The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been operating in Latin America for ten years but the majority of its membership remains producers, so the next big push has to come from local brands, says its outreach and engagement manager.
Products containing SweeGen's stevia-derived non-GMO Reb M are expected to launch in Colombia in late 2018 and throughout 2019 following approval from the country’s Secretary of State for Agriculture and Procurement (SEAB).
Yogurt sections in grocery stores across LATAM are growing as consumer demand for the products increase. In response, brands are innovating with on-the-go and high protein versions increasingly in demand.
Denmark-based Novozymes is seeing significant opportunity in a number of sectors in Latin America, with significant opportunities in low-lactose applications and artisanal-baked goods in Brazil, says the company’s VP for food and beverages, Americas.
Continuing its expansion across Latin America, Barentz International has established a joint venture with Sao Paulo-based Tovani Benzaquen Ingredients. The JV marks Barentz’s first real entrance into the Brazilian market.