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Nestlé back in RSPO, pledged to achieve 100% RSPO certified palm oil in five years’ time

Food Navigator - Thu, 19/07/2018 - 03:31
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) had reinstated Nestlà S.A.âs membership and certificates on Monday (16 July).

Dairy alternatives continue to make inroads with consumers around globe, Cargill finds

Food Navigator - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 17:45
New consumer research from Cargill has implications for formulators of functional foods, sports nutrition products and dairy products. Dairy ingredients are generally in decline, while plant-based alternatives are filling in the gaps.

Retail, personalised nutrition and health: John Lewis connects the industry dots

Food Navigator - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 16:47
UK personalised nutrition firms Kafoodle, OME Health and Best in Bag are named as shortlisted finalists in John Lewisâ retail tech innovation programme, which this year followed a health and wellbeing theme.

Mediterranean diet linked to bone health

Food Navigator - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:32
Eating a Mediterranean diet can help reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis, a new study reveals.

‘Which smart packaging technologies are readily available in 2018’

Food Navigator - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:00
Amcorâs MaXQ digital system, EVRYTHNG and ScanTrust Internet of Things (IoT), Smartglyph and MagicAdd are just some of the technologies identified by PreScouter research, which has led to readily available smart packaging in 2018.

Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes

Science Daily - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:22
An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates -- chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks -- may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.

‘We can achieve a more sustainable rice crop’: Mars, Ebro join forces to advance sustainable rice sourcing

Food Navigator - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 10:04
Two of the worldâs largest rice buyers, Mars Foods and Ebro Foods, have launched what they described as an âinnovative joint projectâ to develop sustainable climate-smart rice production in Thailand.

‘Huge growth opportunities for agri-food exports’: How the EU-Japan trade deal will benefit EU food

Food Navigator - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 09:27
The European Union and Japan singed a landmark agreement that is expected to boost trade in agri-food products at the EU-Japan Summit in Tokyo yesterday (17 July). FoodNavigator analyses the implications for the European food sector.

UAE’s food shelf life extension plans move further forward with new research

Food Navigator - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 05:53
The UAEâs quest to extend food shelf life has recently received a boost with the Dubai Central Laboratory moving its plans forward with the approval of a new study.

Colombia pledges deforestation-free cocoa by 2025

Food Navigator - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 17:00
The worldâs tenth largest cocoa producer has joined the Cocoa & Forests Initiative as it looks to combat a 46% increase in tree cover loss last year.

Anti-obesity drug derived from chili peppers shows promise in animal trials

Science Daily - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 14:47
A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so it can exert its anti-obesity effect without producing inflammation or adverse side effects.

Is more data needed to determine the safety of probiotics and prebiotics?

Food Navigator - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 14:26
Experts and industry associations have questioned the findings of a new study that claims more data on the safety data for probiotics and prebiotics is needed - with just 2% of clinical trials reporting full safety data.

Move over millennials, Gen Z is now shaping the food and beverage landscape

Food Navigator - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:52
The diverse and tech saavy ways of Generation Z or the iGeneration â referring to those aged 11-22 in 2018 â will have a profound impact on food and beverage formulations over the next several years, Mintel noted during a presentation at IFT 2018.

Greenyard sees cost of fatal Listeria recall topping €30m

Food Navigator - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 12:36
Greenyard Foods has estimated that the cost of its massive Listeria recall will total at least â30m after the Belgian vegetable processor was forced to pull frozen vegetables processed at its Hungarian production plant from shelves across Europe.

Arla foresees post-Brexit dairy problems for UK consumers

Food Navigator - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 11:43
European dairy cooperative Arla Foods says Brexit could leave UK consumers with less choice and higher prices, turning everyday staples, like butter, yogurts, cheese and infant formula, into occasional luxuries, and making speciality cheeses âvery scarce.â

Glanbia Cheese JV to build €130m mozzarella plant in Ireland

Food Navigator - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 11:28
Glanbia Cheese Limited, the Joint Venture business between Irish-based nutrition company Glanbia plc and US dairy company Leprino Foods company, plans to build a new mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland.

UK sugar tax: 326 businesses hit by soft drinks industry levy

Food Navigator - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 10:18
In the UK, 326 businesses have registered for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, according to data from HMRC and obtained by chartered accountants UHY Hacker Young.

From ‘algorithmic nudging’ to virtual cross-selling: Is ecommerce changing the rules in grocery?

Food Navigator - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 05:06
Selling food & beverage brands online has some obvious advantages: you can get to market more quickly, get rapid feedback, and find out who your customers are. But itâs not all plain-sailing. Here are some takeaways from day one of the Digital Food & Beverage Conference* in Chicago.

Archaeologists discover bread that predates agriculture by 4,000 years

Science Daily - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 20:15
At an archaeological site in northeastern Jordan, researchers have discovered the charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago. It is the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date, predating the advent of agriculture by at least 4,000 years. The findings suggest that bread production based on wild cereals may have encouraged hunter-gatherers to cultivate cereals, and thus contributed to the agricultural revolution in the Neolithic period.

New product trend tracker: Variety for veggies, organic for kids and bringing yogurt out of breakfast

Food Navigator - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 15:00
With exponential demand growth for organic and vegetarian options, food makers have focused innovation on these areas with the launch of a new meat-free range from Eden and a significant commitment from Danone to bulk up its organic options.

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