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Austerity bites in to consumers ability to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables

Five-a-day? We can’t afford one a week, say 25% of Brits

Austerity and rising food prices have hit healthy eating habits hard in the UK, with one in four Brits revealing they have not bought any fresh fruit or vegetables in...

Low-fat choices likelier with traffic light labels, finds study

Consumers are more likely to buy low-fat products when they have traffic light labels, but organic foods could suffer from the system, according to research.

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

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.

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the...

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EFSA calls for experts to join scientific panels

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has urged Europe's top scientists to 'make a difference' to the food safety system by joining its teams of risk assessment experts.

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 picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...

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 developed countries reaches saturation point combined with insufficient opportunities elsewhere, but health and...

Middle East: The next gluten-free boom?

 The Middle East gluten-free market is nascent but brimming with potential thanks to a young and wealthy consumer base increasingly interested in health and wellness, market experts say.

FAO officials condemn unnecessary loss and waste of good food

Private and public sectors actions must take ‘coordinated and forceful’ actions to help to reduce supply chain waste and change consumer behaviours, say FAO officials.

Teatime tweets drive food manufacturers’ sales

Timing social media posts to reach customers at key times of the day – such as before teatime – is helping food manufacturers to boost sales and engage new customers,...

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Eastern Europe and Asia lead the way in fresh food consumption

Consumption of fresh food was strongest in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific in 2013, while the market for fresh food in Western Europe declined slightly, according...

Food Vision 2014

Final preparations underway for Food Vision 2014

Final preparations are underway for Food Vision 2014, the event that brings together global food and drink industry leaders at Cannes in the south of France to discuss key topics...

Private label growth: UK consumer data suggests private label trend is here to stay

Private label products have continued to grow in market share despite the UK economic recovery, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel that suggests the trend for own-brand goods may...

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One week to go: FoodNavigator’s Sugar Debate separates the fact from the fiction

Sugar has been linked to everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that? Our free-to-attend debate aims to tackle...

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Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

Coca-Cola Hellenic reveals interest in Pulpy Super Milky style dairy mixed drinks

Coca-Cola Hellenic says it is exploring the technological aspects of filling dairy and juice-based mixed drinks but agrees with Refresco Gerber that Western European markets are not quite ready.

Belgian consumers confused by EU shelf life labels

Almost a third of Belgian consumers do not understand the difference between 'best before' and 'use by' labels, say researchers, who warn their findings have implications for food safety and...

Europain 2014

Philibert Savours CEO: Organic cuts my world in two

Philibert Savours CEO said a new organic variety in the firm’s Campasine bread mix line may offer value-added possibilities and be closer to his own ethos, but the firm must provide something...

British Sugar welcomes WHO added sugar guidance – with a caveat

British Sugar has welcomed the WHO’s continued recommendation that added sugars should account for less than 10% of total calories – although it has said it is concerned about advice...

Roses are red, violets are blue, and so is chocolate, says Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut says chocolate makers can produce products in novel colors far easier with its new flower-shaped food colorant pellets compared to using high doses of powder and liquid dyes....

Yili expands with European research centre

Chinese dairy group, Yili, has launched a European research and development centre at Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands. 

Indena sees potential in Romania and Moldova

Romania and Moldova may still be small markets, but Indena says it sees in them what it saw in Poland 20 years ago.

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How does sugar affect health? Find out at FoodNavigator’s Sugar Debate: Separating Fact from Fiction

Sugar – at least in excess – has been blamed for everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that?

Bread and cereal highest contributors to children’s salt intake: Study

A professor of cardiovascular medicine has said industry must get their act together after his UK study found bread and cereal to collectively be the highest contributors to salt consumption...

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