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Oat beta-glucan wins award

DSM’s heart health ingredient OatWell oat beta-glucan has been named one of the most innovative products of the year at the Food Ingredients South America (FiSA) awards 2013. Beta-glucan, a soluble fibre found in oats, is a naturally-derived ingredient that is particularly well-known for its heart health benefits, and also helps to lower cholesterol and […]

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PET jar for hot fill and pasteurisation

Packaging innovations specialist APPE has launched a PET jar capable of hot-fill and/or pasteurisation up to 95oC. The new ThermaLite jar is the result of the company’s strategic partnership with Nissei ASB (Europe) and offers food manufacturers and retailers a variety of convenience and sustainability benefits over more traditional packaging formats (such as glass). APPE […]

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Flavours company to import Madagascan vanilla

American flavours company Virginia Dare has established a partnership with Soarary, a Madagascan vanilla exporter. The partnership will provide Virginia Dare with a fully integrated supply chain for securing, curing and exporting vanilla beans from Madagascar. With so much of the world’s vanilla production coming from a single country, local operations in Madagascar will strengthen […]

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Stabilisers to reduce formulation costs in cheese slices

Spanish organiation Premium Ingredients, a company specialising in the design, production and marketing of blended functional food ingredients, has launched a new range of stabilisers. Based on modified starch and hydrocolloids, they are specially designed to reduce formulation costs in the IWS cheese slices manufacture process. Its new products, Premitex XLK-13023, Premitex XLK-13024 and Premitex […]

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Online system to overcome waste management?

With an ever-increasing array of concepts being put forth in a bid to tackle the issue of waste management, a new online management system has seemingly gained strong approval from large and medium-sized food and drink businesses. In a recent survey, 67% of large or medium-sized food and drink companies who were questioned said they […]

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New range of frostings introduced

Renshaw, a manufacturer of baking ingredients, has expanded its range of frostings, designed to meet the rising demand for convenient, ready-to-use toppings. The company, which produces a wide range of ready to roll icings, marzipan and bakery toppings, has seen a record 30% increase in sales of frostings over the past year, and has been […]

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Kerry Foods achieves cost and carbon reductions with MRO programme

By implementing a programme from Brammer, a distributor of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, Kerry Foods has achieved immediate cost savings and reduced its carbon emissions. Kerry Foods specialises in food ingredients and flavours, and supplies branded foods to the Irish and UK markets. Aiming to reduce energy consumption, the engineering services […]


Multilayer pot for multiple uses

A new 250ml multilayer pot from RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz is delivering convenience, safety and extended shelf life for a variety of food products from Dutch manufacturer Van der Kroon Food Products. The plastic jar and lid offer numerous benefits that make it ideal for many different products such as sauces, dips, fish and meat. Its […]

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