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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.

Kerry lowers outlook despite H1 growth

Kerry Group lowered its full-year earnings forecast, despite reporting higher sales and earnings for the first half, as currency exchange headwinds hit its outlook.

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,...

Amplify wants to be 'fastest growing' premium snack group in Europe

Amplify Snack Brands has said that it wants to become the “fastest-growing” premium snack brand in Europe as it battles to improve the profitability of its international division.

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”....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

From kefir to kvass: What's in store for Europe's fermented food trend?

From do-it-yourself kefir kits and lacto-fermented vegetable juices to kvass and spreadable cheese-style tempeh – what’s trending and what's next for the fermented food trend in Europe?

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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.

Premier Foods first quarter sales dip, despite good growth from Cadbury cakes

Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods’ reported a 3.1% sales dip in 2017 Q1 as warmer weather negatively affected winter favorites like Bisto and Oxo, but this was offset by bigger...

Schubert wins packaging contract with Belgian biscuit manufacturer

Belgian biscuit manufacturer Destrooper-Olivier has partnered with Gerhard Schubert after meeting them at the 2016 ProSweets trade fair in Cologne.

'We're the first product that dreams of impeaching the US president'

German start-up Smuus mixes food, politics & tongue-in-cheek marketing

German start-up Smuus has an original concept with its fruit and vegetable smoothies for yoghurts, desserts, bread, meat and cheese. But the campaign for its peach-flavoured product, which promises to...

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Stevia-based flavour modifier cuts need for expensive cocoa and vanilla

Stevia supplier Pure Circle has developed a stevia-based flavour modifier that enhances vanilla and cocoa flavours as well as sweetening.

Titanium dioxide should be avoided if you have colitis, say researchers

People with colitis should avoid food containing titanium dioxide particles, according to research carried out in Switzerland.

FDE: Act now before Commission considers maximum levels

Mandatory acrylamide action could be in place by spring 2018

An EU vote backing the Commission's proposal to reduce acrylamide in food and drink could see mandatory mitigation action and benchmark levels in place by spring next year, with maximum levels...

Long-fibre prebiotics show promising sweetness, say scientists

How to keep things sweet without adding calories – is it a Holy Grail or could UK scientists have found a solution thanks to long-fibre prebiotics?

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