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Asia Pacific: Shanghai to host ingredients show

Fi Asia-China will be held from July 11 to 13, 2018 alongside ProPak China 2018, Starch Expo 2018 and Expo Food Manufacturing 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China. The combined exhibition space of 80,000 sqm is expected to host more than 35,000 professional visitors. At the show, there will be a smart matchmaking system for business meetings among buyers...

Middle East: Frutarom releases solutions to reduce acrylamides

Frutarom Food Protection Solutions offers its all-natural, high-antioxidant solution for reducing acrylamides in heat-processed foods, decreasing oxidation and extending shelf life. The company conducted tests on fried potatoes and other snacks applying its all-natural Inolens 4 and SyneROX HT, tailor made formulations. Both formulations were found to significantly reduce acrylamide concentration in the food matrices. The level of acrylamide...

Europe: Using blockchain in the food industry

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...

Americas: RBSC enters partnership on yeast research

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...

Europe: Packaging needs to ‘speak’, said DLG

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...

Americas: DuPont Nutrition & Health Introduces cheese culture ranges

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...

Europe: Global Easter chocolate launches up 23% in 2017, report

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,...

Europe: Learning from the mistakes of the Fipronil scandal, ABB

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...

Europe: Method helps bakers assess product quality

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...

Europe: EU approves first infant milk formula ingredient by DuPont, Inbiose

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...