The $30 million in new investment will fuel expansion and accelerate R&D project execution
February 18, 2019
The funding round opens up an opportunity to explore different ways to meet consumer demands and bring new and novel ingredients to market. MycoTechnology will also use these additional funds for further expansion of the team in order to facilitate current and future projects.
Comax Flavors opens Chinese innovation center, flavor manufacturing site
December 5, 2018
This facility opened November 1, 2018, and houses Comax’s administration, sales and customer service teams. Strategically located in Shanghai, this facility is committed to better serve Comax’s Chinese and Asian Pacific regional customers.
Coca-Cola promotes Nancy Quan to senior vice president, chief technical officer, effective January 1, 2019.
October 22, 2018
The board of directors elected Brian Smith to serve as president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. He will report to James Quincey, the company’s CEO. Smith is a 21-year Coca-Cola veteran who currently serves as president of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) group.
Craig Slavtcheff to assume new role as vice president and head of research and development
September 11, 2018
Most recently, Slavtcheff served as vice president, R&D for Campbell Snacks and International. Prior to that he was vice president, R&D for the Global Biscuits and Snacks division, a position he has held since 2015.
Prepared Foods’ R&D Seminar presenters take on the challenges and solutions to successfully formulating foods that meet consumers’ desires for lower sugar—and optimal taste
August 28, 2018
The presentation dove deep into the ways consumers are attempting to avoid sugar in their diets. Efforts include drinking water instead of caloric beverages; eliminating certain foods and drinks from their diet; removing table sugar from food and drinks; utilizing nutrition fact labels to find products with less sugar; and using low-calorie sweeteners to substitute sugar.
Los Angeles facility will be dedicated to expanding research footprint and fueling progress toward building “meat” from plants
July 25, 2018
Seven-times the size of its existing facility, the Innovation Center supports the company’s Rapid & Relentless Innovation initiative, the goal of which is to continuously iterate the company’s products until they are indistinguishable from their animal protein equivalent.
New facility will showcase advances in nutrition and technical food applications
June 21, 2018
The Application Center features a variety of versatile bench-top scale and pilot scale equipment that can be used alone or in combination, giving BENEO the ability to cover a wide range of applications.
AAK opens “AAKtion Lab” to help customers ideate, develop new bakery foods, chocolates and confections
March 6, 2017
AAK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, officially opened its new innovation center last Thursday, March 2. The facility, named “AAKtion Lab,” is located at the company’s US headquarters in Edison, N.J., and will be the flagship application lab for the company’s co-development process.
Check out the April 2019 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on RTD coffee and tea drinks and ingredients, trends that are shaping the future of desserts, emerging botanical ingredients, and much more.