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Zeelandia CEO: Turkey's ‘inspiring’ economy prime for bakery NPD

The Zeelandia Group will invest several million euros into modernizing production in Turkey – an ‘inspiring’ economy brimming with new product development opportunities in bread and pastry, its CEO says.

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Sensient Natural spices up portfolio

Sensient Natural Ingredients has developed a line of ‘on-trend’ chili blends that enable food and beverage makers to align innovation with demand.

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Mango metabolic promise: Vital Solutions wants to advance human trials

Vital Solutions Swiss will publish in vitro research that shows its mango powder Careless mimics caloric restriction but the company is keen to invest in human trials, its CEO says....

Health properties of cinnamon drive demand

Increasing interest in cinnamon’s health properties has led to its use in more foods, but heavy rainfall in producer countries has affected supply, a leading ingredients company has warned.

Sustainability woes: Ingredients firms aren’t doing enough, claims expert

Ingredients suppliers are uniquely placed in the supply chain to up their game in sustainable sourcing and must push the agenda further, says a market analyst from Invenire.

SPECIAL EDITION: CLOSING THE FIBER GAP

Fiber and beyond: Technical promise outshines nutritional value

Fortifying cereal-based products with fiber is less about nutrition and more about technical, formulation functions that align with mega-trends like sugar reduction and gluten-free, claim suppliers.

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Ingredia: Chia oil to boil bigger storm in Europe thanks to claims

Europe's rubber stamp on Ingredia’s Benexia chia oil, expected in June, will heat up appeal even more, claims its global director.

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Brown algae: The future of fat-busting salt replacement?

Norwegian brown algae is an attractive natural salt replacer for bakery because of its fat-busting punch, says developer Valagro.

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Nanotech is the future for bakery fortification: RNI Conseil

Nanotechnology to deliver nutrients or flavors into bakery remains nascent, but that will change over the next decade, says RNI Conseil’s scientific and regulatory affairs senior consultant.

Crisis in Ukraine forces up world wheat prices

Political instability in the Ukraine has reinforced the UK’s need to increase its own food security and production, National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has warned.

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Japan finally gives green light to sales of sunflower lecithin

Cargill has obtained approval for the use of sunflower lecithin in Japan, which until now had been the only country in the world where the additive had not previously been...

ADM trumpets soy's protein power in snacks

Snack bar and cereal manufacturers can achieve tailor made texture, flavor, protein and fiber levels, according to ADM.

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ABF unveils new director with financial results

Associated British Foods (ABF) has appointed Ruth Cairnie as its new non-executive director, with effect from May 1 2014.

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Corbion Purac unveils expanded research facility in Kansas

Natural preservatives expert Corbion Purac has significantly expanded its research facility in Lenexa, Kansas.

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Andean Grain Products seeks EU novel food approval for chia seeds

Andean Grain Products has requested an opinion from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) on novel foods equivalence for its chia seeds.

General Mills slashes trans and sat fats in dough

General Mills has filed a patent to lower the trans fatty acid and saturated fat content in dough shortenings using a blend of non-tropical oils and hard stock fat.

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AAK to acquire Belgian bakery fats specialist

AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) will acquire Belgium bakery fats specialist CSM Benelux to drive strength in its bakery supplies business, its European president says.

Breakfast cereal ingredients will hit $755.4m by 2019

Increasing demand for healthy, ready-to-eat breakfast options, particularly across Asia Pacific, will fuel growth in breakfast cereal ingredients over the next five years, according to MarketsandMarkets.

Fruit ingredients shows super European growth

Food manufacturers have pampered to health-conscious Europeans with a raft of new fruit-based product launches in 2013, with overall fruit ingredient launches up 22% over the preceding year, according to...

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Ingredion appoints new Apac general manager

Jorgen Kokke has been appointed to the role of regional vice-president and general manager of Ingredion in Asia-Pacific. 

Elite Spice: Roasted spices and citrus are innovation areas

Spices will continue to prove popular in 2014 but innovation will be seen in roasting or smoking spices and incorporating citrus into flavor mixes, says the senior vice president of...

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Balchem expands specialized ingredients empire with $567m deal to acquire SensoryEffects

Microencapsulation expert Balchem Corporation has unveiled plans to acquire spray-dried ingredients specialist SensoryEffects (Performance Chemicals & Ingredients Company) in a $567m mega-deal it claims will create “one of the most comprehensive food...

Live updates from Food Vision in Cannes

The key quotes: #FoodVision in tweets

Global food and drink industry leaders at the Food Vision event in Cannes are aiming to tackle the big issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry...

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Suntava secures Non-GMO Project certification for its antioxidant-packed purple corn

Suntava - the Minnesota-based firm promoting anthocyanin-packed purple-corn ingredients - has gone through the Non-GMO Project verification process to reassure customers and consumers that the corn from which they are...

Oilseeds International: Non-GMO and ‘canola factor’ drive sunflower oils

The sunflower oil market will saturate in the next five years, fueled by the step away from GMO oils and canola, says Oilseeds International.

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