UK start-up Just A Splash is on a mission to change the way consumers see alcohol with its individual cooking pouches of premium, seasoned alcohol. "We approach alcohol as a food ingredient and not as a beverage. Our products are an essential cupboard staple, just as salt, pepper or stock cubes,” says its founder Pia Varma.
A 20% sugar cut across all food categories by 2020 – as per voluntary targets set by the UK government – is not technically possible, nor would it be acceptable to consumers, industry lobby the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has said.
Biotech firm Evolva has inked a deal with Paris-based FCI to sell, market and distribute its fermentation-derived citrus flavours valencene and nootkatone.
German flavours and nutrition supplier Symrise reports strong growth in 2016 following expansion and decentralisation of the company.
As the population ages, modifications to the flavour, texture and colour of food for the elderly have become a key focus area for food manufacturers eager to cater to the specific needs of this demographic.
Industry used to shy away from scrutiny towards ingredients lists, but by choosing the right colour or flavour firms can add value to products and reassure consumers, according to colouring food supplier GNT and kids' food brand Appy Kids Co.
Plant-based steak, with a taste and texture to rival the real thing, is one step closer to the market as Unilever, Givaudan and Ingredion join Wageningen researchers in the Plant Meat Matters consortium.
UK flavour house Synergy will launch a range of dairy-based, natural flavours to replace sugar in biscuits and cookies next month.
Food tech start-up Unavoo has launched a natural, stevia- and prebiotic fibre-based sweetener that can replace sugar like-for-like in dairy, bakery and beverage products.
The winners of a Europe-wide programme designed to promote innovative flavour research across universities and research institutes have been announced.
The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council will discuss the issue of dual quality foods next week as Slovakia and Hungary push for EU legislation to prevent manufacturers selling poorer quality products in Eastern countries of the single market bloc.
By swapping fat particles for water or air, manufacturers have achieved up to 20% fat reductions in chocolate and cheese - but the technology can be applied to almost any water-in-fat suspensions, according to emulsion experts Micropore.
Dutch-Anglo food giant Unilever has rejected a $143bn (€134bn) merger proposal from US company Kraft Heinz as being too low.
Titanium dioxide, a common food colouring used in sweets and chewing gum may affect the intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients and protect against harmful pathogens, a study has determined.
The use of misleading images of blood oranges on coloured orange juice cartons has been called into question by Giovanni La Via, MEP, saying it is “not fair for the consumers”.
The value of terms such as home-made, artisan and traditional has been lost to clean label jargon and marketing, says French consumer group Que Choisir. Is it time for a legally-binding EU definition?
Israeli flavour firm Frutarom has acquired South African supplier Unique Flavors as it edges towards its recently-set target of hitting sales of $2 billion (€1.9bn) by 2020.
Indukern is intent on expanding in 2017 with ingredient launches from its recent research and development (R&D) laboratory in Barcelona and the latest acquisition of Mexican firm Cytecsa.
OmegaSweet is a natural, flavour-modifying ingredient that not only replaces sugar's sweetness but mimics its mouthfeel in beverages - a smarter way to reduce sugar ahead of the UK's sugar tax, says the company behind it, Omega Ingredients.
Middle Eastern flavours are gaining popularity in unexpected European food categories, such as ice cream and cheesecake, as they tap into the demand for both floral flavours and modern twists on traditional recipes.
If manufacturers want gluten-free products to look like their conventional wholegrain counterpart, their options are limited. ...
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