29 Feb 2024 --- Culinary capital France has issued a decree concerning the labeling of food products containing plant-based proteins. Under the new law, meat-like words including “entrecôte,” “ham,” “bacon,” “steak” and “filet” will be prohibited from use in commercialized meat alternatives.
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 alternatives have expanded to incorporate different bases — almond, cashew, coconut, rice, oat and a diversity of non-dairy spoonable and drinking...
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...
EU scientists find lowering antibiotics in food-producing livestock leads to resistance reductions in humans
29 Feb 2024 --- Between the years 2014 and 2021, antibiotic consumption in food-producing livestock animals has decreased by 44%. This trend was revealed in a recent multi-agency report led by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that... Read More
Edible food-grade crickets to stay on British shelves after industry body secures Parliament approval
29 Feb 2024 --- Consumers across Great Britain will continue to have access to F&B products enriched with food-grade edible insects — namely, Acheta domesticus (house cricket), Tenebrio molitor (mealworm) and Gryllodes sigillatus... Read More
Industry bites back: Unilever, Nestlé, Ferrero and Coca-Cola dispute reliance on unhealthy F&B sales
29 Feb 2024 --- Leading food and beverage manufacturers in the UK dispute the outcomes of a report published by the youth activist movement Bite Back, which concludes that “the majority of global food manufacturers are reliant on selling... Read More
29 Feb 2024 --- New York-based Nounós Creamery is launching a new probiotic strained yogurt packed in Greiner Packaging’s K3 cup. The cardboard wrap on Greiner Packaging’s K3 cardboard-plastic combination provides stability,... 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