Ingredients > Functional ingredients

Nestlé calls for less protein in baby formula

17 May, 2019

FSANZ is calling for comment on an application to reduce the minimum protein requirement for milk-based follow-on formula from 0.45 to 0.38 g/100 kJ.


How healthy is the protein trend?

01 May, 2019

Research has revealed that long-term high-protein intake from consuming certain types of amino acids is good for building muscles but could shorten life span.


Kakadu plum market to expand with $2.7 million project

21 August, 2018

The Kakadu plum has been used to extend the shelf life of foods, and its applications in the food industry are set to increase with a new CRCNA project.


Just because it's 'natural' doesn't mean it's safe

06 April, 2018

As manufacturers rush to fill consumers’ wants for 'natural', they need to be cautious about the source and manufacturing technique of their natural ingredients.


NZMP launches new sports protein ingredient

03 February, 2017

Fonterra's dairy ingredients business, NZMP, is looking for a bigger slice of the $10 billion sports nutrition market with a new protein ingredient that delivers 10% more protein than other standard whey protein offerings.


Algatechnologies joins EIT Food consortium

02 December, 2016

Israel-based Algatechnologies has joined the FoodConnects consortium, a European Institute of Innovation & Technology Knowledge and Innovation Community comprising 50 leading companies, universities and scientific partners covering the entire food value chain.


Wacker opens food laboratory in Singapore

11 November, 2016

Wacker Chemie AG has opened a new food laboratory in Singapore, dedicated to innovative food ingredients, dietary supplements and gum base applications.


Wacker vegetarian L-cysteine

29 July, 2016

Wacker has available vegetarian- and vegan-grade L-cysteine by fermentation.


Patent sought for non-GMO acrylamide-reducing baker's yeast

16 July, 2015

Canadian company Renaissance BioScience Corp has filed a provisional application for a US patent of its non-GMO acrylamide-reducing baker's yeast.


Magic mushrooms remove gluten from wheat

10 April, 2015

A US food technology company has developed a magic mushroom with a twist. Rather than causing hallucinations, these mushrooms remove gluten from wheat - a mind-bending concept in itself.


Food encapsulation market forecast to hit US$5.4 bn by 2020

10 April, 2015

The global food encapsulation market is expected to reach US$5464.6 million by 2020, according to a new report. The increasing demand for natural flavours and clean label products has prompted development of novel products, which will drive this growth.


DuPont to launch cholesterol-controlling probiotic range

03 June, 2014

DuPont Nutrition and Health has signed a global collaboration and licensing agreement with Spanish company AB-Biotics for its AB-Life product, a probiotic that maintains healthy levels of cholesterol in at-risk individuals.


Breko Olivex standardised polyphenols extract

14 May, 2014

Breko's Olivex is a natural, standardised polyphenols extract made from selected French olives offering guaranteed contents in hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol. The manufacturing process of GRAP'SUD using only water and ethanol (<30%) allows preservation of the active principle properties. Extracted exclusively from the fruit, Olivex provides the benefits of the Mediterranean diet without fat content and calories.


Native superfood a cash crop for Indigenous communities

04 December, 2013

The Kakadu plum will be studied as part of a University of Western Australia-led project to explore the native fruit's viability as a cash crop for Indigenous communities.


Sibutramine in weight-loss products costs importers $9K

02 August, 2013

The directors of Bruce Imports pleaded guilty and were convicted of 32 charges relating to the sale of imported weight-loss coffees, dried fruit and jelly which contained Sibutramine.


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