Looking to reduce or eliminate sugar in a new food or beverage product? Today’s food scientists have many sweetener options from which to choose. Ben Fleischer, CEO and founder of Pyure® Brands LLC, Naples, Fla., explains why Pyure stevia products represent an optimal choice for sugar-reduction endeavors.
Bell Flavors & Fragrance expands its certified organic flavors line
May 2, 2018
Bell already offers a broad range of organic compliant flavors and recently launched a range of certified organic flavors—certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI). As organic product demand continues to grow, Bell is pleased to offer a growing range of organic flavors.
Amelia Bay using IFT to showcase, sample on-trend organic tea, coffee concepts
April 30, 2018
Amelia Bay offers beverage manufacturers brewed teas that are not only clean label, but easy to use versus batch steeping or using instant tea powders, and can significantly reduce batching times. Our formulations are simply blended in batch tanks, pasteurized, and can be hot-filled or cold-filled for a beautiful, stable finished beverage free from sedimentation or clouding. Blended, brewed and formulated in John's Creek, Ga.
Symrise uses plant-based oils to create new Grillicious flavor, meet EU requirements
April 24, 2018
As a result of the implementation directive of the European Union (EU) from 2012, the food industry is now required to offer taste solutions that comply with the regulation, yet at the same time still ensure the same taste experience. With Grillicious, Symrise provides food manufacturers with a suitable solution for their products.
Decision to include carrageenan in organic foods affirms safety and value of the ingredient
April 5, 2018
In making its decision to reject the NOSB’s recommendation, the USDA considered the scientific evidence and stakeholder comments, ultimately reaffirming carrageenan’s safety and value as a food ingredient. In the Federal Register notice, the USDA stated that “carrageenan continues to be necessary for handling agricultural products because of the unavailability of wholly natural substitutes.
Revealing itself as discerning grocery shoppers, Generation Z issues fresh demands on food product developers
March 27, 2018
This post-Millennial generation is already following through with this sentiment in their actions – Gen Z accounts for some of the heaviest use of organic and non-GMO foods, according to the NPD report, Make It Happen for Gen Z.
Support for farmers transitioning to certified organic helps create a more scalable and reliable future supply of organic corn
March 8, 2018
According to Nielsen, organic corn-based foods and meat is approximately a $2 billion retail market with over 10% annual growth for the past three years. In addition, Certified Transitional product retail dollars sales have grown 5-fold over the past year versus the prior year.
GNT’s Exberry Purple Collection meets growing 2018 trend for purple colors in foods, beverages
March 5, 2018
Recent color innovations such as “unicorn” and “rainbow” evoke feelings of fun and intrigue. Thanks to Instagram and other social media platforms, a food’s appearance has become even more important than its taste, and supports the impression of flavor, quality, freshness and innovation. Vibrantly colored food is omnipresent in every social media feed and by using Exberry®: “Selfies can become Healthies”.
Frutarom opens €5 million formulation center to answer growing demand for natural colors
March 1, 2018
Officials say Frutarom’s growth reflects its acquisitions of several natural colors companies, as well as major investments in building fully integrated, safe, and controlled supply chains. The company has experienced double-digit growth annually in the natural colorants segment.
Check out the October 2019 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on new gums, fibers and starches that are adding function and on-trend appeal, the growing popularity of portable, on-the-go eating, and much more.