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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...

Tesco launches vegetarian bbq range

Tesco is capitalising on the growing vegetarian trend by launching, what it claims are, the UK’s first ever cauliflower and mushroom barbecue (bbq) steaks.

Top 10 functional food and drink trends from the US

The rise of single male households and an ageing population were the top two of 10 key food and drink trends that will dominate the food industry this year offering...

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Special mat removes grime from forklift wheels

A new mat to help clean the wheels of forklift trucks was installed at Granta Processors’ Whittlesford premises. 

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World's largest homogeniser

What is claimed to be the world’s largest capacity food processing homogeniser has gone into operation with its first customer.

The latest food and drink innovation – in photos

From vegan ice cream to gluten free treats, fat and sugar free yogurt to superfood snacks, healthier foods are very much flavour of the moment in recent food launches.

Competition hots up for student innovation prize

Interest in the UK’s student food innovation competition – Ecotrophelia – has soared with the greatest number of entries ever received this year.

Seaweed market boosted by NPD surge

Food and drink product launches with seaweed flavours, including kombu, nori, and wakame, grew by 147% in Europe between 2011 and 2015, according to latest figures.

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Dietary fibre intake suppresses appetite

Big opportunities exist for food manufacturers to tackle obesity through the use of food containing non-digestible inulin fibre to encourage satiety, according to a leading academic.

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Packaging equipment: the customised is always right

How commonly is today’s packaging equipment customised to meet specific new product development (NPD) and supply chain requirements?

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Personalised nutrition ‘really works’: new research

New EU research shows that diets targeted at an individual’s specific needs –personalised nutrition – can improve health more than general nutrition advice, but the results are not improved by...

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Food innovation to be ‘revolutionised by neuroscience’

Neuroscience is set to revolutionise the way food and drink products are designed and consumed, a leading senses expert has claimed.

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Crowdsourcing ‘new normal’ for product development

Crowdsourcing has become the “new normal” for new product development among leading global companies, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands are leading the way, the director of a leading provider...

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Stand-up pouches used for slow-cooked foods

Asda’s Butcher's Selection new premium slow-cooked meal range, made by Kerry Foods at its Attleborough site, comes in stand-up pouches supplied by FFP.

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Asda relaunches its Italian range

Faerch Plast worked closely with own-label food manufacturer Greencore to give Asda’s core Italian chilled ready meal range a makeover with new black and green dual-colour trays made from high...

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Edible insects: coming to a manufacturer near you

Edible insects are set for mainstream manufacturing success, as their US popularity is repeated on this side of the Atlantic, according to speakers at Food Manufacture’s innovation conference – New...

Middledale adds coconut-based yogurt alternative

A coconut-based alternative to yogurt has been introduced by Middledale Foods.

Food innovation conference: still time to book

There’s still time to book a place at Food Manufacture’s food and drink innovation conference – New Frontiers in Food and Drink 2016 – which takes place tomorrow (March 17)...

Food innovation conference: just three days to go

There are just three days to go until Food Manufacture’s food and drink innovation conference – featuring all forms of innovation from personalised nutrition to edible insects and tackling obesity...

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