Extracted or fermented, blended or pure, stevia can take many forms - and the arrival of EverSweet will mean even more possibilities for positioning the sweetener, says Cargill. But will it get past the EU's regulatory roadblocks?
With more than a quarter of all EU energy consumption, and a lower share of renewable energy than other industries, the European food sector must focus on sustainable use of energy, warns a new report.
Price wars, social media and greater consumer demand for a connection with food and producers mean more European food companies are cutting out the traditional retail middle man and finding their own channels.
The global dairy sector will face supply rather than demand challenges if its products successfully assume their "rightful place in just about all diets," says the International Dairy Federation (IDF).
A total ban on trans fats in processed foods could prevent 7,200 deaths from coronary heart disease in England, claim researchers. But with levels of industrial trans fats already at virtually zero, others argue the research is flawed.
Nutrilac protein from Arla Food Ingredients will turn the gluten-free boom into a sustained trend by allowing manufacturers to make gluten-free products that are indistinguishable from normal ones, it says.
Calls from the French National Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (FNCL) to stop imports of foreign dairy products are contrary to EU single market principles, Dutch groups have complained to the European Commission.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has begun its crack down on the misleading use of terms ‘artisan’, ‘farmhouse’, ‘traditional’ and ‘natural’ following complaints from artisan companies – but enforcement will be a challenge.