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PureCircle to harvest first commercial stevia crop

PureCircle to harvest first commercial stevia crop

3 Oct 2018

PureCircle and its North Carolina farmer partners are about to harvest the company’s first commercial-scale crop of Starleaf stevia grown in the U.S.

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Ingredient innovation could give iced coffee a healthy boost

Ingredient innovation could give iced coffee a healthy boost

3 Oct 2018

Iced coffee is the fastest growing segment of the coffee category, and there is huge potential for ingredients with added health benefits to further drive its growth.

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What does the future hold for sustainable palm oil?

What does the future hold for sustainable palm oil?

3 Oct 2018

PepsiCo has become the latest major company to cut ties with a palm oil supplier because of alleged unethical practices, adding to growing demand for more sustainable production. Can the palm oil industry deliver?

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HORN to distribute for ISC Gums in Western US

HORN to distribute for ISC Gums in Western US

2 Oct 2018

HORN, an IMCD company and distributor of specialty ingredients and raw materials, has announced a new distribution agreement with ISC Gums for the Western U.S.

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Tate & Lyle: French consumers prioritise ingredient labels

Tate & Lyle: French consumers prioritise ingredient labels

2 Oct 2018

Tate & Lyle has found that, while consumers in France value both ingredient and nutrition labels, they prioritise ingredient labels.

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Brenntag gets Cargill cocoa, chocolate distribution deal

Brenntag gets Cargill cocoa, chocolate distribution deal

1 Oct 2018

Brenntag is to become the exclusive distribution partner for Cargill’s industrial cocoa and chocolate in the Central Eastern European (CEE) region.

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Ingredion to invest $60m in Asia-Pacific

Ingredion to invest $60m in Asia-Pacific

1 Oct 2018

Ingredion has announced $60 million of planned investments to grow its specialty food ingredients business in Asia-Pacific.

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Mintel: US consumers looking for functional coffee

Mintel: US consumers looking for functional coffee

28 Sep 2018

According to Mintel, US consumers are increasingly turning to ready-to-drink (RTD) varieties of coffee offering functional benefits such as antioxidants (47%), promote brain health (40%), are anti-inflammatory (35%) or have added probiotics (30%).

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Roquette acquires plant-based protein extrusion facility

Roquette acquires plant-based protein extrusion facility

28 Sep 2018

Roquette has acquired a facility specialising in the extrusion of plant-based protein.Located in the Netherlands, the facility acquired from Texpall is said to benefit from unique expertise.

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Fermentalg, DSM sign DHA agreement

Fermentalg, DSM sign DHA agreement

27 Sep 2018

Fermentalg has announced the signing of an agreement with DSM Nutritional Products which will see the companies work together to develop and market high potency DHA products based on Fermentalg's ORIGINS DHA-550 product line.

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Turmeric study: curcuminoids are decisive

Turmeric study: curcuminoids are decisive

27 Sep 2018

The study found that while both turmeric and curcuminoids have similar qualitative effects on the intestinal bacterial population, curcuminoids had a far larger quantitative effect.

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Vaessen-Schoemaker acquires Polish functional ingredients company

Vaessen-Schoemaker acquires Polish functional ingredients company

26 Sep 2018

Vaessen-Schoemaker has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Agerso. Katowice area-based, Agersol is a Polish producer of functional ingredients for meat applications and alginate-gel based casings.

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