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Rice starch is a unique ingrediant that can allow manufacturers to tap current consumer trends. Image: Beneo

Beneo doubling down on the clean label mega trend

By Oliver Morrison

Beneo predicts to see significant growth in the market for chicory root, sugar beet, wheat and rice starches as consumers in 2021 demand cleaner but also natural easily recognisable ‘cupboard ingredients’.

Regulatory opposition mounts to nitrates in deli meats / GettyImages-jenifoto

Nitrates and charcuterie: French MPs call for 2025 ban

By Katy Askew

A French Parliamentary report recommends the use of nitrates in processed meats should be gradually phased out by 2025 over concerns that consumption of this controversial additive – used to extend the shelf life and prevent the oxidisation of processed...

M&S eyes innovation in mycoprotein with 3F BIO tie-up / pic: GettyImages-ViewApart

M&S and 3F BIO collaborate for mycoprotein vegan range

By Katy Askew

Marks and Spencer is launching the Innovation Hub, a new specialist team that will focus on ‘disruptive innovation’. As part of this initiative, the UK retailer is partnering with biotech start-up 3F BIO to develop a vegan range using ‘protein powerhouse’...

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