Food prices would rocket if pesticides were banned or their use severely restricted, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU); a claim hotly disputed by environmental pressure group Friends of the...
Healthy eating campaigners have slammed Nestlé, Kellogg and other food firms for including varying amounts of salt in the same products depending on where they are sold.
The words fresh and vegetables often seem joined at the hip, but is fresh always best?
As competition in the burgeoning sports category hots up, how do you ensure your brand stands out against the background of European health claims regulation? asks Paul Gander
Chr Hansen has developed a natural alternative to the synthetic food colour Red 40 (or Allura Red), following concerns over cost increases.
The number one nut ingredient used in foods around the world is the almond and its increasing popularity is widening the gap between other nuts, the latest Innova Market Insights...
Food allergy and intolerance in UK households has increased to affect more than one in three people, according to a new YouGov survey.
Dairy and bakery businesses are expected to benefit from a change in the EU’s sugar policy, which would considerably boost isoglucose production, according to a leading industry analyst.
Artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, are worse for health than sugar, more than a third of consumers responding to a new survey believe.
Tougher measures to tackle obesity have been proposed in a report published by 2020health and funded by AB Sugar, including a ban on daytime TV adverts for unhealthy products targeting...
UK energy drinks consumption has reached record levels, but manufacturers must react quickly to the negative publicity about their products, a leading analyst has warned.
Elderly consumers are an untapped market for soft drinks manufacturers, who must use functional ingredients and easy-to-open packaging to win them over, according to a leading industry analyst.
US grain giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has acquired the Swiss-based food ingredients firm Wild Flavors for €2bn (£1.5bn).
Soft drinks manufacturers have responded to demands from Public Health England (PHE) to strip sugar out of their products, in a bid to battle childhood tooth decay.
Weekend fitness fanatics are driving the demand for more mainstream food and drink products, such as milk, fortified with sports nutrition ingredients.
The Ryder Cup provided a “perfect platform” to showcase Scotland’s food and drink to more than 45,000 visitors from 75 countries on each day of the three-day golf tournament between...
A 9% fall in the value of fish landed at Scottish ports last year represented “a startling drop”, according to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).
Scotland’s ageing and increasingly overweight population is facing a “diabetes time bomb”, which must be a focus of the Scottish government.
Reformulation is not the sole solution to obesity, as health-conscious consumers could be increasing their calorie consumption by choosing low-sugar or low-fat products, according to research from AB Sugar.
Global food ingredients giant Glanbia Nutritionals has pumped millions of pounds into a new modern oat milling facility to boost its presence in the gluten-free (GF) ancient grain market.
Home-cooked meals may not be the healthiest or cheapest option for consumers, as food businesses continue to respond to health and price concerns by adapting their recipes, according to new...
Insects will be creeping on to European consumers’ plates within the next 15 years, as experts predict the value of the edible creepy-crawly food industry to reach more than £230M by 2020.
Excessive drinking among Britain’s over 65 year-olds is growing and becoming an area of increasing concern, new statistics from Mintel have indicated.
Grass is growing around plans for nutrient profiles, despite supporters arguing they are needed to make sense of health claims, says Paul Gander
Europe’s functional food legislation is slowing down development - but not stopping it, says Michelle Knott