McCormick & Co. Inc. announced that its new global headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md., is nearly complete. This summer, the company will move to a former 330,000-square-foot telephone company building. The new headquarters will include six newly renovated floors, open work spaces, a new cafeteria, training areas and a technology bar. A grand opening event is scheduled for Oct. 2.

Herzliya, Israel-based Frutarom announced it has invested $6.16 million in a new natural color formulations center at its Etol plant in Celje, Slovenia. The facility will provide clients in Europe with natural colors applications and create innovative, natural flavor combinations for sustainable beverage products, it adds.

Jordan Hill has been named culinary applications technologist at Northbrook, Ill.-based Bell Flavors & Fragrances. Several other team members also have been promoted, including Debbie Goschy as regulatory affairs manager, Sandy Yu as regulatory affairs supervisor, Ya Ling Tsen as regulatory compliance specialist, and Tracey Gossman as purchasing agent.

United Kingdom-based Tate & Lyle PLC announced a new partnership with HORN as its preferred national distributor in the United States for its specialty ingredients including reduced sugar solutions and soluble fibers. The distribution partnership builds on the companies’ strengths to bring innovative solutions to the nutrition industry, it says.

At Biofach 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, Doehler, Darmstadt, Germany, highlighted individual solutions, healthy value-added ingredients and multi-sensory experiences tailored to the need states of consumers, including children and health-conscious adults. Doehler presented a range of concepts including a fruit-fresh chia smoothie, a not-from-concentrate juice without added sugar, and an organic Peach-Lemon Black Tea. It also showcased its process to capture the flavors of cold-brew coffee to bring out the coffee’s fruity, caramel and chocolate flavors, it says. It also highlighted its portfolio of certified organic ingredients and wide range of herb and spice extracts to create signature taste profiles.

Ingredion, Westchester, Ill., and SweeGen Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., announced that its natural sweetener Bestevia Reb D now is Non-GMO Project Verified along with Bestevia Reb M.

Milwaukee-based Chr. Hansen announced it has purchased the Banker Wire manufacturing facility in Mukwonago, Wis. The acquired facility will be renovated to become the new North American headquarters for the company’s Natural Colors Division, housing production, research and development, application and quality assurance labs, a pilot plant, a dedicated warehouse, as well as sales and marketing and other business support functions. Chr. Hansen will take over the building next year and initially employ 70-80 people, it says.

AIDP, City of Industry, Calif., is distributing Kappa Bioscience’s healthy aging dietary supplement, the patented K2 MK-7 for bone and heart health throughout the United States. K2 MK-7, branded K2VITAL, plays an important role in bone and heart health by activating key proteins that bind calcium to bone and directs free calcium away from the arteries to maintain healthy circulation, it says. There are 19 published studies supporting the health benefits of K2 with more on the way, it adds.

Short Hills, N.J.-based OmniActive Health Tecnologies Inc. announced it has added Gingever 2.0 to its Gingever range. The new addition will expand the use of the application in capsules, tablets and beverages, it says. In addition, the company offers a solution for sugar reduction, OmniLean, to help reduce blood sugar spikes after a meal, curb feelings of hunger and support satiety.

MacroLife Naturals Inc., Culver City, Calif., offers Macro Green and Miracle Reds Superfood powders to promote health and wellness. Macro Greens contain 38 nutrient-rich plant-based ingredients, 18 billion non-dairy probiotics and supports a health weight and immune system, it says. Miracle Reds are fortified with 19 superfruits, herbs, extracts, plant sterols and 1 billion probiotic to support healthy immunity. Both lines are non-GMO, vegan, gluten and dairy-free.

In an effort to help food and beverage manufacturers reduce sodium in their products, Minneapolis-based Cargill opened its first food-grade potassium chloride operation at its Watkins Glen, N.Y.-based salt plant. The new facility is part of the company’s commitment to a nutrition innovation pipeline, helping to bring new lower-sodium options to the market faster.

Applied Food Sciences Inc. (AFS), Austin, Texas, has taken the next step in demonstrating complete transparency by getting four of its core ingredients — PurCaf, PurTea, JAVA.g and GCA — Non-GMO Project Verified, it says.


Eliminating pathogens through steam sterilization

BI Nutraceuticals, the original promoter of kill step validation in the beverage industry, announced it is continuing its 15-year effort and investment in validated kill step steam sterilization methods that were developed before the elimination of ethylene oxide, it says. In 2002, the company developed Protexx HP Green Steam, a species-specific, organic steam sterilization system with a validated kill step. Protexx HP uses more than 40 settings, which control heat, moisture, time and pressure parameters. Each setting is tailored for an individual species. In all, BI has fine-tuned more than 350 product-specific, validated protocols across its five steam units and has steam treated more than 90 million kilos of herbal botanicals and food ingredients since Protexx HP was implemented, it says. Each unit utilizes the highest pressure and temperature settings, resulting in shorter treatment times to eliminate pathogens in aseptic beverages. The company annually tests and retests their sterilization methods to protect consumers, the food and beverage industry and the supply chain.

BI Nutraceuticals
2384 E. Pacifica Place
Rancho Dominguez, Calif. 90220