GNT launched Shade Vivid Orange – OS, the first 100% oil-soluble, plant-based color made from non-GMO paprika in the EXBERRY portfolio. This breakthrough product is a versatile and vibrant orange shade that can replace paprika oleoresin and artificial colors in a wide range of applications, including fat-based sweet and savory products. For the U.S. market, the labeling recommendation is “paprika (color).” For manufacturers who sell to European Union consumers, the color is considered to be a food ingredient rather than a food additive and does not require an E number. The labeling recommendation is therefore “paprika oil.”
IFF announced the Europe, Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and India launch of its new CREMODAN GREENPRO 101 Modulator Enhanced System, an innovation designed for ice cream manufacturers to reduce the milk solids and fat content of ice cream without impacting its perceived indulgent quality. The new system offers a chance to cut recipe costs by up to 25% and reduces the carbon footprint of ingredients used in ice cream by up to 30%. This is the first innovation from IFF to combine an ice cream stabilizer system for optimum creaminess, mouthfeel, and melting properties with an innovative flavor-modulating technology in one synergistic blend.
Florida Food Products launched clean label antimicrobial ingredients for deli meats, hams, hot dogs, and more. VegStable Secure targets Listeria monocytogenes and spoilage bacteria that compromise food integrity. Its simple ingredient statement coupled with a clean flavor profile provides food manufacturers the ability to deliver products with strong consumer appeal.
Gnosis by Lesaffre added a new product to its probiotic range: LifeinU L. rhamnosus GG 350, a new quality specification of the company’s existing reference probiotic bacteria LifeinU L. rhamnosus GG. One of the key features of the new LifeinU L. rhamnosus GG 350 product is its reliability. Gnosis has invested significant time and resources in developing a high-quality specification that is in line with market standards: 350.109 CFU/g.
AAK launched a premium cocoa butter substitute (CBS) compound that facilitates the use of high levels of cocoa in chocolate compounds for enhanced taste. CEBES Choco 15 is a patented, plant-based CBS compound that allows up to 15% of cocoa ingredients for superior cocoa flavor. It supports a long shelf life and avoids bloom even in high-cocoa recipes, ensuring products retain a glossy appearance, remain hard and stable at room temperature, and are pleasant to the touch. In addition, it is free from trans fatty acids and has cost-efficient processing, with no tempering process required, while maintaining a fast setting time.
Layn deepened its Plantae by Layn portfolio of clean label, natural botanical extract ingredients to provide more science-backed, plant-based solutions for preservation and taste (enhancers and maskers). The Plantae by Layn line includes three categories of natural botanical extract ingredients. Plantae PRESERVATION consists of antioxidant extracts to extend shelf life, preserve taste and color, and provide antimicrobial support. Plantae SENSE consists of innovative natural maskers and enhancers to improve taste profile for sugar and sodium reduction, and Plantae HEALTH consists of scientifically backed functional botanical ingredients for health and wellness.
Innophos released its latest product addition to the LEVAIR baking portfolio, LEVAIR Select, a non-aluminum–based alternative to traditional sodium aluminum phosphate. LEVAIR Select provides bakers with a calcium-based product to meet the preferences of consumers and retailers seeking cleaner labels.
BENEO expanded its ingredients portfolio with the launch of Beneo-scL85, a short-chain fructooligosaccharide (scFOS). The new variant offers customers greater versatility for sugar replacement and enrichment of foods with dietary fiber. scFOS is a fiber derived from beet sugar that offers a mild, sweet taste, good solubility, and natural credentials that can contribute to improved taste and texture, as well as possibilities for bulking in applications such as bakery, dairy, and cereals. Made in Germany in a dedicated production facility, the new ingredient is available for BENEO’s customers globally to buy now as a syrup.
Apparo, a plant protein ingredient company, received the Upcycled Certified classification from the Upcycled Food Association for its Solistein sunflower protein isolates. Commercial production is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2023 in quantities for limited product launches and product and application development. Through the patent-pending technology of its Total Crop Utilization program, Apparo is processing sunflower seed to recover additional nutrition for human applications. The company’s goal is to increase human nutritional use of the seed meal from sunflower oil production from near zero to over 80%.
Sweegen announced that its sweet protein Ultratia brazzein technology received Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA). Brazzein is a rare sweet protein that originates from the fruit of the West African climbing plant oubli. The company launched Sweetensify Flavors in April 2023, its newest flavor tool starring Ultratia brazzein and thaumatin II, which also has FEMA GRAS status. Sweegen’s Bestevia Rebaudioside M was also recently fully authorized for use in the United Kingdom. This regulatory approval marks a significant milestone for Sweegen, as it becomes the first and only company to receive authorization in the United Kingdom for any steviol glycosides produced using alternative technologies.
Bühler launched a new 24/7 service center in North America aimed at securing operations for food processors. The new Customer Operations Center and its RemoteCare offering provide around-the-clock support for the company’s food-producing customers, minimizing the effects of unplanned shutdowns and improving uptime.
Burcon NutraScience Corp. expanded its protein development and innovation business by offering pilot plant processing and scale-up validation as services for its partners and customers. Burcon’s Winnipeg Technical Centre comprises 10,000 square feet of lab and pilot-scale production area utilizing state-of-the-art commercial processing equipment for start-to-finish product development. Manufacturers looking to upcycle byproducts, develop end-to-end processes, or to validate and scale up a process can leverage the company’s infrastructure and food processing expertise.
Epax reported close to total circularity for its marine biomaterials thanks to a strict zero-waste policy. In 2022, 96.7% of byproducts resulting from the manufacture of Epax’s marine oil ingredients were used to create other valuable resources, including animal feed, fertilizer, and biogas. The company has committed to increasing the figure to 98% by the end of 2023. The Epax team believes that the company is the first omega-3 ingredients supplier to set itself biocircularity targets or to report on its progress in the area.
Kemin Industries received a positive opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for the use of BetaVia Pure, its algae-based, 95% beta-1,3-glucan (paramylon) ingredient for immune and gut support, in the European Union. The EFSA opinion confirms that BetaVia Pure is considered safe when used in food supplements for those aged one and older, in foods for total diet replacement for weight control, and as a food ingredient added to a number of food products for the general population.
Kerry opened a new state-of-the-art taste manufacturing facility in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia. This new 50,000-square-meter facility significantly expands Kerry’s taste offering in Southeast Asia by delivering localized products to its fast-growing
markets. The facility is the company’s largest greenfield investment in Southeast Asia and will encompass a manufacturing site, research and development pilot plant, and a sampling hub.
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