22 Oct 2021 --- The European Parliament has released a report that outlines areas for improving Europe’s “Farm to Fork Strategy,” originally proposed by the EU Commission in May 2020. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and FoodDrinkEurope have since applauded Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for adopting this stance.
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Sweet snacking: Better-for-you solutions maintain hold while “niche fruits” and cheese flavors elevate NPD
19 Oct 2021 --- Indulgence is continually top of mind for consumers who look toward confectionery and sweet bakery products for comfort. With the “guilt-free” indication trending in branding for some time now, solutions that help reduce saturated fat and sugar maintain their hold on the market. In flavor trend developments for the sweet snacking space, “niche fruits”...
20 Oct 2021 --- Flavor and fragrance titan Givaudan has unveiled an ashwagandha infusion, tapping into the COVID-19-induced megatrend for mood-enhancing F&B products. The liquid extract enables easier formulation into functional foods and beverages with improved solubility and taste, taking the ingredient beyond supplements.
High fiber foods and beverages are known for their health benefits related to digestive health and immune health. Fiber is being added to a broad range of foods and beverages, making these health benefits more accessible to consumers. Products with a fiber claim often also feature digestive health claims and immune health claims.
Clean and clear labels have moved from trends to industry staples across the Food and Beverage market, driven by high consumer demand. Consumers want food products containing natural, familiar and simple ingredients, easy to understand and recognize. Additionally, they also want transparency regarding the origins of ingredients, and the practices used to obtain and process them. This paper will...
CheddMax: the natural cheese solution to meet flavour, convenience and functionality needs of consumers and...
With growing interest in healthy eating, the market for nutritious foods is on the increase globally and cheese is one of the categories increasingly emerging as a healthy and nutritious food. While cheese has long been used as a snack the market has now developed to encompass a wide range of individually portioned ready-to-eat cheese products suitable for consumption in the home, on the go and...
olam food ingredients (ofi), a global leader in natural and sustainable food ingredients including dairy, has just revealed its new corporate brand. The identity taps into themes and colors which reflect ofi’s ability to drive innovation in all areas of its business to deliver more growth and impact for customers.
22 Oct 2021 --- Nutreco and Mosa Meat’s joint project “Feed for Meat” has been awarded a substantial grant by European REACT-EU’s recovery assistance program to advance cellular agriculture and cultivated beef... Read More
Weekly Roundup: DSM completes First Choice Ingredients purchase, Tesco opens checkout-free supermarket in London
22 Oct 2021 --- This week in industry news, DSM completed its acquisition of First Choice Ingredients for an enterprise value of US$453 million. Tate & Lyle opened a technical application center in Dubai, while BASF and Cargill expanded their... Read More
22 Oct 2021 --- A coalition of civil society groups and businesses have launched a new organization, the Plant-based Food Alliance UK, to act as a voice for Britain’s growing plant-based food and drink sector. Backed by Alpro, Oatly,... Read More
22 Oct 2021 --- The latest installation of a coffee extraction plant at UK supplier Finlays’ facility in northern England is projected to invigorate the cold brew coffee industry with upscaled production to hospitality sectors by 2022. Read More
Ingredient Focus : Lactose-free indulgence
Lactose-free claims are showing stable growth in the global food and beverage market, with "health/intolerance" being the main reason for limiting lactose (65% of European consumers). Bakery remains the leading indulgence category with lactose-free claims, while lactose-free indulgence... More
Analysis Feature Stabilizers innovation
The use of stabilizers in food & beverage launches is decreasing globally, featuring a -3% year-over-year decline when comparing 2019 and 2020 launches. In 2020, the top category of global product launches tracked with stabilizers is Bakery (21%). In 2020, the top ingredients of global product launches tracked with stabilizers are Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate (9%), Xanthan Gum (8%), and Mono- and...View Analysis