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New generation of carrageenans launched

Cargill’s texturising business today launched a new generation of refined carrageenans derived from cultivated seaweeds – offering a high-performance option for gelling, thickening and stabilising food products, with reduced sourcing risks. The market for wild red seaweeds, from which some carrageenans are traditionally derived, has become volatile and extremely tight in recent years. This is […]

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Dual colour plastic food containers

Faerch Plast, a manufacturer of plastics food packaging, has launched a new range of dual colour polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers primarily aimed at the premium convenience food market and ‘oven to table’ lines. Developed by Faerch Plast’s dedicated in-house design department, the new containers feature one colour on the outside surface and another on the […]

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WakeUp drink wins innovation award

Israeli start-up Inno-Bev’s WakeUp drink was awarded the ‘best functional drink’ in its category during the beverage innovation awards at last week’s Drinktec exhibition. WakeUp was recognised for its ability to naturally help employees during work hours. Following four years of research – including three rigorous clinical studies and successful local sales to multi-national high-tech […]

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Product concepts for breakfast beverages

Beneo, a manufacturer of functional nutrients, featured its new product concepts for breakfast beverages at this year’s drinktec. Visitors had the opportunity to taste the company’s product ideas at the ‘New Beverage Concepts’ innovation platform and found out more about the nutritional and technical benefits of Beneo’s naturally derived ingredients. Recent consumer research underlines the […]

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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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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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