International Flavors & Fragrances’ $7.1bn (£5.26bn) takeover of Frutarom was announced in May

Frutarom takeover gets the all-clear

By Noli Dinkovski

The acquisition of Frutarom by fellow flavours giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has moved a step closer after receiving clearance from all relevant authorities around the world.

DSM says ModuMax can be used in savoury soups, sauces, sweet beverages and desserts

FiE 2017

Taste modulator offers flavour-masking benefits

By Noli Dinkovski

A taste modulator that can mask a wide range of flavours in liquid-based products was unveiled at last November’s Food Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt.

Naked Bacon will be available in UK supermarkets from January 10

Nitrite-free bacon set for UK launch

By Noli Dinkovski

A bacon product free of cancer-causing nitrites is to launch in the UK following a £14M investment by Northern Irish meat processor Finnebrogue.

Interactive journey into taste at Food Ingredients Europe

FIE 2017

Go on an interactive journey into taste

By Noli Dinkovski

Visitors to this month’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) are being invited to go on an interactive journey into the world of taste at Symrise’s stand (hall 8, stand A69/79).

The top-five food-to-go trends were identified by IGD

Top-five food-to-go trends for 2017

By Gwen Ridler

The top-five food-to-go trends – led by health and wellness – will influence the future of the convenience food sector, according to grocery think-tank IGD. 

Bell looked at the top US food flavour trends for 2017

US food flavour trends for 2017

By Gwen Ridler

Food flavouring producer Bell Flavors & Fragrances has released its top trends for 2017, which focus heavily on ethnic foods.

Natural milkshakes in Tetra Pak Prisma cartons

Natural milkshakes in Tetra Pak Prisma cartons

By Rick Pendrous

Newcastle drinks brand Canny is planning to revive the flavoured milk category with the launch of what it claims is the UK’s first 100% naturally-flavoured milkshake.

The flavour is suitable for desserts

Synergy adds to range of vanilla extracts

By John Wood

Flavours and ingredients manufacturer Synergy Flavours, has expanded its range of vanilla flavours with the introduction of a new variant of its core Madagascan vanilla extract.

Consistency is very important

Suite improves high- protein dairy products

By John Wood

Flavour and fragrance company Givaudan has created a new suite of flavour, taste and texture components for the high-protein dairy products market in western Europe.

Richmond sausage sales were impacted by deep promotional activity

Kerry Foods sales revenue falls by 6.4%

By Alice Foster

Kerry Foods has suffered losses as a result of heavy promotional activity caused by the major multiples in response to the growth of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl.

Drinks ingredients firm sold on

Symrise snaps up US’s Flavor Infusion

By Nicholas Robinson

The €1.5bn turnover European-based flavour and fragrance firm Symrise has acquired the US natural beverage ingredients firm Flavor Infusion in a multi-million euro deal, it has revealed.

Nitrites provide protection against dangerous bacterial growth in ham

Nitrite in ham survey may lead to cuts

By Rick Pendrous

The levels of nitrites allowed in dry-cured bacon and ham could be reduced, following the outcome of a new European Commission (EC) survey into their use across the EU.

McCarthy: 'We expect to achieve another year of good growth in 2015'

Food lets down Kerry's 2014 results

By Rick Pendrous

Global ingredients and food group Kerry’s provisional results for the year ended December 31 2014, published last month, showed a pretty solid performance, with the exception of its food business, which suffered a fall in sales.

McCormick's brands include Schwartz

McCormick’s £62.5M Italian spice acquisition

By Rod Addy

McCormick & Company has bought Italian spices business Drogheria & Alimentari (D&A) for €85M (£62.5M) in a deal it claims will boost the portfolio it offers retailers and manufacturers.

Salty snack sales could be hit as health-conscious consumers plan to cut down consumption

Consumers plan to buy less salty products

By Laurence Gibbons

Sales of salty snacks could be hit as health-conscious consumers plan to remove them from their shopping baskets in the year ahead, according to information and insights company Nielsen.

One of Frutarom's flavour labs

Frutarom buys FoodBlenders for £2M

By Rod Addy

Frutarom Industries has acquired FoodBlenders, a UK savoury ingredients business specialising in convenience foods, in a combined offer estimated at £2M.

Mask veggie protein off-notes

Vegetable protein off-notes can be masked

By Nicholas Robinson

Off-notes in foods made using vegetable proteins can be masked with a range of ingredients called Sense Capture, says global fragrance and flavour house Mane.

Breakthrough truffles

Chocolate truffles without a hard shell

A Scottish-based chocolatier has developed a truffle range with no hard chocolate shell, which was previously available only to Michelin star chefs.

Co-extruded snacks get a big boost

Co-extruded snacks get a big boost

A new 16-stream die has increased the output capability of Baker Perkins' co-extrusion systems for snacks. The die, with a previous maximum of 12 streams, is a key part of CoEx Master Systems producing snacks containing two components - a cereal...

Omega Ingredients has recently secured a supply of Spanish orange oil

Omega Ingredients’ investment creates 16 new jobs

By Nicholas Robinson

Omega Ingredients (OI) has doubled the size of its manufacturing facility and secured 16 new jobs by pumping £300,000 into its UK operations, ceo and founder Steve Pearce has said.

Salt pledge pushes innovation

Salt cutting trend drives research

By Nicholas Robinson

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 Research centre.

Its sensory spectrum is huge

Three ways to create Indian mango flavour

Sensient Flavors has analysed the sensory attributes of three varieties of Indian mango – alphonso, kesar and badami – to produce a range of natural mango flavourings for drinks. The base for these flavours is Sensient’s natural extracts, which are derived...

Sports drinks market topped by vanilla flavour

Vanilla flavour for high-protein products

Synergy’s recently launched powdered vanilla flavours for high-protein products were designed to deliver high-impact flavour in the challenging sports nutrition segment, where vanilla tops the popularity stakes.

Seabrook crisps has slashed salt levels but where's the credit? asks its boss Jonathan Bye

‘We’ve slashed the salt, now where's the credit?’

By Gary Scattergood

Bradford-based Seabrook crisps has slashed its products’ salt levels by 20% – but its boss says the industry as a whole is not getting the credit is deserves for undertaking such costly and challenging endeavours.


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