Ingredients

Salt shakeup

Salt shakeup

Shake-up for salt use in processed food continues with UK food
agency unveiling a new salt model to investigate the effects of
reducing salt content in different food groups on consumers.

Plant growth

Plant growth

J. Rettenmaier & Söhne (JRS), a global manufacturer of
insoluble dietary fibre, has opened a new production plant for the
manufacture of colloidal systems in Weissenborn near Dresden,
Germany.

Building a bakery empire

Building a bakery empire

UK subsidiary of bakery ingredients giant CSM takes the first steps
on the road to 'sweet treat' growth through the integration of its
latest acquisition, the cookie supplier Readi-Bake.

Regime change

Regime change

CAOBISCO has welcomed the European Commission's recent
communication on reform of the EU sugar regime, as reported in
Confectionery News.

DSM present Twinsweet

DSM present Twinsweet

DSM Food Specialties will be presenting a number of products this
November at FiE when it launches new ingredients claimed to enhance
the bakery, dairy, vegan and confectionery industries.

A sticky situation

A sticky situation

Despite the failure of Cancun, it still seems likely that Europe's
sugar regime will be overhauled. Europe's farm commissioner said
that the continuation of the EU's heavily subsidy sugar industry is
simply unviable.

You say tomato...

You say tomato...

Bringing the EU and US together on an internationally recognised
approach to health claims seems to be a long way off, if ever
achievable.

Dairy FiE finalists

Dairy FiE finalists

Our run up to the Food Ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt
continues with a look at some of the dairy ingredients nominated by
the jury for the most innovative food ingredient award.

Hercules stands strong

Hercules stands strong

After a heated tug of war with the board, the man who last year
took speciality chemicals company ISP private has abandoned efforts
to gain control of US chemicals and food gums company Hercules.

Liquorice under scrutiny

Liquorice under scrutiny

Chemicals in liquorice, used extensively in confectionery, could
have an effect on testosterone levels, according to a new study
presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference this week.

Firm gels for perfect flans

Firm gels for perfect flans

Our glimpse of imminent product launches at the upcoming Food
ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt this November continues
with UK starch business National Starch launching Advanta-Gel, an
instant structurising starch.

The whey forward

The whey forward

As the industry turns to new income sources, dairy companies are
fast turning whey into value-added food ingredients for the food,
dietary supplements and nutraceutical industry, claims a new
report.

Better batter

Better batter

Cerestar Food and Pharma Specialties have developed a bleached
speciality starch range that both companies claim can improve the
adhesion and setting times for a variety of foods.

DSM gets cultured

DSM gets cultured

Ingredients company DSM has linked up with culture specialists CSL
to offer cheese and yoghurt manufacturers 'a single source for both
cultures'.

Starch agreement ironed out

Starch agreement ironed out

National Starch has appointed Biomin to distribute its nutrition
products in Scandinavia. The exclusive agreement includes the
supply of Hi-maize and Novelose, plus forthcoming new product
developments in Denmark, Finland, Norway...

A sweet deal

A sweet deal

UK sweeteners and starch group Tate & Lyle has completed the
sale of its monosodium glutamate (MSG) production unit in France to
Japanese seasonings company Ajinomoto.

Choc of ages

Choc of ages

A German confectioner has made the rather brave claim that it has
developed chocolates capable of countering the ageing process.

Perfectly stable

Perfectly stable

Swiss stabiliser manufacturer Swissgum is set to introduce a number
of innovations at Fi Europe, which takes place from 18 to 20
November 2003 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Dairy innovations

Dairy innovations

Fun, convenience and health are the clear drivers of innovation in
the food industry, as the latest review of new products from
Mintel's Global New Product Database shows.