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EC action plan to address antimicrobial resistance in food supply chain

The European Commission is to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance in the food supply chain with the adoption of a new action plan. 

Introducing jackfruit: The next big thing in plant-based meat alternatives?

High in fibre and sugar-free, the jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world with a fibrous texture that can be shredded, minced or pulled - and it's even...

Brain-impaired elderly subjects appear to most benefit from cocoa flavanols: Review

Flavanol-rich chocolate is well known for its beneficial effect on the brain, but a review by Italian researchers point towards its neuroprotective effects in vulnerable populations over time.

New cases in EU-wide Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs

More than 60 further cases have been reported in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Polish eggs after EU agencies said it looked to be over earlier this year.

Tougher advertising rules for marketing unhealthy foods at children come in to effect tomorrow

Strict rules banning adverts for high in fat, salt and sugar products in all children’s media come into effect tomorrow (Saturday 1 July), after numerous health campaigners called for tougher...

Arla closing Lillebælt dairy

Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods is moving production of its Castello brand white mold cheese to its Troldhede dairy location, resulting in the loss of 66 jobs at Lillebælt Dairy,...

Biofortification one of many factors in tackling iron and zinc deficiencies: Study

Biofortification alone is not enough to enhance bread with optimum iron and zinc levels to fight deficiencies, a study says as it cites other production methods that should factor in...

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Interactive starch resource unveiled by Starch Europe

Trade association Starch Europe make available a new online platform that aims to provide information about starch-based ingredients used in the food sector.

Big names join forces to drive sustainable coconut oil production in South East Asia

A quartet of key industry players have come together to drive the production of sustainable coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Food prices could surge as climate change and conflicts hit commodity chokepoints

The price of key commodities like soy and wheat could surge unless the vulnerabilities at the world’s most important trade “chokepoints” are assessed and the risks mitigated.

MycoTechnology to bring sugar-reducing mushroom extract to Europe with EFSA application

How can mushrooms help reduce sugar and salt in food and drink? By blocking the bitter notes and cutting the need for masking agents. “It’s pretty exciting,” says the CEO of...

One in 10 allergenic ingredients not correctly labelled – study

Undeclared milk in chocolate and bakery products was the most frequently found allergen during a control in the Nordic countries.

European Commission clears Dow/DuPont merger, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved the proposed merger between US-based chemical companies Dow and DuPont on condition of the divestiture of DuPont's pesticide business, including its R&D organization.

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Caobisco encourages deadlines for 100% certified cocoa and palm oil

EU confectionery trade body Caobisco is encouraging its members to set a date by which they will source all cocoa and palm oil from a certified sustainable source.

No meat and less salt: Salt of the Earth’s Mediterranean Umami is changing the meat alternative space

A sodium-reduction solution that mimics the taste of meat has been created by Israeli supplier, Salt of the Earth Ltd.

Rice-based enzyme will bring gluten-free bread to the next level, says DSM

DSM has unveiled a rice-based baker's enzyme which boosts the softness and moistness of gluten-free bread, allowing it to compete with wheat-based breads in texture, it says.

Small EU countries form pact to tackle childhood obesity

Europe’s small countries have committed to tackling spiralling childhood obesity rates by signing a statement designed to address the issue via a combination of diet and exercise.

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Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend, especially among seniors, says pladis

The biscuit category changed in Britain in 2016 amid consumer demand for healthier indulgences, Steve Gladwell, CMI director of pladis tells BakeryandSnacks.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Del Monte buries the hatchet ahead of retail and NPD joint-venture

Philippines-based Del Monte Pacific has entered into a joint-venture with Arab-owned Fresh Del Monte Produce to expand its refrigerated fruit-based lines. 

Constantia Flexibles meets demand for coffee & dairy packaging in Russia

Constantia Flexibles Group has responded to a growing demand in domestic food packaging by installing a laminating machine at its factory in Timashevsk, Russia, for packaging coffee, dairy and processed...

Viva Las Vegas! What's happening at #IFT?

Food industry top brass, scientists and formulators have descended upon Las Vegas for this year's Institute of Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Catch up on the best bits...

Study uncovers the truth behind work stress, sleep and junk food habits

Psychological experiences at work can shape eating habits and sleeping patterns, according to a recently published study.

Coca Cola partners urged to stop marketing Capri-Sun drink to kids

Campaigners in France have demanded that Coca Cola European Partners stops marketing its Capri-Sun drink to children, as pressure grows on EU food and drink companies to ditch the use...

Consumers willing to pay premium for safety - TÜV SÜD

Consumers want safer products and are willing to pay more for them, according to a TÜV SÜD survey.

French snack producer Vico launches Hula Hoops variants in Sonoco packaging

The Vic-sur-Aisne-based firm introduced its three-dimensional Hula Hoops to the French market last year and is now expanding the range with the launch of Bacon and Sour Cream & Onion...

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