The fall-out from the melamine crisis in China is prompting manufacturers to be super careful about sourcing safe ingredients, say industry sources – not just dairy and not just those coming from China.
Soy milk has been Western Europe's fastest growing 'dairy' sector
over the last six years, presenting new challenges to dairy firms
via consumer health trends and new fears over lactose intolerance,
reports Chris Mercer.
Growing consumer awareness of the health benefits of soya
consumption is reinvigorating sales of soy drinks in south-east
Asia, according to a new report from OrganicMonitor. And while the
category is dominated by Asian manufacturers,...
The recent escalation of raw material, manufacturing, energy and
packaging costs will result in an increase in price for soy protein
ingredients, says the Solae company, as soybean prices hit 15 year
highs and the firm passes rises...
Competition in the European non-dairy sector stepped up last month
when the American organic and natural foods giant Hain Celestial
acquired the German soya-based desserts firm Natumi. A move set to
challenge the dominant player -...
Chinese soy protein producer American Oriental Bioengineering said
last week that will achieve record profits from sales of its
beverage and soybean protein peptides this year and is on the look
out for potential acquisitions.
Belgian soyfoods maker Alpro is set to launch a major marketing
campaign in the UK in an attempt to attract new customers, without
food intolerances, to its products. But Datamonitor analysts
highlight some key problems with this...
A study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine
shows that manganese, a mineral found in high levels in soy milk,
appears to be linked to behavioural problems in infants, confirming
previous concerns that soy infant...