CNI revamps logo

Colloïdes Naturels International (CNI), the world's leading manufacturer of acacia gum, unveiled a new corporate image at the most recent FIE show in London. The new logo, which better reflects the company’s strategic positioning, accents naturalness and modernism. With over a century of experience in the field of hydrocolloids, the family-owned company-based in Rouen, France - works to develop innovation through interactive collaboration with its customers and continues to explore diversified applications for its hydrocolloid-based products. The acacia tree is a natural defense against the advance of the desert in the sub-Sahelian zone. Committed to a process of sustainable development for over a century, CNI and its African partners work to protect the environment, encouraging preservation of acacia for reforestation and prevention of desertification.

Givaudan Flavours sells its St. Louis business, facility

Last month, Givaudan Flavours Corp. sold its St. Louis, Mo.-based food ingredient business and manufacturing facility to PCI Company for an undisclosed amount. PCI Co. also owns Diehl Food Ingredients, Sensory Effects and Emulsion Technology Inc. “The sale of this facility and business is consistent with our strategy to focus on the higher growth core flavor and snack seasoning businesses where value-added Givaudan technologies and solutions enable our customers to market the best tasting products and brands in the world,” said President Dan McCafferty of North America for Givaudan Flavours.

Frutarom secures more space for flavor labs

William Graham, vice president of the Flavor Division at Frutarom USA Inc., announced that the company has obtained an additional 3,000 sq. ft. of flavor development laboratories. State-of-the-art technology is used for the R&D and application laboratories for the beverage, confectionery and bakery portions of the company.