ready meals & side dishes

19 Aug 2021
--- Researchers have developed pasta that packs flat but takes on a 3D form when cooked. This “morphing mechanism” could save an estimated 59 to 86 percent in packaging space during shipping and storage by reducing... Read More
18 Aug 2021
--- US-based start-up SquarEat is poised to make healthy, natural eating more convenient and efficient with a subscription service that delivers whole foods in healthy, compact squares with naturally long shelf lives. The... Read More
13 Aug 2021
--- With the exception of sugar reduction in soft drinks, the UK’s top ten food companies have made limited changes to the healthiness of their products in response to Public Health England’s (PHE) voluntary... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- Consumers may soon be able to assess the maturity or microbial decomposition of food with their smartphone, thanks to a portable spectrometer. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS) in... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- Kerry Group has agreed to sell its Consumer Foods’ Meats and Meals business in the UK and Ireland to Pilgrim’s Pride for a cash consideration of €819 million (US$976 million). The transaction is expected to... Read More
27 May 2021
--- Frozen ready meals have given consumers a way to have new experiences despite COVID-19 restrictions. Indian cuisine is seeing a particular boon, according to a survey commissioned by US-based Deep Indian Kitchen. The company... Read More
05 May 2021
--- IFF’s Choozit BC Cultures series is tapping into the lucrative Brazilian pizza market with a clean label solution to control cheese browning and, therefore, the pizza’s visual appeal.“The formulation is... Read More
04 May 2021
--- Burger King is launching a green packaging pilot program running throughout the year to reduce its environmental footprint. Starting today, 51 Burger King company-owned restaurants in Miami, US, will provide plastic... Read More
19 Apr 2021
--- The appeal of frozen foods for convenient and time-saving meals remains the primary driver of sales for this category throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In this segment, meals-for-one and luxury-branded ready meals are... Read More
08 Mar 2021
--- Germany-based food supplier Veganz is bringing its climate-conscious pizzas to the Australian market, which “lay all the facts on the table.”This debut underscores just how important transparency and the... Read More
22 Dec 2020
--- Consumers are ordering more food and groceries online during more eating occasions – with some spending a significant amount of money in the process. This is according to a new report by food delivery platform Chowbus,... Read More
11 Dec 2020
--- Franklin Farms, a division of Keystone Natural Holdings, has entered a new partnership with Purple Carrot, a 100 percent plant-based meal kit company. “Franklin Farms Organic Extra Firm Tofu will be included in Purple... Read More
09 Oct 2020
--- Cuisine often ties into a person’s identity, which meal kit provider Gousto took as inspiration to launch its new DNA-inspired recipe box scheme. In partnership with biotech company Living DNA, the recipe box... Read More
05 Oct 2020
--- Loryma, a wheat ingredients specialist, has launched a new solution for stable coated applications that results in a “crisp coating and juicy core.” Designed for use with breadings and coatings, Lory Inject Lake... Read More
07 Sep 2020
--- UK design student Holly Grounds has created instant noodle packaging manufactured from an edible and dissolvable potato starch-based film. The solution eliminates the need for single-use plastic sachets. Moreover, spices and... Read More
24 Aug 2020
--- Kemin Industries’ food safety ingredient BactoCEASE can help address increasing demands for sodium reduction, while also tapping into the clean label trend. The liquid-based antimicrobial ingredient for protein... Read More
17 Aug 2020
--- New technology is tackling outbreaks of illness from bagged salads containing a parasite called Cyclospora cayetanensis. The new method has been developed and validated by the US Food and Administration (FDA) to sample for... Read More
29 Jul 2020
--- Food Standards Australia, New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed and approved SweeGen’s Bestevia Reb E stevia sweetener as a food additive. Under the Food Standards Code, FSANZ has approved a new specification for the... Read More
22 Jul 2020
--- Karaya gum, a natural ingredient used in food applications, is now available certified organic from the France-based company Alland & Robert. The natural gum from wild trees can improve texture while increasing dietary... Read More
20 Jul 2020
--- Switzerland-based Essento is turning edible insects into familiar food products through its partnership with the “world’s first” organic insect farm, Ensectable. In addition to its high protein bars,... Read More