26 Feb 2021 --- Beyond Meat has struck two high-profile deals with fast food giants McDonald’s and Yum! Brands, the corporation that operates KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The moves will see plant-based products proliferating fast food menus as the tie-up accelerates the co-development of chicken, pork and egg products as part of a plant-based platform. These mega partnerships are...
25 Feb 2021 --- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, FoodIngredientsFirst is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this news feed for the coronavirus related information and insights you need to guide your business through this challenging period. [Last updated: 25/02/21 10:45 CET]
Plant-based trends: The importance of color, the influence of COVID-19 and dairy-free confectionery indulgence
24 Feb 2021 --- Much has been said over the last 12 months heralding the positive health impacts of a plant-based diet, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from reducing meat and dairy for environmental reasons, immunity has come to the fore. Consumers are increasingly seeking better-for-you food and beverages that will naturally boost their health and well-being. A...
18 Feb 2021 --- CARE, a humanitarian organization, and Cargill have released their latest partnership successes in a new report highlighting cocoa sustainability. The report details the challenges and progress that has been made in child labor prevention, diversifying income and ensuring food security and nutrition for families.
Plant-forward innovation is still high on the agenda, with an enduring challenge to deliver more “transparent” meat and dairy alternatives. Consumers are also looking for an extra level of sophistication; innovation is moving beyond established categories to new ones such as ready meals, confectionery, soft drinks and so on.
Over the last year, consumers have increasingly sought to improve their immune health, especially via products with strong scientific substantiation. According to FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ webinar, a promising ingredient in this space is bioactive proteins derived from dairy’s whey fraction, such as lactoferrin. The webinar also delves into the latest consumer insights and...
FrieslandCampina Ingredients executives Timo Faber and Sjoerd van Sprang detail progress made on the company’s ten-year sustainability strategy: Nourishing a Better Planet. The duo highlight specific targets within this campaign while explaining how each will be measured. From an ingredients perspective, they explore how this new strategy fits with and supports customers’ own...
In this edition you will learn more about:
- Spotlight on Confectionery NPD
- Opinion Edge: Permissible Indulgence
- View from the Top: Heinrich Schaper, President Flavor Symrise
- “Meaty” Plant-Based Colors, Value-Added Confectionery, Dairy Alternatives Diversify, Sweet Bakery in Western Europe, Confectionery Packaging
- Sugar Reduction, Plant-Based Alternatives to Gelatin, Replacing Eggs in Bakery, Omega-3s for Heart Health, Functional F&B
26 Feb 2021 --- This week in industry news, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors selected Barentz as a strategic partner for UK and Ireland distribution. Meanwhile, Heineken, The Coca-Cola Company and The Coca-Cola System in Brazil announced a new distribution... Read More
26 Feb 2021 --- Flour-milling and ingredient company Ardent Mills is scheduled to acquire all of the business operations of Hinrichs Trading Company, a North American specialist in chickpea sourcing, cleaning and packing. The move comes as part... Read More
26 Feb 2021 --- The number of reported human cases of illness caused by Campylobacter and Salmonella bacteria across Europe appears to be stabilizing over the past five years. This is according to the latest report on zoonotic diseases by the... Read More
26 Feb 2021 --- PepsiCo is shaking up the cocktail mixer category with the launch of Neon Zebra, a line of non-alcoholic mixers that offers a shortcut to cocktails in seconds. A modern alternative to cocktail recipes or large format cocktail... Read More
Ingredient Focus : Chocolate and cocoa ingredients: Sports Nutrition emerges as...
There is a steady rise in launch activity featuring cocoa ingredients, while cocoa/chocolate provenance claims are on-trend. Confectionery is a leading category accounting for more than 1 in 3 F&B launches with cocoa. However, Sports nutrition is highlighted as the fastest growing market... More
Analysis Feature Fiber Ingredients innovation
The use of dietary fiber ingredients in food & beverage launches is decreasing globally, featuring a -4% year-over-year decline when comparing 2019 and 2020YTD launches. In 2020YTD, the top category of global product launches tracked with dietary fiber ingredients is Dairy (12%), with Maltodextrin (41%), Pectin (22%) and Carrageenan (19%) being the leading ingredients among all products with...View Analysis