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Finland's Paulig acquires majority stake in vegetarian 'pulled oats' start-up

Finnish start-up Gold&Green Foods is set to bring its 'pulled oats' - a patent-protected, plant-based protein - to international markets following a 51% acquisition by Paulig Group.

Kids copycatting parents’ drink habits is heightened for fizzy drinks

Young children are almost three times as likely to consume fizzy drinks if their parents frequently do, according to research carried out by the UK-based Natural Hydration Council.

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Milk sample falsification cases decreasing - SFVS

Cases of milk sample falsification have decreased by more than ten times compared to 2012, according to Lithuanian data.

Carrefour calls on innovative firms to pitch ideas for fighting food waste

French retail giant Carrefour is calling on companies to pitch their ideas to cut food waste in any link of the supply chain as part of its Food Waste Challenge....

Dolce consortium to develop 'mystery' natural sweeteners

French ingredient supplier Roquette has teamed up with a German biotech company and a natural product specialist to develop and bring to market natural sweeteners and sweetness enhancers.

FoodProfiler: The NPD app that tracks the 'what, when and why' of consumer food choices

The launch of Dutch app FoodProfiler marks a new method in tracking consumer eating habits, and can be used by industry to tailor new product development (NPD), say its developers....

Germany overtakes US as top energy drink innovator

For the first time Germany has overtaken the US as the top energy drink innovator with the highest rates of new product development (NPD) in 2015, according to Mintel. 

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.

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