Kreglinger Specialties’ Food Department represents specialty ingredients for the Food and Beverage Industry. We are continuously expanding our portfolio, keeping up to date with current market trends.
Kreglinger’s aim is to participate in projects at R&D level as much as possible. We can provide added value and support to our customers. If required, our Commodities department can assist with less specific but necessary ingredients.
Our Account Managers are dedicated to providing our services to the following countries: Benelux, United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Germany.
Kreglinger specialties is committed to keeping up-to-date with current trends in the food ingredients industry. One key trend is Natural and Organic. ‘Natural’ includes ingredients of natural source and no added artificial preservatives and/or additives. ‘Organic’ defines ingredients which are produced in an environmental and sustainable manner and with strict limitations to the use of chemical pesticides, fertilizers and antibiotics. Also genetically manipulated ingredients are not allowed.
Functional foods are fortified, enriched or enhanced foods which offer health benefits that enhance basic nutrition. Some foods may have a nutrient decreased or removed, also from a health aspect, for example fat. Functional ingredients can improve the product’s processing and quality. They also give extra characteristics, during production and/or by absorption of water, to the final product such as texture.
Health and nutrition are a growing concern amongst the population. increased awareness of the link between diet and diseases like obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal conditions, cancer, … have changed the consumer’s food choices. also the effect on our personal well-being results in a greater attention in the selection of food.
There is a growing need by consumers for foods with a healthier nutrient profile and simpler ingredient listing. Clean labeling stands for the removal of chemical sounding ingredients such as artificial food additives, e-numbers and reduction of sugar, fat or salt.