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Research round-up: Rapid Methods Europe 2016 special

FoodQualityNews went to Amsterdam to look at the posters that presented a sample of the latest research and work in food safety and quality.

Most soft drinks on sale exceed daily sugar limit, warns study

Over half of the soft drinks available in supermarkets exceed the recommended daily amount for an adult’s sugar consumption, as a study identifies ginger beer as containing the most sugar....

ScenoProt gives a preview of Northern Europe's protein preferences

Why do Finns give more importance to protein than Swedes? Are Germans more willing to eat an all vegetarian meal than Brits? And among the 13% of Europeans who have tried insects,...

DSM prepares to bring fermented stevia to EU market

Ingredient supplier DSM has asked EFSA scientists to complete a scientific opinion for its fermentation-derived stevia.

#WorldDiabetesDay #WDD

World Diabetes Day: 1000 actions to help 400+m people

Nearly 1000 actions – from screenings to policy statements to conferences and diet and lifestyle change promotion – are underway in 130+ countries as part of World Diabetes Day.

'Let me be frank: No other broad certification scheme for a sustainable agricultural crop goes as far as RSPO for palm oil.'

United Plantations chief defends RSPO

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is battling a number of issues, from its own members adding 'palm oil-free labels' on product packaging to calls at an EU level...

Mislabelled fish could be the sustainable choice, especially in cases of fraud - but there's a catch

Deliberate cases of seafood mislabelling often substitute cheaper (and more plentiful) species for ones that are overfished. So is fish fraud a sustainable choice for stretched fish stocks?

Lucozade Ribena Suntory to cut sugar content of portfolio by 50%

Lucozade Ribena Suntory is reformulating all its drinks to contain less than 4.5g of total sugar per 100ml. 

Sugar giants pull trigger on research group

Sugar Nutrition UK: Born 1964, died 2016

50 year-old industry funded research body Sugar Nutrition UK has disbanded citing the need for sugar science to go global.

FOODNAVIGATOR EXCLUSIVE

Cargill invests €35m to broaden European sweetener choices

Ingredients giant Cargill will invest €35m to expand its sweetener options throughout Europe in anticipation of strict sugar production quotas that will end in 2017. 

Most misleading products 2016: Foodwatch Awards

Dutch watchdog Foodwatch is holding its annual public elections for the year’s most misleading products. We take a look at this year’s nominees.

'Before music was important for identity but food is taking over that role.'

Foodpairing uses data-driven flavour combinations to streamline NPD - and shape people's identity

The role food plays in our lives is changing fast and industry needs to innovate if it wants to stay relevant. Data-driven flavour combinations are a good place to start,...

News in brief

UK organic sales set to hit €2.2bn

UK sales of organic are expected to exceed £2 billion (€2.24bn) by the end of 2016, according to certification board The Soil Association.

Behind the curtain: Calls for accountability in cocoa chain grow louder

Chocolate companies are coming under increasing scrutiny to publish third-party verified impacts on cocoa sustainability efforts, including taxes paid in origin countries.

Tesco reduces sugar in own brand soft drinks

UK supermarket giant Tesco has reduced the sugar content in its own brand soft drink portfolio, with the reformulated beverages hitting the shelves this week. 

Rich concept? Personalised-protein at your service, sir (or madam)...

Entrepreneur Oliver Cookson has embarked on a new venture – a personalised protein-based nutrition service designed to “unravel the maze of protein by giving each consumer exactly what they need”.

Mintel's top European trends for 2017 - and the firms already following them

Mintel has picked out its top trends for 2017 - a must for food and drink manufacturers wishing to stay ahead of the curve. FoodNavigator takes a look at some them....

Unilever to add vegetarian logo to 500 products

Unilever has partnered with the European Vegetarian Union which will see the 'V' logo added to around 500 of its products such as Hellman’s, Flora and Knorr by the end of 2017....

Cheese: why we love it or hate it

Some people simply hate cheese, although exactly why has been a mystery. 

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Gulfood exhibitors will have a close eye on sustainable solutions

Companies must embrace sustainability as a long-term business value, especially in the Middle East, as global trends move towards fast-shifting trading patterns in the F&B industry. 

Cibus Tec 2016

David Berryman stands up for juice amid ‘sugar is bad for you’ debate

David Berryman, owner of David Berryman, a fruit based ingredient supplier, has spoken out in defense of juice drinks following the debate about ‘sugar being bad for you’.

Just how nutritious are sustainable proteins?

The need for sustainable proteins is on the rise, but are they as healthy and nutritious as their mainstream equivalents? A public-private partnership (PPP) coordinated by Wageningen University aims to...

Norway could be next big nori market, experts say

Norway could become the next big producer of nori, researchers say, after growing red algae ‘feather film’ in a local lab for the first time.

Halloween horror: yogurt drives growth as chocolate confectionery declines

While trick or treaters this Halloween might be anticipating bags full of the traditional chocolate, gum and candy, according to the latest research from Euromonitor International, these ‘treats’ have seen...

Gluten-free demand leads to substitutes vying for vacant role

The demand for ‘no compromise’ gluten-free products that exhibit the same qualities as their wheat-containing equivalents shows no signs of abating. 

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