28-Nov-2014 - The Coca-Cola Company and SAB Miller have inked a deal to combine their non-alcoholic bottling operations in Southern and East Africa into a $2.9bn turnover business that will accelerate sales in 12 high-growth countries.
27-Nov-2014 - The European Commission has approved Benexia chia oil as a novel food for use in food supplements and in place of other plant fats and oils in foods and drink applications.
27-Nov-2014 - A high intake of yogurt may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, suggests a new meta-analysis.
27-Nov-2014 - Consumers are generally able to use nutrition labelling systems to identify more and less healthy foods, but the use of different reference amounts may be confusing, say researchers.
27-Nov-2014 - The European food industry has made progress toward cutting food waste, with nearly two-thirds including wastage in their sustainability strategy, according to a new report from trade organisation FoodDrinkEurope.
27-Nov-2014 - Food fraud and error could be costing UK companies £11.2bn or 85% of profits a year, according to a report.
27-Nov-2014 - The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned several YouTube adverts for Oreos following a BBC Newsround investigation, ruling that their commercial nature was not immediately clear to viewers.
26-Nov-2014 - Mid-life consumers aged 45-54 purchase chocolate regularly and sustainable messaging should capture their attention, says Canadean.
26-Nov-2014 - When reformulating products companies shouldn’t forget about the texture as consumers don’t want to compromise on it anymore, according to Ingredion.
26-Nov-2014 - Private label groceries have not performed as well in Ireland as elsewhere in Europe, but there is significant scope for expanding market share, claims market research firm Nielsen.
26-Nov-2014 - High trans-fat consumption may be associated with declines in memory among working-age men, according to research.
26-Nov-2014 - Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of ‘new age prohibitionists’ and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers.
26-Nov-2014 - The brains behind the successful Wine Riot events in the US, Tyler Balliet, believes that winemakers should forget their own brands and simply focus on marketing wine to a new generation of consumers.
25-Nov-2014 - The global functional food market is forecast to reach $54bn (€43bn), an increase of 25% compared to the last available data from 2013, says Leatherhead Food Research.
25-Nov-2014 - Manufacturers can create reduced or no sugar hard and soft candy product extensions without the risk of changing the taste of a proven seller through reformulation, according to Cargill.
25-Nov-2014 - Members of the European Parliament’s health and environment committee last night rejected a Commission proposal that would have updated novel foods rules to allow the use of nanoparticles.
25-Nov-2014 - Salt replacer use is growing but low salt claims are not, as food companies favour a ‘quiet’ approach – but growth in gourmet table salts may threaten salt reduction efforts.
25-Nov-2014 - spiritsEUROPE revealed today that it has written to the Bulgarian Finance Minister asking him to delay a duty strip stamp change, which it warns could cost premium spirits producers.
25-Nov-2014 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) have published a 60 point plan as part of a ‘framework for action’ to improve global food and nutrition systems.
25-Nov-2014 - Direct Wines CEO Simon McMurtrie insists that bringing ‘some of the magic’ associated with movie and perfume launches into the wine world will entice a new generation of wine drinkers.