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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 milk drinks for children of three years and above, Aequival 2’-FL is permitted for use in products...
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 shown that ErgoActive ergothioneine supports aspects of cognitive function, memory, and sleep in healthy elderly subjects with subjective memory complaints. "Blue California is proud to have sponsored such an...
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 intake...
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 offers the solutions that turn pulses or grains to finished consumer products, such as dairy or meat replacements, or for intermediate ingredients, such as...
dsm-firmenich has announced a victory before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in defending a patent from an invalidation action recently levied by Mara Renewables Corporation. The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) rejected Mara Renewables’ request for inter partes review (IPR) and cancellation of US Patent No....
Forsea Foods has unveiled the first prototype of cell-cultivated freshwater eel. Forsea has replicated the traditional Japanese unagi eel (Anguilla japonica) featuring the same tender, succulent texture and savoury flavour as real eel. The visionary start-up has been working together with the celebrated executive chef Katsumi Kusumoto to create two...
A new chapter in the global café culture is being written, and South East Asia, rich in history and tradition, is actively shaping global café trends. The heart of this change can be experienced at the upcoming THAIFEX-HOREC Asia from 6–8 Mar 2024. Set against the backdrop of this dynamic...
Kerry has released its 2024 Taste Charts, A World of Future Tastes, to the global food and beverage community. The culmination of Kerry’s year-long research is a series of incisive, interactive charts created separately for 13 individual regional markets, including 30 countries in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa...
The 2024 Top Employers have been announced, and Ingredion has been recognised as a top employer in Asia-Pacific (Singapore, Malaysia, China and Thailand), Germany and the UK. Ingredion Singapore and Thailand have gained certification for the fourth consecutive year, with China, Germany, Malaysia and the UK also becoming certified for...
Tate & Lyle has received the last of a series of decisions handed down by the Australian Patent Office upholding its allulose syrup patent application claims, which were challenged by several organisations. Tate & Lyle’s intellectual property covers the manufacturing process and use of stabilised allulose syrups. The Australian...