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FoodNavigator 2015: What’s on our editorial calendar?

FoodNavigator 2015: What’s on our editorial calendar?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

From developments in fats and flavours, to the latest trends in fighting obesity, food for kids, and protein, FoodNavigator's special editions calendar for 2015 spans the hottest topics for the European food and drink industry.

Swedish survey shows need for more products that adhere to Nordic nutrition keyhole label standards

80% of Swedes give keyhole labelling thumbs up

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Around 80% of Swedish people think the keyhole labelling system is a good thing, according to a survey published by the Swedish National Food Agency (NFA).

“Too many claims and the consumer is overwhelmed, but miss some out and you could be excluding a powerful motivator for purchase,” says Mintel analyst

Can too many simple ideas on pack get confusing?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Putting more than one ‘clean’ label on pack treads a fine line between informing and overwhelming consumers, one analyst warns as the Commission issues controversial advice on egg labelling.

The new natural: How are clean label claims changing?

The new natural: How are clean label claims changing?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

European consumers expect simple foods with no artificial ingredients – but food companies are finding it harder to differentiate their products by adding clean label claims, according to Mintel’s director of innovation and insight David Jago.

Accuracy is particularly important for allergens and nutritional information

FIC regulation: Lost in translation?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Pan-European food companies could be prone to major translation blunders as they look to implement new food labelling rules, says translation expert Richard Brooks.

Discussion has moved from 'naturalness' toward wider issues, including E numbers, functionality and sustainability

Bright ideas: The evolution of natural colours

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Use of natural colours has increased rapidly in recent years, as food companies have looked to switch out artificial alternatives – but precisely what they are looking for is changing over time.

Natural claim tarnished, but still meaningful: RD

Special edition: Natural & Clean Label Trends

RD: ‘Natural’ claim tarnished, but still meaningful

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite the legal hot water in which many manufacturers and retailers have found themselves in recent months over “natural” and its growing list of synonyms, the term likely won’t disappear from food and beverage product labels any time soon, as consumers...

Asked if they trusted the dairy industry to fully purify milk, 70% of  under-25s said no.

Brits moving to non-dairy pastures: Mintel report

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

There is a growing trend towards dairy alternatives in the UK, with volume sales of cow-milk alternatives such as soya, rice and buffalo milk up 155% between 2011 and 2013, according to a Mintel report.

Chinese xanthan gum prices hit all time low

Chinese xanthan gum prices hit all time low

By Lynda Searby

Xanthan prices continue to be very competitive, guar prices remain steady and cassia prices have escalated owing to a reduced crop in India, according to a hydrocolloids analyst.

EFSA invites comments on draft allergy evaluation

EFSA invites comments on draft allergy evaluation

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is inviting comments on a draft scientific opinion for the evaluation of allergenic foods and food ingredients for labelling purposes.

Bakery Reformulation on Wednesday March 5 will bring you right up to scratch on everything you need to be thinking about when it comes to healthy baked goods

Decoding the future of healthy bakery

By Kacey Culliney

 Governments, NGOs and consumers are driving change in the bakery sector, but how can industry keep up? What’s the next direction for healthy bakery? And will this future need to be regulated?

Younger consumers were much less likely to be worried about additives like preservatives and colouring

Food additives among top food safety concerns

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Just as many UK consumers are concerned about food additives as about food poisoning, according to the latest Public Attitudes Tracker survey from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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