Monthly Archives: June 2020

Ingredion Launches Fiber Ingredient for Low FODMAP Applications

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Ingredion has launched a dietary fiber in the US called Novelose 3490. The fiber, which originally launched in the Asia Pacific region, is certified Low FODMAP. The ingredient, along with its certified claim, enables food manufacturers to develop high-fiber bakery and snack products that satisfy consumer demand for digestive wellness. “Dietary fibers continue to play an important role in digestive… Read more »

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Lantmännen Unibake: expands in Norway

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The international bakery group Lantmännen Unibake has acquired the production assets from French Bakery Company AS, a Norwegian bakery located close to Drammen. The acquisition is a key step to provide sustainable products and bakery solutions in Norway and to meet consumer demand for locally produced bakery products. The acquisition includes the take-over of French Bakery Company’s production equipment and… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut boosts chocolate production capacity in Singapore

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Barry Callebaut has added a fourth chocolate production line to its Singapore facility, as it aims to meet increased demand for chocolate in Southeast Asia. The new production line has been installed with ‘state-of-the-art’ equipment that Barry Callebaut claims has the ability to produce chocolate blocks of different volumes at an efficient rate. Located in Senoko, in the northern part… Read more »

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Improved heat-resistant wheat varieties are identified

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Wheat, in its own right, is one of the most important foods in the world. It is a staple food for more than 2.5 billion people, it provides 20% of the protein consumed worldwide and, according to the FAO, supplies more calories than any other grain. Its long-term productivity, however, is threatened by rising temperatures, among other factors. Stress from… Read more »

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Mondelez : We’ve regained the passion for building iconic brands

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Mondelez admits it had “lost some swagger” as it focused too much on internal transformation to the detriment of investment in its brands. Mondelez is “regaining passion” for building “iconic brands” according to the company’s executive vice-president and president of North America, Glen Walter. Speaking at Evercore ISI’s Virtual Consumer & Retail Summit yesterday (16 June), Walter said the Cadbury… Read more »

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The intense flavor science behind Haribo’s gummies

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A hundred years ago, the first Haribo factory cranked up its confectionery machines on the banks of Germany’s Rhine River. Started by 27-year-old Hans Riegel, the business stayed modest and local—until the founder made a marvelous culinary discovery. The exact formula to his bear-shaped success remains a secret to this day, but its recipe includes gelatin, sugar, a copper kettle,… Read more »

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Why sourdough bread is healthier than regular white or wheat bread

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Do the words “sourdough bread” conjure a yearning for crusty, rustic loaves with yeasty, tangy aromas? You are not alone. A recent study showed the market value of sourdough increased from $298.7 million in 2014 to $2.4 billion in 2018. This slowly fermented bread honors the traditional art of baking and has a history dating back to 3000 BC in… Read more »

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The Ice Cream Industry Is Having a Meltdown

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Even a summer surge can’t make up for a season of empty parlors and depressed sales. Like many goods, the summer staple has had a rough start to the season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While grocery sales for the frosty dessert have largely remained consistent, with even modest gains in some cases, ice cream shops are still floundering… Read more »

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Beneo expands portfolio with new organic ingredients

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Global functional ingredient manufacturer Beneo has expanded its chicory root fibre and rice starch ingredient portfolio by adding two new organic solutions. The additions include organic waxy rice starch called Remyline O AX DR and organic chicory root fibre Orafti Organic. BENEO Speciality Rice Ingredients commercial managing director Marc-Etienne Denis said: “The launch of BENEO’s new organic waxy rice starch… Read more »

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