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Merck ties up Benelux colour distribution agreement with Azelis

Merck has entered in to an agreement with Azelis for the distribution of its Candurin pearl effect pigments in Benelux.

Healthy dairy demand helps Chr. Hansen to strong Q3

An increasing demand for low-fat yoghurt and reduced-salt cheese will lift its sales this year, according to Chr. Hansen,  as the firm reports a 10% rise in revenue its Q3...

Europeans ‘not that interested’ in protein drinks, Mintel analyst warns

Arla Foods Ingredients says women wrongly believe high protein products risk making them fat or overly muscly, as Mintel warns Europeans simply aren’t that interested in protein drinks.

Arla: 1m tons of acid whey waste could be cut

Greek yogurt manufacturers in the US could cut acid whey output by a collective 1m tons a year, by using this by-product to make additional dairy foods, claims Arla Foods...

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) to move to bigger premises

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products...

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New Singapore facilities aim to bring market closer to CP Kelco

Speciality hydrocolloid manufacturer CP Kelco has opened a hub for South Asia alongside a dairy beverage centre of excellence in Singapore, with hopes to strengthen the company’s global innovation footprint....

Dispatches from the IPA World Congress in Athens, Greece

Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis: 'It’s really an exciting frontier,' says professor

Evidence is building that links the gut microbiome and brain function and ‘psychobiotics’ are at the heart of that, says a leading Irish researcher working in the field for more...

Healthy NPD: New foods should focus on a healthy gut, says expert

The design and development of new foods should focus on human health, and particularly on a healthy gastro-intestinal tract, says Professor Vincenzo Fogliano.

“It is very old. It survived 2-3 mass extinctions on Earth.”

Portuguese player enters chlorella space

The increasingly busy nutra-algae space has a new player in Portuguese firm Allma which has already bagged ice cream and food concept contracts but is targeting all foods, supplements, cosmetics...

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

EU chia oil approval will open up 'limited' dairy use: Ingredia

The passing of European legislation on the use of omega-3 rich chia oil will open up the use of trendy chia in dairy products, Ingredia Nutritional believes.

Arla launches heat-sensitive whey

Arla Food Ingredients has launched a 100% whey protein concentrate it claims is less sensitive to heat in functional and clinical nutrition.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut

Chocolate and cocoa firm Barry Callebaut has identified the flavored milk market as one of the best opportunities for use of its cocoa flavanol EU health claim.

Vitafoods 2014 Live!

Watch it live: Vitafoods 2014 video stream

Get the latest insights and highlights from the Vitafoods 2014 show right from your web browser with our live video feed from the show. Tune in to watch key interviews...

Back on track: Strong Q2 balances out natural colours loss for Chr. Hansen

Ingredients giant Chr. Hansen has an unchanged outlook for full year, after a strong second quarter eased the woes created by the firm losing its biggest colours customer in Q4...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Cutting ingredient costs 'should not be seen as a negative': AFI

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) believes that the use of cost-cutting dairy ingredients "should not be seen as a negative," despite acknowledging that quality risks "certainly do exist."...

Fruit ingredients shows super European growth

Food manufacturers have pampered to health-conscious Europeans with a raft of new fruit-based product launches in 2013, with overall fruit ingredient launches up 22% over the preceding year, according to...

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Arla Foods to offer country of origin SMP at GDT auction

The country of origin of Arla Foods skimmed milk powder (SMP) will soon be specified for bidders on the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) platform, the European dairy giant has announced.

“Which way up was the umbrella? Did this review collect knowledge or shield us from it?”

BMJ vitamin D research attacked: 'un-nuanced', 'flawed', 'irresponsible

The ‘umbrella’ review of vitamin D studies that found a myriad of health links for the sunshine vitamin were unconfirmed in the scientific literature, has been criticised for containing too...

BioGaia confirms extended agreement with Nestlé for clinical research and NPD

Swedish probiotic player BioGaia has broadened and strengthened its ties with food manufacturing giant Nestlé by agreeing a deal for clinical research and new product development (NPD), according to the...

Ingredia acquires bioactive peptides startup

French supplier Ingredia has announced its acquisition of bioactive peptides specialist Galactis Pharma.

INSIDE...VOLAC

Lifting one child policy could boost whey protein demand: Volac

The infant nutrition sector could become the largest single market for whey protein if China abolishes its one child policy, says Volac.

INSIDE...VOLAC

Industry must debunk whey protein bodybuilding myths: Volac

While the whey protein market has evolved from a "bodybuilding-only market" there are still myths associated with its past that the industry must "debunk," says Volac.

DAIRYREPORTER.COM EXCLUSIVE

DSM 'clean taste' lactase enzyme granted European patent

DSM’s lactose-free dairy ingredient Maxilact has been granted a European patent - giving the company exclusive permission to market "clean taste" arylsulfatase-free lactase enzymes in the region until 2026....

Camelbert anyone? Chr Hansen unveils camel cheese recipes

Chr. Hansen and Kenyan firm Oleleshwa Enterprises have developed a number of camel cheese recipes for owners of the animal, including one for a soft, ripened cheese they call ‘Camelbert’.

FastRipe cheese 'the same...just made faster': AFI

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a milk protein that allows cheese makers to speed-up maturation time - offering a potentially significant reduction in storage costs.

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