In February, Nu-Tek Salt, Minnetonka, Minn., said that Khosla Ventures, Menlo Park, Calif., has made a significant investment in the company, adding a major partnership and equity position to the company.
Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals is opening a Phase II commercial production facility in Lestrem, France, to produce its lead microalgae-derived food ingredient — whole algalin flour. The 5,000-metric-ton facility is scheduled to be completed by end of 2012.
Chr. Hansen cut the ribbon at its new Global Expertise Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Designed as the “go-to center” for natural color solutions to the international prepared foods industry, natural color specialists are on hand to help customers solve their technical issues and protect their brands’ equity by converting to natural colors.
The Dannon Co. Inc., White Plains, N.Y., forged a new and unique relationship with McCarty Family Farms, Bakersfield, Calif., to supply the milk for Dannon’s Fort Worth, Texas, plant. Historically, Dannon has relied exclusively on a co-op for fresh milk.