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Expert calls for activity icons that could help ‘reduce obesity rates’

Food should be labelled with how much exercise is required to expend its calories in order to help promote an active lifestyle, said a leading health expert. 

Heard of soursop, ditakh or cashew apple flavour? You'll need to if you want to break into Africa, says Aromatech

French flavour firm Aromatech has developed a range of flavours specifically designed to appeal to African consumers based on local fruit - but European consumers looking for new, exotic tastes...

Can firms clean up vanillin's clean label image amid natural supply shortages?

It’s the world’s most popular food flavour but less than 1% of global demand for vanilla can be met by the natural vanilla orchid – and this year’s supplies have...

Nano 3D structure of food could lead to reduced costs and waste

3D images of food produced at a nano level promise to save on food industry costs and reduce food waste as a result of faulty production, according to a study’s...

The rise of the 'invisible ethical': Why consumers want sustainability throughout the supply chain

From non-GMO glycerine-based solvents to sustainably sourced hydrocolloids, more and more companies are seeking ethical certification for 'invisible' ingredients – but what’s fuelling this demand when consumers probably don’t even...

FMI report says Greek yogurt still growing

A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI), Yoghurt Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025 is being published in May 2016.

Sugar tax

Budget shock: sugar tax on soft drinks

A surprise tax on sugary soft drinks to tackle childhood obesity, unveiled in Chancellor George Osborne’s budget, has dismayed manufacturers but delighted campaigners, including celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Nestlé chief: Reduce sugar now before it’s mandatory

At the World Food Innovate conference in London, Stefan Catsicas, chief technical officer of Nestlé described how the food giant is meeting the challenge of making foods healthier without causing...

Consumers ‘actively seek’ clean-label alternatives

Almost a third of consumers actively seek products with some form of clean-label claim, while 70% of those purchasing dairy and bakery products say such claims influence their buying decisions,...

Dispatches from Food Vision 2016

When Jorg met Jane: Nestlé talks PPP public health gain with an NGO insider

Private public partnerships (PPPs) are the best way to tackle the world’s public health issues with food and nutrition, but only if strict rules are in place to guard against...

Naturex calls on start-ups for ingredient innovation partnerships

Naturex is calling on innovative start-ups with fresh ideas on plant-based ingredients, green technologies and novel farming processes to collaborate with it thorugh Ingenium, its open innovation accelerator scheme.

Awareness of state organic logo is 100%, says Danish government

Danish demand for organic food is booming and awareness of the state-controlled logo has never been higher, according to a recent survey.

A look at the top product launches in Germany, Europe's 'innovation testing ground'

Not only is Germany the front-runner for innovative food and drink launches, it is also Europe's testing ground for trendsetting companies looking for a receptive market. Mintel market analyst explains...

Demand for citrus flavour blends on the rise in Europe, says FMI

Demand for citrus flavour market is set to rise in Europe in the next ten years, says Future Market Insights (FMI) - but which are the most popular flavour blends,...

Change is COOL: Online petition for meat origin labelling gains momentum in France

Nearly 8000 French consumers have signed a petition on Change.org calling for mandatory country of origin labelling for processed meat products.

Food Vision 2016 preview

Child nutrition NPD needed to avoid crippling cost of obesity, says expert

New product development (NPD) is essential to address the nutritional needs of a child during its first 1000 days if health systems are to avoid the crippling cost of treating...

Great expectations: Can industry meet consumer colour demands?

The news that food giant Mars will phase out all artificial colours from their global food and drink offerings in the next five years, follows similar actions carried out by...

Food industry slow to react to demand for natural colours & flavours: Mintel

Faced with a growing wave of consumer demand for products with simpler, natural colours and flavours, food and drink companies have been notoriously slow to respond, says Mintel.

Sprouted watermelon seeds fuel a novel range of protein bars from Go Raw

Is ‘raw’ still a hot trend in food marketing?

Is ‘raw’ still a hot trend in food marketing, or is the lack of clarity over what it means diluting its value? A pioneer in the raw foods movement, Go...

Mamma Mia! Mamma Tia? Italy wants to stamp out fake 'Italian-sounding' names

Food firms are making billions off the back of rip-off, Italian-sounding names to the detriment of genuine Italian manufacturers – an 'odious and unfair' practice that should be stopped under EU...

'Health driven consumers are passionate, conflicted and disrupting your business': The Hartman Group

Consumers are in conflict – they want food that is indulgent, healthy and convenient. But this conflict also opens up big opportunities to companies who know where to look for the...

Clean-label claims sought by one in three shoppers, according to survey

A new study has highlighted clean label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and bakery categories.

Organic trends, innovations & hot topics: What's the buzz at BioFach?

Keep on top of the social media buzz at Europe's leading trade fair for organic product innovation, BioFach in Nuremburg, Germany.

Most French food firms fail to state meat origin

Over half (54%) of processed meat products in France fail to use origin labelling - a 'pitiful result' suggesting the government's call for voluntary action has not been heeded, says French...

Mars to ditch all artificial colours from its entire global food portfolio

Food giant Mars has pledged to phase out all artificial colours from its global food and drink portfolio in the next five years.

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