The US Food and Drug Administration has amended food additive regulations to allow expanded safe use of acacia gum (gum arabic) in foods, in response to a petition filed by Nexira, supplier of a dietary soluble acacia gum marketed as Fibregum.
Texture and stabilization specialist TIC Gums is now strong in gum arabic replacement for confection coatings, but this business shift started as a mere disaster plan, its president says.
HPP can boost consistency of poor quality gum arabic, study
Treatment by high pressure processing (HPP) was seen to enhance the consistency of both ‘poor’ and ‘good’ quality gum arabic, finds new research from two UK universities.
Cost saving gum arabic replacer strong on texture, says TIC Gums
A modification to a fast drying shell coating system for sugar and sugar alcohol syrups used in confectionery coating and hard panning boosts the sensory appeal of the final product, saves on processing costs and time and can replace gum arabic, says...
Confectionery coating system provides alternative to gum arabic
TIC Gums has developed a fast-drying shell coating system for chewing gum, confectionery and nuts, which it said was prompted by continued high demand and uncertain supply of gum arabic.
Industry response to gum arabic calorie count decision
The notification by the FDA that it has no objection to the lowering of the caloric value of gum arabic in the US has met with a mixed response from the food industry over its significance.
Sudan threatens industry with gum arabic withdrawal
The Sudanese ambassador to the US has threatened to withdraw the
supply of gum arabic, an emulsifier and stabiliser used by the food
industry, in response to a pledge to impose sanctions to help bring
an end to the bloodshed in Darfur.
Sugar-gelatin alternative to pure gum Arabic developed
A matrix of sucrose, gelatin and gum Arabic can successfully
encapsulate citrus flavours, and offer potential as a cheaper
alternative to pure gum Arabic for the process.
CaraGum launches cost-effective gum Arabic emulsifier
A French company has developed an Arabic gum-based emulsifier that
it claims can be used in much lower concentrations than
French colloids firm recognised for export expertise
French colloid firm CNI has been recognised by the government as
the best export agent of 2005, representing something of a coup for
the Iranex group-owned ingredients business.
Jigawa state to boost gum arabic supplies
Global supplies for the hydrocolloid gum arabic could creep up as
Lagos announces plans to sow 500 million seeds to produce the
popular confectionery ingredient, writes Lindsey Partos.
New gum arabic strategy to nurture buffer stocks for price stability
Buffer stocks are the cornerstone of a new strategy unveiled to
stabilise price and sustain permanent supplies for gum arabic in
the world's top three producing countries, writes Lindsey
No problem with gum arabic supplies, says Alfred L. Wolff
A strong network consolidated over 100 years will continue to
secure supplies to the food and beverage industry for the popular
ingredient gum arabic, says German supplier Alfred L. Wolff,
reports Lindsey Partos.
Uganda to boost gum arabic stocks
Global supplies of gum arabic could rise by 20,000 tonnes a year as
Uganda announces plans to export this popular confectionery
Gum arabic shortage opens up market for ingredient alternatives
Prices for the popular hydrocolloid gum arabic used in a range of
food applications have doubled in 12 months as political turmoil
and poor stocks leave the market exposed, writes Lindsey
Reduced gum stocks push prices up
Early depletion of African gum stocks have driven up global prices
of gum acacia. US company TIC gums this week passed the price rise
of gum arabic on to the market.