Food professionals from around the world will make their way to
Chicago this weekend as the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
2007 annual meeting and expo opens its doors to reveal the latest
new ingredients, technologies and...
Volumes of soy beverages consumed in North America, Western Europe
and Japan have more than doubled since 2002, according to Zenith
International, but further growth will be stirred only if
manufacturers rise to the taste challenge.
The Chinese soy protein market needs to consolidate to have fewer
players in order for anyone to make money from the market,
according to Solbar, which has had a production facility in China
Food and beverage manufacturers are responding to commodity price
rises through risk management, product reformulation and
innovation, according to a report by the Grocery Manufacturers
Quinoa, dubbed the mother of all grains, is starting to put in an
appearance as a meat analogue in vegetarian foods, with Israeli
company Soglowek launching quinoa-based patties to the
Brazilian soy crusher Imcopa has set up operations in The
Netherlands with the aim of supplying the European market with
non-GM soy lecithin directly and building awareness of its own
brand amongst food manufacturers.
The European meat-free foods category is ready to enter growth
phase following a period of consolidation, says Prosoy, just as
consumers are becoming more aware of health benefits of soy and are
more prepared to meat-free meals on...
It does not matter so much whether protein is sourced from animals
or vegetables as whether it is of sufficiently good quality and has
the functional characteristics that enable it to be used in food
applications, scientists said...
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to add a
number of ingredients to the list of substances permitted for use
in organic food products, in a move designed to prevent disruption
to business when new regulations come...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will begin
to inspect food manufacturing facilities and test protein
ingredients following the recent news that the chemical melamine
may have entered the human food chain.
The results of the EU Childhood Obesity Programme indicate that
low-protein content in infant formula may have metabolic,
endocrinal and developmental benefits for babies - which may also
have an impact on obesity at a later age.
Barentz Europe is strengthening its position bakery ingredients
with the acquisition of family-run MDB Twello - a move expected to
boost distribution for the latter's ingredients and may thus
introduce more manufacturers to lupin...
Low fat ice-creams made using a GM yeast to form of small ice
crystals moved closer to set to be approved for the European
market, as the FSA published its draft opinion on Unilever
technology under novel foods regulation.
All-round innovation remains key to keeping the US snack market vibrant, according to an annual snack industry report, which identifies a number of growth opportunities at a time when consumers are striving to snack less.
Converting food and beverage product labels from US to EC
format requires an in-depth understanding of European labeling
legislation, which is more complex than it often appears to be,
regulatory experts at consultancy firm Leatherhead...
Mergers and acquisitions in the food industry in 2006 took a turn
up compared to the year before, with almost one third of all
activity occurring in the food processing sector, according to a
new guide by the The Food Institute.
AC Neilsen's latest market report, which examines the
fastest-growing categories and product areas across 66 key markets
around the world, provides an insight into the future direction of
global food development.