All news articles for March 2014

Don’t tax my soda! Study shows consumers put choice first

By Maggie Hennessy

First Lady Michelle Obama has called it “liquid sugar” and the World Health Organization warns that much of our sugar intake is “hidden” in processed food and beverages such as soda (a 12-ounce can contains 10 teaspoons). As public health officials continue...

New investment club aims to grow UK SMEs

New investment club aims to grow UK SMEs

By Nicola Cottam

A new investment club has launched in the UK aimed at small to medium sized businesses in the food and drink industry looking to raise capital to grow their business.

BASF: “The show was smaller than last year but we think the political situation was the reason for that...

Political conflict impacts Russian ingredients event

By Shane Starling

Political instability in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea  from strife-torn Ukraine negatively impacted an ingredients event in Moscow in March, according to leading supplier BASF.

Waste date beans- from eco coffee alternative to beyond

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

An Israeli company that has released a range of coffee alternatives made from roasted date kernel, says the waste material has potential as a sustainable food and drink ingredient stretching far beyond this initial creation.

Naturex' Brad Meyers: “Not a single state in the country has obesity prevalence of less than one in five. Why? A lot of theories are pointing to sugar consumption in soft drinks. Whether or not it’s fair to blame the sugar industry, that’s the world we are operating in.”

Insights from IFT Wellness 2014

How should the industry tackle sugar reduction?

By Maggie Hennessy

Attending a series of sessions on sugar reduction during the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2014 Wellness conference, a few common themes kept resurfacing: that obesity remains a big problem, and that—like it or not—the sugar industry is assuming...

Eastern Europe and Asia lead the way in fresh food consumption

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Eastern Europe and Asia lead the way in fresh food consumption

By Nathan GRAY

Consumption of fresh food was strongest in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific in 2013, while the market for fresh food in Western Europe declined slightly, according to Euromonitor International.

Watkins: 'Any audit is just a snapshot in time'

FOODEX 2014

Beware due diligence issues post-horsegate – lawyer

By Rod Addy

Due diligence has weaknesses and isn’t a perfect defence against food fraud, despite offering firms legal protection, Dominic Watkins, partner and head of food at law firm DWF has warned.

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