Glanbia drinks to aseptic acquisition

International ingredients and cheese group Glanbia has acquired Aseptic Solutions USA, a manufacturer of premium shelf stable high acid beverages made with aseptic technology. The business will be part of the Ingredient Technologies business unit within Glanbia Nutritionals, headquartered in Fitchburg, Wisconsin “The acquisition of Aseptic Solutions will expand our ability to serve our beverage […]

Red alert: lycopene sales surge

LycoRed says production of its all-natural red colour has doubled in the past month, reflecting a drive to meet growing market demand among food and drink manufacturers. “Although dairy foods and beverages are the main applications for the powerful natural trend, the category is expected to grow into bakery, confectionery and cosmetics,” says Morris Zelkha, […]

Algatechnologies unveils water-soluble astaxanthin emulsion

Algatechnologies, an Israel-based manufacturer of natural astaxanthin, has developed a 2% natural astaxanthin in a liquid-emulsion format under the AstaPure brand. Natural astaxanthin is a lipid-soluble ingredient usually used in oil-based formulations. However, due to its powerful antioxidant properties, there is a high demand in the market for a water soluble form that can be […]

US demand for alternative sweeteners set to soar

US demand for alternative sweeteners is expected to soar by 3.3 per cent by 2015 to £2.1 billion (€2.5bn), according to a new study, with gains led by continuing market penetration of relatively new entrants to the industry, including the stevia extract rebaudioside-A. The more mature segments of the market – high intensity sweeteners (such […]


Coffee market chilled out

While the ready-to-drink or iced coffee market is relatively mature and showing only modest growth in much of Asia, levels of interest elsewhere in the world appear to be growing, according to Innova Market Insights. This is not only in the relatively well-established US market, which is the number two global market after Japan, but […]

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National Starch pushes new pulp

National Starch Food Innovation says its new starch-based solution Precisa Pulp 02 can be used in a variety of fruit-juice bases, including peach, apricot guava, pear, and mango. Highly functional as well as versatile, it offers manufacturers the opportunity to create cost-optimised beverages that appeal to consumer demand for exotic juice drinks, says the global […]

TreattSweet ‘smoothes out sweetness profile’

Flavour and ingredients firm Treatt has launched TreattSweet, an ingredient it claims ‘improves the sweetness and transforms the flavour’ of products sweetened with Stevia and other sweeteners. This product is a blend of all-natural essences that imparts desirable flavour and mouthfeel, while smoothing out the sweetness profile and undesirable lingering characteristics associated with certain sweeteners, […]

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Carbery reports strong results

Global food ingredients manufacturer Carbery Group reports a 22% rise in turnover in 2010, with revenues of £197 million (€224.3m). The group says it benefited from stronger consumer demand for nutritional-based food and beverages in key overseas markets, continued recovery of global dairy prices in 2010 and successful positioning in new regions. “Carbery Group’s performance […]

GRAS status for AstaPure

Algatechnologies’ natural astaxanthin product AstaPure has obtained GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status from the FDA for use in food and beverages applications. “Our AstaPure brand has been successfully applied for several years as an active ingredient in dietary supplements, foods and beverages in Japan,” says Efrat Kat, director of marketing and sales at Algatechnologies. […]


Nutrigenomics part of food future, says new research

UK consumers could soon be buying food and drink based on whether it suits their genetic make up as interest in new technology soars, according to market analysts Datamonitor. Research by the independent market analyst has revealed that almost half – 47% – of UK consumers now find the idea of using information about their […]

Queen gets a taste of new Coca-Cola plant

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, recently visited the Coca-Cola Hellenic bottling plant in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, for a tour of the newly opened factory – and to officially open the new Coca-Cola Visitors Centre. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were greeted by George David […]

Solbar splashes out on US market

Solbar Industries has announced that its subsidiary, Solbar USA, has completed the acquisition of the Green Planet Farms plant to produce soy protein isolates in Nebraska, USA, for approximately £4.89 million (€5.6m). The Green Planet Farms plant, which specialises in production of soy processing, was built in 2008 and includes new assembly lines and modern […]


New trend in adult soft drink sector

Flavour company Wild has used cider as the inspiration for a range of new products in the ‘adult soft drinks’ sector. With flavours such as blackcurrant and bitter orange, the firm says its non-alcoholic, cider-mix beverages ‘with a tart, tangy, fruity note’ offer ‘a perfect match for the palates of adult consumers, and a refreshing […]

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