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UK distributor Salutivia opens NPD lab

UK distributor Salutivia has invested in a new food and nutrition laboratory to ensure product innovation - "a key factor to wealth creation during the Brexit years", it says....

General Mills ‘gaining traction’ in European ice cream, snacks

General Mills has returned its European business to growth thanks to higher sales from its Häagen-Dazs and snack bar brands.

ADM gets personal with new microbiome collaboration with Mayo Clinic

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic on personalized nutrition solutions to healthy body weight through probiotics, prebiotics, and other nutrients.

IFOAM EU talks getting ‘organic on every table’

Increased organic production would support the development of more sustainable food systems across Europe, IFOAM EU’s deputy director and policy manager Eric Gall tells FoodNavigator.

‘Product blending is becoming increasingly popular’ says tna as it launches VMBS for snacks and gummies

tna has launched a vibratory motion blending system (VMBS) called roflo 3 to mix multiple dry or wet products.

Tesco spearheads food waste push

Tesco is spearheading a drive to reduce food waste, with 24 of its largest food suppliers – including Kerry Foods, Greencore and Bakkavor – committing to cutting food waste in their production...

Funding for FrieslandCampina’s Cooperative Jumpstart project

Henk Kamp, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs, has given €130m ($155m) SDE+ (Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production) subsidy to Cooperative Jumpstart for the installation of 103 manure monofermentation systems...

Five things food businesses should know as CETA comes into force

As the new free-trade agreement between the European Union and Canada enters into force, FoodNavigator looks at what this means for food manufacturers.

Nestlé-backed Swiss scientists create novel process for foams that last 'essentially forever'

Ever-lasting foam in ice cream or beer without artificial stabilisers? Swiss researchers have "for the first time" developed a novel strategy to make foam bubbles last "essentially ‘forever"....

Industry giants to harmonise global date labels in food waste fight

Some of the world’s biggest food companies will standardise their food date labels globally by 2020 in a bid to reduce food waste.

EU Pledge vows to keep pace with kids’ food marketing

Arla Foods’ has become the latest food manufacturer to join the EU Pledge - an initiative that promotes responsible food marketing to children that already boasts Nestlé, Unilever, Mondelez, Mars and Coca-Cola...

Scientists decode cereal gene map to tackle climate change

A group of international scientists has decoded the pearl millet genome to discover how the crop survives high temperatures and drought.

Is health the key driver in children’s food?

Food manufacturers targeting children are under pressure to provide products that meet certain health standards – making health a major innovation driver. But does actual consumption reflect this?

Soy isoflavones could help anti-obesity efforts – study

Consumption of soy-based foods could be used to help tackle the global obesity crisis thanks to its high protein and isoflavone content, new research suggests. 

There's an untapped opportunity in organic kids' food, says Mintel

European parents are consistently willing to pay more for organic, says Mintel. Yet while organic claims are common on baby food, they are less used on food and drink aimed...

Consumers underestimate risk of ‘natural’ contaminants

German consumers are more concerned about the risk presented by ‘synthetic’ contaminants than those that naturally occur in foods, a new study by the German safety authority finds.

DIC and Fermentalg ink deal on 'new generation' natural algae colours

French microalgae specialist Fermentalg is partnering with Japanese chemical giant DIC to develop natural food colours, particularly blue phycocyanin derived from Spirulina.

Swedish Salmonella outbreak from Polish eggs

At least 12 people have been sickened by Salmonella in Sweden from eggs from Poland.

Glanbia adds protein punch to hot drinks with heat stable & soluble hydrolyzed whey protein

With protein seeing continued interest from mainstream consumers, Glanbia Nutritionals has launched ProTherma: a hydrolyzed whey protein that can withstand high temperatures and therefore offer a protein punch in everyday...

‘No deal’ Brexit could hike food prices by a third: BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), an industry body representing UK retailers, has warned that British shoppers could pay as much as one-third more for “everyday food items” in the event...

News in brief

GMB: CETA trade deal sets bad precedent post-Brexit

A British trade union has attacked the CETA trade deal between Canada and Europe which comes into force later this week (21 September) adding it sets a bad precedent post-Brexit.

EU injects €1.5m into acrylamide research

Nordic scientists will investigate the link between acrylamide exposure and obesity, diabetes and fertility with a €1.5m grant from the European Research Council (ERC).  

EC: 'We will now analyse China's decision and consider appropriate steps.'

No justification for China extending potato starch duties, says Starch Europe

The European starch industry is “deeply disappointed” by the Chinese government’s decision to extend anti-subsidy duties against EU potato starch while the European Commission says it is considering appropriate steps...

Partnerships with start-ups ‘a strategic imperative’: Unilever

Unilever has made fostering relationships with start-up companies “a strategic imperative” as it works to leverage collaborations in order to meet evolving consumer needs.

Gluten-free green banana flour high in RS2 could cut down waste

US ingredient technology company, International Agriculture Group (IAG), has launched a clean label green banana flour that contains a high level of resistant starch to capitalize on the growing demand...

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