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 absorber for meat and fish trays

As part of a new sales agreement with Paper Pak Industries (PPI), Faerch Plast – a producer of plastic containers for the food industry – is now offering a new type of absorber for use in its trays for fresh meat and fish. The PPI UltraZap XtendaPak, placed underneath the packaged meat, limits bacteria growth […]

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New coding and marking system for drinks manufacturer

Fruitapeel, a manufacturer of drinks such as juices, smoothies and fruit sauces, has turned to Linx Printing Technologies for a new coding and marking solution on its busy production lines. Its previous printers were unreliable, suffered from poor print quality and needed frequent readjustment and expensive maintenance, and thus Fruitapeel was looking for reliable coders […]


New facility for independent cider producer

Independent cider producer Aston Manor Cider is investing in a new multi-million pound fruit processing facility at Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire, UK. Progress on the entirely new location is sufficiently advanced for it to have already started to accept apples to be milled and pressed, when it was expected that the development would be first become […]


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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Beverage sweetener to be showcased at drinktec

Nutrinova, the food ingredients business of Celanese, is to showcase Qorus – its sweetener system designed to bring authentic taste profiles to reduced calorie beverages – at next week’s drinktec exhibition. Qoros enables beverage makers to balance sweetness and flavour while masking off-notes. Diana Peninger, vice president and general manager of Celanese food ingredients business, […]


Cargill and Arasco announce Saudi JV

Cargill and Arasco have unveiled plans to create a new starches and sweeteners joint venture in Saudi Arabia. The new company will acquire Arasco’s existing corn milling facility in Al Kharj and will produce starch-based products primarily for the Gulf Cooperation Council countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, as well as Yemen, […]

GRAS status for Indena’s olive fruit extract

Indena has announced that its olive fruit extract Opextan has obtained GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status for use as a food ingredient in a number of food categories, including bakery products, beverages and beverage bases, chewing gums, coffee and tea, frozen dairy desserts and mixes, milk products, processed fruits and fruit juices, and processed […]

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Tetra Pak unveils ‘latest innovation’

Tetra Pak has unveiled what it’s calling its ‘latest innovation in carton packaging’. The Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Mid LightCap 24 builds on the success of the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Base perforation carton packaging, says the firm, and features its lowest cost screw cap. “The package has a two-step opening with barrier protection for […]

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