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Can seaweed become the ultimate salt replacer – and why hasn't it yet?

Seaweed is well-researched, sustainable and effective, according to an expert. So what is stopping it from really taking off as a salt replacer?

Can chlorella crunch into food? Allma launches microalgae crispy snacks

Portuguese microalgae supplier Allma has debuted cereal-based chlorella pieces as it drives the ingredient beyond food supplement aisles.

Special Edition: Tasty Fat Replacement

Fat reduction no piece of cake in bakery, say Cargill, DuPont and Palsgaard

Bakery is the most challenging sector for fat replacement because of its processing complexity, say three global ingredient majors.

Fat reduction: The future, the market, the consumer…

Reduced-fat remains high on the agenda for manufacturers, but what options are out there and what do consumers really want?

Special Edition: Tasty Fat Replacement

Next-generation emulsions the future for fat reduction, claim experts

Developments in oil-based emulsions could tackle flavor and texture problems associated with fat reduction in baked goods and snacks, say experts.

Special Edition: Tasty Fat Replacement

Reduced-fat must engage senses far beyond taste

Manufacturers need to consider texture, sound and visuals when developing reduced-fat products because consumer expectations stretch far beyond taste, says Datamonitor Consumer.

What does ‘may contain’ mean? Half of labelled products are allergen-free

Just under half of products labelled with a ‘may contain’ allergen warning contain no trace of the allergen, according to the results of a UK survey.

Guiding Stars: How can consumers cut down on added sugar if it’s not listed on food labels?

Given that the Dietary Guidelines urge Americans to reduce calorie intakes from added sugar, helping them identify foods that actually contain it by listing it on the Nutrition Facts panel...

Euromonitor: India snacks hold explosive growth promise for ingredients

 Ingredients suppliers should target India’s sweet and savory snacks sector because it’s untapped and brimming with potential, says Euromonitor International.

Kamut for the masses!

When the nation’s largest cereal manufacturers and mass merchants say they want to use your ancient wheat as a primary ingredient in a granola line as part of a “better...

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Bay State Milling touts flax and chia for clean label gluten-free

Flax and chia in seed and gel form can be used in muffins, cleaning up labels and adding nutritional punch, says Bay State Milling.

Around a third of consumers want high-fiber white bread, finds Sensus

UK consumers are interested in healthier baked goods high in fiber but low in sugar and calories, particularly high-fiber white bread, according to a survey.

Truffles: Can and should they become a mainstream ingredient for everyday products?

Truffles can be brought to a wider population without sacrificing their exclusive appeal, though price remains a factor, according to one supplier of truffles for crisps. 

With vegetarian forms at a 'crossroads,' A&B Ingredients launches new Pisane pea protein for baking applications

A&B Ingredients has introduced a new pea protein isolate to the US market to meet the demands for vegetarian forms with greater functionality, the company said. The new variety, called...

Fermentation focus for €15m Puratos innovation center

Research and development into fermentation for flavors and texture will be just one of the focuses at Puratos’ €15m ($19.2m) global innovation hub, its R&D director says.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Sprouted grains not just about nutrition and taste, says Ardent Mills

Sprouted grains are known for nutritional punch and bold taste, but the sprouting process can also improve overall baking quality, says Ardent Mills.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Gluten-free NPD knowledge needs to catch up, says Ingredion

Knowledge on gluten-free product development must improve because the bar on quality is higher than ever, says a technical specialist at Ingredion.

News in brief

Synergy Flavours to merge and expand UK operations

Synergy Flavours has said it will expand its UK headquarters in High Wycombe and relocate manufacturing from Corby, Northamptonshire to the expanded site.

Protein for breakfast cereals, French fries, and the aging population: Arla Food Ingredients talks key targets for fortification

The impressive growth with all things protein will continue, with clear beverages, breakfast cereal, and maybe even protein in French fries offering opportunities for suppliers and manufacturers alike.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Kellogg: Acrylamide reduction is a heavily patented world

Bakery and snack makers looking to mitigate acrylamide have many options, but they’ll have to navigate through a heavily patented world of ideas, says a fellow at Kellogg Company.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Cottonseed: The next big GMO-free protein for snacks?

The by-product from non-genetically modified, food grade cottonseed packs high levels of protein into extruded snacks, says a professor from New Mexico State University.

Special edition: Snacking Trends

WOATS founder says he's taking oats into new snacking category

The founder of a company marketing a product called WOATS Oatsnack says he has a found a new niche for oats in the healthy indulgent snacks category.

News in brief

GanedenBC30 granted approval in four Asian markets

Four Asian markets have now approved Ganeden Biotech’s GanedenBC30 for use as an ingredient in food and beverage fortification. 

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Actions urged to combat widespread European vitamin D deficiencies

Greater vitamin D fortification of foods and supplementation can help tackle vitamin D deficiencies that remain prevalent across Europe – with Finland a good example of the success of such...

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BASF hikes vitamin B2 price 20%

BASF tells us its 20% vitamin B2 (riboflavin) price hike is due to “rising demand” across human and animal nutrition, but gave no further data on the significant jump.

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