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Nestlé moves into plant-based foods with acquisition

Nestlé moves into plant-based foods with acquisition

13 Sep 2017

Nestlé USA is to acquire Sweet Earth, a plant-based foods manufacturer based in Moss Landing, Calif. to give Nestlé immediate entry into the plant-based foods segment.

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PureCircle launches tool to enable customers to optimise stevia usage

PureCircle launches tool to enable customers to optimise stevia usage

13 Sep 2017

PureCircle has launched its new Sigma-Xcelerator product development tool. It is designed to enable PureCircle to provide custom stevia ingredient combinations which maximize product taste alongside other customer requirements.

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Palsgaard’s new Shanghai centre responds to changing Chinese environment

Palsgaard’s new Shanghai centre responds to changing Chinese environment

12 Sep 2017

Palsgaard’s new Shanghai centre responds to Chinese food manufacturers feeling the pressure of consumer and regulatory emphasis on healthier, safer and more sustainable products.

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FDA issues statement on feeding peanuts to infants to minimise allergy risk

FDA issues statement on feeding peanuts to infants to minimise allergy risk

12 Sep 2017

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has issued a statement on a new qualified health claim advising that early introduction of peanuts to certain high-risk infants may reduce risk of peanut allergy.

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Gertrude Hawk acquisition boosts Barry Callebaut specialties business

Gertrude Hawk acquisition boosts Barry Callebaut specialties business

12 Sep 2017

Barry Callebaut is to acquire the ingredients division of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates. This acquisition, says the company, will strategically expand Barry Callebaut’s Specialties & Decorations business.

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Flying SpArk chosen for IKEA Bootcamp start-up accelerator

Flying SpArk chosen for IKEA Bootcamp start-up accelerator

11 Sep 2017

Flying SpArk, a new insect-protein producer, will join the first “IKEA Bootcamp” start-up accelerator and is one of just 10 companies who will join the IKEA product development centre in lmhult, Sweden.

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MGP expands range of Non-GMO wheat protein ingredients

MGP expands range of Non-GMO wheat protein ingredients

11 Sep 2017

Wheat proteins and starches supplier MGP Ingredients has announced further expansion of the company’s portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified food ingredients.

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Frutarom strengthens fragrance position with Israeli acquisition

Frutarom strengthens fragrance position with Israeli acquisition

11 Sep 2017

Frutarom has signed an agreement for the purchase of 51% of the shares of the Israeli company Turpaz for approx. $15.1 million, with an option for the purchase of the balance.

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Frutarom launches natural red colouring for plant-based meat

Frutarom launches natural red colouring for plant-based meat

8 Sep 2017

In response to the growing demand for vegan eating, Frutarom Natural Colors Business Unit has launched Bright’n Free Red Rosy, a clean-label, all-natural red colour range for plant-based meat analogs.

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Barry Callebaut launches new red chocolate made from ruby bean

Barry Callebaut launches new red chocolate made from ruby bean

8 Sep 2017

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KNi: kosher market forecast to grow 11.5% by 2025

KNi: kosher market forecast to grow 11.5% by 2025

8 Sep 2017

According to independent research from Kosher Network International (KNi), as of 2017, the kosher market has a global market value of $24 billion.

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Nordzucker launches campaign, forecasts good yields

Nordzucker launches campaign, forecasts good yields

7 Sep 2017

The Nordzucker Group has launched this year’s sugar beet campaign. Overall, the company expects good yields with large regional differences.

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