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Described as an ‘open ledger’ for transactions, blockchain gives a secure way to track and transfer assets through supply chains, states Sustainable Foods Summit. It has the potential to transform the often opaque and diffuse supply networks for food products. Blockchain helps mitigate risks of food fraud and safety. It is estimated that one in 10 food products are adulterated or...
Renaissance BioScience Corp. (RBSC) has entered into a partnership with Mitacs for a multi-year, US$1.44 million research and development project. Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, will provide matching funding to the RBSC project to support the development of next-generation, systematic tools and methods for expanding, screening and selecting biodiversity in non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) industrial yeast...
Consumer desire is a fundamental driver for change in the food sector as this has a direct influence on production processes and subsequent packaging, according to Carola K. Herbst from the DLG’s (German Agricultural Society) Food Competence Center. Speaking at Anuga FoodTec 2018, which took place in March 2018 in Cologne in Germany, she said the lifestyle of consumers...
DuPont Nutrition & Health will showcase Choozit Swift 600 and Choozit Ameri-Flex for industrial-sized cheese makers at the International Cheese Technology Exposition from April 17-19 in Milwaukee, US. The Choozit Swift 600 range of starter cultures is for high-volume industrial pizza cheese and pasta filata makers looking to increase productivity with no compromise on quality. The ingredient is mostly resistant to...
There has been a 23% rise in Easter chocolate launches from March 2017 to February 2018, providing a plethora of chocolate choice for Easter egg hunts across the globe, according to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD). The countries leading the way in Easter chocolate innovation include Brazil, which accounted for 11% of global Easter chocolate product launches in 2017,...
In summer 2017, 15 EU states, Switzerland and Hong Kong were affected by the Fipronil contamination scandal. The scandal originated in the Netherlands but had global effects. Around 10 million tainted eggs were imported into Germany, with not only eggs themselves being contaminated, but also egg products such as sandwich fillers. What can food manufacturers learn from this incident pertaining...
Campden BRI’s method 'Use of C-Cell to Measure Cell Structure of Baked Goods' has been accepted as an Approved Method by AACC International (AACCI). The method will help bakers to objectively assess quality. Crumb structure characteristics of bread and other baked products are traditionally measured subjectively, but this new AACCI Approved Method uses the C-Cell digital imaging system to objectively...
DuPont Nutrition & Health and Inbiose NV celebrated regulatory approval of their first human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient for infant formula in the European market. HMOs, complex carbohydrates found in breast milk, are an important breakthrough innovation in infant formula, developing a product with more of the health benefits associated with human milk. There are more than 100 HMOs found in...
Givaudan will acquire 40.6% of the shares of Naturex, a French public listed company, for €135 (US$166.28) per share and a total consideration of €522 million. This agreement is subject to all of the appropriate regulatory approvals. Givaudan intends to launch a mandatory cash tender offer for all remaining outstanding shares of Naturex, at a price of €135 per share. Naturex deals...
Kaneka will present its sports prototypes project, highlighting options for combination products that target the global sports nutrition market at Vitafoods 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland from May 15 to 17. The key ingredient in all of these concepts is ubiquinol. As an essential part of the respiratory chain, the vitaminoid is proven to support endurance and overall performance, and to promote...