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Halal chicken and beef rashers launched

Halal food manufacturer KQF has launched halal macon rashers, bacon-style strips of smoked beef or chicken, which are the first such products to be certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee...

Texture and 'playful' foods are new trends

Exciting new food textures will be among the emerging trends over the next three years, together with more "playful" products for adults and more widespread use of edible packaging, according...

New stevia product launch aimed at dairy beverages

Pure Circle has launched a new stevia product aimed at reducing the sugar content of dairy products.

Healthy quinoa bars in Bristol NHS Trust vending trial

A healthy quinoa bar concept developed by a team of final year culinary arts management students has picked up the award in the ‘culinary product development challenge’, run by the...

Boost coconut water sales and save the rainforests, says Buko

Sales of coconut water are close to the £100M mark, but UK-based Buko Organic Coconut Water believes it will take something innovative to provide the category with a much bigger...

Warburtons launches four new loaves

Plant baker Warburtons has launched four new varieties of bread, each with 'special' ingredients, which will be aimed at families.

Symrise calls on nature for new flavours

Symrise is unlocking nature’s secrets by tapping into flavours from roots, seeds, barks, herbs and nuts.

Chocolate truffles without a hard shell

A Scottish-based chocolatier has developed a truffle range with no hard chocolate shell, which was previously available only to Michelin star chefs.

Stiff regulation shrinks global functional food market

Strict health claims regulations and the economic downturn have had an adverse effect on the global functional food and drink market, according to a report from Leatherhead Food Research.

Tulip goes the whole hog for US-style foods

Pork processing giant Tulip turned around its £2.3M US-style food production plant in a matter of weeks, ceo Chris Thomas has said.

Coffee firms should broaden ranges

Coffee manufacturers could boost sales by developing the broader variety of products that consumers buy elsewhere in Europe, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).

Research smoothes collagen peptide woes

Collagen peptides are safe and highly functional forms of protein and have recognisable health benefits, says Rousselot, a manufacturer of collagen and peptides.

Soft drinks sales given boost from the elderly

Elderly consumers are an untapped market for soft drinks manufacturers, who must use functional ingredients and easy-to-open packaging to win them over, according to a leading industry analyst.

Marks & Spencer to launch gluten-free beer

Marks & Spencer is believed to be investigating the UK launch of a gluten-free (GF) beer, to complement its range of GF foods. 

Hydrosol's easy cheesy

A new system for developing pizza-style and feta-style cheeses in less time and for less money has been created by the Germany-based food stabilisation company Hydrosol.

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Jennifer Aniston fronts UK bottled water campaign

‘Friends’ actress Jennifer Aniston will lead Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) UK launch campaign for its premium bottled water Glacéau Smartwater.

Back to school juices

Juiceburst has launched a new range of School Food Standards- compliant juice drinks for children.

The pleasures of peach flavours bottled by Sensient

Flavour company Sensient Flavours has captured the flavour profiles of four popular peach varieties. The flavours of yellow peach, white peach, white donut peach and yellow nectarine have all been...

New hues for confectionery manufacturers

Confectionery manufacturers of fat-based products now have a new range of natural colours to choose from, following a launch by DD Williamson (DDW).

Gluten-free goes saucy

Gluten-free (GF) sauces company BisBas is predicting expansion in the GF market, following new data from Allergy UK, suggesting up to 25M people suffer from a food allergy or intolerance.

Tate & Lyle reveals non-bitter stevia

Tate & Lyle has produced a non-bitter sweetener extracted from the stevia leaf, it claims.

New granola offers low-sugar alternative

A new low-sugar variety of granola will be launched by the manufacturer Lizi’s to meet growing consumer demand for healthy, natural products.

Food firms need intrapreneurs, expert argues

Food industry cultures must be overhauled to foster the development of ‘intrapreneurs’ if genuine innovation is to be encouraged, according to an expert in the field.

Adams Foods responds to customer demand for innovation

Adams Foods has pumped £3M into a new customer innovation centre in response to customer demand for innovation in hard cheese, the company’s marketing director Alastair Jackson has said.

A brighter paste idea

Renshaw will introduce eight new summer colours to its modelling paste range at the end of July, in response to market demand for ready-colour applications.

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