MGP again earns highest BRCGS audit score for food and beverage safety
December 1, 2020
MGP Ingredients, Inc., production facilities in Atchison, Kan., and Lawrenceburg, Ind., achieved the highest possible score of Grade AA from BRCGS in 2020. BRCGS conducted virtual and on-site safety audits at the food ingredients and distillery operations in Atchison and at the Lawrenceburg distillery.
Vegetarianism and flexitarianism continue to grow in popularity, driven by health concerns as well as demand for greater sustainability and animal welfare. This means that alternative protein ingredients will continue to be of high interest to consumers, and therefore also to food and beverage formulators.
Univar Solutions to distribute Evergrain's plant-based ingredients in multiple regions
November 18, 2020
The Evergrain™ product range, derived from barley grains, further expands Univar Solutions' comprehensive offering of plant-based food and nutraceutical products across these regions. The agreement covers a range of products including EverPro™, EverVita™ Pro, and EverVita™ Fibra.
New egg-based frozen, refrigerated foods lead innovation
November 9, 2020
In a changing environment, eggs remain the same. They are valuable ingredients for formulators who rely on their multiple functional properties, nutritional profile, and familiar taste for a consumer population seeking solace through food. Even as grocers and manufacturers consolidate SKUs, innovative new products made with eggs satisfy consumer demand for fresh ideas and flavorful adventure.
An exceptional emulsifier, Leprino Nutrition Native Micellar Casein Concentrate (MCC) offers food and beverage manufacturers a clean label replacement for sodium caseinate that also tastes better and has a more efficient cost-in-use.
According to an online survey conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) in April of this year, the events of 2020 have had a dramatic impact on our eating habits. In this survey, 85% of respondents have made changes in their dietary habits, and of those, 32% say they are snacking more and thinking about food more than usual (27%). Stress eating related to snacking appears more prevalent in families. When these figures are broken into parents vs. non-parents, 41% of parents are snacking more as a result of coronavirus compared to 29% of non-parents.
Interest in dietary protein intake and the protein content in a range of foods and drinks continues to develop. Consider too that more consumers are aware of different protein sources and their potential benefits.
ADM offers new pea, wheat proteins for meat alternatives
September 29, 2020
ADM introduces new Arcon® T textured pea proteins, Prolite® MeatTEX textured wheat protein and Prolite® MeatXT non-textured wheat protein. These highly-functional protein solutions improve the texture and density of meat alternatives, and are particularly useful for achieving consumer-preferred, meat-like texture.
Nebraska facility will produce high-quality protein isolates primarily for the nutrition, health and wellness categories
September 18, 2020
Jorgen Kokke, executive vice president, global specialties and president of North America, and Jim Zallie, Ingredion’s president and CEO, officially unveiled the company’s latest state-of-the-art plant-based protein manufacturing facility in South Sioux City, Neb., with members from the company’s senior management team as well as its board of directors. The newly opened facility will produce high-quality protein isolates primarily for the nutrition, health and wellness categories.