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A&B Ingredients On Managing COVID-19 Related Supply Chain Risks and Global Disruptions

A&B Ingredients On Managing COVID-19 Related Supply Chain Risks and Global Disruptions

October 7, 2021
Fairfield, NJ, October 7, 2021 - Recent global events have negatively affected the food industry and the food supply chain in various capacities. Members of the food and beverage industry have experienced challenges with raw material procurement in the past several months. These challenges have been compounded by COVID-19 lockdowns, climate disasters, staffing and logistics challenges, spiking demands,... Read More

A&B Ingredients Launches Its Redesigned Company Website

September 1, 2021
Fairfield, NJ, September 1, 2021 -- A&B Ingredients, a leader in providing unique and functional ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry, is proud to announce the launch of its redesigned company website: www.abingredients.com. The new website features a clean, modern interface equipped with robust features and resources. The site was designed to serve as an easy-to-navigate... Read More

A&B Ingredients Shares Top Three Food Ingredient Trends of 2020

January 25, 2021
Will The 2020 Food Ingredient Trends Remain in 2021? FAIRFIELD, NJ, January 25, 2021 -- A&B Ingredients, a leader in providing unique ingredients to the food and beverage industry, announced their Top Three Food Ingredients that enjoyed the highest growth in 2020. Natural preservatives, plant proteins, and textured plant proteins were in high demand among A&B Ingredient's customers.... Read More

A&B Ingredients Low Sodium Sea Salts Receives FSSC 22000 Certification

A&B Ingredients Low Sodium Sea Salts Receives FSSC 22000 Certification

November 29, 2018
A&B Ingredients announced that its low sodium sea salt Two Seas Sea Salt® products have received FSSC 22000 certification for the product manufacturing and packaging facilities in Eilat and Atlit Israel. The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing an organization's food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global... Read More

Cytoguard LA Antimicrobials Sees Surge In Light of Recent Vegetable Product Recall

Cytoguard LA Antimicrobials Sees Surge In Light of Recent Vegetable Product Recall

April 9, 2018
Antimicrobial Compound Effective At Reducing Pathogenic Organisms In A Wide Range Of Food Products FAIRFIELD, NJ, April 9, 2018 -- In light of the recent massive vegetable product recall by one of the nation's largest vegetable packaging companies, A&B Ingredients reports a spike in interest of their CytoGuard Lauric Arginate antimicrobial product line for use as a vegetable wash.... Read More

Study Results Show New Lauric Arginate Formulation Significantly Improves Quality and Safety of Fresh Meats

Study Results Show New Lauric Arginate Formulation Significantly Improves Quality and Safety of Fresh Meats

February 26, 2018
FAIRFIELD, NJ, February 26, 2018 -- The results of a recent study undertaken by A&B Ingredients confirms treatment of fresh meats in a dilution of a new Lauric Arginate formulation significantly improved the quality and safety of fresh meats. According to A&B Ingredients' findings, fresh meat cubes treated with its new Lauric Arginate formulation achieved a 1.5 log reduction in spoilage... Read More

PA5051 Probiotic Granted Patent for Treatment of Chronic Digestive Diseases

November 20, 2017
Plant-Based Probiotic Supplement Derived From Natural Environment FAIRFIELD, NJ, November 20, 2017 -- A&B Ingredients announced that its natural probiotic PA5051® has been issued a new patent as a method for treatment of chronic digestive diseases. The new patent covers both inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD) and nonspecific enteropathy (NEP), and can be used as a treatment for both humans... Read More

A&B Ingredients Unveils CytoGuard CDP, Cultured Dextrose

June 5, 2017
Clean Label, Natural Shelf Life Protection FAIRFIELD, NJ, June 5, 2017 -- A&B Ingredients has unveiled a new natural, clean label shelf-life protection ingredient, CytoGuard® CDP.  Based on cultured (fermented) dextrose, CytoGuard CDP is the latest addition to the company's broad range of natural shelf-life protection ingredient products. In making the announcement, Gil Bakal, A&B... Read More

A&B Ingredients PA5051 Pediococcus Acidilactici Probiotic Relieves Canine Dermatitis

A&B Ingredients PA5051 Pediococcus Acidilactici Probiotic Relieves Canine Dermatitis

March 2, 2017
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A&B and Hydrosol Form Strategic Alliance

November 16, 2016
New Solutions System Lets Food Manufacturers Offer Wide Range Of Meatless Products FAIRFIELD, NJ, November 17, 2016 -- A&B Ingredients, a leader in providing unique ingredients to the food and beverage industry, announced a strategic alliance with German-based Hydrosol GmbH & Co. for the representation of its complete vegetarian meat alternatives systems within North America. The... Read More

A&B Ingredients New Double Play Natural Antioxidant Combination

September 6, 2016
Introducing CytoGuard® OX-WST and CytoGuard® OX-OST Antioxidants FAIRFIELD, NJ, September 6, 2016 -- A&B Ingredients announced the availability of two new powerful naturally-blended CytoGuard antioxidants -- CytoGuard® OX-WST and CytoGuard® OX-OST.  Providing a clean label solution that addresses the problems of oxidation in food manufacturing, A&B Ingredients' new CytoGuard antioxidants... Read More

Imagilin Technologies' JJ Lin to Present Results of New Probiotics Clinical Study at R&D Applications Seminar in Chicago

July 27, 2016
FAIRFIELD, NJ, July 27, 2016 -- A&B Ingredients announced that JJ Lin, Ph.D., Imagilin Technologies Chief Scientist, will discuss the company's latest clinical study on the effects of probiotics on humans at Prepared Foods R&D Applications Seminar August 17th in Chicago, IL. Entitled "The Choice of Innovative Plant-Based, Non-Spore Forming Probiotics: Pediococcus Acidilactici... Read More

CytoGuard LA Antimicrobial Now Proves Effective in Combating Pathogens in Vegetable Products

June 1, 2016
CytoGuard LA Yields 3 Log Reduction In Raw Onions FAIRFIELD, NJ, June 1, 2016 -- The deluge of food recalls in recent weeks, many of which stem from the same Listeria outbreak is once again putting food manufacturers on the defense with respect to food safety. A&B Ingredients' Gil Bakal agrees noting that additional procedures in combating pathogens need to be put into place to further... Read More

A&B Ingredients Unveils New Branding Initiative

May 3, 2016
FAIRFIELD, NJ, May 3, 2016 -- A&B Ingredients announced it has unveiled a new branding initiative for its ingredients product offerings, all of which will now fall into three specific categories. Health & Wellness -- Pisane® Pea Protein, PA5051® Probiotics, Two Seas Sea Salt® Food Safety & Quality -- CytoGuard® Antimicrobials, Antioxidants and Yeast and Mold Inhibitors... Read More

Recent MSU Study Affirms Effectiveness of Lauric Arginate in Combating Pathogens in Poultry

April 19, 2016
FAIRFIELD, NJ, April 19, 2016 -- Scientists at Mississippi State University (MSU) recently determined that "after test tube sampling of Lauric Arginate, as well as coating the outside of raw chicken, it was 'very effective at destroying the bacteria.'" MSU researchers studied the use of Lauric Arginate as a preservative to assist in fighting pathogens that cause foodborne illness in... Read More

A&B Ingredients Projects Increased Growth of Its Pea Protein

A&B Ingredients Projects Increased Growth of Its Pea Protein

January 28, 2016
Pisane Seen As Natural Replacement For Other Proteins FAIRFIELD, NJ, January 28, 2016 -- According to the India-based MarketsandMarkets by 2020 the pea protein market is projected to reach $34.8 million globally. They project pea proteins will also experience a global annual growth rate of 8.8% from 2015 to 2020. Gil Bakal, A&B Ingredients Managing Director, is not surprised noting... Read More

A&B Ingredients Reacts To Latest USDA Recalls 167,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef For Possible E. Coli

A&B Ingredients Reacts To Latest USDA Recalls 167,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef For Possible E. Coli

November 4, 2015
Cites Greater Need for Food Safety Throughout Shelf-Life FAIRFIELD, NJ, November 4, 2015 -- Responding to the latest American Meats, Omaha, NB, recall of over 167,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli, A&B Ingredients' Gil Bakal once again stressed the need for food manufacturers to take greater steps to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. According to the recent... Read More

A&B Ingredients Reports Significant Gains for Low Sodium Sea Salts

A&B Ingredients Reports Significant Gains for Low Sodium Sea Salts

October 26, 2015
Two Seas Sea Salt Products Contain Range Of Lower Sodium Levels FAIRFIELD, NJ, October 26, 2015 -- In response to growing demands by consumers for lower sodium food products, A&B Ingredients notes that it is seeing a significant increase in demand for its Two Seas Sea Salt products. Two Seas Natural Low Sodium Sea Salt is based on a blend of sea salts harvested from the mineral-rich Dead... Read More

Joe O'Neill Joins A&B Ingredients as VP Sales & Business Development

Joe O'Neill Joins A&B Ingredients as VP Sales & Business Development

October 6, 2015
FAIRFIELD, NJ, October 6, 2015 -- A&B Ingredients announced the appointment of Joe O'Neill as the company's new Vice President of Sales & Business Development.  In his new position, Joe will be responsible for managing the company's day-to-day sales efforts of its specialty ingredients line of products including pea proteins, antimicrobials, antioxidants, shelf life extenders, probiotics,... Read More

A&B Ingredients Announces Availability of Wet-Milled Pea Protein Isolates for Pet Industry

A&B Ingredients Announces Availability of Wet-Milled Pea Protein Isolates for Pet Industry

September 16, 2015
FAIRFIELD, NJ, September 16, 2015 -- As more pet owners look toward non-GMO, clean-label food products for their pets, pet food manufacturers are looking toward alternative, natural food ingredient sources, says Gil Bakal, A&B Ingredients Managing Director. He notes that a growing number of pet food companies are looking to incorporate wet-milled pea protein isolate in pet food for that... Read More

CytoGuard Antimicrobials Can Reduce the Threat of Pathogens Such as Salmonella

CytoGuard Antimicrobials Can Reduce the Threat of Pathogens Such as Salmonella

August 18, 2015
A&B Ingredients' Antimicrobial Able To Achieves 99.99% Reduction FAIRFIELD, NJ, August 18, 2015 -- The recent recall notice by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken products once again sheds light on the continuing problem of food safety facing the meat and poultry industry, notes... Read More

Rising Egg Costs Drawing Greater Attention to Pisane Pea Protein as Egg Powder Replacement

August 15, 2015
Pisane Pea Protein as Egg Powder Replacement Fairfield, NJ, August 6, 2015 -- In response to BB&T Capital Markets analyst Brett Hundley, who suggested retail egg prices could continue to surge to over $6 per dozen, A&B Ingredients' Gil Bakal simply states, "It could very well happen." The prediction was reported in an NBC news report earlier this week. Bakal points out... Read More

Pisane Pea Protein Projected to Gain Strength as Egg Powder Replacement

May 25, 2015
FAIRFIELD, NJ, May 26, 2015 -- According to a recent New York Times report (May 21, 2015) "With avian flu devastating a significant portion of the nation's egg-laying hens, major food companies and restaurant chains are bracing for shortages and scouting the country to find alternative supply sources." The Times notes that the Department of Agriculture reports that approximately... Read More

CytoGuard LA Lauric Arginate Antimicrobials Achieve 4 Log Reduction In Combating Salmonella

CytoGuard LA Lauric Arginate Antimicrobials Achieve 4 Log Reduction In Combating Salmonella

May 13, 2015
Fairfield, NJ -- A&B Ingredients announced that its CytoGuard® LA Lauric Arginate line of antimicrobial products is now able to achieve a 4 log reduction in reducing pathogens including Salmonella. The announcement, according to A&B Ingredients, is timely in light of the recent U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) proposed new federal standards... Read More

A&B Ingredients Reacts to Latest CDC Report on Pathogens

December 9, 2014
Fairfield, NJ, December 9, 2014 -- Commenting on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released recap of major food borne illness outbreaks that has taken place over the past year, A&B Ingredients Managing Director Gil Bakal noted "that the findings should come as "no surprise." The CDC reported that this past year major pathogen outbreaks included... Read More

A&B Unveils New Pisane Pea Protein Isolate

October 21, 2014
Fairfield, NJ, October 21, 2014 -- A&B Ingredients unveiled the latest addition to its pea protein offerings -- Pisane® B9. Introduced at this year's SupplySide West in Las Vegas, this new pea protein isolate was created to meet the growing needs of manufacturers of high protein baked goods, including protein bars, granola bars, bread products, and extruded crisps. A&B Ingredients... Read More

PA5051 The New "Vegan" Probiotic

August 8, 2014
Fairfield, NJ, August 8, 2014 -- "PA5051, a hardy probiotic supplement based on Pediococcus Acidilactici, is a new novel probiotic that serves the vegan marketplace extremely well," says Gil Bakal, Managing Director of A&B Ingredients. Cultivated from wild switch grass, the new probiotic supplement has evolved to survive the stresses imposed by nature and the environment. A&B... Read More

Pea Protein Hits One Out Of The Park

July 24, 2014
Fairfield, NJ, July 24, 2014 -- The Wall Street Journal (June 26, 2014) recently reported on the New York Mets undertaking an unusual pregame warm-up. According to the Journal the ball players agreed to be "taste-testers for a new plant-based protein burger." The burgers were made with pea protein and other non-meat ingredients, the creation of California-based Beyond Meat. And... Read More

A&B Ingredients Unveils The Next Generation Probiotic

June 11, 2014
PA5051 Probiotic More Robust And Stable, Provides Important And Beneficial Functions Fairfield, NJ, June 11, 2014 -- A&B Ingredients, a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of high-quality natural food ingredients, in cooperation with Imagilin Technology LLC, announced the availability of a new generation of probiotics -- PA5051. PA5051 is a hardy probiotic supplement based on... Read More

CytoGuard LA Antimicrobials Prove Effective In Combating Pathogens In Seafood Products

April 7, 2014
Fairfield, NJ, April 7, 2014 -- A&B Ingredients reports exceptional test results using its powerful antimicrobial agent, CytoGuard LA in combating Listeria, the most prominent bacteria found in seafood. FDA approved, CytoGuard LA is also extremely effective against other pathogens that can affect the food processing of fresh or frozen seafood. Based on Lauric Arginate, a derivate of... Read More

A&B Ingredients Announces Availability of CytoGuard Stat-HA

November 11, 2013
Latest Additional to CytoGuard™ Family of Products Extends Shelf Life Fairfield, NJ, November 11, 2013 -- A&B Ingredients, a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of food ingredients, announced the addition of CytoGuard™ Stat-HA, a powerful natural shelf-life extender, to its line of natural food ingredients. Manufactured from a blend of natural flavors, CytoGuard Stat-HA increases... Read More

A&B Ingredients' New Two Seas Sea Salt Building Strength

August 21, 2013
Contains 50% Low Sodium While Retaining Taste Profile Fairfield, NJ, August 21, 2013 -- While salt reduction has become more than just a buzzword for the food industry, A&B Marketing Director, Gil Bakal, points out sea salt continues to gain prominence among consumers. He points to the company's recent introduction of a natural sea salt, Two Seas Sea Salt, noting that its success is not... Read More

Multifunctional Pea Fiber Improves Stability, Texture and Yield in Meat & Poultry Products

July 29, 2013
SWELITE® Clean Label Vegetable Fiber Formulation Aides In Shape Retention Fairfield, NJ, July 29, 2013 -- A&B Ingredients reports that much of the success to date with its recently introduced Swelite® pea fiber lies in its ability to not only improve product stability and texture of the final product, but the yield as well. Specifically designed for use in ground meat and... Read More

A&B Ingredients Debuts Two Seas Sea Salt

February 20, 2013
Contains 50% Low Sodium Natural Sea Salt Fairfield, NJ, February 20, 2013 -- Much has been written about the effects of excess sodium intake and its relationship to health. High sodium intake has been directly associated with hypertension, a major cause of cardiovascular disease which is believed to result in over 150,000 deaths per year within the US. While small quantities of sodium... Read More

Cytoguard LA Antimicrobials Offers Natural Preventative Against Foodborne Illnesses

February 5, 2013
Fairfield, NJ, February 5, 2013 -- Amidst continue news reports of the ever-growing problem of meats tainted with such pathogens as listeria, salmonella and E. Coli in prepared foods, A&B Ingredients does report better than expected sales of its CytoGuard LA™ antimicrobial. Gil Bakal, A&B Ingredients' Managing Director, notes that A&B Ingredients developed CytoGuard LA™ specifically... Read More

A&B Ingredients Offers New E. Coli and Salmonella Intervention Information Sheet

October 23, 2012
Fairfield, NJ, October 23, 2012 -- CytoGuard™ LA, a bactericide solution used for the surface treatment of fresh and RTE meats, is the subject of a new information sheet from A&B Ingredients, a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of high-quality natural food ingredients. CytoGuard LA a powerful antimicrobial based on Lauric Arginate, is a derivative of lauric acid, L‐Arginine,... Read More

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