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Demand for organic meat on the rise, says Soil Association

UK sales of organic red meat are on a high, boosted by a belief that it is healthier than conventionally produced meat, according to the Soil Association.

‘Portion control and re-sealable bags will be the future trends in confectionery’

Post-Brexit raw material costs, portion control and re-sealable bags are key concerns in the current confectionery market climate, according to Scottish private label confectioner Aldomak.

'Healthy' dips are salt and fat traps: CASH survey

British public health charity, Consensus Action on Salt, has blasted so-called ‘healthy’ dips such as hummus as being salt and fat traps, as its survey reveals 74% of hummus dips...

Wild or farmed fish: will changing consumer attitudes be good news for aquaculture?

The question ‘farmed fish or wild fish?’ has leaned heavily towards the most natural option, but new studies suggest changing consumer sentiment could be good news for aquaculture.

Consumers to test black ice cream 'that changes the color of your tongue'

Rossi Ice Cream is trialing a Black Vanilla Ice Cream that tastes like vanilla, but is black in color, and changes the color of your tongue, this weekend.

Guest article

Can health pros be trusted with nutritional information?

If you can't trust 'health professionals' to sift nutrition data, who can you trust? argues EU food law critic Bert Schwitters after a recent ECJ ruling that potentially shifts the...

A history of food, art, Instagram - and unintended consequences

Terms like ‘foodstagramming’ ‘digital grazing’ and ‘food porn’ may have entered our lexicon recently but the phenomenon is far from new, say researchers - but could the sheer saturation of...

IFT 2016 part two: Ingredients and trends to watch

In part two of our IFT 2016 highlights gallery, we explore trends from the showfloor and the education sessions, spanning sprouted grains, stevia blends and natural antioxidants, colors and flavors,...

Spotlight on Poland's organic food market

What are the key drivers in the Polish organic market and which categories are the most popular? University of Lodz researchers have identified key motives and barriers.

Fashionable shoppers could foil healthy eating guidelines by inflating market prices

Healthy eating guidelines could fall flat as lower income shoppers are increasingly priced out of a market catering for prestige-seekers, a new study suggests.

pacproject scoops up on-the-go packaging trend with Carton Spoon

Packaging design agency pacproject has partnered with EcoTensil to launch its Carton Spoon in Europe.

spotlight on Ireland

Ireland – aiming to become a world leader in sustainability with Origin Green

In spite of low farmgate prices for milk, the Irish dairy industry – with its 18,000 dairy farmers – is seen as a world leader, thanks in part to its Origin Green program.

IFT video vox pop: What do US businesses think of TTIP?

From the Wisconsin cheese manufacturer who must invent cheese names to market its 'Parmesan' cheese to the Ohio flour mill which believes consumer perception over its chlorinated flour may be...

H1 Financial Results

Lindt continues to grow but warns of ‘stagnating’ chocolate markets

Lindt has posted sales and profit growth its half-year results, but has highlighted weak consumer sentiment in some major chocolate markets.

Food brands not quite in tune with consumers’ demands around trust and ethics

KPMG and the Consumer Goods Forum recently polled 400 consumer goods retail and manufacturing executives from 27 countries. They’ve pulled the data for the 34% of respondents that were from...

Trendspotting at IFT: What we saw at the world's biggest food science expo

Plant proteins are trending - but are they better when blended with animal? Coffee flavour is hot, but only if it's cold brew, and coconut is promising a whole lot...

Top five factors when consumers buy ice cream

Using worldwide consumer surveys, GNT Group, the Dutch global provider of food coloring concentrates, has put together the top five factors consumers are interested in when it comes to buying...

Survey results

Brexit Poll: Confectionery industry outlook negative after Brexit vote

The majority of ConfectioneryNews readers polled expect the UK’s exit from the European Union will hit sales volumes for their businesses and lead to price hikes for cocoa and sugar....

Lycored survey says consumers will pay more for natural colors

Consumers are willing to pay a premium of nearly 50% for food and drink formulated with natural ingredients, according to a new survey commissioned by Lycored.

Counterfeit stevia on the rise but spectroscopy could be the solution: Study

Handheld spectroscopy devices could be used for on-the-spot detection of counterfeit stevia, scientists have found.

Coca-Cola turns to baobab in new low calorie soft drink brand

Coca-Cola has launched a soft drink which counts baobab extract among its ingredients: a beverage that could be rolled out globally in the future. 

Has the meal kit craze arrived in Europe?

Meal kits have taken the US by storm with sales skyrocketing in the past year – and with increasing numbers of young Europeans feeling uncertain of their cooking stills but...

What's happening at #IFT16 ?

Top food firms and international experts in food science have come together in Chicago to showcase the latest science, technology and innovation in the industry. We bring you the best...

Eating whole insects preferred to bug-snack mixes: Study

Selling whole edible insects alone is preferable to mixing bugs with regular snack foods in a Western market, new research finds.

Tesco to make all its own-label chocolate Rainforest Alliance certified

Tesco – the UK’s largest supermarket chain – has pledged to use only cocoa from Rainforest Alliance sources in its private-label chocolate.

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