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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....

General Mills ‘gaining traction’ in European ice cream, snacks

General Mills has returned its European business to growth thanks to higher sales from its Häagen-Dazs and snack bar brands.

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.

Nestlé-backed Swiss scientists create novel process for foams that last 'essentially forever'

Ever-lasting foam in ice cream or beer without artificial stabilisers? Swiss researchers have "for the first time" developed a novel strategy to make foam bubbles last "essentially ‘forever"....

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.

‘No deal’ Brexit could hike food prices by a third: BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), an industry body representing UK retailers, has warned that British shoppers could pay as much as one-third more for “everyday food items” in the event...

EU injects €1.5m into acrylamide research

Nordic scientists will investigate the link between acrylamide exposure and obesity, diabetes and fertility with a €1.5m grant from the European Research Council (ERC).  

EC: 'We will now analyse China's decision and consider appropriate steps.'

No justification for China extending potato starch duties, says Starch Europe

The European starch industry is “deeply disappointed” by the Chinese government’s decision to extend anti-subsidy duties against EU potato starch while the European Commission says it is considering appropriate steps...

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...

Vegan hard-boiled egg developed by Udine students

Students at the University of Udine in Italy have developed a product with the appearance and characteristics of a hard-boiled hen egg that is made entirely from plant-based ingredients....

EDA: "It seems the EU does not need Brexit to end the single market"

Spain to introduce origin labelling for milk products

As Spain becomes the latest country to bring in mandatory country of origin labelling for milk and milk-based products, the European Dairy Association (EDA) has blasted the European Commission's "laissez-faire"...

Confiture ReBelle on a mission to tackle food waste

Start-up French jam maker Confiture ReBelle is a mission-based company that aims to reduce food waste in the country by shortening the supply chain and empowering citizens. ReBelle's Louise Le...

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. ...

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...

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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.

Aggressive Ter Beke 'pushing back boundaries' with KK deal

Belgian food maker Ter Beke is growing its European ready meals unit and expanding in the UK via an investment in KK Fine 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...

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