For more than 30 years, the Munich-based company Denk Ingredients stands for outstanding expertise and qualified sales distribution of health ingredients with a special focus on the dietary supplements industry. Its portfolio is complemented by innovative and high quality ingredients suitable for the bakery & confectionery industry provided through internationally renowned partner companies.
A new addition to the product portfolio of Denk Ingredients are the upcycled coffee grounds Kafflour® from Kaffe Buneo, an innovative biotechnology start-up from Copenhagen awarded with the title “Danish start-up of the year 2018”. The sustainable raw material consists of processed and defatted coffee grounds and is a vegan, gluten-free and fibre-rich alternative to conventional flour. Using Kafflour® in the production process, bakery & confectionery products or fitness bars benefit from a variety of positive and functional properties. Kafflour® is a unique flour alternative due to its water-absorbing capacity and its high content of protein and micronutrients such as magnesium, calcium or potassium. In addition, the recycled coffee grounds add an intensive browning effect to baked goods even at lower temperatures.
In 2019, InViCo Worldwide became part of Denk Ingredients’ international partner network and extended its portfolio with further great tasting products: soluble coconut water powder with high potassium levels up to 60 mg/g, coconut milk/cream powder (free-flowing) and coconut nectar as a healthier alternative to refined cane sugar. InViCo’s one-of-a-kind evaporation technology produces powders and maintains the vital nutrients found in the coconut. Furthermore, pure superfood powders from açaí and acerola complement the product range. The açaí powder contains high levels of antioxidants as well as high levels of omega 6 and 9 fatty acids whereas acerola powder is a natural source of vitamin C. Both superfoods are an improvement for a wide range of confectionary and baking applications.
Since antioxidants are able to extend the shelf life of pastries and baked goods, they are well known in the confectionary and baking industry. Owing to the longstanding partnership between BTSA and Denk Ingredients, natural antioxidants and vitamin E for various applications are an inherent part of Denk Ingredients’ product portfolio. TOCOBIOL® and TOCOBIOL® Blends (available in liquid and powder form) from the global Spanish company BTSA, protect the final products from oxidation and changes in odour or taste. TOCOBIOL® and TOCOBIOL® Blends consist of natural tocopherols, which create together with further ingredients a synergistic effect enhancing the antioxidative capacity. Another positive effect is that they are stable at high temperatures and have no effect on the end product’s colour and aroma.
About Denk Ingredients
Since Denk Ingredients’ foundation in 1986, its international and passionate sales team has successfully contributed to the performance and growth of the company from the offices in Munich/Germany, and Qingdao/China. Apart from the high level of expertise and long-standing professional experience, the family-owned company has particularly distinguished itself through the exclusive distribution of branded ingredients supplied by its internationally renowned and dependable partners such as Gnosis by Lesaffre, Kaneka, Lonza and Nektium.
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Lise Skaarup Mortensen (52) has a strong financial background with many years of experience in large international companies and has for the past eight years been with Microsoft in international senior leadership positions in India and Germany. Prior to joining Microsoft, she has held senior level positions within the fields of finance and strategy at IBM, AP Moller-Maersk and BG Bank.
Lise Skaarup Mortensen will start at Chr. Hansen on October 1, 2020, after which there will be a short transition period until current CFO Søren Westh Lonning leaves, expected by the end of October. She will also join the Executive Board after the transition period is completed.
Lise Skaarup Mortensen is a Danish national, currently living in Munich. She will relocate back to Denmark to take up this position. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration & Economics from the University of Aarhus/Denmark.
The German company Klaus Böcker has installed technological equipment into the production line of white grapefruit enabling the upcycling of side streams that would otherwise go to waste. This approach will enable Symrise to improve its environmental footprint and also to expand its citrus range with further unique taste profiles.
The company also intends to invest in long-term partnerships with South African farmers to improve agricultural practices and good yields, delivering high-quality products while supporting local families. The cooperative unites nine large-scale and 96 small-scale farmers. The factory Nkwaleni Processors in the KwaZulu-Natal province on the East Coast of the country can process up to 50,000 t of citrus fruit per year and is specialized in processing grapefruit.
AllSecure is an industry-wide standard that has been developed in close cooperation with partners, such as the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), venues, suppliers and relevant authorities for exhibition organizers to adopt and provide reassurance to attendees that events are being held in a safe and controlled environment. For Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe, in particular, the Informa Markets team is in close contact and constant consultation with the City of Frankfurt, the State of Hesse and Messe Frankfurt.
Informa AllSecure is how the industry-wide standard will be adopted at Informa events and features some 35 detailed protocols, covering Cleaning & Hygiene Countermeasures (prior to stand build, again before event opening and during the duration of the event), Phyiscal Distancing following the Crowd Density Standards as set by the State of Hesse, Communication across all channels and platforms, and Protect and Detect in collaboration with the local health authorities.
Full details of the prescriptive protocols, guidelines and initiatives for Fi Europe & Hi Europe in Frankfurt will be announced over the next few months, and the organizer is continually exploring additional enhanced safety principles for contractors, staff and exhibitors.
Natasha Berrow, Group Director Food at Informa Markets, says: “The health and safety of everyone involved at the event is our number one priority, and we wanted to communicate our plans as early as possible. We have been monitoring the situation closely, we are in daily communication with the senior management of Messe Frankfurt with whom we are closely observing the trade shows already taking place in Germany and learning from those."
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and in consultation with key stakeholders across the health and nutrition community, Vitafoods has made the decision to cancel the live event Vitafoods Europe in Geneva/Switzerland, originally rescheduled for the 1 to 3 September 2020, and the transition to a large scale virtual event at the start of September.
Vitafoods Virtual Expo, a large-scale digital event with enhanced matchmaking opportunities, video networking and high-quality educational content, will be taking place from 7 to 11 of September 2020. It shall offer a new way to connect industry experts and support businesses overcome challenges in this new environment today and building a footprint for everyone’s digital evolution in the future.
The company, part of the Uelzena Group, is one of the largest manufacturers for SCM in Europe, supplying major brands and companies in the confectionery industry. To further strengthen this position, the company is expanding its range of products for industrial customers and is also investing in a new, flexible filling line for bag-in-box systems to open up completely new markets.
Completely new products are being added to the range. Examples are sweetened condensed milk with the addition of vegetable fat, purely vegetable alternatives without milk or even replacing the sugar with certain sugar substitutes.
Common packaging systems for SCM are sterile steel containers, drums and loading in tankers. Various bag-in-box systems (BIB) are also becoming more widespread, such as one-way and reusable containers with filling quantities of up to 1,000 kg or cartons with a capacity of up to 25 kg. Yet, currently, there is a strong demand for small BIBs with a capacity of 5 kg or more. They are used for smaller requirements of more artisanal processors from the confectionery, baking craft, ice-cream parlours and small specialty manufacturers.
Therefore, WS Warmsener Spezialitäten has invested in a versatile new filling line, so that it can react more flexibly to the changing packaging requirements of the customers. It also enables the company to expand its sales market, especially in the export of smaller packaging units and the new product variants with vegetable fat to the Asian market.
Peter Fismer (CEO of Fismer Lecithin) and Peer Lucas Fismer (Sales Manager of Fismer Lecithin) said: "This is an unprecedented moment, a sensation. This partnership is a breakthrough in the Non-GMO market. Totalfoods, with its know-how in the Brazilian oil mill industry, and Fismer Lecithin GmbH, with its market expertise of over 25 years, will take pole position in the lecithin market. "
In the coming weeks Fismer Lecithin do Brasil Ltd. will open its office in Sao Paulo together with Masuo Okada, Ricardo Okada as well as Peter Fismer and Peer Lucas Fismer.
ProSweets Cologne (31 January to 3 February 2021, Cologne) can make an important contribution in these times above all as a catalyst. As the central supplier trade fair for sweets and snacks that is staged parallel to trade fair ISM, it not only enables the recently absent personal encounters among business partners. As a worldwide trusted trading place and unique platform especially for the sweets and snacks section, it additionally offers the possibility of the concentrated presentation of innovative products in one location to further promote the economic growth.
There is a huge desire among the industry for a piece of normality in everyday business life. This is also reflected by the number of applications in the early bird phase of the trade fair, which expired at the end of May. The team of the ProSweets Director, Julia Kölsch, has thus registered a significant demand and numerous bookings already seven months before the trade fair starts. More than 100 exhibitors from all of the regularly represented countries have registered in spite of the difficult times brought about by the corona pandemic – in some cases with expanded stand areas. New exhibitors have already registered as well.
As such, the entire product spectrum of processing and packing solutions, robotics as well as ingredients are represented. At the coming event, a stronger focus will be placed on the topic “Ingredients” and an own section entitled “ProSweets Ingredients – inspiring products” will be exclusively dedicated to this theme in Hall 5.2, next to the Trend & Natural Snacks of ISM.
Concepts for digital offers are already being planned for the trade fairs that will be staged in Cologne again from the autumn onwards. Similar digital services are also to be made available for ProSweets Cologne 2021. In addition to the physical trade fair participation, these services enable among others the digital establishment of contacts or networking as well as the exchange of information online and create added value for both the exhibitors and trade visitors. Via the social media channels of the trade fair, further information can additionally be communicated to the trade visitors via Facebook and LinkedIn.