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.
15-May-2013 - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said that grain harvests are set to reach record levels in 2013, and wheat production is forecast to recover from last year’s reduced level.
15-May-2013 - Major retailers from five European countries have urged greater support of non-GM soy production in Brazil, as increased demand for genetically modified (GM) soy from China risks diminishing non-GM supply.
14-May-2013 - Annual global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and livestock have increased 13% since 1990 as food production has increased - with the majority coming from livestock, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute.
07-May-2013 - The number one global food brand is Nestlé’s Maggi range of instant soups, stocks, sauces, taste enhancers and noodles, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Unilever’s Knorr brand came second while PepsiCo’s Lay’s brand was third.
06-May-2013 - EHL Ingredients has introduced the smoky wheat variety freekeh to the UK food industry for use in composed foods like salads, soups and casseroles.
06-May-2013 - Consumers want to invest in a product that aligns with their values - and they do care about corporate responsibility, says Kellogg.
24-Apr-2013 - Formulators seeking reduced-sugar cookies that are also acceptable to consumers may consider inulin to replace some of the sucrose, but erythritol isn’t a valid option, suggests new research from Spain.
18-Apr-2013 - Nestlé has reported slower sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 hit by unrest in the Middle East and a cold start to spring, which affected sales of ice cream and bottled water.
10-Apr-2013 - Switzerland-based bakery firm Aryzta has finalized its €280m ($476m) takeover of German frozen bakery specialist Klemme.
10-Apr-2013 - Nestlé has released a series of deforestation guides for commodity sourcing in partnership with Conservation International, to give a clearer idea of where deforestation is occurring globally.
09-Apr-2013 - The UK could soon become a net importer of wheat for the first time in a decade, but The Federation of Bakers has said that there may be enough of the commodity on the global market to satisfy industry needs.
04-Apr-2013 - The cereal grain sorghum is a safe food for consumers with celiac disease and therefore ideal for gluten-free formulations, new research finds.
13-Mar-2013 - UK new product development (NPD) specialist Omniceutica has developed a process that transforms apple pulp and surplus fruit waste from cider making into nutrient-dense, bite-sized snacks.
12-Mar-2013 - Weetabix has invested in a re-launch of its Weetabix chocolate variant in a bid to better communicate its positive health credentials, its brand manager says.
08-Mar-2013 - Monsanto is threatening the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with legal action after the European Union’s central science agency published data relating to a Monsanto genetically modified (GM) maize form.
06-Mar-2013 - Dutch bakery ingredients supplier Zeelandia has established a joint venture with importer East West Services to expand its presence on the Russian and Kazakhstani markets.
22-Feb-2013 - Powerful antifungal compounds produced from linoleic acid found in bread flour are the key reason for sourdough bread’s mould resistant properties, and have potential to be used in a host of food and agricultural applications, say researchers.
22-Feb-2013 - Puratos has reformulated and developed new market-specific bread improvers to address flour quality fluctuations and cater to consumer taste profiles, it says.
15-Feb-2013 - German baking ingredients firm Ireks has launched a new chia seed bread mix for the UK that it claims will appeal to British consumer demand for “superfoods”.