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Asia Pacific: NZ seafood business moves out of legacy IT systems, says Infor

New Zealand seafood company Sealord has selected Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage (F&B) and Infor Supply Chain Planning (SCP) in an initial seven-year, multi-tenant software as a service, SaaS, agreement. The partnership will help the sustainable seafood distributor enhance productivity, improve forecasting, and better measure sustainability across its processes and operations. Infor will be implementing an operational cloud-based platform that provides...

Asia Pacific: India gears up for plastic straw ban in soft drinks

Plastic straw ban will have disruptive, albeit short-term impact on India soft drinks industry, says GlobalData. India is all set to ban the production, import, stocking, distribution, sales, and use of an array of single-use plastic products including straws from 1 July 2022, says Global Data. Against this backdrop, the ban on plastic straws will temporarily disrupt the sales of small...

Europe: Givaudan, Manus Bio launch citrus flavor without citrus ingredient

Givaudan and biomanufacturer Manus Bio launch BioNootkatone, a clean-label citrus flavour using Manus Bio’s BioAssemblyLine Cell Factory engineering platform. The ingredient uses a non-GMO sugar source as the starting material and is made without using any citrus ingredient. It is reportedly the most cost-effective and sustainable natural nootkatone available on the market. With a proprietary biomanufacturing and downstream process, Manus Bio and...

Americas: Fermented mushroom-derived protein found to offer quality plant protein, researchers say

MycoTechnology’s FermentIQ PTP protein powder – produced by mycelial fermentation of a pea and rice protein blend – was found to deliver significantly better amino acid absorption than the unfermented protein blend. This finding was reported in a new scientific study published in the journal Food Science and Technology. This suggests that MycoTechnology’s protein could be as complete and nutritious as...

Europe: Ingredion runs campaign to formulate reduced-sugar products

Ingredion EMEA has launched ‘Taste Sweet Liberation’, a campaign that showcases how its sweeteners and texturisers enable food and beverage formulators to create reduced-sugar products, improve Nutri-Score and align with government health initiatives such as HFSS, all without compromising on taste or texture. The campaign hub invites manufacturers to request a tasting kit to sample reduced-sugar products containing solutions from...

Americas: Consumers driven by health, not “can’t haves” when choosing food, says NPD

US consumers' attitudes and behavior around health and wellness are shifting from diets and "can't haves" into whole-body health and lifestyle changes they feel will be long-lasting, reports The NPD Group. At the start of Covid-19, stress and disorientation drove many consumers to indulge. As the pandemic went on, consumers became more focused on health and wellness, according to NPD's recently...

Asia Pacific: India sees uptake in seasonings, dressings, sauces for home cooking, finds GlobalData

The growing trend towards home-cooked meals amid the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the demand for seasonings and sauces. Subsequently, India’s seasonings, dressings and sauces market is projected to grow from INR217 billion (US$2.9 billion) in 2021 to INR290.6 billion (US$3.4 billion) in 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.0%, says GlobalData. The report finds that the market growth...

Europe: BASF releases adhesives fit for recycling process

BASF unveils adhesives, Acronal RCF 3705 and Acronal RCF 3706, that do not interfere with the recycling of transport boxes, such as paperboard and cardboard boxes with paper labels coated with them. Both adhesives have been certified by “Papiertechnische Stiftung” (PTS) for this property. PTS is a German research and service institute that supports companies in all sectors in the development...

Americas: Givaudan releases citrus by-products for texturizing food

Givaudan partners with US-based Fiberstar to make available the latter’s natural, plant-based texturizing ingredient Citri-Fi for creating plant-based, texture and taste in products. Citri-Fi is a clean label, non-GMO, vegan solution, free of commonly recognized allergens, that improves the texture, taste and stability of a variety of foods ranging from baked goods to meat alternatives. It is derived from soluble and...

Africas: FOGA Gum to digital processes with Chemometric Brain solutions

FOGA Gum enters into an agreement to use Chemometric Brain solutions to digitize quality control, facilitating sample analysis and validating quality, homogeneity and traceability from the incoming raw materials to the outgoing finished product, throughout the entire Arabic gum value chain. Gum Arabic (or gum acacia) is a natural gum derived from the hardened sap of the acacia tree and...