GNT announced the FDA approval of its Spirulina Color Petition (CAP) 2C0297, expanding the use of spirulina extract as a natural blue and green color ingredient for foods and beverages.

Axiom Food’s Oryzatein plant-based brown rice protein is the first brown rice protein to be granted GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) approval. 

Krehalon, a premium line of barrier shrink packaging materials for fresh and processed cheese and perishable foods, will now be available to food manufacturers in the United States through Kureha America LLC.


3M's Petrifilm Salmonella Express System received a silver Edison Award in the Science/Medical area's Detection category; and the Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Technology using 3M Novec Engineered Fluid earned a bronze Edison Award within the Applied Technology section's Industrial Productivity category. Dow received the bronze Edison Award for Filmtec Eco Elements in the Energy/Sustainability and Commercial Resource Management category. The Edison Awards are conducted by the non-profit Edison Universe and are sponsored by Ipsos.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Intertape Polymer Group as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year.