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Pay more, waste less: Scottish food study

Research by the University of Aberdeen in Scotland suggests that while food price hikes have reduced the amount bought by the public, an equal reduction in food waste has kept...

France meat and dairy ‘country of origin labeling’ trial comes into force

France rolls out its two-year trial for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat and dairy in prepared foods, this month.

The nutra space: Eyes turn to 2017

Only the seemingly foolish would have predicted 2016 would see the UK vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump win the US presidential election. But in the post-truth era,...

Opinion

2016: The good, the bad and the ugly

The food sector rarely fails to deliver when it comes to news and 2016 has been no exception. Here’s my pick of the good, the bad, the ugly and the...

Allinson’s unveils new bread loaf size designed for smaller households

The UK bakery has launched a range of 12-slice 650g bread loaves based on customer insights.

The food trends and issues to watch in 2017

With 2017 just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about which future trends and burning topics will be making their mark on the food and drink industry next...

What will the top texture trends be in 2017?

In 2016 15% of new food products launched in Europe employed themes concerning texture combinations – often on well-established product types such as yoghurt. FoodNavigator looks at some of the...

Consumers aren’t prepared to join the lab-meat love-in

This year there’s been a bit of a lab-meat love-in, but are consumers ready to buy into it? I’m not so sure, especially if they can’t divorce the concept from...

The year that was: Headlines of 2016

From mergers and acquisitions to innovations in packaging and flavors, we take a look back over some of the headlines of 2016. 

Quiz of the year: How much do you remember about 2016's biggest food news?

Think you remember the major events to hit the European food industry in 2016? Let us put your knowledge to the test with our news quiz!

Consumers assume food must be expensive to be healthy: Study

The price of food heavily influences assumptions about nutritious quality and even effects the health issues consumers worry about, a series of experiments at Ohio State University has found

What's on our editorial calendar in 2017?

Putting the spotlight on innovative start-ups, sugar reduction, private label trends, e-commerce and the latest developments in colour, texture and flavour, FoodNavigator's special editions calendar and online events for 2017...

Guest article

A veteran view on HiE 2016

Hydrocolloids specialist Dennis Seisun reflects on this year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) expo in Frankfurt, Germany in this guest article.

News in brief

EU invests €60m in Polish food firm Maspex

The investment will go to improving facilities and increasing employment for the Polish juice, sauce and pasta manufacturer, already one of the largest in Eastern Europe.

Consumers willing to pay 75% more for known ingredients: Survey

Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.

Four big trends in chocolate for 2017: Cargill identifies growth drivers

Cargill says indulgent, premium, healthy, and sustainable and clean, will be the key trends driving the chocolate and cocoa industry next year.

‘Bring home the bacon’: Pecan Deluxe Candy launches bacon fudge pieces

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has launched bacon and smoky bacon flavor fudge pieces to stay ahead of the competition.

NutraIngredients is hiring

Can you break news in multiple formats? Are you comfortable interviewing a CEO or Greenpeace protester, food scientist, politician or legal hound? Do you have the temperament to handle daily...

Farming in the desert: Quinoa could transform agriculture in the Gulf

Experts have urged Gulf states to look to an Andean super-food beloved of hipsters as a staple crop at a time when groundwater supplies are shrinking and becoming more saline.

SternLife serves up high-protein breakfast ideas for food manufacturers

The German functional food specialist has launched a range of protein-fortified products to put onto the breakfast table.

FoodDrinkEurope focusing on FIC via digital communication

Nutrition declaration on prepacked foods now mandatory

Today is the first day that nutritional information must become mandatory on packaging, according to the EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation No 1169/2011.

Record high stock levels mean low food prices in 2017: Rabobank

It's good news for consumers but not for world farmers as Rabobank predicts low food prices in 2017 due to high global stock levels– despite instability in Europe and America.

Ethics rather than fancy apps turn millennials on: Survey

It’s ethics and environmental performance rather than snazzy apps and Facebooking that can win millennials over, according to a survey of young consumers in France, Germany, the UK and the...

Food Navigator exclusive

Consumer sugar awareness ‘quite limited’: Cargill survey

Despite the drive to reduce sugar content in foods, consumers are still bewildered as to which type of sugar alternative is the healthiest.

Dutch industry pledges to remove cartoon characters from unhealthy food

The Dutch food industry has pledged to restrict the use of licensed cartoon characters from the packaging of unhealthy foods aimed at children.

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