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Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Euros Jones

Director of regulatory affairs - European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Published: 03-Oct-2013

Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture said the country will take advantage of changes to Europe’s CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) which will allow increased dairy production.

Published: 30-Sep-2013

LycoRed promises juice brands ‘significant’ beta-carotene cost saving

LycoRed promises juice brands ‘significant’ beta-carotene cost saving

Lycored claims its new Lyc-O-Beta Intense coloring system will bring significant cost savings for producers of beverages such as orange juice, and says US interest in such natural colors is growing.

Published: 30-Sep-2013

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Hans Zevenbergen

Cross-category nutrition and health director - Unilever

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

Published: 24-Sep-2013

Tate & Lyle has high European hopes for Splenda-based water enhancers

Tate & Lyle has high European hopes for Splenda-based water enhancers

Abigail Storms, global marketing director, sweeteners and beverage, Tate & Lyle, insists Splenda sucralose perfectly suits liquid water enhancers as an emerging European category, against the backdrop of success for products such as Kraft Foods' MIO Stateside.

Published: 20-Sep-2013

Diet Coke Hunk sweats on UK health and safety complaint to ASA

Today's podcast rounds up two UK drinks adverts involving a Diet Coke hunk, a lawnmower and a Chinook helicopter from Coke and Heineken, which led to Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) adjudications.

Published: 17-Jul-2013

Salt reduction beyond potassium chloride: Scelta touts mushrooms for low-salt bread

Salt reduction beyond potassium chloride: Scelta touts mushrooms for low-salt bread

There is a raft of options now available to food manufacturers looking to reduce salt - but how about mushrooms? Frozen mushroom giant Scelta Mushrooms has two ingredients for salt replacement, including one for (non-mushroom-flavoured) bread.

Published: 16-Jul-2013

Half of UK consumers do not trust the food industry on safety: Mintel

Half of UK consumers do not trust the food industry on safety: Mintel

Alex Beckett

senior food analyst - Mintel

Just half of UK consumers trust the food industry to provide food that is safe to eat, according to exclusive research from Mintel.

Published: 03-Jul-2013

Counterintuitive? Healthy snack reformulation claims are decreasing, Mintel

Counterintuitive? Healthy snack reformulation claims are decreasing, Mintel

David Jago

Director of Innovation and Insights - Mintel

Claims like low sodium, low fat and low calorie on snacks are decreasing which seems counterintuitive given action is being taken by manufacturers, said the director of innovation and insights at Mintel.

Published: 14-Jun-2013

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

Emmanuel Saurat

Lawyer - Sidley Austin

Aggrieved companies and  trade groups have already mounted legal actions against the EU’s strict health claim laws – they are in process – but the regulation’s workings could face fresh challenge from governments signed up to the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to a Brussels-based legal expert.

Published: 22-Apr-2013

Snack formulation challenges: Hot tastes at a good price with a dash of health

Snack formulation challenges: Hot tastes at a good price with a dash of health

Dennis Fechhelm, Carolina Dicolla & Stephen Cobbe

Hot and spicy, mac ‘n’ cheese, natural, healthy, clean label and cheap are just a handful of the demands ingredients firms face when developing snack seasonings, Kerry Ingredients & Flavors says.

Published: 22-Mar-2013

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

Jamie Rice

research and marketing director - RTS

A new interactive graphical database offering market insights for food and beverage ingredients will help manufacturers and suppliers identify new trends and grow their business, according to RTS.

Published: 21-Mar-2013

We're never going to win on obesity: It's time to change the conversation, says Lustig

We're never going to win on obesity: It's time to change the conversation, says Lustig

The fight for public health should not be against obesity, but rather the dangerous metabolic conditions that both obese and non-obese people suffer from. And the prime target for those diseases is sugar, says Professor Robert Lustig.

Published: 13-Mar-2013

Rapid microbiology has a big part to play in addressing foodborne disease

Rapid microbiology has a big part to play in addressing foodborne disease

Rapid microbiology has a big part to play in addressing the speed that foodborne diseases spread across the world, according to bioMérieux.

Published: 12-Mar-2013

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

Chris Brockman

senior global food and drink analyst - Mintel

Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

Published: 05-Mar-2013

Malty without the malt: Symrise maltless beverage targets Middle East market

Malty without the malt: Symrise maltless beverage targets Middle East market

Wilhelm Resanovic

Brewmaster and category development manager - Symrise

Alcohol-free malt beverages are big business in the Middle East and there were plenty of varieties on show at Gulfood last week. Symrise brewmaster and category development manager Wilhelm Resanovic caught up with FoodNavigator at the show, where the company showcased a malty drink - without the malt.

Published: 04-Mar-2013

Could a corn by-product provide industry with new ‘stealth health’ ingredient?

Could a corn by-product provide industry with new ‘stealth health’ ingredient?

Dried distillers grain, produced during ethanol processing has until now only found use in animal feed. But that could soon change after US researchers developed a way to turn this by-product in to a value-added food grade ingredient.

Published: 26-Nov-2012

Formulation and positioning equally important for stevia success, says Cargill

Formulation and positioning equally important for stevia success, says Cargill

Olivier du Chatelier

Sales director, health products, EMEA - Cargill

How manufacturers incorporate stevia into new products and how they position products with consumers are equally important for market success, says Cargill's sales director, health products for EMEA, Olivier du Chatelier.

Published: 23-Nov-2012

Stealth health or loud and proud: When should food companies mention salt reduction?

Stealth health or loud and proud: When should food companies mention salt reduction?

Food companies should be cautious about when and how they talk about salt reduction, according to Euromonitor International's global head of health and wellness research Ewa Hudson.

Published: 21-Nov-2012

Ageing Europeans should change protein consumption habits: Solae

Ageing Europeans should change protein consumption habits: Solae

Jean Heggie

Director of global marketing - Solae

Europe's population is getting older, bringing a range of nutrition-related health concerns to the fore, including how to maintain muscle mass as we age - an issue thought to be closely related to protein consumption.

Published: 19-Nov-2012

'Purity' trends, blends for claims and bioinformatics for business: Day 3 at HiE

'Purity' trends, blends for claims and bioinformatics for business: Day 3 at HiE

Can bioinformatics help to add business value? Is industry innovation being put on hold for blending? And how is a shift towards ‘pure’ products affecting the market.The NutraIngredients and FoodNavigator team reflects on our highlights from the final day at HIE in Frankfurt.

Published: 16-Nov-2012

Implied health claim bans, stevia challenges, and award winners: A round up of day 2 at HiE

Implied health claim bans, stevia challenges, and award winners: A round up of day 2 at HiE

How will banning the term 'probiotic' change how companies conduct business, can stevia ever be a 'drop in' solution, and who were the big winners at the NuW awards this year?The FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients team reflects on highlights from day two at HIE in Frankfurt.

Published: 15-Nov-2012

Health claims, functional foods and healthy reduction: Reflecting on day one at HIE

Health claims, functional foods and healthy reduction: Reflecting on day one at HIE

Is there hope for probiotic health claims after all? What are the opportunities in functional foods? And how should companies appeal to consumers with reduced sugar and reduced salt products? The FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients team reflects on highlights from day one at HIE in Frankfurt.

Published: 14-Nov-2012

FACET: New risk management tool for additives, flavourings and food contact materials

FACET: New risk management tool for additives, flavourings and food contact materials

A new risk management tool for flavouring substances, additives and food contact materials is due to be completed in the coming weeks, drawing together data on food chemical occurrence, concentration and food intake, says Dr Tracy McCrorie of the University of Ulster.

Published: 09-Nov-2012

Trendwatch: What's new in energy drinks?

Trendwatch: What's new in energy drinks?

The energy drink market is the fastest growing segment of the European soft drinks industry, so how are newcomers looking to get in on the action?

Published: 05-Nov-2012

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