Daily Archives: March 5, 2010

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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