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More than 1,400 international food and drink exhibitors descended on Paris for the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) show this week, with many tweeting the latest trends and innovations.

FiE attendees have been tweeting about the latest trends and innovations
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Euro consumers more interested in low sugar products

European consumers’ appetite for sugary foods is waning in favour of low-sugar products, according to new Mintel research revealed at the Food Ingredients Europe show in Paris.

Prepare for slavery act or risk ‘disaster’

Food and drink businesses with a turnover of more than £36M a year should prepare now to comply with the new Modern Slavery Act or risk “disaster”, warns law firm Roythornes, after Nestlé revealed plans to stamp out labour abuses in its supply chain

2 Sisters eyes up former S&A Foods site

Poultry producer 2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed it is planning to snap up the former S&A Foods site in Derby after the ready meal manufacturer fell into administration last month.

Me and My Factory

Inside look: R&R Ice Cream

After 25 years at R&R Ice Cream, Mike Fraine was the perfect person to take on a guided tour of the world’s second largest ice cream factory.

AB InBev to offload Peroni and Grosch to please regulators

Brewing giant AB InBev will look to offload its newly-acquired Peroni and Grolsch brands in a bid to appease EU competition regulators following its takeover of rival SAB Miller, with Heineken and Molson Coors the most likely bidders, according to an industry expert.

Lancashire Farm Dairies: no sales impact after probiotics ruling

Having to remove the word ‘probiotics’ from its products was costly in the short-term, but hasn’t impacted long term sales, the boss of a family-run yogurt producer has claimed.

Cranswick praised for ‘crackling’ results

Meat processor Cranswick has been praised for its ‘crackling’ innovations and investments that have led to gains in pre-tax revenue, sales and earnings for the six months to September 30 2015, by City analyst Shore Capital.

Northern Ireland pork gets China export approval

Northern Ireland pork has won provisional approval for export to China in a deal, said to be worth up to £10M a year to the economy.

Treat climate change like health and safety: McCain boss

Food manufacturers must treat climate change as seriously as health and safety to protect the planet and ensure profitability, says McCain boss Nick Vermont ahead of climate change talks in Paris.