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Cargill sells compounds business to Mane

French firm Mane is to take control of Cargill’s compounds business, the pair have announced.

Pragmatic policies: 'Quiet' reformulation is the most promising route to healthier food intakes

While it may be clear that people should probably cut down on their intakes of salt, sugar, and fat, the best way to achieve this has always caused a bit...

Stealthy reduction woes: Is there ignorance about how much reformulation is happening?

'Stealth health' is fast becoming a buzzword in the food industry. But does the world 'stealth' imply something inherently negative, and is the quiet reformulation strategy painting an unfair or...

94% of UK adults 'unaware' of how many calories they consume daily

The vast majority of UK consumers (94%) do not regularly track calorie intakes, while more still do not know how many calories sugar contains.

Functional foods resist recession but failure rate stays high: Analyst

Functional foods weathered the global economic recession better than most food categories despite a high product failure rate, according to a US-based branding and market expert.

Sugar campaigner: Most expensive part of reformulation is relabeling

Arguments that reducing salt, sugar or fat in foods is too difficult and costly are rubbish, it just needs to be done slowly, according to Action on Sugar front man.

‘Underutilized’ cereal bran holds bread fiber promise: Study

Cereal bran is underutilized as a functional food ingredient but can enrich the fiber content of bread providing the antinutrient components are reduced, researchers say.

Self-certification of halal products ‘rife’ in Britain: Halal Foundation

Many UK foods marketed as halal may not hold up under external certification standards, according to the Halal Food Foundation.

India’s ‘king of fruits’ exiled from Europe following produce ban

India’s regulator responsible for agriculture exports has said it was not consulted ahead of the European Union’s decision this week to temporarily ban the import of Indian mangoes and vegetables...

Salt, sugar and fat: Where are we now, and where can we go?

As part of our Healhy Reduction special edition, FoodNavigator asks what more can be done to reduce sugar, salt and fat consumption. And is it really necessary?

Improving global food trade could help alleviate water scarcity

Foods that are grown, produced, and traded internationally have a major impact on global water scarcity, according to new research suggesting water should be better considered in the food trading...

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Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Understanding consumer expectations and respecting these, combined with a boldness to draw inspiration from new areas is the perfect mix for successful innovation, say experts.

Turkey is ripe for innovative salt reduction, says Leatherhead

Turkey lags behind Western Europe when it comes to salt reduction, but has an openness that makes it ripe for bakers to introduce innovative technologies, according to Leatherhead Food Research.

Reduction potential: Salt and sugar have synergistic effects on extruded snacks

Salt and sugar may have synergistic effects on the texture and quality of extruded snack products, and there is potential to reduce both without negative effects, according to new research.

BASF Nutrition to hone omega-3, sell Norwegian factory and cut 260 jobs

BASF says it is honing in on its omega-3 business but will sell a recently acquired low-concentration omega-3 facility in Norway as it aims high-end.

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Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according...

‘Invisible’ olive oil tags to stop adulteration

An invisible label to protect olive oil from adulteration has been developed by ETH researchers.

UK confectionery market poised for sugar free transition, predicts Sulá

Sugar free candies only account for 5% of the UK sweets market but the dynamic could be changing, according to German confectioner Sulá.

A question of semantics: From ‘traffic light’ to ‘colour coded’ labelling

A move away from ‘traffic light’ to ‘colour coded’ nutrition labels leaves behind the danger of a “stop and go interpretation” of foods, according to the British Heart Foundation. 

Maternal malnutrition may influence health of future generations

Malnutrition in even just a few weeks of pregnancy could create a 'domino effect' that influences the weight and disease risk of future generations, according to new research in mice.

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Better-for-you chocolate still a niche after cocoa flavanol health claim: Euromonitor

Functional confectionery has made only small gains since approval of Barry Callebaut’s cocoa flavanol health claim but opportunities exist for premiumized chocolate products, says a Euromonitor analyst.

Reducing greenhouse emissions must be a collective effort, warns Irish report

The food industry is facing a difficult challenge to produce enough food to feed the world’s growing population while limiting its impact on the environment, according to a new report....

CEO JOHN BROCK 'guardedly optimistic' on aspartame's EU future

‘We’re in a better place on aspartame’: Coca-Cola Enterprises boss unshaken by US diet soda slide

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) boss John Brock says he believes Europe is in a ‘better place’ on aspartame than the US after EFSA's December safety ruling, despite a slight dip in...

Children's TV viewing habits linked to 'junk food' consumption

There is a correlation between children’s TV screen time and higher consumption of sweetened beverages and 'junk foods', says new Swedish research.

Novozymes raises 2014 outlook on back Monsanto alliance and strong Q1 results

Global enzymes producer Novozymes has raised its expected EBIT for 2014 to between 8%-10% after a strong Q1 performance and alliance with biotech giant Monsanto.

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