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Royal DSM has revealed its new integrated food and beverage operating structure which unifies three areas of DSM’s nutrition business – food specialties, hydrocolloids, and part of its nutritional products group – to closely align with emerging customer and market needs. The new business group combines the company’s full...
Demand for classic home-styled foods has increased during the pandemic as these well-known and beloved tastes often trigger pleasant, comforting memories for consumers. Within the savoury category, chicken remains an all-time favourite taste in comfort foods that consumers crave. Whether it is slow-cooked meatballs or a childhood favourite like...
Synergy Flavours has drawn on its 135-year beverage expertise to develop new extracts and flavour solutions for the low and no alcohol category. The range includes bitters, fermented notes, gin, pink gin, aperitif and rum flavours, alongside extracts that deliver warmth, such as scotch bonnet and peppercorn. Synergy has...
CAMBYA tackles the sugar-reduction challenges in sweet spreads and filling, naturally As children return to schools, monitoring their sugar consumption in food and beverages becomes more challenging. Food-tech start-up B.T. Sweet has introduced CAMBYA, its plant-based, sweetening platform to cut loads of sugar from favourite treats, such as hazelnut and chocolate...
Oterra, the largest provider of natural colours in the world, has announced the launch of its extended caramel range.   This enhanced product offering further bolsters Oterra’s impressive portfolio of colours from natural sources.In May 2021 Oterra announced its acquisition of SECNA Natural Ingredients Group, who was one of the largest...
Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, has announced its 2022 Flavor of the Year, Magical Botanical, responding to a transformed society's need for enhanced wellbeing and creativity.   A limited-edition creative collection  "This is our 10th Flavor of the Year, something our customers have really come to look forward to,"...
"Mild refining" technologies have enabled optimised sensory properties in products that comply with EU pollutant limits and organic certifications Nutriswiss, one of the leading refiners of edible oils and fats in Switzerland, has used a special combination of physical refining processes to effectively purify organic oils and optimise their taste....
Angel Enzyme Preparation (Yichang), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Angel Yeast, is well underway with construction on its new green manufacturing project in Angel Biotechnology Industrial Park, Xiaoting District, Yichang City, which commenced in September 2021. Once complete, the project will have an annual enzyme production output of 5,000 tons...
One-to-one natural drop-in sugar replacer helps cut sugar load in food applications Foodtech start-up B.T. Sweet has unveiled Cambya, a plant-based, one-to-one drop-in sugar replacer for multiple food applications. The Cambya sweetening platform lets consumers have their delectable cake and eat it, guilt-free, without compromising on flavor or other organoleptic...
Oterra, the world’s leading supplier of natural colours with the widest portfolio in the industry, continues its strong growth acceleration through the acquisition of Food Ingredient Solutions. Founded in 1999, Food Ingredient Solutions is a leading American producer of colours and natural antioxidants, with a strong exposure to, and growth...