Monthly Archives: March 2010

Australian companies cutting salt in bread

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Several major food companies in Australia, including George Weston Foods, Goodman Fielder Baking and Cereal Partners Worldwide, have agreed to reduce the amount of salt in their bread and breakfast cereals as part of a collaborative effort with the government called the Food and Health Dialogue.

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Cargill opens flavor facility in China

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Cargill, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, continues to expand its global reach with the opening of a flavor manufacturing plant in Pinghu, China. The facility, which will allow Cargill to serve customers with flavors for beverage, dairy, confectionery and bakery applications, as well as manufacturing and supply options, will complement the company’s Shanghai flavor application laboratory opened in 2007. Cargill said the… Read more »

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Global Strategic Business Report, Profiling 493 Companies Including Key and Niche Players Worldwide

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bread in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

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HEALTHGRAIN Project

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Cereal foods are major dietary sources of energy, carbohydrate and fibre. Studies are increasingly showing that intake of both whole grain and cereal dietary fibre are able to protect against rapidly increasing chronic diseases related to a sedentary lifestyle, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Weston helps drive Grupo Bimbo income

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Net majority income of Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV in the year ended 31 Dec., 2009, was NP5,956 million (US$466 million), up 38% from NP4,320 million in fiscal 2008. Sales rose 42%, climbing to NP116,479 million (US$9,118 million) from NP82,317 million.

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EFSA gives positive opinion for sucrose esters of fatty acids

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The European Food Safety Authority has issued a positive safety opinion on sucrose esters produced by reacting sucrose and vinyl esters of fatty acids, which could open up new possibilities for improving the solubility of flavourings in drinks. Sucrose esters of fatty acids are already permitted in the EU, after being assessed in 1992 and assigned the E-number E473. The… Read more »

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Symrise concentrates umami in new flavour

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Symrise has developed a highly concentrated umami flavour which it will market as a replacer for monosodium glutamate (MSG) in Europe, once approval is granted. Umami is one of the five taste sensations detectable by humans, together with sweet, bitter, salty and sour. It is the taste quality associated with several amino acids, especially the amino acid L-glutamate. Symrise already… Read more »

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