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Will EU nutrition and health claims regulation ever be clear enough?

By Katia Merten-Lentz

Once again the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has moved to clarify the rules applicable to health claims. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman weighs in with support from Manon Ombredane, associate at...

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VIDEO: Inside the UK's only non-alcoholic brewery

By Flora Southey

Alcohol-free Nirvana Brewery was born out of a love for craft beer. Three years on, demand for the category has grown ‘massively’, co-founder and director Becky Kean tells FoodNavigator: “People go crazy for it.”

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Could ‘hybrid’ products meet booming flexitarian demand?

By Katy Askew

Flexitarian consumers are a key segment driving the plant-based boom. But while this group might be motivated to reduce their meat consumption by health and environmental concerns, taste remains king. Could the development of ‘hybrid’ products, containing...

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Prepare for the split in plant-based demand

By Oliver Morrison

The plant-based protein market is set to diverge as it caters to two sets of consumers: those demanding products that mimic meat, and those that want vegetables to be the ‘heroes’ of their plates, panellists told FoodNavigator during a recent webinar...

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NPD trend tracker: From sustainable trout to regional specialties

By Katy Askew

European consumers are increasingly favouring locally sourced and manufactured food products - a trend that German manufacturer Settele has responded to with a line of organic regional specialties. Elsewhere, France's Supermarché Match rolled out...

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NPD trend tracker: From local snacking to super cereals

By Katy Askew

From locally sourced snacking innovation to functional muesli that aims to reinvigorate a declining category, FoodNavigator brings you a weekly round-up of on-trend innovations hitting the shelves across Europe.

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Healy leverages cocoa shells for natural sugar reduction

By Katy Askew

Healy Group, the Ireland-based ingredient supplier, has developed a process to turn cocoa shells – an otherwise under-utilised by-product of cocoa production – into a micronised cocoa fibre that can help with sugar reduction in chocolate.

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Could 2020 be year of the baobab?

By Oliver Morrison

Nestlé is just one of the large food and beverage firms investigating the potential of the African 'superfruit', according to an ingredients supplier.

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Ingredients sector tops food and drink M&A

By Flora Southey

An average of 15 food and drink acquisitions were recorded every week of 2019, according to Zenith Global. The ingredients sector was the most active, with 65 transactions listed worldwide.

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‘Strongest link yet’ between nitrates and cancer

By Katy Askew

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have uncovered what they describe as the ‘strongest link yet’ between nitrates in processed meat products and cancer risk. However, they also stressed, ‘not all processed meat has the same risk’.

Relax… CBD will hit the big time, says Bravura Foods’ boss

Relax… CBD will hit the big time, says Bravura Foods’ boss

By Oliver Morrison

CBD innovation is in a bottleneck and poised to burst onto the mainstream, believes the Co-owner and Managing Director of Bravura Foods, Lisa Gawthorne. The only delay, she tells FoodNavigator, is a reluctance on the part of big retailers to make the...

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