Food and Beverage Vendor News: July 29, 2013

FabEnCo, Inc. recently announced that the company has launched its new corporate website located at www.safetygate.com. One of the major additions to the updated site is the inclusion of the company’s new Gate Guide, a unique program designed to assist customers and prospects in determining the right gate for a customer’s specific application.

Key Technology has announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with EVK DI Kerschhaggl GmbH and Insort GmbH to deploy Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT), an advanced value-added hyperspectral solution, in Key's products, further enhancing potato sorting capabilities. An exclusive distribution agreement also enables Key to market Insort's Chemical Imaging Sorters to North American and global accounts in the potato industry.

TIC Gums is alerting customers that the glycerol ester of wood rosin (GEWR) remains the best choice for a weighting agent to stabilize sports drinks and other citrus-flavored beverages. This notice comes after a recent decision was released by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee of Food Additives (JECFA), in which the Committee reaffirmed the safety of GEWR and removed the temporary Allowable Daily Intake (ADI) for the glycerol ester of gum rosin (GEGR). At its 77th meeting in June, JECFA reevaluated and reviewed several food additives, including GEWR and GEGR. The Summary and Conclusions document from the meeting was released June 19, 2013.

Robertet Flavors has announced the appointment of Mr. Martin Ongteco as Vice President-Innovation within the Research and Development Group, reporting to John Scire, Senior Vice President. In this newly created role focused on applied innovation, Mr. Ongteco will provide thought leadership and direction for all commercial activities within Robertet Flavors' Flavor Development, Sample, and Flavor Application Laboratories. He joins Robertet with more than seventeen years of flavor development, applications, and management experience, including several years of international exposure.

FMC has announced announced that it has acquired all of the shares of Epax Nutra Holding II AS (Norway) and Epax UK Holding II AS (United Kingdom), a leading manufacturer of high purity, premium grade Omega-3 fatty acid concentrates that are used in nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and food. This acquisition strengthens and expands FMC's presence in the high growth nutraceutical market.

Teawolf announced that it has joined forces with Lera Global Inc. (LGI) to expand on adaptogen-based beverage formulas.  Adaptogens are natural substances found in specific plants and herbs, known for their innate ability to increase energy and resilience to stressors. Together, the companies' newly developed functional beverages combine the popular antioxidant-rich nutrients of natural tea, coffee, juice and cocoa extracts with the beneficial and health-enhancing properties of adaptogens, delivering a powerful result.

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