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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’.

Does Nutri-Score rank all food products fairly? Or does the labelling scheme favour industrial foods over more traditional ones? / Pic: GettyImages/Fudio

Does Nutri-Score discriminate against traditional foods?

By Flora Southey

One of Europe’s most popular front-of-pack nutrition labels has been criticised for discriminating against foods that are traditional, single-ingredient, protected by geographical indications, or all of the above.

Germany officially rolls out Nutri-Score

Germany officially rolls out Nutri-Score

By Oliver Morrison

Germany’s Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, says she expects food manufacturers to use Nutri-Score after the controversial food labelling scheme was officially introduced in the country earlier this month.

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How does Nutri-Score impact shoppers’ purchase intentions?

By Flora Southey

A new study out of Belgium has sought to determine the effectiveness of the front-of-pack labelling scheme by asking two key questions: How does Nutri-Score impact the perceived healthiness of a product? And what is its effect on consumer purchase intentions?

Fresh study confirms global herbal supply chains susceptible to fraud / GettyImages5PH

How safe is your sage? Study uncovers high levels of adulteration

By Katy Askew

A fresh study looking at the authenticity of popular herb sage finds that more than a quarter of products sampled in the UK are adulterated. The results, the researchers say, emphasise that global herb supply chains are susceptible to food fraud.

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