Ingredients

Coke launches lime variant

Coke launches lime variant

The last few years have seen a quickening in the pace of new
product launches by the world's top two soft drinks companies, with
new flavour or formula variants of the traditional Coca-Cola and
Pepsi brands leading the way.

Ebro in malt venture

Ebro in malt venture

Azucarera Ebro, the Spanish food group, and its compatriot
Intermalta, a malt producer, have created a new company called
Maltacarrion which will specialise in the production of malt for
the brewing industry.

An aluminium alternative

An aluminium alternative

ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe has developed two new metallyte
films that provide an ultra-high-barrier alternative to aluminium.
According to the company, a major advantage of these films,
compared to metallised polyester or aluminium...

Sweet opportunity

Sweet opportunity

Food giant Cargill has opened a plant to manufacture erythritol, a
sweetener that is claimed to taste like sugar but contain no
calories. The group believes there is real potential in the
product, and has already signed an agreement...

Grain trader gets EBRD boost

Grain trader gets EBRD boost

Yu-Point, the largest grain trading company in Serbia and
Montenegro, is about to expand further with the help of a €12
million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development and Fortis Bank, a leading Dutch-Belgian...

New markets for Nutrinova

New markets for Nutrinova

Sales of the high intensity sweetener acesulfame K look set to rise
for ingredients firm Nutrinova with the company confirming this
week that the FDA has approved its non-carbohydrate sweetener
Sunett as a general purpose sweetener...

DSM expands in Latin America

DSM expands in Latin America

In a bid to reinforce customer relations in Latin America, the
dairy ingredients business unit of DSM Food Specialties' has
expanded its presence in Latin America with the opening of a new
sales and customer services office in...

To bake, or not to bake?

To bake, or not to bake?

Whatever their stance on the debate over genetically modified
crops, bakers are now having to decide on whether to stick to
conventional wheats or the genetically engineered product- albeit
with greater social, political and economic...

Flavoursome fibres

Flavoursome fibres

The healthy components of fibres such as oats and rye can also
enhance their flavour if the correct processing techniques are
used, claims new Finnish research.

Cream of the crop

Cream of the crop

BakeMark International is making available a new complete range of
cream alternatives aimed at the burgeoning bakery and food service
industries. The company is confident that the products are of such
quality that they could be used...

Protein packing

Protein packing

Whey proteins remaining after cheese-making are now being added as
a key ingredient to new nutritious snack foods in a new process
devised by the Agricultural Research Service.

Bunge sheds baking business

Bunge sheds baking business

Hot on the heels of weak third quarter results, US agri-giant Bunge
said on Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell
its bakery business to US company Dawn Food Products for $76
million in a bid to focus on the core...