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Nutrient density on food labels could boost healthy choices – research

Researchers have suggested that the addition of Nutrient Rich Food Indices to food labels could help consumers make healthier purchasing decisions.

Acrylamide laws will not prohibit traditional foods, says Commission

Europe’s pending new acrylamide regulation will not prohibit certain traditional foods or culinary traditions, the Commission has said, following concerns raised by EU politicians.

UK targets open Irish border for food after Brexit

The UK government has said it wants to reach a deal that will see “no hard border in the movement of goods” between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland...

EC wants to build a ‘fairer food supply chain’

The European Commission is launching a public consultation on how Europe’s food supply chain can be made “fairer”.

FDF, BRC back ‘coordinated’ approach to sugar reduction

Industry bodies representing the UK’s food and drink sector are backing a “coordinated” drive to reduce the amount of sugar in products.

Univar and Kudos Blends deal taps into EU low salt trend in baked goods

The distribution agreement between Univar and Kudos Blends is to be extended beyond the UK to supply much of Europe with sodium reduction ingredients for bakery and snack-based products.

Food makers expected to deliver on health but trust lacking, survey finds

Nine-in-ten consumers believe the food industry has a responsibility to provide them with a healthy diet but consumers are also mistrustful of the sector as a source of nutritional information,...

Raisio ‘expanding in new markets and categories’, says CEO

Raisio, the Finnish food group, is forging ahead with its strategy to expand in new markets and categories despite operational challenges hitting first-half results, interim chief executive Jarmo Puputti tells...

Gluten-free products ‘not as healthy’ as conventional

A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts.

Givaudan targets SMEs with IMCD tie-up

Ingredients group Givaudan aims to make its flavour technology more accessible to small- and medium-sized food and drink businesses in Western Europe through a strategic tie-up with distributor IMCD....

CSM Bakery Solutions completes multi-million pound UK factory extension

Bakery ingredients supplier CSM Bakery Solutions has finished renovations at its Bradford, UK, bakery, which will lead to 100 jobs being created over the next three months.

Row over UK front-of-pack labelling intensifies

The row over whether front-of-pack labeling in the UK should conform to unified standards intensified today when campaign group Action on Sugar accused cereal manufacturers of “deliberately deceiving” shoppers with “poor nutritional labelling”....

Ancient grain genome breakthrough advances struggle for food security

A group of international scientists has identified the complex DNA sequence of Wild Emmer, which will open up an unparalleled opportunity to further the development of hardier, more productive strains...

Chinese supplier Layn to bring monk fruit to Europe

Chinese supplier Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients wants to be the first firm to sell monk fruit in Europe, and has submitted a request for a scientific opinion to the European Food Safety Authority...

Petrow sees demand rise for ‘free-from’ ingredients as its invests $131k in powder fill machine

Petrow Food Group has invested £100k ($131k) on an Auger powder fill machine for dry mixes.

pladis and Unite advance UK government’s apprenticeship plan

McVitie’s maker pladis and Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union, have signed an Engineering Apprenticeship Agreement to facilitate the recruitment of 50 apprentices into engineering roles at pladis by...

DSM gains EU approval for enzyme that could relieve symptoms of gluten sensitivity

The first enzyme aimed at the relief of symptoms of gluten intolerance has been granted novel food approval by EFSA and can now be used in the European Union, says...

DSM improves 2017 outlook as it ‘outpaces the market’

DSM saw a 42% increase in net profit in the first half of 2017 and has revised upwards its outlook for the rest of the year. “We are outpacing the...

Good Grain Bakery wins listing on Ocado and with Abel & Cole

Good Grain Bakery, a UK organic artisan bakery specialising in gluten-free vegan bread, has been listed by online supermarket Ocado and with organic delivery company Abel & Cole.

Does Europe need a legal definition of natural food?

With the US considering a legal definition of ‘natural’ food, does Europe need one too? It would increase clarity for a complex concept, but defining 'degrees of naturalness’ for origin,...

Cereal breakthrough

Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch box

Scientists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ‘lunch box’ – obviously lost by a plucky primitive traveler crossing the Swiss mountains – contains microscopic traces of ancient wheat and rye.

Nestlé’s innovation platform HENRi@Nestlé marks one year anniversary

From initiating portion control advice on biscuits, alternative green packaging for Nestlé Waters and promoting Nespresso’s sustainability efforts - HENRi@Nestlé celebrates its one-year anniversary this month.

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Royal DSM appoints new president of DSM Food Specialties

Royal DSM has appointed Patrick Niels to replace Ilona Haaijer as president of DMS Food Specialities from August 1.

French people eat too much salt and not enough fibre: ANSES

The French population is consuming more processed foods, too much salt, and - “most importantly” - not enough fibre compared to ten years ago, according to a survey by the...

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EU agri-food exports on the rise

The total value of EU agri-food exports increased by 9% in May this year compared to 2016, according to trade figures from the European Commission.

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