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AB Enzymes appoints Behn Meyer for Southeast Asia

AB Enzymes appoints Behn Meyer for Southeast Asia

12 Jan 2015

AB Enzymes has appointed Behn Meyer Chemicals as its sole distributor of beverages, baking, food and textile enzymes for selected countries within Southeast Asia. The new sales and distribution structure is designed to support AB Enzymes’ strategic ini...

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Study: avocados can lower bad cholesterol

Study: avocados can lower bad cholesterol

9 Jan 2015

Adding an avocado to your daily diet may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to health researchers. Avocados are known to be a nutrient-dense food, high in monounsaturated fatty acids. Previous studies have su...

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Penford expands egg replacement portfolio

Penford expands egg replacement portfolio

9 Jan 2015

Penford Food Ingredients has expanded its egg replacement portfolio. This portfolio of starches and starch and gum blends can, says the company, partially or fully replace the whole egg, egg white and yolk in prepared food products. “Egg components are...

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EFSA: no link between fat-free yogurt and weight loss

EFSA: no link between fat-free yogurt and weight loss

9 Jan 2015

Following an application from Spain, EFSA was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to fat-free yogurts and fermented milks complying with the specifications “fat free”, “low in sugars”, “high protein”, ...

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FAO sees food prices decline for third year

FAO sees food prices decline for third year

9 Jan 2015

FAO’s monthly Food Price Index declined in December after three months of stability. Continued large supplies and record stocks combined with a stronger US dollar and falling oil prices contributed to the decline. The December Food Price Index av...

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EFSA issues invitations for Milan conference

EFSA issues invitations for Milan conference

8 Jan 2015

EFSA is inviting representatives from the scientific and risk assessment community as well as risk managers from in and outside Europe to contribute to a major scientific conference EFSA is organising on 14-16 October 2015 in the EXPO site on the occas...

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NIZO develops low calorie ice cream

NIZO develops low calorie ice cream

8 Jan 2015

NIZO food research has produced what it claims is the world’s first no-fat, low-sugar, yet creamy and delicious soft serve ice cream. NIZO’s ice cream contains 25% less sugar than other soft serve and only 99kcal per 100 grams of ice cream. Regular sof...

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Hochdorf completes restructuring

Hochdorf completes restructuring

8 Jan 2015

The Hochdorf Group has announced that it has implemented its planned restructuring programme. Development, production and sales activities in Switzerland have been merged into Hochdorf Swiss Nutrition, effective from the new year. With immediate effect...

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Campden BRI publishes ‘needs’ statement

Campden BRI publishes ‘needs’ statement

7 Jan 2015

A new statement of what industry needs from science and technology has been published by Campden BRI. The document was compiled following an extensive consultation of Campden BRI’s industrial members – some 2,400 companies across 75 countries. The ‘nee...

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Fraunhofer develops faster test for beer

Fraunhofer develops faster test for beer

7 Jan 2015

To guarantee high quality beer, breweries monitor the production process very closely, notes Fraunhofer Institute. With a new polymer powder developed by the organisation, this monitoring will be faster and simpler in the future, it says. Manufacturers...

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Kalsec gets SQF certification

Kalsec gets SQF certification

7 Jan 2015

Kalsec has been awarded the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative Edition 7.2. The certification is for food ingredient manufacture which includes spice extracts, color, flavors, antioxidants and hops. SQ...

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New instant beverage solutions from TIC Gums

New instant beverage solutions from TIC Gums

7 Jan 2015

TIC Gums has announced an extended portfolio of texture and stabilisation solutions for instant beverages. According to the company, Ticaloid Ultrasmooth, a cold water soluble hydrocolloid system which is said to effectively decrease astringency and th...

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