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Inside Cargill’s sterols and beta glucan thinking

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Inside Cargill’s sterols and beta glucan thinking

By Shane Starling

Henry Hussell, the head of marketing, Europe at Cargill Health and Nutrition, acknowledges the development of its plant sterols and beta glucan has been slower than many expected – but that doesn’t mean the agrofood giant has lost faith in them.

Stevia gains foothold in French tabletop sweeteners market

Stevia gains foothold in French tabletop sweeteners market

The stevia industry’s best guess on approval in Europe is currently around July 2010, according to PureCircle VP sales and marketing Jordi Ferre, and in the meantime the food and beverage sector is watching closely the unfolding market in France.

Meeting consumer demands for added fibre

Dispatches from HiE 2010

Meeting consumer demands for added fibre

By Nathan Gray

Research in North America, Europe and Asia shows that consumers understand fibre and the potential health benefits, and there is a strong consumer demand, says Tate & Lyle’s Sandra Einerhand.

Industry collaboration needed to secure Irish milk targets, expert

Industry collaboration needed to secure Irish milk targets, expert

By Guy Montague-Jones

The development of closer working relationships among all stakeholders involved in dairy processing sector in Ireland will be required to meet the challenge of increasing milk output 50 per cent by 2020, says the head of leading Irish dairy firm Dairygold.

Stevia pioneer recounts first encounter

Stevia pioneer recounts first encounter

Jim May of SweetLeaf tells how he came across the sweet leaves from Paraguay almost three decades before they captured the imagination of the mainstream food industry.

Lifecycle analysis gives basis for comparison

Lifecycle analysis gives basis for comparison

Assessing the environmental impacts of an ingredient in processes throughout its lifecycle can provide a good basis for comparison with competing technologies, says DSM. But there is a need to communicate impacts in understandable terms.

Sustainable food messages risk confusing consumers

Sustainable food messages risk confusing consumers

Food firms are increasingly discussing the sustainability of their activities, but they must communicate with consumers using practical messages rather than euphemisms and jargon, says brand expert.

E-number rules are a hurdle to natural preservative use

E-number rules are a hurdle to natural preservative use

Finding natural ways to preserve foods throughout their shelf life without compromising safety is a major challenge for the food industry. But while technical solutions are emerging, some regulatory hurdles to implementing them remain in Europe.

Cracking open the nutritional potential of peas

Cracking open the nutritional potential of peas

Small, round, and familiar. Peas might not seem terribly exciting to the consumer's eye, but Roquette thinks otherwise. It has a cross-departmental team investigating new ingredients from peas that can bring functional and nutritional benefits.

Innovation driven by need to do more with less

Innovation driven by need to do more with less

The growing population, people eating more, and climate change mean that innovation is being driven by the need to do more with less, according to Mike O’Riordan, European technical director at National Starch.

FIAP will slow enzymes' progress to market

FIAP will slow enzymes' progress to market

The re-registration process and expected approval time for food enzymes under new European regulations mean innovations will take longer to reach consumers, says Novozymes’ regulatory expert.

Seasonal Video Greetings From Decision News Media

Seasonal Video Greetings From Decision News Media

Welcome to this seasonal holiday video from Decision News Media.As we prepare to celebrate our tenth anniversary next year and first year as part of William Reed Business Media, we present 10 fun number facts about our company. And, later this week, the...

Trade groups gain long awaited EC health claims hearing

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Trade groups gain long awaited EC health claims hearing

By Stephen Daniells

Europe's leading trade groups are set for a meeting with the European Commission to discuss their concerns over the health claims assessment, and EFSA's reluctance to engage in dialogue.

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