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The Barry Callebaut Group has signed an agreement to acquire Europe Chocolate Company (ECC), a Belgian privately-owned B2B manufacturer of chocolate specialties and decorations. This will expand the Group's value adding specialties capabilities, especially highly customized specialty chocolate and decorations. ECC has been manufacturing specialty chocolate ingredients since 1993. Today, ECC produces a wide range of industrial specialty chocolate and...
Lesaffre has acquired NattoPharma, a Norwegian nutraceutical company specializing in research and marketing of vitamin K2, in order to strengthen its presence in the global human nutrition and health market and confirms its commitment to accelerate its research and development activities. This announcement completes the friendly public offer launched in February to acquire all outstanding shares of NattoPharma, a...
Chr. Hansen launches The Probiotics Institute – an online platform providing educational and scientific content on probiotics and the human microbiome. As the interest in probiotics and the microbiome continues to grow, so does the number of misconceptions about probiotics and their benefits. This initiative sets out to demystify and provide information about probiotics to healthcare professionals and B2B...
Europe: Consumers value sustainable wellbeing, nutrition when buying food and drink, finds Kerry’s study
Kerry's research of 14,000 consumers in 18 countries shows that 49% of consumers are now considering sustainability when buying food and drink and that their understanding of the issue is evolving from environmental and social responsibility to including sustainable wellbeing and sustainable nutrition. This means that typical associations with sustainability such as sustainable packaging and environmental preservation are now...
Kemin Industries has introduced the Kemin Flour Tortilla Guide, a downloadable performance resource with troubleshooting checklist, to help tortilla manufacturers resolve common performance challenges they may encounter during the manufacturing process. In the guide, Kemin Food Technologies – Americas examines 12 of the most common tortilla manufacturing problems and features various solutions to each challenge. Manufacturers can search the guide...
Most Americans indulge in a chocolate-flavored treat every day as they view the treat as a reward, mood lifter, energy booster and the secret to surviving a tough day, according to Cargill's ChocoLogic research. The company fielded a proprietary survey to track chocolate’s appeal on its own, and also when incorporated into bakery, beverages, candy, ice cream, salty snacks and...
Wine grapes are particularly finicky when it comes to their environment. For instance, heatwaves and droughts lead to earlier berry ripening and lackluster wine. And these types of episodes are expected to intensify as Earth’s climate changes. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have tweaked growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to slow down...
Symrise Diana Food introduces a clinical study demonstrating the efficacy of whole fruit cranberry extract high in proanthocyanidins as a natural support for urinary health. It will disclose detailed information on the study findings to the industry via a webinar scheduled for July 7th at 4pm CET (3pm BST, 10am ET) in partnership with Vitafoods Insights. The recently completed clinical...
The dynamics of the confectionery industry are nowhere more apparent than in the jelly sector. There seems to be no limit to colors and shapes, and manufacturers are constantly developing new, colorful creations. Jellies enriched with vitamins and nutritional supplements for children and adults are among the ongoing trends. For producers who want to prevail over competition, this fast-moving...
FrieslandCampina Ingredients has introduced Deminal 90 Organic – a premium demineralised whey ingredient for the organic infant formula market. Manufactured in the Netherlands, the ingredient is a new organic version of the company’s demineralised whey product. As a component of infant milk formula, it enables manufacturers to achieve the ideal casein and whey ratio while also limiting mineral content....