Private label will become a major avenue of opportunity for innovative functional products, which could make their mainstream debut via this “historically unlikely source”, according to a firm specializing in functional food development.
Some of the leading players in the Irish dairy industry are taking part in a major investment program designed to help develop a new generation of milk-derived functional ingredients to compete with international rivals.
Americhem, a manufacturer of encapsulated additives for the
packaging industry, has opened a new research centre it claims will
allow food and beverage processors to adapt technologies from other
industries into their own products.
A can system developed by Ball Packaging Europe to protect
sensitive ingredients for use in beverages has found its first use
in Europe in a German creatine drink, and could help spur
development of new sports and wellness products.
The new cultures unit at Danisco looks set to become a powerful
force in the probiotics sector, gaining additional strains and
entrance to new markets with the acquisition of Rhodia Food,
according to new division chief Fabienne Saadane-Oaks.