Ingredients

Novax AB is the investment company of the Stockholm-based Axel Johnson Group.  Pic: Novax

Novax acquires Ulrick & Short

By Jim Cornall

Swedish investment company Novax has acquired a majority stake in Ulrick & Short, a UK producer of sustainable and healthier 'clean label' food and food ingredients.

The new pea isolate and pea starch add to the company’s portfolio of plant-based proteins and ingredients.  Pic: Ingredion

Ingredion adds new plant-protein products

By Jim Cornall

Ingredion Incorporated, a global provider of ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry, has added two new products to its plant-based portfolio produced at its new pea protein manufacturing facility in South Sioux City, Nebraska.

complex 24 allows manufacturers to make “Source of/High in protein” claims on products. Pic: Getty Images/jchizhe

Ulrick & Short launches new functional protein

By Jim Cornall

Product nutritional values and front-of-pack health credentials are now buying factors for many consumers. In the last 18 months, this has been augmented by government initiatives, and the Covid pandemic.

Tapioca starches in the SimPure 996 series create soft gel textures, suitable for spoonable yogurts. Pic: Getty Images/Andrey Elkin

Cargill adding tapioca to range of starches

By Jim Cornall

Cargill is expanding its portfolio of label-friendly SimPure starches, adding tapioca starches to its existing lines of corn- and potato-sourced starches.

A DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences survey investigated how certain target groups perceive the yogurt category. Pic: Getty Images/cyano66

Dairy ingredients make nutrition personal

By Jim Cornall

Consumer surveys point to a growing market for personalized nutrition. The dairy sector is perfectly placed to make a splash – with innovative ingredient combinations and clear communication.

Consumers are are taking more steps than ever to manage their holistic health, including physical, mental and emotional well-being. Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

ADM looks at health and wellness trends

By Jim Cornall

Consumers seem more aware than ever about health and wellness. The pandemic has been a contributing factor, but what do consumers see as the priorities when it comes to products with health and wellness claims? And how has the pandemic changed – or accelerated...

FrieslandCampina Ingredients looks at Pic: FrieslandCampina Ingredients

FrieslandCampina Ingredients – responding to a changing world

By Jim Cornall

It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic took hold, and the world has changed in many ways. One major shift is that consumers have altered their shopping habits, with an increase in online purchasing, but what they are looking for, and...

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