Beneo Inc., Morris Plains, N.J., announced a new study that shows that the company’s prebiotic chicory root fiber Orafti Inulin, induces selective changes in the gut’s microbiota composition that can be directly linked to improved regularity and well-being for the first time. The study, conducted by Professor Jeroen Raes, of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and Professor Kristin Verbeke, of the Translational Research in Gastrointestinal Disorders unit at the university, has been published in the journal Gut and highlights the very selective effect of Orafti Inulin on the gut microbiota composition, it says.
United Sugars Corp. (USC) announced the commencement of a new bulk sugar storage and transfer facility in Montgomery, Ill. The plant made its first shipment of sugar to a customer on Feb. 2. Built and financed by American Crystal Sugar Co., the $40 million facility will be operated by USC, which will manage the sales and distribution to customers in the area.