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EHL appoints new product development manager

EHL Ingredients has appointed Katherine Davis as its new product development manager to lead the development of new blends and boost its product range.

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Nestle invests £329M in sustainability

Nestle has invested €414M (£329M) in a new strategy to source 100% of its permanent range of Nespresso Grand Cru coffees sustainably and improve farmer welfare.

The benefits of powdered blackberries

NP Nutra, manufacturer and wholesaler of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients, has added blackberry juice powder to its super fruit product portfolio.

Synergy captures the essence of beef flavour

A new range of beef flavour solutions for savoury food and drink manufacturers has been launched by Synergy.

Carotenoids provide dye alternative

Manufacturers of energy drinks and flavoured waters can maintain drink transparency, without compromising taste or quality, claims DSM.

Food colours from fruits and vegetables

GNT is targeting manufacturers of baby food with its new fruit- and vegetable-derived Exberry food colourings.

DSM brings fermented stevia to the market

A rise in demand for low-calorie food products has led DSM to develop a new high-intensity sweetener platform, which is based on fermentation.

Global tastes for spicy foods are hotting up

The global taste for spicy foods is increasing, according to a consumer perception survey recently published by DSM.

Lallemand is using its loaf

Bread and other yeast-leavened bakery products can become sources of vitamin D with Lallemand’s VitaD baker’s yeast, following market authorisation from the European Commission (EC).

Second cognitive study is a boost for French SOD firm

A dietary supplement made from dried cantaloupe melon juice has been clinically proven to reduce physical fatigue and stress, according to the French ingredients firm Bionov.

Consumers worried about food quality and safety

More than 40% of consumers are worried about the quality and safety of ingredients in prepared food from supermarkets, according to independent research firm RPA.

Obesity caused mainly by inactivity, not sugar

The rise in obesity in the UK has been primarily caused by a decline in physical activity, not by increased calorie and sugar consumption, according to the Institute of Economic...

Sugar debate halts baking’s popularity

Demand for baking ingredients and kits is set to crumble as health conscious consumers look to avoid sugar and spend less time in the home, according to a report by...

Salt cutting trend drives research

Soy sauce can be used to reduce the salt content of manufactured foods by more than 30%, according to recent research from the Dutch university Wageningen’s UR Food and Biobased...


More research into weight and sweeteners needed

The effects of sweeteners on general health may be widely studied, says Michelle Knott, but more research into their effect on weight is needed

Almond crop not enough for demand

California’s 2014/2015 almond crop will increase by 52,000t on last year, according to the California Almond Board (CAB), but won't be enough to meet increasing demand.

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Arla Foods Ingredients plant starts production

Arla Foods Ingredients has begun production at its new dairy ingredients factory in Germany, the product of a joint venture with German cooperative Deutsches Milchkontor.

Four sugar reduction solutions

Food manufacturers could slash sugar content in products by applying four technologies to use sugar differently, according to Leatherhead Food Research’s head of ingredients and product innovation Dr Wayne Morley....

Microwaves can up output

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie will use microwave sensor technology at its ultra-high temperature (UHT) production plant to compete with global businesses.


SACN shook the industry

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s (SACN’s) report on carbohydrates and Public Health England’s subsequent plans for sugar reduction caused a stir last month.

Adams Foods Ingredients in £40M sales boost

Adams Foods Ingredients (AFI) aims to double annual sales to £80M within five years, according to md Gary Wells.

Public health at risk from cheese – CASH

Dairy processors have lambasted Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) for attacking the salt content of cheese, especially branded versions, and putting consumer health at risk.

Coca-Cola Company won’t ditch stevia in the UK

Sugar reduction campaigners have praised the Coca-Cola Company’s (CCC’s) refusal to drop the natural sweetener stevia in its Glaceau Vitaminwater in the UK, as it has done in the US....

Enzymotec’s simple answer to the ‘stagnant’ fish oil market

Enzymotec has launched a new premium fish oil-based omega-3 product.

Chr Hansen posts strong Q3 results

Chr Hansen has experienced strong third-quarter (Q3) growth, according to its latest financial report.