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Chr. Hansen review outlines HMO health benefits

By Nikki Hancocks

In a new systematic review, Chr. Hansen scientists have compiled data from 26 clinical studies on HMOs, concluding there is a wealth of evidence that these are well-tolerated modulators of the gut microbiome providing health benefits.

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The impact of reformulation: producer’s nightmare or brand boost?

By Flora Southey

Industry leaders take the Bakery&Snacks’ podium to discuss the movement that is increasingly impacting all areas when it comes to creating stand out snacks, from trickier better-for-you formulations that do not compromise on indulgence, to simpler...

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New AI aims to reduce food and beverage product launch risk

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Nordic tech company Cambri today announced the release of Launch AI, which provides companies with advice and predictions for NPDs. The AI, which has worked with food and beverage companies such as Carlsberg and Nestlé, reduces the risk that inevitably...

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How to revive flagging demand for plant-based meat

By Katy Askew, managing director, IFIS Publishing

The food industry has responded to bullish predictions of a boom in plant-based meat alternatives with a gold rush mentality. But as sales slow and interest dips, can advances in food science come to the rescue of a category that is struggling to live...

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WHO AI tool to clampdown on infant formula marketing

By Nikki Hancocks

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe is calling on consumers to use its newly developed artificial intelligence (AI) tool in order to clampdown and regulate the promotion of harmful products targeted at children.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends salt reduction as one of the ‘Best Buys’ to reduce the risk of heart disease. Pic: GettyImages

Action on Salt denunciates UK government for failing consumers

By Gill Hyslop

The health watchdog has pointed a finger of blame at politicians for failing to reduce population salt intakes since 2014, the year the food industry was voluntarily encouraged to follow the Government’s previously successful salt reduction programme.

NPD Trend Tracker: From lower carbon beef to ‘coffee-free coffee’

NPD Trend Tracker: From lower carbon beef to ‘coffee-free coffee’

By Oliver Morrison

Our latest new product development round-up features lower carbon beef from UK supermarket Sainsbury’s, achieved through a combination of superior cattle breeding and animal management. Meanwhile, Dutch company Northern Wonder, which creates a sustainable...

Spirits can look to emulate the way coffee uses associations, multi-sensory experiences and ritual. Pic:getty/aleksandargeorgiev

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What spirits brands can learn from coffee

By Zander Corbin, strategist, BLVR

You'd be forgiven for thinking they are two very different categories: but spirits brands can learn a lot from how coffee brands have built up rituals and experiences, writes Zander Corbin from creative and brand consultancy BLVR in this guest article.

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