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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.

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.

FiE reports

Top trends tweeted from FiE

More than 1,400 international food and drink exhibitors descended on Paris for the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) show this week, with many tweeting the latest trends and innovations.

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Gov should adopt our six-point obesity plan: AoS

Action on Sugar has launched a six-step “evidence-based” action plan to prevent the UK’s obesity and type 2 diabetes crisis from spiralling out of control.

Food matters live

Three changes food industry must make to boost health

Food and drink manufacturers must make three changes across their businesses to help boost the health of consumers, according to consumer group Which?

News in brief

Vitamin D offers business opportunity

Interest in the benefits of vitamin D is growing rapidly and has been highlighted in the past month by a webinar organised by DSM.

Feature

Food industry needs to help people age healthily

There are more people in the world aged over 60 than ever before. Michelle Perrett discovers what the industry needs to do to help them age healthily.

Glavonoid ruling allows weight loss use

More products tackling visceral fat are likely to be developed, following a European Commission (EC) ruling on the use of the liquorice root extract Glavonoid.

Top food and drink trends for 2016 – in pictures

Mintel has unveiled 12 top trends it predicts will shape the food and drink industry over the next year. To find out what they are and how each of them will...

Top 12 food and drink trends for 2016: Mintel

Alternatives everywhere is the first of 12 top trends that will dominate the food and drink industry next year, predicts market research specialist Mintel.

Good Week, Bad Week

Snacks investment, mega merger and recalls make headlines

Nim’s Fruit Crisps’ new £350,000 Kent factory investment and SABMiller’s agreement “in principle” to a takeover bid from rival Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev feature in our latest Good News, Bad news video roundup....

Nim’s Fruit Crisps opens factory after £350k investment

Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has opened a factory in Kent after securing an investment of more than £350,000.

Top snacking trends: Texture, flavour and on the go

Texture and flavour were among the top six snacking trends that promised opportunities to manufacturers, according to Innova Marketing Insight.

Powdered food Huel launches in Europe

Powdered food firm Huel is now taking orders from France and Germany in a bid to cater for European demand.

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Graze the new ‘kids’ in America

Few food firms would chance a US launch after being around for just five years, but Graze boss Anthony Fletcher explains to Nicholas Robinson why it was a matter of...

‘Guilt lane’ abolition is prime target for food firms

Manufacturers should prime themselves to take advantage of the supermarkets’ abolition of ‘guilt lanes’ by making healthy alternatives to chocolates and sweets to stock at checkouts, like the online snack...

‘Secret’ vegetarian sausages fail to impress Dragons

A mum turned food entrepreneur failed to impress investors with her range of vegetarian sausages on hit TV show Dragons’ Den last night.

Food recalls sparked by soya, nuts, gluten and sulphur dioxide

Cupcakes containing soya and chocolate fruit mix containing nuts are among the products that have been recalled over the past week.

Burton’s battles it out for Nakd

Burton’s Biscuit Company is reportedly fighting off stiff competition for Natural Balance Foods, as private equity firms and other food companies battle it out to buy the Nakd and Trek...

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.

New ‘superberry’ launched

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

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Cognitive health wars

A rise in consumer demand for brain-boosting food and drink is sparking a debate between industry and health experts. Nicholas Robinson reports