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We have to do more to reduce waste as an industry, warns Leatherhead expert

Food manufacturers should leave no stone unturned as they search for ways to decrease waste and increase the value of manufacturing waste streams, says Steve Osborn of Leatherhead Food Research.

Food firms must cater for consumers on autopilot

Food and drink manufacturers need to make their products appear to be an effortless choice for consumers operating on autopilot and stop over rationalising their habits, advises leading behavioural scientist...

Key Insights from Food Vision

Building for the future: DSM on lessons from Food Vision 2014

Industry needs to ‘dramatically innovate’ if it is to come up with sustainable solutions to feed the world, says James Bauly of DSM, as he summarises his take away messages...

When it comes to NPD, is consumer 'liking' an overrated idea?

Testing the consumer liking of a new product may be an overrated idea that ‘breeds mediocrity’ and means products fail to differentiate themselves against the competition, according to David Howlett...

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

Chocolatiers back project for world’s first certified sustainable hazelnuts

UTZ Certified has begun a three-year initiative to develop a certified sustainable hazelnut supply in Turkey, which accounts for 70% of global production.

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the...

Tests reveal a third of lamb takeaways contain different meat

Almost a third of lamb takeaway meals contained other cheaper meat, according to findings released by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Sustainable palm oil shift is cheaper than bad publicity impact

The cost of moving towards traceable and sustainable palm oil is marginal compared to the long-term effects of negative publicity, says Euromonitor.

MSC to launch first sustainable seaweed standard

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries to include wild seaweed for the first time.

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

Welsh farmer turned entrepreneur Laurence Harris tells BeverageDaily.com about his nationwide distribution ambition for the UK’s first organic flavored milk brand Daioni.

Special Edition: The possibilities of chocolate with reduced cocoa butter

Price pressures: Will chocolate makers bite the bullet on cocoa butter alternatives?

Chocolate purists may turn to alternative vegetable fats amid escalating cocoa butter prices, but taste and regulatory stumbling blocks remain, according to an analyst.

Further horsemeat tests ordered

A new round of tests to see if beef products contain horse has been ordered by the European Commission.

Bakeries struggling with calls to cut salt, sugar and fat

Manufacturers of baked goods are reaching a point where calls to cut salts, fats and sugars in products are becoming detrimental to the quality of their products, a bakery manager...

Manufacturers miss big breaks with small innovations

Food and drinks manufacturers could be missing out on ground-breaking new product development opportunities by making too many small adaptations to existing products, a leading consultant has warned.

Food manufacturers should act over Ukraine crisis

Food manufacturers should protect themselves against political instability – such as the Ukraine crisis – and extreme weather by planning contractual protection, warns food law firm Roythornes.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: FINAL THOUGHTS

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith in functional products. 

European cocoa grind slows in Q1

The amount of cocoa processed in Europe has remained flat in the first quarter of 2014 following three quarters of growth, according to the European Cocoa Association.

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...

FOOD SAFETY SUMMIT 2014

Catch food fraud before it happens

Food fraud must be dealt with swiftly and seriously to prevent harm to consumer health, according to one industry expert.

dispatches from ISA conference 2014

Behavioural economist: Do the nutritional thinking for people if you want change

Consumers don’t really want more nutritional information, they want an easy life, according to a behavioural economist talking at a conference in Brussels.

Special edition: Automation

Name and shame unethical supply chain practices

Reluctance to adopt technologies, like automation is in part driven by ‘endless squeezing’ of supplier margins by the major multiple retailers, says the PPMA Group (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association).

CIUS calls for close monitoring in ‘uncertain’ EU sugar market

European Sugar Users (CIUS) has called on the European Commission to implement temporary market measures should sugar end stocks fall below a certain threshold amid uncertainly in the EU sugar...

Sustainable palm oil sales continue to rise

Sales of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) for the first-quarter of this year have reached a new high. 

dispatches from ISA conference 2014

Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage

The average consumer’s desire for simplicity and the average journalist’s desire for a good headline is driving public perception of sweeteners, according to participants of a debate in Brussels....

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