New Zealand based global dairy producer Fonterra last week opened its first wholly-owned ingredients plant in Europe. In a smart move, the plant is located in Heerenveen in The Netherlands and is next...

Stevia manufacturers look to target dairy sector Stevia manufacturers are making moves to target the dairy sector, with global stevia producer PureCircle launching a product aimed specifically at this...

Chia seeds may have potential in food product development Chia gel, created when chia seeds are placed in water, could have great potential in food product development as a thickener and emulsifier, as...

Low-calorie sugars offer new way to solidify vegetable oils and gels Researchers at the City College of New York have reported the successful transformation of vegetables oils into a semi-solid form using...

German scientists have developed a novel screening procedure that accurately determines the amount of animal, plant and microbial substances in foods. Almost all foodstuffs contain the genetic material...

The European Parliament and the Council of Ministers have given their approval for the use of steviol glycosides, a natural sweetener derived from the stevia plant, as an ingredient in foods and beverages...

Food ingredients firm Viterra has reported a 39% drop in profit in 2008, as lower commodity prices hurt margins. Higher volumes of grains and oilseeds sold, however, ensured revenue was close to the record...