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Innovative flavours and novel ingredients are spicing up the dry pasta market

European food manufacturers are brightening up the mature and somewhat staid dry pasta category with innovative flavours, bright colours and vegetable-based ingredients.

Majority trust inspectors to make food safe - survey

Almost 70% of people trust food inspectors “a great deal” or “quite a lot” to make sure food is safe, according to a survey.

Best-before-dates are bad news, say German food companies

Product defects (73%), technical faults (54%) and expiry of the best-before-date (43%) are the major causes of food waste in the German food industry, according to a study.

More pictures, less numbers: FSA advises on healthy food labelling

More visual and less numeric label information could be the way to bolster healthier food choices in Northern Ireland, the FSA say.

Arla Foods hikes September milk price

Arla Foods is to up its milk prices next month after holding its August rate.

UK shoppers will spend more for fairer groceries: Survey

UK shoppers would pay more for groceries in the knowledge producers were getting a better deal, a new survey suggests. 

Having traditionally cooked foods as raw flagged in report on emerging issues

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in raw milk, oxalic acid in green smoothies and an outbreak related to raw beetroot were emerging issues identified by the Emerging Risks Exchange Network (EREN).

How will milk drinks be affected by UK sugar tax?

Milk-based drinks are to be excluded from the UK sugar tax, given their nutritional value. And yet some milk-based drinks contain considerable amounts of added sugar. So how can the...

Baby food and probiotics driving expectations for a €1.7bn colostrum market within the decade

The global colostrum market is expected to hit a valuation upwards of €1.7bn ($1.9bn) by 2026 with baby food and probiotics leading the way, analysts predict.

Cheese awards to form part of inaugural international cheese festival

Entries are being sought for the 29th annual World Cheese Awards, which take place in San Sebastián, Spain.

IBM shows use of Big Data and analytics in outbreak investigation

Analyzing retail-scanner data from grocery stores against maps of confirmed foodborne illness cases can speed up investigations, according to IBM Research - Almaden.

The future of tea: From hangover cures to tea jellies, Tetley’s top five predictions

From teas enriched with medicines to programmable tea taps, the humble brew could see a dramatic evolution over the coming years, says Tetley. Even the concept of tea consumed as...

Cattle consumption must be halved to hit EU climate targets

Slashing cattle consumption by 50% will have a bigger environmental impact than cutting food waste, new research suggests.

EU Commission raises concerns over Dow DuPont merger

The European Commission says it has opened an investigation to see if the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.

Social media could get Brits to eat their fruit and veg – Euromonitor

Social media is the way to get UK shoppers to eat their fruit and veg, according to Euromonitor.

Analysis: Is Olympics sponsorship all pain for little gain?

Performance enhancing drugs have been the media focus in the run-up to the Olympics in Rio. But as the Games got underway last Friday in Brazil it was food and...

Fast food: From wheat to bread in 12 minutes and 42 seconds

ADM Milling is hoping to have secured a world record by turning newly harvested wheat into bread in less than 13 minutes.

Companies eager for sugar reformulation could lose sight of healthy goal – experts

The zeal for sugar reformulation could blinker companies against producing the healthiest versions of their products, experts told FoodNavigator following the FDF’s latest sugar reduction guidelines.

Global health & wellness investment activity ahead of 2015

The food and nutrition space is vibrant and in rude health according to latest merger, acquisition and investment figures globally.

UK retailers pushing unhealthy foods most, finds watchdog. Industry cites 'value'

Supermarkets in the UK are promoting more unhealthy products than healthy ones, according to new research carried out by consumer group Which?

Mission possible: is Impossible Foods’ new plant-based burger a “breakthrough”?

It’s taken five years and a reported $80m (€72m) of research, but the meat-free burger that “bleeds” has finally arrived. The company behind it, Impossible Foods, believe its similarities to...

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RSPO lifts IOI's suspension

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has lifted the suspension of Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI citing "good progress" made by the group.

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From 'good sugar' to reformulation R&D: The companies that welcome sugar taxes

A sugar tax might be bad news for some manufacturers but for others it's an opportunity. We spoke to a stevia manufacturer, a low GI sugar company and a reformulation...

PEZ partners with Zappar for its next gen augmented reality app

PEZ has partnered with Zappar to offer consumers augmented reality (AR) codes in packets of its refill sweet dispensers to interact with characters using the PEZ Play app.

The naked truth: Processed food is perceived as unhealthier

Beware the 'blender effect'. Researchers have discovered that mechanically processing food to the extent its physical state changes leads consumers to see it as less healthy and higher in calories.

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