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Vitafoods Europe 2016, Geneva, Switzerland, May 10-12

Vitafoods to showcase nutrition innovation boom

92% of 800+ ingredient and product exhibitors that attended Vitafoods Europe in Geneva last year said they would launch at least one product in the following year.

McCain sees pre-tax profits rise despite sales dip

Chip producer McCain Foods GB has seen pre-tax profits for the full year hit almost £64M, up from £54.7M in 2014.

Danish researchers develop new method to test arsenic in food

A new analytical method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foods can help industry make food safer and meet European monitoring targets, say the Danish researchers who developed it....

Kerry Foods' 100% natural preservative claim given green light for Irish ham

Kerry Foods Denny Deli Ham is able to claim it is the only 100% natural ham without artificial ingredients in ireland, after an advertising complaint was rejected by the UK’s...

Decline or rise? Europe cocoa processing numbers released

Figures from grinders including Cargill, Barry Callebaut, Nestlé and Mondelēz show the volumes of cocoa processed in Europe in the first quarter of this year.

Innovation Conference

Personalised nutrition ‘really works’: new research

New EU research shows that diets targeted at an individual’s specific needs –personalised nutrition – can improve health more than general nutrition advice, but the results are not improved by...

'Turn traceability into a marketing tool,' say creators of farm-to-fork smartphone app

OriginTrail, an app created by Slovenian startup that allows consumers to scan processed products in the supermarket and trace ingredients back to the farm, means manufacturers can turn transparency commitments...

Is the booming gluten-free baby food market about to get another boost?

New studies have prompted changes to some advice on the introduction of gluten. Could it have an impact on booming EU sales of gluten-free baby foods?

M&S boss wins backing despite food sales ‘below expectations’

City analysts have backed the new boss at Marks & Spencer (M&S), Steve Rowe, after the company unveiled food sales below analysts’ expectations.  

3D Food Printing Conference 2016

Wageningen University & FrieslandCampina researching 3D printing of milk protein structures

3D food printing gives academics an opportunity to explore the functionality of ingredients and how we can delay the process to get a solid structure and build challenging shapes, according...

‘The way to tackle obesity is…’ ICBA president on alternatives to sugar tax

The debate on how to tackle obesity has been thrown fully into the limelight following the announcement of a UK sugar tax on beverages. Jim Goetz, president of the International...

Retailers slammed for fictitious own-brand farm names - but is all fair in love, war and marketing?

Retail giant Tesco faced a backlash for using fictitious British farm names to sell produce from as far afield as Chile but it’s an EU-wide practice that hits farmers and...

Polish potential: Poland is Eastern Europe’s food innovation hub, says Mintel

Poland is leading the way for food and drink innovation in Eastern Europe accounting for over a third of product launches in the region – but as one of the...

Lean webinar

Retailers’ interest in lean manufacturing is ‘massive opportunity’

Food and drink retailers’ growing interest in lean manufacturing is a “massive opportunity” for manufacturers, according to Lauras International, which is sponsoring Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar focusing on the topic at...

Major brands dump palm oil supplier IOI following RSPO suspension

Four of the world’s biggest food companies have moved swiftly to cease trading with Malaysian firm IOI after it fell foul of sustainable palm oil rules, but NGOs say it’s...

Flavour Trends

Fermented foods: Where flavour and function combine

The quest for novel taste sensations that strike the right note with consumers means food makers are constantly on the look-out for new flavours or food production methods - and...

Rabobank dairy report says upturn after challenging 2016

According to Rabobank, the global dairy market shouldn’t expect any growth until 2017. 

Heard of soursop, ditakh or cashew apple flavour? You'll need to if you want to break into Africa, says Aromatech

French flavour firm Aromatech has developed a range of flavours specifically designed to appeal to African consumers based on local fruit - but European consumers looking for new, exotic tastes...

INTERVIEW

UK supplier brings insect protein to Europe: “We are laying the foundation on which to build the industry,” says Mophagy founder

FoodNavigator talks insect innovation and EU regulation with the founder of UK insect start-up, Mophagy, that has just landed official European distribution rights for Entomo Farms. 

In-house show for bars, buns, wafers, tortillas and cakes

Bosch Packaging: ‘Lean production is the key driver of short throughput time’

Lean production is the key driver of short throughput time, according to Bosch Packaging Technology, following its first in-house show at its Schiedam factory in the Netherlands.

Canadean dairy summit to look at European dairy issues

The second Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit 2016 brings together European dairy cooperatives, manufacturers and private companies to provide an update one year on from the milk quota removal, explore the...

Glencore sells stake in agri business to pension fund for $2.5bn

A major pension fund in Canada is to take a 40% stake in Glencore’s agriculture business for $2.5bn.

80% of surveyed products don't pass WHO nutrient profile

Survey blasts industry & EU for allowing unhealthy foods to make health claims

What’s the difference between a chocolate bar and an apple? Not much if you go by the misuse of health claims on food in Germany and the Netherlands says campaign...

TOP bv and Bakery Wiltink to bring low-carb, gluten-free bread to market

A low-carbohydrate, gluten free bread created by food developers TOP bv is set to go into production through Dutch manufacturer Bakery Wiltink.