23-May-2013 - Fresh, locally-sourced fruit, vegetables and legumes must replace foods high in fat and sugar in the EU’s fund for Most Deprived, says the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA).
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 - South Wales-based Biocatalysts Ltd has introduced an enzyme to retain the firmness of soft fruits and vegetables during processing.
14-May-2013 - Groupe Danone has acquired a 92% stake in US-based organic baby food company Happy Family, saying that it intends to step up development of the company and its brands.
29-Apr-2013 - Frozen fruit specialist Lamex Food Group will buy a majority stake in Serbian red fruit processor to boost business and protect the group’s supply chain, its CEO says.
25-Apr-2013 - Frutarom has said it will close its Loxstedt-Nesse spice refining facility in Germany and expand production at nearby sites.
23-Apr-2013 - An international study into food allergies has been launched which hopes to establish a standardised approach to allergen management for companies involved in food manufacturing.
15-Apr-2013 - The antifungal and antiaflatoxigenic properties of the curry tree make it a ‘prominent’ natural preservative that has potential to replace synthetic food preservatives in the future, researchers suggest.
15-Apr-2013 - Potato varieties, blanching times and frying temperatures can all affect acrylamide levels in potato chips, according to a study just published in the Journal of the Science of Food & Agriculture.
12-Apr-2013 - New data on infants’ consumption of sugar suggests that more than a quarter of young children are at risk of poor oral health, according to the UK’s Dental Hygiene Foundation.
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.
08-Apr-2013 - Our approach to food is ripe for reinvention – and the food industry is just at the beginning of what it can achieve through innovation, according to Microsoft mogul and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates.
08-Apr-2013 - Naturex has introduced a range of 100% fruit and vegetable powders produced through a low-temperature spray drying process that better preserves flavour, colour and nutrition.
08-Apr-2013 - Nestlé and UK supermarkets Sainsbury’s and the Cooperative Group have entered into a pilot project to improve the environmental performance of some of their products, say the project’s organisers at the Product Sustainability Forum (PSF).
05-Apr-2013 - An understanding of psychology could help persuade people to make more sustainable dietary choices – and even steer their preferences, according to Dr Andrew Bodey, analyst at sustainability consultancy Best Foot Forward.
03-Apr-2013 - Unilever has said it now sources more than a third of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, up from just 14% two years ago and 24% in 2011.
29-Mar-2013 - Bombay Sapphire’s new master distiller Nik Fordham tells BeverageDaily.com it is an ‘exciting time’ for the Bacardi-owned spirit in terms of brand extensions, while the broader gin category is enjoying a renaissance.
28-Mar-2013 - Nestlé has opened a new System Technology Center in Switzerland that brings together on one site the expertise it uses to combine products, capsules and machines such as those used in its Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto beverage systems.
04-Mar-2013 - Understanding and adapting to Middle Eastern consumer needs is crucial for introducing new brands in the region, according to food distributor Federal Foods.
25-Feb-2013 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya has launched a new campaign to highlight the implications of European food waste – and has called for new ways to process and market ‘ugly’ produce.