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IGD targets consumer understanding of nutritional labelling

Grocery think tank IGD is planning a range of new activities designed to help consumers improve their understanding of a nutritionally balanced diet and encourage healthier eating as it takes...

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Four reasons a sugar tax ‘won’t work’: FDF boss

The near impossibility of imposing a sugar tax was one of four reasons why a tax would not limit sugar consumption or obesity, according to Food and Drink Federation (FDF)...

Top 10 food and drink trends for 2016: Innova

Clean labelling, free-from products and part-time vegetarian diets are among the top 10 food and drink trends for 2016, according to Innova Market Insights.

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Strong pulse: UN’s International Year of Pulses targets trade boost

The United Nations (UN) is promoting the nutritional benefits of pulses through a year-long initiative.

Extra security at FiE in wake of Paris terror attacks

Extra security measures will be taken at a major food ingredients trade show in Paris next month, as the city shows defiance in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks.

‘Allergen Safe’ scheme is solution to ‘may contain’ confusion

A new scheme to cut through the confusion of ‘may contain’ labelling is being proposed to help both manufacturers and consumers.


Show preview: Food Ingredients Europe

Next month’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows offer the opportunity to see the some of the latest products onthe market and hear about cutting edge developments,...

Synergy Flavours adds new flavours for weight control powder shakes

Synergy Flavours has launched a range of eight new flavours that have been created for the weight management market. The flavours can be used in a range of applications, including...

Wild responds to demand for raspberry and pomegranate

Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients says it is responding to the newest trend in fruit flavours by offering a range of raspberry options, and is also releasing variations on citrus,...

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Stabilisers for cheese and milk drinks launched

A range of stabilising systems were launched by Hydrosol at the Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai last month.

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Treatt serves up tasty new natural tea distillates

Treatt has expanded its array of natural tea systems with the launch of Darjeeling Tea Treattarome and Rooibos Tea Treattarome.

Corbion Purac creates acid coating alternative

Corbion Purac has been granted a European patent for its coating technology for acid powders, applied in acid-sanded sugar confectionery.

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EFSA looks into the safety of insect food

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has responded to growing interest in the use of insects in food and animal feed with advice for the industry.

Essentia launches meat-broth-based flavours

Essentia Protein Solutions has launched into the flavours market with a new range of meat-broth-based flavours for meat, savoury and seasoning applications.


Novel foods set for EU overhaul

Novel foods and ingredients are defined as those that have not been sold in the EU to a significant degree prior to 1997, when the novel foods regulation was enacted,...

Online pluse nutrition reference guide launched

A new online reference tool The Pulsepedia has been launched by Ingredion to help the food industry understand how pulse-based proteins and flours can meet consumer demand for nutritious, protein-rich...

Nut supplier Petrow Group opens £4M facility

An investment of more than £4M in a 7,430m2 factory and warehouse at Haverhill, Suffolk has been made by dried fruit and nut supplier Petrow Group.

Wine taste is down to genetic differences in single microbes, study finds

A study that has shown how genetic differences in a single microbe can help to produce the variations in taste and odour between wines from different regions, could have much...

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Study backs claims that Peptan collagen peptides have anti-ageing effect

Newly published research has produced strong clinical evidence that Peptan collagen peptides do have an anti-ageing effect on skin, according to Rousselot.

Innovate UK launches £10M R&D collaborative fund

The government agency Innovate UK is launching a competition to fund up to £10M in collaborative research and development projects aimed at reducing sugar, salt and fat and increasing dietary...

Fish and krill offer equal omega-3 levels, DSM claims

DSM has published a new study showing similar levels of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) reach the blood, regardless of whether the omega-3 supplement consumed is a fish...

Starches add to bread shelf-life

Two starches that are claimed to increase the shelf-life of loaves significantly and enhance the height and softness with no detriment to taste or texture, have been launched by clean...

New association promotes benefits of probiotics in EU

Advocates for probiotics believe they are making progress in their campaign for European regulators to approve health claims for their products.

Top snacking trends revealed as UK leads innovation

Health and indulgence are key trends shaping the snack market as the UK leads the way in innovation, according to a food trend expert.

Soft drinks boss hits back in sugar tax debate

The soft drinks sector has defended itself against attacks from health campaigners as the sugar tax debate intensifies.