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Is the Italian market ready for meal kits?

By Oliver Morrison

HelloFresh has announced a move into Italy -- famous for its fierce tradition of gastronomic heritage. But the meal-kit giant says the country ‘offers great conditions to expand’.

What's hitting tables in Europe? FoodNavigator's latest NPD round-up / Pic: GettyImages-Yulia Gusterina

NPD Trend Tracker: From oat-based ice cream to Net Zero cereal

By Katy Askew

This week's new product gallery brings together some of the hottest product launches in Europe, from Oatly's new oat-based ice cream, to pea-based canned fish alternative Fish Peas, and 'porridge with provenance' - Alara Organic's...

French start-up Cala has developed a robot that makes pasta and sauce autonomously. Image source: Cala

French pasta-making robot eyes European expansion

By Flora Southey

The start-up behind an autonomous robot that cooks pasta and sauce for Parisian consumers has received investment to expand in France and explore new locations in Europe.

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NPA: Setting safety limit on CBD key part of regulatory process

By Daniel Fabricant, PhD, Natural Products Association

NPA president and CEO Daniel Fabricant, PhD, argues that FDA does not need new authorities to regulate the CBD market and that determining a safe daily intake level for the substance should be an integral part of that process.

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