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Food fraud vulnerability assessment created by SSAFE and PwC

SSAFE and PwC have created a tool to help companies assess food fraud vulnerabilities saying not all current food safety management systems are designed for fraud detection or mitigation.

Food Vision 2016 programme unveiled

Food Vision 2016 will bring together senior-level thought leaders to discuss how the global food industry can harness scientific innovation to meet the demands of the health conscious consumer.

How grain-free innovation is shaping German flour and baked goods markets

Interest in grain-free flour and grain-free baked goods is soaring in Germany, according to new research.

Unilever capping ice cream calories

Unilever has confirmed that from spring this year its entire adult single-serve ice cream range will contain 250 calories or fewer in the UK.

Reduced sugar chocolate cracked with inulin and isomalt combo, claims Beneo

Beneo claims previously untested varieties of inulin and isomalt come closer to matching the taste and mouthfeel of sugar in chocolate than ever before.

Firmenich and Veolia join food giants in sustainable investment fund

Flavour giant Firmenich and water management firm Veolia join Mars and Danone in an investment fund that boosts the security and sustainability of their supply chains while improving the livelihood...

Organic food is fuelling the growth of natural preservatives: Report

A growing demand for organic food, coupled with healthy eating trends and a preference for premium products, is driving the growth of the natural food preservatives sector, according to a report....

Ferrero’s Kinder Surprise toy linked to child’s death in France

Prosecutors are investigating if a three-year old girl in France died after choking on a toy from a Kinder Surprise egg.

Quiz: How much do you know about Europe's organic industry?

What's the fastest growing organic category in Italy? How many Danes think organic food is healthier? Is Europe producing enough organic food to meet its needs? And why exactly are...

Nobó moving into UK market

Dairy-free Irish food company Nobó will have its award-winning ‘Frozen Goodness’ ice-cream alternative range stocked in 310 Co-operative stores across the UK.

Nestlé KitKat shape trademark fails as Cadbury appeal allowed

A UK high court has ruled Nestlé’s KitKat lacks the distinctiveness to be registered as a 3D shape trademark. Nestlé plans to appeal the judgment.

‘Extending equity and iconic appeal’: Coca-Cola unites brands with global campaign

The Coca-Cola Company is uniting all Coke trademark brands in a global creative campaign, titled ‘Taste the Feeling.’ 

Nestlé: Loved and hated in equal measure by NGOs, says report

Swiss giant Nestlé is one of the most praised global corporations by NGOs - but also one of the most criticised food companies in the world, according to a survey...

'Green food': Euromonitor's top consumer food trend for 2016

How can 'Big Food' become synonymous with sustainability in 2016?

One of 2016’s biggest food industry trends will be the switch to sustainable, says Euromonitor, affecting everything from invisible ingredients to finished products, business acquisitions to public policy – but in...

Cocoa processing rises 2% in Europe for 2015, finds ECA

Europe’s cocoa grind climbed 6% in the fourth quarter and 2% for the full year 2015, according to figures from the European Cocoa Association.

PureCircle refining stevia product to fit consumer tastes

Stevia is closing in on mainstream acceptance as a non-caloric sweetener, but the product will need additional innovation before it is fully accepted by consumers.

Plant protein and health-enhancing fat lead 2016 food trends

Protein from plants and health-enhancing fat are the two leading food trends of 2016, according to a new consumer insights report by Canadean.

Food manufacturers should adopt ‘activity equivalent’ calorie labels

Food and drink manufacturers should adopt ‘activity equivalent’ calorie labelling on their products which show how much activity is needed to burn off the calories in them, according to the...

Africa tops the trio of continents set for rise in food demand

Africa has the greatest potential for growth in food consumption over the next 25 years, according to a report, as the continent’s young demographic and lower-than-average calorie consumption provides huge...

Dispatches from FiE, Paris

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Vegetable ingredients may boost the nutritional content of beverages: but when it comes to taste, it’s the fruit flavor that continues to appeal to a mass audience.

Insect protein makes a jump to the gourmet aisle with Jimini's apéritif snacks

While most insect products focus on hiding the insect content by using flours, French start-up Entoma sells Jimini's whole, spiced insects as a gourmet apéritif snack – a gamble that has paid...

Algae will be nutritional star of the century, sports nutrition formulator asserts

Catharine Arnston, founder of the brand Energybits, said she believes her company is the only sports nutrition formulator based solely on whole algae products.

1000-strong survey reveals German consumers' food industry wish list

A 1000-strong survey into dietary habits and attitudes shows Germans are generally happy with their food but want more neutral nutrition information and ethically-produced meat - and they are willing...

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Disruptive change drives real growth

Creative insights are the real drivers of business growth in food and drink and yet, all too often, companies stick with the safe option, adopting a tick-box approach to innovation,...

Dispatches from FiE, Paris

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Vegetable ingredients are winning favor with consumers who value them as a healthy part of their diet, but how will the category evolve in 2016 and beyond?

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