Microencapsulated Yeasts Investigated for Wine Production

Funded by the European Commission, the INNOYEAST project aims to increase competitiveness of the European wine industry through the microencapsulation of wine yeast strains. From the press release: The European project known as INNOYEAST (Innovation and improvement of European wine industry competitiveness by the research and development of native microencapsulated wine yeasts to produce quality […]

Frankenfoods: Is Microencapsulation the Future of Eating?

An article entitled “The Frankenfood that improves you” in UK’s The Times newspaper highlights a number of highly-technological developments in functional foods. Of these, encapsulation technologies play a huge role in their picture of the future of foods. From the article [emphasis added]: Imminent slim while you guzzle: pizza and beer to help you lose […]

GAT Food Essentials Wins Frost & Sullivan Microencapsulation Award

From Nutraingredients: Microencapsulation specialist GAT Food Essentials has won the 2009 Frost & Sullivan European Functional Food & Beverage Microencapsulation Technology Innovation Award in recognition of its new water-in-oil-in-water technology. The proprietary water-in-oil-in-water (wowCAPS) technology offers enhanced protection to functional food ingredients by preventing the oxidation and degradation which can occur during food processing. This […]

Bitterness of Protein Enrichments Masked by Gelatin Encapsulation

From Foodmagazine: Bitter-tasting casein hydrolysates may find more applications if spray-dried with gelatine and soy protein isolate, suggests a new study from Brazil. By microencapsulating the protein hydrolysates in a mixture of gelatin and soy protein isolate significant reduced the bitterness of the resulting ingredient. “[This] has the advantage of being a simple, low cost […]

Iron and Omega-3 Boosted Milk Enabled by Microencapsulation

Microencapsulation has allowed a Costa Rican dairy manufacturer to produce a milk enriched with both omega-3 fatty acids and iron, two normally incompatible compounds. From Nutra Ingredients-USA: Austrian-based microencapsulation specialist, GAT Food Essentials, is supplying latin America’s largest dairy with an omega-3 form that is allowing the dairy to offer a difficult to achieve, non-chilled […]

Danisco Increases Probiotic Culture Survival With Encapsulation

From Alibaba: Danisco Bio Actives has unveiled outstanding initial results using novel encapsulation technology to improve the survival of probiotic cultures at high temperatures and during storage in semi-moist applications. Trials with an encapsulated Lactobacillus acidophilus culture have found that resistance to temperatures up to 50°C (122°F) increased tenfold when heat treatment was applied for […]

Food Encapsulation Market Estimated to be $35.4 billion in 2014

The market research company MarketsandMarkets claims that the food encapsulation will be a $35.4 billion industry by 2014 in their latest pricy market research report. From PR Newswire: According to a new market research report, ‘Global Food Encapsulation Market’ (2009 – 2014)’, published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com) analyzes the food encapsulation technology, ingredients and packaging market […]

Company Offers Vitamin Enriched Spices Through Microencapsulation

From Philadelphia Business Journal: VitaminSpice, which has developed and markets a line of spices and seasonings blended with vitamins, is now a publicly traded company. The Wayne, Pa., company was bought by Qualsec, a shell company traded on the OTC Bulletin Board, in a reverse merger. “We pursued the reverse merger strategy to raise funds […]

RFP on Microencapsulation of Hydrophylic Aromas

A request for proposal has been issued by an international food company seeking a partner to develop an encapsulated method of releasing scents from food and beverage packaging. From InnoCentive: “The Seeker, a multi-national food and beverage leader, is looking for partners or supplies that may be able to provide a new method of controlling […]

Microencapsulated DHA Developed by General Mills

General Mills has collaborated with Martek to produce a microencapsulated omega-3 fatty acid to be used as a food additive. From the press release: “Developed by General Mills, this technology is anticipated to enhance Martek’s ability to produce high-quality, cost-effective DHA powders for certain food applications, particularly long-shelf life products and applications with sensory and […]