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Healthy foods

With the global obesity epidemic a number one priority, ‘wellness’ or ‘functional’ foods are in the spotlight as a means of weight and disease reduction. It’s a sector undergoing immense regulatory change and, whether you’re working in the field of dietary control, fortification or supplements, you will benefit from regular consultations with Dr Foodman.

Vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

Top 10 US food and drink trends – in pictures

The rise of single male households and an ageing population are the top two of 10 key food and drink trends from the influential Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT),...

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Global food system ‘is not sustainable’

The world faces devastating climate change consequences, unless we radically alter our food system, a leading environmentalist has warned.

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...

Opinion

Warning: our global diet is not sustainable

What with the UK's referendum on EU membership next month, the government's Childhood Obesity Strategy on the horizon and the National Living Wage now in place, the food and drink...

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.

New forum showcases the benefits of pulses

A networking forum to help manufacturers understand the nutritional value of pulses has been created by McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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.

News in brief

Turmeric research boosted by $1.5M joint study

The health benefits of turmeric curcumin are to be explored in a $1.5M joint research project conducted by leading universities and institutions across the world.

Innovation Conference

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...

Obesity crisis: legislation said to be ‘the only answer’

A leading healthy food campaigner has claimed to be “sympathetic” towards manufacturers of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar, as they are not operating on a level...

US Healthy & Natural Show focuses on innovation

Food and drink products that are innovative, natural, organic and nutritional will take centre stage at the inaugural Healthy & Natural Show to at Chicago’s Navy Pier between May 5-7,...

Online ads to kids set to fall under TV rules

The advertising of foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) to children online has moved a step nearer to falling under the same restrictions as TV advertising after it...

Innovation conference

Graze has global expansion snack plans

Graze, the online healthy snack provider that supplies directly to consumers, is set to launch its range of products in US supermarkets this summer following a similar roll-out in the...

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 Vision 2016

‘Misinformation minefield’ remains major challenge

The “misinformation minefield” surrounding the health benefits of food remains one of the biggest challenges faced by manufacturers, according to an expert on consumer insights.

Organic milk and meat not 50% healthier

A new study claiming organic milk and meat are 50% more beneficial to health than conventional products has come under criticism by leading professors.

Me and my factory

Phoenix Group plans growth away from rapeseed oil

A novel approach to outsourcing is making Phoenix Group hot property, ambitious md Ben Guy tells Noli Dinkovski.

Health takes over New Year food and drink innovations

Health and wellness has dominated the latest food and drink innovations, as businesses attempt to tap into consumers looking to start the year with a healthier diet.

Top food ingredients trends for 2016

‘It’s all about protein’ is one of four key trends set to shape the ingredients market in 2016, according to food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients.

Hain Celestial acquires Orchard House Foods

Hain Celestial UK has acquired fruit, juice and dessert manufacturer Orchard House Foods for an undisclosed amount, in a bid to boost its healthy products range.

News in brief

Lotus Bakeries buys Urban Fresh Foods for £70M

Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries has bought Urban Fresh Foods, the manufacturer of Bear fruit snacks and Urban Fruit in a £70M deal.

FIE reports

Peace symbols and extra security at FiE show

Beneo exhibitors wore peace symbol badges to the Food ingredients Europe (FiE) trade show in Paris yesterday, as the city remains in mourning following attacks last month.

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