Ingredients


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    How Shiru will use its $17M funding round to transform ingredients through science

    The California company uses advanced biotechnology, chemical engineering and fermentation to replicate the functional proteins in animal-based food using the plant kingdom.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    Hitting the sweet spot

    Sweetener technologies close the gap between sugar cravings and sugar reduction.

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    Leftovers: Kraft Heinz gives Mac & Cheese a flavor boost; Kellogg reunites with Wendy's for Frosty cereal

    Super fans of the food giant's macaroni dinner can join a new club to gain exclusive access to its flavor enhancers, and Nestlé's DiGiorno puts carbs on carbs with its cheesy pasta pizza creation. 

    By Food Dive staff • Oct. 22, 2021
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    Natural preservatives get fresh look amid clean label push

    Ingredients such as citric acid, ascorbic acid, vinegar and rosemary extract preserve products' characteristics, prevent spoilage during shipping and increase their lifespan.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Bonumose breaks ground on Hershey-funded production and R&D facility

    The ingredients maker will use the new space both to research rare sugars — including tagatose, which it intends to produce starting next year — and create better-for-you confections for the candy giant.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Mission Barns partnership produces plant-based sausage with cultivated fat

    To announce the agreement with Silva Sausage, the companies made Mission Chorizo Sausage in a scaled production run. There is no target date for a launch yet.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Nestlé debuts bonbon-like refrigerated snack as an afternoon pick-me-up

    The new offering fills an unmet need in the nut butter category for consumers looking for a fresher, less sugar-intensive way to indulge, a company executive said.  

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    Whole Foods forecasts alcohol-free cocktails, yuzu among 2022's top trends

    The grocer will also sell a $30 "discovery box" with items representing each of its 10 trends, many of which target personal wellness and sustainability.

    By Sam Silverstein • Oct. 19, 2021
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    Highly processed foods linked to memory loss, but DHA could help, research says

    Scientists cautioned against using the findings as a license to indulge in processed foods.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Oct. 18, 2021
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    Barry Callebaut launches nutraceutical drink made from cacao fruit

    Elix, which is made from juice of the fruit that has been traditionally thrown away, is packed with flavonols and will be available for beverage manufacturers to use in wellness drinks.

    By Oct. 15, 2021
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    Olam partners with Agri-Neo to develop organically pasteurized dried onions

    The food safety tech company uses a naturally derived solution to eliminate pathogens on the ingredient while maintaining its taste, color and aroma.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    Givaudan bulks up natural colors business with purchase of DDW

    The acquisition marks the latest in a series of deals for the Switzerland-based company as it responds to growing demand for better-for-you offerings.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Oct. 14, 2021
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    After 5 years, FDA codifies salt reduction targets

    These voluntary guidelines were first proposed in 2016 and could help reduce U.S. consumers' daily salt intake by about 12% — an amount federal recommendations say still isn't enough.

    By Oct. 13, 2021
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    PepsiCo's Rockstar turns to hemp seed to help consumers unwind

    The latest functional beverage from the CPG giant is marketed as a way to encourage relaxation and improve mood.

    By Oct. 13, 2021
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    Organic soy prices in the US hit record highs

    An 18% decline in imports has resulted in price hikes that may affect manufacturers of everything from soy milk to organic poultry, Reuters reported.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Oct. 12, 2021
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    How flavors are meeting new plant-based protein challenges

    See why more brands are using dairy-free flavors to overcome plant-based taste challenges

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    Newly launched Do Good Foods raises $169M to turn food waste into animal feed

    Early next year, the company plans to begin selling chicken fed with a diet that includes upcycled food collected from grocery stores.

    By Sam Silverstein • Oct. 08, 2021
  • InnovoPro debuts chickpea-based texturized vegetable protein

    The Israel-based company hopes its allergen-free and non-GMO product will be popular, especially because the legume has a neutral taste.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Oct. 07, 2021
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    IFF CEO announces his retirement, adding to executive turnover

    Andreas Fibig will stay on while his replacement is found, which will likely be at the beginning of 2022. Since September, the ingredients megacompany has added a new CFO and two division presidents. 

    By Oct. 07, 2021
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    How Danone deconstructed milk to create a more realistic plant-based option

    Executives at the France-based company are optimistic the taste and texture of Silk Nextmilk and So Delicious Wondermilk will convince dairy lovers hesitant to make the switch.

    By Oct. 07, 2021
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    Mondelēz launching vegan Cadbury bar

    The snacking giant plans to roll out the offering in the U.K. and Ireland, but a company spokesperson didn't rule out eventually introducing the product to the U.S.

    By Oct. 07, 2021
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    Hormel partners with The Better Meat Co. to develop meat analog products

    The agreement is the first between a legacy food company and a startup that makes substitutes by fermentation. 

    By Oct. 06, 2021
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    Clara Foods becomes The Every Company and launches animal-free egg white protein

    ClearEgg, an odorless, tasteless and soluble substance that is naturally found in small quantities, is now available to amp up the nutrition in beverages and other products.

    By Oct. 05, 2021
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    Speeding up serendipity: How Kingdom Supercultures will use $25M to create better foods through fermentation

    The company is transforming microorganisms into cultures that can change the taste of food, lower the alcohol content of beverages and boost the appeal of plant-based protein. 

    By Oct. 05, 2021
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    Bush's partners with Blue Zones to promote the healthy aspects of beans

    Four new products with the longevity-focused lifestyle branding are available online now and will be in stores next year.

    By Oct. 04, 2021