09-Dec-2013 - UK retailers like Morrisons’, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are backing an international ‘responsible’ fish oil certification earned by 100 processing factories in 9 countries and representing 40% of global fish oil and fishmeal outputs.
09-Dec-2013 - A recent UAE government report shows the number of organic producers has flourished in the region.
09-Dec-2013 - A growing awareness about healthier foods and lifestyle diseases like diabetes and an expanding expat population are fuelling demand for organic food products in the Middle East.
09-Dec-2013 - A plan to build grain silos in the second-smallest emirate could help improve food security in the region, if political threats materialise.
09-Dec-2013 - The European Cocoa Association (ECA) is campaigning to exclude cocoa-based products such as chocolate from mandatory origin labeling foreseen in mooted EU legislation.
09-Dec-2013 - Foods may taste better when they carry eco-friendly labels – at least for consumers who are concerned about sustainability, according to a study published in PLoS ONE.
09-Dec-2013 - Despite ever-growing consumer demand, when it comes to low fat reformulation a number of key challenges remain - and industry cannot take a 'one size fits all' approach.
09-Dec-2013 - Environmental groups have welcomed a no deforestation policy from the world’s largest palm oil trader Wilmar International.
09-Dec-2013 - A new sector-specific engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK aims to tackle the current skills gap in food engineering, with the first students starting next year.In this guest article, director of employment and skills at the Food and Drink Federation, Angela Coleshill, explains what such a degree means for food industry employers.
06-Dec-2013 - A Mérieux NutriSciences company has inaugurated a laboratory dedicated to microbiology testing in France.
06-Dec-2013 - Nestlé is selling its 10% stake in Swiss flavors and fragrances giant Givaudan, the firm announced Friday.
06-Dec-2013 - Leatherhead to invest in research for a Glycaemic Index (GI) health claim, which it plans to eventually present to EFSA.
06-Dec-2013 - In many cases, it's no longer enough for a food colour to be natural: Increasingly companies are seeking colouring foodstuffs, concentrated from foods themselves. FoodNavigator explored the evolving natural colours sector at FIE in Frankfurt.
06-Dec-2013 - Using cultures and enzymes taps into consumer demand for natural foods, while providing ways to reduce salt, fat and sugar in dairy products, according to Chr. Hansen.
05-Dec-2013 - Unilever will reduce its number of stock-keeping units (SKUs) by 30% by the end of 2014, delegates were told at the firm’s investor seminar in London on Thursday.
05-Dec-2013 - We gave the European food industry a check-up at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), talking with some of the industry's top ingredients players about EU health claims, economic recovery and how to remain competitive on a global stage.
05-Dec-2013 - A short-term pilot study claims that a lactic acid bacterium holds potential for use in sugar-free candies to reduce the risk of dental caries.
05-Dec-2013 - The trend for high-protein products is gathering pace globally, with more than 10% of new launches using protein claims, as a softer approach to health moves the industry away from probiotic claims, according to data from Innova Market Insights.
05-Dec-2013 - The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has asked for views on Nutrisure Ltd's application of standard equivalence for chia seeds grown in South America.
05-Dec-2013 - The journey to find the reasons behind food recalls this week takes us to USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia and Germany where we find allergen concerns and incorrect labelling prompting action.