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March 25, 2019

According to Innova Market Insight, consumers will continue the search for alternative products also in 2019. The consumers are searching sustainable and healthy products, for a varied diet. In particular, from 2013 to 2017, there was a 16% growth of “free-from” products (gluten free, soy free, lactose free). (Source: Innova Market Insights).

CHIMAB R&D Labs answered to consumers’ needs by developing innovative ingredient solutions, in line with the new market trends.

For the BAKING sector, PANEMPROVER EVE is the new food ingredient solution designed for the production of recurring cakes. PANEMPROVER EVE is the real gluten & dairy free alternative to the great leavened desserts typical of the Italian tradition: it is perfect for panettone, italian sweet focaccia, italian Easter typical cake (colomba).

The ingredient solution, based on starches, rice flour and vegetable fibers, makes it possible to obtain a product with a soft and well-hydrated paste, soft when cut and with good texture. The dough can be added with drops of chocolate, candied fruit and raisins without disturbing the leavening.

 

The production process is simple and simple: just mix PANEMPROVER EVE with the ingredients, with a single leavening of about 150 minutes, to obtain a finished product with perfect softness, in full respect of the best tradition.

 

The product range for the production of large leavened products is completed with PERFORMER EVE, an aromatic solution especially developed to give flavor and aroma to your recurring dessert, in full compliance with the characteristics of a gluten & lactose free product.

 

All CHIMAB solutions can be customized according to specific production needs or special aromatic profiles. For further information and tailor-made gluten & dairy free solutions contact our experts: chimab@chimab.it, +39 049 9201496


March 19, 2019

DELISTAB PR is the new functional solution made in CHIMAB, for the production of fillings for fresh pasta, quiche or “cannelloni”. DELISTAB PR contains vegetable fibers and starches and it is developed for clean label  (with no E-number) and gluten free product concept.

DELISTAB PR can be added in the production mixture and it can offer the following functionalities:

  • Cost saving: yield improvement
  • The filling mantains its stable and traditional texture: DELISTAB PR is a hot and cold texturizing solution 
  • Thermostability increase: the filling mantains its characteristic texture during all product life stages
  • High Water Holding Capacity: the filling mantains the proper moisture content - it will be easily processable & even more creamier. The creaminess remains stable during all shelf life
  • Clean label and gluten free filling: DELISTAB PR allows to obtain an “E-number free” label

DELISTAB PR is easy-to-use and it can be customizable, according to different production or recipe needs, thanks to its ease of use and to the neutral colour and taste.

With a wide range of ingredients and a technical and scientific know-how, our technologists can develop the most suitable solution according to your needs: please contact CHIMAB – +39 049 9201496 or chimab@chimab.it


March 13, 2019

Worldwide, the industrial & artisanal ice cream market has grown on average 4% annually. In Europe the sector amounts to 9 billion euros and in Italy, the leading European producer, production is divided between industrial (one third) and artisanal (two thirds) for a total of 2 billion. (Source: Tecnologie Alimentari N.8 2018)

Ice cream is an Italian excellence loved worldwide for its structure, creaminess and unique and inimitable variety of flavours. To be perfect it requires top quality ingredients and solutions.

Ice Cream & desserts addresses all manufacturers of industrial ice cream and frozen desserts, to support them in the daily challenge of innovating and improving the finished products in terms of structure, taste and wellness.

CHIMAB is attentive to lifestyle trends and to the needs of consumers, that choose good and healthy products and to the needs of industry, looking for solutions with high technological content. For ICE CREAM & DAIRY, CHIMAB proposes the CREMIGEL range, balanced emulsifying / stabilizing systems for milk-based ice creams.

CREMIGEL 30 is a hot-soluble emulsifying-stabilizing system for milk ice-cream with an excellent aromatic release and freshness on the palate. The texture of the finished product is smooth and creamy, with good resistance to melting, excellent air distribution and stable overrun. The use of CREMIGEL 30 prevents shrinkage and delays the appearance of ice crystals.

CREMIGEL 809 is a hot-soluble emulsifying-stabilizing system for milk-based ice-cream with pasteurization and homogenization. The finished product has excellent creaminess, good texture and excellent resistance to melting. During extrusion, the product is dry. Usable when you want maximum creaminess and resistance to thermal shock.

CREMIGEL 816 is ideal for use in milk ice cream, after pasteurization and homogenization. It is an emulsifying and stabilized system without carrageenans, with excellent cost advantages. The product is dry during extrusion: the use of CREMIGEL 816 prevents shrinkage and delays the appearance of ice crystals.

CREMIGEL FRG is a cost-saving balanced stabilizing system for the production of ice-creams with fruit or milk, as well as for non-gelled desserts, particularly suitable for cold applications.

The R&D laboratory of the ICE CREAM & DAIRY division of CHIMAB can develop innovative solutions and stabilizing systems in line with production needs. Please contact CHIMAB at chimab@chimab.it - +39 049 9201496


March 06, 2019

Chimab R&D broadens the range of vegan solutions with a functional blend for sauces and dressing, like mayonnaise.

DELISTAB MAYO VEGAN CLEAN is a texturizing system made of native starches and vegetable proteins. The finished product has no allergens, preservatives or E-numbers and it may be pasteurized. Furthermore, it has a stable and creamy texture, with texturizing and flavouring properties as the classic mayonnaise, without off-flavours.

DELISTAB MAYO VEGAN CLEAN can be used in different production facilities and it is simple and easy to use: just dissolve the mix in oil, add the others ingredients and cool at 4°C for 10 hours. This innovative functional solution is perfect for standardizing the production process and it can be tailored to specific needs.


BENEFITS

  • Vegan
  • Allergen Free (no soy nor gluten)
  • Short and clean label
  • E Number free
  • Tailor made flavours available
  • Easy to use (in any facility)
  • Low fat
  • Excellent mouthfeel

March 05, 2019

CHIMAB R&D Labs developed a renewed range of food ingredient solutions for cooked ham.

CARNIBRINE product range includes solutions for low and high injection cooked ham, with different injection range:

  • CARNIBRINE GRANCOTTO PLUS 20,30: 20-35% injection
  • CARNIBRINE BB PLUS: 40-50% injection
  • CARNIBRINE B60: 50-65% injection
  • CARNIBRINE M75: 65-80% injection
  • CARNIBRINE SPEED 100: 90-100% injection

Every CARNIBRINE range products is characterised by balanced and specific formulations that bring many benefits to the finished product:

  • High yield during cooking time
  • Good sliceability
  • Homogeneous colour
  • Low syneresis in sliced product
  • Allergen-free
  • No off-taste

Moreover, CARNIBRINE product range is perfect for reducing tumbler processing time.


March 04, 2019

Parliament in converting the so-called "simplification" into law, made changes to the provisions concerning the indication of the place of origin or provenance of food products. 

With the article 3-bis of the Law of conversion of the Decree Law of 14 December 2018 n. 135, concerning urgent provisions for support and simplification for companies, the national legislation that laid down provisions concerning the indication of the place of origin or provenance of food products was modified.

The provisions envisaged by the Law in question, enter into force three months after the date of notification of the Decree which will identify the specific categories of food for which it will be required to indicate the place of origin to the European Parliament and Council. The notification date will be communicated by publication in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic.

Provisions envisaged by the Simplification Law

The law in question provides that:

  • with a special Decree of the Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, in agreement with the Minister of Economic Development and the Minister of Health, cases are defined where the indication of the place of provenance of foodstuffs becomes mandatory;
  • with the Decree in question will be identified the specific categories of food for which it will be required to indicate the place of origin;
  • in implementation of the Community provisions on food labeling, the Ministry of Agricultural, Food, Forestry and Tourism Policies will provide:
    -) carry out specific studies to identify the presence of a link between the quality of the food and its provenance;
    -) evaluate to what extent the indication of the place of provenance is perceived as significant and when its omission is misleading;
  • the results of the consultations and studies will be made public and transmitted to the European Commission together with the notification of the relevant Decree;the indication of the place of provenance is always mandatory:
    -) in the event that the omission of such an indication may mislead the consumer as to the country of origin or the place of provenance of the food, in particular if the information accompanying the food or contained in the label in the they can make people think that food has a different country of origin or place of origin;
    -) where the country of origin or place of provenance of a food is indicated by any means, such as statements, illustrations, symbols or terms referring to geographical locations or areas, with the exception of the geographical terms appearing in usual and generic names , when such terms literally indicate the origin, but whose common interpretation is not an indication of the country of origin or place of provenance.The provisions in question apply from April 1, 2020;
  • for violations of the provisions concerning the mandatory indication of origin or provenance established by the law in question and by the implementing decrees, the sanctions provided for by Legislative Decree 15 December 2017 no. 231.

 

Products subject to national indicationRecall that until March 31, 2020, are subject to the obligation to indicate the place of origin or provenance:

  • the raw material for milk and dairy products;
  • rice;
  • durum wheat for durum wheat semolina pasta;
  • tomato.

February 18, 2019
Chimab introduces an innovative functional system without animal ingredients for the production of sorbet without milk and dairy products, ideal for vegetarians, vegans or for those who want a milk and lactose freee and highly digestible product. Its formulation is based on starches and derivatives vegetable protein allows to obtain the taste and the typical creaminess of the classic sorbet, but without animal fats or cholesterol.

VEGGIE SORBET product range includes also a sugar free vegan sorbet formulation
 
UNIQUE FEATURES
  • high and stable overrun
  • stable emulsion
  • good thermal stability and shelf-life
FREE FROM SOLUTION:
  • no animal protein
  • without allergens
  • SUGAR FREE, with no added sugar

February 07, 2019

The European Commission has definitively confirmed the use of the substance N- (2-methylcyclohexyl) -2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorobenzamide in dairy products and similar products, in salts, in spices, in soups, in soups, in sauces, in salads, in protein-based products and in non-alcoholic beverages, according to the concentrations provided therein.


The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 10 January 2019 n. 36 amended the Community legislation governing flavorings and some food ingredients with flavoring properties intended for use in and on foods, definitively confirming the use of the substance N- (2-methylcyclohexyl) -2,3,4,5,6 -pentafluorobenzamide in certain food categories.


Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2019/36


In view of the fact that:

  • the substance N- (2-methylcyclohexyl) -2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorobenzamide has been previously authorized;
  • the Food Safety Authority has completed the safety assessment of this substance, concluding that use as a flavoring does not raise safety concerns based on estimated intake levels for certain categories of food;

the European Commission has definitively confirmed the use of the substance N- (2-methylcyclohexyl) -2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorobenzamide:

  • in dairy products and similar products, in a concentration not exceeding 1 mg / kg;
  • in salts, spicessoups, sauces, salads, protein products, in a concentration not exceeding 6 mg / kg;
  • in non-alcoholic beverages, in a concentration not exceeding 3 mg / kg.

January 23, 2019

Ongoing studies on new ingredients for the food industry bring CHIMAB R&D to the developing of functional blends for the production of fresh pasta

  • Gluten & Allergen free
  • Gluten Free & Vegan
  • Gluten Free & Organic

Functional blends perfect to improve color, texture and cooking stability typical of traditional fresh pasta. The finished product has an excellent stability over time, during the period of storage in refrigerator and negative temperatures. Perfect elasticity during processing: ideal in stuffed pasta.CHIMAB food ingredient solutions can be used in different shapes of pasta: please contact CHIMAB R&D Lab and discover the right solution for your needs.


January 16, 2019

In view of the publication by the European Food Safety Authority of further scientific advice on certain substances that can be used in plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs and to identify some drafting errors and of ambiguities present in the current legal text, the European Commission has modified the above mentioned Community legislation, accepting the indications of scientific opinions and correcting the errors in this text.

The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 10 January 2019 n. 37, amended the Community legislation regulating the production of plastic materials and objects intended to come into contact with food products.

The Regulations come into force on 31 January 2019.

Provisions envisaged by Regulation no. 2019/37

The Regulation in question, which became necessary in the face of:

  • of the indications received from the European Food Safety Authority, concerning:

-) the publication of further scientific advice on certain substances that can be used in food contact materials (MCA), as well as on the permitted use of previously authorized substances;
-) the use of some authorized substances;

  • the identification of some drafting errors and ambiguities in the text;

provides for the modification, in the regulations concerning materials and objects of plastic material intended to come into contact with food products, of the provisions concerning:

  • the Union list of authorized substances that can be used in the manufacture of the products in question;
  • food simulants that must be used in tests to demonstrate the conformity of plastic materials and objects not yet in contact with foodstuffs at the planned migration limits.

Information on changes to the list of authorized substances that may be used in the manufacture of MOCA plastics

The change shown:

  • in the list of authorized monomers, of the other starting substances, of the macromolecules obtained by microbial fermentation, of the additives and of the adjuvants of the polymerization process, it refers:

-) for the substitution of the entries concerning MCA substances:
*) n. 467 - crotonic acid;
*) n. 744 - copolymer of 3-hydroxybutanoic acid and 3-hydroxy pentanoic acid;
*) n. 1066 - 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylate of dimethyl;
*) n. 1068 - [3- (2,3-epoxypropoxy) propyl] trimethoxysilane;
-) for the introduction of the new MCA substances:
*) n. 1059 - poly [(R) -3-hydroxybutyrate-co- (R) -3-hydroxyhexanate);
*) n. 1067 - dimethylcarbonate;
*) n. 1069 - isobutane;

  • in the list of restrictions by group of substances, concerns the introduction of the references of substances with numbers 467, 744 and 1059 and providing for the total specific migration limit (relating to the sum of the substances in the group in question) of 0 , 05 mg of substance per kg of foodstuff;
  • in the notes on the verification of compliance (8), refers to the introduction of the new note no. "(27)";
  • in the list concerning the detailed specification of substances, refers to the replacement of the restriction line of the substance MCA n. 744 - copolymer of 3-hydroxybutanoic acid and 3-hydroxy pentanoic acid.

Indications regarding changes to the list of food simulants

The changes made to the list of food simulants to be used in tests to demonstrate the conformity of plastic materials and articles not yet in contact with foodstuffs at the migration limits (10), concerns the specification of the type of proof that it must be carried out in dairy products according to the type of pH detected (≥ or

Transitional provisions

The Regulation in question allows the materials and objects made of plastics produced according to the provisions in force up to 31 January 2019, the possibility of being able to be placed on the market until 31 January 2020 and remain on the market until the stocks are exhausted.