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Milk Market Observatory will aid shift to post-quota Europe

A European Milk Market Observatory has been launched by the European Commission this week, offering a ‘one-stop shop’ for market data.  

Danes back food supplements (even if their government does not)

Despite healthy diets and a lack of government support, food supplement use in Denmark is among the highest in Europe, the Danish Food Institute (NFI) has concluded after a survey.

Easter bunny boils over rising chocolate prices

Near record-high cocoa butter prices have driven up the cost of chocolate production by as much as 20%; a price hike that will likely be seen on shelf, according to commodity analysts Mintec.

MSM added to sports nutrition safe list in the UK

A form of joint health and sports nutrient, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has made it onto the approved list of UK third party testing service Informed-Sport, a “big league” promotion according to an American supplier.

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INNOBEV SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: MOMS FEAR 'CRASHES AND SPIKES'

'Working moms have hidden energy drink habit', BENEO warns from BeverageDaily.com

Working moms are ‘hidden’ heavy users of energy drinks but are a group that would rush to buy healthier products providing sustained energy without spikes and crashes, BENEO says.

Chewing the fat: Calorie perception of hard and soft food differs from FoodNavigator.com

People perceive foods that are hard to have fewer calories than soft equivalents, according to new research published in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Dystopian drinks? ‘Beverages that beep, bleep, yell and waft scents at shoppers’ from BeverageDaily.com

Manufacturers will spend more on designing packages that ‘blink, beep, yell and waft scents at shoppers', according to food packaging expert Joe Kerry from University College Cork.

DEFRA gives GM camelina omega-3 project go-ahead from NutraIngredients.com

The UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has granted permission for field trials of genetically modified (GM) camelina plants that accumulate omega-3s in their seeds.

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Fruit ingredients shows super European growth

Fruit ingredients shows super European growth

Food manufacturers have pampered to health-conscious Europeans with a raft of new fruit-based product launches in 2013,...

Sluggish growth predicted for global packaged foods markets

Sluggish growth predicted for global packaged foods markets

A slowdown in global packaged food markets is expected over the next five years as supply in...

BELFRIT leads Europe in botanicals harmonisation as Italy affirms 1000-strong list

BELFRIT leads Europe in botanicals harmonisation as Italy affirms 1000-strong list

Italy has legally adopted a harmonised list of about 1000 approved botanicals for use in food supplements,...

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as...

Further horsemeat tests ordered

Further horsemeat tests ordered

A new round of tests to see if beef products contain horse has been ordered by the...

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