ready meals & side dishes

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
13 Jul 2020
--- Frozen food sales have surged amid the COVID-19 lockdown period as consumers frequently turn to the freezer for a variety of meal occasions. Players in the space are tapping into new opportunities in functional ingredients,... Read More
10 Jul 2020
--- DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) has launched Choozit BC 02, a new phage alternative for cheese makers in the pizza category. The ingredient, designed for ideal pizza cheese browning, joins Choozit BC 01 as a... Read More
30 Jun 2020
--- As industry grapples with financial volatility throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, alternative proteins are gaining ground in the Asian market amid an influx of investment in the plant-based and cellular agriculture... Read More
25 Jun 2020
--- A new report published by the United Nations (UN) calls upon governments and other actors to undertake urgent measures to radically transform food systems, to ensure endemic food security and nutrition. This comes ahead of... Read More
24 Jun 2020
--- PLT Health Solutions and its manufacturing and tech partner Nutriati are introducing Artesa Textured Pulse Protein. The new ingredient, based on Artesa Chickpea technology, is pegged by the company as a... Read More
25 May 2020
--- Restaurants in Europe are starting to reopen their doors as governments relax COVID-19 self-distancing measures but health and hygiene remain top of the agenda. Set against this backdrop, Norwegian company ZincIn is... Read More
06 Apr 2020
--- Eco-Products, a Novolex brand, has introduced compostable trays as the latest addition to its line of foodservice products, targeting grocery stores and food processors. Made from residual sugarcane fiber, the new trays are... Read More
03 Mar 2020
--- Food in “under three minutes” may soon be made possible with the aid of drones in Ireland, under a new partnership between Manna Drone Delivery and Just Eat, Ben & Jerry’s and Camile Thai. The flying... Read More
18 Feb 2020
--- Algae has taken on a starring role in product development in recent years, particularly in plant-based and flavor-boosting applications. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke to German producer Viva Maris, at recently culminated... Read More
14 Feb 2020
--- Ingredients derived from peas, potatoes or fava beans are challenging soy’s market share in the meat analog industry. The latest varieties of plant proteins offer new textures, tastes and nutritional profiles, which... Read More
27 Jan 2020
--- Despite consumers being under a greater time-crunch than ever before, the desire for convenience is paradoxically turning their attention away from ready meals. Instead, snacking is on the rise, with the ready meal industry... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- Toronto-based pizza chain Pizza Pizza has launched a new crust to appeal to keto dieters. The “Keto Uncrust” created in collaboration with Unbun Foods, boasts only two grams of net carbs per slice, ideal for a... Read More