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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.

Fair Trade USA: Sustainable sugar should be a priority for bakers

Sourcing certified sugar is not top of mind for US bakers but it should be, says Fair Trade USA.

Fuchs North America to launch 10 ethnic snack seasonings

Fuchs North America will launch a line of snack seasonings that draw inspiration from Asia, South America and the Mediterranean region to differentiate amid the ethnic flavor boom.

Indian start-up targets global snacks with high protein, price stable quinoa

Snack makers should consider sourcing quinoa from India where the exotica strain is sweeter, higher in protein and sells at a stable, lower price, says the managing director of Ashtral...

Europain 2014

Philibert Savours CEO: Organic cuts my world in two

Philibert Savours CEO said a new organic variety in the firm’s Campasine bread mix line may offer value-added possibilities and be closer to his own ethos, but the firm must provide something...

Non-GMO factor gives Omega-9 canola a boost in battle of next generation healthy oils

Production of omega-9 canola oils from Dow AgroSciences' patented Nexera seeds has surged 250% since 2011 as food manufacturers  continue to seek healthier alternatives to oils high in trans- and...

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Salt of the Earth: Sea salt blend can slash sodium by 66%

Israel-based ingredients firm Salt of the Earth claims the sodium content in baked goods and cereals can be reduced by as much as 66% using its sea salt blend.

Campden BRI: Alginate gel-in-oil emulsions can slash fat in bakery by 50%

Alginate gel-in-oil emulsions can be used to half the fat content of cakes and biscuits, according to research from Campden BRI.

Bakels bakery center opens to aid new product growth

Bakery ingredients business, Bakels, has opened a new center for product development, offering a ‘bridge’ between bakers, confectioners and retail channels to shorten the development cycle.

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