Ready Meals

Ulrick & Short Launch Solution to Cut Sugar in Ready Meals by 30%

22 Dec 2016 --- Ingredient manufacturer Ulrick & Short has developed a new sugar displacement product that will reduce the sugar content of savory products by up to 30%.

Nissin Foods USA Makes a Historic Recipe Change to Improve its Iconic Cup Noodles Product Lineup

15 Sep 2016 --- Nissin Foods, the inventor of instant ramen, announced a significant recipe change for its iconic Cup Noodles brand in the U.S. For the first time in its recent history, the beloved noodle brand is taking a step forward in improving its nutritional makeup by reducing sodium, removing added MSG and removing artificial flavors. Celebrating the 45th anniversary of Cup Noodles, Nissin is making thoughtful nutritional changes to its product while maintaining a great taste fans love – all at the same, affordable price.

LGR Packaging Is A New Exhibitor For Cardboard Packaging At Fachpack 2016

28 Jul 2016 ---  LGR will present there its global offer for offset printed cardboard packaging: litho-printed laminated boxes for many sectors (food, wine and spirits, household equipment, DIY tools, toys, electronics, etc.), solidboard folding cartons and leaflets for the pharmaceutical market, Premium packaging.

Jos. A. Magnus & Co. Relaunches Historic Murray Hill Club Whiskey Brand

19 July 2016 --- Jos. A. Magnus & Co. announces the relaunch of Murray Hill Club Whiskey – a blended bourbon made from whiskeys ranging in age from 9-18 years. Joseph Magnus' Murray Hill Club Whiskey, first introduced in 1892, was reportedly one of the finest whiskeys on the market prior to Prohibition. The relaunched product was created using blending techniques that were regularly employed in Magnus' era but were largely lost with Prohibition.

Alaskan Brewing Co. Arrives In Ohio This Month

11 July 2016 --- Alaskan Brewing Co., one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement and the nation's 22nd-largest craft brewery*, officially arrives in the Buckeye State this month with a launch of a range of products sure to excite Ohio beer drinkers. The tasty voyage begins with a ceremonial first pour at 5:30 p.m. on July 15 at Jungle Jim's International Market located at 5440 Dixie Hwy in Fairfield. The celebration expands into a full launch statewide the week of July 18th.

Fire Cider Announces USDA Organic Certification and New Distribution at Sprouts

05 July 2016 --- Fire Cider, the spicy, sweet and tangy apple cider vinegar and honey tonic, is now available at Sprouts Farmers Market. In addition, Shire City Herbals announces that the entire Fire Cider line – the product meets all federal USDA guidelines for organic agriculture, harvesting and processing.

Toxic Arsenic in Rice Reduced by Up to 50 Percent Using an Eco-Friendly Approach

09 Jun 2016 --- A team of researchers has found that incorporating rice husk to soil can decrease toxic inorganic arsenic levels in rice grain by 25 to 50 percent without negatively affecting yield.

Instant Noodles Can Contain More Salt Than 12 Packets of Crisps, Says CASH

24 May 2016 --- New research by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) has revealed there is more to flavored instant noodles than hot water. Many are dangerously high in salt i.e. greater than 5g per serving and even more surprisingly contain large amounts of hidden sugar.

Opinion Edge: An Eye on Savory Trends and Flavors

01 May 2016 ---  Key suppliers offer their thoughts on read meal trends. How far can we go in terms of convenience without sacrificing taste, quality & naturalness and how is technology helping?

Nestlé Beats Analysts’ Expectations With 3.9 Percent Sales Lift

14 Apr 2016 --- Nestlé has reported a sales lift of 3.9 percent on a like-for-like basis in the first quarter, ahead of analysts’ expectation, helped by strong performances in Europe, South East Asia and Africa.

Technomic: Pizza Category Continues to Grow, Demand is Increasing for Better-For-You Choices

14 Apr 2016 --- Pizza consumption is trending at its highest level in the past four years, and showing growth for pizza-focused concepts across channels. To maintain this momentum and stay ahead in the competitive pizza space, operators must innovate and adapt to consumers’ evolving demands for unique, high-quality and better-for-you pizza ingredients and add-ons.

UK "Essentials" Have Higher Salt Content Than Before, Finds Study

01 March 2016 --- A number of everyday UK shopping basket "essentials" now contain more salt than before – with canned tomato soup, cheddar cheese and chilled ready meals being among the worst offenders, according to research by the campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH). This is despite the major progress made prior to 2010 when the salt reduction program was under the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Campbell Announces Support for Labelling of GMOs

11 Jan 2016 --- Campbell Soup Company has announced its support for the enactment of federal legislation to establish a single mandatory labeling standard for foods derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 

Arcadia Biosciences and BGI to Create Global Non-GM Genetic Resource for Rice

09 Dec 2015 --- Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company, and BGI, the world’s largest genomics organization, announced a collaboration to create an extensive rice genetic resource library to advance food crop research and development.

Nestlé Revives South Africa’s Love for Morogo With New Maggi Variety

02 Dec 2015 --- Strange as it might sound, a new variety of Maggi noodles is using a common plant that some people dismiss as a weed. It’s a potentially risky strategy for such a well-known brand, but there is sound reasoning behind the launch, and serious research to back it up.

Salt of the Earth Launches Product to Reduce Sodium by Up to 45%

10 Nov 2015 --- Salt of the Earth has launched Umamix, its new sodium reduction ingredient for hamburgers and processed meat. The product has been reported to reduce sodium by up to 45% in some applications.

2 Sisters Invests $84 Million to Drive Growth in Meal Solutions Division

24 Sep 2015 --- 2 Sisters Food Group (‘2 Sisters’), one of the UK’s largest food producers, has announced that it is investing £55 million (US$84 million) in its Meal Solutions Division to support further growth, create state of the art manufacturing facilities and secure jobs. 2 Sisters’ Meal Solutions produces a range of products including ready meals, soups and sauces. 

General Mills Agrees Deal to Sell Green Giant and Le Sueur

04 Sept 2015 --- US food giant General Mills has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods, Inc for approximately $765 million in cash, subject to an inventory adjustment at closing. 

Nomad Foods To Acquire Findus Sverige in €700m Deal

14 Aug 2015 --- Nomad Foods Limited has announced today that it has entered into an option agreement with LionGem Sweden 1 AB to acquire Findus Sverige AB and its subsidiaries for approximately €700m. 

Nestlé Opens 12th Global Center of Excellence

28 Jul 2015 --- Nestlé USA has opened its new Nestlé Research & Development Center in Solon, Ohio, and marked the completion of a $50 million, two-year project to establish a global center dedicated to transforming the way the world enjoys frozen and chilled foods. In the new 144,000 square foot facility, Nestlé R&D Solon will balance consumer-centered innovation with technology leadership.