ADM to expand non-GMO lecithin production

Archer Daniels Midland Company is set to expand its production capacity of non-genetically modified lecithin. The firm will expand capacity at its soybean processing facility in Latur, India, and adding new rapeseed processing capabilities to its facility in Hamburg, Germany. Lecithin is an emulsifier that is used in a wide variety of food processing applications […]


Carbery Group announces trading results

Carbery Group has announced a strong operational and financial performance in its 2013 annual results.  The Group saw an 11.9% increase in their 2013 turnover to €318.3m (2012: €284.6m) and an increase of 23% in PBT to €13.0m (2012: €10.6m). Carbery Food Ingredients, which comprises of its nutritional ingredients business and its flavour and taste […]

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Cider popularity on the rise

Cider industry bosses estimate that drinkers will consume an extra 704 million pints a year by 2018. Paul Bartlett, chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) was a keynote speaker at a sell-out conference in Chicago recently. He said: “The cider market both at home and abroad has grown dramatically over the last […]

New soy protein facility in Brazil

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced plans to invest $250 million in a soy protein production complex in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The complex will be located next to the company’s existing soybean processing facility in Campo Grande, and will manufacture a range of functional protein concentrates and isolates. ADM’s Food and […]


Algatech expands production of AstaPure

Algatechnologies (Algatech) is set to expand its production capacity of AstaPure brand natural astaxanthin by more than 100% following an investment of $20 million in it facility in the Arava Desert, Israel. “The expansion will be executed in phases, with a substantial part to be completed in 2014,” says Hagai Stadler, CEO of Algatech.  “Part of the […]

Dawn gets fruity with new fillings range

As part of its major American Bakery Campaign 2014, Dawn Foods has extended its range of fillings and toppings with a selection of ready to use fruit fillings featuring real whole fruit, developed especially for the UK and Irish bakery markets. Dawn’s new fillings are available in seven flavours – blueberry, raspberry, black cherry, red […]


Riding the Mexican wave

The increasing popularity of Mexican, Central American and Tex-Mex foods, in addition to British preferences for spicy cuisine, has resulted in a 20% increase in sales of chillies, as well as Cajun and fajita seasoning blends, according to EHL Ingredients. Tasneem Backhouse, sales director, comments: “Mexican food continues to be popular in the UK within […]

New raw material for pink/violet shades

Wild Flavours has introduced a new raw material as a source for the pink/violet shade – the purple sweet potato. With the purple sweet potato containing anthocyanin, Wild can now provide a broader range of purple shades to meet the food and beverages industries’ demand for natural colours. Wild is always looking for new resources […]

New Brazilian condiment concepts

With its latest product line, Frutarom Savory Solutions is focussing on Brazil. Inspired by typical Brazilian dishes and condiments, the company has developed sophisticated marinades, seasonings and deco seasonings. To accompany the new range, Frutarom is also providing customers with recipes and product ideas to help them create diverse meat and fish specialties, sausages, as […]

Malt production to move into new markets?

Global beer producers are faced with a conundrum – on one hand, global beer production has shifted, with more beer being produced closer to new consumers in emerging markets where demand is growing at twice the rate of developed markets. On the other hand, agro-climatic circumstances limit where barley can be grown, with the bulk […]

‘Super Broccoli’ rejuvenates metabolism

Eating ‘super broccoli’ three times a week can help to ‘re-tune’ metabolism, which could protect against age-related diseases such as obesity, Type II diabetes and cancer, according to new research. The super broccoli – known as Beneforté – was developed by scientists at John Innes Centre and Institute of Food Research (IFR) using conventional breeding […]


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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