Middle East: Barry Callebaut opens training center in Turkey

Barry Callebaut opened its first Chocolate Academy center in Turkey, the 16th in the company’s network of such training centers worldwide on November 22, 2013. Located in Istanbul, the center is a teaching and workshop facility for culinary professionals who are interested in strengthening their skills in working with chocolate and learning about new techniques, trends and recipes dedicated to the...

Europe: Tate & Lyle wins award at FiE 2013

Tate & Lyle has received the Food Ingredients Europe Beverage Innovation of the Year Award during the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) 2013 exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany for its PROMITOR Soluble Gluco Fibre. The FiE Excellence awards, which take place every two years, rewards the major innovations in the food industry in seven categories and are judged by a panel of...

Asia Pacific: BühlerHeerlen buys Wuxi NutriRice from DSM

The Bühler Technology Group has acquired the 50% stake held up to now by its partner Royal DSM in the joint venture (JV) Wuxi NutriRice Co. Ltd. Both companies remain committed to continuing their joint efforts to establish rice fortification as an effective and economical technology to combat malnutrition in the world. DSM will continue to supply the micronutrients used in...

World: Canadean says energy drinks show stamina

The global consumption of energy drinks has grown by 15% in one year, according to Canadean Report: Global Energy Drinks Report 2013. Although energy drinks is not a big category in the overall soft drinks sector, consumption has seen steady annual growth, and since 2006 market penetration has doubled. Despite its relatively high price per liter, energy drinks no longer represents...

Europe: Budenheim offers LEVALL AS as an alternative to SALP

With the development of European legislation (EC regulation 380/2012), the aluminium dosage in food additives is going to be restricted to a far extend, says Budenheim. In particular, sodium aluminium phosphate (SALP), used as leavening acid in sponge wares and scones, will be affected by this regulatory change starting February 2014. At Food Ingredients Europe 2013, the company launched LEVALL AS...

Europe: Novozymes’ award-winning enzyme technology enables acrylamide mitigation in product categories

Novozymes launches Acrylaway HighT, a thermostable solution that reduces acrylamide levels in breakfast cereals and other food products that are typically processed at very high temperatures. The solution was announced as the winner of the 2013 Food Ingredients Europe Snacks/On-The-Go Innovation of the Year award. The company says acrylamide is a chemical compound naturally formed in some food types when baked,...

Europe: Chr. Hansen raises prices of cheese coagulants

Chr. Hansen increased the prices of its cheese coagulants on January 1, 2014 by 1.5-3% (depending on product group) to reflect cost increase of energy, labor and raw materials worldwide.Products include CHY-MAX M, CHY-MAX, HANNILASE, THERMOLASE and NATUREN.The company says these price changes will affect all coagulants, in all regions and areas, with the exception of existing contracts that...

Europe: COT publishes position paper on aspartame study

UK-based Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer products and the Environment (COT) has peered reviewed a double blind randomized crossover study of aspartame, commissioned by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). COT is a committee of independent experts that provides advice to the FSA and other parts of government. The expert committee concluded that “the results presented did not indicate...

Americas: Neogen introduces NeoFilm for simple microbial tests

Neogen Corporation has introduced a "clearly better" test system for microbial counts. The new NeoFilm microbial tests require the inoculation of a fabric sample pad and an incubation period. Following incubation, the sample pad is evaluated for bacterial colony growth. NeoFilm tests are available for coliforms, E. coli, yeast and mold, Staphylococcus aureus, and aerobic bacteria. "Our simple NeoFilm tests represent the perfect...

World: RNCO’s study finds global food testing industry to grow

International trade has complicated the food production system and lengthened the food supply chain, resulting to the need for more insight into the safety of raw materials and products being imported and sold, according to RNCOS’ study Global Food Safety Testing Market Analysis. It states that unsafe food, which contains contaminants, may prove harmful to its consumer immediately or after...