All news articles for September 2015

Finland set to scrap tax on sweets and ice cream

Finland set to scrap tax on sweets and ice cream

By Nathan GRAY

The Finnish government has said a tax on sweets and ice cream in the country will be scrapped at the start of 2017 after the European Commission said the tax unfairly advantaged producers within the country.

'Consumers are ready to give up long shelf life products for healthy and natural ingredients'

Guest article: analyst insights

Global market for natural food colors to reach $1.7bn by 2020

By Iti Singh and Indu Tyagi

The global market for natural food colors is predicted to reach $1.7bn by 2020, with 20% of this market attributed to beverage applications. Analysts Iti Singh and Indu Tyagi, from research firm MarketsandMarkets, look at the opportunities for beverage...

Firmenich awarded for sustainable credentials

Firmenich awarded for sustainable credentials

By Niamh Michail

Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat, vice president of sustainability partnerships at global flavour firm Firmenich has won “Head of Sustainability” at the Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Awards.

Turkish oil processor Reka bags €45m EBRD loan

Turkish oil processor Reka bags €45m EBRD loan

By Eliot Beer

Reka, one of Turkey’s largest edible oil processors, has secured a €45m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to help it expand its operations.

Will proposed EU novel food nanotech rules create unnecessary and innovation-sapping

Nanotek group opposes changes to EU novel foods rules

By Shane STARLING

Mooted changes to EU novel food laws that will cater for new ingredient sources like insects and food making methods like nanotechnology are ‘vague, unclear and unworkable’ according to a leading nanotechnology group.

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