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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Let them eat plant-based cake

By Oliver Morrison

Why is the dairy industry embroiling in a silly battle about the labelling of plant-based alternatives?

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Boomer time: Time to target food and beverages at older consumers

By Oliver Morrison

There’s a big opportunity for the food and beverage industry to launch products and ingredients formulated help meet the specific nutritional requirements of older consumers and help them stay healthier for longer, the recent FoodNavigator Positive Nutrition...

How is this famed product – considered the ‘king of cheeses’ – made? And what systems do producers of the protected designation of origin (PDO) cheese put in place to protect against potential food fraud? GettyImages/FARAHNAZ ALAEI

Inside the dairy: How is ‘king of cheeses’ Parmigiano Reggiano made?

By Flora Southey

Consumer turnover of Parmigiano Reggiano recently hit an all-time high of €2.9bn. What is it about this famed cheese that makes it unique? And as a premium product, what systems do producers put in place to protect against potential food fraud? FoodNavigator...

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Is consumer food waste giving the industry an unfair rap over emissions?

By Oliver Morrison

New research suggests food wastage – much of which comes from people simply not eating what they buy – is a bigger problem than previously thought, which if cut in half would help remove around one-quarter of total greenhouse gas emissions from the global...

One of the sustainability trends gaining increased traction is carbon footprint labelling. GettyImages/Goran13

What do consumers want from sustainable food and drink?

By Flora Southey

Research suggests Europeans are ‘highly motivated’ to buy sustainable food. How can brands best communicate their sustainability credentials to consumers? And amid a cost-of-living crisis, are shoppers willing to pay for it?

The FSA will discuss the BTOM from a Welsh perspective. Source: Alasdair James/Getty Images

FSA to discuss Border Target Operating Model from Welsh perspective

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Tomorrow, 11 May, the Welsh Food Advisory Committee, which is part of the Food Standards Authority (FSA), will discuss the new Border Target Operating Model (BTOM), a government document which will determine food safety standards between the UK and the...

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