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Nestle Cites Coffee, Infant Nutrition & Bottled Water As Growth Priorities

28 Jun 2017 --- As Nestlé continues to review its strategy, respond to shifts in appetites and explore the sale of its US confectionery business, the pressure to change is heating up for the Swiss Group. And now it has outlined a “future value creation model” which includes its strategic growth priorities and supporting capital structure.  

Maxwell House Targets Customized Coffee Experiences

28 Jun 2017 --- Maxwell House has launched MAX by Maxwell House, a brand of coffee featuring MAX Boost, a first-of-its-kind product that lets you customize your daily cup of coffee with the exact amount of caffeine necessary. 

New Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy Hits Sweet Spot in Milan

28 Jun 2017 --- Barry Callebaut opens its 20th chocolate Academy center in Milan led by winner of 2013’s World Chocolate Masters Davide Comaschi.

MGP Reaches Agreement to Sell Stake in ICP Joint Venture

28 Jun 2017 --- MGP Ingredients, Inc. have announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with an affiliate of SEACOR Holdings, Inc. and Pacific Ethanol Central, LLC that would result in a sale of its thirty percent equity ownership interest in Illinois Corn Processing, LLC (“ICP”) to Pacific Ethanol. 

 

Bright Yellow Breakthrough for Roha

27 Jun 2017 --- Food scientists at Roha have found another breakthrough to tackle the twin challenges of curcumin. The company has launched Natracol Bright Yellow - a water-dispersible curcumin liquid that imparts an intense bright yellow shade in confectionery applications.

PureCircle Launch First-Ever Commercially Viable Stevia Antioxidant Product

27 Jun 2017 --- PureCircle claims it has developed the first commercially viable stevia antioxidant product which can provide food and beverage companies new access to health and wellness ingredients for their consumers. 

DuPont to Offer Three Newly Approved Food Enzymes in Japan

27 Jun 2017 --- In June, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare granted DuPont approval for three bakery enzymes to be used as processing aids in Japan. With this recent new approval, bakers and flour millers can now include POWERFresh and POWERSoft range of enzymes to maintain superior fresh-eating quality, improve softness and moistness in their bakery applications. 

Kemin Expands Shelf Life Extension Portfolio

27 Jun 2017 --- Kemin Industries Food Technologies, specialists in helping manufacturers keep food and beverage products “fresher, safer, longer”, has recently carried out a study which shows how consumers make purchase decisions based on specific health factors or claims they equate with levels of sodium, sugar, and fat content.

Buhler Builds First Industrial-Scale Insect Processing Plant in Europe

27 Jun 2017 --- Bühler Insect Technology will build its first industrial plant to process black solider flies for animal nutrition together with its partner Protix in the Netherlands.

IFF Launches Tastepoint to Accelerate Growth in North America

27 Jun 2017 --- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. have launched Tastepoint by IFF – a new company designed to service the dynamic middle-market customer in North America. Tastepoint by IFF represents the merger of David Michael & Co. and Ottens Flavors, two esteemed companies with long histories in the industry and reputations for outstanding service and products.

Schutz Opens New Factory in Poland

27 Jun 2017 --- On 22 June, the new Schütz Polska Sp. z o.o. factory was officially opened and the inauguration was duly celebrated with a large event. At the beginning of December 2016, production of Schütz Ecobulks commenced at the 23,000-square-meter site in Zory, which is around 35 kilometers south of Katowice. An IBC reconditioning line was installed in May 2017. 

Key Interview: EFFA President Says, “Flavor is Not Only Taste But a Comprehensive Experience”

26 Jun 2017 --- Last week, on 20 June, Brussels became the “Capital of Flavor.” Brussels Flavor Day was organized by EFFA (the European Flavor Association), together with AROMA (the Belgian Flavor Association) and IOFI (the International Organization of the Flavor Industry). The event was a great success with more than 100 participants. FoodIngredientsFirst caught up with Jean Robello, President of EFFA, who opened the event. 

Fourth 2017 Acquisition for Frutarom: Company Expand into Brazilian Dessert Market

26 Jun 2017 --- Frutarom are continuing their momentum of acquisitions and implementation of its rapid and profitable growth strategy. The company has announced the purchase of 80 percent of the shares of SDFLC Brasil Indústria E Comércio Ltda. (“SDFLC”), a leading Brazilian producer of taste solutions for ice creams and desserts, in exchange for $33 million (BRL 110 million). 

Special Report: Turmeric Sales Heat Up as Holistic Lifestyles Grow

26 Jun 2017 --- Native to Southern-Asia, turmeric, the main spice in curry, has been trending for some time. Arguably one of the most powerful herbs on the planet it has many healing properties that include fighting and reversing disease. 

Lycored Sells Premix Business to Prinova

26 Jun 2017 --- Global carotenoid leader Lycored is selling its nutrient premix business to US food ingredients supplier Prinova.

Buhler SORTEX Technology Meets Food Safety Standards in Snack, Seeds & Popcorn Market

26 Jun 2017 --- SORTEX technology is playing an important role in the success of one of Europe’s leading nut and seed snack processors, as it continues to expand in the private label sector and with its own, widely recognized “Mogyi” brand and sub-brands - such as its recently launched Caramoon caramel coated popcorn, Gastropop savory popcorn, and flavored sunflower seeds.  Mogyi Kft. attributes its growth to its ability to adapt to customer needs and maintaining exemplary food safety standards, underpinned by advanced processing technology.

Solina Group Signs Off on Romanian Spice Deal

26 Jun 2017 --- French food ingredients firm Solina Group has completed the acquisition of Romanian spice producer Supremia Grup.

 

Dean Foods Acquires Juice Brand Uncle Matt’s Organic

26 Jun 2017 --- US food and beverage company Dean Foods, the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fluid milk in America, has acquired orange juice company Uncle Matt’s Organic, in a deal which underscores its commitment to healthy foods.

GNT Group Highlight Consumer Thirst for Sensory Experiences in Beverages

23 Jun 2017 --- Consumers expect more from beverages than just to quench their thirst. Ideally, soft drinks, smoothies and the like offer new drinking experiences and bursts of flavor – while suiting people’s individual lifestyles. The GNT Group has compiled five ways for food and beverage companies to meet this challenge.

No Need to Restate Earnings Says Hain Celestial

23 Jun 2017 --- Following a long investigation, Hain Celestial has completed its accounting review and audit and did not need to make any material changes to any of its previously reported financial statements - and it is up to date with all its reporting obligations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).