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SternMaid starts work on new plant

German ingredients manufacturer SternMaid has started construction of its new production plant.

Tate & Lyle opens oat ingredients facility expansion

UK-based Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has officially opened its expanded capacity at its manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

Playing with particles: German engineering improves ingredient functionality

A German engineering company is deploying ‘pioneering’ fluidised processing techniques to enhance the functionality of active ingredients and to make volatile and sensitive ingredients easier to work with.

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DSM raises prices for vitamin C produced in China

DSM said it is to increase prices for the vitamin C forms it produces in China by a minimum of 10% for non-contracted business.

Special edition: Botanicals

Travel to source may be costly, but important to vet supply chain, expert says

Travel to where you source your ingredients, and make no excuses about the cost and time it takes, one expert said.

Nexira plots 4-year growth era as it returns to family values

After becoming fully family-owned and independent last week, French botanicals and ingredient player Nexira is chasing sales of €150-€160m by 2020 with acquisition, Asian expansion and boosted health and nutrition...

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French ingredients house buys British sauce maker

French firm Solina has strengthened its UK presence with the acquisition of specialty sauce manufacturer New Ivory.

French herbal firm seeks global sports nutrition win

Sporting performance enhancement; endurance; recovery and mind-body harmony are the four platforms of Fytexia’s entry into botanicals-based sports nutrition.

Ethical Naturals Inc. introduce Cranberex from Oregon Cranberry

Ethical Naturals Inc. (ENI) is entering the cranberry extract sector with a standardized cranberry extract derived from dark red cranberries from Oregon.

'The race is on in this industry to take positions for future growth of probiotics.'

Probiotics giant buys world’s best-documented strain

Danish probiotics and enzymes leader Chr Hansen has paid €73m in cash to acquire the Lactobacillus rhamnosus-based LGG suite of probiotic strains from Finnish dairy group, Valio.

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Tate & Lyle increases capacity for added value oat ingredients

Tate & Lyle has upped its manufacturing capacity for added value oat ingredients ten-fold at its Swedish facility.

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Mazza Innovation earns NSF Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration for its clean-label botanical extraction facility

Plant extract company Mazza Innovation Ltd. has achieved NSF Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration for its Delta, British Columbia botanical extraction facility.

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Lonza buys InterHealth Nutraceuticals for up to €267m

Swiss ingredients and pharma giant Lonza has agreed to pay up to $300 million (€267m) for Californian nutrient specialist InterHealth Nutraceuticals.

Genosa enlists Cambridge Commodities to grow UK olive extract market

As Spanish hydroxytyrosol extract producer Genosa appoints Cambridge Commodities as its UK distributor, anecdotal evidence indicates that the interest in olive polyphenol extracts ignited five years ago by EFSA’s positive...

Aker gets highest rating in one fisheries report; challenges conclusions of another

Aker BioMarine has received an endorsement from a fisheries monitor even as the harvest of Antarctic krill was bitterly criticized by a report from an environmental group.

FrieslandCampina profits tumble

The profit of Dutch company Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. decreased by 16.7% over the first half-year of 2016 to €160m ($178m) compared to the same period in 2015.

Botanical NPD surge: Sage extract reminds of Nexira's plans for health sector

French ingredient firm Nexira's launch of a sage extract for memory health is its latest NPD move to diversify from its roots in acacia gum towards a straight split between its food...

Special edition: Algae

Expert says algae's promise still huge despite disappointments in ingredient development

Algae companies have a habit of over promising and under delivering. According to one longtime expert in the field, that’s almost by default, resulting from the organisms’ almost unlimited potential...

Spotlight on Ireland

AnaBio looks to dairy for encapsulation

AnaBio Technologies Ltd. is an Irish company providing encapsulation and commercial contract manufacture for the stabilization of food, pharmaceutical and animal health products.

Sabinsa sues former employee for data theft

Multinational botanicals giant Sabinsa is suing a former employee and the MD of the firm with whom he allegedly shared stolen customer lists, technical and other data.

Lycored plots Cardiomato EU launches with 'education', not claims approach

Lycored will launch its Cardiomato heart health supplement in Scandinavia by the end of 2016, and in Spain and Italy next year, as it plans educational efforts to support its...

Glanbia launches EasyFlav for whey protein as manufacturers compete for best taste

Are US consumers still in a protein frenzy? Nutrition ingredient company Glanbia Nutritionals shares some insight as it announces its latest product offering EasyFlav, marketed as a “flavor optimizer” for...

Seeing is believing: Botanical player launches ‘UV budget’ app

Spanish supplier Monteloeder has launched a mobile application for users of its anti-UV botanical to track the impact on skin health.

BC30 plus protein linked to improved recovery after exercise

Combining protein with Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (GanedenBC30) may improve recovery after excessive exercise and reduce markers of muscle damage, says a study.

Curcumin firm sets sights on European market with expansion and health claim plans

Indian curcumin supplier Arjuna has big plans for the European market, with a Brussels office opened this year, 'mental wellbeing' health claim plans in motion and production capacity increased by 200%.

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