28 Feb 2024 --- China is the latest Asian market to initiate a revision of pre-packaged F&B regulations governing the labeling of products, following similar actions taken in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines in recent years. The upcoming regulation, set to take effect later this year, is expected to establish tighter control on pre-packaged food preservatives. The changes will also...
21 Feb 2024 --- Food formulators are often required to perform a delicate balancing act, bridging performance with label friendliness, in line with growing appetites for taste experiences without any “nasties.” Food Ingredients First speaks with ingredient suppliers on the latest innovations in the “clean label” sphere, which now includes a host of new flavoring...
26 Feb 2024 --- The drive toward more sustainable food systems requires a multisolution approach that harnesses the power of new technologies like AI to uncover new opportunities, says Florian Schattenmann, Cargill’s CTO and VP of R&D and Innovation. In this exclusive interview, Schattenmann explains how the global food giant is working to enhance sustainable agriculture and...
Consumer demand for natural preservatives and clean label products in the food and beverage industry is on the rise like never before. As health-conscious consumers seek safer and more transparent options, the spotlight has shifted to natural ingredients that not only extend shelf life but also uphold the integrity of the product.This Technical Paper is from Alvinesa Natural Ingredients.
Join The World of Food Ingredients’ editor, Missy Green, for a recap of the confectionery edition, which delves into chocolate design and sweet treat offerings. We take a look at how high sugar and cocoa prices are impacting the sector and how plant-based brands are stepping up their game. We will also spotlight the sustainability of confectionery hydrocolloids—like pectin and...
German animal rights activist and influencer Peter Hübner was at Biofach 2024 exhibiting the Vegan Pete range of plant-based meat alternatives. Prior to his years of activism, Hübner worked on his grandfather’s livestock farm. His inherent familiarity with meaty flavors inspired the authentic taste profiles of Vegan Pete products made with banana blossom and jackfruit, which...
Biofach 2024: Organic sector spotlights new processing techniques, food innovation and raw materials
The recently concluded Biofach trade fair catering to members of the global organic sector was held in Nuremberg, Germany (February 13 to 16). Food Ingredients First spoke to suppliers, traders and brands active in the supply of raw materials and finished products based on ingredients free of pesticides and intensive...13 Feb 2024 - 16 Feb 2024 Messezentrum 1 90471 Nürnberg, Germany
22 Feb 2024 --- A team of South Korean researchers has formulated hybrid rice cultivated in the laboratory with cow muscle and fat cells integrated into the rice grains. The hybrid rice contains approximately 8% more protein and 7% more fat than traditional rice. The innovation is expected to offer a more economical protein source compared to traditional beef with reduced carbon emissions.The...
Non-dairy alternative formulators eye hybrid concepts and dairy price parity as innovation proliferates
28 Feb 2024 --- Globally, non-dairy alternative innovations are gaining traction, with a spike in consumer interest in ethical and sustainable F&B aligning with their health goals. Once restricted to mainly soy milk, plant-based dairy... Read More
Colors from nature: GNT leverages fruit and vegetables to formulate caramel color substitute for drinks
28 Feb 2024 --- GNT has unveiled a range of concentrates made from caramelized sugar syrup as natural substitutes to caramel (E150) color used in beverages. The colors — Exberry Shade Autumn Brown and Exberry Shade Golden Brown — are... Read More
28 Feb 2024 --- Kerry Group’s subsidiary c-LEcta and German coffee tech firm Anka have formulated a new food enzyme to reduce acrylamide in instant coffee and ready to drink coffee beverages. The enzyme Acrylerase is hailed as the “first... Read More
28 Feb 2024 --- Health and naturalness continue to drive innovation across F&B, as the COVID-19 pandemic fueled the perception and relevance of healthy eating habits. That is according to Leif Jago, global marketing manager for F&B, Taste,... Read More
Ingredient Focus : Non-dairy alternatives
Innova Market Insights data indicates that dairy alternative launches are on a growth path, featuring an 11% average annual growth rate from 2019 to 2023. Europe accounts for more than half of launches. One of the two launches is dairy alternative drinks. Pea protein, fava bean protein and potato... More
Analysis Feature Vanilla innovation
Innova Market Insights data shows that vanilla-infused products are on the rise worldwide, experiencing a 1% year-over-year growth from October 2021 to September 2023. Confectionery leads in global launches at 37%, with Vanilla Bean emerging as the fastest-growing ingredient at a 3% CAGR from October 2018 to September 2023. In the latest period, top vanilla-inclusive launches focus on Ethical...View Analysis