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How will milk drinks be affected by UK sugar tax?

Milk-based drinks are to be excluded from the UK sugar tax, given their nutritional value. And yet some milk-based drinks contain considerable amounts of added sugar. So how can the...

Baby food and probiotics driving expectations for a €1.7bn colostrum market within the decade

The global colostrum market is expected to hit a valuation upwards of €1.7bn ($1.9bn) by 2026 with baby food and probiotics leading the way, analysts predict.

Cheese awards to form part of inaugural international cheese festival

Entries are being sought for the 29th annual World Cheese Awards, which take place in San Sebastián, Spain.

IBM shows use of Big Data and analytics in outbreak investigation

Analyzing retail-scanner data from grocery stores against maps of confirmed foodborne illness cases can speed up investigations, according to IBM Research - Almaden.

The future of tea: From hangover cures to tea jellies, Tetley’s top five predictions

From teas enriched with medicines to programmable tea taps, the humble brew could see a dramatic evolution over the coming years, says Tetley. Even the concept of tea consumed as...

Cattle consumption must be halved to hit EU climate targets

Slashing cattle consumption by 50% will have a bigger environmental impact than cutting food waste, new research suggests.

EU Commission raises concerns over Dow DuPont merger

The European Commission says it has opened an investigation to see if the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.

Social media could get Brits to eat their fruit and veg – Euromonitor

Social media is the way to get UK shoppers to eat their fruit and veg, according to Euromonitor.

Analysis: Is Olympics sponsorship all pain for little gain?

Performance enhancing drugs have been the media focus in the run-up to the Olympics in Rio. But as the Games got underway last Friday in Brazil it was food and...

Fast food: From wheat to bread in 12 minutes and 42 seconds

ADM Milling is hoping to have secured a world record by turning newly harvested wheat into bread in less than 13 minutes.

Companies eager for sugar reformulation could lose sight of healthy goal – experts

The zeal for sugar reformulation could blinker companies against producing the healthiest versions of their products, experts told FoodNavigator following the FDF’s latest sugar reduction guidelines.

Global health & wellness investment activity ahead of 2015

The food and nutrition space is vibrant and in rude health according to latest merger, acquisition and investment figures globally.

UK retailers pushing unhealthy foods most, finds watchdog. Industry cites 'value'

Supermarkets in the UK are promoting more unhealthy products than healthy ones, according to new research carried out by consumer group Which?

Mission possible: is Impossible Foods’ new plant-based burger a “breakthrough”?

It’s taken five years and a reported $80m (€72m) of research, but the meat-free burger that “bleeds” has finally arrived. The company behind it, Impossible Foods, believe its similarities to...

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RSPO lifts IOI's suspension

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has lifted the suspension of Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI citing "good progress" made by the group.

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From 'good sugar' to reformulation R&D: The companies that welcome sugar taxes

A sugar tax might be bad news for some manufacturers but for others it's an opportunity. We spoke to a stevia manufacturer, a low GI sugar company and a reformulation...

PEZ partners with Zappar for its next gen augmented reality app

PEZ has partnered with Zappar to offer consumers augmented reality (AR) codes in packets of its refill sweet dispensers to interact with characters using the PEZ Play app.

The naked truth: Processed food is perceived as unhealthier

Beware the 'blender effect'. Researchers have discovered that mechanically processing food to the extent its physical state changes leads consumers to see it as less healthy and higher in calories.

Sensient launches natural, allergen-free nut flavours

Flavour company Sensient has developed a range of clean label, natural nut flavours that are completely free of nut allergens, it says.

Scots baker Bells targets export market after doubling pastry capacity

Scottish pastry and pie manufacturer Bells Food Group has set its sights on high-volume contracts in the UK and overseas after completing the first stage in a £3.6m ($4.7m) factory...

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Light up candy floss, thirst globes & 3D chocolate diamonds – 2020 confectionery trends

The future of sweets disconnects with the past of sugar dependency, artificial colors, and flavors, according to food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye.

Spotlight on meat-free trends & innovation in Europe: Country by country

Is soy best in Germany, pulses in Poland and quorn in France? Is flexitarianism bigger than vegetarianism in Austria? And would health-conscious vegans buy processed ready meals? Demand for veggie-friendly food is...

Major Dutch retailer to cut sugar across its private label range

The Netherlands’ biggest retailer, Albert Heijn, has pledged to reduce the sugar in its private label products by between 10 to 40% and will introduce a colour-coded branding system for...

New UK grocery product launches falling in face of supermarket price wars

The number of new UK grocery product launches has dropped by 13% in the face of supermarket price wars and food is the worst hit, according to a new IRI report.

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Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Consumers are confused over the healthiness of saturated fats, worried about chemical contaminants in processed oils and turned off by labels cluttered with additives to extend shelf and fry life. So what...

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