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Canadean: convenience is key

Canadean: convenience is key

3 Feb 2015

More consumers are feeling time-scarce and view cooking as a chore, believes market researcher Canadean, turning to convenient ready meals to free up more time for themselves and noting that,  to survive in an increasingly health-conscious society, rea...

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OmniActive to introduce ginger fluid extract

OmniActive to introduce ginger fluid extract

3 Feb 2015

OmniActive Health Technologies is to introduce Gingever High Potency Ginger. Non-GMO and allergen-free Gingever is a high-potency super-critical fluid extract with 30% bioactives (min 20% gingerols) made from an FDA-acknowledged GRAS (Generally Regarde...

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Barry Callebaut launches FullFill Factory

Barry Callebaut launches FullFill Factory

3 Feb 2015

Barry Callebaut has announced the Barry Callebaut FullFill Factory. Designed to answer the increasing need of personalisation and flexibility for both small and large food manufacturers alike, the FullFill Factory is said to create added value through ...

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Albertsons completes Safeway acquisition

Albertsons completes Safeway acquisition

2 Feb 2015

US supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway have formally announced the completion of their planned merger, with the former acquiring the latter for a reported $9+ billion in what is said to be the largest ever deal of its kind and making the combined...

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Research: added sugar fuelling diabetes epidemic

Research: added sugar fuelling diabetes epidemic

2 Feb 2015

Recent studies have shown that added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so than other carbohydrates. Clinical experts writing in Mayo Clinic Proceedings challenge current dieta...

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Penford shareholders approve acquisition by Ingredion

Penford shareholders approve acquisition by Ingredion

2 Feb 2015

Penford has announced that 99% of its its shareholders voted to approve the previously announced merger with Ingredion under which Ingredion will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Penford for approximately $340 million. The transaction closing r...

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Dairy Crest looks to stabilise milk prices

Dairy Crest looks to stabilise milk prices

2 Feb 2015

Dairy Crest has announced that following a drop in its March milk price, there will be no further reductions to its farmgate milk price before July. The company says it is the first processor in the British dairy sector to introduce a ‘price floor’ tha...

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ICL to acquire dairy proteins company Prolactal

ICL to acquire dairy proteins company Prolactal

30 Jan 2015

Israeli company ICL’s Food Specialties business unit is to acquire Prolactal, and its subsidiary, Rovita. Prolactal, based in Hartberg, Austria, and Engelsberg, Germany, is a European producer of dairy proteins and other ingredients for the food and be...

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Corbion adds non-GMO emulsifier

Corbion adds non-GMO emulsifier

30 Jan 2015

As the food and beverage industry looks for ways to take genetically modified organisms (GMOs) out of recipes and off labels, Corbion is adding another non-GMO product to its emulsifier portfolio. The newest addition, Emplex Non GMO, was developed to d...

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Kalsec demonstrates safe extraction

Kalsec demonstrates safe extraction

30 Jan 2015

As part of a recent overall safety process and formulation review initiated by Kalsec, a thermal inactivation study on Salmonella was performed on carrot pellets at an outside laboratory using a scaled representation of the proprietary Kalsec extractio...

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Stevia First announces novel fermentation method

Stevia First announces novel fermentation method

30 Jan 2015

Stevia First has announced what it says is an important achievement and addition to its stevia production technologies. The company says it has successfully developed novel fermentation methods to produce steviol, a key step in the production of all st...

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Belgian government assesses insect consumption

Belgian government assesses insect consumption

29 Jan 2015

The Belgian government’s Scientific Committee and the Superior Health Council have been asked to give advice on the potential risks (hazards) associated with the consumption of these insects (entomophagy), and have produced a report. In the search for ...

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