14-Apr-2014 - British ice cream firm Lick Me I’m Delicious has created a bubbly champagne flavoured ice cream dosed with 25mg of Viagra for an unnamed A-list celebrity’s party.
14-Apr-2014 - Food and drinks manufacturers could be missing out on ground-breaking new product development opportunities by making too many small adaptations to existing products, a leading consultant has warned.
07-Apr-2014 - Global food and drink firms will launch new products designed to release the untapped potential of multi-sensory experiences based on sound and vision, a leading cognitive neuroscientist has revealed.
04-Apr-2014 - Foodservice firms and street food vendors must focus on quality if they are to compete with the major supermarkets, according to product development guru Celia Holt.
28-Mar-2014 - Final preparations are underway for Food Vision 2014, the event that brings together global food and drink industry leaders at Cannes in the south of France to discuss key topics directly affecting the profitability of their businesses.
24-Mar-2014 - Big food and drink brand owners are now tapping into the global intelligence derived by ‘crowd sourcing’ via the internet, thus extending the reach of ‘open innovation’ to develop the next generation of products targeted at different markets.
21-Mar-2014 - A new alpha-amylase enzyme solution has been designed to lower pH during liquefaction and break down starch to create more dextrose. The result is claimed to be higher yields, plus chemical, water and energy savings that enable a starch processor to cut costs when processing large volumes.
21-Mar-2014 - Kampffmeyer Food Innovation's new clean-label granulate is said to keep seeds, kernels and decorative toppings safely attached to dough pieces, minimising ingredient loss and improving plant hygiene.
21-Mar-2014 - NP Nutra launched two new fruit extracts last month.
21-Mar-2014 - Cheesemakers can reduce ripening times on continental and Cheddar-type cheeses without negatively impacting shelf-life or quality by using Arla Foods Ingredients’ new natural milk protein.
21-Mar-2014 - Bakery Ingredients manufacturer Zeelandia has launched a new reduced carbohydrate bread mix.
21-Mar-2014 - Bakery ingredients company Renshaw has developed a new range of coloured compound coating products for cakes that are inspired by US trends.
21-Mar-2014 - Global confectionery launches with a ‘gluten-free’ positioning increased by 46% in 2013 from 2012, according to the Innova Database. While this indicates growth in gluten-free claims, gluten-free product launch activity is still relatively niche for confectionery, with only 7% of confectionery product launches tracked in 2013 taking this positioning, according to Carmit Candy.
20-Mar-2014 - Unlocking innovation in the food and drink industry is the aim of a new project launched by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
14-Mar-2014 - Demand for healthy food and drink will increase, with low sodium options helping to drive new product development (NPD), according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).
10-Mar-2014 - Allied Bakeries (AB) will use consumer diet and health concerns in a bid to reverse a predicted 8% sales decline in white plant bread products in the next few years.
03-Mar-2014 - Functional ingredients maker Beneo has used its sugar-beet derived carbohydrate Palatinose to develop 'the first' polyol-free, tooth-friendly bubble gum children's confectionery.
03-Mar-2014 - Sweetener specialist Bayn Europe and ingredients firm Barentz are researching the use of stevia dietary fibre blends to replace chemical sweeteners in the Baltic region. The project is supported by the Swedish government for its effects on the environment and public health in a prioritised region.
03-Mar-2014 - Biocatalysts can now produce kosher enzymes without having to have a rabbi present, thanks to new certification for its manufacturing facility.
03-Mar-2014 - Clean-label specialist Ulrick & Short is developing a versatile fibre extracted from bamboo shoots that has potential for the gluten-free market.
03-Mar-2014 - An ingredients firm has predicted increasing demand for asafetida and fenugreek throughout 2014.
03-Mar-2014 - Sensient Flavors has analysed the sensory attributes of three varieties of Indian mango – alphonso, kesar and badami – to produce a range of natural mango flavourings for drinks. The base for these flavours is Sensient’s natural extracts, which are derived using proprietary technology.
03-Mar-2014 - Feeding babies with infant formula enriched with Arla Foods Ingredients’ Lacprodan OPN-10 supports their immune development, according to the results of a new trial.
26-Feb-2014 - Arla Foods is investigating the potential for smaller on-the-go formats for milk and milk drinks this year, and new product development in cheese.
14-Feb-2014 - Restaurant-inspired molecular gastronomy offers considerable potential for food manufacturers’ new product development (NPD), according to Stefan Cosser, head of innovation at consultancy Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).