Consumers have spoken: You can't beat natural. Food companies are working at-the-double to provide them with foods that are safe, tasty, and top quality, with ingredients lists as 'clean' as can be.
Commercial foraging is on the rise, influencing mainstream flavour trends and giving companies a sense of heritage, say market analysts - but is it as eco-friendly as it seems?
Supplier Sunsweet claims its plum ingredients could present a pathway to cleaner labels as safety concerns over caramel colors prompt confectionery manufacturers to look explore alternatives.
Free-from foods are one of the hottest trends in the European health and wellness market, according to a Euromonitor analyst.
British meat has been found to contain MRSA and consumers are concerned. So would an antibiotic-free label reassure the public, or are there already enough ethical food labels?
Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen claims it has produced carmine through fermentation, meaning a cheaper, vegetarian, halal and kosher version of the natural red colouring could be just a few...
Turkey is an attractive destination for European food exports with niche opportunities in dairy, bakery, health and wellness, say market analysts.
At a time when consumer demand for natural ingredients is growing rapidly, researchers suggest that that the use of enzyme technologies to produce the natural taste enhancer divanillin may hold...
The trend toward raw foods is being driven by a growing group of consumers looking for ‘clean food’ – not just those who consider themselves raw foodists, says Teresa Havrlandova,...
Public health is being compromised as the European Commission bows to the pressure of lobbies and is divided by internal power struggles over toxic endocrine disrupting chemicals, claims a report.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published guidance for food companies to ensure consumers are not misled by terms such as ‘natural’, ‘artisan’, ‘traditional’ and ‘farmhouse’.
Functional beverages are now less about fortification, and more about honing in on the natural health benefits of their ingredients, according to Innova Market Insights.
With no ingredient or species information required for processed fish products, seafood fraud in Europe is prevalent – so why is EU legislation failing to protect consumers?
The organic sector has cultivated a culture of ethical awareness among consumers that conventional manufacturers are now cashing in on – and new product development is vital for the sector...
Manufacturers of fish products should adopt clearer labelling to allow consumers to make sustainable choices – because otherwise they may be encouraging boycotts of their products, say campaigners.
The feeling of moral satisfaction that consumers get from eating ethical food change their taste experience for the better - and means they are willing to pay more, according to...
A Spanish consumer rights group has launched a naming and shaming Twitter campaign after it found one third of consumers surveyed has bought the wrong product due to confusing food labels....
Wackaging – using cute and quirky language on a product’s packaging – seems to be everywhere. But with consumers becoming increasingly cynical, should manufacturers stop trying to be cool?
The health halo associated with coconut ingredients could mean coconut vinegar is the next ‘it’ product in Europe -- though its nutritional benefits are to yet be verified.
Accountability is key to rebuilding consumer confidence in the industry following a food scandal - a company’s response to accusations of contamination is almost as important as its actual role...
Global and EU regulation aims to stop companies using indigenous bio knowledge and material to make profits without filtering any of the benefits back.
The European Commission will consider action on industrially produced trans fats in foods following a high-level debate, said a spokesperson at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
EFSA has published an overview of its most recent data on chemical contamination of food and drink aimed at the general public.
Research outlining why consumers support environmental food policies could help identify how messages should be targeted to different groups.
With an ever increasing consumer demand for healthier food products, many within the industry are asking where the growth in healthy foods will come from.
Healthy eating behaviour in young women could be influenced by the eating habits and the appearance of others, a study has found.