21-May-2013 - Speciality ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has acquired Swedish oat beta-glucan manufacturer Biovelop.
21-May-2013 - Turkish consumers’ interest in health and wellness is still in its infancy but growing rapidly, and means big opportunities for manufacturers of organic dairy products – particularly those targeted to children, according to Euromonitor.
21-May-2013 - The natural and familiar origins of food hydrocolloids make them ideal for clean label foods and mean they have ‘good prospects’ when communicating to consumers who focus on a products 'naturalness', say researchers.
21-May-2013 - Fraunhofer researchers in Germany have come up with a new method of adding omega-3 fatty acids to sausages, to allow German consumers to continue eating their favourite foods, but with the main nutritional benefit of fish.
21-May-2013 - With a value growth of 4.3% expected between 2012 and 2017, the prepared meals sector has been showing above-average growth in Japan.
21-May-2013 - A woman’s diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy, and her baby’s diet in early life, can affect the infant’s risk of succumbing to disease later on and this will have important implications for the food industry, a new scientific report has concluded.
21-May-2013 - A significant number of foods marketed to children in the UK are higher in fat and sugar than foods marketed to adults, suggests new research published in Public Health Nutrition.
20-May-2013 - From Nike’s Bill Bowerman being inspired by a waffle iron, to studying the behavior of herding cows for the redevelopment of Times Square, cross-pollination of ideas from different fields can generate big rewards.
20-May-2013 - Fish gelatine is rising in importance as an alternative to bovine and porcine gelatine – but there are still challenges in terms of supply, extraction and functionality.
20-May-2013 - Molecular analysis has revealed a new route for the biosynthetic production of key strawberry aromas that may help industry produce products with 'the true flavour of strawberry', researchers have revealed.
20-May-2013 - People tend to choose larger portions of foods when they are marketed as ‘healthy’, suggests new research led by a team from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
20-May-2013 - Incentivising the sale of healthy foods at the supermarket checkout could be more effective than food taxation for improving food choices, suggests a letter published in the BMJ.
17-May-2013 - Own-label food manufacturers, meat processing firms and bakery ingredients companies are among 40,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still awaiting compensation after some banks mis-sold loan ‘protection’ products which proved both damaging and difficult to exit.
17-May-2013 - A group of European health organisations has urged European Commission president José Manuel Barroso to issue a proposal on nutrient profiling as part of a wider EU goal to reduce premature deaths.
17-May-2013 - Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids could help to minimise the debilitating effects that high junk food consumption has on the brain, according to a new review of more than 180 research papers.
17-May-2013 - Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) insists its brands will continue to take market share in Russia from PepsiCo, as well as brewers hit by taxes and alcohol advertising and kiosk sales bans.
17-May-2013 - Chilled convenience food manufacturer Bakkavör claimed its wide product portfolio had allowed it to offset the effects of poor weather and the horsemeat crisis, after releasing first quarter results for the 13 weeks ended 30 March.
17-May-2013 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that a flavouring compound used to give a burnt, nutty flavour to confectionery, baked goods and some savoury products is a safety concern for human health.
17-May-2013 - Nestlé has announced a CHF 29m (€23.3m) investment in its Russian distribution facilities, citing increased demand for its products in Russia.
16-May-2013 - The key business challenges for food firms whose products aid disease management are overcoming the "huge disconnect" between the number of consumers who claim to be interested in them and the number who actually purchase them, while also making inroads into the increasing demand for “personalised products”.