Representatives of the European food industry met with the European Union’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, this week to press for “special consideration” for the industry in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The food industry must deliver healthier food in a more sustainable way and utilise new technologies that meet changing consumer expectations. Nestlé plans to be at the forefront of this shift, EVP and CEO of zone EMEA Marco Settembri said.
From a functional, on-the-go apple cider vinegar juice, to a two-ingredient vegan butter, and gluten-free Japanese rice flour for French bakers. FoodNavigator looks at what is trending in Europe's new product development space.
Ethnic flavour profiles from Africa and the Caribbean, eastern flavours and citrus varieties will attract increased interest in food and beverage R&D this year, predicts ingredients supplier and consumer foods business Kerry Group.
‘Shrinkflation’ – cutting the size of a product without changing its price – was again in the news this week, following a report from the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) highlighting the phenomenon.