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Emerging markets are key engine for global alcohol drinks growth, analyst

The sale of global alcoholic drinks improved for all categories globally in 2010, with emerging markets reaffirming their role as the “main engine for growth”, claims industry analyst Euromonitor.

Italy loses EU court battle to retain 'unlawful' chocolate sales name

Italy has lost a long-running legal battle after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the nation's chocolate producers were guilty of breaking union regulations relating to pack labelling.

Post recession trends in processing and packaging caught up with Ishida Europe’s Torsten Giese at the Emballage show in Paris last week to discover his take on how the sector is recovering from the global recession...


EU food safety left rudderless by Commission move on BPA

The hand on the tiller that is food safety in Europe has been left somewhat unsteady by the recent regulatory actions taken by the European Commission on BPA and food...

No decision on ‘no added salt’ and’ x% less fat/salt/sugar’ claims until 2011

Manufacturers waiting to find out whether they will be allowed to use terms including ‘no added salt’ and ‘low-Gi’ under the EU health claims Regulation will now have to wait...

UK to adopt case-by-case approach to online marketing crackdown

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) will tackle potential online breaches of its new digital marketing code one case at a time, but industry has called for further guidance at...

FrieslandCampina to close two cheese plants

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has announced its plans to close two of its cheese plants in the Netherlands, Varsseveld and Leerbroek, and will invest €47m to improve efficiency at five...

Packaging innovation centred on convenience, analysts

Beverage packaging design will revert away from a recent shift towards cost effectiveness, and back to longer-term trends such as added value and convenience, as countries begin to emerge from...

Natural and healthy confectionery set to stay, says Kerry

Healthier and more natural confectionery is a trend that is set to continue, claims the confectionery division of leading supplier Kerry Ingredients.

Gluten-free buckwheat crackers pass taste quality test

Gluten free crackers enriched with buckwheat flour may offer functional benefits without affecting sensory properties or product quality, according to a new study.

Tate & Lyle agrees sale of molasses business

Tate & Lyle has agreed the sale of its molasses business to W&R Barnett for £67 million cash, a deal that is consistent with its strategy to dispose of its...

Danisco adds clear versions to xanthan gum line

Danisco has added to its line of high performance Grinsted xanthan gums with new transparent versions opening up its use in applications like dressings and beverages where clarity is required.

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IUFoST delegates agree food security principles

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) has released its outline plan of work for the global food science and technology community, known as the Cape Town Declaration,...

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Physically optimised flours signal clean-label shift in convenience foods

With a clear clean-label trend affecting food formulation across Europe, one of the key sectors is core commodities such as flour, where so-called physically optimised (heat treated) flours are gaining...

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Univar to distribute Wild Flavors' stevia in Europe

Wild Flavors has appointed Univar to distribute its range of Sunwin stevia products, sweetener blends and taste modification technologies in Europe and the Middle East.

Scientists call for mycotoxin screening in infant food

Complementary food for infants in developing countries, especially where corn is a staple food, should be protected against the mycotoxin fumonisin, according to an international team of scientists.

Peanut, milk, egg allergen thresholds expected in 2012

Significant progress on defining action levels/thresholds for the unintentional presence of allergens such as peanuts, milk and eggs is expected in 2012.

Functional bread won’t go mainstream yet, says analyst

Functional bread has significant potential but its widespread appeal is some way off due to cost and sensory challenges, claims a Datamonitor researcher.

EC must reverse decision on out-of-quota sugar and release internally, CIUS

The CIUS is calling for the European Commission to act now to keep sugar supplies within the EU market rather than export the sweetener, with it claiming that EU based...

Travel sector showing positive sales growth for Ferrero

Chocolate giant Ferrero has recently released a string of travel snack items after analysts reported a strong growth surge in the travel confectionery category over the past two years.

European consumers deliver verdict on food risks

Chemical contamination tops European consumer fears over food related risks, closely followed by antibiotic and hormones in meat, animal cloning and pollutants, according to a new survey commissioned by the...

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Bosch conference explores coffee trends

This week Bosch held its third Coffee Symposium in Waiblingen Germany, bringing together more than 70 international customers, representatives and experts in the coffee industry.

Carbery gains consumer thumbs up for hydrolysed protein

Carbery has received positive feedback on the sensory properties of its Optipep SN hydrolysed whey protein in consumer research involving serious sports enthusiasts and users of sports nutrition products.

Beauty-enhancing ‘functional foods’ gain momentum

Anti-ageing drinks and bread promoting health and beauty are amongst products gaining pace around the globe, according to Datamonitor's Product Launch Analytics.

Protected status application for ‘Jersey Butter’ rejected

An application to register Jersey Butter with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) has been rejected.

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