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DSM opens new Dutch biotechnology centre

DSM opens new Dutch biotechnology centre

By Nathan Gray

Global food and nutritional ingredients supplier DSM continues its €100 million investment in R&D with the opening of a new biotechnology facility near its Delft HQ for food.

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'The exposure of the population has remained high and virtually unchanged'

Acrylamide needs to be regulated at the source, says expert

By Emma Jane Cash

Manufacturers should favour reduced sugar potatoes, specific storage temperatures and use acrylamide-cutting enzymes to reduce levels of the possible carcinogen, according to one expert.

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Backing up health claims is key to marketing fruit, says kiwi producer

By Emma Jane Cash

New Zealand kiwifruit producer, Zespri, says the best marketing strategy for fruit is to back up health claims, which is how it will position the fruit in its new European expansion. FoodNavigator spoke to Chief Operating Officer, Simon Limmer, to find...

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A-listed: Novozymes is top carbon cutter

By Louis Gore-Langton

Novozymes has again been listed among the world’s top companies for climate action, but does its top spot on another scorecard really reflect a significant improvement in its carbon emissions, or is it merely a marketing tool?  

Price squeeze: 'Marmitegate' reveals new food chain tensions in the post-Brexit world. ©jesshalliday

Brexit bites: Marmite maul will spread far beyond Unilever-Tesco

By David Burrows

The spat between Marmite-maker Unilever and supermarket Tesco has made many of the front pages in the UK this morning, but this spreads much further than these two gorillas of the world’s grocery industry. SMEs could be hardest hit. 

The novel food application was forwarded onto EFSA after member states expressed concern about the ingredient's long-term impact on blood coagulation. ©iStock/somersault18:24

‘Anti-blood clot’ fermented soybean extract safe, says EFSA

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A fermented soybean extract that claims to help prevent blood clots is safe for use in food supplements, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded following a novel food application from a Japanese company that sparked member state concerns.

At four hours, lactic acid for native Okara was 2.45 fold higher than the control fructo-oligosaccharides. ©iStock/alffoto

Soybean by-product tipped as alternative prebiotic

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

By-product Okara, otherwise known as ‘soy pulp’ or ‘tofu dreg’, is a promising novel prebiotic, according to researchers testing the ingredient in a human gut model. 

The Real Bread Campaign was left 'disappointed' by the ASA's lack of action. © iStock

B2B firms know artisan doesn’t mean….well, artisan, says ASA

By Niamh Michail

An advert for a bread mix that promises “an easy way to make sour dough and artisan breads” is not misleading because it targets B2B firms who know the end product will be ‘artisan-style’, says the UK’s advertising watchdog.

It's a deal: food and drink sector M&As rose by 11% in the first quarter

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Food firm mergers and acquisitions rise 11%

By Michael Stones

Food and drink sector mergers and acquisitions (M&A) climbed by 11% in the first quarter of this year, with 51 deals completed, according to business consultancy Grant Thornton.

Soups and cereals offer a white space for raw product launches in Germany. © Mintel

Raw foods on the rise as clean-label consumers crave more

By Niamh Michail

From snack bars to spreads, chocolate to cheese, the trend for raw ingredients in processed foods is spreading across Europe, says Mintel, as consumer attention goes beyond the ingredient list to look at clean-label processing methods.

Potts: now owns 1,002,881 shares following the latest purchase

Morrisons boss puts money where his mouth is

By Noli Dinkovski

Morrisons ceo David Potts has demonstrated his confidence in turning around the fortunes of the retailer by investing a further £360,000 in shares.

Food manufacturers could help fix a 'dysfunctional supply chain', said the farming boss

Food firms should ‘help to fix supply chain’

By John Wood

A dysfunctional supply chain is threatening the future of many farms in Scotland, and food manufacturers can help fix it, according to Allan Bowie, president of National Farmers Union Scotland.

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Enhancing freeze-drying survival rate

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