Bakels to acquire flour ingredient business from Bühler Group

Bühler Group to sell flour ingredients business to Bakels

Bühler Group has announced it has sold its flour ingredient business to Bakels. The Swiss group manufactures and distributes innovative bakery ingredients and application solutions. The signing and closing of the agreement took place in December 2019. 70 employees of Bühler Guangzhou are moving to the new owner with immediate effect. Both parties have agreed…

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Ingredion alters distribution deal with SweeGen

Ingredion renews distribution deal of stevia sweeteners

Ingredion is extending its distribution of SweeGen’s stevia-based sweeteners on a non-exclusive basis for an additional three years. Ingredion has been the exclusive global distributor of SweeGen sweeteners in all markets except China since 2017, when the companies became the first suppliers to commercialize Reb M by bioconversion. The production process uses SweeGen’s patented fermentation…

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Paradise Fruits showcase new Eastern range at FiE

Paradise Fruits introduce new Eastern flavours at Fi Europe

Paradise Fruits by Jahncke, the natural ingredients supplier behind four of Europe’s most innovative fruit and vegetable processing businesses, launched a new range of Eastern- inspired products at Food Ingredients Europe 2019. ‘Taste of the East’ by Paradise Fruits Solutions takes its inspiration from Japan and meets a growing trend for Eastern flavours. The range…

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BENEO helps to ‘Find Tomorrow’s Solutions Today’

BENEO gives solutions for the future of the food industry

From textured wheat protein to clean and green texturising solutions, BENEO demonstrates the power of plant-based functional ingredients to promote better nutrition at its Hospitality Suite in Paris. Benoit Tavernier, Product Manager of Specialty Rice Ingredients at BENEO explained that the company is focusing R&D efforts on its organic and clean label rice starches portfolio,…

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Symrise to open innovation centre at Dutch Unilever facilities

Symrise site at Wageningen

Global fragrance and industry solutions group Symrise is set to expand its research facilities after installing an innovation lab at the Unilever Foods Innovation Centre at Wageningen Campus, in the Netherlands. As the company noted, having its resources directly on the site of the major consumer manufacturer and by working together with scientists from Wageningen University…

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Cocoa fermentation alters chocolate taste

Research has investigated how different fermentation conditions can affect the activity of the microorganisms naturally present on cocoa beans, and how this ultimately alters the flavour of the chocolate. The flavour of chocolate develops during the processing of cocoa beans, and new research shows how changes made at this step can produce new flavours. The research, undertaken by an…

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ADM release third quarter results

International ingredients and agricultural group ADM has recorded challenging financial results for the quarter, reporting quarterly operating profit of $758 million, against $881 million. Revenues for the quarter were $16.7 billion as against $15.8 billion for the same period in 2018, against a backdrop of restructuring costs across its global businesses. However, for its WFSI…

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AAK acquires large stake of Soya International

AAK is set to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of speciality lecithin after acquiring a majority stake in UK-based Soya International. The business will trade under a new name – AAK Soya International Ltd. AAK Soya International supplies a comprehensive range of products, including non-GMO liquid lecithins, non-GMO powdered lecithins, organic lecithins and…

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Fairtrade Finland melts animals to depict ‘Chocogeddon’

According to Fairtrade Finland, chocolate as we know it may disappear, or become a rare luxury treat, by 2050 because of predictions that rising global temperatures will affect cocoa crops, and force farmers out of business or to switch to more profitable crops. Under a “business as usual” scenario, those chocolate-growing countries will experience a…

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