Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, a manufacturer of flavors for coffee, merged with Lucta, which creates flavors for leading brands in the beverage industry.

ICL, a global manufacturer of products that fulfill essential needs in processed food, announced that its ICL Food Specialties business unit will acquire Prolactal GmbH and its subsidiary, Rovita GmbH. Prolactal, based in Hartberg, Austria and Engelsberg, Germany, is a European producer of dairy proteins and other ingredients for the food and beverage industries.

Admix Inc. has moved and expanded into a new 40,000 square-foot manufacturing, product development and research facility in Londonderry, N.H.

Intralox opened its Center of Excellence For Food Safety And Hygiene in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Microdyn-Nadir, the membrane and module manufacturer from Wiesbaden, Germany, is now a 100% subsidiary of the filtration specialist Mann+Hummel in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Ingredion has entered into a commercial agreement with Gelymar, one of the top four producers of carrageenan, based in Santiago, Chile. Ingredion will commercialize Gelymar’s carrageenan and textural solutions for the food industry in the United States and Canada.

At this year’s Probiota congress in Amsterdam, Chr. Hansen was selected as one of three emerging science winners for its in vitro microbe screening platform. The platform enables identification of microbes capable of modifying the function of human immune cells.

Marshfield Food Safety LLC received accreditation for chemical testing according to International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 through American Association for Laboratory Accreditation.

Weber Packaging Solutions Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of labels and labeling machinery, was awarded certification to print film labels for product companies that require a Graphic Measures International designation.

3M Food Safety's Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate has been validated by AOAC International as a First Action Official Method of Analysis (OMA method number 2014.05) for the detection of yeasts and molds within food products in as little as 48 hours.

The Contract Packaging Association (CPA) developed a scholarship program focused on machinery. With the support of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, CPA will award a $2,500 scholarship to a student specializing in packaging machinery or systems. The scholarship requires the following criteria: Applicants must be a student as of the fall of 2015, enrolled in an accredited college/university or vocational/training school with a technical or mechanical degree focus in packaging machinery or systems.

The DuPont BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for L. monocytogenes has been certified as a Performance Tested Method by the AOAC Research Institute, a subsidiary of AOAC International.

Krones delivered its 100th shell-and-tube heat exchanger to PT Singa Mas International in Indonesia. The equipment will be used for aseptic and extended shelf-life products, including milk-based mixed drinks, green tea, coffee beverages, orange juice with pulp and energy drinks.