The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its first assessment of the threat of crime to the UK food and drink sector.
The European Commission has approved the use of stevia as a sweetener in mustard in Europe, a decision welcomed by manufacturers as an opportunity for new product development.
A method to recreate a rare class of plant-derived chemical compounds has the potential to be produced on an industrial scale for the food and flavour industries.
Food ingredients firm, Corbion has opened an R&D and applications laboratory, which the firm said would drive the business to new levels of innovation.
Leading UK food and drink manufacturers have given “an overwhelming endorsement” to the campaign for the UK to remain in the EU.
Sensory profiling and product testing can be complicated, but Norwegian researchers have developed methods that are simpler, faster and cheaper, allowing smaller companies to carry out their own new product development, they say.
The London Stock Exchange Group has picked out 75 up-and-coming British food businesses which are fuelling success in the whole sector thanks to an "insatiable appetite for the artisan, the alternative and the adventurous," it says.
Naturex is calling on innovative start-ups with fresh ideas on plant-based ingredients, green technologies and novel farming processes to collaborate with it thorugh Ingenium, its open innovation accelerator scheme.
Manufacturers and suppliers have a role to play in helping elderly people enjoy a sensory connection with food, says the co-founder of Ode, a device which stimulates appetite through the use of fragrance.
Understanding the biological mechanisms responsible for detecting the salty taste will help create solutions to combat the health problems caused by overconsumption of salt, a study has determined.
The founders of Ugly, an unsweet, fruit infused sparkling water brand, believe consumer palates will become less focused on sweet in the coming years. This can open up opportunities for beverages such as unsweetened iced tea, unsweetened cold brew coffee, and further innovations in bottled water.
Demand for citrus flavour market is set to rise in Europe in the next ten years, says Future Market Insights (FMI) - but which are the most popular flavour blends, what is fuelling this growth and how steady is supply?
Non-alcoholic and low alcohol beers only account for a small proportion of the global beer market. However, these categories are showing stronger growth than the overall beer market, according to figures from Canadean.
Plant-derived sweetener thaumatin can be made up to 1.7 times sweeter by swapping basic amino acids, Japanese researchers have found.
The news that food giant Mars will phase out all artificial colours from their global food and drink offerings in the next five years, follows similar actions carried out by Kraft, Nestlé and Hershey.
Faced with a growing wave of consumer demand for products with simpler, natural colours and flavours, food and drink companies have been notoriously slow to respond, says Mintel.
Beijing Gingko Group (BGG) has opened an office in Switzerland and taken on ex-Indena global marketing chief Christian Artaria to run the operation.
The EU has further expanded its protection of artisanal foods beyond Europe’s borders as it granted protected geographical indications to Cambodian Kampot pepper and a type of Turkish fig last week.
Net profit at Nestlé fell by more than a third in 2015 as the Swiss food giant missed sales forecasts making price rises difficult in a tough economic climate.
A new study has highlighted clean label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and bakery categories.