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Public Health England to launch sugar reduction programme

The new sugar reduction and reformulation programme, which forms part of the government’s childhood obesity action plan, will be launched by Public Health England (PHE) in London next week (Thursday...

Opinion

Retailers should trust suppliers’ innovation teams

Since the big ‘re-set’ of the supermarket shelves, where scores of products vied for a reduced and downsized space allocation, we have seen an escalation in own-label activity.

New Chefs’ Choice awards mark foodservice excellence

Food manufacturers are invited to submit entries for the new Chefs’ Choice awards, which aim to showcase the top achievement of foodservice suppliers, from wholesalers through to food makers.

Christmas launches lead food NPD – photogallery

Christmas launches lead this month’s latest photogallery of new product development (NPD) in the food and drink industry, ranging from the weird and wonderful to more traditional offerings.

Price hikes on energy drinks to cut consumption

Consumers would drink fewer sports and energy drinks if their prices rose, according to a report by market research company Mintel.

Puratos opens £1.27M bakery innovation centre

Bakery ingredients firm Puratos has opened a new £1.27M (€1.5M) world class innovation centre in Oxfordshire.

Personalised nutrition can drive better eating habits

People who receive personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits over those who are offered generic ‘five-a-day’ advice, a pan-European study has found.

News in brief

Chocolate and caramel top ice cream flavours

Chocolate and caramel are leading flavour innovation in the ice cream market – at the expense of vanilla – according to latest market figures.

Arla taps into on-the-go drinks market

Milk processor Arla has launched a number of milk-based drinks in a bid to tap into the on-the-go market and triple its global beverage sales to £585M.

M&S unveils new Christmas range

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its new Christmas food range, describing it as the “must-have” collection.

The latest food innovations – photogallery

Pasta made from seaweed and Marmite-flavoured biscuits lead our photgallery of the latest food innovations.

Opinion

Tap into sub-trends and ‘foodie fads’ in your product development

Analysing, reporting and acting on food trends have become big business in the past few years.

Product innovation photogallery for August

Sandwich-inspired crisps and water from maple trees lead this month’s photogallery of new food and drink releases.

Double-ball mould depositor extends the range of lollipops possible

The range of confectionery that can be made using the depositing process has increased with the introduction of new mould technology for the Baker Perkins ServoForm depositor.

Radnor Hills raises its bottling line output

Drinks maker Radnor Hills has increased capacity from 175M to 300M bottles a year, thanks to the installation of a new bottling line that makes use of an energy efficient...

Faccenda reduces chicken giveaway

Chicken processor Faccenda Foods has installed a flexible and space-efficient system for the accurate weighing and packing of chicken legs and drumsticks.

Fluid-repellant anti-bacterial surfaces developed

Using inspiration from nature, a team of European researchers has harnessed new photonics technology to develop what they claim is the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface, which is likely to...

Food and drink innovations photogallery – July

Cordials, “beer-cheese” and iced tea lead the list of new food and drink products released in the past month.

Latest food and drink innovations – in pictures

Beverages – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic ­– lead this month’s selection of new product developments.

Cranswick launches new food-to-go brand

Cranswick Food has launched a brand new ‘food-to-go’ brand called ‘Munch’ in partnership with WHSmith and Fresh to Store, the new owner of KerryFresh, as part of a strategic development...

Ecotrophelia award winners and finalists photogallery

The finalists of the UK leg of Ecotrophelia 2016 – the pan-European competition for ecologically-inspired innovative new product development by young students ­– have all been gathered together in this...

Nottingham Trent students win Ecotrophelia UK

A student team from Nottingham Trent University has scooped the gold prize for their low-fat, non-dairy ice cream made with algal protein, in the UK leg of Ecotrophelia 2016 –...

The latest food innovation – in pictures

Halal, Italian and Japanese were among the sources of inspiration behind some of the most innovative food launches over the past month.  

The latest drink innovation – in pictures

Drink innovation has been at the forefront of product development over the last month.

Under glove gel protects skin

Skin care specialist Deb and hand protection company Ansell have joined forces to launch Triple Active Gel – what they claim is the world’s first hand-health, under glove gel for...