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There's an untapped opportunity in organic kids' food, says Mintel

European parents are consistently willing to pay more for organic, says Mintel. Yet while organic claims are common on baby food, they are less used on food and drink aimed...

DIC and Fermentalg ink deal on 'new generation' natural algae colours

French microalgae specialist Fermentalg is partnering with Japanese chemical giant DIC to develop natural food colours, particularly blue phycocyanin derived from Spirulina.

Glanbia adds protein punch to hot drinks with heat stable & soluble hydrolyzed whey protein

With protein seeing continued interest from mainstream consumers, Glanbia Nutritionals has launched ProTherma: a hydrolyzed whey protein that can withstand high temperatures and therefore offer a protein punch in everyday...

Partnerships with start-ups ‘a strategic imperative’: Unilever

Unilever has made fostering relationships with start-up companies “a strategic imperative” as it works to leverage collaborations in order to meet evolving consumer needs.

Poor diet is linked to one in five deaths around the world

Diets that are low in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds and high in salt are now linked to one in five deaths around the world, according to a Lancet...

Food sector criticises 'political' dual-quality debate as EC signals intervention

Food makers have insisted that the industry views “all consumers [as] equally important” as the European Commission signalled its intention to improve product competitive testing proceedures in response to concerns over so-called “dual quality” foods. ...

Love Taste Co. on ‘explosion’ in demand for veggie smoothies

Love Taste Co. started as a smoothie stall in London’s Borough Market. Today, it generates retail sales approaching £40m a year. Founder Richard Canterbury talks growth, flavour trends and the...

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Omega Ingredients creates Signature flavour range

British flavour specialist Omega Ingredients has developed a premium range of natural flavours called Signature, which includes Indian mango and garden pea.

Microplastics found in food and water: Food scare or perfectly safe?

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has played down renewed fears that microplastic fibres, found in everything from sea salt and honey to tap water, pose a potential food safety...

Sustainability database can help manufacturers avoid buying bad palm oil

There's "a gold rush mentality" in the palm oil sector preventing it from becoming truly sustainable, says Danish NGO NepCon. But its database Sourcing Hub can help manufacturers make the most sustainable...

Coca-Cola: ‘Most growth dollars in beverages are still going to come from sparkling.’

Despite declining soda consumption and sugar sweetened beverage taxes going into effect across the US, Coca-Cola saw its soda revenue rise 4% in 2016 thanks to smaller packaging.

Commission urges UK to recognise geographical indications post-Brexit

The European Commission has called on the UK to guarantee the protected status of food products that have been registered with the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) after Brexit.

'Inspiration comes from many sources & that’s the kind of freedom we enjoy'

From nanoemulsions to octopuses: Palsgaard pushes the boundaries of applied research

Emulsifier research into natural nanoparticles, algae and…octopuses? It may sound strange but this is exactly the kind of ‘outside-the-box’ research that’s possible at Danish firm Palsgaard thanks to the fact its...

MEP sounds isoglucose health warning as EU quotas end

At the end of the month, the EU sugar regime will end, liberalising the market after nearly 50 years of production quotas. But one MEP is questioning whether the Commission...

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Gebo Cermex embraces the ‘Factory of the Future’ with AQFlex

Gebo Cermex, part of the Sidel Group, has reinvented the design of packaging lines with AQFlex.

Demand for premium, organic food increases fraud risk – Ecovia Intelligence

Growing demand for premium and sustainable food products increases the risk of food fraud because of its higher price point, research firm Ecovia Intelligence suggests.

Food and drink brands aim to win big in e-commerce

General Mills, Kellogg, Unilever and Coca Cola Co. outline their plans to win in e-commerce, a channel tipped for growth in Europe where brands over-index.

How food makers can build trust in the food chain

UK consumers place less trust in the food chain today than they did five years ago: How can the food sector reverse this trend?

MEPs warn of ‘radioactive food’ if checks on Japanese imports are relaxed

European consumers could face increased exposure to “radioactive contaminated food” if checks placed on Japanese imports following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster are relaxed, members of the European Parliament warn....

Aromatech develops natural mamey flavour

Flavour firm Aromatech has developed a natural mamey sapote flavour which will allow manufacturers to tap into the trend for exotic, tropical fruit.

Brexit leak leaves food sector ‘alarmed’ on immigration policy

A leaked document revealing the UK government’s proposal to tighten immigration rules as early as 2019 has left the food sector “alarmed” over ongoing fears of a worker shortage.

Coca-Cola & PepsiCo support new commitments

Soft drinks industry to stop selling sugary drinks in EU secondary schools

The European soft drinks industry will voluntarily cease sales of drinks with added sugars to secondary schools in the European Union, industry association UNESDA announced today. 

Urban honey firm Bybi finds sweet success with CSR partnerships

Urban honey producer and social enterprise Bybi works with multinationals, such as Carlsberg, who ‘rent’ its hives in a CSR partnership that benefits both, Bybi founder Oliver Maxwell says.

'Impure' proteins can match – or even outperform – pure protein functionality: Wageningen

Expensive and energy intensive methods to purify protein may not be necessary because 'impure' proteins can perform as well as, or even better than, pure ones for functionality, a two-year Wageningen-led...

Alland & Robert on industry and academic collaboration: 'You can't put a figure on the value it brings'

Acacia gum supplier Alland & Robert has been working with researchers from Montpellier University for five years and has just signed up for another five. "It deepens our understanding of...

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