Cultures, enzymes, yeast

Probiota 2022 is set to run from 28-30 March in Copenhagen

Experts explore future of probiotics

By Rod Addy

Experts from Cargill, Kerry and Yakult are set to take the stage in Copenhagen this month as part of a conference exploring the future of probiotics in the food sector.

Kerry is to acquire biotech firms c-LEcta and Emmex

Kerry acquires duo of biotech firms

By Gwen Ridler

Nutrition and ingredients firm Kerry has acquired biotechnology firms c-LEcta and Emmex in a bid to expand its technology portfolio and manufacturing capabilities across fermentation and developing enzymes for use in the production of food and drink....

Acryleast can be used in food typically high in acrylamide, such as crackers. Picture © Kerry Group plc

New yeast can slash acrylamide levels: Kerry

By Noli Dinkovski

A non-genetically modified organism (GMO) yeast that is claimed to reduce acrylamide levels by up to 90% in a wide range of food and drink products has been launched by Kerry Group.

Kellogg's is turning its waste corn flakes into beer

Kellogg’s turns Corn Flakes into beer

By Gwen Ridler

Breakfast cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s has partnered with independent brewer Seven Bro7hers to turn its waste corn flakes into beer.

Barwheys Dairy is to close citing financial and regulatory pressures

Barwheys Dairy announces closure

By Aidan Fortune

Ayrshire-based cheesemaker Barwheys Dairy has revealed that it is to close its doors in early 2019, citing increased regulatory inspections as one of the main reasons.

Healthier breakfast habits the focus at Food Ingredients Europe

FiE 2017

Healthier breakfast habits the focus at trade show

By Noli Dinkovski

A range of nutritional and functional ingredients that contribute to health and wellness for more people around the world will be a focus at this month’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), which takes place at Messe Frankfurt (November 28–30).

A yogurt’s texture and flavour can be improved by the freeze-dried cultures, says DSM

Yogurt cultures range can reduce whey

By Noli Dinkovski

A new range of freeze-dried cultures designed to add texture and flavour in set yogurts was unveiled at last month’s Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai (November 7–9).

Delvo Cheese CT-Taste: enables companies to produce cheese ‘more efficiently’

Cheese cultures cut ripening times by 50%

By Noli Dinkovski

Producers of cheeses such as Manchego, Gouda and Edammer are now able to halve their ripening times without compromising on quality, the maker of a new cheese culture has claimed.

Hard to swallow: the SWA is appealing the ruling on minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland

Scotch whisky to appeal on alcohol pricing

By Rick Pendrous

The Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA’s) decision to appeal to the UK Supreme Court, following the ruling from the Court of Session on minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland, has been met with dismay by the Scottish health secretary Shona Robison and health...

Three Stills’s £10M distillery will create 20 new jobs

New whisky distillery to create 20 jobs

By Gwen Ridler

A total of 20 new jobs will be created at a new £10M whisky distillery being built in Scotland, following approval from the Scottish Borders Council.

Foods that tapped into the health and wellbeing agenda offer ‘massive opportunity’

Health agenda is a big opportunity for bakery

By Noli Dinkovski

Foods that tap into the health and wellbeing agenda provide a “massive opportunity” for industry innovators and entrepreneurs – but making money from healthy products remains a huge challenge.

Here's your chance to star at the Venice-themed food and drink manufacturing Oscars

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

By Rick Pendrous

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's Venice-themed event, you need to enter these prestigious awards.

Deltamalt FN-A and FN-B: millers can improve flour by adding just one enzyme system

Baking quality boosted by new enzyme systems

By Noli Dinkovski

Two new enzymes designed to lower the ‘falling number’ of flour – the measure of the flour’s natural enzymatic levels – have been developed by German company Mühlenchemie.

This is Bako North Western's second acquisition

Bako bakery acquisition boosts turnover to £103M

By Nicholas Robinson

Bako North Western’s (BNW’s) turnover will rise to over £100M and its staff to 330, following the acquisition of sister company Bako Northern and Scotland (BNS) for an undisclosed amount.

Sustain is calling for a full declaration of artificial additives on supermarket bread labels

Campaigners renew call for fresh supermarket bread

By Rod Addy

Campaigners have renewed calls for tougher regulation of supermarket bread after Australian supermarket Coles was fined AU$2.5M (£1.3M) for making misleading claims about its par baked bread.

Kevin Brennan: 'People continue to rethink their meat eating habits'

Quorn sees January sales surge

By Rod Addy

Quorn Foods has attributed a surge in sales over January to increased demand for more sustainable diets.

The effects of bacteria on the gut will be discussed at the conference

Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

Three areas of women's health

Lallemand to target women’s health regime

By Nicholas Robinson

Yeast and bacteria specialist Lallemand is promoting the benefits to women’s health that its range of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria can offer.

New yeast puts sunshine in loaf

Lallemand is using its loaf

By Nicholas Robinson

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).

Crisis in the Ukraine underlines the need to step up food security, said Meurig Raymond

Crisis in Ukraine forces up world wheat prices

By Nicholas Robinson

Political instability in the Ukraine has reinforced the UK’s need to increase its own food security and production, National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has warned.