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Insect protein ‘economically viable’, scientists claim

Protein-packed milkshakes made from ground-up bugs are a step nearer to becoming common drinks, a consensus of leading scientists and policy makers have claimed.

New Frontiers in Food and Drink

Innovation conference: Little time left for early bird ticket price

Just three days are left to book your place at the Food Manufacture Group’s one-­day innovation conference – New Frontiers in Food and Drink – in London on Thursday 17 March, at...

Food Innovation conference: last week for early bird ticket offer

Food and drink innovation will be under the spotlight at the Food Manufacture Group’s one-­day conference in London on Thursday 17 March and there’s still time to benefit from the...

Health takes over New Year food and drink innovations

Health and wellness has dominated the latest food and drink innovations, as businesses attempt to tap into consumers looking to start the year with a healthier diet.

Insects on a plate at food innovation conference

Edible insects, 3D printing and personalised nutrition are just three of the topics under discussion at Food Manufacture’s one-­day innovation conference – New Frontiers in Food and Drink 2016  –...

Plant protein and health-enhancing fat lead 2016 food trends

Protein from plants and health-enhancing fat are the two leading food trends of 2016, according to a new consumer insights report by Canadean.

Food Innovation conference: early bird ticket offer

The latest trends in food and drink innovation will take centre stage at the Food Manufacture’s one-day conference in London on Thursday 17 March and there’s still time to benefit...

Food and drink manufacturing news of year – part 1

Free-from, acquisitions, financial woes and the discounters proved the most popular news read on this website in 2015.

Fox’s Biscuits cashes in on Star Wars mania

Fox’s Biscuits, part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, is hoping for a stellar sales boost for its Star Wars branded products, after the release of the movie blockbuster Star Wars:...

Food firms: ‘study scientific impact of innovation’

Food and drink manufacturers should study the scientific impact their innovations have on consumers to boost the overall enjoyment of their products.

Food and drink trends focus on smaller brands

The growing importance of smaller food and drink brands, arising from the fragmentation of consumer beliefs about food, is one of 10 key trends identified next year by New Business Nutrition.

Time running out to grab a share of £10M research fund into healthier foods

Innovative food manufacturers are being encouraged to sign up for the chance of winning a share of a £10M fund designed to promote research and development (R&D) into healthier products....

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...

Food firms get into Halloween spirit

A number of food manufacturers have added a spooky touch to their products in a bid to tap into demand for Halloween gifts.

Centre to help food industry reduce costs and environmental footprint

Food and drink manufacturers could reduce costs and improve their environmental footprint by developing new sustainable technologies as a result of the UK’s first big data centre of excellence for...

Food and drink innovations – in pictures

Meatless meat products, 3D printed gummy sweets and milk chocolate reindeer droppings were just some of the innovations launched by food and drink manufacturers recently.

Global report on children's food and drink

A new report, Children’s Food & Drinks – Global Trends & Opportunities, has been published by Leatherhead Research. The report updates Leatherhead's previous study on the sector in 2009 and...

Spotlight on vitamin D

In the past it had been assumed that vitamin D produced by exposure to sunlight during summer would be sufficient for most people to maintain adequate blood levels during winter.

Sweetener use in low-sugar drinks is cut

A natural flavouring that enables manufacturers to cut sugar in beverages significantly without having to use additional sweeteners has been launched by Sensient Flavors.

Stress management ingredient is launched

An exciting new ingredient, which is claimed to aid stress management and support brain health, has been launched by Lipogen.

T&L's new fibre guide

Tate & Lyle (T&L) has underlined its commitment to fibre fortification with the launch of a new website:

Synergy adds to range of vanilla extracts

Flavours and ingredients manufacturer Synergy Flavours, has expanded its range of vanilla flavours with the introduction of a new variant of its core Madagascan vanilla extract.

Ready meal coating offers nutritional benefits for elderly

Rousselot and Fortified Food Coatings have developed a ready meal concept to address the nutritional requirements of the ageing population.

Suite improves high- protein dairy products

Flavour and fragrance company Givaudan has created a new suite of flavour, taste and texture components for the high-protein dairy products market in western Europe.

Tomato firm relaunches its products

Tomato-derived ingredients specialist Lycored has relaunched its brand and products to emphasise its commitment to promoting wellbeing.