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Meala FoodTech secures US$1.9m in pre-seed round

With prominent backers including DSM Venturing and The Kitchen FoodTech Hub, functional protein platform developer Meala is on mission to clean labels and improve plant-based foods. read more

Solvay launches first certified vanillin based on mass balance standards

French manufacturer Solvay announces the first certified vanillin based on mass balance standards in the market, meeting consumer and brand owner demands for enhanced sustainability, more renewable feedstock and reduced carbon footprint. read more

ICL invests in breakthrough sustainable protein ingredients startup Arkeon

Global speciality minerals company ICL has announced that its agri-food innovation and investment platform, ICL Planet Startup Hub, has invested €2.75 million in Arkeon GmbH with the aim of developing CO2- derived protein ingredients for food applications. read more

ACI Group secures exclusive UK and Ireland distribution deal with Soy Austria

ACI Group – a leading distributor working with some of the largest global food, as well as pharma, industrial and road brands – has entered into a new partnership with international market leader Soy Austria® to distribute its soy-based solutions in the UK and Ireland. read more

Ynsect accelerates production of insect-based ingredients in North America

Paris-headquartered Ynsect signs two major agreements to establish production sites in the US and Mexico. These new agreements arrive in tandem with the firm’s flagship facility in France – the world's largest vertical insect farm – entering its commissioning phase. read more

Meet ‘The Bar’ – AI-designed milk chocolate that will pass both taste test and sugar-taxes

Finnish dairy company Valio has created a proof-of-concept chocolate bar to showcase what its innovative milk powder solution and know-how can achieve when it comes to enabling natural sugar reduction in any milk chocolate product. read more

Leading natural colours supplier Oterra acquires India’s Akay Group

Oterra, the world’s leading supplier of natural colours, has further strengthened its core offerings with the acquisition of Akay Group, a prominent natural ingredients manufacturer. Founded in India in 1995, Akay is a leading player in the natural colours and nutraceutical ingredients industry. read more

B.T. Sweet names new CEO, expands Advisory Board

Food-tech start-up B.T. Sweet Ltd has named Yishai Potack as its new CEO. Mr Potack will lead efforts to take the company’s CAMBYA™ natural sweetener to the next level, advancing go-to-market plans for the innovative plant-based, one-to-one drop-in sugar replacer for use in multiple food applications. read more

Researchers explore how chocolate fillings can be made with oleogels from plant oils

Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV and partners from industry are investigating how fat content can be reduced in chocolate fillings by using oleogels made from plant oils as well as how the lipid composition can be optimised. read more

ADM announces $300m capacity expansion and Innovation Center to meet booming demand for alternative proteins

ADM, a global leader in nutrition, is to invest approximately US$300 million to significantly expand its Decatur, Illinois, alternative protein production, as the company continues to add capacity to meet strong demand growth. ADM will further enhance such capabilities by opening a new, state-of-the-art Protein Innovation Center, also in Decatur. read more

Fooditive sweetener: The sweet idea that sparked a plant-based revolution gears up for Novel Food application

Netherlands-based Fooditive, a pioneer in developing plant-based ingredients, is gearing up for a game-changer in the industry: a Novel Food licence from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its innovative sweetener. read more

Gavan optimises spirulina blue colouring for hot and cold drinks

Food-tech start-up Gavan Ltd is creating a wide array of natural blue colourings for hot and cold drinks via a proprietary technology. Gavan developed an innovative method for extracting an entirely natural, pure blue that delivers both high performance and high stability. read more

CAMBYA cuts sugar loads from hazelnut and chocolate spreads, naturally

Food-tech start-up B.T. Sweet Ltd introduces CAMBYA™ – its plant-based, sweetening platform to cut loads of sugar from favourite treats, such as hazelnut and chocolate spreads – in a breakthrough that could prove particularly beneficial in reducing children’s sugar consumption. read more

NovoNutrients recruits 4 tech leaders to accelerate protein from CO2 ambitions

NovoNutrients – an alternative proteins company that uses industrial carbon dioxide fermentation, cheap hydrogen, and naturally occurring microbes to create high-grade proteins for human and animal consumption – has onboarded a slate of new technology leaders. read more

Oterra set to be un-beet-able following latest acquisition

Oterra, the world’s leading supplier of natural colours to the F&B industry, completed its acquisition of Diana Food’s natural food colouring business on the 29th December 2021. read more

New red microalgae makes veggie burgers ‘bleed’

Marine ingredient start-up Yemoja’s new microalgae is poised to become a nutritious player in the plant meat space. read more

Cambya novel sugar substitute makes sweetening a piece of cake

The new one-to-one, natural, drop-in sugar replacer helps cut sugar load in food applications. read more

Oterra to predict future with exclusive food futurologist partnership

Oterra – the world’s leading supplier of natural colours, with the widest portfolio in the industry – has announced an exclusive partnership with renowned food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye, including an unmissable webinar at the end of November. read more

Ingredion to showcase on-trend inspired prototypes at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai (Stand: S3-C2)

Ingredion, Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) – a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to the food manufacturing industry – will showcase the latest consumer trends and ingredient innovations in six delicious recipe prototypes at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing. read more

Paradise Fruits’ new ready-to-order granulates simplify production process for manufacturers

Paradise Fruits Solutions by Jahncke, the global supplier of naturally healthy and delicious food ingredients, has launched a new range of ready-to-order granulates aimed at making the production process easier for food manufacturers. read more

Turmeric extract–essential oil combo demonstrates neuro-protective potential

A new study shows that turmeric extract combined with purified essential oil of turmeric can protect against aluminum induced neurotoxicity via enhanced bioavailability of the nutraceutical in brain tissue. read more

ChickP goes commercial with novel protein

FoodTech start-up ChickP Protein Ltd has announced full commercial production of its 90-per-cent chickpea isolate. In tandem, the firm is expanding its global activities, having kicked-off a venture in the US by sealing a joint market development agreement with Socius Ingredients, Inc. read more

Cham Foods launches instant pulse and grain solutions for RTE meals

Israel-headquartered Cham Foods Ltd has launched a line of dry, ready-to-eat (RTE) pulses and grains for instant meals and soups, to fill the demand for a quick, nutritious meal at home or on-the-go. read more

Paradise Fruits to debut new indulgent flavours at Food Matters Live

Paradise Fruits Freeze Dried – the global supplier of naturally healthy and delicious food ingredients – has added a variety of new indulgent flavours to its ‘Crunchy’ range, which it will debut at this year’s Food Matter Live. read more

DolCas Biotech’s bergamot and wild artichoke complex found to reduce liver fat, weight in non-diabetics

A new study reveals that branded botanical ingredient Bergacyn FF® is effective not only in providing liver support but also in aiding weight loss. read more

Latest issue – Vol 1/23
– Health & Nutrition focus
– Gulfood 2023 Special
– Next level legume – The rise of the chickpea
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