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Study probes organic knowledge, attitudes and consumption

More information and promotional campaigns would help consumers gain experience and expertise of organic vegetables, concludes a study investigating knowledge, attitudes, and consumption.

Premium products and Asia-Pacific market drive growth for Barry Callebaut

Leading industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut reported buoyant third quarter sales volume gains of 11.3 per cent, based it said upon growth in Asia-Pacific and the luxury chocolate category.

New juice drink concepts recall Grandma's garden

Wild has developed new juice concepts based around familiar fruits that grow in gardens in Europe, which taps into a trend towards comforting, nostalgic products.

FSA calls for comments on new additives legislation

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is calling for comments from the nation’s food industry on proposed changes to EU food additive legislation to ensure all current additive uses are...

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Holden to leave Soil Association for international work

Patrick Holden has announced plans to leave his position as director of the Soil Association to spend more time advocating sustainable food systems at the international level.

DD Williamson launches new caramel colour in Europe

DD Williamson is introducing a new class one acid-stable dark caramel colour and burnt sugar flavour for use in beverages with pH below 2.5.

Cargill leverages pectin-starch knowledge for bakery fillings

Cargill Texturizing Solutions has developed a new range of solutions using pectin and starch to deliver the desired texture in bakery fillings.

Omega Ingredients splits tomatoes into flavour variants

Flavour supplier Omega Ingredients has developed a new range of tomato flavours from the whole fruit, which can be used in foods and beverages geared towards the natural trend and...

Tea producers urged to bolster demand at home

Tea-producing nations should up their marketing efforts at home to take advantage of domestic market potential, according to a new FAO report.

Antioxidant-rich peanut skins may boost meat shelf-life

Extracts from peanut skin that are rich in antioxidant compounds may preserved the colour of raw beef and slow its spoilage, suggests a new study.

Food prices are highest in Norway, reveal EU stats

Norway and Denmark are the most expensive countries in the European region for food and beverage products, while the least expensive is the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, according to...

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Campden reviews meat fat replacement ingredients

Food consultancy Campden BRI has published a new review of ingredients that can be used to lower the fat content in meat products, such as sausages and pies.

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Where next for ingredients since Cognis and National Starch?

‘Billion dollar deal’ was not a phrase bandied about the food ingredients industry much last year. With BASF buying Cognis for €3.1bn and Corn Products International paying $1.3bn for National...

Sesame proteins point to reduced milk cheese: Study

The milk protein content of soft cheese may be reduced using sesame proteins, and tap into local tastes in China's booming dairy segment, suggests a new study from China and...

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New president elected for Italian industry association

The Italian food industry association Federalimentare has elected Filippo Ferria as its next president for 2011-2014.

No risk posed from magnolia bark extract in gum and mints, says ACNFP

Magnolia bark extract could be used in chewing gum and mint confectionery and is unlikely to pose any risk to consumers at the use level specified by the manufacturer, according...

Seaweed extracts could offer edible flavor films

French scientists continue to expand the potential of carrageenan films to encapsulate and control the release of flavors, with new data showing superiority over established options.

CSM seeks slice of specialty bread market with ancient grains

CSM is introducing a new mix of ancient cereals spelt, emmer and einkorn, in a bid to tap opportunities in the specialty bread segment.

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Competitiveness dominated 2009 for EU food firms

Most of the food and beverage sectors’ efforts were focused on raising awareness of competitive challenges and boosting visibility of activities, says the CIAA in its review of the year.

EFSA publishes data guidance for flavour approvals

The European Food Safety Authority has published its final guidance for data required to assess new food flavourings, and is looking to build on experience gained during evaluations to establish...

Satiety and oral health demands drive Asia-Pacific confectionery market

Chocolate that suppresses appetite and delivers oral health benefits has been highlighted in a new survey of confectionery product launches in the Asia-Pacific region conducted by Datamonitor’s Product Launch Analytics....

Eurogerm targets Asian bakery sector with partnership

French bakery ingredients firm Eurogerm is chasing the high potential Asian market, and has entered an agreement with Japanese flour miller Nisshin Seifun to target it effectively – including a...

Honey extract may slow apple juice spoilage

An extract from honey may prevent undesirable browning of apple juice and help the beverage stay on shelves longer, suggests new research from Mexico.

FAO calls for ‘limited’ regulation of food futures markets

Some regulation of commodities futures markets could be beneficial – but should stop short of tight limits or an outright ban, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said in...

Magnetic train technology used to measure fat content

Scientists at Harvard University have applied magnetic levitation, which is best known for enabling high-speed trains to float above tracks, to the task of measuring fat content in food.

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