Taste has always been an important component in food, and is becoming even more so to consumers in recent years. Manufacturers can combine several extracts to meet growing consumer demand for more ‘adventurous’ flavours. By Gary Augustine, executive director, Market Development, Kalsec Incorporated
Darlaston-based food importer and manufacturer Alamgeer Foods is to import more spices and ingredients from Asia after securing a US$ 154,289 (£100,000) international trade finance loan from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and an invoice discounting facility from Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance.
The use of the liquid spices and herb extracts can create multi-dimensional heat sensation that enhances tastes. Manufacturers have to make careful material selection and most importantly, find a good supplier partner. By Gary Augustine, executive director of market development, Kalsec
Spices are susceptible to infection from moulds at any stage from pre-harvesting to storage. With stringent regulations and control in place, appropriate toxin testing can go a long way in preventing costly consignment rejections. By Carol Donnelly, marketing manager, R-Biopharm Rhone