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...
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...
22 Feb 2024 --- US-based food scientists have formulated sugar-reduced chocolates by replacing up to 25% sucrose in chocolate with oat flour to reduce total sugar levels by 13.5%, without any adverse impact on texture or consumer acceptance.
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...
Jeff Cooper, vice president of trade development at Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership comments on the rise in cost of living impacting global demand for organic food and the strain placed on organic farmers. New regulations making it difficult to do business in Europe, prompting Canadian growers to seek more business opportunities locally.
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
14 Feb 2024 --- German farmers are protesting against government plans to abolish diesel subsidies and motor vehicle tax exemptions in agriculture, but environmental groups claim such measures are necessary for sustainable food systems. NGOs also stress that public funds must be allocated to support farmers in their transition to more sustainable agricultural practices. Last month, thousands...
“Not for EU”: UK’s post-Brexit food labeling expected to hurt businesses and consumers, warns industry
26 Feb 2024 --- The UK is preparing to roll out its “Not for EU” labels across commercial food and beverage products, which businesses fear may lead to additional trading complexities and costs. Consumers are worried the clear distinction... Read More
26 Feb 2024 --- Elo Life Systems is reimagining food systems by unlocking the diversity of nature to make ingredients healthier and more sustainable, according to company CEO Todd Rands. In a detailed (Part 1) interview with Food Ingredients... Read More
26 Feb 2024 --- The “Nestlé Health Science Innovate Forward: The Longevity Challenge” reveals the winners of its most recent challenge for upcoming innovative companies. The challenges prizes will be awarded to plant-based keto... Read More
26 Feb 2024 --- At this year’s Packaging Innovations trade show in Birmingham, UK (February 21–22), industry experts highlighted the latest material developments aimed at bolstering the circular economy. Ridding packaging of plastic... Read More
Ingredient Focus : Clean label
Innova Market Insights data indicates that Europe is the frontrunner of the clean label launches globally with a 43% share from October 2022 to September 2023. Sauces and Seasonings were the leading category with clean label claims, but Meat Substitutes showed the fastest growth in five years. This... 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