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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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AI tech offers food brands a finger on the pulse of trends

By Oliver Morrison

An Israeli start-up has launched its AI-powered food intelligence platform in the UK. The company – called Tastewise – says it can offer real-time industry insights on how consumers order, cook, and eat, to help brands with product innovation.

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Sugar reduction scheme a ‘Soviet-style diktat’

By Oliver Morrison

Critics have rounded on the UK government’s voluntary sugar reduction plan -- which calls for a 20% cut from the food industry in key products by the end of this year -- after a report revealed it is heading for failure.

The technology brings natural taste performance in dairy products, enabling up to 50% sugar reduction in yogurt and other dairy products without the use of sweeteners. Pic: Firmenich

Firmenich and Novozymes partner on sugar reduction

By Jim Cornall

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, and Danish biological solution leader Novozymes, have launched their new, jointly-developed natural sugar reduction solution: TasteGEM SWL with Saphera lactase.

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Should salt reduction targets be made mandatory in Europe?

By Flora Southey

Voluntary salt reduction strategies are commonplace across EU Member States, but are they doing enough? FoodNavigator asks the European Snacks Association’s Sebastian Emig and Action on Salt’s Sonia Pombo whether it’s time mandatory measures were enforced...

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Ground-breaking trial gives new hope for peanut allergies

By Oliver Morrison

A trial suggests that oral immunotherapy treatment, which involves repeated exposure over time to gradually increase doses of the allergen, could allow sufferers to increase their tolerance to peanuts. They would not be able to eat nuts at will, but their...

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Anti-E171 group claims small battle in long war

By Oliver Morrison

Food safety campaigners are hopeful the European Commission will rethink its stance on titanium dioxide (or E171) after a committee voted down new specifications for E171 and instead passed a resolution calling on the EC to remove E171 from the list of...

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