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Does MSG have a future in Europe as umami gains flavour favour?

Global demand for MSG is set to rise,  but can the additive shake off its negative health associations in Europe - and if not, does that mean a gap in the market for MSG-free umami seasoning?

Does MSG have a future in Europe as umami gains flavour favour?

Is larger sized food packaging tricking consumers into overeating?

Bigger sized food packaging could trick consumers into believing portion sizes are bigger than they are, according to new research.

EFSA cannot rule out that food additive may cause cancer

EFSA cannot rule out that the food additive octyl gallate (E311) may cause cancer due to a lack of data, it said in a safety review published last week.

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Firmenich reports ‘solid’ performance in spite of ‘challenging market’

Fragrance and flavour firm Firmenich has reported €2.75bn net sales and 2% growth despite challenging market conditions, says the firm.

Turning rice waste into protein

The EU-funded project BIORICE has discovered how to turn starch production waste into protein supplements.

Tougher rules on food sustainability needed

More legislation is needed to compel companies to develop sustainable food security, according to food business executives. 

SABMiller rejects AB InBev proposal: ‘It still very substantially undervalues SABMiller’

SABMiller has rejected a proposal from AB InBev, which had been outlined this morning and valued the company at around $103.6bn / £68bn. 

Consumers will pay more for products with additional information on ingredients, allergy, survey finds

Manufacturers could help restore consumers' waning faith in the quality and safety of food and beverages, and potentially command a higher price point, by providing consumers with more information about how products are made and ingredients are sourced, reveals a new consumer survey. 

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