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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.

New science for dairy hydrolysate

A dairy-based ingredient to promote faster recovery from exercise will be developed following research carried out by Food for Health Ireland (FHI), the organisation says.

Food body launches new gluten-free guide

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a gluten-free labelling guide for food manufacturers.

New ‘superberry’ launched

A new ‘superberry’ known as blue honeysuckle is set to be launched in the UK by ingredients supplier CPM.

New powder will replace ‘real food’

A new powder launched in the UK claims to contain all of the relevant nutrients, vitamins and minerals the human body needs and will replace food.

French maize firm offers a nut taste without the need for nuts

A novel maize product which gives products a nutty flavour without the use of nuts, will be launched by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) at next month’s IBA bakery trade fair,...

Coconut meat, Star Wars cookies and ‘natural’ among latest food innovations

Virgin coconut meat, a Star Wars-inspired cookie kit and a range of ‘natural’ products all feature in our collection of the latest food and drink innovations.

Scotland's rapeseed oil sector poised for growth

Scotland’s rapeseed oil industry is expected to see significant growth in the coming years, following a joint campaign between processors and scientists from Queen Margaret University, near Edinburgh, to promote...

New gluten-free launch

Europe’s largest gluten-free firm Dr Schär will launch its range of Schär products in the UK this September, boosting the number of gluten-free food options on supermarket shelves for consumers....

Ready meals benefit from slow-cooking

A slow-cooking technique has allowed ready meal firm Wrights to manufacture 19 new products with a greater depth of flavour than other ready meals currently on the UK’s supermarket shelves,...

Natural colouring meets rising demand

Wild Flavors and Speciality Ingredients has launched a new range of colouring foodstuffs, which feature new concentrates and cater for a rise in consumer demand for natural ingredients.

A new study shows SOD B’s brain benefits

SuperOxide Dismutase SOD B can reduce stress and physical fatigue, while improving cognitive performance, new research from ingredients firm Bionov has shown.