Amid sky-high prices and shortages of guar gum driven by an unprecedented surge in demand, food formulators have renewed focus on finding replacers and DuPont is championing use of alternative hydrocolloids.
Sweeteners and colourings in food aimed at children should be
banned, while additives ought to be used in other products only if
they provide an advantage to the consumer, said the EU Environment
The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) is calling for
comments and additional information on uses of certain compounds,
including sweeteners and colors, in order to assess their inclusion
in the Codex General Standards for Food...
The European Food Safety Authority's review of additive safety
could have a bigger effect on the ingredients industry than the
ejection of certain colours and flavours with a suspect safety
record. It could give the natural ingredients...
EFSA has issued a damning opinion on the safety of food colour Red
2G (E128), the first under its reassessment programme and a strong
indication of a sea-change in the use of additives in processed
The European Court of First Instance confirmed this week that
Jungbunzlauer (JBL) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
engaged in an illegal citric acid price fixing cartel, and has as a
result upheld the original fines imposed.
The combination of common food additives could interfere with the
development of the nervous system, raising new concerns about the
health implications of children's diets, according to a new report
Gellan CP Kelco, bought by JM Huber last month, has launched
Kelcogel HM-B gellan gum, a hydrocolloid system designed to provide
suspension of cocoa and minerals in ready-to-drink dairy based
beverages, writes Philippa Nuttall.
The less than sparkling, but stable, full year results for Danish
ingredients giant Danisco mirror the current state of play for
ingredients companies in today's market marked by squeezed margins,
higher raw material prices and...
Number one global xanthan gum supplier CP Kelco is on the auction
block as majority stakeholder merchant bank Lehman Brothers opts to
sell its slice in the leading hydrocolloid company, reports
Tapping into the €83 million market for cellulose gum use in food
applications, UK-based ingredient firm Fiske has signed a new
agreement with CMC leader Noviant to distribute the firm's range of
Natural colours UK firm Overseal Foods is set to carve a deeper
position in the US market, signing a new distribution deal with US
company RFI Ingredients and meeting growing demand for natural
colouring foodstuffs, writes Lindsey...