Fiberstar is eyeing domestic and international growth on the heels of a $10 mn facility expansion: “There isn’t anything more frustrating than having to restrict your product from a market that wants it,

60 seconds with Fiberstar’s new CEO John Haen

The future of functional ingredients? Collaboration, Fiberstar says

By Maggie Hennessy

Last month, longtime CPG executive John Haen took the reins as the new CEO and president of Fiberstar, replacing Dale Lindquist, who will now head up sustainable new business development at the River Falls, WI-based supplier of functional fiber ingredients. Three...

“The new, advanced product allows our customers to offer much smaller, friendlier sized capsules without changing or reducing the astaxanthin dosage.”

Israel firm ups astaxanthin concentration

By Shane Starling

Southern Isreal supplier, Algatechnologies, has launched a 20% astaxanthin oleoresin targeting food supplements, foods and beverages and cosmeceuticals.

Food scientists need to build bridges with consumers, delegates at the Food Vision Conference heard

Food Vision

Celebrity chefs needed to sell food science to consumers

By Rick Pendrous

Food firms must woo celebrity chefs and other ‘foodies’ more to help consumers understand the industry’s use of science, including biotechnology and nanotechnology, experts from the sector have argued.

ICD said WHO is, “tending towards pulling back from collaboration with major food companies”.

When you say NGO, they say conflict of interest?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The World Health Organisation (WHO) decision to grant NGO status to a malnutrition-battling business alliance raised eyebrows this week, so what do organisations have to do to gain and keep such a status?

Acrylamide, a potential carcinogen, is found in 40 percent of the calories consumed in the average American diet, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

FDA issues 'softly worded' draft guidance on acrylamide

By Maggie Hennessy

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance for the food industry to help growers, manufacturers and operators work toward reducing levels of acrylamide in certain foods.

FMC raises seaweed prices on higher raw material costs

FMC raises seaweed prices on higher raw material costs, demand

By Maggie Hennessy

Amid growing consumer demand for new protein sources and the food industry’s interest in sustainable textural additives, FMC Corp. announced global price increases, effective Dec. 1, on its alginate, carrageenan, Avicel microcrystalline cellulose, pectin...

Taiyo gets FSSC22000 certification for Sunfiber facility

Taiyo gets FSSC22000 certification for Sunfiber facility

Taiyo’s facility in India for manufacturing Sunfiber has achieved Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 certification, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), from Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC).


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