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Frutarom extends natural shelf life extension ingredient range

Frutarom Savory Solutions has added a new plant extract to its Origanox range for extending the shelf life of meats, sausages and convenience foods.

Premium, value or bust, says Rabobank

Confectioners must position themselves in the premium or value segment or face sales meltdown as consumers alter spending habits, according to Rabobank.

Vegetarian diet could slash heart disease risk by a third, say EPIC researchers

British vegetarians have a 32% lower risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease than comparable non-vegetarians, according to new data from the University of Oxford.

Campylobacter is smarter than we thought: scientists

Campylobacter is smarter than scientists thought as it is able to alter its “swimming behaviour” inside human bodies to find food, according to new research by scientists at the Institute...

BASF stops seeking EU approval of GM potatoes

BASF has said it will stop seeking approval of its genetically modified (GM) potato varieties in the European Union after a decade of research and investment, citing uncertainties in the...

Red palm oil could colour foods without food colouring

Sternchemie says its new red palm oil provides a clean label way to colour foods naturally without using food colourings that have to be listed on ingredient lists.

Diageo faces struggle to make United Spirits pay: Analyst

The potential upsides in Diageo’s potential acquisition of a majority stake in India's United Spirits (USL) are clear but achieving acceptable profitability from the business may be tricky, according to...

Fairtrade demand spurs rapid increase in supply

Fairtrade International has said the number of farmers and workers benefitting from the system increased by 13% in 2011 as the food and drink industry continues to pledge its support,...

CSM strong trading update set to tempt US and European bidders?

CSM has released a 2012 unaudited trading update to inform potential buyers from the US and Europe on business progress ahead of its mid-year divestment.

Barry Callebaut targets authenticity with single origin cocoa and chocolate

Barry Callebaut has unveiled new cocoa and chocolate products at ISM in Cologne, including Cameroon origin cocoa for baked goods, and single origin chocolate from Cameroon and Java.

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DEFRA seeks French support to scrap sugar quotas

The government has urged the French agricultural ministry not to block reform of the EU sugar regime, which could unlock lucrative markets for UK food and drink exports around the...

ASA rejects Weetos advertising complaints

The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints that Weetos advertisements encourage poor nutritional habits and an unhealthy lifestyle for children.

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EC’s Mathioudakis: “You cannot build a sustainable food industry on misleading health claims”

With the European Union’s strict health food and supplement marketing laws in place, the European Commission’s food law unit head, Basil Mathioudakis, tells NutraIngredients why it’s generally working out fine…...

Nanotech concerns highlight core research needs

Public concerns about nanotechnology in food processing highlight important areas for further research, according to a US paper just published in the journal Nanobiotechnology.

Tate & Lyle launches open innovation platform: 'We want to send out a signal to the market'

From food ingredients that reduce the blood glucose response to food intake, to natural high-potency sweeteners, digestive health and weight management ingredients, and plant-based ingredients that can mask bitter flavors…

Nestlé guilty of illegally infiltrating activist group, finds Swiss court

A Swiss court has found Nestlé and Securitas AG guilty of illegally infiltrating activist organisation Attac, and has ordered them to pay compensation for violation of personal rights.

UK report urges tax on sugary drinks to improve children’s health

The UK government should consider taxing unhealthy foods and sugary drinks in an effort to improve children’s health and combat diet-related illness, according to a new report from food and...

Pathogens, foodborne viruses and pesticide residues key issues for produce safety, says study

Pathogens, foodborne viruses and pesticide residues are the three most important concerns for the safety of fresh produce, according to the results of a European workshop.

Wageningen and Singapore’s NTU partner on food science research

Wageningen University in the Netherlands has partnered with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to boost food science and technology research, the universities have said.

Healthy brands taste better in consumer's mind, researchers find

Foods sold under a healthy brand and marketing message are perceived to be tastier and more satisfying to consumers, according to new research findings.

Premier Foods boss Michael Clarke in shock exit

The boss of Britain’s biggest food manufacturer, Premier Foods, has quit the debt-laden company today (January 28) after only 18 months, in a move that surprised City analysts.

New food engineering degree course calls for industry support

The UK’s Food and Drink Federation has called on food companies to offer student placements and guest lecturers to support a new accredited engineering Master’s degree dedicated to food and...

Horse meat from Poland didn't come from our site, says ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group has stressed that the horse meat identified in beef burgers, which has been found to come from Poland, did not come from its plant in the country as the...

Food tech centre seeks ‘foodwatchers’ to spot new trends for industry

Spanish food research technology centre AZTI-Tecnalia is developing an international community of ‘foodwatchers’ to detect trends and business opportunities for the food and beverage industry.

Catering to the Middle East: Halal certification and alcohol-free labeling with Mondelez

Mondelez is expanding in the Middle East having recently signed a joint venture in Saudi Arabia last week. asks the industry giant if halal certification and alcohol-free labeling have...

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