All news articles for January 2017

Continent wide shortage of fresh winter vegetables means more business for frozen and processed suppliers ©iStock

EU vegetable shortage: Crisis or opportunity?

By Louis Gore-Langton

Weather conditions continue to mar vegetable production in some of the EU’s foremost growing regions – but is this a blessing in disguise for the processed food sector?

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UMFHA tells fake manuka honey to buzz off

By Emma Jane Cash

The Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA) has developed a system that uses compounds to validate manuka honey as genuine, after a rise in fake manuka honey was sold in UK markets.

Mintel suggested gum products that offer solutions may prove to be profitable.  Photo: iStock/belchonock

Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns

By Douglas Yu

As gum manufacturers are battling the sluggish category growth by developing new and bold flavors, some makers have gone in the other direction: Innovating the texture, according to a recent blog post penned by Mintel’s director of insight on food and...

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Retailers call for 'smart legislation' on food waste

By Niamh Michail

European retailers have welcomed a draft EU report on food waste, reiterating its calls for for "smart legislation" that incentivises action to prevent food waste in the supply chain.

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Portugal to trial origin labelling for milk

By Niamh Michail

Portugal will go ahead with compulsory origin labelling on milk, cheese and other dairy products, the country's minister for agriculture confirmed this week.

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