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Natural colouring line grows

LycoRed, Israel, has announced an expansion in production capacity for its natural beta-carotene colouring line in response to growing demand from food and beverage companies in the US, West Europe and Asia-Pacific. The expansion of the natural beta-carotene colouring line will take place at LycoRed’s facility in the Ukraine, where B. Trispora biomass is produced. […]

Good taste

Jonathan Thomas, principal market analyst at Leatherhead Food Research, discusses the role of flavours in confectionery and snacks.

Using real fruit in dry products

Taura Natural Ingredients has created a free white paper for food manufacturers addressing the challenges associated with incorporating real fruit into long shelf life dry products such as biscuits, cakes, breakfast cereals and snack bars. Entitled ‘Extending the shelf life of products containing fruit’, the paper offers comprehensive advice on how Taura’s URC fruit ingredients […]

Going nuts

Graham Kingston, commercial director of inclusions and toppings specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe), charts the progress of the inclusions market.

New joint cocoa processing facility

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, is celebrating the inauguration of its new, joint cocoa processing facility in Makassar. For this, Barry Callebaut created a joint venture with P.T. Comextra Majora, a diversified soft commodities trader and exporter of cocoa from Indonesia as well as a long-standing business partner of Barry Callebaut, as […]

New factory for emulsifier

Danish emulsifier specialist Palsgaard’s new factory is open and ready for business. The facility is able to produce various single emulsifiers as well as a variety of emulsifiers and stabilizer blends and has a capacity of 20,000 MT per year. The official opening ceremony took place on 20 August and was attended by the Danish […]

Focus on sustainability

Semi-solid at room temperature, palm oil and palm kernel oil are among the world’s most versatile raw materials.

Sweetener wins award

Natural, calorie-free sweetener Tasteva Stevia Sweetener has been awarded the Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Food & Beverage Industry (Flavourings) at the 15th Asian Food Ingredients China Exhibition held in late June in Shanghai. Tasteva Stevia Sweetener, is described as a versatile, clean tasting sweetener that is easy to formulate with. It has shown […]

Coatings specialist changes hands

The Riverside Company has sold Capol to Freudenberg Chemical Specialties, a Business Group of Freudenberg Group of Weinheim, Germany. Based in Elmshorn, Germany, Capol develops and manufactures polishing, anti-sticking and release agents used in the confectionery, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Capol boasts more than 250 trademarked products, sells in more than 60 countries, and its […]

Gourmet collection enters US

After a successful launch in Asia, the new Gourmet collection from deZaan will be entering the US market with an exclusive range featuring 22 products, including dark and milk couvertures, white chocolate, cocoa powders, cocoa butter, compound coatings made with non-hydrogenated fats and service products. Most of the collection is produced in Belgium, with the […]

Drive to increase British exports

The Food and Drink Federation’s director general Melanie Leech has spoken alongside trade minister Lord Green at the launch of GREAT Weeks campaign, part of UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) Olympic legacy strategy to boost demand for UK exports. Food and drink is one of a handful of priority sectors that will benefit from the […]

Asian collaboration for DKSH and Haribo

DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, market expansion services provider for fast moving consumer goods, and Haribo have signed a contract to grant DKSH the exclusive rights to market, sell and distribute Haribo’s products in Singapore and Myanmar. This is the first time the two companies have entered into a partnership. DKSH is well positioned to […]

European BOPET film prices stabilise

Following two years of steady decline in the European price of 12 micron bi-oriented polyester (BOPET) film, it appears that the trend has finally stabilised. According to industry consultant, PCI Films Consulting, BOPET film prices have remained unchanged for three months running. While some modest reductions in price are likely for Q3, 2013, future price […]

Leadership development facility opens

Unilever has announced the opening of Four Acres Singapore, the company’s first global leadership development centre outside of the UK. The €50m facility will have a key role in developing the talent to lead Unilever, as it aims to double the size of the business, while halving its environmental impact and increasing its positive social […]