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TIC Gums introduces new yogurt application

TIC Gums has developed Dairyblend YG OG 6, an organic, non-GMO hydrocolloid system for use in indulgent yogurt applications.

Roquette on pea protein: ‘In five years’ time the off-taste issue will be completely resolved.’

French player Roquette is a decade into protein – and its commitment is building having just announced a major pea-focused investment in North America. At Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) the...

From farm to fork: How much do you know about where Europe's food comes from?

Eurostat, the official statistics bureau of the European Union, has published data report on Europe's farms, fisheries and food supply. How much do you know about where your food comes from?...

GOED challenged by French omega-3 supplier

French marine and algae-sourced omega-3 specialist Polaris has called on marquee trade group the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) to up its presence in Europe.

Azelis eyes African middle class with Ivory Coast investment

Ingredients specialist Azelis has set its sights on Africa’s growing middle class with a new import and distribution office in the Ivory Coast.

BASF opens 'Newtrition Lab' in Singapore to boost regional R&D capabilities

BASF’s Nutrition & Health Division has opened a new technical application lab in Singapore to provide analytical services and product development support to customers across the region.

Raisio chief resigns: ‘Time for new adventures’ after 36 quarters of continuous growth

Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional...

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Asian VC invests €33m in Indian botanicals specialist; acquisitions targeted

Indian-based but global-facing herbals player OmniActive Health Technologies has won a $35 million (€33m) investment from venture capitalist Everstone Group, as it pursues expansion and acquisition targets.

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Roquette ready for major investment in North American pea protein

Roquette is investing in pea protein in Canada next year, as the French firm ups its game in the protein space. 

ICL introducing protein-enriched yogurt system

ICL Food Specialties is introducing a new solution for protein-enriched yogurt.

How the fall of the Soviet Union changed the face of Antarctica's krill fishing

Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth. But while it may be isolated, it is far from insulated and use of its resources like krill has mirrored global political flares from...

Dispatches from HiE 2016 in Frankfurt

Beneo ups research spend despite tough EU claims environment

The EU claims environment is tough, but Beneo is not giving up on its research roots.

Consumers willing to pay 75% more for known ingredients: Survey

Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.

‘We want to enable countries to look after their own children’

UNICEF goes local with RUTF products in war against malnutrition

Gone are the days when the supply of humanitarian nutrition products relied on just a handful of western companies. UNICEF is pushing its supply of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)...

SternLife serves up high-protein breakfast ideas for food manufacturers

The German functional food specialist has launched a range of protein-fortified products to put onto the breakfast table.

BioGaia expands in Japan with new probiotics deals

Swedish probiotics supplier BioGaia has signed two major deals in Japan with Nippon Kabaya Ohayo Holdings Inc. 

Lonza confirms interest in Capsugel takeover

Lonza has confirmed it is interested in buying Capsugel. 

Kemin & OmniActive resolve legal differences, begin to form Lutein and Zeaxanthin Trade Organization

OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd. and Kemin Industries, Inc. have settled their legal disputes and will cross license ‘use patents’ on lutein, zeaxanthin and their isomers.

Dispatches from HiE 2016 in Frankfurt

Is the term omega-3 specific enough?

The term omega-3 doesn’t really mean anything, says chief scientist for supplier Aker Biomarine. 

New supplier set to make waves on the bio-marine scene

Start-up Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland (BII) hopes to become a major new supplier of lipids, protein and calcium powders following an initial €15m investment in its plant.

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Chr. Hansen names new executive vice president and chief science officer

Thomas Schäfer, current vice president at Novozymes, has been appointed chief science officer and executive vice president at Danish firm Chr. Hansen.

China infant formula uncertainty claims another victim: Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson deal scrapped

Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson Nutrition have scrapped an agreement signed in March to supply infant formula to Asia.

Chinese astaxanthin wins EU novel foods approval

Competition is hotting up in the astaxanthin space, as Novel Food authorisation for BGG’s AstaZine line of natural astaxanthin ingredients marks the entry of a new player into the European...

Where there’s a will…iced coffee concept makes whey protein cool

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed an on-trend whey protein iced coffee concept that it is confident will be “on the market and available to consumers very soon”, but can it dispel...

The photo-fermented combination: Allmicroalgae scales-up microalgae production

Portuguese supplier Allmicroalgae has taken calls to scale up production of microalgae to heart, with a project to combine big-volume fermentation with high-value photosynthesis methods now in swing.