The NPD Group suggests reports that consumers still eat most meals at home. Meanwhile, they’re continuing to try plant-based or vegetable-forward options for reasons of health or interest in sustainability. Others follow specialty diets and welcome quick, easy options. Everyday eaters also crave more international tastes.
Product developers showcase grain, rice and pasta ingredient formulations with new third-party certifications and initiatives
March 22, 2023
QUINN announced its participation in the Soil Carbon Initiative (SCI). Since 2020, QUINN has worked with Nebraska sorghum grower Steve Tucker, an SCI farmer partner, as he transitions to regenerative practices. Sorghum, a nutrient-dense and inherently sustainable crop, has been a crucial ingredient for Quinn’s supply chain since the company debuted whole-grain, gluten-free pretzels in 2016.
ABG+ becomes complement for newly limited red yeast rice
March 21, 2022
In response to growing supplement and food trends, Pharmactive Biotech Products, S.L.U. introduced Aged Black Garlic+ (ABG+®), with a sweet, “social” flavor that is odor-free and thus suitable for functional gummies. The science-backed ingredient delivers wellness benefits and won’t stimulate reflux the way fresh garlic can. Grown from a special variety of garlic, and cultivated just two hours from Pharmactive’s facility, it is gently processed using green technology. This method generates low waste and significantly reduces the environmental impact.
The move will improve production and expand instant rice capacity at the facility
April 13, 2021
The renovations and new installations will increase reliability, volume output, productivity and efficiency and, just as important, advance the sustainability of the production process. Completion of the project is expected in the third quarter.
BENEO invests $56 million to boost capacity in Belgian rice starch plant
July 10, 2020
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a 50% production capacity increase at its facility in Wijgmaal, Belgium. Officials say a two-stage, $56 million expansion responds to rising customer demand for its rice starches and will lead to increased capacity by March 2022.
The expansion is part of the company’s ongoing investment strategy to support customers globally
July 10, 2020
Ingredion Incorporated, a global provider of ingredient solutions, announced the completion of its rice manufacturing expansion in Banglen, Thailand. The expansion is part of the company’s ongoing investment strategy to support customers globally through the growth of its speciality food ingredients business.