrates, rice ingredients and functional proteins, the company says.


Amelia Bay, Johns Creek, Ga., launched its newly designed, responsive website, ameliabay.com. The site has been designed to be a resource for food and beverage formulators, especially those interested in the ready-to-drink beverage marketplace, it says.


Milford, Ohio-based Mane Inc. announced the retirement of President Ken Hunter. Brad Kelley, chief operations officer, will assume the president position.


CP Kelco, Atlanta, announced that L.V. Lomas will be its exclusive distributor for all its products sold into food, consumer and industrial applications in the United States, effective Jan. 1, 2016.


Fitchburg, Wis.-based Glanbia Nutritionals announced that its EasyFlav clean-flavor technology has eliminated the bitter and green notes from its HarvestPro pea protein to create the most neutral-tasting, 100-percent vegan protein on the market. In independent trials at North Carolina State University, a panel of trained sensory experts found HarvestPro Pea Protein 83EF offered “significantly lower” bitter green pea notes than other samples, giving a neutral flavor that opens up new formulation possibilities in a wide range of applications, the company says.


Bell Flavors and Fragrance, Northbrook, Ill., appointed Kal Akel as director of operations. He will manage the day-to-day manufacturing operations in Northbrook.


Rousselot, a brand of Irving, Texas-based Darling Ingredients Inc., announced that the first comprehensive scientific publication of research into the anti-aging benefits of Peptan collagen peptides has been released. Appearing in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, this latest paper elevates the science behind collagen peptides taken as a supplement for skin beauty to the next level by revealing strong clinical evidence to prove Peptan’s ability to restructure the collagen network in deep skin layers, the company says. The newly published data also presents a statistically significant effect of Peptan collagen peptides on skin hydration explained by the stimulation of hyaluronic acid production.