Middle East: Algatechnologies launches antioxidant from microalgae extract

Algatechnologies launches Fucovital, a patented, all-natural 3% fucoxanthin oleoresin produced and extracted from microalgae. Fucovital is reportedly the first fucoxanthin granted New Dietary Ingredient Notification acknowledgement for dietary supplements from the FDA. The ingredient will be launched in the US and Japan, and launches will follow in other regions successively. Clinical trials demonstrate that fucoxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, can have...

Middle East: Alcohol-free spring water that is almost like wine

Israeli startup company Wine Water launches O.Vine, an alcohol-free spring water infusion with the spirit of wine. It brings an intoxicating aroma and refreshing taste to any table. The new line will be launched at the Fancy Food Show in New York, US from June 30 to July 2, 2018. Combining the benefits of healthful extracts wine grape skins and seeds...

Europe: Layn offers sweetening platforms to Europe

Layn Corp introduced its SteviUp and Lovia sweetening platforms, and demonstrated its monk fruit sweetener at the Vitafoods Europe last month. The company is also rolling out the sweetening platforms to Europe from its offices in the region and a logistics center in Savona, Italy. While SteviUp is Layn’s branded, plant-based stevia sweetening platform, Lovia is a blend of stevia and...

Americas: Plant-based proteins gain consumer appeal

There is a 19% growth in cases shipped of plant-based proteins from broad line US foodservice distributors to independent (one to two units) and micro-chain (three to 19 units) restaurant operators in the year ending March 2018 compared to same period year ago, according to The NPD Group. In-home consumption trends are also showing an increase in consumer demand...

Americas: Mangos found to benefit blood pressure in women

Two cups of mangoes a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women, according to a study conducted by the University of California, Davis, US. Researchers found that mango consumption helped relax blood vessels in as little as two hours after intake. Additionally, some of the participants showed favorable changes in the production of breath methane,...

Asia Pacific: Fonterra sells dairy products online

Fonterra partners with Southeast Asian e-commerce company Lazada to offer its dairy products to the latter's online consumers. Products such as Anmum, Fernleaf and Anchor will be made available through Lazada to 560 million consumers in six countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The collaboration includes an agreement for Lazada to be the exclusive distributor of...

Americas: Videojet offers remote laser control for marking systems

Videojet Technologies launches its latest remote laser control solution for its laser marking systems. The Videojet Touch Control Software+ (TCS+) can control most Videojet lasers remotely through either the new Videojet TU430 laser touch controller, or from virtually any browser-based device. With its simple usability features, the highly responsive software offers multiple laser support via a browser-based device, with no...

Asia Pacific: Ingredion releases plating agent to make powders from liquids

Ingredion introduces in Asia Pacific the N-Zorbit 2144 plating agent, a high-capacity carrier that allows manufacturers to economically transform a wide variety of both oil- and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients. The ingredient is a next generation plating agent with a unique, porous structure that increases the surface area exposed to liquids, facilitating absorption. Due to the non-gelatinized...

Americas: JBT releases latest juicer with 65% more output

JBT unveils the next generation of Fresh’n Squeeze Multi Fruit Juicer, that is faster, more attractive and easier to operate than the classic system. Previewed at National Restaurant Show 2018, the juicer offers a 65% increase in juice output over the existing model, as well as a more open and appealing design. Capable of handling up to 33 pieces of...

Asia Pacific: US, Singapore partner on dairy innovation

The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC) at Singapore Polytechnic signed a partnership agreement in May 2018 that furthers US dairy’s commitment to food innovation to meet the needs of Southeast Asian customers and consumers. Valued at US$690 million, Southeast Asia is the second largest market for US dairy exports globally and...