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Confectionery accounts for 1% of food with sustainable palm oil label

Confectionery products account for 1% of total packaged food that carries a sustainable palm oil label, according to new ethical labels data from Euromonitor.

How to foster a buzzing edible insects industry

A Finnish project is to investigate the main hurdles and opportunities for the edible insect industry by linking up input from multidisciplinary players from relevant sectors. 

‘There’s an opportunity to broaden the appeal of energy drinks’: Thailand’s Carabao on potential of UK market

Asian energy drink Carabao has launched in the UK, and while it admits it’s a competitive market, it still sees significant untapped potential beyond the niche categories of ‘lads, high-octane...

Clean, clear, connected and imperfect: Ingredion's food trend predictions

What will food look like in 2020? Clean and clearly-labelled but also 'imperfect' to seem more authentic and closely connected to technology, according to a recent report by Ingredion. 

World Meat-Free Day shines light on evolving market

All images copyright of Istock except the Beyond Beef graphic which is copyrighted by Beyond Meat.

Brexit debate

Food sector 'better off in the EU': Liz Truss

Environment secretary Liz Truss has claimed the future success of the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector hinged on it remaining a part of the EU, in a speech to...

free-from food expo 2016

Free-from Food Expo 2016: Round-up of sights and insights from the show floor

BakeryandSnacks has been at the Free-from Food Expo in Amsterdam this week. Here are a few of the sights, soundbites and tastes that caught our attention.

Dairy ethical label market can grow by $4.6bn says Euromonitor

There is a growing movement towards sustainability, social responsibility and transparency on labels, says global market research company Euromonitor International, as it launches its ethical labels database, Passport: Ethical Labels.

The ease of the squeeze: As austerity ends, how have UK eating habits changed?

‘Scratch cooking’ is fuelling demand for meal kits - to the detriment of ready meals, soups and cooking sauces - while rising incomes means more snacks, cereals and juices can...

New donkey milk products in pipeline

Swiss-based donkey milk company Eurolactis is ramping up production, and is set to launch the first large-scale production of a chocolate bar made with donkey’s milk.

Kraft Heinz says UK sauces market still hot

Condiments colossus Kraft Heinz has hit back at the suggestion that the UK is “out of step” with its western European neighbours when it comes to table sauces.

Winner and losers in the UK alcoholic beverage industry

Prosecco’s rise shows no signs of slowing down, but is the future less rosy for rosé wine? Mintel picks out the winners and losers in the UK’s alcoholic beverage industry...

Retailers failing to comply with French allergen law: Watchdog

One quarter of French supermarkets are failing to inform consumers of potential allergens in food from their fresh counters - an "unacceptable" result, says France's consumer watchdog Que Choisir....

Guest article

What we saw at Vitafoods Europe 2016

The Healthy Marketing Team (HMT) were impressed – mostly – by what they saw at the 20th year of Vitafoods Europe in Geneva last month from probiotics to novel powders to...

What is industry doing to move towards a circular economy?

Industry trade group FoodDrinkEurope has launched a website illustrating its members' actions to achieve a circular economy designed to inspire other firms and advise policy-makers.

‘Functional water is predicted to grow very fast’: Euromonitor on functional beverage trends

Energy drinks, sports drinks, and functional bottled water are among the functional and fortified beverage categories to watch, according to Euromonitor International.

Manufacturers want ‘whole package’ from suppliers

Food and drink manufacturers are increasingly asking for “the whole package” from their ingredients suppliers, a leading flavour producer has claimed.

Brexit Debate

Brexit fears driving up food and drink prices

Market fears over the UK’s potential exit from Europe are driving up food and drink costs, warns buying specialist Lynx Purchasing.

NUTRITION LABELLING IN THE US AND EUROPE

Should Europeans be told how much sugar is added to their food?

Nutrition labels in the US will now have to tell consumers how much sugar has been added by manufacturers and how much is naturally occurring. Is it time Europe introduced...

Young urban males keenest to experiment

Germans give insect food a definite ‘maybe’

More safety data is needed for insects as a food and feed source a symposium  organised by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has heard, with Germans more likely to...

sweets & snacks expo 2016

Snyder's-Lance: Grazing is in our DNA – snacking is perfect solution to grazing

Rod Troni, chief marketing officer Snyder’s-Lance, on the role snacking plays for today’s consumers, the changing retail landscape and how the pretzels, crackers and chips business is set to develop...

National Obesity Forum fat report rejected by board members

Health lobby group the National Obesity Forum (NOF) has come under swingeing attacks from some of its own medical advisers in press reports over the past weekend, following controversial advice...

Food manufacturers urged to enter long-term butter deals

Food manufacturers are facing higher butter prices after a “surprise rally” on global commodity markets, claims the head of a leading ingredients company.

Pilot symposium addresses terrorism threat to food supply

How to prevent and respond to a potential terrorist attack on the food supply has been discussed at an international symposium.

Call for EU action plan as firms shirk responsibility on soy

The EU needs a deforestation action plan after a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) analysis of the bloc’s largest food companies showed many are using consumer ignorance to dodge...

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