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Cake company recreates Richard III’s bones

A specialist cake company in Birmingham has recreated the unearthed bones of Richard III in chocolate and cake.

Innovation to shape food industry’s future

Innovation is likely to shape the future of the future industry in a market dominated by lack of growth, price pressure from food retailers and changing consumer behaviour, according to...

New food innovation conference launched

Tactical insight into the food and drink industry of tomorrow is the aim of a new one-day conference exploring how businesses can harness innovation to benefit their bottom line.

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An easier way to make low-fat crisps

Oil uptake in fried products, such as potato chips, can be reduced using Elea’s pulsed electric field system, the company claims.

Reduce salt by up to 25% in bread products

A salt reduction ingredient that maintains the flavour and the properties of bread dough has been developed for the bakery sector.

Key food trends will drive almond usage

Key consumer trends will continue to drive manufacturers towards developing innovative products that contain nuts and seeds, says the Almond Board of California.

Expert outlines five healthy snack bar trends

Healthier children’s formats, natural and raw ingredients and mid-morning options are among the 2015 healthy snack bar trends picked out by Lizzie Conlon, food developer and nutritionist at Food Innovation...

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Glanbia boosts lactoferrin production

Glanbia Nutritionals will step up its lactoferrin production capabilities for its Bioferrin brand of bovine lactoferrin after a large investment, it has announced.

Dried exotic fruit uptick

Drying exotic fruits such as papayas, lychees, mangos and dragon fruit increases ease of access, as well as allowing them to be produced in a greener and more economic way,...

Dragons’ Den ice cream maker wins £50k backing

A Sheffield ice cream maker is celebrating a £50,000 investment from the Dragons’ Den TV programme for her East Asian-inspired ice creams.

Clean label demand ups

Consumer demand for simpler labels is driving manufacturers to formulate 'label-friendly' products, according to Tate & Lyle (T&L) director of applications Jim Carr.

Rousselot launches new protein-boosting ingredient

A protein-boosting ingredient for manufacturers of dairy products, sports nutrition, snacks and snack bars, and power blends has been developed by protein specialist Rousselot.

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Halal chicken and beef rashers launched

Halal food manufacturer KQF has launched halal macon rashers, bacon-style strips of smoked beef or chicken, which are the first such products to be certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee...

Texture and 'playful' foods are new trends

Exciting new food textures will be among the emerging trends over the next three years, together with more "playful" products for adults and more widespread use of edible packaging, according...

New stevia product launch aimed at dairy beverages

Pure Circle has launched a new stevia product aimed at reducing the sugar content of dairy products.

Healthy quinoa bars in Bristol NHS Trust vending trial

A healthy quinoa bar concept developed by a team of final year culinary arts management students has picked up the award in the ‘culinary product development challenge’, run by the...

Boost coconut water sales and save the rainforests, says Buko

Sales of coconut water are close to the £100M mark, but UK-based Buko Organic Coconut Water believes it will take something innovative to provide the category with a much bigger...

Warburtons launches four new loaves

Plant baker Warburtons has launched four new varieties of bread, each with 'special' ingredients, which will be aimed at families.

Symrise calls on nature for new flavours

Symrise is unlocking nature’s secrets by tapping into flavours from roots, seeds, barks, herbs and nuts.

Chocolate truffles without a hard shell

A Scottish-based chocolatier has developed a truffle range with no hard chocolate shell, which was previously available only to Michelin star chefs.

Stiff regulation shrinks global functional food market

Strict health claims regulations and the economic downturn have had an adverse effect on the global functional food and drink market, according to a report from Leatherhead Food Research.

Tulip goes the whole hog for US-style foods

Pork processing giant Tulip turned around its £2.3M US-style food production plant in a matter of weeks, ceo Chris Thomas has said.

Coffee firms should broaden ranges

Coffee manufacturers could boost sales by developing the broader variety of products that consumers buy elsewhere in Europe, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).

Research smoothes collagen peptide woes

Collagen peptides are safe and highly functional forms of protein and have recognisable health benefits, says Rousselot, a manufacturer of collagen and peptides.

Soft drinks sales given boost from the elderly

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.