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(Image: Chulalongkorn University) Researches from the Petroleum and Petrochemical College at Chulalongkorn University have discovered cello-gum, which transforms coconut jelly biowaste into food ingredients. Cello-gum is a nanocellulose product derived from coconut jelly, utilising raw materials abundant in Thailand. The residual jelly scraps, typically discarded as waste from the coconut jelly production process, are...
HOWTIAN's life cycle assessment results aligns with the company's sustainability focus HOWTIAN has completed a comprehensive life cycle assessment of its stevia product lines. The study was conducted by the Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), which examined key measures of environmental impact including carbon and water footprint. The study's results...
This year's Alimentaria & Hostelco 2024 tackles the most pressing issues concerning the industry today. J Antonio Valls is the general manager of Alimentaria Exhibitions By J Antonio Valls, general manager of Alimentaria Exhibitions The year 2023 witnessed growth in the global food and beverage market, despite geopolitical instability and disruptions...
Tate & Lyle and Cryptobiotix’s ex-vivo* study has shown that sucralose does not impact the gut microbiota, while other low and no calorie sweeteners have potentially beneficial health effects A new study conducted by Tate & Lyle and Cryptobiotix has identified potentially beneficial interactions between certain low and no calorie...
The move into online retail is the first step in Redefine Meat’s retail go-to-market strategy Redefine Meat has announced its debut launch within European retail. Debuting in the UK and the Netherlands, six new products will be available to consumers for order via UK online retailers Ocado, and Dutch retailers...
(Image: Renaissance BioScience) Renaissance BioScience has announced its project to develop a yeast-based solution to address the challenge of off-flavours and aromas in plant-based protein products. Renaissance has been awarded CA$232,000 in funding from the Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) to support the company’s work with food industry partners in developing...
The Thai FDA's approval of 2'-FL enables more brands to utilise functional ingredients for more infants and children FrieslandCampina Ingredients has announced the regulatory approval of its 2’-Fucosyllactose (2’-FL) ingredient. Aequival 2’-FL can now be added to infant milk formulas and follow-up formulas in Thailand. Following its previous approval for flavoured...
ErgoActive ergothioneine is made by precision fermentation with FDA-reviewed safety of GRAS. This ingredient can be used in dietary supplements, functional food and beverages, pet supplements, and cosmetics Blue California has announced the completion of a human clinical trial on ergothioneine. A double-blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial sponsored by Blue California has...
(Image: Balchem) Research in the cardiovascular health space has underscored vitamin K2 MK-7's potential as a heart health supplement. The latest findings from a peer-reviewed paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) have revealed the potentially positive effects of vitamin K2 MK-7 and vitamin D...
At the protein application centre, customers can develop and validate their ideas in protein processing to produce plant-based foods, such as meat substitutes and beverages Bühler has opened its new protein application centre in partnership with endeco, as part of the company’s expanded food innovation capabilities in Uzwil. The centre...