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EU offers funding for SMEs targeting elderly personalised nutrition

EU-baked project INCluSilver is launching financial aid vouchers for companies working on personalised nutrition for the elderly.

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....

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...

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.

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...

Benefits of high-fibre diet may depend on gut bacteria

A high-fibre Nordic diet may only be effective for losing weight if certain bacteria are present in the gut, say Danish researchers, but manufacturers should still add fibre to processed...

Plant-based power: Med-style diet effective in tackling acid reflux

A plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet may provide the same benefits in addressing the complications bought about by acid reflux, according to a US-based study. 

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.

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....

Swiss food industry add Danone and Kellogg to sugar-cutting pact

The Swiss Confederation and food industry representatives have welcomed Danone and Kellogg’s signatures to a declaration that commits firms to cutting sugar content in its yoghurt and cereal products.

Seeing red: Italy upsets manufacturers with origin labelling for tomatoes

Italy has announced plans to bring in mandatory origin labelling for tomato-based products, bypassing EU procedures and sparking fears for the unity of Europe's single market.

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.

Wessanen’s Whole Earth sees protein snack going mainstream

Wessanen’s Whole Earth brand is extending its sports nutrition snack, Power Balls, beyond health channels and onto supermarket shelves as health-focused consumers become more “mainstream”.

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...

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