Healthy foods

‘No success model’ for new protein ingredients

‘No success model’ for new protein ingredients

By Eliot Beer

Novel protein ingredients face a difficult future with too many barriers to entry to make success likely – but there are brighter prospects for Quorn and some potential for insect protein in animal feed, says Giract.

With chocolate and crisps falling out of favour as lunchbox fillers, there is a growing demand for healthy items, says Kantar Worldpanel.

Demand for healthy lunchbox fillers on the rise

By Niamh Michail

British kids’ lunchboxes are getting healthier and competition is more heated than ever, say market researchers at Kantar Worldpanel - but are manufacturers really meeting parents' demands?

Protein players should think outside of the box for flavors, Wixon

Flavor Trends

Protein players should think outside of the box for flavors, Wixon suggests

By Elizabeth Crawford

Players in the protein category – especially those focused on the center of the plate – are behind the curve when it comes to flavor and need to rethink their strategy to capture and hold modern consumers’ attention, according to flavor and seasoning...

Movement implies freshness: Study

Movement implies freshness – even for packaged food

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Implied motion in food advertising – such as an image of juice being poured into a glass – may make food appear fresher and more appealing, according to a study published in Food Quality and Preference.

Protein facts

special edition: protein

How much do you really know about protein?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Do you know which country consumes the most protein per capita? Which protein company has been causing a stir among feminist tweeters? How much protein the average adult should be getting a day? Take our quiz to find out if you really are a pro when it...

'Vegan athletes play an integral part in furthering the meat-free movement,' says the Vegan Society

Special edition: Protein

Vegethletics: Are you running on plants?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The ‘no meat athlete’ movement is showing that animal protein isn’t the only track available to sportspeople – and in turn this is smashing old perceptions about what it is to be vegan and vegetarian, says the Vegan Society.

“We see opportunities for scientifically justified nutritional products…”

EFSA issues medical foods guidance

By Shane STARLING

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued guidance on how firms can compile “well-structured dossiers” for medical foods that may be permitted in the EU’s 28 nations as momentum to update archaic laws grows.

Seaweed follows in the footsteps of 'global trailblazer' Scotch whiskey

Could Scottish seaweed be the next Scotch whisky?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Scottish seaweed industry seems set to boom as the country's government prepares an expansion policy and company Mara Seaweed seeks over €700,000 to take its condiments global.

UK law to fight slavery in big firm supply chains

UK law to fight slavery in big firm supply chains

By Niamh Michail

New legislation will require all large firms in the UK to report on their fight against slavery in the supply chain - but experts say the 'opt out' clause means its success could be limited.

65+ population to almost double to 1.1bn by 2030; protein seen as a big opportunity

Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

By Lauren Bandy

The food industry is missing a billion euro trick when it comes to ageing population, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International.

Wholegrain consumption may prevent early death

Wholegrain consumption may prevent early death

By Niamh Michail

A high wholegrain intake may lower the mortality rate regardless of wholegrain type or cause of death, say researchers in a 120,000-strong Scandinavian cohort study.

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

By Niamh Michail

EU regulation is confusing but with growing consumer demand, it's still an attractive market. FoodNavigator spoke to five companies about the challenges of selling insects in Europe.

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