Tate & Lyle has formed a new subsidiary to serve the Australian and New Zealand food and beverage industry-Tate & Lyle ANZ Pty Ltd. The new division joins the Global Food Ingredients Group, established in 2005. Based in Melbourne, the new office is headed by General Manager Faye Bowyer who joins Tate & Lyle from Nutrinova.
Separately, Tate & Lyle has launched Enrich, a new service which enables food and beverage manufacturers to create products that are packed with additional nutrients but taste as good as regular brands.
Synergy Flavors, Wauconda, Ill., has acquired Vanlab Corp., Rochester, N.Y. The move strengthens the company’s overall product mix across sweet and savory flavors, and gives Synergy an industry-leading position in a broad range of vanilla products.
Protient Inc., part of ABF Ingredients, has completed the $4.5 million expansion at its Norfolk, Neb. plant. The new capacity allows Protient to manufacture milk protein isolates (MPI). Protient says it is the first U.S. domestic producer that has a Protein Dry Basis of 90% and higher and one of only three worldwide.
The North American organics market is booming, and Kerry Ingredients has responded to organics’ popularity by expanding each of its technology offerings-flavors, cereal, cheese & dairy, lipids, proteins, seasonings and sweet ingredients-to provide food and beverage manufacturers the support and expertise needed to succeed in the growing natural and organics marketplace. Most recently, Kerry Group’s Mastertaste division has developed the industry’s premier collection of organic and SuperNatural organic-compatible flavors.
Alcoa Flexible Packaging recently developed a new 7-color, reverse printed 50 micron PET shrink label for Neilson Dairy, Canada, for the launch of its Ultime chocolate milk line.
Roquette America, Keokuk, Iowa has announced a price increase for all non-contracted specialty product prices due to significant increases in corn, energy, chemicals, packaging and other key cost inputs. In addition, all shipments will remain subject to freight increases and Roquette America’s fuel surcharge program.