AIDP Inc., City of Industry, Calif., announced that it is broadening its digestive health ingredient portfolio with the addition of two plant-based GOS (galacto-oligosaccharide) ingredients from French supplier Olygose. Backed by clinical studies demonstrating benefits in gut health and satiety, CravingZ’Gone is a satiety-boosting ingredient for healthy weight management, while AlphaGOS is a probiome booster made from peas that helps to rebalance the gut, the companies say. Both ingredients are lactose free, gluten free, non-allergenic and Non-GMO Project Verified, they add.

Jeanne Johns has been appointed a non-executive director with the United Kingdom-based Tate & Lyle plc and now serves as a member of the Corporate Responsibility, Remuneration and Nominations committees. On April 1, 2017, Johns, non-executive director of Parsons Corp., Pasadena, Calif., also will assume the chairmanship of the Corporate Responsibility Committee, replacing Bill Camp, who is retiring March 31, 2017, as a director of the company, the company says.

Geneva, Switzerland-based Firmenich announced that it was honored with the Primaduta Presidential Award from the President of the Republic of Indonesia. This annual award recognizes international companies that contribute to the Indonesian economy and practice outstanding local business leadership, it says. In other news, Firmenich announced it has achieved $3.55 billion in net sales, growing
8.2 percent in local currency, it stated in its 2016 fiscal year report, which ended June 30.

Aylesford, United Kingdom-based Lycored announced that its food and fortification business is set to increase its footprint in the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa after establishing a new partnership with the Food Division of Spanish ingredients’ distributor Indukern. Based in Barcelona, Indukern’s Food Division will market Lycored’s natural colors, real food ingredients, fortification premixes and single vitamin forms throughout Spain, Portugal, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, the companies say. In other news, Lycored published two white papers: one showing that consumers, particularly U.S. mothers, will pay more for flavored milks that are colored naturally, while the other paper discusses the ability of natural colors to outperform artificial alternatives under ultra-high temperature processing.