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Givaudan said there was a global interest in developing umami taste with lower MSG content

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Givaudan files patent for MSG-free umami

By Kacey CULLINEY

Givaudan has developed a compound blend that creates an acceptable umami impression in food and beverages, enabling elimination or reduction of monosodium glutamate (MSG).

“Fruit ingredients are never there to replace fresh fruit.”

Fruit ingredients shows super European growth

By Nicola Cottam

Food manufacturers have pampered to health-conscious Europeans with a raft of new fruit-based product launches in 2013, with overall fruit ingredient launches up 22% over the preceding year, according to Innova Market Insights.

For us, there’s always what we call a ‘nontraditional’ customer to be found—a customer that isn’t in the candy business today that we’d like to put in the candy business because it’s an impulse buy,” said Bob Simpson, Jelly Belly's COO.

Exclusive interview with Bob Simpson, COO of Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly exec: Stand out in nontraditional retail formats

By Maggie Hennessy

For a company the size and scope of Jelly Belly—the confectionery giant sells more than 100 flavors in 80 countries (and growing) and across multiple market segments—finding untapped channels in the domestic market has become an “out of the box” endeavor....