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Coffee may help us live longer

IFT News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:00
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that daily coffee drinkers may be up to 18% less likely to die over the next 10–16 years, versus non-drinkers.

Debate surrounding nonnutritive sweeteners and BMI continues

IFT News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:00
A study published in CMAJ synthesized evidence from prospective studies to determine whether routine consumption of nonnutritive sweeteners was associated with long-term adverse cardiometabolic effects.

GEA to build Asia’s largest milk production facility in India

IFT News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:00
GEA has received an order from the AmulFed Dairy in Gandhinagar, a unit of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), to build a new turnkey dairy plant in India that can produce 150 tons per day of skim milk powder and 120 tons per day of dairy whitener/baby food.

Synergy Flavors breaks ground on new corporate campus building

IFT News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:00
Synergy Flavors, a global supplier of flavors, extracts, and essences, is expanding its business due to its continued growth in the food and beverage industry.

IFF New Jersey Facility Receives First GreenCircle Certification in Fragrance and Flavor Industry

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 23:33
The program aims to find new solutions for waste diversion and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills each year.

Amazon’s meal kit debut leaves Blue Apron struggling

IFT News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:00
According to Business Insider, Amazon launched its Amazon Fresh meal kit service on July 18.

Genome editing produces mildew-resistant tomato

IFT News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:00
In a study published in Scientific Reports, researchers report on generating, in less than 10 months, Tomelo, a non-transgenic tomato variety resistant to the powdery mildew fungal pathogen using the CRISPR/Cas9 technology, which is based on the Cas9 DNA nuclease guided to a specific DNA target by a single guide RNA (sgRNA).

McCormick acquires Reckitt Benckiser’s Food Division for $4.2 billion

IFT News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:00
McCormick has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reckitt Benckiser’s Food Division (RB Foods) from Reckitt Benckiser Group for $4.2 billion, subject to certain customary purchase price adjustments.

Trump selects Censky for USDA deputy

IFT News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:00
According to Politico, U.S. President Donald Trump has selected Stephen Censky, president and CEO of the American Soybean Association (ASA), for the role of deputy agriculture secretary.

A Flavor of Who Will Be at Flavorcon 2017

Perfume Flavorist - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:14
At Flavorcon 2017, leaders in the flavor industry will be coming together to discuss the latest in flavor trends, formulations and technology. This year will introduce a multi-track conference, exhibitor hall and more.

Firmenich Invests in Second Major Madagascar-Based Vanilla Project

Perfume Flavorist - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:01
The project involves 3,000 vanilla producers and aims to increase food security, while tripling their revenue and providing sustainable, high-quality vanilla over a 10-year span.

Comax Flavors hires Crain as senior flavor chemist

IFT News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:00
Comax Flavors has hired Michael Crain as senior flavor chemist.

Frozen Food Foundation awards Harrison

IFT News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:00
The Frozen Food Foundation, in conjunction with the International Association for Food Protection, has recognized Mark Harrison, a Josiah Meigs distinguished teaching professor, graduate coordinator, and researcher in the Dept. of Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia, with the eighth annual Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award.

Industry groups file lawsuit against NYC

IFT News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:00
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI), National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS), and the Restaurant Law Center (RLC) have filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to stop New York City from prematurely enforcing rules requiring calorie and nutrient information prior to a May 2018 compliance date established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Private equity firm buys Gold Coast Bakeries

IFT News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:00
An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired Gold Coast Bakeries, a producer of specialty and organic breads, buns, rolls, and sweet goods.

Firmenich Teams up with Ventós to Expand in Europe

Perfume Flavorist - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 02:45
The companies are renewing their collaboration to form a new distribution agreement for the European region.

China approves two GM crops for import

IFT News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 01:00
According to Reuters, China has approved two genetically modified (GM) crops for import for a three-year period: Syngenta’s 5307 insect-resistant corn sold under the Agrisure Duracade brand and Monsanto’s 87427 glyphosate-resistant corn sold under the Roundup Ready brand.

General Mills to focus on ‘consumer first’ strategy, e-commerce for 2018

IFT News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 01:00
At its annual investor day event at the New York Stock Exchange, General Mills executives updated investors and analysts on its global priorities for fiscal 2018, which includes remaining committed to its “Consumer First” strategy.

Indulgence tops health for U.S. ice cream

IFT News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 01:00
Ice cream in all varieties has remained popular for centuries and it seems that in the United States, consumers aren’t straying far from the classics even amidst their quest for a healthy lifestyle.

Teasdale Latin Foods acquires Rudy’s Tortillas

IFT News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 01:00
Teasdale Latin Foods, a U.S. provider of private label and branded Hispanic foods owned by private equity firm Snow Phipps Group, has acquired Rudy’s Tortillas, a provider of tortillas and chips to the foodservice channel.

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