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UK hint at 'challenging' junk food policy puts industry on the defensive

The UK government appears ready to ditch an industry-led, voluntary approach to tackling obesity for something “more challenging,” the Deputy chief medical officer hinted last week.

Chicken or egg? FDF director Ian Wright says that food manufacturers are following consumer demand for unhealthy food rather than leading it.

French brands pipped to the post with private label veggie range

French retailer Carrefour has launched what it claims is France's first private label range of vegetarian products - which could spur other brands to occupy this relatively undeveloped space, says a market analyst.

Healthy innovation from British start-ups: Cauliflower porridge, cinnamon water and quark

Is cinnamon water set to steal coconut water's crown, can quark ever rival Greek yoghurt and will cauliflower rice really replace oats for a healthy breakfast porridge? FoodNavigator met up with the product developers who think so.

Consumers getting to know their carbs: BENEO study

Consumers are starting to differentiate between carbohydrate types as more than 50% of participants making a distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ carbs in a 5000-strong study shows – with important implications for industry.

Gelatine is more than just a texturiser: Rousselot

Gelatine should be seen as a functional ingredient for use in ‘better for you’ products, according to gelatine supplier Rousselot.

‘Doing it for the kids’ drives desire for natural nutrition

Parents are more likely to seek out ‘natural’ food and drinks than consumers without children highlighting a growing opportunity for formulating with natural ingredients, suggests study.

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