04-Dec-2013 - Many unauthorised novel foods, which could present a health risk to consumers, are feared to be on sale across the UK without the knowledge of the regulatory authorities, bringing into question the effectiveness of the approvals process and its enforcement.
03-Dec-2013 - Beef is challenging turkey for the top spot on the nation’s Christmas dinner plates, according to posh retailer Waitrose.
27-Nov-2013 - Major soft drinks companies are gearing up to launching products with half the calories of current versions, thanks to proprietary technologies just hitting the market from ingredients developer Cargill.
25-Nov-2013 - Naturex aims to develop shelf-life-boosting formulations based on rosemary extracts with natural antimicrobial and antioxidant properties through the natural ingredient firm’s new joint venture with sister company Galactic.
25-Nov-2013 - Food ingredients giant Cargill has launched a vegetable protein formulation enabling soft drinks manufacturers to make ‘source of protein’ claims and the company plans further work on proteins in the future.
20-Nov-2013 - Food ingredients Europe (FiE) – one of Europe’s leading food ingredients shows – is taking place in Frankfurt, Germany this week. Here, we capture a flavour of the top trends, news and views, as reported in only 140 characters, on the social network platform Twitter, using the hashtag #FIE2013.
19-Nov-2013 - The top shopping trend for food, drinks and other grocery items next year will be towards products with international links, predicts market research organisation Mintel.
19-Nov-2013 - Still the fires burn, clearing rainforest to plant the world's most sought after vegetable oil. Is there any hope for sustainability? asks Lorraine Mullaney
18-Nov-2013 - AAK is developing techniques for fat and waste reduction that will enable food manufacturers to meet voluntary industry targets much more effectively.
18-Nov-2013 - Tesco is probing its ice cream cornet supply chain, after recalling own-label ice cream cones following the discovery of pain relief tablets in two cornets.
18-Nov-2013 - Princess Anne has re-ignited the horsemeat controversy with suggestions that putting the meat on the nation’s dinner plates would improve horse welfare.
15-Nov-2013 - Rising energy and ingredient prices, changes to allergen labelling and misconceptions about the healthiness of bread are the biggest challenges facing the bakery sector.
14-Nov-2013 - Join this month’s Food Ingredients Europe show to catch up on trends and new products on the market, says Gary Scattergood
13-Nov-2013 - Cutting waste and improving trust in food are the top two of 10 key food and drink industry trends that will dominate 2014, predicts Innova Market Insights.
12-Nov-2013 - Environmental group WWF has welcomed Unilever’s move to ensure the palm oil it uses in products is 100% traceable to known sources by 2015.
11-Nov-2013 - Controversial provisions for voluntary allergen labelling could become legally incorporated within the Food Information for Consumers Regulations (FIC), according to a leading expert in the field.
08-Nov-2013 - British cereal farmers should switch production towards vegetables and fruit – as part of a wider industry move, involving food manufacturers – to ditch meat and dairy products in a bid to improve public health and the environment.
05-Nov-2013 - HGCA - the cereals and oilseeds division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board - is spending £235,000 to develop a process for the production of ferulic acid from wheat bran.
05-Nov-2013 - Funding of £1.3M has been secured to investigate how beneficial bacteria can protect against deadly infection in very early life.
05-Nov-2013 - Core products are crucial for BHJ Ingredients to weather the storm, says Gary Scattergood
05-Nov-2013 - British company BM Trada has become the world's first certification body to be accredited for a sustainable palm oil scheme.
05-Nov-2013 - Yeast extracts are helping food firms slash the salt, reports Michelle Knott
05-Nov-2013 - Enriching foods with omega-3 fatty acids is right on trend. Paul Gander asks which new applications are emerging - and which ones might take off
05-Nov-2013 - Eight months after the horsemeat scandal, ingredient firms are still struggling to come to terms with the consequences. No-one in the industry would argue that the world has not changed in terms of traceability, inspections, audits and accountability.
05-Nov-2013 - French dietary supplement manufacturer Laboratoire Lescuyer is claiming a landmark victory for its Lescuyer product, which is now the first dietary supplement in the European market to receive a favourable opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).