21-May-2013 - Waitrose is launching a sausage designed by food technology students in 50 of its stores today (May 21).
14-May-2013 - BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) tops a somewhat conservative list of Britons’ favourite sandwich fillings, with prawn mayo and ham and cheese featuring highly on the glamour-free list.
29-Apr-2013 - The UK in-home food market is predicted to rocket in value by 20% by 2017, with a ‘best-case’ scenario seeing it break through the £100bn barrier that year, according to market research specialist Mintel.
23-Apr-2013 - Food and drink companies are failing to give their new products the best chance of success by paying too much attention to products and not enough to the practicalities of the manufacturing processes, according to food specialist management consultancy Coriolis.
09-Apr-2013 - In the wake of the Department of Health’s (DH’s) new Salt Strategy, which was launched on March 12, the launch of DSM’s new sodium reduction toolbox couldn’t be more timely.
02-Apr-2013 - Ingredients firm Puratos has officially laid the first stone of its new global research and development (R&D) centre at its headquarters in Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium.
28-Mar-2013 - An American firm is inviting its male customers to ‘make your meat look like meat’ with its launch of the world’s first bacon-flavoured condoms.
14-Mar-2013 - Frozen food manufacturers should not concentrate on finding “a single new product development [NPD] silver bullet” to increase sales but, instead, segment their offerings to particular types of shoppers.
30-Jan-2013 - Pioneering nanotechnology research to enrich the iron content of potatoes could result in a range of fortified crops, according to researchers at Nottingham Trent University’s School of Science and Technology.
04-Jan-2013 - The UK is taking part in its first pan-European food innovation competition to promote new developments, creativity and sustainability to students pursuing a career in the food sector.
21-Dec-2012 - Genetic modification (GM) could be used to produce flatulence-free sprouts, according to Rothamsted Research centre in Hertfordshire.
26-Nov-2012 - Food manufacturers could benefit from cheaper supplies of dried sodium alginate, after scientists developed new technology to process the food gelling agent from seaweed extracts.
21-Nov-2012 - Global food giant Nestlé is aiming to boost confectionery research and development with the inauguration of its newly extended Product Technology Centre (PTC) for confectionery in York.
15-Nov-2012 - Food firms are failing to exploit the lucrative ‘seniors’ market and are instead focusing on new products launches for the cash-strapped under 35s.
31-Oct-2012 - Arla Foods Ingredients claims cake and pastry manufacturers could save more than one million pounds by using egg replacers - and has developed a calculator to prove it.
31-Oct-2012 - A Norwegian government initiative is investigating the commercial viability of extracting peptones from marine by-products and developing them for use in the production of high-value nutrition products.
24-Oct-2012 - Tesco bosses were so impressed with a 15-year-old work experience student’s idea for a ready meal that they decided to roll it out across their supermarkets as part of their Home Bake ready meal range.
08-Oct-2012 - Food manufacturers will be able to test the next generation of technology to drive forward new product development (NPD) and better product quality, following the establishment of Leatherhead Food Research's (LFR's) Emerging Technologies Working Group.
05-Oct-2012 - Many food and drink firms are missing the commercial opportunity of intellectual property (IP) because they do not patent the innovative work they carry out, a patent expert has advised.
03-Oct-2012 - The food and drink industry received its fair share of attention - and plaudits - at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester this week. It was held up as rare success story in tricky economic times by shadow secretary of state for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mary Creagh. But there were also calls for food manufacturers to share research.
28-Sep-2012 - A new scheme offering vouchers worth £5,000 each to help start-up companies in the agrifood sector to innovate has been launched.
26-Sep-2012 - Mars Chocolate’s new £6M research and development (R&D) facility will attract “world class expertise”, says business and enterprise minister Michael Fallon.
26-Sep-2012 - After winning a £50,000 investment on BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den, entrepreneurial sisters Lisa and Helen Tse have ambitions to make their Chinese sauces as big as Levi Roots’ Reggae Reggae brand.
20-Sep-2012 - It was "short-sighted" for food manufacturers to cut research and development (R&D), even during an economic downturn, claims a senior manager at PepsiCo.
17-Sep-2012 - British consumers would accept the use of nanotechnology in the production of food and drink if the benefits were more clearly explained by people they trust, new research has revealed.