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Kalsec introduces specialty flavors additional opportunities to create Latin American cuisine,” said Gary Augustine, executive director of marketing for Kalsec. The Kalsec specialty pepper flavors are available in a concentrated form and provide more convenience and microbial stability than their puree counterparts, according to the company. No refrigeration is necessary. Delivery of the flavor in a concentrated form offers performance and economic advantages, according to Kalsec. Chipotle Jalapeño Kalsec, Kalamazoo, Mich., has added a line of specialty pepper flavors to its Latin American culinary collection. The flavors answer a consumer desire for authentic regional flavors. The flavors include ancho, chipotle, guajillo, habanero and jalapeño. According to a Technomic survey, Mexican and Spanish are among the top five ethnic dishes Americans are “likely to order” when dining out. “We want to help our customers capitalize on this trend, and our new specialty pepper flavors combined with our current herb and spice extract portfolio offer Visit: Vitiva launches Sweet’nVit stevia brand Vitiva, Markovci, Slovenia, has introduced a stevia line globally under the Sweet’nVit brand. All products in the brand are extracted from leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana bertoni plant. They have zero calories and zero carbohydrates. The product range is standardized with a minimum of 95% steviol glycosides. “The Sweet’nVit line has an exceptional taste profile and can be used as a solo sweetener, in combination with bulk natural sweeteners such as erythritol or maltitol, or in combination with sucrose to offer optimal taste and mouthfeel,” said Ohad Cohen, chief executive officer of Vitiva. He added, “In blind tasting, 80% of the test panel preferred our high-purity Reb A 98% product over the main competitors in the market. We anticipate the demand for products with reduced or replaced sugar to be reflected across all food applications, from soft drinks to dairy, as well as table top sweeteners.” Spicetec hires technical services specialist Marino Trovela has joined the research, quality and innovation team at Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings, Omaha, as a senior technical services specialist. He will be based in Carol Stream, Ill. Mr. Trovela most recently worked as an R.&D. project leader/ senior food scientist at Alberto Culver in Melrose Park, Ill. Trovela He has experience in such facets of the food industry as seasoning blends, dressings and sauces, baked foods, sweeteners, dairy products, beverages, and fats and oils. Mr. Trovela received a master’s of science in food science and human nutrition from the University of IllinoisChampaign and a bachelor’s of science in chemical engineering. Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings is a business of ConAgra Foods, Inc. Visit: Ingredient adds shelf life, works in flavor system A&B Ingredients, Fairfield, N.J., has introduced CytoGuard Stat-N Plus, an ingredient designed to increase shelf life through microbial suppression and developed to work in delicate flavor systems. It has been tested in such applications as meat, poultry, seafood, sauces, dressings and prepared meal items. CytoGuard Stat-N Plus is a proprietary blend of lignin fractions that contains actives from carbonyl compounds, organic acids and residual phenolics. It may be incorporated into formulations or applied as a surface treatment. Stat-N Plus is a water-soluble liquid with activity over a wide pH range, according to A&B Ingredients. It may be labeled as “natural flavors” or “flavoring.” “With delicate flavor system products, CytoGuard Stat-N Plus is a natural means of combating pathogens and spoilage bacteria without effecting flavor or color to the finished product,” said Gil Bakal, managing director of A&B Ingredients. Visit: Visit: 52 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® December 20, 2011

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Food Business News - December 20, 2011
Government to decide on B.P.A. ban by March 31
Dairy Business News - Higher prices lead to sluggish fresh milk sales
Commodity, ingredient prices trending lower at year end
Editorial - Food revolution in wake of food truck growth
Food companies alleging egg price fixing from 1999 to 2008
Nestle details progress made on nutrition front
NPD Group: Restaurant traffic flat in 2011
Yum! raises guidance on global strength
Coca-Cola forms partnerships to develop 100% plant-based bottles
Lempert sees economizing as key trend in 2012
Blount buys Cape Cod Chowder Co.
Falconhead Capital acquires Rita’s Water Ice Franchise
Better margins seen in 2012
Sara Lee to buy Dutch cafe store operator
Sara Lee to base North American Meats in Chicago
Clearer picture of local food
Smithfield Foods income falls 16% in second quarter
Earnings filing delay for Diamond Foods
Health and Wellness - Researchers shed light on probiotics benefits
Ingredient Innovations - Oils factor into french fry innovation
Dairy Business News - Dairy Ingredients Symposium to be held in March
Dairy Business News - Cultures increase cottage cheese yield
Dairy Business News - WhiteWave moves ahead on sustainability initiatives
Dairy Business News - Steve Millard to lead Emmi Roth USA
Dairy Business News - October nonfat dry milk output down 12% from year ago
New Product Trends - Local foods, children's nutrition top N.R.A. trends
New Product Trends - Niman Ranch introduces all-natural beef entrees
New Product Trends - Pamela’s Products launches Whenever Bars
New Product Trends - Mission Foods adds Artisan Style Tortillas
New Product Trends - Sunsweet launches Plum Amazins
Food Ingredients Europe
Ingredient Market Trends
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News - Cocoa production method wins Fi Europe honor
Supplier Innovations and News - System reduces acrylamide level in coffee
Supplier Innovations and News - Kalsec introduces specialty flavors
Supplier Innovations and News - Vitiva launches Sweet’nVit stevia brand
Supplier Innovations and News - Spicetec hires technical services specialist
Supplier Innovations and News - Ingredient adds shelf life, works in flavor system
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Food Business News - December 20, 2011