Science should look beyond LDL cholesterol and saturated fat, which have dominated cardiovascular research until now, towards other contributing factors and a food-group approach to guidelines, according to one researcher.
Food producers should look at the current obesity crisis as an opportunity to do good business and do good for public health through the reformulation of mass-market products, says one nutrition policy expert.
Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier.
‘Thins’ have taken off in the US and Canada with bread, bagel and even tortilla varieties offering less calories for the health-conscious consumer, and it’s an area that holds great promise for Europe, says Mintel.
Dubbed the 'Prince of Boston's Wine Revolution' by Stuff magazine, Second Glass founder Tyler Balliet tells us how to start a wine riot and his excitement about speaking at Wine Vision in London this November.
Young entrepreneur Chris Hannaway and childhood friend Will Hammersley launched frozen yogurt brand Arctic Farm into Sainsbury’s at the tender age of 19. Now they’re back with sports drink Overly. This is Chris’s story…
Exotic and functional fruits and vegetables like cashew nut fruit, chu chu and their extracts are set for an easier passage into European Union markets if mooted simplifications to EU Novel Foods laws come to fruition, according to a UK-based expert.
Retailers need to be bolder with their own-label ready meals and stop relying on the basics, such as spaghetti Bolognese and lasagne, former food industry rivals Jonny Bingham and David Jones have said.
Functional confectionery has made only small gains since approval of Barry Callebaut’s cocoa flavanol health claim but opportunities exist for premiumized chocolate products, says a Euromonitor analyst.
From the benefits of gluten-free to those of Mediterranean and Palaeolithic diets, many claims that one dietary strategy are better than another for health and weight loss are simply 'unjustified' and 'sometimes utter nonsense', according...
At the 2014 Research Chefs Association Conference & Culinology Expo, FoodNavigator-USA caught up with chef Michael Holleman, director of culinary development at artisan grain and legume supplier InHarvest, for a podcast Q&A on trends in pulses,...
Oats, when the supply chain ensures no cross-contamination, are a gluten-free cereal grain. So why haven’t we seen a flurry of oat-based gluten-free options in the global bakery sector? Are they a missed golden opportunity for gluten-free bakery?
Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor, business mentor and philanthropist, Mike Greene.
Open innovation can be expensive and time-consuming to manage – and many food companies are struggling to find the solutions they are looking for. Could a non-profit platform provide the keys to open innovation success?
In response to ever-increasing demand for value-added dairy products, ingredient suppliers have been forced to refresh the way they develop and market their products, Arla Foods Ingredients told DairyReporter.com.
Synergy's close working relationship with its parent company, Irish whey protein manufacturer Carbery, has enabled it to become an "expert” in developing flavor profiles ideal for sports nutrition products, the company's commercial director...
Specialty ingredients distributor IMCD says that working with a distributor, rather than individual suppliers, allows food companies to tap into application-driven expertise - beyond their own R&D capabilities.
The EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, which sets recovery and recycling targets for EU Member States, must increase EPR (extended producer responsibility) scheme transparency and focus on minimizing post-consumer packaging waste, said Virginia...
As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH AGRICULTURE MINISTER
Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture said the country will take advantage of changes to Europe’s CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) which will allow increased dairy production.
DRINKTEC 2013: US TREND TOWARDS NATURAL BEVERAGE COLORS
Abigail Storms, global marketing director, sweeteners and beverage, Tate & Lyle, insists Splenda sucralose perfectly suits liquid water enhancers as an emerging European category, against the backdrop of success for products such as Kraft Foods'...
Today's podcast rounds up two UK drinks adverts involving a Diet Coke hunk, a lawnmower and a Chinook helicopter from Coke and Heineken, which led to Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) adjudications.