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Sweeteners face slow growth prospects in Europe and US

Changes in consumer behaviour are having major impact on demand for high-intensity sweeteners globally, with Europe and the US facing the prospect of slower growth while demand remains strong in Asia and South America, says IHS.

Olam sells 25% of its packaged food operations to Sanyo Foods to grow in Africa

Olam International sells 25% stake of its packaged food business to Japan-based Sanyo Foods for $187.5m. The partnership is aimed at expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Carotenoids provide dye alternative

Manufacturers of energy drinks and flavoured waters can maintain drink transparency, without compromising taste or quality, claims DSM.

Synergy captures the essence of beef flavour

A new range of beef flavour solutions for savoury food and drink manufacturers has been launched by Synergy.

Carlsberg CEO warns of possible Russian brewery closures as Ukraine standoff bites

Carlsberg’s CEO warned today that its Russian subsidiary Baltika Breweries is considering brewery closures due to a fragile consumer confidence affected by the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Global Industry News

Natural vs organic: What’s the difference, and do shoppers care? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

How clean is your label, and who decides - plaintiff's attorneys or Whole Foods Market? Are ‘all-natural’ claims still resonating with consumers or are other on-pack cues more important? And do shoppers understand the difference between natural and organic claims? 

Vion announces investment in Bavaria from GlobalMeatNews.com

Dutch food group Vion is to double the pork processing capacity at its Landshut plant in Bavaria, as part of a multi-million euro investment in its Bavarian plants.

Australia

Drinkers need to be told about the risk of cancer from alcohol from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Curtin University researchers are now recommending the adoption of cancer warning labels for alcoholic beverages after a study they conducted found that Australians would take not be averse to seeing such advisories on their wine, beer and spirits bottles.

Nestlé offered stores financial incentives to stop carrying rival's products, claims lawsuit

Nestlé Waters North America engaged in ‘deceptive, fraudulent and predatory behavior’ says Nirvana Inc in unfair competition lawsuit from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Nestlé Waters North America engaged in “deceptive, fraudulent and predatory behavior” in a bid to drive a small competitor out of business, alleges New York-based Nirvana Inc in a lawsuit accusing the world’s biggest bottled water company of illegal anti-competitive practices.

Danish Crown ships first supplies to Nepal from GlobalMeatNews.com

Danish pork has arrived at the mountainous state of Nepal in the Himalayas, after interest from meat wholesaler Sanu Khadgi saw Danish Crown deliver its first container.

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction from NutraIngredients.com

Eating foods high Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a study suggests.

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Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Consumers have more negative views towards sugar-sweetened drinks, and show less preference for them, when they come...

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Convenience motivates 17.1% of food consumption among older consumers, according to a report from Canadean.

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes have raised the possibility that fruit and other...

Acid in drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

High-acid drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

Drinks with high acidic content can cause a permanent damage to teeth within the first 30 seconds...

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports
Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade...