ready meals & side dishes

07 Dec 2021
--- Symrise has agreed to acquire Giraffe Foods, a Canadian-based producer of sauces, dips, dressings, syrups and beverage concentrates, in a bid to expand its customer base in North America. No financial details of the deal... Read More
02 Dec 2021
--- Limagrain Ingredients has unveiled its range of extruded pulses, Pep’s Balls, to keep up with the market demand for plant-based ingredients that satisfy evolving consumer taste requirements.
02 Dec 2021
--- Organic ingredient producer Nexira is showcasing its new locust bean gum (LBG) premium texturizer – branded Naltive – at this year’s Fi Europe (FiE) trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.
29 Nov 2021
--- In the prepared foods sector, there has been a significant push for organic, gluten-free and vegan meals to highlight their “chef-inspired roots” as brands strive to emulate restaurant quality.
25 Nov 2021
--- Protein content and quality are fast becoming major drivers of consumers’ purchasing choices, according to the latest global research conducted by taste and nutrition specialist Kerry. And the company forecasts a... Read More
12 Nov 2021
--- A time-series study looking at Brazil’s shift to higher levels of ultra-processed foods in the last 30 years shows these foods significantly contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, deforestation and a... Read More
11 Nov 2021
--- “Barbecue” has been spotlighted by taste and nutrition specialist Kerry as the top trending flavor of 2021 for snacks, meats, meat alternatives, vegetables, sauces, marinades and seasonings. The trend was... Read More
25 Oct 2021
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s voluntary sodium reduction targets are moving the onus from consumers to food suppliers. This is according to industry experts, who speak to NutritionInsight about what this... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Tetra Pak is embarking on a new strategic collaboration with connected factory worker platform Poka to accelerate zero waste processes in food manufacturing plants. “Through collaborations like our one with Poka, we... Read More
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