UK start-up Wonderchup is targeting children and families with its clean label, healthy alternative to classic tomato ketchup. “We’ve had a lot of interest from people with health problems,” co-founder Elise Daly told FoodNavigator.
From a functional, on-the-go apple cider vinegar juice, to a two-ingredient vegan butter, and gluten-free Japanese rice flour for French bakers. FoodNavigator looks at what is trending in Europe's new product development space.
‘Shrinkflation’ – cutting the size of a product without changing its price – was again in the news this week, following a report from the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) highlighting the phenomenon.
A greater awareness of nanotechnology – understanding and exploiting materials at the atomic and molecular level – could offer food innovators a useful tool to drive R&D, Professor Kathleen Groves, a Fellow at the Institute of Food Science and Technology...
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has again called on the European Commission to stop the food industry from making misleading health claims through the introduction of nutrient profiles. According to the BEUC, the move is a decade overdue.
Start-up brand GATO & Co, which makes indulgent desserts, has been praised for its great taste while keeping the sugar content down. (They rely on the natural sweetness of high-quality ingredients, which means their puddings are 40%-50% lower in sugar...
Barilla’s chocolate hazelnut spread is palm oil-free, contains less saturated fat than Nutella, and according to Euromonitor analyst Emil Fazira, threatens Fererro’s stronghold in Italy’s bread spread market.
Dutch start-up Koupe makes a sugar, fat and calorie-reduced ice cream with added protein and fibre, which founder Jaco Pieper says appeals to “people that love ice cream, and are looking for additional health benefits”.
In a bid to raise awareness around portion sizes and encourage people to eat more balanced diets, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) today (14 January) launched a portion size guide, Find Your Balance.
The UK’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a public consultation on the government’s plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products that are high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS).