All news articles for May 2022

Full carcass utilisation can drive innovation in seafood, Iceland shows us how / Pic: GettyImages OKRAD

Notes from Iceland: How the blue economy can drive value and cut waste

By Katy Askew

Iceland is forging a model for the ‘blue economy’ that has driven down waste and enhanced the value of fish. Supported by a vibrant innovation ecosystem, the seafood sector is working towards a zero-waste model that is better for both business and the...

Reb M expands the toolbox for F&B reformulation / Pic: GettyImages-Nitiphonphat

Sweegen wins stevia Reb M patent battle… but Ingredion set to appeal

By Katy Askew

Ingredient supplier Sweegen hailed its victory against PureCircle in a stevia Rebaudioside M (Reb M) patent battle as opening the door to ‘major expansion’ opportunities. However, FoodNavigator understands PureCircle owner Ingredion is already preparing...

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UK HFSS restrictions delay met with relief and dismay

By Oliver Morrison

In a move which has satisfied trade bodies but disheartened health campaigners and some challenger brands, the UK government has announced a one-year delay to the proposed ban on buy-one-get-one-free deals for foods high in fat, salt or sugar.

The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation was set up by Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse

Ground-breaking trial promises to ‘make food allergies history’

By Oliver Morrison

The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, the charity set up by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died aged 15 from a severe food allergic reaction, has set up a clinical trial in the UK that will investigate if commonly-available peanut and milk...

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Where do sports drinks stand in a growing functional beverage market?

By Rachel Arthur

The increased demand for functional food and drink is anticipated to boost sports drinks sales – and yet, at the same time, growing functional claims across neighboring categories is likely to stiffen competition. How should sports drinks navigate this...

The world's largest chocolate maker discusses how it is combatting poverty in its cocoa supply chain / Pic: GettyImages-aedkis

How is Mars promoting living incomes for cocoa smallholders?

By Katy Askew

Mars Inc hopes to make a positive contribution to the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa farmers. The chocolate giant is trialling two new programmes that aim to address some of the structural issues that stand in the way of living incomes in cocoa. FoodNavigator...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From vegan jerk chicken to upcycled strawberry gin

By Flora Southey

In this latest edition of our new product development photo gallery, we look at new vegan convenient snacks hitting the supermarket aisle – notably a meatless jerk chicken style flatbread and a madras chicken style flatbread. Elsewhere, we cover a gin...

One persona WGSN has predicted to emerge in 2024 is the 'Experientialist' - which likes to fluctuate between digital and physical reality. GettyImages/FluxFactory

What will consumer groups want from food and drink come 2024?

By Flora Southey

To better understand how consumers will behave in the future, WGSN has developed new ‘personas’ industry should expect to cater for in 2024. Claire Lancaster, strategist at WGSN Food & Drink outlines two: the ‘Mindful Nurturists’ and the ‘Experientialists’.

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