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New product trend tracker: Variety for veggies, organic for kids and bringing yogurt out of breakfast

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 15:00
With exponential demand growth for organic and vegetarian options, food makers have focused innovation on these areas with the launch of a new meat-free range from Eden and a significant commitment from Danone to bulk up its organic options.

Newtrition Health Innovation Challenge: BASF calls for proposals

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 13:00
BASFâs human nutrition brand Newtrition is on the hunt for innovators and entrepreneurs to participate in the first-ever Newtrition Health Innovation Challenge.

EC calls for stronger food labelling enforcement actions

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 10:56
The European Commissionâs health and food safety representative, Vytenis Andriukaitis, has called on Member States to take tougher enforcement action on food labelling amid calls for increased regulation.

Kraft Heinz Campbell merger ‘could make sense’ if deal is snack-focused, but timing may not be right, says analyst

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 16:25
The rumored Campbell Soup sale to Kraft Heinz has sparked debate among industry analysts on whether or not it would be a smart move for both CPG players. Taking a closer look at the potential deal some benefits for both companies start to emerge.

Innova sees plant-based promise in lupin, hemp and flax seed

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 14:30
Lupin, hemp and flaxseed are set to rise in popularity as consumers look for more "unusual" ingredients in dairy alternative products, predicts Innova Market Insights.

Listeria, Salmonella and Clostridium botulinum recalls

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 14:00
The Greenyard Foods recall continued to expand this week, with retailers forced to pull products from the shelves in further European markets due to fears that frozen vegetable products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Low fibre intake linked to depression, study finds

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 13:30
Low dietary fibre intake has been linked to the onset of depressive symptoms, research published in scientific journal Nutrition reveals.

MEPs push for a dual quality on-pack logo

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 11:48
Manufacturers could add a logo to food and drink packaging that tells consumers the product's content and quality is the same in all EU countries, consumer protection politicions said yesterday.

NGO coalition urges EU legislators to end child labor on cocoa farms as chocolate companies embrace ‘level-playing field’

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:30
Voice Network, an association of NGOs and trade unions, has urged EU policy makers to make mandatory compliance with Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) to end human rights violations and environmental destruction in cocoa supply chains.

Palm oil rich with vitamin E linked to improved cognitive function in mice

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:30
Researchers in Malaysia induced Alzheimerâs Disease in mice and supplemented palm-derived tocotrienol, a type of vitamin E. They found a link between the vitamin and improvements in brain function.

UK retailers strike agreement to protect Antarctic wildlife from krill fishing

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:23
Representatives of the krill fishing industry and the UKâs leading retailers have joined Greenpeace in the formation of a voluntary agreement to restrict fishing in key areas around the Antarctic Peninsula.

From Mamenoka to green tea noodles Japanese foods tap health demand

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:00
Japanese food exporters are growing their presence in the UK and other European markets as they work to capitalise on the healthy image of food from Japan.

Encapsulated curcumin shows potential to rival tartrazine as yellow food color

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 14:20
With demand for natural food colors continuing to increase, supercritical antisolvent (SAS) technology may allow for encapsulated curcumin to replace artificial tartrazine, according to a new study from scientists in Colombia and Spain.

EFSA to consider limits for kaurenoic acid in stevia

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 11:41
EFSA may recommend limits for the impurity kaurenoic acid in stevia but suppliers have played down safety fears.

'Not particularly good news': Processing strips maize of healthy nutrients

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 10:07
The process of making corn flakes strips maize of its healthy phenolic compounds and tocopherols, meaning fortification with additives is the best solution to make corn products healthier, scientists have found.

Personalized, smart packaging will dominate online grocery shopping by 2025

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 09:37
As the world of e-grocery continues to grow, Tetra Pak predicts a rise in personalization, smart packaging and sustainability over the coming years.

300,000-strong survey 'confirms positive impact' of NutriScore logo

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:56
Leading French retailer E.Leclerc is definitively backing the NutriScore logo after a survey of 300,000-consumers showed it is best in encouraging healthy food choices, especially among younger shoppers and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

‘A new era in food safety’: Clear Labs wants to disrupt the food safety sector

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:46
Food safety specialist Clear Labs has unveiled what it describes as âthe first automated systemâ for routine pathogen testing that takes advantage of âadvanced DNA sequencing and bioinformaticsâ.

Is the UK's €5.3bn ready meal market missing a trick?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:29
No organic ready meals, 'double standards' in meat labelling and too few vegetarian options. Manufacturers in Europe's biggest ready meal market, the UK, are failing to seize a business opportunity, a new report says.

Europe mulls tougher crackdown on unfair trade practices

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:12
The European Parliament is examining a proposed Directive to toughen proposals targeting unfair trading practices in the supply chain.

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