German flour specialist Mühlenchemie has launched EMCE Gluten Plus, said to enhance the properties of gluten in low-protein flours. The company says the ingredient uses legume proteins and promotes cross-linking of proteins.
Followers of the Chiquita Frozen Fruit Smoothies brand on Twitter can enter to win a patio makeover. Participants must submit a photo of themselves or others enjoying the summer while the drink is nearby.
Connecticut, home to hundreds of independent soda makers as recently as 50 years ago, now has just four. The drinks from Avery's Beverages, Foxon Park, Hosmer Mountain Bottling and Castle Beverage are all sought out for their unusual flavors, and because of growing interest in buying local food and beverages.
In the second increase this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is raising quotas for sugar imports by 300,000 short tons. "Additional supplies of raw cane sugar are required in the U.S. market," said the department.
Cacobean Chocolatier of India is introducing soft-filled chocolate in eight spice flavors, including ginger, cardamom and clove. The premium line has been launched at Cochin International Airport's duty free outlet, says the company.