According to Potatoes USA Chief Executive, Blair Richardson, global potato consumption continues to increase, reports Potatopro.com.

He cites an increase is eating out and global demand from new markets driving this growth.
  We also know that as a natural gluten free, low fat product, potato also delivers on other major global food trends.

This growth affects the potato starch industry as starch potatoes compete with standard potatoes for every hectare of land. With chipping and snack contracts falling short of global demand, farming capacity is at all time premium.

There is no expectation for this trend to reverse.

For more information, please see:

Potato Pro – US article


Daymer Ingredients Limited are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Danish-based, Harboes Brewery for the sales and distribution of their industry-leading Barlex® malt extract range.

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Harboes Brewery is one of the largest Nordic producers of malt extracts with global sales of over €215m.  With BRC Grade A malt extract production facilities in Denmark and a full range of liquid and powder malt extracts to offer, we are excited about the opportunities this range presents to our customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

As a clean label, totally natural ingredient, Barlex® malt extracts offer product developers an interesting, on-trend ingredient for many food items including pies, snack food, seasonings, baked goods, drinks, dairy products and vegan and meat free convenience foods.

Malt Extract can be used for a wide variety of food and beverage applications including:

Colour correction – as a natural ingredient alternative to E150 Caramel chemicals
Sweetness – a natural sweetener for bakery, dairy, savoury and beverage applications
Flavour – for either direct malty notes and roundness
Natural flavour enhancement – in both savoury and sweet food products.
Sugar reduction – replacing lost consumer appeal when moving to alternative sweeteners
Flavour masking – especially in combination with Stevia application
Enrichment – in health food and cereal products
Fermentation – growth media for fermentation and agricultural supplements

For more information about the Barlex® product range, samples and competitive pricing, please contact us.

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As featured on FoodNavigator.com

By Caroline Scott-Thomas+, 16-Jan-2014

The European Commission has agreed new rules to curb speculation in food commodities, in order to avoid a repeat of the global food price spikes seen in 2008.

http://www.foodnavigator.com/On-your-radar/Food-prices/EU-agrees-rules-to-curb-food-speculation