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Salt of the Earth launches umami ingredient

Salt of the Earth launches umami ingredient

18 Feb 2015

Salt of the Earth has launched its Umami-Essence Sea Salt ingredient which is especially designed for a comprehensive range of sauces. Using Umami-Essence Sea Salt in a new or existing product formulation can help dramatically decrease sodium levels—in...

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Mondelez acquires ‘free-from’ snack company

Mondelez acquires ‘free-from’ snack company

18 Feb 2015

Mondelez International has announced the acquisition of Enjoy Life Foods, a private U.S. snacking company said to be the market-leading brand in the fast-growing “free from” segment with more than 40 products including cookies, chocolate, s...

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TOMRA is European Business Award finalist

TOMRA is European Business Award finalist

18 Feb 2015

Sorting solutions company TOMRA has been named as a Ruban d’Honneur recipient and one of ten finalists for the 2014-15 European Business Awards in the category “The Business of the Year with Turnover of €150m or higher.” The European Business Awards re...

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Biesterfeld takes over MIAVIT distribution

Biesterfeld takes over MIAVIT distribution

18 Feb 2015

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie of Hamburg has taken over the distribution of vitamin and mineral substances from MIAVIT, a company based in Essen, in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine. “The cooperation with MIAVIT adds customised vitamin and min...

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EFSA: Allura Red safe at current levels

EFSA: Allura Red safe at current levels

17 Feb 2015

Following the adoption by the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) in 2009 of a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of Allura Red AC (E 129) used as a food additive, in which the Panel concluded that, at the high le...

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Sales, profits rise at IFF

Sales, profits rise at IFF

17 Feb 2015

International Flavors & Fragrances has reported a fourth quarter sales increase of $30.9 million, or 4%, to $756.1 million from $725.2 million in the prior year quarter. Local currency sales increased 7%. Adjusted operating profit increased $20.6 m...

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Fonterra commissions Dutch plant

Fonterra commissions Dutch plant

17 Feb 2015

Fonterra has commissioned its new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands. The plant produces whey and lactose specialty ingredients that will be used in high-value paediatric, maternal, and sports nutrition products by F...

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BioGaia sees sales grow 22%

BioGaia sees sales grow 22%

16 Feb 2015

Probiotics company BioGaia has announced its full-year financial results. “A sales growth of 22% (including licence revenue from Nestlé 53 %) and an operating margin of 26% for the full year 2014, can only be summed up as a successful year,” said Peter...

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Euromonitor: hot sauce market warming up

Euromonitor: hot sauce market warming up

16 Feb 2015

According to a blog post by Jack Skelly, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, the world’s tolerance for hot sauces appears to be rising. From a global perspective, sales of spicy chili sauces grew by nearly twice as much as packaged food in t...

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MEPs call for meat country of origin labelling

MEPs call for meat country of origin labelling

16 Feb 2015

Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case with bovine fresh meat, MEPs have said. They have called on the European Commission, which published a report on the issue in...

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Study: drinking wine can aid obesity management

Study: drinking wine can aid obesity management

16 Feb 2015

Drinking red grape juice or wine – in moderation – could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better, according to a new study coauthored by an Oregon State University researcher. The findings suggest that consuming dark-col...

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DSM looks to improve results in 2015

DSM looks to improve results in 2015

13 Feb 2015

DSM has reported 2014 sales of €9,181 million, 4% up on the prior year reflecting organic sales growth of 5% in Q4 2014 and 3% for 2014. Q4 2014 EBITDA was €288 million with full year EBITDA of €1,168 million, in line with market expectations. The comp...

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