Asia Pacific: B2B platform Trustana signs five ‘mala’ Chinese suppliers

Trustana, a Singapore-based B2B platform of verifiable food traders, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today with five leading food suppliers from Chongqing, under the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Agriculture Export Enablement Project created by the office of the Singapore-Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI). The partnership aims to provide food and beverage companies in China and Singapore with better access to import and export...

Americas: Kemin Industries offers ingredients library online

Kemin Industries has released an ingredient library on its website to help customers identify ideal color, freshness and safety solutions for meat and poultry, baked goods, snacks and fats and oils. The ingredient library showcases the Kemin ingredient solutions, including: - Acerola: label-friendly, multi-purpose ingredient that can be used as a cure accelerator in alternatively cured meats and color protection...

Europe: Novozymes OneHealth, Matas to make and retail dietary supplement products

Novozymes OneHealth and Matas (Denmark's largest retail group within beauty, wellness and health) will produce a number of dietary supplement products. These are unique health products with a documented effect, and the first product will be launched and sold on matas.dk and in Matas' 262 physical stores during the summer of 2021. For Matas, the goal of the partnership is...

Europe: Chr Hansen launches next generation of FreshQ cultures

After a decade, Chr Hansen is launching the next generation of FreshQ cultures, specifically developed to unlock the benefits of bioprotection for producers who may experience challenged cold chains, long fermentation, and in-process holding times. The special food cultures can be applied to a broad range of fermented dairy products, such as yogurt, white cheese and tvorog. This new generation...

Americas: Ingredion to distribute Amyris’ sweetener, buys stake in company

Synthetic biotechnology company active in the clean health and beauty markets, Amyris, has signed an agreement with Ingredion Incorporated, for the exclusive licensing of Amyris’s zero-calorie, nature-based, fermented Reb M sweetener. In addition, the agreement includes an Ingredion minority ownership stake in the Amyris Brazilian manufacturing facility that is currently under construction. Ingredion, via its PureCircle subsidiary, will become the...

Americas: Researchers found ways to create value-added products from leftover beer grain

Home brewing enthusiasts and major manufacturers alike experience the same result of the beer-making process: mounds of leftover grain. Once all the flavor has been extracted from barley and other grains, what’s left is a protein- and fiber-rich powder that is typically used in cattle feed or put in landfills. Today, scientists report a new way to extract the...

Americas: USFDA rolls out plan to protect babies and young children from toxins in food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has released a new action plan, Closer to Zero, that is aimed at reducing exposure to toxic elements in foods commonly eaten by babies and young children to the lowest possible levels. Although the FDA’s testing shows that children are not at an immediate health risk from exposure to toxic elements...

Americas: Kemin buys clean label company

Kemin Industries has acquired Proteus Industries, a privately owned food technology and ingredient company founded in 2001 that created, developed, and patented novel clean label protein ingredients and applications to improve yield, nutrition, and quality in a variety of meat and poultry and protein-based applications. Kemin will rebrand the ingredient technology as Proteus for US commercial food processors improve...

Americas: Curcugen curcumin formulation found beneficial after intense workout

Results of clinical research published in the Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo, December 2020, confirmed Curcugen’s positive anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and analgesic capacity on subjects engaging in acute exercise. In this double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, led by Neil Schwarz, PhD, 24 participants were randomized to either a daily dose of 500 mg...

Asia Pacific: Barry Callebaut joins social enterprise cause in Singapore

The Barry Callebaut Group joins organic chocolate manufacturer and social enterprise, Wildness, and Deloitte Singapore to contribute to the communities and lead sustainability efforts in the chocolate industry. Deloitte aims to use its global reach to enable more individuals and communities to access education, skills development and opportunities through its WorldClass initiative, by preparing 50 million people for the...