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Consumer Research Shows Health Continues to Drive the Purchasing Agenda

A recent consumer survey, commissioned by the market research company FMCG Gurus on behalf of BENEO, reveals that health is now considered so important that almost every second respondent in Europe is prepared to pay a premium for food and drink products that provide a health benefit . This trend is most prominent amongst the younger generation with 54% of those aged 18-24 willing to spend more on healthy foods. With health driving purchase decisions, a big opportunity exists for manufacturers to tap into this trend by developing great tasting products with added nutritional credentials.

BENEO’s sweet pharmaceutical excipient enables formulations of the future

Combining great taste and excellent functionality, galenIQ™ is setting new standards in minitablet

Mannheim (Germany), November 2019 – CPhI Worldwide, 5–7 November in Frankfurt a.M., is the perfect place to make new business contacts, strengthen existing relationships, discover state-of-the-art ingredients and meet BENEO’s expert team. Taking center stage on stand 102C11 is the company’s high quality, water-soluble filler-binder, galenIQ™. Owing to its sweet taste and excellent technical properties, it is the excipient of choice for pharmaceutical manufacturers of solid dosage forms who are looking to make the most of the growing minitablets trend.
Although tablets are still the most widely used drug delivery system, many end users, including young children, the elderly and patients with dysphagia, have difficulty swallowing conventional tablets. Multiparticulate forms such as minitablets (1–4 mm diameter) offer a convenient solution. They are easy to swallow, can be designed to disintegrate rapidly in the buccal cavity or can be sprinkled onto soft food. However, successfully manufacturing minitablets requires the use of a filler-binder with certain characteristics.
BENEO’s galenIQ™ offers excellent flowability, great compressibility and ensures content uniformity. These functionalities enable high tablet hardness at a low compression force, which is key for the production of minitablets using sensitive multiple-tip punches.
“Given the special needs of very young and very old patients and the increasing demand for innovative dosage forms, BENEO’s galenIQ™ is the filler-binder of choice for minitablets. Manufactured from sucrose, it has a sweet taste and enhances the palatability of orodispersible minitablets, ensuring patient compliance,” said Dr Maj-Britt Cepok, Head of Business Development Pharma at BENEO.
Also on display during the event, the company will showcase multiple-tip punches of 2 and 3 mm diameter from the tableting tool manufacturer Ritter Pharma-Technik GmbH. In addition, Mr Ard Lura, a PhD student from the Institute of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at University Düsseldorf, will present results from scientific studies that show the feasibility of using galenIQ™ in minitablets formulated with commercially available APIs.
Designed to meet the exacting specifications of the pharmaceutical industry, the multifunctional galenIQ™ is available with a range of varying particle sizes, morphologies and levels of solubility. This makes it a highly flexible excipient that can be used to formulate tablets, chewables, lozenges, effervescents and powder blends.

BENEO Announces Price Increase for its Functional Fibres

October 2019 – Leading functional ingredients manufacturer, BENEO, has announced a global price increase of 5% on average on its functional fibres, inulin and oligofructose, for food and feed applications.

Chinese consumers increasingly seeking better nutrition for improved gut health

48% of the respondents agreed that taking care of digestive health is part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Chinese consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of gut health. In a recent consumer survey conducted by the market research company InSites on behalf of BENEO, 72% of Chinese consumers believe that diet plays a major role in building a healthy lifestyle. Close to half of the respondents also agreed that taking care of their digestive health is an important consideration in maintaining overall well-being.

BENEO Celebrates 10 Years of Supplying its Sustainable Pet Food Protein

BENEO is pleased to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its plant-based vital wheat gluten protein - BeneoPro W. The occasion marks a decade of BENEO providing its high-quality and sustainably-sourced ingredient to the pet food sector, ensuring pets around the world benefit from healthier meal solutions.

BENEO Focuses on Prebiotic Chicory Root Fiber for Digestive Health at IFT

Consumers Show High Interest in the Gut Microbiome as Contributor to Overall Well-being

Parsippany, NJ – May 2019 - During this year’s IFT Food Expo in New Orleans June 2 to 5, functional ingredients manufacturer BENEO will showcase the power of its prebiotic chicory root fiber for digestive health in Booth #3423. Consumers in the U.S. are recognizing the microbiome as essential for their overall well-being and are looking for ways to support their digestive health, naturally.

BENEO Opens Application Center in São Paulo

Latin American Customers will Benefit from the Development of Regional Applications

São Paulo, Brazil – May 2019 – BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, announced today the opening of its Regional Application Center in São Paulo, Brazil. The new Application Center allows BENEO to better support product development in the region and enables the team to provide more localized support, including recipe adaptation, tasting sessions and lab trials for customers.

Prebiotic chicory root fibre maintains microbiota balance in children – even following antibiotic treatment

April 2019 - A new study¹ demonstrates that daily consumption of chicory root fibre in children aged 3 to 6 years, can keep the level of bifidobacteria higher and more stable, also during antibiotic treatment.

BENEO is Now Capable of Producing Organic Inulin from Chicory Roots

April 2019 – Leading functional ingredients manufacturer, BENEO has announced that it is now capable of producing organic inulin from chicory roots, making it the first ingredient manufacturer to do so.

BENEO’s game-changing ingredients contribute to new breakthroughs in sports nutrition

FIC 2019, Shanghai (18th March – 20th March 2019), Booth #61J12

BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers in functional ingredients, participated in FIC 2019 in Shanghai to demonstrate how the industry can create innovative sportified food and drink products that are relevant and appealing to mainstream consumers.

BENEO invests 4.3 million Euro in new plant in Belgium

New production facility to open in response to growing demand for meat-alternatives

BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has invested 4.3 million Euro into a new production plant for vegetal protein in Wanze, Belgium. The opening of the new facility was officially announced at an inauguration ceremony on Friday 1st March 2019 to mark the occasion. The plant is part of the existing BioWanze factory, a modern biorefinery producing food, feed and ethanol.

BENEO encourages healthier indulgence with first toffees containing Palatinose™

ISM, 27th - 30th January 2019, Cologne, booth number: 10.2G77

At this year’s ISM trade fair leading functional ingredients manufacturer, BENEO, will showcase and sample the first toffees with its functional carbohydrate, Palatinose™. The new product concept has been created to offer consumers a healthier toffee alternative. It replaces more than 30% of the high glycaemic sugars contained in a standard toffee recipe, supporting a lower blood glucose response.

BENEO’s game-changing ingredients offer winning results at HiE

HiE 2018, Frankfurt (27th Nov – 29th Nov 2018), Booth #8A51

At this year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) in Frankfurt, BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers in functional ingredients, demonstrates how the industry can create innovative, sportified food and drink products that are relevant and appealing to mainstream consumers.

Sportification moves into the Mainstream for BENEO at HiE

HiE 2018, Frankfurt (27th Nov – 29th Nov 2018), Booth #8A51

BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers in functional ingredients, will be using HiE 2018 in Frankfurt as a platform to educate attendees on various emerging industry trends, including sportification. Working in collaboration with professional triathlete and BENEO ambassador, Marc Rink, the company will educate visitors on the opportunities presented to those leading an active lifestyle and showcase BENEO’s latest developments in nutrition when sports and a healthy lifestyle are combined.

BENEO Launches New Clean Label Rice Starch Remypure S52 at IFT 2018

Chicago, IL – July 12, 2018 - BENEO, a leading manufacturer of natural food ingredients, will unveil its new Remypure S52 clean label rice starch at IFT 2018, McCormick Place, Chicago in booth # S1440. This new ingredient, the second clean label native rice starch in the company’s portfolio, provides food manufacturers an opportunity to create unique textures and excellent product stability even under harsh processing conditions.

New Study Shows Improved Digestive Health & Strengthened Defences in Children Thanks to Chicory Root Fibres

July 2018 - A recently published scientific study by Professor Tamás Decsi and Szimonetta Lohner at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Pécs, Hungary, has shown important health benefits in kindergarten children aged 3 to 6 years, as a result of consuming prebiotic chicory root fibres. Previous studies have demonstrated a strengthening of the natural defence system on infants and children between birth and two years of age. However, this is the first time this evidence has been established for this age group.

BENEO Opens North American Application Center to Showcase Advances in Nutrition and Technical Food Applications

North American Customers to Benefit from Development of Regional Applications

Parsippany, NJ – June 21, 2018 – BENEO, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, today announced the opening of its BENEO North American Application Center in Parsippany, NJ. The new Center focuses on developing advances in its functional ingredients application portfolio and bringing that expertise closer to customers in the North American market.

Success for BENEO as Chicory Root Fibers are included in FDA’s “Approved Dietary Fibers” List

June 2018 - As part of the new food and nutrition labelling regulations, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that chicory root fibers will enter the newly established list of approved dietary fibers. This means that BENEO’s ingredients, Orafti® inulin and oligofructose, will continue to appear as dietary fibers on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts panel.

Triple-improvement with Palatinose™ demonstrated in real-life situation

April 2018 - A recent study by Henry et al1 has compared a low glycaemic diet - that included BENEO’s functional carbohydrate Palatinose™ - with a high glycaemic diet, in a real-life scenario. The results have shown that participants who followed the low glycaemic profile diet experienced three main improvements: a lower glycaemic profile, reduced variability in blood sugar levels and improved fat burning.

Scientific study shows improved fat oxidation and better performance in athletes
when using BENEO’s Palatinose™

May 2018 - A scientific study by Professor Daniel König1 and his team at the Department of Sports and Sport Sciences of the University of Freiburg, Germany, has shown that with a pre-load of Palatinose™ endurance athletes “maintained a more stable blood glucose profile and higher fat oxidation, which resulted in improved cycling performance compared with maltodextrin”.

BENEO Launches Prebiotic Logo at FiE 2017

FiE 2017, Frankfurt (28th Nov – 30th Nov 2017), Booth #F61, Hall 8

November 2017 - BENEO has double cause for celebration at this year’s FiE. As well as marking ten years of BENEO at the show, the company will also be launching a new on-pack logo to further support the promotion of digestive health and wellness achievable through its prebiotic chicory root fibres.

BENEO to Present Nutrition Solutions that Last a Lifetime at Food Matters Live

Food Matters Live (21st – 23rd November 2017), London, ExCeL, Booth #405

October 2017 - BENEO will be showcasing how its ingredients can help support positive nutrition throughout a lifetime to visitors at this year’s Food Matters Live show, taking place in London.
From the very early stages of life onwards, adequate and safe foods are essential to ensure normal development and long-term health. A tailored diet can help you come a long way to stay independent, active and dynamic throughout life.

BENEO Celebrates 10 Years of ‘Connecting Nutrition and Health’ at FiE 2017

FiE 2017, Frankfurt (28th Nov – 30th Nov 2017), Booth #F61, Hall 8

August 2017 - BENEO will be celebrating the young company’s 10-year anniversary at FiE 2017 in Frankfurt. Originally launched at FiE 2007 in London, BENEO has since focused on delivering its brand promise to contribute to better nutrition and health for people and animals. This year, BENEO will be exhibiting at FiE once again and will be using the show as an opportunity to celebrate this important company milestone together with its customers and business partners.

Healthier Snacks with BENEO’s Ingredients at IFT 2017

Cookies and Cereals with Less Sugar but Equal Sweetness, Taste and Texture

June 2017 -BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients, will focus on lower sugar content in indulgent foods and snacks during the 2017 IFT Food Expo in Las Vegas from June 25-28 at booth #4023. Recent technical trials show that cookies and coated cereals using BENEO’s ingredients from nature cut down on sugar content while delivering the great taste and texture consumers expect.

Smart Snacks with BENEO at IFT 2017

Healthier Snacks are the Focus for a Better Day

April 2017 -BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, will focus on healthier snacks at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo in Las Vegas from June 25-28. Visitors to booth #4023 will learn how small bites to eat throughout the day can be made healthier to be in in tune with today’s consumer requirements.

Scientific publication shows that chicory root fibres can significantly lower the blood glucose response in sugar-reduced food products

March 2017 - Prebiotic chicory root fibres can significantly lower the blood glucose response when used to partially replace the sugars in a food product. This effect has now been confirmed for formulations with low levels of sugar replacement in two well-designed blood glucose response studies¹. Correlation analysis of the data also highlighted the more sugar that is replaced with chicory root fibre, the lower the blood glucose response will be. The linear slope suggests this effect can be seen with less than the 20% of sugar replacement, which is the lowest level that was experimentally tested.

BENEO takes sugar replacement to the next level at FIC 2017

FIC 2017, Shanghai (24th – 26th March 2017), Hall 5, Booth #51T11

March 2017 - At this year’s FIC exhibition, BENEO is focusing on the physiological effects of sugar replacement and the importance of looking ‘beyond the label’. In keeping with this theme, BENEO is showcasing a variety of samples that take sugar replacement to the next level, using ingredients that have a sugar-like indulgent taste and texture that consumers expect, but also contribute to balanced blood sugar levels and more.

Study shows direct link between BENEO’s chicory inulin and improved wellbeing

February 2017 - A new study¹ shows that BENEO’s prebiotic chicory root fibre, Orafti® Inulin, induces selective changes in the gut’s microbiota composition that can be directly linked to improved regularity and wellbeing for the first time. The study, conducted by Professor Jeroen Raes, Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Professor Kristin Verbeke, Translational Research in Gastrointestinal Disorders unit at the University of Leuven, Belgium, has been published in the journal Gut and highlights the very selective effect of Orafti® Inulin on the gut microbiota composition².

BENEO set to inspire with sweet sensations

BENEO presents innovative sugar-free hard candy concepts at ISM 2017

January 2017 - At ISM 2017 in Cologne, BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers in functional ingredients, is set to inspire visitors with its latest innovations in sugar-free hard candies presented in its new Sweets Collection.

Studies show further digestive health benefits for BENEO’s chicory fibre

February 2017 - Two recently published scientific studies are building on findings from earlier research, with results showing that BENEO’s prebiotic chicory root fibres support digestive health by improving bowel regularity and softening stools, while being very well tolerated. With up to 30% of the Western population (including children) affected by a low number of weekly bowel movements and hard stools¹, the potential for using chicory root fibres in this area of digestive health cannot be underestimated.

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