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Food and drink innovations – in pictures

Meatless meat products, 3D printed gummy sweets and milk chocolate reindeer droppings were just some of the innovations launched by food and drink manufacturers recently.

Report slashes Halal growth forecast

Thompson Reuters has cut its growth forecast for the global Halal food market, saying the market will grow to just under US$1.6tn by 2020, instead of 2018 as predicted last year.

Food prices are staying lower for longer, says FAO

Commodity prices are low and steadily falling according to the FAO – but this boon to food security comes at a cost to farmers and threatens to create a sluggish,...

Meat-free alternatives - brought to you by the meat companies

Sensing a shift in consumer eating habits and attitudes, several German meat companies are leading the way in innovation and NPD for meat substitutes: “We will be the first and last generation that...

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The live debates: Call for panellists at ISM and ProSweets sessions

ConfectioneryNews will host three live sessions at ISM and ProSweets 2016 and seeks experts in confectionery packaging, chocolate reformulation and companies with innovative strategies to reach Millennials to join our panels.

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...

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...

Top snacking trends: Texture, flavour and on the go

Texture and flavour were among the top six snacking trends that promised opportunities to manufacturers, according to Innova Marketing Insight.

UK's organic standards up for public consultation

The Soil Association is updating its organic standards to make them more practical and transparent and is calling on the public to give its opinion in an open consultation.

Could pecans be the next big ‘better for you’ ingredient in snacking?

Pecans could become a mainstay ingredient across the bakery and snacks industry as consumers look for more versatility in their products, says the Center for Pecan Innovation.

FoodNavigator's September News Quiz

How much do you remember from September's breaking news stories, latest food science findings and new product launches? Take our quiz and put yourself to the test....

‘The rare case of an ancient food that has found a place in modern food processing’: Mintel predicts big things for lucuma

Lucuma, a caramel-flavoured fruit from Peru, is tipped to be the next superfood used in chocolate, ice-cream, snacks and more – and Europe is leading the way in product innovation, says...

Nescafé and Google in virtual reality coffee experience: ‘People feel as if they are right there in the plantation’

Transparency on sustainability needs to go beyond data on packaging if it is to really engage consumers, says Nescafé, as it partners with Google to launch a virtual reality coffee...

Guest article: analyst insights

Global market for natural food colors to reach $1.7bn by 2020

The global market for natural food colors is predicted to reach $1.7bn by 2020, with 20% of this market attributed to beverage applications. Analysts Iti Singh and Indu Tyagi, from...

How can industry tap into consumer demands for local?

Nearly 80% of British consumers say buying local produce is important but only 30% actually do – why is this and can large-scale food manufacturers satisfy this desire for local?

Coloring Food with food: Will EU regulations spur a global shift to natural colors in confectionery?

Confectioners to ditch non-artificial additive colors as EU rules enter full force, says GNT

Coloring Foods supplier GNT says the global confectionery market will rapidly move away from artificial and additive colors as an implementation period to conform with EU rules on colors looms.

60-second interview: Vicky Fligel, business development manager, Glanbia Nutritionals

Protein is hot, but customers are getting more discerning about the source and quality, says Glanbia Nutritionals

Glanbia Nutritionals has expanded beyond its dairy roots to add pea, chia and flax protein concentrates to its portfolio to meet growing demand for vegan protein, says business development manager...

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

Hoping to build on the momentum driving up sales of tea in the US, manufacturers are offering new flavors and delivery platforms that keep consumers engaged. At Expo East, companies...

Is the clean-label trend fuelling food waste?

As demand for preservative-free food rises, whose fault is it if food waste increases too – industry or consumers?

Welsh food and drink firms target Scandinavia

Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits will join 15 other Welsh food and drink manufacturers on a trade mission to Scandinavia in a bid to find new trading opportunities and “sustainably grow” the...

DSM stays in leader zone of Dow Jones sustainability index

DSM has been named as one of its sector’s leaders in environmental prudence in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, but the company says it sees such lists as a...

‘No success model’ for new protein ingredients

Novel protein ingredients face a difficult future with too many barriers to entry to make success likely – but there are brighter prospects for Quorn and some potential for insect...


Anti-dumping: Will Tate & Lyle pull the trigger on Chinese sucralose?

Concerns are mounting within China’s sweeteners industry over the risk of Chinese sucralose becoming a target for an anti-dumping investigation by the US or EU, according to industry sources.

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