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Isoglucose market still faces hurdles in Europe

European appetite for isoglucose is still uncertain – despite the impending end to quotas.

Clean label trumps brands in Europe, says report

The ingredient list and a lack of additives or ‘artificial’ ingredients are the most important considerations for consumers when making a food purchase after price, says a new report on clean label in Europe.

Food sector innovation is 'too cautious', says Rabobank

Innovation will be key for food and agribusiness (F&A) industry growth as food demand increases, according to a report from Rabobank.

What’s top on the Commission’s food forum agenda?

The impact of ‘sin taxes’ on competitiveness and consumption habits, food prices, and sustainability were the key points on the agenda for the European Commission’s High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain.

Food safety conference

Top food safety threat is antimicrobial resistance

Four threats, including antimicrobial resistance, and two opportunities will be some of the biggest influences on UK food safety in the years ahead, delegates heard at the Food Manufacture Group’s safety conference this week.

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European Council declassifies TTIP trade negotiation document

European Council declassifies TTIP trade negotiation document

The Council of the European Union has published the negotiating directives for EU-US trade talks (TTIP) after...

Novel food proposal won't mean EU flooded with unsafe foods
Novel food proposals

Does 'history of safe consumption' mean foods are safe?

Proposals to create a separate process for novel food approval from countries outside of the EU will...

Government policies should pass an ‘obesity test’

Government policies should pass an ‘obesity test’

All new UK government policies should be considered in the context of rising obesity rates in an...

Food prices stable – but meat prices at record high

Food prices stable – but meat prices at record high

Meat prices are at an historic high – despite international food markets being more stable than they...

Is the tide turning on hunger this World Food Day?
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Is the tide turning on hunger this World Food Day?

The number of hungry people in the world fell by more than 100 million over the last...

Nestlé misses nine-month sales growth target

Nestlé CEO on missed target: ‘Usain Bolt doesn’t always run 100 metres in the same time either’

Nestlé’s share price fell 2.9% in early trading this morning as nine-month sales growth missed objectives.