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Kevin Habas talked to FQN about the 30 year anniversary

Make a wish! 3M Petrifilm Plates marks 30 years

By Joseph James Whitworth

Increased technical efficiency, plate reader accuracy, one step confirmation and dual indicator potential are some of the marketplace drivers caused by Petrifilm Plates, according to 3M Food Testing.

30% of adolescents' calories come from soft drinks

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Drinks manufacturers must reduce sugars: PHE

By Rod Addy

Drinks manufacturers must work to reduce the amount of sugars in their products to lower the nation’s calorie intake, according to Dr Alison Tedstone, Public Health England’s (PHE) chief nutritionist.

“It’s going to be a really exciting time,

From the Vitafoods Europe 2014 vault

Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

By Shane STARLING

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.

DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

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DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Green-tea based drinks brand OOb took first prize at the inaugural DrinkPreneur event in London yesterday, winning high praise from judges including Tesco soft drinks buying manager David Beardmore.

Bingham and Jones urge supermarkets to be creative with ready meals (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

Own-label ready meals lack innovation, Bingham and Jones

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

Paul Ellwood spoke to FQN at Analytica 2014

dispatches from Analytica 2014

Automated colony counting meets food testing demands

By Joseph James Whitworth

Automated colony counting ensures results are consistently the same standard when dealing with high-throughput demands, according to Synoptics.  

Over-simplistic, negative stories get through to the media and consumers when it comes to sweeteners, according to members of a panel discussion in Brussels.

dispatches from ISA conference 2014

Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The average consumer’s desire for simplicity and the average journalist’s desire for a good headline is driving public perception of sweeteners, according to participants of a debate in Brussels.

Algatchnologies' southern Israel astaxanthin facility is set for expansion and cost reductions, the company says

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Israeli firm Algatechnologies will work towards gaining approval for its astaxanthin as a novel food and beverage ingredient in Europe, but first it must meet existing demands and cut prices, it said.

Gluten-free bakery, oats the next big star?

Special Edition: Gluten-free

Could oats be the next gluten-free star?

By Kacey Culliney

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?

Our team of journalists at FIE in Frankfurt. From left, Nathan Gray, Caroline Scott-Thomas, Shane Starling, Mark Astley and Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

FIE 2013: FoodNavigator team round-up

Our team of journalists is back in the office after three very busy days at FIE. In this final round-up podcast, we share our thoughts on the show.

New ingredient developments 'start with the consumer': Arla

LIVE FROM #FIE2013

New ingredient developments 'start with the consumer': Arla

By Mark ASTLEY

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.

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up – day 1

live from #FIE2013

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up – day 1

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

FoodNavigator reporters joined 1000s scouring the show floor from the moment Europe’s biggest food ingredients show opened yesterday morning.

Alberto Castellanza, sales manager for Novamont at K show 2013

dispatches from K show 2013

Novamont launches compostable film packaging

By Joseph James Whitworth

Novamont has launched the latest generation of bioplastics under its Mater-Bi portfolio, including a film for food packaging.

EUROPEN MD Virginia Janssens

EUROPEN 2013: Exclusive interview with MD Virginia Janssens

EU packaging 10-year review will see dramatic changes

By Fiona Barry

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...

Jones presented food industry concerns about data sharing at EFSA's transparency meeting this morning...

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

By Shane Starling at EFSA in Parma, Italy

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?

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH AGRICULTURE MINISTER

Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

By Fiona Barry

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.

Zevenbergen:

From the 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

By Shane STARLING

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

Tate & Lyle says consumers enjoy water as a healthy drink, but also crave the excitement beverage concentrates can offer (Picture Credit: Hermanturnip/Flickr)

drinktec 2013: live from the show floor

Tate & Lyle has high European hopes for Splenda-based water enhancers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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'...

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

By Shane Starling from Brussels

Aggrieved companies and  trade groups have already mounted legal actions against the EU’s strict health claim laws – they are in process – but the regulation’s workings could face fresh challenge from governments signed up to the World Trade Organization...

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

By Nathan Gray

A new interactive graphical database offering market insights for food and beverage ingredients will help manufacturers and suppliers identify new trends and grow their business, according to RTS.

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