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Britain Could Ditch Metric Measurements After Brexit

24 Feb 2017 --- The UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs secretary Andrea Leadsom has hinted that Britain could return to using imperial measurements following Brexit. Exactly what that could mean for the food and beverage industry and food manufacturers is not yet clear, but she suggested that after the UK leaves the European Union in 2019, the country’s measurement system would revert to the old way.

Consumers Willing to Pay More for "All-Natural" Labeled Foods

24 Feb 2017 --- A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that expectations of product quality, nutritional content and the amount of money consumers were willing to pay increased when consumers saw a product labeled "all-natural" as compared to the same product without the label.

Kellogg's Special K Expands Line of On-the-Go Protein Snacks

24 Feb 2017 --- Kelloggs is expanding its line of portable snack options with its new Special K Nourish and Protein Snack Bites. The Special K Snack Bites are a poppable new take on the bars, that make it easy to eat on-the-go, with wholesome ingredients.

EU Regulators Poised to Approve DuPont Dow Chemical Merger

23 Feb 2017 --- Questions are being raised about the imminent US$130 billion Dow Chemical and DuPont merger after US media reports are circulating claiming the European Union regulators are on the verge of approving the deal. 

Tate & Lyle Opens CO2 Efficient Plant After $60 Million Investment

23 Feb 2017 --- Tate & Lyle PLC has opened itsnew co-generation plant at its corn wet milling facility in Loudon, Tennessee. 

EU Report Cites Antimicrobial Resistance as “Alarming Threat”

23 Feb 2017 --- The latest findings by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) show that bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials.

HSBC Strengthens “No Deforestation” Palm Oil Pledge After Greenpeace Expose

22 Feb 2017 --- HSBC has strengthened its “no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation” policy promising not to fund palm oil companies involved in rainforest destruction following a Greenpeace investigation earlier this year which linked the bank to companies destroying large areas of land. 

Mondelez Launch New Well-Being Brand as Takeover Speculation Mounts

22 Feb 2017 --- Speculation is mounting that Mondelez International could be a takeover target for Kraft Heinz after the company pulled out its bid for Unilever earlier this week, prompting conjecture that merger attention will be turned to the US confectionery giant. Shares in Mondelez have increased as a result, closing at US$44.97 on Tuesday, an increase of around 5.8%. 

Barry Callebaut Study Reveals Farmers in Ivory Coast Still Live in Poverty

22 Feb 2017 --- Even with the support of an increasing amount of sustainability projects, most cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire still live far below the poverty line. A new study executed by the French Development Agency (AFD) and Barry-Callebaut estimates that cocoa farmers earn a roughly estimated 568 West African Franc (CFA) per day, approximately €0.86. This is the direct result of low cocoa yields, on average 435 kg/ha, on already relatively small cocoa farms. 

Essentia Expand Protein Offerings with Organic Beef Products

22 Feb 2017 --- Essentia Protein Solutions, North America have announced the expansion of its ingredient portfolio to include grass-fed, USDA-certified organic beef broth products. 

INTERVIEW: New Naturex VP Highlights Quality, Authentication and Traceability

21 Feb 2017 --- Naturex recently announced the appointment of Reza Kamarei PhD, to the role of global Nutrition & Health R&D Vice President for Naturex. Kamarei holds four academic degrees in the field of nutrition and food science including a PhD in food science & technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has extensive R&D and management experience in the areas of functional ingredients, nutraceuticals, food and beverages and dietary supplements. 

SPECIAL REPORT: Alternative Proteins Trending – Plant, Insects and Marine Sources

21 Feb 2017 --- Demand for plant-based ingredients like algae, spirulina, seaweed, duckweed, pea proteins is climbing, as the appetite for pulses, non dairy or meat-free alternatives increases - even insects are getting in on the alternative protein scene. Interestingly the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables is in a ten year decline with no real progress made in Europe, the US or elsewhere despite massive health campaigns pushing for everyone, kids especially, to eat more of the good stuff. 

Kerry Reports Strong Growth, McCarthy to Retire as CEO

21 Feb 2017 --- The CEO of Kerry Group has announced he is stepping down just at the company releases its preliminary results for last year which reveal a slight climb in revenue to €6.1billion (US$6.4billion). After nine years as CEO, Stan McCarthy, will retire as chief executive in September and as a director of the Group by the end of the year. 
Taking over as chief executive designate will be Edmond Scanlon who is currently president and CEO Kerry Asia Pacific. 

Record Food and Drink Exports for Britain

21 Feb 2017 --- The amount of food and drink exports in 2016 jumped by 10.5% to a record figure of more than £20bn (US$24.8) billion) as UK manufacturers responded to rapid growth in demand for quality produce, the Food and Drink Federation has said.

KEY INTERVIEW: Andean Grain Address Demand for South American Super Grains

20 Feb 2017 --- The use of ancient grains has sky rocketed over the last few years, and the trend looks set to continue well into 2017. Increasing consumer interest in previously exotic seeds like chia and quinoa has fueled the application of seeds and grains in general.

VTT Create Vision for Smart and Consumer-Centric Food Production

20 Feb 2017 --- We are moving into the era, where food production and digitalization will merge to form a new food economy, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The transition is already under way – led by consumers. Together with companies in the sector, VTT has created three change paths towards the Food Economy 4.0. They are based on identified drivers and emerging technologies.

Kraft Withdraws $143 Billion Offer for Unilever Offer After Opposition

20 Feb 2017 --- Kraft Heinz Co. has withdrawn its $143 billion bid for Unilever two days after the approach became public amid stiff opposition from the Anglo-Dutch target to engage in discussions. Kraft Heinz blamed its withdrawn offer on early deal leaks, which it said thwarted efforts to negotiate a merger on a friendly basis. 

Bolasco Launch Reduced-Sugar Dried Cranberries for “Indulgence Without the Guilt”

20 Feb 2017 --- Consumers are increasingly embracing a healthy diet that is low in sugar. Many food manufacturers are therefore looking for ways to reduce the sugar content of their products. In line with this trend, the Hamburg-based ingredients specialist bolasco has now teamed up with its brand partner Ocean Spray to introduce reduced-sugar dried cranberries to the market.

Ardagh IPO Imminent, Likely Valuation Around €5 Billion

20 Feb 2017 --- Glass packing manufacturer, the Ardagh Group, is gearing up for its long-awaited New York Stock Exchange flotation with the stock exchange launch expected in the coming days.

Organic Revival in UK as Retail Sales Increase

20 Feb 2017 --- Sales of organic food is increasing across all sectors, according to retailers, as the UK’s appetite for organics rises with consumers willing to pay more for premium products.

What's Trending Now? June 2011

26 Jul 2011 --- Britvic Launches Drink Aerosol Can - Irish Omega-3 Fortified Bread - Ethical Chocolate in the Mainstream

Industry Innovation: Alternative Processed Fruits Source

07 Jun 2011 --- With volatile commodity prices widespread in the fruits sector, Chile can offer an alternative source to Northern Hemisphere countries; allowing manufacturers to spread their bets.

What's Trending Now? May 2011

06 Jun 2011 --- -Natural Sweeteners Break Ground -Edible Flowers Reappear - Mango and Mandarin Making a Splash

What's Trending Now? February 2011

23 Feb 2011 --- Novel Cholesterol Lowering Juice; Probiotic Used in Chocolate Milk; Chocolates go for Nutty Texture

Industry Innovation: Relishing Stability Challenges

23 Feb 2011 --- Many table sauce manufacturers start their stabilizer search with starches, as with the right modifications they can provide the required stability for ketchups, mayonnaises and dressings, canned and tomato sauces.

Clean Label Sweetening Solution

07 Feb 2011 --- Nutritis leans upon an innovative process to offer a wide range of custom-made sugars from fruits, adapted to the food industry needs, which combine naturalness and nutritional benefits.

Relishing Stability Challenges

04 Feb 2011 --- Many table sauce manufacturers start their stabilizer search with starches, as with the right modifications they can provide the required stability for ketchups, mayonnaises and dressings, canned and tomato sauces.

Industry Innovation - Fortifying with Fiber

01 Dec 2010 --- Because inulin and oligofructose are soluble fibers, they can be utilized in a variety of products including bars, beverages, cereals, baked goods, confections and dairy products.

Sensory Thrills and Oats Resurgence

01 Dec 2010 --- Innova Market Insights show us a selection of the latest trends and innovations.

Product Innovations – What's Trending Now?

04 Oct 2010 --- Innova Market Insights show us a selection of the latest trends and innovations.

Maximizing Yeast's Health Potential

01 Oct 2010 --- Lesaffre Human Care is tresenting a new probiotic yeast, for people suffering from intestinal discomfort and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Smart Apple Processing Solutions

30 Jul 2010 --- Enzymes play a crucial role in juice production, offering many benefits to manufacturers. A look at a new range of effective enzymatic solutions which are currently available for apple processors – DSM Food Specialties.

Role for Pulsed Electric Fields

29 Jul 2010 --- Pulsed electric fields allow an accelerated mass transport in plant or meat tissue and an improved release of intracellular substances.

Vitafoods 2010 Show Preview

06 May 2010 --- Key Products at Vitafoods. A guide to plan your visit to Vitafoods 2010. Some of the innovations to watch.

Feel the touch of innovation at FIE

23 Sep 2009 --- Palsgaard is a specialist in the manufacture of emulsifiers, stabilizers and other specialized ingredients for the food industry. Palsgaard provides application service to help our customers make the step between idea and production as short as possible. At the upcoming FIE, we will present new innovations within all of our application areas; bakery, confectionery, dairy, ice cream, lipid and fine foods.

Mayonnaise - Dressings & Vinegar

03 Sep 2009 --- This review focuses on ‘Mayonnaise - Dressings & Vinegar’ product launches on a global basis.

"Free From" Product Trends

01 Jun 2009 --- This review focuses primarily on global gluten free, dairy/lactose free and wheat free product launches tracked by the Innova Database

Sweet Biscuits & Cookies

01 May 2009 --- This review focuses on ‘Sweet Biscuits/Cookies’ product launches globally from the Innova Database.

Use of Weight Management Ingredients

10 Apr 2009 --- Innovative ingredients for weight management.

Gut Health and Salt Reduction

23 Dec 2008 --- Find out products with gut health and salt reduction claims. The presentation is offered by Innova Market Insights in collaboration with