India opens up Isomalt use for more foods
The Indian Ministry of Health has approved the use of Beneo’s low GI Isomalt sweetener in a raft of new food categories, including Indian sweets and more Western-style foods.
Nestle to focus on coffee mixes at Asian innovation hub
Nestle is setting up an innovation hub in Singapore that will focus on the development of coffee mixes in the Asia Pacific region.
China, India and the US must make firm commitments to sourcing sustainable palm oil if any meaningful progress is to be made on tackling deforestation, according to one UK government minister.
GLG Life Tech finalizes Sugar Australia deal
Stevia supplier GLG Life Tech has signed a five-year deal with Sugar Australia for distribution and marketing of its stevia-derived sweeteners for the Australian and New Zealand food and beverage markets.
MSG not linked to obesity: Chinese study
Excessive intakes of the flavour enhancer MSG are not associated with weight gain, according to new data from China that challenges previous claims.
Pulverised lime is being added to bleaching agents used in Chinese flour in a bid to cut production costs and boost profits, China state media has reported this week.
Changing tastes make China new flavour centre
Burgeoning demand for flavours from Chinese food manufacturers has led to rapid growth in the last decade and encouraged more foreign firms to set up operations there, says Leatherhead.
Marine collagen big in Japan now going west
Chinese supplier Fenchem said its new collagen peptide extracted from fish scales, an ingredient used in the joint health food and drinks market in Japan, is aimed at food and supplement manufacturers in the US and Europe.
Scoular goes to China for cheaper, GM-free soy
Scoular has signed a distribution agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to secure a lower cost, non-GM supply of soy protein isolate for nutritional products and meats.
Chinese market opens up to acrylamide enzyme
DSM has obtained approval for its Preventase acrylamide mitigating enzyme portfolio in the high potential chinese market.
Low-salt foods may get taste boost from Japanese fish stock
A dried stock made from the fish and seaweed may improve the palatability of reduced-salt products, suggests new research.
Chinese flower may be anti-browning ingredient
Extracts from the Asian plant Osmanthus fragrans may prevent browning of foods, and offer an alternative to formulators looking to tap the ‘natural’ wave.
Aldi takes colours out of Australian products
Aldi is removing the Southampton Six food colours from products in its Australian supermarkets, following a campaign by consumer groups.
Niutang nears launch for new stevia sweetener
Dispatches from IFT
Niutang is preparing to introduce its Reb A sweetener from stevia next year and is starting discussions with existing customers and new ones that have a parallel product development timeline.
FSANZ disputes shock Australian salt intake claim
FSANZ says the majority of Australian adults are not exceeding its recommended maximum daily salt intake, following media reports that claim some Australians could be consuming 40g of salt a day – almost seven times the recommended max.