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Worries for vanilla

Recent political unrest in Madagascar may affect the vanilla output of the world’s top producer Tensions have risen sharply in the country, one of the largest global producers of vanilla amid clashes between government and opposition supporters and a new wave of looting. The country’s new president Andry Rajoelina ousted former president Marc Ravalomanana after […]

New violet natural colour

Made from purple carrot, the new anthocyanin colour offers beverage producers a vivid and stable violet colour with increased shelf life. Chr. Hansen has added a new member to its ColorFruit family of transparent colours extracted from edible fruits and vegetables. Based on purple carrot, ColorFruit Magenta 109 WS’ develops a natural and vivid violet […]

PepsiCo snack targets women

US snack and drink firm PepsiCo has brought out a new low-calorie popcorn snack, free of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives to target the female market. Smartfood popcorn clusters is the first snack targeted specifically at women by PepsiCo. The clusters combine sweet and salty flavors and come in 120-calorie packages. PepsiCo sees an estimated […]

Barry Callebaut opens new factory in Mexico

Barry Callebaut, the leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has opened its new chocolate factory located in Monterrey, Mexico. With an annual production capacity of around 100,000 tonnes, the new factory is Barry Callebaut’s third largest chocolate factory worldwide. The total investment amounted to approximately $40 million (€30.8m). Expansion into Mexico allows Barry […]

FDA investigates peanut butter Salmonalla outbreak

Peanut butter and peanut paste have been recalled as the US FDA investigates the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. The FDA is asking companies who use peanut butter or peanut paste from PCA in their products to provide the agency with the […]

Ingredients news: Stabilisers put the icing on the cake

Cargill is introducing two new stabiliser ranges that enable baked goods manufacturers to produce bakery icings that work with various processing requirements. These new texturising solutions will give manufacturers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa flexibility in producing colourful, visually appealing, great-tasting bakery icings. Satialgine OGI cold soluble alginate was developed for direct-use icings, […]

Tate & Lyle trades ‘satisfactorily’ in first half year

The departure of group finance director John Nicholas prompted Tate & Lyle to release its trading update for the first six months of 2008 earlier than anticipated last month. CEO Iain Ferguson said the group continued to trade satisfactorily’ during the six months to 30 September, and added that profits from continuing operations in the […]

Tate & Lyle sells sugar operations

Tate & Lyle has sold its international sugar trading operations to Bunge Ltd for an undisclosed amount. It represents another step in the company’s strategy of reducing its exposure to volatile commodity markets. The international sugar trading business made an operating profit of £2 million (€2.5m) in the two months to 31 May 2008, an […]