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News & Analysis on Food & Beverage Development - Europe
  From 29-Nov-2019 to 06-Dec-2019
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Dairy protein without the cow? ‘Cell factories do all the work’
Danish researchers have developed ‘cell factories’ that can produce food ingredients from the by-products of food production that would otherwise be wasted... Read
Cradle-to-grave study answers ‘the big question’: What is the benefit of certified palm oil?
Results of the first life cycle assessment (LCA) comparing certified and non-certified palm oil are in: RSPO-certified palm oil out performs non-certified for global warming and nature occupation... Read
What does legal limbo mean for CBD?
The legal status of CBD is again attracting attention after the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) confirmed the ingredient is classified as a Novel Food and therefore requires pre-market authorisation. But with a lack of enforcement action, where does this leave the burgeoning category?.. Read
Turnover, technology, and trade: FoodDrinkEurope reports latest data and trends
European food sector body FoodDrinkEurope has published its 2019 Data & Trends report, revealing the latest statistics from the largest manufacturing sector in the bloc... Read
 NPD trend tracker: From 'unapologetically indulgent' desserts to insect bread
This week's new product tracker from FoodNavigator sees Danone's innovation incubator launch a new brand of 'unapologetically indulgent' desserts while the UK's Robert's Bakery rolls out the country's first cricket bread and health food brand Aduna introduces what it claims will be a new superfood, fonio... Display
The ‘snackification’ trend could improve the diets of children from low-income and minority populations: Study
Snacking has become an ‘all-day habit’ in the US, which is a positive trend, especially among children from ethnically-diverse and low-income populations... Read
Healthy Ageing APAC Summit 2020: Delegate registration now open, snap up earlybird discount today!
Delegate registration is now open for the third edition of our Healthy Ageing APAC Summit, which will take place in Singapore in July... Read
BLC taps palm and shea fat to mimic ‘palate-appealing’ behaviour of meat
Bunge Loders Croklaan is expanding into the vegetarian burger category with a range of plant-based offerings – made from shea and palm fat – to help bring texture, bite, appearance, and flavour closer to the ‘real thing’... Read
JUST predicts mid-2020 launch in EU, yet China ‘number one priority’ for scrambled egg alternative
JUST, Inc is eyeing international expansion. The San Francisco-based company is preparing to launch its plant-based scrambled egg alternative, Just Egg, in Europe, and according to senior sustainability and sourcing manager Udi Lazimy, Asia is also on the cards: “China is our biggest focus market by far.”.. Read
Crickets as a new protein source? No whey
Entis, a Scandinavian insect food brand, has launched a protein powder that is dairy, gluten and soy free... Read
From sustainable sourcing to plastic packaging: Behind Pip & Nut’s journey to B-Corp certification
Over the past 12 months, the London-based nut butter brand has increased the amount of recycled plastic in its packaging, reduced its transport miles, and surveyed its suppliers’ waste management policies to achieved B-Corp certification, founder Pippa Murray tells FoodNavigator... Read
Diversity and inclusion: ‘the business case has never been clearer’, says report
A new report claims the food sector can keep one step ahead of fast-shifting consumer demand and tap into new markets via diverse and inclusive workplace initiatives... Read
Cargill outlines new environmental targets
International meat processor Cargill has expanded its climate change targets... Read
Artisan bakers bitter about rise of ‘sourfaux’ bread
The UK-based Real Bread Campaign has criticised mainstream brands for attempting to make fake sourdough recipes and creating a ‘sourfaux free-for-all’... Read
To fend off ‘syndemic,’ industry must address obesity, malnutrition & climate change together
In recent years, food manufacturers have elevated the connection between the health of their business and the health of the planet through increased investments in environmental sustainability – a move that has generated significant consumer interest, but which recent research suggests still does not go far enough... Read
Balsamico does not have to come from Italy, ECJ rules
The term ‘balsamico’ is not restricted to balsamic vinegar produced in Modena, Italy, according to a ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice (EJC)... Read


EU nutrition claims under the microscope
Nowadays the list of ingredients on food labels tends to be shorter and the names simpler. But, putting aside this ‘clean label’ trend, does the average consumer still notice the claims appearing on the labels of daily food? Katia Merten-Lentz and Manon Ombredane, legal experts with international law firm Keller and Heckman, weigh in... Read
What does the new von der Leyen Commission mean for the food industry in 2020 and beyond?
As the newly-elected von der Leyen Commission enters European Parliament, we take a look at food and agricultural plans and regulations moving into 2020. We speak to David Pineda Ereño, Advisor on Strategy, Policy and Regulation at DPE International Consulting on the European regulatory considerations and developments that we can expect to see... Read
Festive hot drink favourites are failing to reduce sugar, say campaigners
With trendy plant-based alternatives such as soy milk or almond milk, consumers often find a health halo around indulgent coffee shop drinks. But festive favourites such as hot chocolate and sweetly-spiced lattes contain ‘huge’ amounts of sugar, says Action on Sugar... Read
Netherlands backs nutritional labelling: ‘Nutri-Score is best to promote healthy choices’
The Netherlands has thrown its weight behind the Nutri-Score nutritional labelling system, suggesting that of the three schemes used in Europe – Keyhole, Traffic Lights and Nutri-Score – it is the ‘best’ at promoting healthy choices... Read


New cocoa coalition calls for tougher stance from the EU
Cocoa companies, NGOs and Fairtrade issue joint statement for human rights and environmental due diligence requirements to be urgently imposed by European Union... Read
 Brussels Bulletin: Commission cheesed off over Denmark’s ‘Feta’ failings
The European Commission refers Denmark to court over ‘Feta’ failings, the EU pumps €200m into agri-food promotion, and the USDA approves a proposal to market Irish beef in the US as ‘Irish Grass Fed Beef’. FoodNavigator brings you the latest news and views from Brussels... Display
Planning in a disruptive world – how the food industry can respond?
We are living in a world of disruption, businesses are reinventing themselves with new innovative products and services. New technology is providing us an endless amount ...
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Color trends in Beverages - Chr. Hansen
Is it Honey? Using NMR in Food Testing - Bruker BioSpin
Does Europe Want to Ban Palm Oil? - The Oil Palm
Foodservice Industry Benefits from Lightweight Packaging - Ecolean
Lab efficiency and the impact on food testing labs - Merck KGaA
Spoilage and sterility tests in beverages: new revised IFU Method No. 12 - Merck KGaA
Combining expertise and expanding portfolio to help you unlock opportunities in gluten free bakery - DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences
Convenient Media – A reliable alternative to traditional methods? - Merck KGaA
Los hábitos de consumo de aperitivos: de sensato a delicioso, naturalmente. - Beneo GmbH
Consumers’ snacking habits: from mindful to delightful, naturally. - Beneo GmbH
Webinar Case Study - Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - William Reed
Reduce Sugar. Add Fibre. Use VitaFiber™ IMO - LEHVOSS Nutrition– Gee Lawson
Clean and natural solutions for food colouring - Kancor
Less sugar, fuller fruity flavour - Herbstreith & Fox
3 in 1 Multi-functional Natural Solution for Marinades - Kancor
Here's How to Increase Yields and Cut Waste - Hygienic Pigging Systems Ltd
Stable natural colours for meat applications - Kancor
Stable antioxidants for deep frying applications - Kancor
Formulating foods for an ageing population - Stable Micro Systems
Hygienic Pigging for Food & Beverage Companies - Hygienic Pigging Systems Ltd
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