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...

Europe: Givaudan to buy 40.6% of Naturex

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...

Europe: Ingredient that helps one stay fit, young, Kaneka tells FNI

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...

Americas: JBT releases high speed filler

JBT's new High Capacity Unifiller can fill 1,500 containers per minute at an unparalleled accuracy rate. The machine, which can be synchronized with JBT’s 12-head seamer to provide an effective, high-speed canning solution, includes all the best features required for total performance management, such as clear-guarding, enabling easy revision of the machine as it functions, and LED lighting. The system’s...