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Vitamin D claim opens elderly target market

Food businesses can more easily target elderly consumers who are prone to falling, following the authorisation of a vitamin D health claim by the European Commission (EC).

Cargill’s three top chocolate trends for 2015

The top trend for the cocoa and chocolate industry for next year will be ‘From Clean to Clear Label’, according to Cargill and Innova Market Insights.

Gluten-free 'isn’t best for general health'

Fresh research has rubbished claims gluten-free diets are healthier than consuming grains and has recommended they should only be followed by consumers with coeliac disease or food intolerances.

Top five food and beverage trends for 2015

Clear labelling and convenience are two of the top five trends that will dominate the food and drink industry in 2015, Innova Market Insights has predicted.

Food firms must act on obesity

Food and drink manufacturers cannot “sit back” and watch the obesity crisis worsen, a leading weight loss surgeon has urged, following the release of a report calling for a 10-year strategy...

Consumer trust in ‘miracle’ food ingredients shrinks

Manufacturers of products offering consumers one ‘magic bullet’ health solution are wasting their time, as consumers opt instead for traditional health foods, a new report has said.


Rising demand for ancient grains

For many years now, the ‘ancient grain’ has been expected to take Europe by storm. Nicholas Robinson discovers what’s been happening


Is organic healthier?

Recent popular press headlines announced that organic fruits and vegetables are healthier as they contain more antioxidants.

In search of the right bite

Nutrition and health specialist DuPont says its Dansico ingredients range provides bakers with the solution to longer-lasting crispiness in bake-off bread.

‘Secret’ snacking contributes to obesity crisis

Weight watchers are ruining their diets by giving in to the multitude of tempting snack foods available to them, which is making them feel guilty and emotional.

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Olives ‘spiked’ with vodka and gin

The world’s first boozy olives for alcoholic drinks have been launched by Olives Et Al.


New way to tackle IBS

As a growing number of intolerance sufferers beat the bloat with FODMAPs, is there an untapped opportunity for food manufacturers? Lynda Searby investigates

Waitrose trials dietary advice in stores

Waitrose is offering shoppers access to in-store dietary advice on a trial basis in a bid to help consumers with a range of concerns, including food allergies.

Making use of simpler ingredients

Tate & Lyle’s (T&L’s) launch of its Claria functional ‘clean-label’ starch is the latest in a raft of supplier introductions that appeal to consumer demand for foods that make use...

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Shipwrecked beer recreated by scientists

A 170-year old beer found in a shipwreck is to be recreated by the Finnish-based brewery Stallhagen and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

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More need for gluten-free starches

In response to an increase in consumer demand for gluten-free (GF) baked goods, ingredients firm Ingredion has launched a range of GF texturising starches.


Health and ingredients show to reveal latest trends

Next month's Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows are an ideal opportunity to catch up on the latest trends and new products on the market, says Nicholas...

Cheddar is nation’s favourite cheese but sales fall

Cheddar remains the nation’s favourite cheese but total cheese sales continue to fall, according to new research from Mintel.

Help fight dementia, food and drink industry urged

The fight against the rise of dementia in the UK could be helped if functional food and drink manufacturers did more to promote good brain health, an industry leader has...

Mini O set to take the gluten-free snacking market by storm

One of the UK’s leading gluten-free (GF) food manufacturers will launch a new range of GF biscuits onto the market in response to consumer demand for more GF snacking options....

Cheesy shelf-life extension

Ingredients specialist DSM claims its new range of cheese cultures, specifically developed for filled pastas, can extend shelf-life.

Lallemand to target women’s health regime

Yeast and bacteria specialist Lallemand is promoting the benefits to women’s health that its range of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria can offer.

Synergy pumps money into its UK HQ

Synergy will invest heavily to expand its UK-based manufacturing and technical facilities, following strong sales growth, it has announced.

‘Traditional’ British flavour with less fat

A fat-reduced cocoa powder that encapsulates a ‘traditionally British’ chocolate flavour has been developed by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM).

NBPOL in £1bn takeover

New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL) faces a £1bn takeover after receiving a formal notification from Sime Darby Plantation of its intention to make a cash offer for all issued and...

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