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‘Positive’ colour claims can tap clean label trend – GNT

“Positive colour claims” can lift a product’s performance and help food makers tap into the growing global demand for clean labels, consumer research sponsored by colour specialist GNT Group reveals....

Schenck Process to expand its international footprint

Schenck Process is entering an ‘exciting new chapter’ and expanding its international footprint following an agreement with Blackstone.

Tesco spearheads food waste push

Tesco is spearheading a drive to reduce food waste, with 24 of its largest food suppliers – including Kerry Foods, Greencore and Bakkavor – committing to cutting food waste in their production...

IFOAM EU talks getting ‘organic on every table’

Increased organic production would support the development of more sustainable food systems across Europe, IFOAM EU’s deputy director and policy manager Eric Gall tells FoodNavigator.

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UK distributor Salutivia opens NPD lab

UK distributor Salutivia has invested in a new food and nutrition laboratory to ensure product innovation - "a key factor to wealth creation during the Brexit years", it says....

‘Product blending is becoming increasingly popular’ says tna as it launches VMBS for snacks and gummies

tna has launched a vibratory motion blending system (VMBS) called roflo 3 to mix multiple dry or wet products.

Five things food businesses should know as CETA comes into force

As the new free-trade agreement between the European Union and Canada enters into force, FoodNavigator looks at what this means for food manufacturers.

Industry giants to harmonise global date labels in food waste fight

Some of the world’s biggest food companies will standardise their food date labels globally by 2020 in a bid to reduce food waste.

Is health the key driver in children’s food?

Food manufacturers targeting children are under pressure to provide products that meet certain health standards – making health a major innovation driver. But does actual consumption reflect this?

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.

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.

Purple chocolate ups the possibilities for healthy indulgent foods: Herza

Purple chocolate, coloured with nutrient-packed fruit and vegetable powders, can make healthy foods such as muesli more appealing or give indulgent ice cream a healthy halo, says Herza Schokolade.

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...

Cloetta issues profit warning after factory fire

Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta warns its third quarter profits will be hit by a fire at a production lines at its Turnhout, Belgium, factory in June.

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. ...

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...

Godiva enters mainstream supermarkets in bid to become $2bn brand

Premium chocolate brand Godiva has partnered with supermarkets in the UK, North America and other major markets to enter mainstream retail.

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.

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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...

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?

Euromonitor: 20 most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030

Euromonitor International has identified 20 of the most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030 with analysis on eight megatrends with the furthest-reaching impact on industries and consumers in...

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