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Heard of himanthalia? Dutch start-up aims to replace carb-heavy pasta with seaweed

Himanthalia - or sea spaghetti - may not be commonly known. But as a healthy like-for-like pasta replacement that boosts vegetable intake and is harvested in a sustainable way, it...

Facebook could be making kids fat: report

Food and drink brands are restricting their use of websites to promote unhealthy products to children, instead using social media giant Facebook, an Irish report has found.

Sugar tax could eat into unhealthy breakfast cereal sales, study finds

A sugar tax of 20% could discourage shoppers from buying unhealthier breakfast cereals, research has shown. 

Which companies pay the most for milk?

The international Milk Price Review shows the standardized milk price calculations for April 2016 deliveries.

Belgium to reduce nation's calorie intake by 5%

Belgian manufacturers and retailers have signed a voluntary convention with the Health Minister to cut the nation's calorie intake by 5% by next year - but without independent monitoring, critics...

Are you dictating to me? UK industry group and health charity clash over reformulation

When it comes to joint stakeholder efforts on public health issues such as obesity and reformulation, where does cooperation end and 'dictating' policy begin? UK industry group Food and Drink...

Sector to grow 40% by 2020

The world’s unquenchable thirst for energy drinks

Global sales of energy drinks hit €38.2 billion last year and will be worth €53.4bn in 2020 according to Euromonitor International, even as regulatory winds blow ill beneath the sector's wings. 

Confectionery accounts for 1% of food with sustainable palm oil label

Confectionery products account for 1% of total packaged food that carries a sustainable palm oil label, according to new ethical labels data from Euromonitor.

How to foster a buzzing edible insects industry

A Finnish project is to investigate the main hurdles and opportunities for the edible insect industry by linking up input from multidisciplinary players from relevant sectors. 

‘There’s an opportunity to broaden the appeal of energy drinks’: Thailand’s Carabao on potential of UK market

Asian energy drink Carabao has launched in the UK, and while it admits it’s a competitive market, it still sees significant untapped potential beyond the niche categories of ‘lads, high-octane...

World Meat-Free Day shines light on evolving market

All images copyright of Istock except the Beyond Beef graphic which is copyrighted by Beyond Meat.

Clean, clear, connected and imperfect: Ingredion's food trend predictions

What will food look like in 2020? Clean and clearly-labelled but also 'imperfect' to seem more authentic and closely connected to technology, according to a recent report by Ingredion. 

Brexit debate

Food sector 'better off in the EU': Liz Truss

Environment secretary Liz Truss has claimed the future success of the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector hinged on it remaining a part of the EU, in a speech to...

free-from food expo 2016

Free-from Food Expo 2016: Round-up of sights and insights from the show floor

BakeryandSnacks has been at the Free-from Food Expo in Amsterdam this week. Here are a few of the sights, soundbites and tastes that caught our attention.

Dairy ethical label market can grow by $4.6bn says Euromonitor

There is a growing movement towards sustainability, social responsibility and transparency on labels, says global market research company Euromonitor International, as it launches its ethical labels database, Passport: Ethical Labels.

The ease of the squeeze: As austerity ends, how have UK eating habits changed?

‘Scratch cooking’ is fuelling demand for meal kits - to the detriment of ready meals, soups and cooking sauces - while rising incomes means more snacks, cereals and juices can...

New donkey milk products in pipeline

Swiss-based donkey milk company Eurolactis is ramping up production, and is set to launch the first large-scale production of a chocolate bar made with donkey’s milk.

Kraft Heinz says UK sauces market still hot

Condiments colossus Kraft Heinz has hit back at the suggestion that the UK is “out of step” with its western European neighbours when it comes to table sauces.

Winner and losers in the UK alcoholic beverage industry

Prosecco’s rise shows no signs of slowing down, but is the future less rosy for rosé wine? Mintel picks out the winners and losers in the UK’s alcoholic beverage industry...

Retailers failing to comply with French allergen law: Watchdog

One quarter of French supermarkets are failing to inform consumers of potential allergens in food from their fresh counters - an "unacceptable" result, says France's consumer watchdog Que Choisir....

Guest article

What we saw at Vitafoods Europe 2016

The Healthy Marketing Team (HMT) were impressed – mostly – by what they saw at the 20th year of Vitafoods Europe in Geneva last month from probiotics to novel powders to...

What is industry doing to move towards a circular economy?

Industry trade group FoodDrinkEurope has launched a website illustrating its members' actions to achieve a circular economy designed to inspire other firms and advise policy-makers.

‘Functional water is predicted to grow very fast’: Euromonitor on functional beverage trends

Energy drinks, sports drinks, and functional bottled water are among the functional and fortified beverage categories to watch, according to Euromonitor International.

Manufacturers want ‘whole package’ from suppliers

Food and drink manufacturers are increasingly asking for “the whole package” from their ingredients suppliers, a leading flavour producer has claimed.

Brexit Debate

Brexit fears driving up food and drink prices

Market fears over the UK’s potential exit from Europe are driving up food and drink costs, warns buying specialist Lynx Purchasing.

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