Ingredients

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SPINS: Which sweeteners are resonating with consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While consumers may be searching for ways to reduce their sugar intake, products that provide a sense of sweetness are still in high-demand, positioning certain natural sweeteners for continued success, says SPINS.

Quantum produces fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). Pic: Getty Images/ddukang

Tate & Lyle to acquire Chinese dietary fiber business

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle PLC has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Hi-Tech (Guangdong) Biological Co., Ltd (Quantum), a prebiotic dietary fiber business in China from ChemPartner Pharmatech Co., Ltd (ChemPartner) for a total consideration of $237m.

Phytolon and Ginkgo are partnering with the goal of maximizing production of purple and yellow betalain-producing strains. Pic: Getty Images/hdere

Phytolon and Ginkgo Bioworks collaborate on food colors

By Jim Cornall

Phytolon, a growing startup company making natural food colorants, has announced a partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks, a horizontal platform for cell programming, to produce vibrant cultured food colors via fermentation of yeast.

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EverGrain attains Upcycled certification

By Gill Hyslop

The US impact driven ingredient company has received the Upcycled Food Association’s (UFA) certification for its entire portfolio of upcycled barley ingredients.

Kerry has acquired c-LEcta and Enmex. Pic: Getty Images/Zhanna Hapanovich

Kerry makes two biotechnology acquisitions

By Jim Cornall

Kerry has announced it has made two biotechnology acquisitions it said will expand its expertise, technology portfolio and manufacturing capabilities.

The company said it sees considerable growth potential in its methane-inhibiting livestock feed additive Bovaer.

DSM announces 2021 results

By Jim Cornall

DSM has published its full year results, which show group sales up 14% and adjusted EBITDA rising by 18%.

Tagatose can be used in a variety of applications including dairy beverages, ice cream, and yogurt. Pic: Getty Images/vavlt

Approvals for low-cost low-cal tagatose sweetener

By Jim Cornall

Virginia-based Bonumose, Inc. said it has achieved regulatory and food application milestones in the US and Canada for the low-glycemic, rare sugar tagatose, as the company progresses on time and on schedule for the opening of its first commercial production...

Giraffe Foods is a Canadian-headquartered producer of customized sauces, dips, dressings, syrups and beverage concentrates. Pic: Symrise

Symrise acquires Giraffe Foods

By Jim Cornall

Symrise AG has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Giraffe Foods Inc., a Canadian-headquartered producer of customized sauces, dips, dressings, syrups and beverage concentrates for B2B customers, in the home meal replacement, food service...

The upgraded site aims to encourage more face-to-face customer interactions and meetings. Pic: Glanbia

Glanbia Nutritionals investing in Irish R&D facility

By Jim Cornall

Global ingredient and service solution company Glanbia Nutritionals is investing €1.4m ($1.6m) to upgrade its Research and Development facility in Kilkenny, Ireland, and is expecting to open its doors for operation in Q3 of 2022.

Symrise said the new facility will support future dairy and beverage developments as well as UK bakery manufacturers. Pic: Symrise

Symrise opens UK innovation lab

By Jim Cornall

German supplier of fragrances, flavors, food, nutrition and cosmetic ingredients, Symrise, has opened an innovation lab co-located at Colworth Science Park in the UK.

Harvesting chicory root / Pic: BENEO

BENEO’s multi-million investment in chicory root fibre

By Katy Askew

Functional ingredient manufacturer BENEO has unveiled a multi-million euro investment programme to increase production capacity for chicory root fibre, an ingredient it insists will play a ‘central role’ in future nutrition.

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ADM to acquire Deerland

By Hank Schultz

Global food ingredients giant ADM announced today it will acquire Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, significantly expanding its capacity in microbiome-targeted ingredients.

Brazzein is 500-2,000 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar). Picture credit: GettyImages-CherriesJD

Sweegen to launch high intensity sweetener brazzein in 2022

By Elaine Watson

Sweegen will expand its high-intensity sweeteners portfolio early next year with the addition of brazzein, an ultra-sweet tasting protein found in small quantities in the fruit of a West African plant called oubli, that can be produced on a commercial...

The BfR conducted a nationwide survey to investigate consumer perceptions of food additives. GettyImages/Lukatme

What do consumers think about food additives? Survey

By Flora Southey

Results of a new survey in Germany suggest many consumers are concerned about possible health effects associated with food additives, while at the same time expressing a lack of knowledge about such ingredients.

Beneo supporting biodiversity / Pic: GettyImages-Mintr

Beneo talks small changes that add up to big environmental impact

By Katy Askew

Natural ingredient supplier Beneo is transforming a settling pond into a wildlife haven in partnership with environmental organisations Natagora and Natagriwal. This is just one example of how ‘small changes… eventually add up to significant environmental...

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