Jain Irrigation - champions of sustainability

It is with some pride that Jain Irrigation, suppliers of dehydrated onion and fruit pulps and purees, announce their honouring by the World Economic Forum as a champion of sustainability.

The very foundation of Jain Irrigation has been in sustainability, not only for itself but the society in which it operates. All of their businesses, be it micro irrigation or food processing and green energy, revolve around the farmer and his sustained well being, with particular focus on the small and marginal farmers. The company lives with the philosophy and mission of 'Leave this world better than you found it', enunciated by its founder Chairman Mr Bhavarlal Jain.

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Thompsons Limited are a Canadian grain and bean supplier based in southern Ontario. As a family owned company they are a passionate group who supply top quality products and back this up with exemplary service. They supply extremely high quality and clean beans often the direct opposite of numerous competitors who focus on larger volumes into larger markets. Thompsons continued focus on food safety is recognised in their latest certification (click here) - a world first for a processor of beans.

For more information on Thompsons and their products please contact us

In the past few weeks, more than 3,000 people have become ill and 37 people have died following a rare E. coli outbreak which originated from German-grown bean sprouts. More recently, seven children were hospitalised in France with E. coli infections after eating contaminated hamburgers.

There was no link between the two E. coli bacteria outbreaks but news like those ones become very common and show an increase rate of contamination in the food industry. It is well known that hamburgers have a great risk for developing E-coli contamination.
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Sethness Products Company

Sethness offers three unique Caramelised Sugar Syrups to sweeten our line of Caramel Colours. Just like a touch of honey, our Caramelised Sugar Syrups provide both flavour and colour in one blend.
They appeal to the growing "natural" segment as they can be simply labelled as "sugar."
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Sherratt Ingredients Welcomes Polygal AG

Sherratt Ingredients are pleased to announce we have been appointed agents for Polygal AG. Polygal are a Swiss based producer of hydrocolloids. They offer a comprehensive range of galactomannans, including Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum and Tara Gum, marketed under their brand names Polygum and Polygel. Polygal have factories in Switzerland, Spain and Pakistan with their research and development facilities based out of their Swiss head office. 

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Sherratt Ingredients Welcomes General Starch

The General Starch range of specialty tapioca starch products are now available in New Zealand.
Of particular interest to customers in New Zealand will be the Starfirm and Gelpro ranges.

Dr Patricia Chong, Business Manager Food at General Starch, says "Our products can be used in a variety of processing and storage conditions, for a diverse range of applications from thickening and stabilising to gelling. Specific applications include replacing more expensive solids such as milk or tomato, fat replacement, and use in low viscosity applications such as beverages and marinades"

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Textured Vegetable Protein

Textured vegetable protein (TVP) is an extruded soy flour commonly used to replace meat or add texture to a finished product.

It is typically made from soybeans (using defatted soy flour) however it is now being sourced from non-soy sources such as pea flour for allergen reasons. With current shortages of meat, TVP is an excellent option to lower meat usage and cost. TVP can reliably bind three parts of water to one part of TVP. Applications include sausages, meat patties, meat pies, meatloaf and vegetarian foods. Sherratt Ingredients can offer a range of TVP products from our supplier Sonic Biochem including natural and caramel coloured TVP in different sizes.

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Emsland Group - Introducing Clean Label Potato Starches

Emsland Group, the leading German potato starch producer, has released a new clean label thickener, Emfix K1. Using the natural benefits of potato starch, such as clean flavour and appearance, alongside the functionalities traditionally associated with chemically modified starches, Emfix K1 is able to be used in a broad range of applications. Emfix K1 can be used in applications such as convenience foods like soups and sauces as a binding and thickening agent. It is well suited to dry mixes and bakery creams and fillings, a traditionally common usage for potato starches. Emfix K1 can also be used in snacks and bakery as moisture regulator to extend shelf life and improve texture. Increasingly consumers are demanding products with more 'natural' ingredients and Emfix K1 meets this demand.

Sherratt Ingredients are able to offer a complete range of starches, starch derivatives and proteins from Emsland Group. These include pea and potato starches, proteins and maltodextrins. If you need further information regarding Emfix K1, or any potato or pea based ingredients please contact us.

Novapro fibre from Novaprom is a natural animal product made from the inner skin layer. It has unique water holding abilities and forms strong protein matrixes with improved texture, bite, and cooked yields. The Novapro fibre has particular application in extended meat products where lower quality meats are used. Nutritionally it is low in fat and low in salt.  Along with the functional benefits, Novapro fibre boasts a clean label and in an ever changing consumer market, where consumers are becoming savvy about ingredient declarations, there is pressure on manufacturers to find “natural” ingredients.

Novaprom as a company has a strong R&D focus – not only looking at new products such as Novapro powder, an injectable functional protein, but also new application areas for Novapro fibre – you can see an article on foodnavigator, discussing research into using Novapro fibre as a natural emulsifier.