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Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

By Niamh Michail

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the expo floor at SIAL in Paris to find out.

Mr Justice Arnold in the UK High Court ruled that Nespresso machine buyers were 'licensees'... (Picture Credit: Nick Harris/Flickr)

SWISS MULTINATIONAL TAKES CASE TO COURT OF APPEAL

Nestlé fights UK High Court Nespresso patent ruling

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Nestlé says it will fight a UK High Court ruling in favor of smaller rival Dualit that one lawyer says is an 'open door' for copycat manufacturers of Nespresso compatible coffee pods.

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Diageo files 'pourable slush' patents for RTD cocktails

By Ben Bouckley

Diageo has filed patents in a range of nations detailing a formulation process for alcoholic cocktails, sold in bottles at ambient temperatures then frozen by consumers to form a ready-to-serve pourable slush.

The new centre will cater to customer demand to be more involved in application development, says Vitiva

Vitiva ups customer involvement capabilities

By Kacey Culliney

Plant extract specialist Vitiva has opened an innovation centre in Slovenia to cater to increased consumer demands for joint involvement in application development.

DSM 'splices up' the year

DSM 'splices up' the year

Dutch life science and food ingredients company DSM, increasingly
investing in biotechnology, this week reported that in 2001 it has
filed more patent applications in the European Union than any other
company, according to the records...

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