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Non-GM verification for European companies exporting to US

Cert ID Europe has developed a new non-GM verification scheme for food and ingredient companies wishing to avoid genetically modified ingredients – without the need for full non-GM certification.

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 2014: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT!

Russia boosts small baby food packs

Stand-up pouches saw an increase of 33% (80m units) in the US in 2013, and will be one of the fastest growing types of packaging up to 2017, according to Euromonitor International.

Decoding the future of healthy bakery

 Governments, NGOs and consumers are driving change in the bakery sector, but how can industry keep up? What’s the next direction for healthy bakery? And will this future need to...

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Danone: How will we feed 9bn people?

A Danone France leader says providing a growing planet with a safe, sufficient food supply down the road is a challenge the industry must meet now.

Vegetarian diet could slash blood pressure: Meta-analysis

Consuming a vegetarian diet may be associated with lower blood pressure, and as such could be used to reduce blood pressure and heart disease risk, say researchers.

Hostile commodity prices stunt growth for German confectioners: BDSI

Strong commodity price increases in 2013 impeded growth for the German confectionery, according to the Germany Confectionery Industry Association’s (BDSI’s) annual review.

Changing face of food safety in 2014

Increasing food microbiology testing, growing use of rapid microbial methods and booming business for food contract testing labs are three trends identified by Strategic Consulting, Inc

Protein chocolate muscling into mainstream, says Noi Sirius

The booming protein market is starting to move beyond hardcore bodybuilders, according to Iceland’s premier chocolate producer.

Building wine brands in the UK…An even tougher trick to pull

The shift in UK wine drinking from bars towards the home throughout the recession and punitive taxes means that brand building is now an even more difficult proposition, according to...

ChocOBeer: When beer and chocolate collide

Carré Chocolates has introduced ChocOBeer; a brand of beer-filled chocolates that it claims will be a hit in Asia.

Two-thirds of fish to come from fish farms by 2030: FAO

Two-thirds of all fish harvested for food is likely to come from fish farms by 2030, according to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Live from Probiota 2014

Data eater: EU probiotic yoghurt market to drop 4.5% by 2018; supplements on the up

The market for probiotic yoghurt in 20 key European Union markets will fall 4.5% in the five years between now and 2018, but the overall sector trend remains positive, Euromonitor...

Alternative snack protein: “Hybrid” meat wins over insects, lentils and seaweed

Locusts, lentils, seaweed or “hybrid” meat? Researchers have found that consumers prefer the thought of non-specified meat substitute snacks over those containing insects or seaweed. 

Pretty packaging beats McDonald's wrappers

The aesthetics of food packaging is as important as branding to pre-school children, according to a University of Calgary study.

EU food fraud promises slammed one year after horse meat

Food fraud measures from the European Commission after the horse meat scandal have ‘changed nothing on the ground’, according to a consumer group.

Special edition: Polyphenols

Polyphenol use rises 69% in 5 years (but do people get it?)

Polyphenol use in functional food and drink marketing has shot up 69% since 2009 even as consumer understanding remains low and approved global health claims extremely limited. But can it continue?

Japanese cuisine fastest growing in EMEA

Consumers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have a taste for Japanese cuisine and manufacturers can tap into this with meal, spice and oil kits, says Euromonitor.

Manufacturers changing packaging for OAPs

The German Packaging industry will grow at an annual rate of 1.05% (by volume in million units) by 2017 but heavier and fragile glass will decline at an annual rate...

Health and wellness: Don’t mention the ‘D’ word (diet!)

Diet is becoming a dirty word, consumers prefer health and wellness, says Leatherhead.

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

Leatherhead: The future consumer is savvy and sceptical

The coming year will see a more sceptical consumer who demands greater traceability, sustainability and honesty on pack, according to a Leatherhead analyst.

Researchers unveil 'comprehensive' test to detect genetic modification in foods

A new comprehensive test that combines two well-known genetic analysis methods into a single test could help enforce stricter regulation of genetically modified foods in the future, say researchers.

THE FOODNAVIGATOR-USA BUSINESS LEADERS ROUND TABLE DEBATE

Highlights from FoodNavigator-USA’s CEO debate: From GMOs to gourmet popcorn, plant eggs & the rise and rise of gluten-free…

What keeps the CEOs of some of the most innovative US food and beverage firms awake at night? 

Dutch top Oxfam’s global food index

The Dutch have the highest quality, most affordable food in the world while the UK ranks among the worst for affordability in Western Europe, according to Oxfam’s new global food index....

I'll have what they're having: Do social norms influence food choices?

Social norms, including having a knowledge of other people's eating habits, has a distinct influence on our own food choices, according to new data from a new meta-analysis.

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