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The Espita Barrada or Crossed Grains Trademark. Pic: AOECS

Spain to adopt EU gluten-free licensing system

By Gill Hyslop

The Federation of Coeliac Associations of Spain (FACE) has pledged to use the European licencing system Espiga Barrada (the Crossed Grain Trademark) from 2020.

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FoodProfiler app shines light onto European's eating habits

By Niamh Michail

Which vegetable do Brits eat the most? When do Belgian girls eat yoghurt? And do Dutch men prefer dessert or fruit? An app that gathers insights into European's eating habits could help fine-tune new product development.

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Macadamias: On a mission to crack the on-trend nut market

By Niamh Michail

Macadamias only represent 1.5% of the tree nut market, held back by limited supplies and high prices, but a tree-planting programme could change that. "Customers are crying out to use macadamias as an ingredient. It’s up to us to make that opportunity...

M&A activity supported by appetite for challenger brands ©iStock/maxsattana

UK sees M&A appetite for ‘exciting and revolutionary brands’

By Katy Askew

M&A advisory groups have pointed to a drop in UK deal making in the food and beverage sector this year. Uncertainty around Brexit has complicated the picture but interest in tapping into ‘revolutionary brands’ that meet changing consumer expectations...

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Guest article

Can blockchain build a sustainable food industry?

By Amarjit Sahota, president and founder of Ecovia Intelligence

Blockchain is taking off, with a growing number of food companies and retailers experimenting with this new technology. Consultancy Ecovia Intelligence sees blockchain bringing many sustainability benefits to the food industry.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 19-25 May 2018

Recalls: Salmonella, tropane alkaloids and packing errors

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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The Mediterranean diet is gone, says WHO chief

By Niamh Michail

With Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus showing the highest levels of childhood obesity in Europe, the Mediterranean diet is gone, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) chief João Breda. “Those who are close to the Mediterranean diet are the Swedish...

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