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Chr. Hansen raises outlook

Chr. Hansen raises outlook

13 Apr 2016

Chr. Hansen has reported strong organic revenue growth of 13% in the first half of 2015/16, with Food Cultures & Enzymes up 13%, Health & Nutrition up 2% and Natural Colours up 22%.

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Frutarom opens new Jo'burg centre

Frutarom opens new Jo'burg centre

13 Apr 2016

Frutarom is to open a centre for research and development, innovation, laboratories, sales and marketing, and production in Johannesburg, South Africa which it says constitutes a significant reinforcement for its existing activity in Africa.

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CSPI reports 4% sodium reduction

CSPI reports 4% sodium reduction

11 Apr 2016

A market basket survey by CSPI (the US Center for Science in the Public Interest) of 451 packaged and restaurant foods posted a slight 4% reduction in sodium over a 10-year period.

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FAO issues first forecast

FAO issues first forecast

11 Apr 2016

World cereal production in 2016 is set to amount to 2 521 million tonnes, just 0.2% off last year's large output and the third-highest global performance on record, according to FAO's first forecast for the new season.

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IOI comments on RSPO suspension

IOI comments on RSPO suspension

7 Apr 2016

IOI has issued a statement following its recent suspension by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) of its certification, for non-compliance with certain RSPO Principles and Criteria.

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Palsgaard achieves CO2 neutrality

Palsgaard achieves CO2 neutrality

7 Apr 2016

Food ingredients manufacturer Palsgaard has revealed that it achieved CO2-neutrality at its Danish plant during 2015, and has reconfirmed plans to achieve a zero carbon footprint worldwide at all production plants by 2020.

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Hydrosol announces IFFA plans

Hydrosol announces IFFA plans

7 Apr 2016

Stabilisation for meat and sausage products specialist Hydrosol is to present new product ideas at this year’s IFFA, the international trade fair for meat processing, with a focu on stabilising systems for the manufacture of meat products.

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USDA invests in nanotechnology

USDA invests in nanotechnology

6 Apr 2016

USDA has announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The universities will research ways nanotechnology can be used to improve food safety among other things.

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Salt of the Earth launches Umamix Bold

Salt of the Earth launches Umamix Bold

6 Apr 2016

Salt of the Earth has launched Umamix Bold for multiple food applications in the food manufacturing and food service industries. The new, all-natural ingredient is designed to simultaneously reduce sodium and boost flavour.

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RiceBran quarterly revenues decline, GPM improves

RiceBran quarterly revenues decline, GPM improves

5 Apr 2016

RiceBran Technologies has announced that consolidated revenues for Q4 2015 were $9.9 million compared to $10.7 million in the same quarter of the prior year, but gross profit improved by 200% to $2.7 million.

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Firmenich gets sustainability gold rating

Firmenich gets sustainability gold rating

5 Apr 2016

For the second consecutive year, flavours and fragrances company Firmenich has been awarded a gold rating from EcoVadis, positioning the company among the top 2% of all suppliers assessed with regards to sustainability performance.

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IMCD opens Tokyo office

IMCD opens Tokyo office

5 Apr 2016

Dutch speciality chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD has opened an office in Tokyo, Japan, marking the latest in a succession of steps that the company has taken to build a stronghold in Asia-Pacific.

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