Ingredients

The Portuguese government is proposing a new salt tax next year, on top of its sugar and alcohol taxes. Pic: ©GettyImages/SeanPavonePhoto

Portugal plans tax attack on salty snacks in 2018

By Gill Hyslop

Portugal’s State Budget proposal for 2018 proposes a new tax on foods that have a high salt content – including potato chips, cereals and crackers – in an effort to curb the nation’s unhealthy consumption patterns.

BakeMark has added Best Brand's extensive portfolio of bakery ingredients to its own basket of speciality products. Pic: BakeMark

BakeMark acquires Best Brands

By Gill Hyslop

US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

IAG has launched NuBana N200 banana flour that contains a high level of health-beneficial resistant starch. Pic: IAG

Gluten-free green banana flour high in RS2 could cut down waste

By Gill Hyslop

US ingredient technology company, International Agriculture Group (IAG), has launched a clean label green banana flour that contains a high level of resistant starch to capitalize on the growing demand for the dietary fiber and perhaps cut down on banana...