Asia Pacific: Thailand approves Dupont Danisco’s fermentates to preserve food

The Thai Food and Drug administration has recently granted regulatory approval to MicroGARD 100 and MicroGARD 200 as food protection ingredients by maintaining product quality and reducing premature spoilage of food products. Both fermentates by DuPont Nutrition & Health inhibit gram negative bacteria, and certain yeasts and molds in products such as dairy, culinary and bakery applications. "It is very important...

Asia Pacific: Ingredion opens office to be closer to Vietnamese clients, says VP

Ingredion has opened a sales office to strengthen its brand presence and accessibility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tapping on the growth of the local market, the company plans to establish more comprehensive on-site sales and partnership resources as well as enhancing logistics and operational support facilities. It will also strengthen its Ingredion Idea Labs...

Europe: Bürkert releases flow rate controller

The pneumatic conveying systems for the most varied bulk materials, such as those used in the pharmaceutical and food processing industries or in process engineering, are under constant pressure to become more cost-effective while also offering greater reliability and productivity. To ensure the consistent quality of conveyance and of the conveyed material as well as maximum system efficiency, it is...

Asia Pacific: Reduce acrylamide with a non-GMO solution, says Kerry

Kerry has launched Acryleast, a new fully non-GMO solution for acrylamide reduction in partnership with Renaissance BioScience. The clean-label, non-GMO yeast, which is rich in asparaginase enzyme, can reportedly reduce acrylamide levels by up to 90% in food and beverage products, including biscuits, crackers, French fries, potato crisps, coffee and infant food.

Asia Pacific: Chinaplas 2019 exhibit highlights

Chinaplas 2019 will be held from May 21 to 24 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou. Here are some exhibit highlights. The HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press features a color printing speed up to 42 m/min and a maximum web width of 76 cm. The press can...

Asia Pacific: Givaudan opens Zero Liquid Discharge factory in India

Givaudan has opened a flavors manufacturing facility in Pune, India worth CHF60 million (US$60.02 million).   Designed to deliver flavor and taste solutions, the new 40,000 sqm facility will enable Givaudan to meet growing demand from customers in the food and beverage and health care segments. The new facility will complement the company’s existing plant in Daman, strengthening its capabilities in...

Asia Pacific: tna releases VVFS system since acquisition

Tna launches a new vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) system with full washdown functionality. Featuring a hygienic design, the tna arctic 3 can run efficiently and reliably in hostile wet and cold processing environments, whilst maintaining the highest levels of sanitation and flexibility. The announcement comes as the company confirms it acquired Sabalpack, an Italian manufacturer of all stainless steel VFFS technology for...

Asia Pacific: Chr Hansen launches brilliant red food coloring from sweet potatoes

Chr. Hansen launches a plant-based, brilliant red as a natural alternative to carmine and synthetic colors. It uses a new vegetable variety – the Hansen sweet potato Ipomoea batatas – grown from traditional breeding methods to create the color. “We call it the Hansen sweet potato. Over 10 years ago, we discovered a promising pigment in a root vegetable’s tuber, but...

Americas: Corbion’s mold inhibitor for baked goods wins award

The American Society of Baking (ASB) has recognized Corbion's clean-label solution for inhibiting mold in bakery products. The Verdad MP 100 won the ASB Innovation Award in the Health, Wellness and Nutrition category. The award will be presented at BakingTech 2019, which will be held February 24-26 at the Hilton Chicago, US. Labeled as...

Europe: Investing in the baby food market, DMK walks the talk

DMK Group has converted the former DMK dairy plant in Strückhausen in Wesermarsch, Germany, into a baby food production facility. When the plant is fully commissioned, up to 40 million kg of GM-free milk per year will be able to be processed to produce baby milk formula for the German and international markets. The...