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Spanish kids eating too much 'hidden' salt in processed food

Some 85% of Spanish children eat too much salt making it the “hidden enemy” in their diets, according to research.

Introducing jackfruit: The next big thing in plant-based meat alternatives?

High in fibre and sugar-free, the jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world with a fibrous texture that can be shredded, minced or pulled - and it's even...

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Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend, especially among seniors, says pladis

The biscuit category changed in Britain in 2016 amid consumer demand for healthier indulgences, Steve Gladwell, CMI director of pladis tells BakeryandSnacks.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Del Monte buries the hatchet ahead of retail and NPD joint-venture

Philippines-based Del Monte Pacific has entered into a joint-venture with Arab-owned Fresh Del Monte Produce to expand its refrigerated fruit-based lines. 

Viva Las Vegas! What's happening at #IFT?

Food industry top brass, scientists and formulators have descended upon Las Vegas for this year's Institute of Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Catch up on the best bits...

Supply chain performance not profitability at heart of food firms’ voluntary sign-up

Motivations for voluntarily implementing food traceability schemes stem not from the need to maximise profits but enhance information, safety and quality management within the supply chain.

Guest article

Is the IoT ever going to bring a breakthrough in the beverage sector?

There have been countless articles, discussions, exhibitions and presentations about the Internet of Things, and yet I think it is fair to say that it really hasn’t had any significant...

Sugar-free quinoa breakfast cereal finds success as creative consumers blur categories

A breakfast cereal made from French popped quinoa with a one-word ingredient list (quinoa - and that's it) is finding success as consumers use it for croutons and salad toppings thanks...

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DairyReporter second annual survey – win an iPad

Last year, more than 600 people responded to DairyReporter’s first ‘state-of-the-industry’ online survey, and we’re again asking for input into what our readers see as the biggest challenges and opportunities...

Mars brand perception takes hit but expected to recover after recall

Mars’ recall of chocolate for potential Salmonella is unlikely to bring long term damage in the eyes of consumers, according to YouGov.

Has Europe experienced a diet revolution? Mintel thinks so

The free-from market has grown considerably in the last few years and data is not showing a slow in interest, according to Mintel.

Beetroot, mango and pumpkin trump tomatoes in ketchup

Traditional tomatoes are being shunned by manufacturers looking to make the classic condiment appeal to more sophisticated palates with mangoes, beetroot or pumpkin.

UK supplier creates low morphine poppy seed blend after drug test alarm

A UK-based specialist ingredient maker has launched a poppy seed blend which contains low morphine content, amid a number of recent cases in which individuals have failed drug tests after...

FREE FROM FOOD EXPO

Vegan-friendly eggs? Just add water, say New Food

A range of animal derivative free products were unveiled at this year’s Free From Foods Exposition in Barcelona, from Polish company New Food.

Powerful protein: Edible insects packing a punch

Michi Abe, founder of Abundance Food, launched the ProPro energy bar last year in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. 

PureCircle develops stevia plant 20 times sweeter than standard plant

Using traditional plant breeding techniques, PureCircle has developed a stevia plant with 20 times more sweet-tasting steviol glycosides than standard stevia, it says.

Palsgaard CEO: Sustainable ingredients ‘open doors to new markets’

The sustainability of ingredients is a top priority for food manufacturers, according to a Palsgaard survey, which also highlights the difficulty in sourcing trustworthy suppliers.

Consumer demand for natural & low calorie drinks continues to open opportunities for stevia

Today’s health conscious consumers put great emphasis on natural and low calorie: opening up more and more opportunities for stevia, particularly in beverages. But giving consumers confidence will be key...

Naturex says botanical blends beat artificial preservatives against meat microbes

Naturex is launching two botanical-based preservatives that are more effective than artificial preservatives in fighting Listeria and Salmonella in processed meat products.

Arla ‘good for the land’ ad falls foul of ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has ruled an Arla Foods Ltd ad that appeared in a local newspaper in November 2016 was misleading and cannot be run again.

UK mulls 'British only' filter button to encourage online shoppers to buy home produce

Almost two thirds of UK consumers would like the option to view only British produce when they shop online, according to new research.

Nanomaterial’s growth in food use reined in by health risks: Review

The use of organic and inorganic nanomaterials (INMs) in food applications is growing, a review concludes, yet its short history has not completely revealed the associated risks. 

Appetite for buying British rises as brand values fall

The value of some Britain’s biggest brands have taken a “Brexit beating” that could leave them exposed to potential buyers.

Spanish scientists roll out low gluten wheat alternative onto new markets

Tritordeum is a trademarked commercial brand developed from durum wheat (Triticum durum) and a wild barley (Hordeum chilense) that is being introduced into the UK and other countries around the...

Hasta la Pasta? Italians ditch traditional pasta for alternatives

Sales of traditional pasta in Italy are falling as consumers ditch carb-heavy versions for gluten-free, whole wheat or even next-generation seaweed pasta, according to market research firm Mintel.

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