Daily Archives: July 7, 2018

EverSweet™ Zero-calorie Sweetener

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The future is here and it’s sweeter than ever! Cargill’s EverSweet™ next-generation sweetener has great taste with up to 100% sugar replacement. It is made with the same sweetness that is found in the stevia leaf, to delight your taste buds with calorie-free joy. Our secret? The age-old technique of fermentation – with a modern twist. Using a specially crafted… Read more »

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New DSM enzyme to enable bakeries to reduce ascorbic acid in recipes

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Royal DSM, a Dutch science-based company, has launched BakeZyme AAA baking enzyme for cost-effective production of bread with ideal texture and volume. The new solution enables bakeries to reduce ascorbic acid in their recipes while maintaining the ideal bread texture and volume. Ascorbic acid prices have fluctuated significantly since 2017 when new environmental policies in China forced many manufacturers to… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index slips in June largely on heightened trade tensions

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 173.7 points in June 2018, down 2.4 points (1.3 percent) from its level in May, representing the first month-on month decline since the beginning of this year. Most markets have generally taken-on a weaker tone recently largely because of rising tensions in international trade relations. » The FAO Cereal Price Index averaged… Read more »

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Nestlé plans to slash 500 IT jobs in Switzerland

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Food giant Nestlé is planning to cut about 500 information technology (IT) jobs in Switzerland as part of the re-organization of its global IT activities. The company unveiled plans for re-organizing parts of its IT activities to benefit from its existing technology hub in Spain and other locations. Nestlé said none of its production sites in Switzerland will be affected… Read more »

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ADM, Aston launch joint venture

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) and Russia-based Aston Foods and Food Ingredients have successfully received all required regulatory approvals and launched their 50-50 joint venture to provide sweeteners and starches to customers in Russia. Aston is one of Russia’s largest agricultural and food ingredients businesses, with activities in farming, oilseeds crushing, edible oils and grain origination, in addition to its… Read more »

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Bimbo Bakeries USA launches organic bread line

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Bimbo Bakeries USA has introduced a new organic line of bread under the Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat brands. According to the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Organic Industry Survey, organic bread ranks as the sixth largest organic category, and with consumer demand for more organic options at an all-time high, Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat Organics Bread will offer consumers a better-for-you… Read more »

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Grupo Bimbo closes Mankattan deal, growing presence in China

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Grupo Bimbo has gained a greater foothold in the Chinese market after completing the acquisition of Mankattan. A deal for the Chinese company, which produces sliced bread, cakes, buns and Japanese-style sandwich bread, was announced in February. It includes four production sites owned by Mankattan that serve consumers in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Guangdong. Bimbo has now… Read more »

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Lesaffre eyes fermented foods resurgence, doubles capacity at Biospringer plant

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Lesaffre is targeting opportunity for fermented ingredients such as yeast, amid a reinvigorated interest in the use of these age-old processes. Growing global demand for natural and clean label ingredients is further boosted by an overarching theme towards salt and sugar reduction. These market dynamics have led the company to expand production, including at a key French facility, but future… Read more »

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Giving baked foods a nutritional punch

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beneoThere’s an entire spectrum of nutrients associated with sports nutrition. It’s impossible to pack them all into a single product and still deliver on taste. Identifying the product’s performance goal can help with nutrient selection. Managing blood sugar is one goal that can make workouts more effective and sustainable. “Alternative sweeteners are redefining the common approach of the sports nutrition… Read more »

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