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OmegaIngredients launches sweetening flavour modifier in powder form

OmegaIngredients' "smarter than a sweetener" flavour modifier in powder form allows manufacturers to shift sugar reduction efforts beyond beverages to cakes, biscuits and ice cream, it says.

Swedish shoppers’ baskets filled with healthier foods, survey finds

Consumers in Sweden are eating healthier compared to five years ago as a survey finds an overall decrease in sugar and salt intake whilst consumption of healthy fats and vitamin...

Taiyo introduces sweet-tasting dietary fibres

Combining sweetness with fibre, is the aim of Taiyo’s new varieties of Sunfiber, an all-natural range of soluble dietary fibres which can also be used as a sweetener.

Food flops in Sweden's Museum of Failure: When NPD goes seriously wrong

From Colgate's lasagne to Heinz's purple and green ketchup, Sweden's Museum of Failure opens next month with several food and drink products on display. We ask the exhibition curator and...

Barilla identifies Med diet and sustainability as the ‘new culture’ of food

A ‘new culture,’ in which food sustainability and the Mediterranean lifestyle form the pillars to this change, is required to safeguard the health of populations and land resources.

Tate & Lyle launches 17 non-GMO starches

Specialty ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle will launch 17 non-GMO starches in order to meet a growing global demand, particularly in North America and Eastern Europe, it says.

Olam Cocoa to source 100% sustainable beans by 2020

Olam Cocoa has announced it will increase its volume of sustainably sourced cocoa beans by 20% over the next year, and ultimately reach 100% by 2020.

World Obesity Federation: “Snowball effect” taking place as obesity recognised as disease

The World Obesity Federation is calling on health organisations and countries across the world to recognise obesity as a disease.

Mislabelling dominates Food Fraud Network cases

Mislabelling composition dominated cases in the EU Food Fraud Network (FFN), according to the 2016 annual report.

Mars joins Nestlé, Lindt and Ferrero in calorie reduction goal

Mars-Wrigley, Nestlé USA, Ferrero, Lindt, and Ferrara Candy say half of their individually wrapped products will be 200 calories or less by 2022.

NZ dairy farmers tackling water issues, says new report

An independently-audited report into New Zealand’s dairy farmers’ environmental challenges says ‘significant progress’ has been made in the three years since a water accord was adopted, but more progress is...

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of the war on sugar

Despite significant headwinds generated by the escalating war on sugar and increasing consumer preferences for healthy products, the confectionery industry is holding its own with sales climbing 1.2% in the...

Sugar tax confusion could hit sales of confectionery, biscuits and cakes

Brits are completely baffled by the country’s planned new levy on sugar-sweetened drinks, with many believing it covers food as well.

Cricket farming is sustainable but food source must be focus, study notes

Cricket farming can be a sustainable means of producing foods for human consumption, a study suggests, as its environmental impact compares favourably to broiler chicken production.

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China to familiarize Western market with ‘pinyin’ baked treats

China’s diverse bakery industry – encompassing bakers of traditional ‘pinyin’ (literally translated as ‘Chinese style cakes and snacks’) and producers of modern items like croissants and waffles – is growing...

FrieslandCampina looks to social media to grow business through Facebook partnership

FrieslandCampina and Facebook have signed a letter of intent for a partnership to make ‘close, personal and relevant connections with families and farmers around the world through mobile'.

What will make consumers today splurge? IRI’s survey says nutrition, eco-friendliness

Consumers today are relatively more frugal, according to the latest Consumer Connect survey by retail analytics company IRI. 

Raisio confectionery sales hit by Poppets delistings

Raisio has reported a decline in first quarter confectionery sales due to a weaker British pound and reduced UK demand for its brands, which include Poppets and Fox's Glacier.

As more Americans search for 'premium' meats, US sales of Prosciutto di Parma grew 39% in last three years

In the competitive meat category, US shoppers are increasingly eyeing premium options—a momentum which Prosciutto di Parma is riding on.

Warning: brand boycotts live long in the memory

Tax evasion is the number one reason consumers will boycott a brand and it’s not always easy to win shoppers back, according to new research. 

Ferrero-owned Kinder secures licensing deal with Despicable Me 3

Kinder is rolling out Despicable Me-themed Surprise Eggs in the UK under a partnership with Universal Pictures.

News in brief

Wine and pig meat the highest EU exports for February 2017

EU exports reached €10.7 bn in February 2017, an increase of 1.2% compared to last year, says Commission.

April dairy product launches

There's a truly international flavor again to the new products hitting the dairy shelves in April.

Austrian start-up taps into fermentation trend with umami-packed seasoning

With its umami-packed, fermented seasoning made from locally-sourced, organic lupin and oats, Austrian start-up Genusskoarl is bringing to the market its "soy sauce adapted to European tastes".

Glanbia's patent-pending powder process removes need for lecithin in drinks

Glanbia has developed BevEdge, a patent-pending technology that allows manufacturers to remove lecithin from protein powders and beverages, cleaning up the ingredient list and removing a potential allergen.

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