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Mintel reports on European energy drinks market

According to Mintel’s European 2016 Consumer Trends report, consumers’ heightened awareness of artificial flavours and colourings has been putting growing pressure on the European energy drinks market. In fact, the company’s research  has found that naturally positioned energy drinks have grown tremendously popular over the last few years and are most sought after by the youngest […]
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Dupont raises LBG prices

DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced a global price increase for DuPont Danisco GRINDSTED locust bean gum (LBG), effective Nov. 1, 2015, or when contracts allow. Price adjustments will be set case by case, depending upon various parameters, such as regions, currencies and delivery term. Locust bean gum is a seed extract from carob. Carob […]
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Ajinomoto welcomes DHC approval

Ajinomoto has announced that the UK’s Food Standards Agency has granted marketing authorization for dihydrocapsiate (DHC) as a novel food ingredient for use in dietary supplements and powdered drinks, and this will be recorded formally in the European Commission List. This, says Ajinomoto, paves the way to expand the use of DHC to these categories […]
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Novozymes lowers outlook

Novozymes sales in the first nine months of 2015 grew by 4% organically and by 14% in DKK compared with the same period in 2014. EBIT grew by 15%, and the EBIT margin was 27.7%. Net profit grew by 11%, and free cash flow before acquisitions came in at DKK 2,022 million. In Q3, sales […]
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Mondelēz ups sustainability goals

Mondelēz International has announced its sustainability goals for 2020, which it describes as an ambitious end-to-end approach to reduce its carbon footprint.  The new goals include reducing absolute carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing in line with science-based targets; reducing deforestation within its agricultural supply chain; focusing water-reduction efforts in high-priority locations; and eliminating packaging material. […]
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S2G looks for food innovators

A group of investors and entrepreneurs has announced the launch of a new food and agriculture venture fund, Seed 2 Growth Ventures, or S2G Ventures. The fund’s goal is to catalyse innovation to meet growing consumer demands for healthy, sustainable and local food. With $125 million in deployable capital and operating funds, S2G believes it […]
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SRG predicts 2016 top culinary trends

Marketing agency Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has announced what it believes will be the top ten culinary trends for 2016. “SRG’s 2016 Culinary Trends show that today’s cooks and diners continue to explore, experiment, and heartily enjoy what’s new in food,” said Kara Nielsen, Culinary Director, SRG. “And what’s new is often not new at all, […]
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Chr. Hansen reports “very satisfactory” growth

Chr. Hansen has reported revenues of €859 million, representing 10% organic growth from the prior year’s €756 million. Revenue was positively impacted by changes in exchange rates, primarily by the appreciation of the US dollar, the company said. EBIT was €233 million, compared to €205 million in 2013/14. Profit for the year was €163 million, […]
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Jungbunzlauer welcomes erithrytol ruling

Jungbunzlauer has welcomed the approval of erythritol as a flavour enhancer in beverages by the European Commission. The approval is the result of the positive EFSA opinion earlier this year on the safety of erythritol at use levels up to 1.6% and, according to Jungbunzlauer, it opens new opportunities in the field of energy reduced […]
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K•REAL shown to be superior, says Enzymotec

Enzymotec announced today that, after sharing its K•REAL assay results, it received an expert opinion from Jeffrey Blumberg, Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, regarding the quality of its K•REAL krill oil. Blumberg’s report came following results of assays performed by Enzymotec in which various krill oils from […]
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