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‘Worrying’ pesticide levels found in Spanish foods

By Oliver Morrison

Ecologists in Spain are demanding a 50% reduction of the use of pesticides - especially those more toxic and unauthorized - after data revealed a ‘worrisome’ level of exposure of pesticide residues found in food in the country.

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Industry insights from NIZO: Improving the sensory experiences of plant proteins

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

In this series, NIZO Food Research Division Manager and FoodNavigator advisory panel member René Floris discusses some of the big issues in today’s food industry. Today, he focuses in on the hot topic of improving the organoleptic profile of plant proteins....

How UK brands are reformulating to avoid the HFSS ad ban

How UK brands are reformulating to avoid the HFSS ad ban

By Oliver Morrison

UK food brands are currently digesting planned government legislation coming next year which will prevent marketing and advertising of HFSS being shown on TV (pre-9pm) and online from 2022 and limit where these products can be placed in bricks and mortar...

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What does the future hold for reformulation?

By Hannah Pearse, Head of Nutrition and Scientific Affairs at IGD

With the impending publication of part two of the National Food Strategy in the UK, IGD convened major retailers, manufacturers, food service companies and members of the National Food Strategy team to discuss reformulation, the challenges, and opportunities....

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‘Plant-based’ claims under-exploited by food brands, report claims

By Oliver Morrison

Flexitarians, or carnivores wishing to cut their meat and dairy intake for ethical, environmental and health reasons, are driving innovation in the vegan and vegetarian space, reveals a new report from Euromonitor, which is why more brands should embrace...