22-Apr-2013 - Aggrieved companies and trade groups have already mounted legal actions against the EU’s strict health claim laws – they are in process – but the regulation’s workings could face fresh challenge from governments signed up to the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to a Brussels-based legal expert.
22-Mar-2013 - Hot and spicy, mac ‘n’ cheese, natural, healthy, clean label and cheap are just a handful of the demands ingredients firms face when developing snack seasonings, Kerry Ingredients & Flavors says.
21-Mar-2013 - A new interactive graphical database offering market insights for food and beverage ingredients will help manufacturers and suppliers identify new trends and grow their business, according to RTS.
13-Mar-2013 - The fight for public health should not be against obesity, but rather the dangerous metabolic conditions that both obese and non-obese people suffer from. And the prime target for those diseases is sugar, says Professor Robert Lustig.
12-Mar-2013 - Rapid microbiology has a big part to play in addressing the speed that foodborne diseases spread across the world, according to bioMérieux.
05-Mar-2013 - Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.
04-Mar-2013 - Alcohol-free malt beverages are big business in the Middle East and there were plenty of varieties on show at Gulfood last week. Symrise brewmaster and category development manager Wilhelm Resanovic caught up with FoodNavigator at the show, where the company showcased a malty drink - without the malt.
28-Feb-2013 - Zeelandia is a Dutch bakery ingredients supplier with more than 20 years’ experience in the Middle East. FoodNavigator asks about the challenges it has had to overcome to achieve market success in the region.
26-Nov-2012 - Dried distillers grain, produced during ethanol processing has until now only found use in animal feed. But that could soon change after US researchers developed a way to turn this by-product in to a value-added food grade ingredient.
23-Nov-2012 - How manufacturers incorporate stevia into new products and how they position products with consumers are equally important for market success, says Cargill's sales director, health products for EMEA, Olivier du Chatelier.
21-Nov-2012 - Food companies should be cautious about when and how they talk about salt reduction, according to Euromonitor International's global head of health and wellness research Ewa Hudson.
19-Nov-2012 - Europe's population is getting older, bringing a range of nutrition-related health concerns to the fore, including how to maintain muscle mass as we age - an issue thought to be closely related to protein consumption.
16-Nov-2012 - Can bioinformatics help to add business value? Is industry innovation being put on hold for blending? And how is a shift towards ‘pure’ products affecting the market.The NutraIngredients and FoodNavigator team reflects on our highlights from the final day at HIE in Frankfurt.
15-Nov-2012 - How will banning the term 'probiotic' change how companies conduct business, can stevia ever be a 'drop in' solution, and who were the big winners at the NuW awards this year?The FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients team reflects on highlights from day two at HIE in Frankfurt.
14-Nov-2012 - Is there hope for probiotic health claims after all? What are the opportunities in functional foods? And how should companies appeal to consumers with reduced sugar and reduced salt products? The FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients team reflects on highlights from day one at HIE in Frankfurt.
09-Nov-2012 - A new risk management tool for flavouring substances, additives and food contact materials is due to be completed in the coming weeks, drawing together data on food chemical occurrence, concentration and food intake, says Dr Tracy McCrorie of the University of Ulster.
05-Nov-2012 - The energy drink market is the fastest growing segment of the European soft drinks industry, so how are newcomers looking to get in on the action?
31-Oct-2012 - Palm oil producers and traders have been looking for new production areas as expansion in environmentally sensitive regions in Southeast Asia has become increasingly difficult - but Latin American and African production must embrace sustainable standards from the beginning, says RSPO secretary general Darrel Webber.
24-Oct-2012 - 'Snackified' traditional foods are among the latest snack trends on show at SIAL in Paris this week, where better-for-you snacks have made a strong appearance.
23-Oct-2012 - There is big interest in locally produced food in Europe – and interest is growing, according to Sophie de Reynal, marketing manager for Nutrimarketing.