Culinary Ingredients
from Here and There


  Ingredients and industrial (semi finished) food products are typically manufactured by food companies,
  then sold to customers which are also food industries or professionnals in food processing.
  These later ones are simply located more "downstream" than the first ones within the increasingly complex chain
  of elaboration of the final food products eaten by people.

  This pattern is becoming increasingly relevant for a large proportion of food manufacturers :
  65 % are already regularly buying ingredients and semi finished food products ;
  40 % already sell such food products intended for subsequent industrial use, although the percentage of their
  global turnover represented by such sales may widely vary from one company to another (from 100 % for BtoB
  specialists down to a few % for some companies not yet fully organized to develop this specific business)

  The growing demand for ingredients and semi finished foods is promoted by various long-term trends :
  * Worlwide increase in consumption of ready-to-eat products and of meals consumed outside home
  * Increased diversity of products and of their culinary inspirations, stimulated by the mobility of people and goods
  * Evolutions of the food industry similarly to other businesses (car industry, electronics...)
     > Marketing & industrial specialization on "core businesses and processes"
     > Spreading of missions between final assemblers of heavily marketed consumer foods, and upstream providers
        of specific food components, services, or contract-operated processes
     > Constraints of food hygiene and safety, of environnement and profitability going against the multiplication
        of the processes within a single food plant.

Herebelow links give access to web sites in French or English mostly focussed on food ingredients.

* Companies specialized in Consulting, Market Studies, Training, Recruitment in the ingredient area
* Newsletters, magazines and professional associations in the BtoB food area
* Professionnal Trade Shows for Ingredients
* Database, directories and specific sites in the BtoB food area
* Our own selection of interesting web sites in other food areas

  > Companies specialized in Consulting, Market Studies, Training, Recruitment in the ingredient area :

  INGREDYS CONSULTANTS (Vannes - France) :
  Market studies, strategic analysis and training in marketing and sales specially for
  food companies willing to diversify their customer base and develop their own sales of
  intermediate food products or contract processing towards other food manufacturers.
  TASTE CONNECTION (Wooton under Edge - UK) :
  Your partner in Taste, Experts in Flavour and Food Trends. Also suppliers of premium taste and   flavour ingredients including dehydrated herbs, spices, seasonings, pastes and flavours
   LILIA (L'Isle sur la Sorgue - France) :
  Marketing and support to sales of equipments and processes to the food industry.
  NUTRATECH CONSEILS (Montelimar - France) :
  Consultant engineers for the health and nutrition industries
  GALLOS & Associés (Paris, Lyon, Montpellier - France) :
  Recruitment consultancy for executives and managers in the B to B food area
>>>>>>>>>>>>    Should you wish to appear in this list, please do contact us.

 > Newsletters, magazines and professional associations in the BtoB food area :           Back to top of list

Newsletters : "Breaking news on food & beverage development". Daily : "Breaking news on supplements, nutrition & healthy foods". Daily

  Arômes Additifs Ingrédients :
  Process :
  RIA :
  Le Manager de l'Alimentaire :
  The World of Food Ingredients (NL) :
  International Food Ingredients :
  Food Ingredients & Analysis International (UK) : , then "Food Mfrg"
  Food Engineering & Ingredients (NL) :
  Nutraceuticals World :
  Nutrafoods (Italie) : , then "Nutrafoods"
  Natural Product Industry Insider (USA) : : Nutraceuticals
   This forum -in French- mainly deals with food hygiene and safety, GMP guides and
   Many of these questions are often linked with food formulation and ingredients. It provides a
   very interesting view on topics of concern within the French food manufacturing community.


  FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations :
  FOODDRINKEUROPE : EU Food & Drink Industry :
  ANIA Association of the French Food Industry :
  FEVIA Federation of the Belgian Food Industry :
  FDF Food and Drink Federation (UK)
  CLUB PAI (F) : Club of French ingredient manufacturers or subsidiaries :

FEDIMA European Federation of Intermediate Products Industries for the Bakery &
             Confectionery Trades :
  SYNPA Association of French Manufacturers of Food Additives & Ingredients :
  ANMF Association of French Flour Millers :
  IOFI International Organization of the Flavor Industry
  EFFA European Flavour & Fragrance Association

  Leatherhead Food International (UK) :
  TNO (NL) Nutrition & Food Research :
  ISIPCA (F) Inst. sup. du parfum de la cosmétique et de l'aromatique alimentaire

& French

  CODEX : International food standards :
  EFSA : European Food Safety Agency : 
  ANSES : French Safety Agency :
Ministry of Agriculture & Food Industry (France) :

  Should you wish to appear in this list, please do contact us.

 > Professional Trade Shows for Ingredients :                                                                 Back to top of list

  * IN-FOOD (Paris Nord Villepinte) :
    Exhibition of B2B solutions for the Food Industry. Ingredients and Outsourcing
  * SIAL (Paris Nord Villepinte) :
     International Food Show including a section for semi finished foods (PAI) and ingredients
  * SIRHA (Lyon) :
     International Food Show for the Foodservice market, including some suppliers of ingredients
  * Sandwich & Snack Show (Paris) :
     Meeting of the snacking market, including suppliers of ingredients and fillings
  * CFIA Rennes (Brittany - France) :

      Trade show for suppliers of the food industry, including a food ingredient section
  * JTIC :
     International Milling and Cereal Industries meeting and trade show
  * EUROPAIN & INTERSUC (Paris Nord Villepinte) :
     Trade show of the bakery, pastry, ice cream, chocolate and confectionery industries
  * SPACE (Rennes) :
     International livestock trade fair
  * ANUGA (Köln) :
     The largest food and beverage fair in the world
  * BIOFACH (Nürnberg) :
     World organic trade fair
  * ISM (Köln) :
     World's biggest confectionery trade fair
  * PROSWEETS (Köln) :
     International supplier fair for the confectionery industry
  * SIGEP (Rimini) :
     International fair in gelato, confectionery and bakery fields
  * MIG (Longarone) :
     International ice cream exhibition
  VITAFOODS (Geneva) : : Nutraceuticals
   * FiE Food Ingredients Europe
    The European Trade Show for ingredients (in yearly alternance with HiE) :
  * HiE (Health Ingredients Europe)
     International exhibition and conference for savoury snacks and nuts
   * IFT FOOD EXPO : then "expo"
    The reference trade show in America, organized by 'International Food Technologists'
    The reference expert show for ingredients used by the dynamic pet food industry
     US trade shows for nutraceutical and botanical ingredients
  IFIA JAPAN (Tokyo) :
  The reference trade show in Japan, a key market for 'health ingredients' too
  International Exhibition for Food Ingredients, Additives and Flavourings
Food fair lists : Extensive list of food fairs worldwide
  Should you wish to appear in this list, please do contact us.

> Database, Directories and specific sites in the B to B Food area :                              Back to top of list

Directories   The World of Food Ingredients (NL) :
  Ingredient Findex (USA) :
  Food Ingredients Online (USA) :
  Ingrid (UK) : : Toll Directory for worldwide ingredient suppliers : Food processing Subcontractors in France : Directory of Sweet Ingredients Suppliers
Filières spécifiques : Canadian Site on dairy ingredients : Site on Food Additives (bilingual english & turkish) : Site on Food Flavours (and fragrance) : Site on Tomato for the Industry : Site on spices and aromatic herbs : Site on sugar, its manufacturing and various uses in the industry
  Should you wish to appear in this list, please do contact us.

> Our own selection of interesting web sites in other food areas :                               Back to top of list


   Chef Simon : : Culinary Techniques and Recipes in pictures
   Hervé This (INRA) and the 'Molecular Gastronomy' concept :
   Librairie Gourmande (F) : : Old and recent books of Gastronomy
   Editions Tec & Doc (F) : Scientific Editions especially on food
   Librairie Lavoisier (F) : : The professional bookstore in Paris for food
of foods
   'Nutrient Database' USDA : : a broad range of analyzed products (US) : Database of food and related sciences : Chemical Composition of food and medicinal plants
  Please do advise us of your own preferred sites !