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What are the best colour options for plant-based meats?

By Niamh Michail

From beetroot juice to red radish colouring food or fermented vegetarian leghemoglobin, manufacturers are finding ways to mimic the colour of meat in meat analogues. We take a look at some of the offerings.

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Dutch Vivera claims 'world first' with plant-based steak

By Niamh Michail

Dutch brand Vivera has launched a plant-based steak made with wheat and soy protein. “We worked against the clock to get this steak - the holy grail of plant-based proteins - to market," says the company.

Food Safety Weekly recall round-up

Food Safety Recall round-up 5-11 May 2018

Recalls: Cadmium, metal and glycidyl esters

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Germany and Austria.

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Galicia sets legal definition of artisan food

By Niamh Michail

Spain's Galicia has set a legal definition of artisan food, which prohibits the use of artificial colours, flavours and tropical fats such as palm oil and coconut oil.

The salt and pepper popped lotus seeds

Are popped lotus seeds the next popcorn?

By Niamh Michail

Also known as fox nuts, the gluten-free seeds of an Asian water lily could soon rival popcorn as consumers' guilt-free, savoury snack of choice, says UK start-up Nuto.

Jimini's expands in Spain with Carrefour listing

‘Insects will find their place’: Jimini’s expands into Spain

By Katy Askew

Jimini’s believes there is plenty of room to grow the European market for insect-based foods. Having just secured a listing with Carrefour in Spain, Jimini’s co-founder Clement Scellier says this is a “wonderful opportunity” for the group.

Food makers may need to find alternative names for veggie 'burgers' and other meat substitutes in France

France bans use of meaty names for veggie food

By Katy Askew

France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like “steak” or “sausage” to describe meat-free products.

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