The WHO's REPLACE initiative provides a guide for governments and industry to implement a best practice on iTFA in the global food supply chain
December 6, 2021
As food manufacturers seek ways to help improve consumer diets, Cargill is supporting our customers by committing to remove iTFAs from its entire global edible oils portfolio. This helps both Cargill and its customers comply with the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommended standard of a maximum two grams of industrially produced trans-fatty acids (iTFA) per 100 grams fats/oils by the end of 2023.
AAK highlighting new solutions for plant-based foods, infant nutrition and healthy aging
October 6, 2021
AAK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, invites SupplySide West (SSW) attendees to discover the latest solutions for innovative plant-based foods, infant nutrition and healthy aging products.
AAK has extended its Kolo Nafaso shea sourcing program to support the growing demand for ethically produced chocolate confectionery. The program already reaches 320,000 women in West Africa, representing 8% of the global shea industry’s workforce.
With such an acute focus on well-being in the wake of a year and a half of an ongoing global health crisis, consumers are paying closer attention than ever to the ingredients in the foods they eat. Moreover, with working from home shifting from a temporary to a permanent state for many workers, these same consumers have learned the hard way that calories count, so counting calories is back.
To claim that flavorants used in baked goods are a secondary concern in batch production would be inaccurate. Yet the focus on the flours, texturants, fats, and leavenings in discussions of bakery production seems to overwhelm all other ingredients. Yet ingredients such as malted grain syrups, cinnamon, chocolate, fruits, vanilla, spices and even flavored salts and soy sauce are what bring baked goods to life.
AAK used year’s virtual IFT21 to showcase better-for-you bakery, confectionery, and plant-based foods
July 20, 2021
AAK offers a wide range of multi-functional fat solutions that help manufacturers create foods for today’s marketplace, including plant-based versions of everyone’s favorite foods that keep taste and texture intact. All items feature one or more of AAK’s multi-functional fat solutions and are non-hydrogenated and low in saturated fat.
Butter Buds offers dairy-free option to replace block butter
July 20, 2021
Butter Buds Inc., a global leader in dairy and non-dairy concentrates, recently developed an oil-based solution that allows manufacturers to replace block butter in many formulations, such as bakery products.
According to the International Taste Institute, taste drives 88% of F&B consumer purchase intent, making it the most important attribute for food and beverage products’ success and overshadowing other considerations like price, health and convenience. Yet taste, as the palate perceives it, is not merely a combination of aroma and flavor.