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Ingredient Innovations Sodium Reduction eatherhead Food Research in the United Kingdom in July issued results of a project called “Evaluation of technological approaches to salt reduction.” It found promise in such areas as research on restructuring salt crystals, the use of flavor enhancers and potential further reductions in baked foods. While the Food and Drink Federation and the British Retail Consortium jointly commissioned the project, it touched on many sodium reduction techniques also used in North America. “The emerging technologies and ingredients may help companies who have exhausted the use of current options, but their effectiveness will need assessing on an individual product basis,” The Leatherhead report said. L “The future research highlights how salt reduction work is still an active field. However, these solutions may not be available for some time.” Leatherhead is conducting a study to evaluate micro- and nano-technologies for enhanced ingredient functionality, which then may assist in sodium reduction efforts. The project, scheduled to end in 2013, will investigate ways to alter the size of ingredients and assess how the alteration influences behavior in food products. Eminate Ltd., a subsidiary of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, has developed such salt reduction technology. Called Soda-Lo, it changes the structure of salt crystals to create free-flowing, microscopic hollow balls with a shelf life of Survey shows American consumers’ views on sodium WASHINGTON — The 2012 Food & Health Survey from the International Food Information Council Foundation included findings on Americans’ strategies in reducing sodium consumption. The survey involved 1,057 people ages 18 to 80. When asked to what extent they tried to consume or avoid sodium, 53% said they tried to limit or avoid it while 35% said they do not pay attention to it, 5% said they were not sure, 4% said they tried to consume sodium and 3% said they just tried to be aware. When asked what they do regularly in regard to sodium consumption, 57% said they limit or never add salt to food. Other answers were prepare more meals at home to control sodium intake (38%), use herbs, spices or other salt alternatives (38%), purchased products labeled as low sodium (37%), eat smaller portions to control sodium intake (17%), ask that food be prepared without added salt when eating out (7%) and none of the above (22%). FBN 18 months, according to Leatherhead. The particles deliver an intense, salty hit on the taste buds, which means Soda-Lo may be used at lower levels than salt to achieve a desired taste level. Soda-Lo already is being used commercially in bread, pies, pastries and pizza bases in the United Kingdom. It has been shown to reduce salt levels by as much as 70% in bread. Another Soda-Lo project involves cheddar cheese. London-based Tate & Lyle, P.L.C. in October 2011 signed an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Eminate Ltd. for Soda-Lo. Tate & Lyle plans to commercialize the Soda-Lo technology on a global basis, which includes manufacturing, product development, sales and marketing. Tate & Lyle expects to launch a range of products later this year, Javed Ahmen, chief executive, said when the company gave financial results May 31. In North America, Minneapolis-based Cargill already offers FlakeSelect, a process that physically modifies single or multiple ingredients. The thin flakes offer high solubility and have a large surface area. They adhere to topical applications such as salted snacks, cereal, July 31, 2012 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 31

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Food Business News - July 31, 2012
Slowing global economy pressures McDonald’s net
Big changes may be looming for Dole Food Co.
Drought effects go well beyond corn, soybean crops
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Editorial - Global food parallels oil refining
Investments help drive earnings gain at Hershey
Prepared foods market to reach $32.45 billion in 2012
PepsiCo earnings fall on restructuring costs
Private investment group to buy Peet’s Coffee for $1 billion
Sales of Fairtrade-certified products grow 12%
Annie’s earnings climb 18% in first quarter
Food and beverage C.P.I. up 0.1% in June
Nestle Health Science acquires stake in medical foods company
Starbucks breaks ground on $172 million facility
Cal-Maine to buy egg production assets
Emmi Roth expanding in Wisconsin
B&G profit rises behind Culver Specialty business
Paramount Citrus acquires Healds Valley Farms
Washington - Government takes steps to aid drought-stricken farmers and ranchers
Ingredion: More than a catchy name
Ingredient Innovations - The next step in sodium reduction
Health and Wellness - Trans fats in review
Industry Images - Images from the I.F.T.
New Food Products
Supplier Innovations and News
Ingredient Market Trends
Ingredient Markets
Ad Index
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Food Business News - July 31, 2012